Ok, it’s in two different sources, so it is likely real.
Based on lack of progress taking more $Billions of penalties than they can pay, Canada is set to dump the Koyoto Protocol. One down, a hundred to go ;-)
Canada is formally withdrawing from the Kyoto accord, Environment Minister Peter Kent said Monday.
The decision to do so will save the government an estimated $14 billion in penalties, Kent said. The Conservative government says it has no choice given the economic situation.
OTTAWA | Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:47pm GMT
(Reuters) – Canada will formally withdraw from the Kyoto protocol on climate change, a government official told Reuters on Monday, making it the first nation to pull out of the global treaty.
The official did not give details, but Environment Minister Peter Kent, who says it was a mistake for Canada to have signed up for Kyoto, has scheduled a media availability for 5 p.m. ET in Ottawa.