Targeted Message to Conservative Senators Appointed by Mulroney, Clark or Liberal PM

September 19, 2010, 12:31 pm
 
Dear [Conservative Senator],
 
I am writing to you today requesting your support for Bill C-311, the Climate Change Accountability Act.
 
As a Conservative Senator you are no doubt aware of Prime Minister Mulroney’s environmental legacy. Named the Greenest PM by Corporate Knights, Prime Minister Mulroney 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 money-making opportunities for industry, which never left despite its threats to do so.
 
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 you to please vote for this Bill, in keeping with past Conservative leadership on this important issue.
 
Sincerely
 
[Your Name and Mailing Address]
 
Contacts
 

The most effective approach it to send separate emails addressed to each Senator (ie. Dear Senator Andreychuk). The following were appointed either by Mulroney, Clark or a Liberal PM.

Senator Andreychuk - [email protected]
Senator Angus - [email protected]
Senator Champagne - [email protected]
Senator Cochrane - [email protected]
Senator Comeau - [email protected]
Senator Di Nino - [email protected]
Senator Johnson - [email protected]
Senator Kinsella - [email protected]
Senator LeBreton - [email protected]
Senator Meighen - [email protected]
Senator Ruth - [email protected]
Senator Nolin - [email protected]
Senator Oliver - [email protected]
Senator Segal - [email protected]
Senator St. Germain - [email protected]
Senator Stratton - [email protected]
Senator Tkachuk - [email protected]

If you don't have the time to email each Senator, please copy the following and place in the BCC box. Address the email: Dear Senator.

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Citation

McNamara, C. (2010). Targeted Message to Conservative Senators Appointed by Mulroney, Clark or Liberal PM. Retrieved from http://www.trunity.net/climateresponse/view/article/158610

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