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‘Green Giant’ Schwarzenegger

TORONTO (CP) _ California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger used his star power Wednesday to promote new agreements with Ontario on climate change and stem cell research, using self-deprecating jokes about his Austrian accent and his former job as a Hollywood action hero to charm his Canadian hosts.

"My name is Governor Schwarzenschriver," the popular Republican governor joked as he introduced himself to scientists and staff at a Toronto research facility.

"I’ve come so many times to Canada, with the body building and the weight lifting and promoting my movies and doing movies here, the last thing I thought when I said ‘I’ll be back’ is that I would be back as the governor of the great state of California."

The ‘I’ll be back’ line was one of Schwarzenegger’s most famous quotes from his popular Terminator movies, which earned him the nickname the ‘Governator’ after he stopped being an action star and was elected governor.

Dozens of Toronto residents lined the street wherever Schwarzenegger went Wednesday, applauding and cheering, in a clear sign his celebrity is still in tact.

Schwarzenegger admitted it’s always a "big advantage" to have his kind of fame and recognition, but said it was only useful if put to good uses such as his initiatives to fight climate change and push ahead with embryonic stem cell research, despite heavy objections from many Americans, including the Bush administration.

"Every one of us knows somebody that has one of those terrible diseases," Schwarzenegger said, adding his father-in-law Sargent Shriver suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

"Sargent Shriver is one of the most brilliant minds in the world . . . Today, he does not even recognize his wife. This is why I feel very passionately about supporting (stem cell research)."

Canada and California are "as powerful as anyone could ever be on stem cell research," Schwarzenegger added.

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty couldn’t resist referring to the governor’s former movies, noting the research facility he and Schwarzenegger toured Wednesday morning to look at stem cell research was known as MaRS – which stands for Medical and Related Sciences.

"Governor, you may not recognize this, but this is your second trip to Mars," joked McGuinty.

"The first was in that movie ‘Total Recall.’ It’s just a lot easier getting here now. Our street cars, called the Red Rocket, actually stops right across the street and it costs only $2.75."

Earlier Wednesday, Schwarzenegger arrived at the Ontario legislature in a presidential-style motorcade after security had been visibly beefed up around the historic building.

He said Ontario and California are natural allies in the fight against climate change as he and McGuinty signed an agreement to co-ordinate policies to reduce greenhouse gases from cars and trucks.

"Like California, Ontario is leading the way in recognizing that we must take action now to fight global warming and to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels," Schwarzenegger said.

"We’re soul mates on this issue."

At a speech to the Economic Club of Toronto, the governor touted California’s environmentally friendly agenda for transforming him from ‘The Terminator’ to ‘The Green Giant.’

"When the seventh largest economy in the world does something, it has consequences," he said.

"California is sending the world a message. We are going to dramatically reduce greenhouse gases and carbon emissions. We are going to lead and we are going to show the way forward."

Schwarzenegger said he still owns five Hummers, but that now one of them is fuelled by hydrogen and the other runs on biofuel.

"I know you are going to say ‘I think that Schwarzen-schnitzel has inhaled too many greenhouse gases down there in la-la land’. No, no, no, no. That’s not what it is at all," he joked.

In a more serious moment, the governor said the U.S. is in transformation from being an environmental problem to an environmental problem-solver.

"In fact, I believe the United States is the world’s best hope for solving the global warming crisis," he said.

Schwarzenegger, who arrived in Toronto on Tuesday night, was to travel to Ottawa on Wednesday for an evening meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He flies to Vancouver on Thursday for a meeting with B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell to discuss that province’s climate change agenda.

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‘Green Giant’ Schwarzenegger

TORONTO (CP) _ California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger used his star power Wednesday to promote new agreements with Ontario on climate change and stem cell research, using self-deprecating jokes about his Austrian accent and his former job as a Hollywood action hero to charm his Canadian hosts.

"My name is Governor Schwarzenschriver," the popular Republican governor joked as he introduced himself to scientists and staff at a Toronto research facility.

"I’ve come so many times to Canada, with the body building and the weight lifting and promoting my movies and doing movies here, the last thing I thought when I said ‘I’ll be back’ is that I would be back as the governor of the great state of California."

The ‘I’ll be back’ line was one of Schwarzenegger’s most famous quotes from his popular Terminator movies, which earned him the nickname the ‘Governator’ after he stopped being an action star and was elected governor.

Dozens of Toronto residents lined the street wherever Schwarzenegger went Wednesday, applauding and cheering, in a clear sign his celebrity is still in tact.

Schwarzenegger admitted it’s always a "big advantage" to have his kind of fame and recognition, but said it was only useful if put to good uses such as his initiatives to fight climate change and push ahead with embryonic stem cell research, despite heavy objections from many Americans, including the Bush administration.

"Every one of us knows somebody that has one of those terrible diseases," Schwarzenegger said, adding his father-in-law Sargent Shriver suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

"Sargent Shriver is one of the most brilliant minds in the world . . . Today, he does not even recognize his wife. This is why I feel very passionately about supporting (stem cell research)."

Canada and California are "as powerful as anyone could ever be on stem cell research," Schwarzenegger added.

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty couldn’t resist referring to the governor’s former movies, noting the research facility he and Schwarzenegger toured Wednesday morning to look at stem cell research was known as MaRS – which stands for Medical and Related Sciences.

