Oh Canada, I Was Counting On You

April 17, 2012 at 7:22 PM 2 comments

I used to think of Canada as an open, progressive, forward-looking, nonviolent society who might shine a light that countries like the United States could follow in their darkest hour, but not anymore.

Want a preview of what Republicans want to do to the U.S.?  Take a look at what Stephen Harper, the conservative prime minister of Canada is doing:

Scientific research, monitoring and partnerships are disappearing from Environment Canada’s budget as part of a multimillion-dollar reduction in spending. Here is a partial list of cuts confirmed by the federal government.

–  Emergency disaster response:  spending cut by $3.78 million per year.  So what if lives are lost?

–  United Nations Environment Programme Global Environmental Monitoring System (GEMS)/water.  Saves $851,000 per year.  Water quality?  That’s a trivial thing to worry about, huh?

Ugh.  It will take me forever to synthesize this; I want to put it up but I’m also making dinner.

So here’s the depressing article.

I’ve got to find the time to post about all the governments that are turning against the interests of their people.  It’s happening everywhere.  The thousand or five thousand or ten thousand humans who control the planet are consolidating their power, repressing their people, and as a result, we and the animals and the birds and the fish and the trees and the flowers and the oceans are going to suffer and, in the end, die.

They’re united (call me a conspiracy theorist if you want).  They want it all.  They don’t care about We the People.  All they care about is

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  • 1. George  |  April 17, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    You certainly have it right. I am hoping that Canada will see what the Conservatives are at heart, but they didn’t see it in the last election. They gave the Conservative a majority government. Maybe now they will discover their error — I say they because I didn’t vote Conservative.

  • 2. JC for pennies  |  April 18, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Well, at least Canada turned down the Fox Network saying, in effect, Fox lies a lot. And don’t they still have single-payer health care? Canadian conservatives may be in power, but at least they’re not quite as crazy as our own right-wingnuts!

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