Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Lobbing powderpuffs

Jack Layton gets an intense grilling from the Parliamentary Press Gallery, in a scrum outside the Commons Monday:

Reporter's question:
Do you, in your wildest dreams, do you envision a scenario whereby Stephen Harper actually embraces Kyoto and wraps himself in Kyoto? Is that...

Jack Layton:
Well, I'm not going to think about it in terms of some of the metaphors that you have suggested. What I'm hoping he will do is to realize that the climate change crisis requires dramatic action, that Canada has to honor its obligations under Kyoto. We have a signature of the government of Canada, for the people of Canada on that document and besides, we have got to engage with the whole world on this issue and let's hope that the minister's trip to Paris has shaken him up a little bit and that he can convince his prime minister that we have got to get moving.

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