Joke's on Canada

A US activist group known as The Yes Men pulled off a sophisticated hoax on Canada during the UN climate conference in Copenhagen Monday, the Toronto Star reported. The group distributed fake press releases announcing Canada would take on some of the toughest commitments in the world and contribute $13 billion a year to help developing countries deal with climate change. It also directed readers to spoofed Environment Canada and Wall Street Journal websites. Activists in Copenhagen have criticized Canada for its weak targets and lack of a plan to achieve them.

Published: Wednesday, 12/16/2009 12:00 am EST

A US activist group known as The Yes Men pulled off a sophisticated hoax on Canada during the UN climate conference in Copenhagen Monday, the Toronto Star reported. The group distributed fake press releases announcing Canada would take on some of the toughest commitments in the world and contribute $13 billion a year to help developing countries deal with climate change. It also directed readers to spoofed Environment Canada and Wall Street Journal websites. Activists in Copenhagen have criticized Canada for its weak targets and lack of a plan to achieve them.

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