Canada Budget 2012: Opposition And Stakeholders Give Their Responses To Federal Spending Cuts

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Green Party leader Elizabeth May said the Conservatives had followed through on threats to erode environmental protection by killing the voice of its sustainable development advisory council, the National Round Table on Environment and Economy, and threats to sanction environmental groups if they engaged in advocacy.

“First, it gagged the scientists, now it is killing the advisory insititue the NRTEE, and has sent a warning shot to silence on-government conservation groups. Without measurements, science or critics who can speak without fear, Harper’s agenda heads towards steam-rolling massive fossil fuel expansion,” she said in a press release.

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