Gore Criticisms Tip of the Iceberg of International Outcry - Greenpeace urges Canadians to Support Bill C-30, Kyoto Commitments



    TORONTO, April 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Greenpeace warned of further
international outcry following remarks by former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore
yesterday and today, regarding the Canadian government's so-called plan to
fight climate change. Mr.Gore, who is in Canada promoting his documentary An
Inconvenient Truth, reacted to the plan in much the same way as Canadian
commentators over the past few days, calling it "a complete and total fraud
designed to mislead the Canadian public."
    "Only two days after the release of the Harper Government's so-called
climate change plan, Canada's international image has been dragged into the
mud, adding to the tidal wave of domestic criticism from all quarters, " said
Joslyn Higginson, of Greenpeace's Climate and Energy Campaign. "Al Gore is the
single most influential advocate for the environment out there, so his
criticism and his opinion will carry weight internationally. That's disturbing
for Canada, for our image and our foreign policy - and for Canadians, who want
to see us respect our international commitments."
    "Mr. Gore is asking all Canadians to put pressure on their government, "
Joslyn Higginson continued. "Canadians need to make Prime Minister Harper hear
that C-30, as amended by the opposition parties, is the best framework for
building a greener, better Canada and for respecting our international
engagements on climate change."
    Greenpeace urges Canadians to support Bill C-30 and make their voices
heard at one of these followings:www.greenpeace.ca ou
http://write-a-letter.greenpeace.org/210




For further information:

For further information: Jocelyn Desjardins, Communications - Public
relations, Greenpeace: (514) 212-5749; Joslyn Higginson, chargée campagne
Climat et Energue, Greenpeace: (416) 996-5679


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