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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:14 AM
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Sowing doubt about climate change in Stephen Harper's backyard
U.S.-style tactics come north to influence public policy, but will they work on Canadians?

Last spring, Jim Hoggan had a pivotal conversation about global warming with his daughter, who lives in Calgary.

Like most of the world, Hoggan, who runs a Vancouver public relations firm, accepts the clear scientific consensus that climate change is underway and needs to be addressed. So his daughter's comments surprised him.

" 'Oh no, there's a lot of debate about that,' she said," recalls Hoggan in a telephone interview from Vancouver.

" 'No, there's not,' I replied."

Maybe Hoggan shouldn't be so surprised. Calgary, Stephen Harper's political backyard, is home to the country's primary anti-climate change lobby group, Friends of Science, that claims some connections with University of Calgary researchers.
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