“[The greehouse effect is] a scientific hypothesis, a controversial one and one that I think there is some preliminary evidence for. This may be a lot of fun for a few scientific and environmental elites in Ottawa, but ordinary Canadians from coast to coast will not put up with what [the Kyoto accord] will do to their economy and lifestyle, when the benefits are negligible.” September 2002

“As we implement our clean-air agenda, the focus is a little different than the other parties. They focus only on so-called greenhouse gases and ignored smog entirely.” December 2006

“We need to get past the empty rhetoric … and to take real action to get Canadian industry to take real action in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” May 2008