Saturday, February 6, 2010

Stephen Harper Turns His Back on Women and Civilization

So while our dictator tried to tell us with a straight face that he was a born-again human being, who would be putting women's issues front and centre; his actions and those of his party suggested otherwise. It was the same old, same old.

Destroy Canadian sovereignty while padding the pockets of the Corporate elite.

Gorrie: An environment policy that hurts women
February 6, 2010
By Peter Gorrie Environment Columnist

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he wants to save the most vulnerable people on Earth. "As president of the G8 in 2010, Canada will champion a major initiative to improve the health of women and children in the world's poorest regions," Harper said in a recent opinion article in this newspaper.

Some 500,000 women die in pregnancy or childbirth every year, and 9 million kids die before their 5th birthday, he wrote. "Far too many lives and unexplored futures have already been lost for want of relatively simple health-care solutions." ... If Harper were serious about his new campaign, he'd put Canada in the lead on climate change rather than keep us a laggard. He'd make that policy part of a coherent effort to change the conditions that condemn so many women and children to desperate, short lives.

"We don't see them connecting the dots," Fox says. Worse, they act as if the dots don't even exist.

And if you're going to work to destroy civilization, you might as well threaten our national unity while you're at it.

Quebec tailpipe law is 'folly,' Tories say
Quebec points out that it is not acting alone
By Mike De Souza,
Canwest News Service
February 3, 2010

The Harper government defended its criticism of Quebec's climate change plan on Tuesday, but was unable to produce evidence to back its warnings of catastrophic economic consequences from the province's crackdown on pollution from cars. Environment Minister Jim Prentice told a Calgary audience in a prepared speech this week that Quebec's new tailpipe standards for new vehicles would drive up prices by as much as $5,000, prompting accusations that the government was fearmongering ....

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