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CTA concerned about Kyoto plans

OTTAWA, Ont. -- The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has weighed in on the Kyoto Accord debate, saying the feds' Cl...


OTTAWA, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has weighed in on the Kyoto Accord debate, saying the feds’ Climate Change Draft Plan lacks details and cost.

"We have worked with the federal government on this plan for over five years and we are still not convinced that Canada can reduce its greenhouse gases by 30 per cent within the next decade without severe hardship on the economy and jobs," says CTA chief executive officer, David Bradley.

He says the most recent plan doesn’t appear to target the trucking industry and adds "We have always said that all sectors, and all modes, need to do what they can to improve fuel efficiency."

One of the main concerns the lobby group has centers around the effect implementing greenhouse gas emissions may have on the economy.

"If there’s nothing being manufactured or produced in the country, there won’t be any need for trucks," says Bradley.

The CTA is urging the federal government to seek a made-in-Canada alternative to the Kyoto Accord. Meanwhile, the government plans to release a final plan in November with more details about how it will achieve its targets.


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