I can picture this same meeting with a ginseng knife and a bunch of yakooza goons being much more entertaining.
It's understood that the world is getting second tier to the $$$.
To say the least I think Mr. Suzuki and friends would like a stronger environmental approach.
I think that lightbulb laws in 5 years alone are not enough to stop what is already underway.
We need to offer insentives to businesses and speed up the shut down of american companies in Canada so that we can buy the land they bought from canadians for a reduced price, and regear it to produce robotics led environmental technologies.
We need to make use of human and animal excrements more, understand that our number #1 energy (gas/oil) and automotive insustries need to be reseponsible.. like hell they will.
We need to invest in 0 emissions production like in Japan and including 0 emissions coal energy plants. We need to do so many things.. and to do this we have to offer the incentives for the people with the purse to do it, or move to privatize certain things, and to set up crown corporations to take the initiatives to take a proactive rather than industry submisive role.
If we do not act as a people rather than an industry it will be too late.
We need to as a united force implement plans that address major international issues, not only on a domestic scale but on a global level. We must be a model of how green technologies can be successful, and we should offer tax incentives for those that do. By this I mean direct tax deductions and even funding to enable the development of the needed infrastructures that will enable a better future for us.
(I found McGuinties comments to be almost funny although he appeared serious and heartfelt.. that they need to do it, even if we didn't do it.. it needs to be done.)