Canadian political leaders are getting the same message. Policy chaos isn't good for business, apparently. The business leaders have no problem with the noble goals of various greenhouse gas policies being developing in Canada, they just wish the country had one national approach rather than a half dozen local ones. Will a uniform emissions policy drive business out of Canada? Just the opposite, apparently.
"This is affecting investment plans," said Tom d'Aquino of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. "How can you make investment decisions on a 15 or 20 or 25-year horizon if you are living in a country that is totally fragmented on environmental policy? The danger is that of some people saying if Canada can't get it together, maybe we should go somewhere else. People have actually said that to me."
And let us complete an international agreement that has the potential to slow, stop and eventually reverse the growth of greenhouse gases. This agreement will be effective only if it includes commitments by every major economy and gives none a free ride.