" 'You cannot as a government talk about reducing GHG [green house gas] emissions unless you're prepared to talk about reducing consumption, pure and simple. That's the big question no one wants to talk about."
Les Leyne, quoting MLA Leonard Krog, Times Colonist, November 7, 2007, A16.
"Yes, we saw the climate changing,
but what were we to do?"
-- Richard Lipsey, Globe and Mail, Oct. 10, 2007
"The Premier's new Climate Action Team isn't getting the thumbs-up from big labour.
BC Federation of Labour President Jim Sinclair… is worried some of the panels recommendations could also mean job losses."
VANCOUVER/CKNW (AM 980), "Labour wants a seat at the climate table", Nov, 20 2007
"Al Gore: [quoting Upton Sinclair] ‘It is difficult to get a man to
understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding
"new study for the C.D. Howe Institute… finds that the best remedy for poverty is—guess what?-- a job."
Margaret Wente, Globe & Mail, Nov. 6, 2007, A17
"Work, not welfare, eliminates poverty."
Lorne Gunter, National Post, Nov. 5, 07- A11
"We might say that GNP, technically a measure of the rate at which money is flowing through the economy, might also be described as a measure of the rate at which we are turning resources into garbage."
--David Korten, When Corporations Rule the World, 1995
"The trouble is that the world has never really seen serious social betterment without economic growth."
-- Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail, Jan. 5, 2008