Wednesday, 1 July 2015
Hats Off To Two Women Who Showed Up
Locals in the US and Canada are concerned about health and environmental impacts. The incredibly long strings of frequent freight trains blocking emergency access to communities along the way is also a concern.
I do not recall anyone saying these are good things. Yet few people spoke up more forcefully against the proposed expansion than these two accomplished women who will compete for the same votes in the fall federal election. Although one is Liberal and the other NDP, they agree about the hazards of thermal coal and potential for disaster to towns at home and around the globe.
The professional achievements of Joy and Pixie are significant. They could rest on their laurels but were compelled to run for their respective parties. They won respect and my admiration but could stumble in the bigger battle by splitting the votes so that the government currently in power (known for deregulation, giving breaks to big business, and not going to community meetings) could win again.
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