Saturday, July 17, 2010
The Harper government announced on Friday that it would invest $9 billion dollars into replacing Canada’s aged military aircrafts. In a time of economic uncertainty and in a time of reducing spending, such a large investment in an area that isn’t as prioritized as getting people back to work and restoring normality in Canada, is such an investment the right one? Currently, there is no concrete proof that claims that our current fighter jets absolutely need to be replaced immediately. Currently, there is no bids for the contract as it has already been made without consultation and without prior research. Currently, Canada is in debt and deficit and must focus on recovery in an ever so fragile state of the world.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Anyone who is thinking of going to Alberta should be aware of the fact that they are aiding a great environmental flop. As Alberta’s Tar Sands serve as the largest supplier of oil to the United States (or will when the Conservatives are done with it), a new string of American attack ads peg Canada as one of the worst countries in the world with regard to oil. Let us not forget that Canada won the colossal fossil award and our current conservative government is reluctant to make the necessary changes to prepare Canada for a 21st century economy. Rethink Alberta is a well-developed site by Corporate Ethics International and is attacking the oil sands from one aspect to another. In a time when technology is evolving at a rate that could very well make fossil fuels redundant, the Conservative government of Canada would rather prevent the greening progress of the United States than aid it. The Copenhagen Summit, and several Environmental conferences are very good examples of how Canada is setting the wrong example for the world and how world leaders are mocking Canadians as we speak.