Targetted Message to Progressive Conservative Senators

September 19, 2010, 12:23 pm
There are two Progressive Conservative Senators: Senator McCoy and Senator Murray. The letter to Senator McCoy is just below. Click here for the letter to Senator Murray 
  
 
Send to: [email protected] 
 
Dear Senator McCoy,
 
I am writing to you today requesting your support for Bill C-311, the Climate Change Accountability Act.
 
As a Progressive Conservative, you carry with you a tradition of environmental stewardship and leadership. Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, named the Greenest PM by Corporate Knights, provided that leadership during his term in office. He recognized the great environmental challenges of his time – acid rain, biodiversity loss and climate change, and demonstrated great statesmanship in addressing these problems.
 
He did not wait for the United States to act first. On leadership, he had this to say: “So there are three elements to Canada playing an important role on the environment: First, leading by example, claiming the high ground.  Second, engaging the Americans, and at the highest level of government.  Third, involving industry in solutions.”
 
Industry and the current government have argued that the science-based emissions targets that the Bill sets are too high and will damage the Canadian economy.
 
As Senator Banks pointed out during the June 1st debate, the same type of argument was made by industry when the Progressive Conservative government proposed removing sulfur from natural gas, lead from oil and sulfur dioxide from smoke stacks. In the end government regulation not only significantly reduced pollution, it provided business opportunities for industry.
 
We have Prime Minister Mulroney and the Progressive Conservative government to thank for seeing the all-around benefits of environmental regulation. By supporting science-based targets on greenhouse gas emissions, Canada will not only reduce emissions to safe levels, it will foster greater efficiencies and exciting new industries and business opportunities. Furthermore, Canada will join the European Union in setting science based emissions targets and demonstrate leadership for the world to follow.
 
Your vote matters. As you know, Bill C-311 requires the support of 53 Senators. I ask that you vote for this Bill, in keeping with Progressive Conservative leadership on this important issue.
 
Sincerely
 
[Your Name and Mailing Address]
 
 

Send to: [email protected]

Dear Senator Murray,

I am writing to you today requesting your support for Bill C-311, the Climate Change Accountability Act.
 
As a Progressive Conservative, you carry with you a tradition of environmental stewardship and leadership. Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, named the Greenest PM by Corporate Knights, provided that leadership during his term in office. He recognized the great environmental challenges of his time – acid rain, biodiversity loss and climate change, and demonstrated great statesmanship in addressing these problems.
 
He did not wait for the United States to act first. On leadership, he had this to say: “So there are three elements to Canada playing an important role on the environment: First, leading by example, claiming the high ground.  Second, engaging the Americans, and at the highest level of government.  Third, involving industry in solutions.”
 
Industry and the current government have argued that the science-based emissions targets that the Bill sets are too high and will damage the Canadian economy.
 
As Senator Banks pointed out during the June 1st debate, the same type of argument was made by industry when the Progressive Conservative government proposed removing sulfur from natural gas, lead from oil and sulfur dioxide from smoke stacks. In the end government regulation not only significantly reduced pollution, it provided business opportunities for industry.
 
We have Prime Minister Mulroney and the Progressive Conservative government to thank for seeing the all-around benefits of environmental regulation. By supporting science-based targets on greenhouse gas emissions, Canada will not only reduce emissions to safe levels, it will foster greater efficiencies and exciting new industries and business opportunities. Furthermore, Canada will join the European Union in setting science based emissions targets and demonstrate leadership for the world to follow.
 
Your vote matters. As you know, Bill C-311 requires the support of 53 Senators. I ask that you vote for this Bill, in keeping with Progressive Conservative leadership on this important issue.
 
Sincerely
 
[Your Name and Mailing Address]

 

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McNamara, C. (2010). Targetted Message to Progressive Conservative Senators. Retrieved from http://www.trunity.net/climateresponse/view/article/158608

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