She's really not a Tory fan 0
I need to express my strong, very, very, very, strong anger at the current things the government of Canada is doing with environmental issues.
It is wrong to suppress valid environmental concerns for corporate reasons.
I understand our economy is important, but not at all costs. I am angry at our government attempting to portray those who oppose the Northern Gateway Pipeline as anti-Canadian.
How dare you. Our economy would benefit from wise use of our resources, with a long-term plan for sustainability, and should include environmental safety. I gather Prime Minister Stephen Harper is currently pursuing foreign investors in our mining sector, promising low taxes and a streamlined process which negates environmental concerns, saying 'we cannot allow valid environmental protection to be used as an excuse to trap worthwhile projects'.
It is wrong to attack environmental groups, and attempt to undo their legal status, and to attempt to demonize them as radical groups. It is not democratic. They represent me and many other Canadians.
I am not at all radical. I just love the environment.
Many large charities have international partnerships and funding sources, including the Red Cross, UNICEF, the World Wildlife Fund, etc., as many world issues, including the environment, are global issues.
I am so angry that our government is attacking the David Suzuki Foundation, and David personally --he is one of Canada's most respected people. I wish he was our prime minister. I think our government underestimates the support and respect Canadians have for him and his foundation.
It seems this current government decides what it wants to do, and does it, no matter who is hurt, and what laws have to be changed for its own benefit.
A do what I say, or I will hurt you badly, kind of mentality. Like a bully.
I have never been so ashamed to be Canadian.
We are not all stupid, and this government with its strong coercive techniques and bending/changing of our laws to suit its own goals shames us all.
I hope the Conservative party loses in the next election.
Deb Brown Coldwater