Canada ‘rogue state’ on environment, says ex-Harper appointee


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Global News

WASHINGTON – A former Harper government appointee has used a keynote speech at a Washington, D.C., event to trample the Canadian government’s message on oil pipelines.

Mark Jaccard was one of the first people nominated by the Conservatives to the environmental file, when he was named in 2006 to the now-defunct National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy.

READ MORE: Strong belief in oil industry’s economic clout drives pipeline approval: poll

The environmental economist now has delivered a lengthy rebuke of Canada’s climate-change performance at an event near the White House, as the Obama administration grapples with whether to approve the Alberta-U.S. pipeline.

He calls Canada a “rogue state” on the environment and urges the U.S. to block Keystone.

MORE: In contract, emails and meetings, Alberta officials ensured ‘independent’ pipeline safety review wouldn’t look at enforcement

Jaccard, an adviser to different governments and a professor at Simon Fraser University…

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