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Neil20
10:29 AM on 02/23/2012
I would like the people of Canada, if they wish to save the country's environment, to see that this man is kicked out of the office as soon as possible. Wake up Canadians before your nation is sold to the oil corporations and destroyed by self-serving ministers like Mr Kent.
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thomdetroit
04:56 PM on 02/24/2012
Sorry, but you are too late.
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Neil20
10:38 PM on 02/24/2012
Too late for what? Nothing is late - just do it man -kick this guy out ASAP. Nothing is late. Do you want this monster to destroy Canada's environment more?
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Neil20
10:25 AM on 02/23/2012
Where do your priorities lie, Mr Kent - on the protection of Canada's pristine environment or on the protection of the profit-seeking corporations that extract highly polluting oil sands? Is your job to protect Canada's environment or to protect the interests of Keystone XL companies?
02:56 PM on 02/24/2012
Hopefully with Keystone XL
10:16 AM on 02/23/2012
Why have you turned the Ministry of the Environment into an oxymoronic concept?
12:11 AM on 02/24/2012
Clearly, you do not know the history of this Department.
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sgillhoolley
Occupy the discussion.
09:45 AM on 02/23/2012
How much energy does it take to extract and refine oil from the Tar Sands? Is this efficient? Does it make sense to pursue one of the filthiest methods of extracting oil when the world is faced with global environment change that threatens the lives of billions of people? Does Canada no longer care about its reputation around the world?
11:10 PM on 02/23/2012
It is a lot more expensive, and polluting, to process Tar Sands over other methods. Production was increased because of all the wars in the world drove the price of oil over the past decade. It is actually a very INefficient process that was only considered and then expanded due to rising oil costs.

Now they want to expand production which will endager Canada's longterm energy security (Where are we going to get it from when it runs out?) and put us at ground zero or a possible oil spill. What a tragedy it would be for a BP incident to happen on the beautiful West Coast. It's a shame really. What about all the jobs that would be lost because of that one. Say goodbye to Sockeye Salmon.

The sad thing is that very few Canadians will actually see a benefit from these tar sands. We give so many tax breaks to these private interests who will make record profits, pass that money off to other power brokers and politicians to expand their profits without any benefit to the average Canadian. I mean, it's almost like we are giving them free resources with little discussion about future domestic need and the impact on surrounding areas.

