When historians assess the legacy of Stephen Harper fifty years from now, the many scandals of his corrupt regime will probably merit only a few paragraphs.
But what they will say of him without a doubt, is that at a critical point in human history he failed his country and his planet.
For at a time when scientists were warning that time was running out for climate change action.
The disconnect couldn't be greater.
In Canada, there is a huge disconnect between the level of action needed to dramatically reduce the risks of climate change and what is most politicians are proposing, says P.J. Partington, a senior analyst with the Pembina Institute, a think-tank that focuses on sustainable energy.
“We are seeing more ideas being put into practice at the local and the provincial level,” he says. “But at the federal level there is disconnect in terms of challenges and what is presented as a solution.”
For obvious reasons...
So thanks to our mad king and his depraved regime, not only is Canada failing to do its part to fight climate change. Even though the oil sands are now the single most destructive project in the world.
And the oil industry is now Canada's biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions.
It's also missing out on the jobs of the future.
Christian Holz, executive director of Climate Action Network Canada, said Canada needs to understand the report’s message. In a statement, Holz said this should be a stark reminder for Canadians that “the current path of the Harper government — to put all of our economic eggs in the tarsands basket — is not sustainable and that Canada is losing out on the benefits of a transition to a low-carbon economy.”
And all because Great
Because he was, is, and will always be, their stooge or their monkey.
And the fat cats were only interested in maximizing short term profits...
Because they WILL only be short term. The writing is now on the wall.
And unless the situation changes we will have to spend YEARS catching up to the rest of the world, while living in a country rendered obsolete by technological change.
Which would all be very depressing if it wasn't for this inspiring rebellion.
Kitimat residents have voted against the Northern Gateway pipeline, with 58 per cent of ballots in the city's plebiscite being cast against the project as of 9 p.m. Saturday. In total, 1,793 voted against the proposed project, while 1,278 or 41.6 per cent were in favour.
Because it shows that unlike those greedy fat cats, people are prepared to put the interests of their land and their planet before short term profits.
Their message to the Con regime and its Big Oil buddies couldn't be clearer:
"This vote is confirmation we are going to stand firm and say no to the influence of big oil," Lange said. "And coming from our community, a community that has everything to gain from this project, we still say no. We are sending that message throughout B.C. and to Ottawa."
This is what it sounded like when the vote was announced...
And that's the glorious sound of PEOPLE POWER.
That will both save our country, and our future.
Because one thing is for sure eh?
If Stephen Harper doesn't hear it now, he soon will.
The Canadian people are rebelling. Climate change and the jobs of the future will be a big issue in the next election. One more weapon in our arsenal.
The Con regime is running out of history.
And Great Oily Leader's days are numbered...
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