Four ex-prime ministers join call for climate action
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, September 9, 2008 9:09AM EDT
TORONTO - Four of the country's former prime ministers have co-signed a statement demanding more be done to tackle climate change in Canada.
Paul Martin, Joe Clark, Kim Campbell and John Turner issued a joint statement today with a lost of business, academic and other leaders.
Clark says he is "very concerned" by a lack of decisive action on climate change and that Canada is "falling further behind."
He adds Canada "cannot afford another round of posturing and denial" and a clear and honest commitment is needed for strong, simple and effective climate laws."
Campbell says when it comes to tackling climate change, "there has been a persistent void at the highest political levels in this country."
Two prime ministers did not sign the document from a group called Canadians for Climate Leadership entitled "Time To Get Serious on Climate Change" -- Jean Chretien and Brian Mulroney.