Monday, January 08, 2007

Falsehoods of Suzukiism

Harper bases crucial policy on false hoods of Suzukiism
Te r e n c e Corcoran
The Vancouver Sun
08 Jan 2007

Who would have thought that a vote for Harper’s Conservatives would turn into a vote for David Suzuki’s warped war on modern prosperity? That Prime Minister Stephen Harper is now openly flirting with Suzukiism was reinforced last week as he explained... read more...

1 comment:

Peter said...

I would like to point out that all of these so-called environmental report cards ranking Canada low to last on performance constantly use data that is based upon per capita measurements.

The fact of the matter is we have this huge land mass that we need to govern and manage whether there are 31 million or one billion people living here.

Like many of these statistics tossed about, one needs to consider the denominator. We have one of the lowest populations per hectare on the planet.

If per hectare measurements were used, there is no doubt that our ranking would be close to the top of the planet (think of the U.K. and all of those people on that tiny island.)

As any good eco-fundamentalist knows, there is no fun (or funding) in those kinds of numbers.

One can only hope that the federal government is able to sort through the misinformation and spin to arrive at suitable and realistic policies that fit the unique geography of our country.