My correspondence with a radio host who is featuring a guest discussing the global warming scam, suggesting that Canada is putting pressure on the U.S. to adopt the Kyoto Protocol and other such schemes:
As for Canada pressuring the U.S. to do anything, that’s like a beaver pressuring an elephant to do something, in sticking with the comparative metaphor we Canadians are raised with.
Recall that it was your House of Representatives that passed a cap-and-trade bill back in 2009 — something that didn’t even pass our House when the Conservatives were in a minority position with the Liberals and two avowed socialist parties.
Now, with a Conservative majority government, there is almost no chance of a cap-and-trade bill being passed for the next four years.
I can’t imagine that Canada would be pressuring the U.S. too hard even under a Liberal government, since when we ratified the first accord, our Liberal Prime Minister quickly gave an exemption to the auto sector, we were generating twice the per capita amount of (new) greenhouse gases than the U.S. was, and the tar sands were ramping up their production, so our government was never sincere about it to begin with. Here, treaties are ratified without a vote in the House and Senate, so it was the case of our PM doing what he wanted for political reasons.