There is a reason that we who want to save our environment are losing the war and may lose it outright unless we gird up our loins and fight to the death, politically speaking.
Over the years, starting in earnest with the Kemano Completion Project fight in 1993, I’ve been highly critical of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and its politicization by the Mulroney government of that day.
I am picking on John Weston, Conservative MP for West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country but it’s nothing personal. I’ve known Weston since 1978 when I gave a speech to the Harvard Canadian Club and John gave me a marvelous tour of Boston and environs and I even got the meet the Massachusetts governor Mike Dukakis. John worked in my Ministry of Consumer and Corporate Affairs. We played squash together. I like him but “liking” irrelevant in my line of work.
From my present vantage point a very long way from home the news briefs and emails I receive are very disturbing. It seems pretty clear that the next premier will bear no scars from his/her involvement with the Campbell administration. Indeed, it almost seems as if the media are already looking back at the Campbell times with a melancholy longing for those great days.