In response to the defeat of the Climate Change Accountability Act (Bill C-311) in the Senate, Graham Saul, Executive Director of Climate Action Network Canada said the following:
"Stephen Harper has done what he always promised never to do: use unelected officials to counter the will of Parliament and the Canadian public. The Climate Change Accountability Act had won the support of a majority of Members of Parliament, not once but twice, at a time when the majority of Canadians are demanding stronger action on climate change in Canada. Despite this, government Senators voted the bill down before even taking the time to debate or consider it. This both irresponsible and unprecedented. This reckless approach to climate change must stop. Global warming is an urgent problem that requires urgent solutions. As we head into the UN climate talks in Cancun later this month, it is unacceptable that Canada's only climate change legislation has been defeated after years of majority support from our elected members of parliament and their constituents."
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