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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:52 pm 
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Thought you would find this interesting: Rona Ambrose, Canada's new Environment Minister, pledged this week to reduce smog, help those with diseases such as asthma. However, some critics are calling the approach "Kyoto-lite". Here are a excerpts of two news stories. The third item is by my former Globe colleague, Rob Sheppard, who writes a lot of the "Reality Checks" for the CBC. /Gwen

1. Environment Minister wants tougher smog reduction rules
Globe and Mail Update
Ottawa — Environment Minister Rona Ambrose says her government will act quickly to reduce smog, which she says is a pressing concern for Canadians with asthma.
Canada is looking to bring in regulations that will mirror or beat the environmental rules already in place in the United States, said Ms. Ambrose.
”They are beating us in every industry on pollution control, so we don't want to just catch up. We want to compete. We want to outperform,” she said.
Rest of article: ... ional/home

2. Wed, April 26, 2006
Minister pushes 'Kyoto-lite' idea

OTTAWA -- The Conservative government could join the U.S.-led "Kyoto-lite" approach to cutting global warming. Under opposition fire for failing to make climate change a top priority, Environment Minister Rona Ambrose insisted yesterday the Tories will move swiftly to reduce pollution linked to asthma and other health problems.
After meeting with senior U.S. officials, she said the government doesn't just want to catch up, it aims to "outperform."
Ambrose is studying the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate, a voluntary effort by countries such as the U.S., Australia, China and India to tackle climate change. Some experts have denounced it as ineffective compared to the Kyoto protocol.

3.'s Reality Check: ... ppard.html

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