Thanks to the people who came out to the C-38 Blackmark Budget protest in front of Conservative MP Randy Kamp's office, and thanks for all the high signs and honking and support from passing cars.
I puzzle about the drivers who didn't honk, or ignored the protesters. I have to wonder: are they just ignorant about what this government is doing to them and their children? Don't they know or care that our environment is being put in jeopardy so carpetbagger corporations can make a fast buck by endangering and destroying our environment? Don't they realize they are putting lives in danger by shutting down the busiest coast guard station in Canada?
Don't they know or care that the Conservatives have figured out how to ship jobs off shore? Corporations building pipelines and bridges will now be able to bring offshore work crews for lower wages.
Do these people think it is okay that their children's only job choice will be minimum wages, flipping hamburgers, because once well-paying construction jobs will be done by yet more offshore workers?
These are just a few of the hundreds of dangerous, destructive changes to Canada's working conditions, careers opportunities, and environmental protection and public safety that C-38 - a destructive, ominous excuse for a budget - represents.
Canadians better wake up and smell the coffee before it is to late. If you can't get out and help bring this disaster of legislation to an end, at least support the people who care enough about this country and its people. All it takes is a wave or a honk.
Wayne Clark, Maple Ridge