Saturday, July 21, 2012
Our Shamelessly Anti-Canadian Government
It's pretty clear whose side the Harper government is on and it's equally clear that's not the side of Canadians.
Senator and featherbedding former media shill, Mike Duffy, dismisses his fellow countrymen who oppose the bitumen pipelines as "all anti-Canadians."
Resource minister Joe Oliver smears pipeline opponents and urges dissent be suppressed at environmental hearings.
Stephen Harper creating a Tar Sands pipeline anti-terrorism agency, bringing Canada's spy agency, CSIS, to bear on ordinary Canadians opposed to bitumen trafficking and, hence, deemed terrorism suspects. This same Harper wantonly exposing British Columbia to environmental devastation, placing the interests of the three CPCs (Conservative Party of Canada, the Communist Party of China and the Calgary Petroleum Club) at every turn ahead of the welfare and future of British Columbians. To grease the bitumen wheels, Harper guts fisheries protection regulations and eliminates entire fisheries departments.
Environment Minister, enviroshill Peter Kent, vouches for the Northern Gateway operator, Enbridge, despite the damning U.S. Transportation Safety Board report over the Enbridge pipeline bitumen spill in the Kalamazoo River, Michigan. Kent dismisses the report, admitting that he didn't even bother to read it.
And now the revelations about Health Minister, Leona Aglukkak, who has been busily subverting her own ministry's efforts to keep Canadians informed about health hazards in their food whether it be sodium levels or trans-fats in processed foods. Aglukkak has repeatedly overridden experts' recommendations that might inconvenience or even draw attention to errant food producers.
These are but a few examples of a government acting squarely against the interests of its people in fulfillment of a blatantly corporatist agenda. It is a government that has made a fetish of information control and secrecy to confuse and manipulate public opinion. Aided by a hapless opposition and a collaborative corporate media, it is, quite probably, the most anti-Canadian government in our nation's history.