22 Apr '11, 4pm

We Canadians are lucky; all we have to do is vote

We Canadians are lucky; all we have to do is vote

Every day we hear news reports about people risking their lives for the right to choose their leaders. Here in Canada, many people are saying "Meh." We shouldn't be so complacent, and we should never take democracy for granted. True, the current federal election is frustrating. The carefully scripted talking points, the avoidance of controversial issues, the negative attack ads — none of it is very inspiring. It's especially difficult for the millions of Canadians who care about the environment. Scientists from around the world — from countries covering the entire political spectrum — are unearthing incontrovertible evidence that the natural systems that give us life are in trouble. Pollution is affecting our children's health and causing health care costs to rise. Human activity is driving animals and plants to extinction at alarming rates. And climate change is having a ...

Full article: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2011/04/...

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