Environment Minister Peter Kent responded to questions on whether Canada plans to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol. Canada will be joining roughly 190 other countries in Durban, South Africa for the two-week United Nations Climate Change Conference. The minister was speaking at a news conference in Ottawa.
NDP environment critic Megan Leslie, Liberal leader Bob Rae and Bloc Québécois MP Louis Plamondon spoke to reporters about Canada’s commitment to Kyoto.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and NDP foreign affairs critic Hélène Laverdière reacted to the UN report on the alleged human rights violations by Syrian military and security forces against civilians. The violations include the torture and rape of hundreds of children.