Canada’s version of the NZ National Party signed up to the Kyoto protocol some years ago.
The Canadian Liberal Party is much the same kind of non event as John Key’s Nats, and is largely a left wing party that has traveled far from its political roots. Infiltrated by cringing leftists (like Nick Smith), they couldn’t wait to sign up to the Marxist device that is called the Kyoto Accord.
That was then. Now Canadians have booted the Liberals far down the voting chain, and the new Conservative Party led by Stephen Harper governs in its own right. An event that looks like it could be duplicated in NZ judging by 1) the surprising support the Conservatives won in their first election, (even after a progressive media black out) and 2) the naked fear displayed by the stalwarts of National.
The Conservative Party has renounced the accord, and sent the Marxist bureaucrats from the UN packing, on the grounds that continuing to subscribe to the accord will hurt Canada’s economy.
Just as it will hurt the NZ economy, thanks to Nick Smith and John Key, who were against it in opposition but like the cynical valueless turncoats they are, embraced it once in power.
When will the NZ Nationals renounce Kyoto? I say never. They’re just far too spineless to ever do anything so intrepid. Better to stay lamely supplicant to the Marxist controlled UN and send NZ’s fragile economy even further down the drain.