Monday, April 23, 2012

The Canadian Conservatives will use absolute power to crush dissent on pipeline, unless...

This is about the overall health and beauty of our Mother Earth, her ruination in my country Canada, and the betrayal of Canada by the current Conservative government.

For those who do not follow Canadian politics, there are four main federal parties: from left to right: the Green Party (GP), the New Democratic Party (NDP), the Liberal Party (LP, the "Grits"), and the so-called "Progressive" Conservative Party (PC, the "Torries"). The current ruling party is the PC, and, more so, theirs is a "majority government", i.e., they have more than 50% of the parliamentary seats, and therefore, have absolute power.

This article reports that the PC has just inserted a killer clause into the Joint Review Panel's ground rules, that even if the panel end up rejecting the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project, the federal PCs will have the final say, i.e. to approve it.

As I have said before, these "public hearings" are essentially, and will work out to be, fronts for foregone conclusions drawn behind closed doors prior to the first word being said by the public, and a public show of pseudo-democracy at its most blatant.

If we play the game by their rules, we will lose. If we play their game, we will lose. The only way for us to win is to think, and act, outside of their box.

Here is my counter-measure. Please read my blog titled [CITIZEN-LAUNCHED "REFERENDUM" ON PIPELINES, TANKERS AND TAR SANDS] -

"Together we stand; divided we fall."

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)

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