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What Green Jobs Look Like:

Stephen:Just a reminder:  only 39% of the electorate voted Reform-a-Tory.  60% repudiated you, your party and your platform.  It’s time to actually to listen to what the majority of Canadians want.Start with ‘Green’ jobs.  If you want to look like you know what you’re doing, take a tip from Nobel Laureate, Joseph E. Stiglitz, below.  At the moment, your economic plan is inept and not working.  For example, it makes no sense to cut government jobs when unemployment is so high. Continue reading Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Why Do I Need Greenpeace?

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O if we but knew what we do

When we delve or hew

Hack and rack the growing green

After-comers cannot guess the beauty seen

– G.M. Hopkins

Why Do I Need Greenpeace?

Isn’t the government taking care of it?
Barry Healey

In the Fall of 1971, I was a callow youth seeking show business success in the cowboy bars of southern Alberta, remarkably ignorant of the environment, except what I saw from the highway. I was unaware that the 1st and 2nd Earth Days had taken place; and I certainly wasn’t paying attention when, on September 15, 1971, a 65 foot fishing boat sailed from Vancouver bound for the coast of Alaska to protest a bomb blast. Renamed the Greenpeace, the fishing boat was conveying activists and reporters to the island of Amchitka in order to confront, and bear witness to, the U.S. nuclear bomb test scheduled for 2 October 1971. Coming within range of the island, however, the Greenpeace was harassed by the Confidence, a U.S Coast Guard vessel, threatened with fines and charges and forced back to the mainland. Although the object of their voyage was denied them, the Greenpeacers, with the attendant press coverage, were more successful than they thought, engendering the following responses: Continue reading Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

political inaction = incompetence

I’m stunned that Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller’s recommendations of road tolls and a carbon tax to effectively combat climate change have been rejected by Ontario’s Liberal, Conservative and NDP parties. What planet are these folks on? Zoron?
And what are they telling their children about Climate Change?
Barry Healey
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Will the Opposition be able to save our fish?

Dear Giles, Jack & Michael:
This letter from Alexandra Morton to Ed Porter details yet another moronic piece of proposed legislation by the Reformatories, led by the stupendously arrogant (and ignorant) Harpie.
The question is, will her majesty’s Oppostion stand by and let him destroy what’s let of our environment, or will they unite and save some of our natural resources for our children’s future?
Barry Healey
Toronto ON

July 28, 2010

Ed Porter, Team Leader, Regulatory Operations
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
PAR-RPA@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Dear Mr. Ed Porter:

I am responding to the 60-day public comment opportunity on the proposed Federal Pacific Aquaculture Regulations https://www.gazette.gc.ca/cg-gc/about-sujet-eng.html
(left column “Part I Notices and Proposed Regulations” Vol. 144, No. 28, page 1933). Continue reading Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Memo to the Liberal Party Backroom Boys

Hey guys:
Isn’t the penny ever going to drop?
This guy Iggy couldn’t lead a one-man rush to the shithouse (as me old dad would say).
I realize that you guys aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed, but it should be obvious by now, even to you, that Iggy isn’t going to de-throne King Harpie anytime soon (see below). Continue reading

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Alberta’s Weapon of Mass Destruction Shortens Water Future


Dear Premier

Do you think it’s even remotely intelligent to be wasting potable water (or for that matter vast quantities of natural gas) on extracting a relatively small amount of petroleum from Alberta’s formerly pristine environment?  After all, it should be obvious even to Alberta Tories that humans can’t quench their thirst on petroleum.  Isn’t it time the federal and provincial goverments stopped subsidizing the oil companies who seem oblivious to the damage they’ve done and continue to do? 

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