Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Neil Young Calls Out Stephen Harper on Tar Sands
Stephen Harper is an international embarrassment for his unconditional hawking of the tar sands, disregarding the rights of First Nations, and ignoring the negative environmental effects. On the latter, we already know that Harper is muzzling scientists, preferring to listen to corporate greed over facts and research. Neil Young is drawing new attention to the tar sands fiasco - and the overall fiasco of the Harper Conservative government - which is reckless about environmental conservation, the rights of First Nations, and Canada's increasingly tarnished reputation. The responses from the PMO by Harper's employee are amplifying all this.
Update: Prime Minister's office responds to Neil Young's protest against Tar Sands.
"Even the lifestyle of a rock star relies, to some degree, on the resources developed by thousands of hard-working Canadians every day," Jason MacDonald said in a statement. "Our government recognizes the importance of developing resources responsibly and sustainably and we will continue to ensure that Canada's environmental laws and regulations are rigorous." Read more here. Recommend this post