Canada’s federal environment commissioner Johanne Gelinas recently completed an audit of the country’s efforts to address climate change.
She’s not happy:
"At a government-wide level, our audits revealed inadequate leadership, planning, and performance," Gelinas said in her report. "To date, the approach has lacked foresight and direction and has created confusion and uncertainty for those trying to deal with it. Many of the weaknesses identified in our audits are of the government’s own making. It has not been effective in leading and deciding on many of the key areas under its control. Change is needed."
"A main message is that we need to address emission from the oil and gas sector and the tar sands and we need to introduce regulation. Voluntary mechanisms and financial incentives are not working."
Tough words for a Canuck!