Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2012
Hello, my name is Angel and I am ten years old. That's right, I'm still a kid, so listen closely. Harper’s decision to let China buy Canadian tar sands is bad for Canada, the world, any every living thing.
On Friday Stephen Harper told everyone that he will allow CNOOC, the China’s state-owned oil company, to take over Canadian fossil fuel giant Nexen.
This deal, will put Billions of barrels of tar sands oil in CNOOC’s hands, this is a very bad for Canada. Especially for us kids. When an accident happens ( which it WILL ), it's the kids that are going to suffer. No more playing on the beach on a hot summer day, because it will be polluted. Plus the drinking water would be bad. All the plants and animals will be sick. There's been enough oil spills already, we don't need another, Mr. Harper.
2. Secret deals are terrible for everyone. Democracy means transparency. My mom told me that Transparency is when people tell the truth and they share that information with everyone.
If the secretive and extreme FIPA deal passes, the effects of the Nexen takeover will be made far, far worse. The Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection Act, is very bad because it lets another country have all sorts of rights, and they won't have to follow the rules. China will be able to sue all sorts of businesses and goverments that want to protect nature. You don't want to be in Thneedvile like in the movie " The Lorax ", 100% IN-Organic, with plastic everything and have to pay money for bottles with fresh, clean air.
Prime Minister Harper is showing he's not a good, kind person. He cares more about corporations and money then he does care about life.
I'm writing this letter because I live in Canada. But doesn't the Canada song say " Oh, Canada, our home and native land. "? I'm beginning to think it's not MY home anymore. It's becoming more saddening each time Harper makes a new law usually. On December 4, 2012, we had 2.5 million protected lakes. On December 5, 2012, Canada has 82 protected lakes. Thanks alot, Harper. Isn't there something wrong with this?
Please, Mr. Harper. Stop what your doing, don't make kids cry.
Sincerely, Angel Winterlik. Vancouver BC, Canada.
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