Thursday, May 27, 2010

Roundup!

                                     

You're going to love this: Mexican president Felipe Calderon, embarrassed his host Stephen Harper at a joint press conference, stating, "We cannot wait for the developed countries to make a decision. Some of them, like the U.S., could take another eternity to decide on what they had decided since the Kyoto Protocol. We know that the quality of life, and the future, is at risk. And I mean the future of a great deal of humanity.”

Mexico will host the next round of UN-sponsored climate change talks in Cancun at the end of November, and in a speech to the House of Commons earlier in the day, Calderon that stressed the need for Canadian leadership on climate change. 

Needless to say, asking for Harper to lead on anything other than American ass-kissing is a long shot at best.

Here's what our MP's do in Parliament most every day - one of the main issues of the day was nyah-nah-nah nyah-nah!

This is a problem all across North America and even sexy, urbane Montreal is not exempt - black youths get targeted unfairly by Montreal police and are more than twice as likely to be arrested as white teens.

The one billion dollar plus pricetag of the coming G8 and G20 summits are on everyone's mind and so the Liberals have asked for an audit. I don't believe that's going to change much. The real problem is these events are staged - it's all pro-forma - and everything has already been agreed to in advance. This meet-up is entirely for show and at these prices it's a shameful waste.

Were you aware that by 2021 the elderly will outnumber kids? The number of people over 65 will more than double, from 4.7 million in 2009 to between 9.9 million and 10.9 million by 2036. Seniors will surpass children aged 14 and under between 2015 and 2021. Needless to say the Monty Python gang foresaw this problem and predicted the likely course of events:



To close with a bit of good news, the Nature Conservancy of Canada has bought 14 square kilometres of land in an environmentally sensitive area of southwestern Ontario that is home to dozens of endangered species of animals and plants. The land will help fill in gaps between areas that are already protected, giving the threatened wildlife more terrain to live in and increasing its chance of survival.

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