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  •  Your poll is from last September so with all the (2+ / 0-)
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    protesting that has happened in between it's no longer valid. I don't trust just any poll, because our government and industry are putting millions into propaganda promoting the Tar Sands.

    My poll has 48% disapproval of tar sands. It's in my diary linked above.

    I live in a district that is turning Green, I'm surrounded by environmentalists. Some Canadians are looking the other way in the rest of Canada. They are believing the hype put out by our government and millions of dollars of industry money being spent on propaganda.

    We have a Prime Minister, son of an oil man who got in with only 37% of the vote and he now has a majority in the Parliament. He has stripped our environmental regulations that were built up over the last 20 years. He has silenced our scientists, they are not allowed to speak to the media directly or they lose their jobs. He has taken away protection of our water ways so the industry has no restriction on water use. It's tragic and we are living with this everyday. So to keep seeing all these accusations about the Canadian people is very painful.

    The Canadian people in the last poll gave Harper 20% approval rating. So you see he is losing even his own base. There will be an election in two years so he has two years to further wreck our country.

    I try to highlight the loss of the boreal forest whenever I can. Environmentalists here are painfully aware of what is going on.

    Watch this video of a renown photographer, he breaks down a few times as he tells the story of the Tar Sands.

    Then there is professor Andrew Weaver also from Victoria BC

    First Nations in Canada protest through IdleNoMore. They are Canadian people and they believe in protecting the environment.

    Then there is David Suzuki. These are Canadian people, so don't generalize that all Canadians are apathetic.

    •  I apologize for causing you or anyone any pain. (1+ / 0-)
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      I want you to know how very much I appreciate your input on this.

      Please also realize that I have a great deal of respect for Canadians in general (there I go generalizing again, but I think in a good way).

      It's just that I expect Canadians to be able to see through all the propaganda (unlike most of my fellow 'Americans' who tend to have much better things to think about), and I know many like yourself do.  I just hope that enough of your fellow countrymen catch on to the truth in time to stop this whole thing, and I see more indications of that possibly being the case, based on the information that you have provided here.

      Thank you Agathena for helping to set me straight, or for at least trying to do so.  I am once again impressed by a Canadian.  You surely had better things to do than spend your time trying to educate the likes of me.  I am grateful that you did.

      Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense. Carl Sagan

      by sjburnman on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 12:31:24 PM PDT

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