NDP delegation to attend Kyoto, pour l’espoir

MONTRÉAL – Not all Canadian politicians share the Conservatives’ position on pulling Canada out of the Kyoto Protocol, say New Democrat MPs Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie), Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga), François Choquette (Drummond) and Pierre Jacob (Brome-Missisquoi), who are attending the Kyoto, pour l’espoir rally in Montreal today.

“By pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol, by not respecting Canada’s international environmental commitments, by not participating in the new green energy economy, the Conservatives are showing, now more than ever, that they are completely out-of-touch with the people of Quebec and Canada,” said the MPs.

“Not only is the Conservative government not doing enough to protect the environment at home, it’s also savaging Canada’s reputation internationally and putting the health of our children and economy at risk,” they added.

Kyoto, pour l’espoir was jointly organized by several Quebec environmental organizations. The demonstration is held this afternoon at Place du Canada, corner of Peel and René-Lévesque.