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Lowered expectations (II)

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Jeffrey Simpson on the Harper government’s environment policies.

Put these two programs together – the transit credit and the trust fund – and we’re talking about well over $2-billion, for which Canadians got almost nothing in emissions reductions. It’s a scandal, of course, but then taxpayers grow weary of hearing about their money disappearing into thin air, most of the media have lost interest in climate change, and policies, once introduced with suitable fanfare by spin doctors and ministers, disappear into the maw of administration, federal-provincial relations and, too often, nothingness, like these two.