(437) Taxpayers Can Suck It

This week we go back to 1992 to listen to one of the most famous environmental speeches in modern history, Severn Cullis-Suzuki at Rio ’92.  Has anything changed? Can it still? You can watch the video here.

Next up, we listen to a fabulous clip of Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada taking the parliamentary secretary to the minister of the environment – Colin Carrie to task for intentionally trying to mislead Canadians about our own CO2 emissions. You can watch the video here.

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Finally, the panel dissects a recent “The Agenda” with Steve Paikin episode “Carbon Commitments” that featured industry mouthpiece Candice Malcolm (Ontario Director) for the strongly suspected astroturf group , Canadian Taxpayers Federation on what could have been a serious discussion on the evolution of a federal carbon regulation system. Why does the CBC keep putting private interests and actual experts next to each other as if they we’re equally valid? Oh wait, I think Andrew Mitrovica had something to say about that

Who are they? Well here’s the entire list of their priorities for Ontario [click image to the left]… They’re just regular-old concerned taxpaying citizens… riiiiight.

This weeks music:

“Vessel” – Dan Mangan & “Half the City | Biscuits & Jam” – St. Paul and the Broken Bones