The Harper government does not have its head in the sand as some have suggested. It is not unaware of the environmental consequences of climate change and it knows that its policies are not popular. The Harper government led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper is making controversial decisions for a very specific reason: Money.
Bill C-38 is clearly designed as a strategy to steamroll the agenda of multinational oil companies by dismantling all regulations and scientific research that might pose a threat. Harper is not interested in sound economic policy or long term economic growth, but he clearly is determined to maximize the short term profits of an inside group of cronies whose pockets he so happily inhabits.
There can not be another explanation for his disdain for our democracy and this wholesale destruction of everything Canadian.
It baffles the mind how Prime Minister Harper can have the gall to do what he does until you entertain the paybacks that come with favouritism inherent in an old boys network. These paybacks can be substantial.
It may be legal to trade favours and sell out our Canadian values and heritage to the highest bidder, but is it morally defensible? That is the question we must consider as we face the questioning eyes of our children.