The death pools of chemicals they dump are going to be Canada's new Great Lakes.
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07:29 AM on 02/23/2012
Why don't you act like an Environment Minister?
01:11 AM on 02/23/2012
Question for Minister Kent
If the gov't goes ahead and approves the Enbridge pipeline to the coast of BC and the lifting of the ban on oil tankers in northern BC coastal waters against the now clear disapproval of the majority of First Nations, British Columbians and many other Canadians from across the country, there will no doubt be enormous civil resistance over a very long period of time/forever. What will the cost of that struggle be I wonder? How much violence will Canadians stand by and tolerate being ordered by our gov't on behalf of oil companies and against those First Nations Peoples and other Canadians who are willing to stand up to protect their lands, waters and livelihoods?
12:33 AM on 02/23/2012
Why is Peter Kent planning to kill my children by doing nothing significant about climate change and nothing about getting us into a green energy economy?
08:24 AM on 02/23/2012
Premier McGuinty has us into the beginnings of a green energy economy. Good news! it's not killing our children. It is bankrupting them though. BTW: Great positive outlook on the future of your children!
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sgillhoolley
Occupy the discussion.
09:46 AM on 02/23/2012
Always look on the bright side of life, whistle whistle.
01:45 AM on 02/24/2012
Absolutely. I remember seeing a David Suzuki special where he toured Spain with his daughter and marvelled about how they have invested in wind power and how much more enlightened the Euros are. Current unemployment rate in Spain 22.9%. Industry has moved out because when the wind don't blow there is no juice. The Euros keep their coal on standby to actually give them useable power on those many wind free days...or ones where the wind blows too strong. McGuinty is taking Ontario down the same path. Get ready for hard times Ontario. Oil Sands are paying for the diapers in the old folks homes and Quebec daycare.
12:12 AM on 02/24/2012
I don't agree with running huge deficits as a method of problem solving. We have to live within our means when it comes to home budgets, why don't governments realize they need to do the same? However, I also don't believe that the only way you can live within your means is to pollute. Furthermore, if you choose a polluting fuel, the only fair way to calculate it's cost is to include the cost of environmental destruction as part of the cost of that fuel.
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opprobrious
More speech. Less Flagging.
02:11 AM on 02/24/2012
We can't afford the true cost of accounting. It'll be one of the legacies we leave our grand children.
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kori77
12:30 AM on 02/23/2012
Have you heard of the Third Industrial Revolutuon by rcomist Jeremy Rifkin. The EU has endirced this plan, especially Germany.
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sgillhoolley
Occupy the discussion.
09:46 AM on 02/23/2012
You mean the one going on in China and India?
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kori77
01:47 PM on 02/24/2012
Freakin' phone misspells things every time and I can't fix it. Google Third Industrial Revolution, there is also a book out of the same name. Or view this HuffPo article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/26/jeremy-rifkin-democratization-of-energy-green-technology_n_980222.html
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Ppaatt
11:34 PM on 02/22/2012
How can you, with any good conscience, continue to promote the asbestos industry? Read what WorkSafeBC says about asbestos, if you need a refresher about its dangers.
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Ppaatt
10:44 PM on 02/22/2012
Plain and simple: Does Peter Kent believe in global warming and, if so, does Canada have a responsibility to do something about it? If the answer is no to either, any other question is pointless.
10:05 PM on 02/22/2012
What actions are you taking to mitigate climate change, or even mitigate the detrimental effects that industry has on our environment today?
08:31 AM on 02/23/2012
To use the term "climate change" to describe a so-called problem is mistaken. What the climate does is change. You'll have to come up with the next (3rd) scientifically unproven hypothesis to with which to bang your drum.
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sgillhoolley
Occupy the discussion.
09:48 AM on 02/23/2012
Yes, but first I expect you to prove that the free-market system works, with 100% accuracy, and no dissenters. I want proof now, not theories. Absolute incontravertable proof. You can do that, right?
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nete peedham
08:54 PM on 02/22/2012
Is David Frum's wife, Danielle Crittenden, going to "moderate" the questions? Maybe Step-daddykins Peter Worthington?

Out with it, Huffenpuff Canada!
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uneeda
Make Peace in Our Time
07:58 PM on 02/23/2012
great stuff,nepotism is everywhere

F & F
08:49 PM on 02/22/2012
I would like to ask why we are rushing to install the Enbridge pipeline risking the health of the environment? How we will deal with an oil spill ? Why aren't we leading by example in environmental stewardship? Why are foreign investments in our environment getting more say than the people who live here? Why are we risking the health and livelihoods of the people who depend on clean waterways and fertile soil? Why are you not listening to the many people you represent and are supposed to lead in the long term sustaining of our environment?
08:23 PM on 02/22/2012
How does a career in journalism qualify you to be a steward of the environment.

Based on your actions, you are clearly uneducated scientifically and painfully unqualified.

But hey someone offers a high paying job, you take it right. It's all about you.
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JBSCanada
They paved Paradise and put up a parking lot!
02:24 AM on 02/23/2012
It was Peter Kent, actually, who broke the news about Global Warming back in the early 80's, while working as a journalist for CBC TV.

If you click on the links in my blog you will see Peter on the set of The Journal - a segment of CBC TV's The National - breaking the news in his mini-documentary. Back then, nobody had heard of such a thing.

Peter Kent broke the story to Canadians.

Kyoto Is Dead -- But Don't Blame Peter Kent
Posted January 2, 2012 on Huffington Post Canada
http://huff.to/uP5v0F

Cheers!
08:20 PM on 02/22/2012
How can you properly function as an environment minister when you do not believe what 97% of climate scientists and EVERY single national Academy of science in the world has concluded, that AGW is real?

How can you function properly if you dispute sound science?

Mr Kent has made a disgrace of his portfolio and is nothing but a big oil puppet, just like King Harper.
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09:22 PM on 03/08/2012
Harper has got him on such a short leash his credentials don't matter.