While we were busy fretting about eco-terrorists, Canada went and had itself an e-lection.

Newly elected Conservative PM Stephen Harper is a likely Bush ally, says CNN, and aims to “move beyond the Kyoto debate by establishing different environmental controls.” Meanwhile, the BBC doesn’t pussyfoot: “[he] is known to be hostile to gay marriage and the Kyoto Protocol on climate change.”

Sigh. On the other hand, the CBC reports that Harper “believe[s] it’s better to light one candle than to promise a million light bulbs.” So maybe he’s into conservation after all.

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