While a growing majority of Canadians recognize global warming and seek action, the federal government continues to give lip service at best.
Here, Metro Vancouver is asking the feds to do the right thing in reining in the Port Authority, which claims unilateral power to change ALR land into industrial use.
Speaking with forked tongues, on one hand they claim a desire to protect ALR land, while at the same time they say the industrial lands that remain in the Lower Mainland is "insufficient" for the future of our economy.
Doing the right thing requires stepping up to the plate in protection of not just our environment but current and future generational access to safe and viable food sources.
The alternative - to remove more land from the ALR - makes a mockery of the original purpose of farmland protection. Worse, it is the poorest form of modelling for our children, by sending the message that money and development are the only things that really matter. Our children, all of us, deserve better.
In the end, we can't eat money... nor can our children and grandchildren.
Steven Faraher-Amidon, Surrey
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