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

Just Posted

Golden Ears park gets 65 of 600 new provincial campsites

‘Walk-in sites are easily accessible for both motorists and cyclists.’

Smart Centres’ Albion flats lots up for sale

Future undecided for area where shopping was proposed

Mother bear, three cubs relocated from northeast Maple Ridge

Silver Valley residents calling for ‘no-kill’ zone.

Maple Ridge child victim centre receives thousands from feds

More than $250,000 will be given to Alisa’s Wish to help child victims of abuse

Ridge RCMP hand out ‘positive’ tickets

Think of Me campaign to warn drivers to slow down in school zones.

600 new campsites coming to provincial parks and recreation sites across B.C.

Tourism Minister announced half of the new spots to 13 most popular provincial parks

Municipalities protest after B.C. declares marijuana growing ‘farm use’

UBCM president seeks answers in letter to John Horgan government

CMHC defends mortgage stress test changes amid calls for loosening rules

Uninsured borrowers must now show they could service their mortgage if rates rose two per cent

Metro Vancouver mayors ask public to lobby feds for annual $375M transit fund

Mayors renewing their call for transit funding as federal election looms

B.C. woman left ‘black and blue’ after being pushed off 40-foot cliff at lake

West Shore RCMP looking for witnesses as investigation continues

BC Ferries asks boaters to learn signals and be careful around vessels

BC Ferries responded to 15 marine emergencies in 2018

VIDEO: Suspected arson sends five to Abbotsford hospital with smoke inhalation

Man seen throwing flammable substance in van, lighting it on fire next to home

Thunderstorms to bring heavy rain, risk of flash floods in the southern Interior

Ten to 30 millimetres of rain to fall over the early weekend

Unbe-leaf-able: Agassiz man finds more than 200 four-leaf clovers in a month

Walt Hardinge has found more than 219 four-or-more leaf clovers this spring alone

Most Read