The City of Toronto is sending out the bureaucratic troops to advise the unwashed populace on how they too can live green like David Miller, the city’s “green” mayor. Miller recently jetted across the Atlantic to tell the world about all the wonderful things Toronto is doing to help the environment. Every little bit helps, of course, but offsetting Miller’s globetrotting ways will demand additional sacrifice on the part of the citizenry.

Arriving at COP15. Incredible buzz here. on TwitpicI found the Live Green Toronto information table (pictured above) inside the entrance to Sears at the Toronto Eaton Centre. Handing out pamphlets and advising passersby of various government incentives available to save energy seemed innocent enough. But I was somewhat taken aback by the invitation from one of the employees to sign a petition “calling for action on climate change.” In my view, Sears is treading on dangerous ground by implicitly endorsing such political advocacy on its property.

If I was to sign any petition on the subject, it would be something along the lines of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s “No carbon taxes or cap and trade” petition, which you can check out here.