The fall report of Canada’s Commissioner of the Environment released today starts with this sentence:
“Within the federal government, Environment Canada is the lead department on the issue of climate change. It has primary responsibility for the current federal approach…..”
In a recent blog we made some negative comments about Canada’s Federal Minister of the Environment, Leona Aglukkaq. We speculated whether she was responsible for Canada’s dismal performance on climate change. Or whether the problem was the Prime Minister’s Office.
Whatever the reason, Minister Aglukkaq is not a leader on climate change. With her in charge, the lead Federal Ministry has no clout, no inspiration and no influence.
If you are depressed at Canada’s performance on climate change your mood will not be improved by reading the Commissioner’s report.