Climate change or Political Grandstanding


It would be a real relief it our politicians were actually concerned and acting to reduce our carbon footprint. Alas, it is wishful thinking, for the Liberals and PCs this is just an opportunity to play one upmanship. I listened to Trudeau ooze sincerity and compassion while promoting his carbon tax. However, he could not pass up the chance to do it in Ontario and in Fords home riding knowing both the premier and province were against the tax. That is not a genuine concern for the planet, it’s more about rubbing Fords nose in it. Next in line was Andrew Scheer, of course he was totally against the carbon tax. He strenuously opposed the Liberal plan, it was just a tax grab and did nothing to improve the climate. Strangely while opposing the tax he didn’t actually have an alternative to offer.  Wait a minute, the PCs are working hard and will have a climate plan soon. I have heard a rumour from the PCs about a Bitumen pipeline East being resurrected?? Meanwhile, nothing is being done while the Liberals and PCs kick this political football back and fro. Sadly here on PEI our Liberal leader also saw this as way to win votes in the upcoming election. On PEI will pay the carbon tax of four cents but our Benevolent premier will reduce the excise tax by three cents allowing islanders to only pay an extra one cent. I’m afraid I see no plan here that would actually put Canada on the world climate stage. Do we have to wait until the Parliament buildings are hit by a tornado, burst into flames caused by the heat wave and fire fighters cant fight the fire because they have no water due to the drought? Is it not a big enough crisis to cause all party’s to come together as a coalition and work to resolve this dangerous world threat to all humanity. How much longer must we wait until someone realises this is a serious problem. Far more important than the next election, far more important than promised rebates, its is just far more important than anything else we face in today’s world. Time to act act act!!!!!!

God Bless and keep reading

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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