David King (The Climate Change Task Force ) was asked whether all the nations of the world were now, in principle, ready to sign their people’s rights away in such a treaty. Yes, but there are two standouts. One is Canada. But don’t worry about Canada. They’ve got an election in the Spring of 2015 and we and the UN will make sure the present government is removed. He was quite blunt about it.
The other hold out is Australia. And Australia we can’t do anything about because Tony Abbott is in office until after the December 2015 conference.Tony Abbott has gone, replaced by Ex- Goldman Sachs' Malcolm Turnbull.
|Harper and Trudeau (Canadian Press)|
Have you been watching this federal election campaign? It’s a gong show.
I don’t mean the politicians. I mean the media. Their conduct is outrageous. They’re not even pretending to be neutral. They’ve got a full-blown case of Harper Derangement Syndrome.
I call them the "Media Party", because they’re campaigning full-tilt. You just can’t trust them to give you the straight news.
Take the CBC. Thomas Mulcair has promised the CBC a $115 million bonus if he wins. Justin Trudeau has outbid him. He says he’ll pay the CBC $150 million if he wins. So CBC journalists are campaigning against Harper like their own jobs depend on it.
CTV and Global TV aren’t much better.The Polls so far are showing Harper (Conservative) and Trudeau (Liberal) about equal according to CBC News
The CBC Poll Tracker shows the Liberals and Conservatives virtually tied, with 32.5 and 32.3 per cent support, respectively. The New Democrats stand at 25 per cent, followed by the Greens at 4.7 per cent. The Bloc Québécois has increased its support to 20.4 per cent in Quebec.
The overall trends continue to suggest the NDP is dropping in support. Compared to a week ago, the NDP finds itself 2.7 points lower in the Poll Tracker. The Liberals are up by a more modest 1.7 points, while the Conservatives increased by 0.5 points.
The Conservatives still have the advantage in the seat count, thanks to how their vote breaks down regionally. They would likely win 109 to 155 seats if an election were held today, with the Liberals set to take 91 to 130 seats and the NDP winning between 75 and 108 seats. The Bloc could win between one and eight seats, and the Greens one.