If we go back to the example of a hockey practice, Canada is arriving at a rink where it has agreed to play, but it's six foot four and it only has size five skates. Obviously, for its first practice, it can't be very comfortable with regard to the Kyoto Protocol. However, if Canada doesn't agree to be proactive and show real effort — if it makes any — it won't make itself credible by saying that it doesn't want to play in the league.
Canada's environmental reputation has constantly declined since 1992. Canada is currently taking a very hard hit at the international level because of its performance over the past two years. Even though the last UN conference, which was held in Montreal, showed a glimmer of light, that's been very quickly forgotten. A great deal was made of the result in Montreal, even though it was a very small result.