As reported in the Vancouver Sun, the Canadian government’s closure of environmental protection offices is part of the federal strategy of eliminating environmental protection law in order to remove all obstacles to energy export and extraction. Combined with recent bills that eliminate environmental study and monitoring by federal agencies, the closure of offices, programs and agencies once tasked with environmental protection is eroding public confidence in public officials. As the Harper administration attacks First Nations and other environmental activists, Canada is fast becoming a battleground in the war of globalization.
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