If you want something that tastes like clean water, go for a Bud.
I thought that was bottled water.
A Bud costs less and tastes the same…
As for the lakes, we are likely dropping the ball. I do believe that Canadians want to maintain a clean environment, and are willing to pay for it (to an extent of course). However, it requires government initiative to be the driver and the only ones that are dedicated enough to do it (NDP/Greens) would economically ruin the country getting us there.
Right now, Harper really couldn’t give a shit about the environment and only pays it lip service because it’s the topic of the day. The Liberals weren’t much better, however it wasn’t a big deal when they were in power, so who knows what they’d do now.
Well that’s the problem. Everyone wants “the government” to clean up pollution and take care of the environment, but no one wants to pay for it. We ask for tons of services, but then vote for the parties promising to reduce taxes. Here in Qc, our “green awareness” is apparently very high, but our Green Party got about 3% of the vote at the last elections. They don’t hold a single seat in the national assembly.
So my guess is that we’re letting the Americans clean up the Great Lakes and foot the bill. It’s not like the water on “our side” will respect the imaginary border, so eventually, they’ll clean up our water too.
We may be cheap, but we’re smart, eh?
Now if we could just figure out a way to have them pay our healthcare as well.
Just to clarify what I meant by the government leading the way is that I see it up to them to set the policies that companies/people need to follow. Unfortunately the government seems lack any real conviction in this area.
As for the Greens, I wouldn’t mind them having some representation, but their leader scares me, she indicated that she thought Jack Layton wasn’t left wing enough!