Hoax emails detail Canada's "new" climate policy

PMO calls fake releases ‘childish pranks’

Apparently, pretending that Canada is committing to drastic greenhouse gas emissions cuts is not the way to strong-arm the Harper government into doing so. The Prime Minister’s Office is furious over several fake press releases announcing Canada has promised emissions cuts that are significantly lower than what the country has agreed to. The first of three hoax emails, claiming to have been sent from Environment Canada, announced that Canada had committed to lower emissions by 40 per cent below 1990 levels. (In truth, Canada has pledged to cut emissions by 20 per cent below 2006 levels.) A spokesman for the PMO decried the emails as “childish pranks.”


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