"Governor, you may not recognize this, but this is your second trip to Mars," joked McGuinty.

"The first was in that movie ‘Total Recall.’ It’s just a lot easier getting here now. Our street cars, called the Red Rocket, actually stops right across the street and it costs only $2.75."

Earlier Wednesday, Schwarzenegger arrived at the Ontario legislature in a presidential-style motorcade after security had been visibly beefed up around the historic building.

He said Ontario and California are natural allies in the fight against climate change as he and McGuinty signed an agreement to co-ordinate policies to reduce greenhouse gases from cars and trucks.

"Like California, Ontario is leading the way in recognizing that we must take action now to fight global warming and to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels," Schwarzenegger said.

"We’re soul mates on this issue."

At a speech to the Economic Club of Toronto, the governor touted California’s environmentally friendly agenda for transforming him from ‘The Terminator’ to ‘The Green Giant.’

"When the seventh largest economy in the world does something, it has consequences," he said.

"California is sending the world a message. We are going to dramatically reduce greenhouse gases and carbon emissions. We are going to lead and we are going to show the way forward."

Schwarzenegger said he still owns five Hummers, but that now one of them is fuelled by hydrogen and the other runs on biofuel.

"I know you are going to say ‘I think that Schwarzen-schnitzel has inhaled too many greenhouse gases down there in la-la land’. No, no, no, no. That’s not what it is at all," he joked.

In a more serious moment, the governor said the U.S. is in transformation from being an environmental problem to an environmental problem-solver.

"In fact, I believe the United States is the world’s best hope for solving the global warming crisis," he said.

Schwarzenegger, who arrived in Toronto on Tuesday night, was to travel to Ottawa on Wednesday for an evening meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He flies to Vancouver on Thursday for a meeting with B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell to discuss that province’s climate change agenda.

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Headline, Industry News

‘Green Giant’ Schwarzenegger

TORONTO (CP) _ California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger used his star power Wednesday to promote new agreements with Ontario on climate change and stem cell research, using self-deprecating jokes about his Austrian accent and his former job as a Hollywood action hero to charm his Canadian hosts.

"My name is Governor Schwarzenschriver," the popular Republican governor joked as he introduced himself to scientists and staff at a Toronto research facility.

"I’ve come so many times to Canada, with the body building and the weight lifting and promoting my movies and doing movies here, the last thing I thought when I said ‘I’ll be back’ is that I would be back as the governor of the great state of California."

The ‘I’ll be back’ line was one of Schwarzenegger’s most famous quotes from his popular Terminator movies, which earned him the nickname the ‘Governator’ after he stopped being an action star and was elected governor.

Dozens of Toronto residents lined the street wherever Schwarzenegger went Wednesday, applauding and cheering, in a clear sign his celebrity is still in tact.

Schwarzenegger admitted it’s always a "big advantage" to have his kind of fame and recognition, but said it was only useful if put to good uses such as his initiatives to fight climate change and push ahead with embryonic stem cell research, despite heavy objections from many Americans, including the Bush administration.

"Every one of us knows somebody that has one of those terrible diseases," Schwarzenegger said, adding his father-in-law Sargent Shriver suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

"Sargent Shriver is one of the most brilliant minds in the world . . . Today, he does not even recognize his wife. This is why I feel very passionately about supporting (stem cell research)."

Canada and California are "as powerful as anyone could ever be on stem cell research," Schwarzenegger added.

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty couldn’t resist referring to the governor’s former movies, noting the research facility he and Schwarzenegger toured Wednesday morning to look at stem cell research was known as MaRS – which stands for Medical and Related Sciences.

"Governor, you may not recognize this, but this is your second trip to Mars," joked McGuinty.

"The first was in that movie ‘Total Recall.’ It’s just a lot easier getting here now. Our street cars, called the Red Rocket, actually stops right across the street and it costs only $2.75."

Earlier Wednesday, Schwarzenegger arrived at the Ontario legislature in a presidential-style motorcade after security had been visibly beefed up around the historic building.

He said Ontario and California are natural allies in the fight against climate change as he and McGuinty signed an agreement to co-ordinate policies to reduce greenhouse gases from cars and trucks.

"Like California, Ontario is leading the way in recognizing that we must take action now to fight global warming and to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels," Schwarzenegger said.

"We’re soul mates on this issue."

At a speech to the Economic Club of Toronto, the governor touted California’s environmentally friendly agenda for transforming him from ‘The Terminator’ to ‘The Green Giant.’

"When the seventh largest economy in the world does something, it has consequences," he said.

"California is sending the world a message. We are going to dramatically reduce greenhouse gases and carbon emissions. We are going to lead and we are going to show the way forward."

Schwarzenegger said he still owns five Hummers, but that now one of them is fuelled by hydrogen and the other runs on biofuel.

"I know you are going to say ‘I think that Schwarzen-schnitzel has inhaled too many greenhouse gases down there in la-la land’. No, no, no, no. That’s not what it is at all," he joked.

In a more serious moment, the governor said the U.S. is in transformation from being an environmental problem to an environmental problem-solver.

"In fact, I believe the United States is the world’s best hope for solving the global warming crisis," he said.

Schwarzenegger, who arrived in Toronto on Tuesday night, was to travel to Ottawa on Wednesday for an evening meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He flies to Vancouver on Thursday for a meeting with B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell to discuss that province’s climate change agenda.

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