Former Tory minister on the hot seat over Enbridge lobbying gig
by Kady O’Malley Posted: January 7, 2014 9:00 AM Last Updated: January 7, 2014 8:58 AM
I was a bit disappointed in the lack of a big anti-pipeline presence outside the location of the Harpster’s meeting with the BC Bored of Trade..happy, of course, with the direct action taken inside the meeting, but wish that there had been something outside the venue, showing our displeasure at the thought of a pipeline here. I no longer live in Vancouver, or even on the Mainland, so I can’t exactly create a protest on my own there, even if I could afford to get over there by ferry, etc…but someone should have, in the past we would have – but now?
Given that disappointment, I was greeted by the above column at CBC News online this morning…how much more disappointing to see that Chuck Strahl, someone I always thought of as practically a Red Tory (a la Joe Clark) is in fact just another oil huckster out to make a buck on BC’s environment at any cost…
Is there really no hope left? I keep receiving emails from various organizations who are supposedly fighting the pipeline here, begging for money, yeti see no evidence of any sort of protest except by First Nations, the reason that Strahl, I suppose, was awarded his plum little non-job, given that he was once Minister of Indian Affairs..has the Right in this country completely overwhelmed what is right and good here?
Do me a favour, all you organizations who want my time (freely given) and money ( not much extra around) yet show me little evidence of your commitment – start acting. In this case, I will exempt the Vancouver Observer from my little rant since they brought this issue to the forefront.
Update: Just received still another begging letter, this time from Democracy Watch..nothing about Enbridge, but one of their ‘big’ fights that they mention was to get rid of Rob Ford…excuse me, who gives a damn except Metro Torontonians…if them, since they voted him in, or sat on their paws at election time..