Monday, November 29, 2010
Angry doesn't even begin to cover it
The last time a political cause crossed this blog was in June when I shared my action towards having Bill-C311 passed by the Senate. The bill was the Climate Change Accountability Act and it was an important step for Canada who is not living up to our potential in changing our impact on the earth. I was horrified to learn that the Senate killed the bill in mid-November. Without debate, without commitee meetings offering alternatives or alterations the Senate calculatedly waited until the Conservatives would have a majority and voted the bill down.
All the emails that I sent to those Senators fell on deaf ears. The Harper government is a disgrace to this nation. I can not find one redeaming quality that he possesses. There is a UN Climate Change Summit being held in Cancun beginning today. John Baird Canada's minister of the Environment might as well stay here and go visit the oil sands...or go lounge by the pool at whatever Mexican resort he is staying at. I am embarrassed by our country's leadership on this issue, probably the most defining moment in the 21st century is passing us by in a blur of oil soaked, greedy and shortsighted "leadership."
The warmth of the coming holidays dulls the anger slightly for me, but I could not let this issue that I have been writing about for many moons now go by without a word of outrage. Other than embarrassment and anger I simply urge anyone out there to remember that we can vote these people out of government. Harper is not doing his job to any degree that I consider acceptable. If you feel the same way please put your feelings out there and vote them out of power a.s.a.p.