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Climate change plans don't fully meet requirements of act

In his first report released last week on Canada's compliance with the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act, Environment and Sustainable Development Commissioner Scott Vaughan says the government is overstating cuts to greenhouse gases projected in their Turning the Corner plan, Environment Canada could not show how it has arrived at its numbers, and he questioned the department's assessment that all of Canada's biggest polluters will comply with regulations automatically. Mr. Vaughan's report didn't attract a lot of media attention, but it should have.

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Climate change plans don't fully meet requirements of act

In his first report released last week on Canada's compliance with the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act, Environment and Sustainable Development Commissioner Scott Vaughan says the government is overstating cuts to greenhouse gases projected in their Turning the Corner plan, Environment Canada could not show how it has arrived at its numbers, and he questioned the department's assessment that all of Canada's biggest polluters will comply with regulations automatically. Mr. Vaughan's report didn't attract a lot of media attention, but it should have.

  

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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