Niagara At Large Will Be Back Soon – If Maybe Only For A Little While

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.

For the sake of our future, stay away from Andrew Scheer (left) and his Conservative partners and climate laggards like Doug Ford

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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“A politician thinks of the next election. a leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders

One response to “Niagara At Large Will Be Back Soon – If Maybe Only For A Little While

  1. It seems to me that a great many readers of NAL are people who care deeply about the environment and believe that climate change is most assuredly reaching the point of no return (assuming is hasn’t already) due to human activities.
    As such, it also seems to me that we are one formidable voting block capable of influencing the outcome of the elections in our ridings if we could agree on which party to award our votes.
    After much head-scratching over which party in Niagara Falls would produce the best of all results for my city I finally concluded that I have to give my nod to Brian Barker, NDP, as he lives in my city, is aware of our decades of abuse of privilege at City Hall, his platform is clear and he comes across as intelligent, highly motivated, strong, decisive and poised.
    His party’s platform is clear and his party leader, Jagmeet Singh, has been dwarfing his rivals as he crisscrosses the country as well as in the debates.
    Make no mistake, I am a huge fan of the Green Party and Elizabeth May.
    However, I do not find that my local representative, who resides in Niagara-on-the-Lake, can adequately address the numerous and impressively imposing problems that plague Niagara Falls.
    For all of these reasons and more, I am voting NDP. Now I leave it up to you, the readers of NAL to decide if we can create a groundswell of like-minded support.
    At the end of the day, we simply cannot afford a Conservative government.
    We must come together like never before, to find and implement strategies to negate the Conservatives’ deep pocketed, agenda-driven, planet-destroying supporters and financiers.
    Let’s start the conversation.


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