Friday, July 16, 2010

Tilly O'Neill-Gordon and Gail Shea Need to do More Than Just Perform Skits

My anger over this government's decision to do absolutely nothing for the environment, or to address climate change, escalated when I came across this little skit performed by two MPs; one a cabinet minister for heaven sake.

First off, those are our coastguard ships and we would expect nothing less than having them react to this disaster. Did Shea go out personally and give them a push offshore? I rather doubt it. In fact the decision was probably made by the coastguard themselves.

It's hardly anything warranting this kind of ridiculous display. But then reading lines is about all a Harper caucus member is allowed to do.

Last month Tilly-O'Neill urged everyone to get involved World Environment Day, saying that "Under the theme 'Many Species. One Planet. One Future', this year’s event will celebrate the incredible diversity of life on Earth as part of the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity."

But how does her government treat these "many species"? With 1600 dead ducks in the tar sand tailing ponds?

Or how about your co-star in this little performance, Gail Shea. Shea is so concerned with these 'many species' that she authorized the senseless slaughter of 500 Narwhal whales. And she's trading away our fishing rights to the benefit of multinationals who care nothing about the stock or the eroding shoreline.

Is that how your government protects our 'species'?

And how about allowing our lakes to become mining dumps? How many 'species' are suffering for that decision Ms O'Neill-Gordon? Is that how you and Harper celebrate Environment Day?

So instead of silly skits, how about urging your government to do something for the environment? Then we might all have something to actually celebrate.

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