We’ve Got What Could Be the Most Important Election for Our Future to Weigh In On
A Message from Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper
Posted October 7th, 2019
I’m back from a weeks-long, out-of-country break and the journalist in me is dying to get back in the fray – at least for now.
We are in to the last few week of a federal election in Canada – one that may very well make the difference between a future that could be promising or could be a nightmare for generations to come – and I feel a need to get some news and commentary in, if it will do any good.
We will hold off making decisions about the future of Niagara At Large until the October 21st election is over.
So Niagara At Large will get back to posting more news and commentary in a few days.
Meanwhile, I urge all of you – especially young people out there – to stay informed and to vote for the candidate in your riding who shows the most promise of fighting for your future.
That means voting for possibly any candidate running for the almost any of the key parties – Liberal, NDP or Green – that convinces you that they will made it a number one priority to address the greatest threat facing life on this planet in this century – an overloading of carbon-based greenhouse gases that has opened the door to a potentially irreversible climate catastrophe.
Of course, we want a healthy and just economy for people too, but there will be no place left for that if we do not also have a healthy, liveable planet.
That should count the federal Conservative Party of Andrew Scheer out. There is simply no real evidence to suggest that Scheer or any of his Conservative affiliates, including Premiers Doug Ford of Ontario and Jason Kenny of Alberta, will take the necessary action to address this existential threat to our future.
So stay engaged and vote as if a healthy, liveable future on this planet is at stake, because all of the leading-edge science around the world – science that Scheer, Ford and company choose not to take seriously – says that it is.
More on this in the days ahead. Stay tuned.
Doug Draper, journalist at large
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