Gore calls green plan a 'fraud'
Tory proposal 'designed to mislead' Canadians, U.S. lobbyist says
Apr 29, 2007 04:30 AM
Kevin Donovan Staff Reporter
The Conservative government has taken the easy route and produced an environmental plan that is a "complete and total fraud" on the Canadian public, former U.S. vice-president Al Gore told a Toronto audience yesterday.
"(Harper) is under a lot of pressure and he has chosen the easy wrong over the hard right," Gore thundered to applause from the packed crowd.
Critics of the Harper government's plan say that while it talks the talk – the overall theme is reducing greenhouse gas emissions – it is vague and fails to spell out the specific regulations that will be needed to effect change. Gore said the plan was "designed to mislead the Canadian people."