Wednesday, November 24, 2010

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION....

Hey all.....
As many of you know, I am a bit of a dabbling environmentalist.
Here is something that I found a bit disturbing.
Take a moment to read it!


Stephen Harper has done what he promised never to do: allow the Senate to go against the will of the majority of Members of Parliament and the Canadian public.

On November 16, after a surprise vote and without any debate, unelected Conservative senators killed the Climate Change Accountability Act. The Act would have made government accountable for putting in place the solutions to reduce global warming emissions to safe levels – in line with targets that leading scientists say are necessary to avoid the devastating consequences of uncontrolled climate change. It was overwhelmingly supported by and passed in the elected House of Commons, thanks in part to the support of Canadians from across the country.

This decision by Conservative senators to avoid debate and call a snap vote shows disrespect for our democracy and for Canadians, who time and again have told our elected representatives that we want the federal government to act on the most serious threat facing our country and the world.



The David Suzuki Foundation makes it very easy (it should take you about 30 seconds) for you to write to your MP and heads of government about this.  Click here:  http://action.davidsuzuki.org/C-311     Please take the time and send this to people you know.  It’s not just about the environment.  If Harper can do this on this one issue, what else will he do it with?

Thanks for taking the time!


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