Seriously, Aaron, what the fuck is your point here?
You Think It’s Easy To Make Priorities?
Apparently, Canada’s eco-youth have been taking courses at the Stephane Dion School Of Priorities. Why else would we even see stories like this?
Our federal environment minister cancels his appearance in front of 30 Canadian youth, so he could go and try to pressure some country named “China” into making climate-change commitments? Good God Minister, don’t you have your priorities straight?
Here, Aaron, let me repeat the salient point from the very article to which you linked (emphasis added):
By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press
BALI, Indonesia - A Canadian youth delegation stormed out of a government-sponsored event at the UN climate talks in frustration Tuesday when Environment Minister John Baird cancelled his appearance.
The young environmentalists were already upset with the minister for including business groups in his delegation while refusing to sit down with them, and for his hardline negotiating tactics at the Bali climate conference.
Their annoyance became cold fury when they learned that the minister had suddenly skipped out on a public event where he was supposed to explain Canada's position.
They had spotted Baird milling about the conference hall before the event. He disappeared moments later and the moderator announced halfway through that the minister could not attend.
Did you catch all that, Aaron? No? Well, then, let me explain it in appropriately short words. Baird was scheduled to be at an event, and he bailed without warning, stiffing a bunch of Canadians while still having buckets of time to suck up to business groups.
So, really, Aaron, just put a fucking sock in it. Your sarcasm is utterly misplaced, as well as pathetically childish. The sad thing is, it appears to be what passes for devilishly clever over in the Blogging Tory circle jerk and biodome.
Man, that's just monumentally depressing, isn't it?