Harper and His Resource Minister Joe Oliver are the Radicals Not the Environmentalists

Conserving is not part of the Canadian Conservative Party agenda, their sole focus is on short term profits for the corporations that support them. Yesterday's open letter by Joe Oliver attacking 'environmentalists and other radicals' clearly shows their one-sided view of reality foremost being the meaning of 'conserve'. The Harperites want to spin Canadians into believing that profit for their oil industry backers is a conservative idea when nothing is further from the truth.

Harper's Alberta backers, in the service of their short term profits, have been the main force for decades in blocking a national energy policy in Canada. Canada's huge energy resources could, if properly managed and conserved, power Canada's industries far into the future, could be powering the creation of industry, jobs and real wealth for all Canadians far into the future. Instead successive Canadian governments have kowtowed to the short term interests of the greedy oil industry by encouraging massive exports instead of long term conservation.

Instead it's Canada's First Nations and environmentalists who are leading the fight for conservation, for long term development of real wealth producing strategies, for the protection of the wilderness who's free services underlie our existance and for the future of all of our children and their children to come.

It's the Canadian government's capitialist ethos that's radical not that of those demanding the conservation of our fragile biosphere.

"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism, since it is the merger of state and corporate power." - Benito Mussolini.

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