According to a report issued by Climate Action Network Canada, the governments of Alberta and Canada don't work for their citizens, they work for the oil industry.
The federal government and Alberta are working to weaken climate policies in the U.S. and Europe in order to support the oilsands, according to environmental group Climate Action Network Canada.
The group released a report Monday finding "a concerted effort to weaken climate policies outside our borders, with the aim of ensuring that no doors are closed to Canada's highly polluting tar sands."
The story talks about three different instances where taxpayer dollars have been spent to lobby other jurisdictions in an effort to weaken environmental standards and undermine attempts to develop alternative sources of energy.
That would be Stephen Harper's principled foreign policy at work — making the world worse in the name of short term profit.
H/t to Holly Stick