LETTER: Morrison should address local youth

From reader Tom Prior

A small committed group of concerned teenagers is taking a leadership role in the West Kootenay Fridays for the Future student climate strikes, taking place most Fridays in front of the Nelson courthouse. Rain or shine.

It would be nice if our new Conservative Kootenay-Columbia MP would come and explain to the many worried West Kootenay youth the historic efforts Canada’s Conservative Party has played to mitigate massive planetary species extinction, drinking water destruction, pollution of weather, ocean, sea, outer and inner space.

The honest answer of course is nothing.

The claim to fame of our last Conservative MP, Jim Gouk, was reversing his position on a huge pay/pension raise (golden parachute) for himself and the rest of Canada’s overpaid MPs.

When the last Conservative MP started collecting his extensive pay/pension, the level of concern within Canada’s right wing political circles regarding environmental destruction was a joke.

Canada’s Conservatives from the start ridiculed scientific information about the climate crisis that was beginning to worry most credible international scientists.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper with a majority government fired, retired and cut off funding to research concerning environmental issues. Instead Harper blasted around the planet signing helter skelter trade deals with any despotic regime.

Rob Morrison can continue to ignore scientific information and forget there are children all over the western educated world vowing not to procreate and striking school on Friday afternoon.

It was nice of Mr. Morrison not to campaign in the West Kootenay. I am not sure West Kootenay youth need to know, see or hear their campaigning Conservative representative.

Now, is there any chance Morrison has the strength of character to come and address West Kootenay’s children?

Tom Prior


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