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Friday, September 21, 2007

Environment Canada Budget to be Slashed

Hmmm, and I thought it was only people here in the US that were governed by a bunch of uncaring global warming denying knuckleheads. Happy Friday!

The Canadian government has decided to cut spending on Environment Canada programs that address climate change by 80 percent, and wants cuts of 40 percent in the budgets devoted to climate change at other ministries, according to cabinet documents obtained by "The Globe and Mail." In addition, wildlife programs and services within the federal department have been completely frozen, environmental groups say.

As yet, there has been no official statement from any level of Stephen Harper's Conservative Government on the budget cuts.

"Initially the cuts were preceived as rumor," said Sandy Baumgartner, executive director of programs and communications for the 300,000 member Canadian Wildlife Federation. "But I have now had confirmation from individuals in the department who have been impacted by it. The cuts are affecting every section of the department."

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