Where is the Green Shift?
A proposed green shift was the rave of the election campaign in 2008.
It started to look like the Green Party was becoming obsolete, because every major party had the environment on top of their election platform and at the tips of their forked tongues.
So, where is the Conservative’s cap-and-trade proposal today?
Have you heard anything about the Liberal’s proposal of a carbon tax lately?
What major environmental policies did the NDP support or oppose last time? Et, c’etais quois au Quebec?
As like most election promises Ã nothing but hot air (which may or may not be carbon neutral!).
Canada has missed the targets of the Kyoto protocol. We will miss any subsequently lowered targets under an extension of the current political setup of government policy. Catastrophic environmental events make the news headlines almost every day.
No significant legislation addressing the people’s fundamental concerns with the environment was passed by the 40th Parliament. It is only the Green Party that is consistent with their vision for an environmentally sustainable future, with serious proposals to address climate change in their platform.
They are not lulling you with small home reno tax credit promises.
The Conservative Party is tough on crime, tough on immigrants, tough on government programs and services, etc. – begging for and scaring people towards a one-party state.
The Liberals are tough on the Conservatives.
The NDP won the feel-good award during the national debate and believes in trading pollution instead of resolving it at the source.
It is the Green Party with its Yukon climate change expert John Streicker that carries the idea of a lasting green shift forward to the May 2 election. Let us make history and give Canada the first Green MP. Our children and grandchildren will remember such a historic shift long after all memories of tax breaks will have faded.
Othmar F. Arnold