I just read your April editorial on the Kyoto Accord (“Smoke and Mirrors”). Bravo, you are right on in the view of “there is more to life and politics than just economics.”
It is time Canada stood its ground because the Kyoto Accord is the right thing for Canadians if we want the generations after us to survive. The drive of corporate North America for higher shareholder value seems to cloud right decisions for the human race. The continued days of more for less to enhance corporate profits will come to an end if we all can’t breathe! It is a proven fact that most people talk about wanting to be environmentally proactive, but as long as it does not have a cost associated with it! The actions of the oil industry in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba in concert with government brought about the proper collection of used oil, containers and used oil filters. This took several years to put in place and was not without controversy but it was the right thing to do. The program has been a great success and was the right thing to do. The balance of the provinces should take note of the example of the Western Task Force and follow suit.
Sorry for my rambling, but your editorial really hit a nerve with me as I have been following the Kyoto controversy and find it disgusting how we view the world in which we live.
Keep up the great editorials, they are great reads.
Mark F. Reed, director brand management, Lubricant Products
Pennzoil-Quaker State Canada Company
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