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Can’t’nada wins fourth straight Colossal Fossil award

December 10, 2010
For immediate release

(Cancun) After tallying up 6 fossil of the day awards over the course of the Cancun climate talks, Canada has been dishonored with the Colossal Fossil of the Year award here in Cancun. The Fossil of the Day is an award voted on and given by over 500 leading international organizations to the country who has done the most to disrupt or undermine the UN climate talks. The Colossal Fossil award is awarded to the country that has won more Fossil of the Day awards at the negotiations than any other country. For this honour - its fourth in as many years - Canada is being referred to in these hallways as “Can‘t”nada.

The text of the award is as follows:

In Fossil terms, today’s winning country is building a dynasty. Day in and day out, it gives 110% in the battle for fossil supremacy. It blocks, avoids, delays, and fakes -- and its emissions simply never stop growing. Its tar sands sector is truly among the global elite, an all-star of greenhouse gas pollution.

Please welcome the New York Yankees of Fossils (or as we say in Canada, the Montreal Canadians): 2010’s Colossal Fossil is the country we’ve come to know as “Can‘t”nada.

This is Canada’s fourth Fossil victory in as many years. So despite an overall record of climate futility, Canadians should rest assured there’s at least one thing here that Canada is really, really good at.

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CAN Canada COP-16 main page

CAN International Fossil of the Day site


For further information:  

Hannah McKinnon
Climate Action Network Canada