Canada recently elected a new leader – another Trudeau.
After such a hopeless time under Harper, we finally had a change – I hope.
I remember when Jean Chretien signed Canada up for the Kyoto Protocol.
To my utter horror, Steven Harper widthdrew Canada from the treaty.
This act summed up the Harper regime.
Harper was only thinking of the here and now.
There are people that said he was a good PM.
He had kept Canada stable during volatile economic times.
However Harper’s vision of the future included muzzling the truth.
He did not allow Canada’s scientist to publicly speak about their work .
This was a government that knew the truth and decided nobody else needed to concern themselves.

Based on data for the first 10 months of the year, “We feel very confident… that 2015 will be the warmest year on record…What we call a cold year now would have been considered a record warm year before 1997,” said Michel Jarraud, head of the World Meteorological Organization.

This world no longer has time to act like ostriches.
Harper and leaders like him may be good in the short term.
But they have no vision for the future.
I think in these modern times, where the call to do more shopping seems to be an act of valor, we need to realize the last thing the world needs is one more shopping mall.

We do not inherit the earth, we borrow it from our children

Thinking ahead seven generations should be mandatory for any undertaking.

Saving this world for our children is something worthy to aspire to.
I hope with the climate talks in Paris we can have hope again.
I hope that my child can live in world where people are not living in poverty and ignorance – both material and spiritual.
I hope that my child can live in world that has room for tigers and bears, trees and beauty.


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