Despite recent toned-down rhetoric, I suspect Harper and his minions are fooling very few people.
Take, for example, the recent words of our Anti-Environment Minister, the integrity-challenged Peter Kent:
Confronted by a looming 2020 deadline for curbing greenhouse gas emissions, the Harper government will ramp up its efforts to reduce climate . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Harper Government and The Eve of Environmental Destruction
Given the recent spate of ‘bad luck’ experienced by Enbridge over its propensity for oil spills, the Harper regime knows it is facing an uphill battle to convince Canadians that the company can guarantee the environmental integrity of the lands over which its pipelines run. In his column today, Tim Harper points out . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Harper’s Political Posturing
I have been writing lately about environmental degradation and the bleak future that seems to await us. On that theme, (and because I have a busy morning ahead of me) I am providing a link to an article by Gwynne Dyer, who argues that because of our huge global population and our interconnectedness, there is . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Gwynne Dyer on Our Future
Recently I wrote a post about the chilling effect that the federal budget will have on charities, especially those devoted to environmental activism. Unfortunately, I chose to ignore another reality that is equally grim – the fact that all of us (forgive the sweeping generalization) are to blame both for the current dire environmental situation . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: We are All Complicit in Environmental Degradation
Although hardly surprising, given both the ideological bent of the Harper regime and earlier warnings from Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, there is little doubt that the provisions of the new federal budget authorizing an $8-million special audit by Canada Revenue Agency to see if charities are adhering to the 10-per-cent political advocacy limit is . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Harper Budget’s Attack On Charities