Kyoto ruling favours feds

A federal court ruled on July 17 that the Harper government was operating within the rule of law when deciding to pull out of the Kyoto Protocol, CBC News reported. Federal Court Justice Simon Noël ruled against former Bloc Québécois MP, Daniel Turp, maintaining that the government was acting within its royal prerogative. The court also ruled that the Cabinet was not obligated to consult with Parliament before pulling out.

Published: Wednesday, 07/18/2012 12:00 am EDT

A federal court ruled on July 17 that the Harper government was operating within the rule of law when deciding to pull out of the Kyoto Protocol, CBC News reported. Federal Court Justice Simon Noël ruled against former Bloc Québécois MP, Daniel Turp, maintaining that the government was acting within its royal prerogative. The court also ruled that the Cabinet was not obligated to consult with Parliament before pulling out.

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