clear cutting and spraying Vision max in our forest, while the leader of the opposition signed on to the Ivany report which included the used of FSC Standards (Forest Stewardship Council) in our forest so we can have a sustainable resource.
Citizens of Nova Scotia are tired of bad unsustainable forestry practices that bring money to seven companies that hire 800 members while spraying questionably safe products.
We have faced, in our county, forest fires and lack of rain while the clear cuts keep growing – he has not listened.
Mcneil has not brought any evolution to our systems any of the changes he promised.
At this point, I feel he has failed has a leader.
Recently Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tried to expunge his promise to Canadians made during the 2015 federal election that, should he and his Liberal party be elected to govern, it would be the last one held under the antiquated “first-past-thepost” system we inherited in our colonial infancy. The reality is that he deliberately told a calculated “alternative fact” during the campaign with the hope that it would help boost his party past the front-running New Democrats. Both were in a dog fight to appeal to voters as the alternative to the “Trumplike” Harper Conservatives who had been cheerfully consumed for a decade with the suffocation of our democracy.
In the end, Canadians opted for the silly “sunny ways” mantra. Now, as a result of his treachery, the best chance we have had in our country’s history to jettison “democracy-lite” has been eclipsed. Who knows how long we will have to endure our current quasi-democratic system before the public mood will once more trend behind a political party that really would introduce a form of proportional representation?
Understand this: proportional representation is the crucial pivot point around which all progressive policy and action is directed. It is an inclusive means to the production of just decisions and laws. It is a system that invites debate, compromise, tolerance and consensus. Contrast that with the acrimonious adversarial atavism of f-p-tp. Proportional representation is also our best inoculation against the rise of a arbitrary leader who vacuums all power towards himself like a Trump-et.