Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Dear Honourable Prime Minister,
Is it true that you won't be attending the key climate change summit in Copenhagen in December?
Here is what the Environment Canada website says about this.
"Canada will be represented at COP 15 by the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment, and by Michael Martin, Chief Negotiator and Ambassador for Climate Change."
Surely your absence will only deepen the already deep cynicism that surrounds your commitment to fighting climate change and global warming.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has already promised he will attend the Copenhagen conference, and urges other world leaders to do the same. He says such attendance is essential "to avert the grave danger that nations will face if they fail to agree on a new global pact tackling climate change."
I realize you might define Mr. Brown as a "socialist." But surely your attendance would go a long way toward showing the world that even Conservatives can care about Mother Earth!
Perhaps you could confirm your attendance/non attendance via return email.
Dear Mr. Powell:
On behalf of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, I would like to acknowledge receipt of your recent e-mail.
Please be assured that your comments have been noted, and that they will receive due consideration from the Minister, whom you also addressed in your correspondence.
Thank you for writing to the Prime Minister.
Executive Correspondence Officer
for the Prime Minister's Office
Agent de correspondance
de la haute direction
pour le Cabinet du Premier ministre
(KAREL PRINSLOO / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)