Thursday, March 29, 2007

Is It Just Me...?

Is it just me, or has the environment ceased being an "issue"? Is Harper winning on this front? Has he been successful in convincing Canadians, that like the fabled "Kaiser Sose", the environment doesn't exist? I can see Kevin Spacey right now doing the "and poof, he's gone" thing with his fingers when we talk about the E-N-V-I-R-O-N-M-E-N-T.

Harper managed to produce a rambling budget that had a lot of Canadians scratching our collective skulls saying, "just what is he trying to do here"...

Here's what he's done:
1) Removed the environment as an "issue"
2) When was the last time anyone heard of health care???
3) Created so much confusion on the Hill, that his MPs don't even get noticed

Pretty nice trifecta so far. Once we start doing something (if we find the cash), Harper's little charade may be up... Here's to hoping we have what it takes.

2 comments:

bill said...

It is possible that the environment might be wisked away by spinners of the right but the standing committee has just made a whole series of amendments and I don't think it will go away.

The voting populace wakes up to wild weather and voioces grave concern not just here in Canada.

I am more concerned that Mr Dion will be shut-up again as he was a few years ago in the Chretien government on the subject of Social Justice.

richard said...

The standing committee in Ottawa has just amended the Clean Air Act so I don't think it will be whisked away by the spinners.

Every day people at large wake up to sthe results of global warming and by extension greenhouse gas. No it won't go away no matter what some politicians want.

What concerns me more is that Stephane Dion will be shut-up on the question of Social Justice. He was shut-up on Social Juistice when he first came into the Chretien government