Open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau
Well Prime Minister I watched your presentation of your summer cabinet changes and I must say I was disappointed.
Obviously, there is lots of talk and no action with your Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women Inquiry and so your previous Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs needs help. She needs money, real mental health doctors and some action by the RCMP, none of which she is getting. To give her the help of Jane Philpott, who was unable to get Health Canada to abandon their ties with big pharma’s profits and help Canadian people will only muddy the waters so to speak. Action not words PM. Does the new relationship with our First Nations, Inuit and Metis mean nothing to you? Perhaps they are just empty words just like 2015 will be the last FPTP election.
Do you really imagine that the new Minister of Health will be able to handle Health Canada? No minister has yet, so to throw another woman under that particular bus is rather a waste of talent.
The veterans need more than a sympathetic ear, they also need action. Re-opening a few offices has achieved nothing as the suicides continue because there are no professionals who understand what these men and women have gone through to supposedly protect our/their country from perceived harm. They have been indoctrinated by the forces and now need a means of recovering and a way to lead a life with meaning instead of having nightmares over what they have been asked to endure. We are well aware that Stephen Harper wanted to shirk any responsibility towards them and we do not see any change with your administration.
These changes you have made are superficial at best and the real culprits are still practicing complete disregard toward Canadians and their needs.
Your Minister of Finance is determined to sacrifice Canada’s commons and sovereignty by giving them away through an asinine Canadian Infrastructure Bank owned and operated by international banks, corporations and investors, while the Bank of Canada already owned by Canadians and mandated to do this work anyway remains as a simple inflation watchdog. Crazy? Yes.
Your Minster of Fisheries and Oceans, along with the Minister of Resources and Minister of Environment continue to approve LNG plans such as the one that has been abandoned by Petronas as a bad business case, and what about the hundreds of illegally built dams in BC? or the mad dream of the Howe Sound Woodfibre LNG project when the tankers are too big for the Sound and will interfere with ferry traffic vital to the Island and coastal communities; a dam (Cite C) which is now even less needed than when Petronas was a possibility, and which was condemned by the BC Utilities Commission as unnecessary and unsafe before being silenced and made impotent by Christy Clark; fish farms continue to poison our wild salmon, and the KM pipe line twinning project is facing opposition from First Nations and the new BC government; yet all is well in your mind and the minds of those Ministers. Most people in BC simply laugh at your suggestion that dilbit spills in the ocean will be cleaned up in a world class fashion as we are aware that is impossible.
Let us not forget the Minister of Foreign Affairs and her hatred of Russia combined with her love for investment agreements disguised as free trade agreements, which have and will continue to cost the Canadian taxpayer dearly. She has yet to explain to me how we can export a raw material to Asia when both FTA and NAFTA clearly state that we can increase our supply but not decrease our percentage of that supply to the USA. Is that in her mandate with the NAFTA negotiations? Of course not!
What Canada desperately needs is a government that listens to the Canadian people and not solely to big corporate interests and as each day goes by it is more and more obvious that we do not have such a government. What we have instead is a totally dysfunctional Parliament in which lies are more common than the truth and the people of Canada are treated with arrogance and contempt.
Clearly “Sunny days and sunny ways” was never intended for us as Canadians but was intended for the profit seekers among your friends.
In this year, when 4 provinces celebrate their creation of Canada 150 years ago, the rest of us are feeling more and more ignored and abandoned.
Is it too late to realise that you are more and more like the emperor with no clothes every day Prime Minister?