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  •  not for long. (14+ / 0-)

    I live in Canada, and things are going downhill fast.

    Really fast.

    See, we have a conservative govt, a franchise of the GOP.
    The Harpercrites deregulated banking, and then scrambled when the fit hit the shan to backtrack. They are working on healthcare and Social Security. Raising the retirement age, etc.


    Anything that is still left, will not be here long.


    Fuddle Duddle--- Pierre Trudeau.... Canadian politics at......A Creative Revolution

    by pale cold on Fri Jul 20, 2012 at 11:33:25 PM PDT

    •  Yes, of particular concern (4+ / 0-)

      is Canada's increasing lack of concern for environmental issues on both the federal and provincial level.  I would say at least for the time being environmental protection seems a bit stronger in the US

      Some of the things that both Harper and the Alberta government are pulling regarding the tar sands would not  be allowed even in the US (5 years from now that probably will have changed for the worse here).

      A particular concern of mine is the lack of a strong Canadian version of the US's Endangered Species Act which seems relatively toothless at the Canadian federal level.  For example, grizzly bears are rapidly becoming endangered in Alberta which has done little to protect them, whereas in Montana they are flourishing--for the time being.

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