More at BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16151310
The cost of meeting Canada’s obligations under Kyoto would be $13.6 billion, Kent said.
“That’s $1,600 from every Canadian family — that’s the Kyoto cost to Canadians, that was the legacy of an incompetent liberal government,” the Conservative minister said.
At the Toronto Sun:
Over the weekend, the 195 members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change finished a record-breaking, marathon session two days behind schedule in Durban, and charted a course toward a new regime to be finalized by 2015 in an effort to stave off dangerous human interference with the atmosphere.
The framework agreement salvaged the Kyoto Protocol, but it became clear that it would not include Canada’s participation.
Before he returned to Canada, Kent told reporters that the government was justified in its action.
“We want to avoid another Kyoto-like pact at all costs,” said Kent at the summit in South Africa. “Kyoto was not effective and was not good for Canada. The previous government should not have ratified it.”