TORY LAKE PROTECTION FAVOURS MILLIONAIRES ON SEA-DOs: Why Special Treatment For Lakes In Tory Ridings?
October 30th, 2012 - 7:48pm
Charlie Angus wants to know why the Conservative omnibus bill is declaring open season on Canada's lakes and rivers while protecting lakes in Conservative ridings. Of Canada's 30,000 lakes only 97 are being given environmental protection and almost all are in Conservative ridings.
Angus says he was shocked to learn that 12 of these lakes are in the riding of Treasury Board President Tony Clement.
“The Conservatives protected Lake Rosseau, home to Hollywood millionaires. The Conservatives protected Lake Joseph where a “cottage” will set you back a cool five million. Do they really think the exclusive lakes of millionaires are more worthy than lakes in the rest of Canada?”
Speaking in Question Period today, Angus says this isn’t just about environment it’s a question of ethics.
“No wonder this government wants to ram this omnibus bill through. So guys like the Muskoka minister can give special environmental deals to his millionaire friends while telling other Canadian lake users to hit the road.”
Angus emphasizes that clearly this is an abuse of the public trust.
“So how about we pull out the clauses from the omnibus bill and create a Goldie Hawn Cottage preservation Act? Or the Protecting Millionaire Buddies of the Muskoka Minister So He Can Get Re-Elected Act?