A war of words has erupted between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the premier of Quebec, with Jean Charest tearing a strip off Ottawa's environmental performance.
In 25 years in politics, Charest says, he's never seen a federal government rely so heavily on the White House before taking a position on an issue, with Ottawa now saying it will model its climate policy on Washington's.
Charest says the Harper government has displayed hostility toward environmentalists.
And if there are any hard feelings after the Copenhagen climate summit, Charest says, it's the federal government's doing.
"They are totally responsible for what happened at Copenhagen," Charest said in an Tuesday interview with TVA, a French-language news network in Quebec.