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    It's embarrassing to be Canadian now

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    George Monbiot wrote a real porcupine of a column this week, excoriating Canada on its failure to act on climate change. The headline read, "Canada's image lies in tatters. It is now to climate what Japan is to whaling."

    Brilliant! Just what smug Canada needs, a real seeing-to by an environmental wise man. Monbiot, a hero of mine, had earlier written a toned-down piece for the leaden opinion page of Canada's dullest newspaper, the Globe and Mail. I wish he hadn't done that.

    The headline was "Please, Canada, clean up your act." Canada was not now the "corrupt petro-state" of the Guardian piece. Monbiot in the local version seemed to treat Canada more like a student who had let not just himself down, but had brought sorrow to the entire school. Monbiot wanted to add his voice to those "pleading" with Canada's hard-right minority government to change its ways.
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    We're just the latest scapegoat.
    Realistically speaking Canada has invested a lot in exploring renewable energy resources and stands against some of the more damaging practices when it comes to methods of extraction in the oil sands.


    I'm not worried about our "reputation" about this...
    it will improve once we get that puppet out of office.

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    I am not embarrassed to be Canadian, I am embarrassed however at how the government is being ran and how money seems to be more of a concern then anything else.

    I'm not worried about our "reputation" about this...
    it will improve once we get that puppet out of office.
    Well we can hope right ?
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    Yup, how does that song go?

    BLAME CANADA!

    Helps people ignore countries like America and China.

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    How does Lais get to say if it's embarrassing to be a Canadian?
    What can we do to help you stop screaming?

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    To reply to the article writing in a very British fashion:

    Good sir, your article is bullocks and you are nothing but a tosser.

    Now with that out of the way. Oh look how EMBARRASSED I am to be Canadian... you know because its such a shame I wish we could be like those other countries around the world *sigh*... we're just not functional, and and and we say EH... who the hell says EH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas View Post
    To reply to the article writing in a very British fashion:

    Good sir, your article is bullocks and you are nothing but a tosser.

    Now with that out of the way. Oh look how EMBARRASSED I am to be Canadian... you know because its such a shame I wish we could be like those other countries around the world *sigh*... we're just not functional, and and and we say EH... who the hell says EH?
    plus your heads flap...I've seen South Park
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    Quote Originally Posted by memnoch View Post
    plus your heads flap...I've seen South Park
    *Farts on you*

    HaHAhaHa!

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    Hey i live in the US- Quit making fun of the appartment above the party Eh?
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