Canadians in second place

In my opinion these few examples illustrate how deeply embedded this government is committed to enhancing the cash flow

My Granny used to say “you trust a person until they give you reason not to.” Prime Minister Harper’s government has given me ample grounds not to trust his leadership. Here are just three accounts which clearly illustrate a lack of respect for the majority of Canadians and their view-point

Enbridge pipeline oil spills are many and well documented. Still, Mr. Harper is pushing for the proposed Northern Gateway in British Columbia.

This, in spite of the potential danger to rivers, streams, land and people, the pipeline is a gamble, which could devastate areas of B.C., leaving land toxic for years to come.

Genetically modified foods and ignoring the rights of the public to know what they are putting into their mouths. GM food should be labeled and the federal ministry needs to address that.

Whether or not these biotech products effect our health will take decades to surface, citizens, have an ethical right to expect honesty from their Prime Minister — not the doltish lecture we are being served up.

Censoring scientists, the latest edict concerning the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, castigating the voices of eminent scientists is especially worrying.

“Permission to speak,” you say? What has the government become, a large classroom overseen by Stephen Harper? Exactly what dire consequences have been reported by scientists, that the DFO has received policy direction to conceal, this information from the public?

In my opinion these few examples illustrate how deeply embedded this government is committed to enhancing the cash flow, regrettably, the health and welfare of Canadian people coming in a poor second.

Margaret J. Jestico

Central Saanich