Susan roughly 250 people showed up to exercise their democratic opinion at Queens Park, are these our Republican "tea baggers"?-Wind Concerns Ontario
Let's start with the first article:
The larger question is how post-Harper Conservatives will deal with climate change and the environment -- should they get the chance. Will they embrace the prescient, Earth-friendly approach of Mulroney, Charest and Arnold Schwarzenegger, or will they make common cause with climate-deniers, oil patch foot-draggers and Sarah Palin Republicans? -Ottawa Citizen Feb 28, 2010
Not sure if Susan has read any news on economic health from California, Quebec lately. Who is going to pay for those socialist programs and policies, the taxpayer. (Susan try googling "California Debt", "Quebec Debt", please sit down before hitting return)
Perhaps Susan Riley warrior princess missed a few headlines lately from non-Canadian news sources?
The anxieties about “sovereign debt” have been most acute in Europe, where the infelicitously named PIIGS countries—Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain—have huge debt burdens, and where Greece in particular is in dire need of assistance. (It owes four hundred billion dollars, against an annual G.D.P. of around three hundred and forty billion and shrinking.) And now people are wondering if American state governments are headed for their own Greek tragedy. - New Yorker April 12, 2010
An analysis by the Quebec Ministry of Finance suggests the province has one of the most heavily indebted economies in the industrialized world.
The 44-page document calculates the province's total debt as 94 per cent of GDP, employing methods used by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
The government report, available on the ministry's website, compares the total provincial public debt with that of other Canadian provinces and to major industrialized nations.
Quebec ranks only below Japan, Italy, Greece and Iceland in terms of public debt as a percentage of GDP. The report calculates public debt across Canada as 69.7 per cent of the country's GDP.
The report puts Quebec's total public debt at $285.6 billion.- The Spec.com March 01, 2010
When cutting carbon emissions is the name of the game, a casual scan around the world might indicate that since Copenhagen, even the most ardent party animals are having a bad dose of cold feet.-BBC April 27, 2010
The United States on Thursday finalized its first greenhouse gas emissions rules on automobiles and significantly boosted fuel efficiency standards for the first time since the 1970s, moves Canada jointly imposed on its industry. - Reuters April 20, 2010
Of course there is a culture war raging in federal politics. It's been going on since Preston Manning blew into Ottawa many years ago.
The battle lines are clear. Elitist, cosmopolitan (code for gay, or gay-friendly), urban CBC-lovers -- including "left-wing fringe groups", anti-Israel aid agencies and pro-gay judges -- on one side. Frugal small town and suburban Canadians who work hard, pay their taxes, and play by the rules on the other. Ottawa Citizen April 30, 2010
Does Princess Warrior Susan Riley read the news, get her research directly from political parties, special interest group websites that have a financial interest in adopting a Cap & Trade policy?
What is Canada's contribution to the Global carbon emmisions? Should Canada unilaterally adopt a tax regime to become less competitive with our trading partners?
Susan, where are the charts figures comparison to effects of buying windmills in Norway, Germany, carbon taxes?
Should Canada also adopt a Global Bank Tax for the failures in the oversight regulation in the US, UK, Iceland and Greece?
Is Canada allowed to make its own decision in her best interests?
Are only Elitist, cosmopolitan (code for gay, or gay-friendly), urban CBC-lovers -- including "left-wing fringe groups", anti-Israel aid agencies and pro-gay judges capable of making informed decisions?
Homeowners are asking questions about the how much will this increase my property taxes, energy for the green agenda and does it make sense. Why are provincial governments moving ahead negotiating secret deals increasing our hydro rates for twenty years? (Susan did you notice all three provincial governments pushing increased taxes have Liberal majorities?)
How does Susan Riley frame opponents to taxes and energy rates increases? Are homeowners concerned about double digit increase in the cost of living "tea baggers", climate denier, oil patch owners, American Republicans?
How did Prime Minister Brown refer to the labour supporter for voicing her concerns about jobs, immigration a few days ago?
You will NOT dismiss or marginalize us. We are not not bigots, knuckle draggers, religious extremists.
Present the charts, facts figures of the Carbon Emmisions Exchange, windmills benefits cost analysis in the European countries that adopted the green jobs myth to the homeowners.
Let's see the evidence based facts why we should follow the Europeans.
Instead of using evidence based facts what does Susan Riley choose? Does she follow the Jean Chretien, Peter Donolo's strategy of dividing us of the 1990's?
Our Prime Minister Stephen Harper is not John Turner, Canadians will not buy anti american rhetoric in 2010. Time is up and the price will be paid in the ballot box for the political parties that rekindle this cultural war.
Inconvenient Facts: We have a large deficit we need to get under control. We need to reduce wasteful spending. Homeowners don't have the capacity to add thirty per cent increase to their cost of living. We are dependent on the recovery of the Global economy.
How much are the programs from the municpal, provincial, federal politicans going to cost us taxpayers and who will benefit?
How much more are European paying for their use of fossil fuel? How much have taxes gone up, including national deficits in order to pay for the Green Carbon myth?
Canada accounts for 2% of the Global Carbon Emmision. The Democrats under Clinton/Gore never signed Kyoto. The Liberals never made an effort to address Carbon Emmissions. Green Agenda Activists have bet big on pushing end of the world scenarios unless we curb economic activity. How does creating a carbon exchange clean up the pollution next door, it doesn't.
Do the politicians, snake oil salesmen benefit financially from taxes going into buying Carbon credits?
Europeans are dealing with their deficits reducing their Green Jobs programs, they cut special deals for their protected industries. We have a small population spread throughout the second largest country in the world.
- Mining, (Potash, Nickel, Diamonds etc)