The Liberals today fought back against the Tory attack ads with the release today of a letter Stephen Harper wrote to supporters back in 2002 decrying the Kyoto Accord. The Liberals posted the letter on there website, and you can read it here.
Just for emphasis, here are a couple of environmentally concerned comments from Harper.
We're gearing up now for the biggest struggle our party has faced since you entrusted me with the leadership. I'm talking about the 'battle of Kyoto' — our campaign to block the job-killing, economy-destroying Kyoto accord.
It's based on tentative and contradictory scientific evidence.
It focuses on carbon dioxide, which is essential to life, rather than pollution.(if this misleading argument sounds familiar, remember those ads released by the US based Competitive Enterprise Institute, a pro-corporate front
Implementing Kyoto will cripple the oil and gas industry which is essential to Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.(shows where his priroties are and where they aren't).
Kyoto is essentially a socialist scheme to suck money out of wealth-producing nations(reactionary paranoia).
And this is the man who is going to rescue the environment from the Liberals? I don't think so.
I said the attack ads would backfire. I didn't think it would be this soon.