Stealing the earth from our children, grand-kids

Enviro calendar from Conservative MP Randy Kamp precious, send it back

Editor, The News:

In the past few days, constituents of MP Randy Kamp (Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission) have received a 2013 calendar – that they paid to produce and distribute – that has the Native American proverb: “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.”

The calendar also includes environmental tips inside.

The calendar is sent by our MP, who over the last year, as parliamentary secretary on fisheries, has supported the federal minister of fisheries and the federal Conservative government in neutering the Federal Fisheries Act, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and  federal environmental legislation.

To ensure their work was complete, this government gutted the Department of Fisheries and Oceans of the biologists, and scientists who tried to enforce the rules of the previous act, plus countless other environmental staff and expertise throughout the federal government.

They also pulled Canada out of the Kyoto Agreement and are turning Canada into an environmental pariah.

This is our MP who repeatedly and consistently refused to answer well-thought-out questions from constituents and others about the reasons for the drastic changes to the Federal Fisheries Act.

Mr. Kamp treated everyone with disregard because he refused to represent his constituents, including council for the District of Maple Ridge, which has submitted a well-reasoned and politically neutral communique seeking understanding and urging the federal government to engage with constituents before ramming through the final steps that will put many of Canada’s fisheries and much of its fish habitat at risk.

Sending out this calendar is ironic at best and hypocritical at worst.

I encourage everyone to send the calendar back to Mr. Kamp with a strong but respectful message to represent the interests of constituents rather than protect his perks and pension by doing the bidding of the prime minister and stealing the earth from our children and grand-children.

John Kelly

Maple Ridge


Hey, little taxpayer

Editor, The News:

Ho, ho, ho, this is precious. I got a calendar from my federal government representative. The calendar is full of environmental tips from my Conservative MP.

This is the same government that has abandoned the protection of hundreds of rivers and quazillions of fish. This is the government that has just given half a million acres to a communist country.

Hey, little taxpayer, you do your little share at home and us big boys, we’ll make money and enjoy our power over God’s once-green acre.

M. Gendron

Maple Ridge

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