Sunday, November 30, 2014
Leona Aglukkaq, the Hungry Kids, and the Callous Cons
Last night I wrote about the hunger crisis in the North, and how the hapless Harper stooge Leona Aglukkaq was trying to muzzle critics of the federal Nutrition North program.
As only she could.
Even though the Auditor General was even more scathing in his recent report.
And even though the situation couldn't be more horrifying.
A new study released Thursday highlights the fact that people in Nunavut have the highest food insecurity rate for any indigenous population in a developed country at 68 per cent.
The report, published by the Canadian Council of Academies, notes that a quarter of Inuit preschoolers are severely food insecure. Of that 25 per cent, 76 per cent skip meals and 60 per cent have gone a day without eating.
Or in a country as rich as Canada, more SHAMEFUL.
And then I wondered why isn't this hunger crisis being treated like a national emergency? Why aren't we using those giant military planes to ship food to the North, instead of just bombs to Iraq?
And why are the Cons always blaming others for their own mistakes?
A federal cabinet minister slammed activist groups who she says interfere in Inuit traditions, blaming them for food security problems in the North.
Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq, who's from a hamlet in Nunavut called Gjoa Haven, met with a UN food security official on Wednesday, but said he didn't understand the real problems faced by the Inuit.
Or sounding like beastly buffoons...
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird also criticized De Schutter for spending time in a rich country rather than in one where more people are starving.
In their hideous Harperland, where food insecurity is a growing problem...
And the answer of course is that they are all just following their ghastly leader who reacts to any criticism by attacking or distracting...
And who would use the people of the Arctic, like he uses our veterans, to make himself look like a Great Leader...
Only to ignore them and betray them once the photo-op is over...
Because it is all the same story.
And we will never solve any of our real problems, or help the veterans or the hungry.
Or just be Canada again.
Until we get angry, rise up, defeat them.
And drive those callous Cons from power...
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