Tories failing to protect environment

While I agree with James Strachan’s criticism of the Harper government’s omnibus budget legislation, there is something even more alarming in Blaine Calkins’ fancy mailout.

While I agree with James Strachan’s criticism of the Harper government’s omnibus budget legislation, there is something even more alarming in Blaine Calkins’ fancy mailout.

That is the complete lack of concern for, or any very necessary legislation for the protection of our environment.

As human beings, our top priority should be to keep our planet Earth able to support human life. To do this, we have to have clean air, clean water, healthy food, sufficient clothing and shelter for all (which incidentally would lower health-care costs). Economic growth of harmful things is a loss, not a profit. We have too many once-safe lakes and rivers where it is no longer safe to eat the fish, drink or even step in the water. Healthy forests absorb large quantities of harmful carbon dioxide. We should all be insisting that our government take the necessary steps to reduce global warming and protect our environment.

Lorna Diggle

Rimbey

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