Now is the time to speak out

ML Leidl of Ladysmith writes about the need to be engaged and rally our MPs, MLAs and local governments.

Editor:

With yet another free trade agreement poised for ratification between Canada and China, it seems the Harper government expects Canadians to roll over without a whimper.

Indeed, it seems we have little say over what happens to our natural resources and environment, yet Canadians are speaking out loud and clear against the likes of the Enbridge pipeline, tarsands expansion and bitumen-carrying supertankers.

But we must rally our MPs, MLAs and local governments too, make them work for the people they are supposed to serve, not corporate or elite interests.

We all need to be engaged.

If there is anything we love about this country, now is the time to speak out and speak up.

ML Leidl

Ladysmith