I’m embarrassed by Canada’s environmental irresponsibility and specifically by Canada’s current conservative governance. The most recent embarrassment is Canada’s withdrawal from the Kyoto Protocol; making Canada the first country in the world to abandon this historic, international, environmental treaty on climate change.
Abandoning Kyoto was irresponsible. It’s also humiliating, Canada is better than this.
Fact: Over sixty percent of Canadian voters, who cast ballots in the last federal election, did not vote for the Conservative Party, the political party that just humiliated most Canadians.
Q: How could the Harper Government back out of a treaty that Canada ratified years ago? Where was the debate? Why wasn’t this momentous decision brought to a vote?
Some time ago, I laughed in agreement when Brian Topp wrote, "Unfortunately, the angry old uncles are now in charge of the government of Canada…" If I could edit that article for The Globe and Mail, today, I’d add a couple of words, "Unfortunately, the angry, arrogant, greedy, irresponsible, old uncles are now in charge of the government of Canada."
"Unfortunately, the angry old uncles are now in charge
of the government of Canada"
Q: What can we do?
A: Make sure that your voice is heard.
Frustrated Canadians, might want to consider:
- electing more women
- encouraging the Green Party and the Liberal Party to merge
- electing Elizabeth May to lead the ‘New Green Party’.