Michael Ignatieff, November, 2009

We were very pleased to see Liberal support, and your own, for the Bloc motion on absolute reduction targets in greenhouse gas emissions of 25% by 2020, based on 1990 levels. This would appear to be a new commitment on your part, as you never signed the KYOTOplus pledge.

We would appreciate your confirming this commitment, especially since your recent speech at Laval University omitted mention of numerical targets.

We agree with you that Canada should not wait for the Americans to act. We appreciated seeing so many concrete proposals for achieving reductions in your speech.