Harper To Sell Jasper Canada's National Park to US Company: Canadians Rally To Stop Him
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Harper To Sell Jasper Canada's National Park to US Company: Canadians Rally To Stop Him

Vancouver : Canada | Jan 26, 2012 at 7:51 AM PST
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Jasper & Jasper National Park Alberta, Canada by motorcycle

Canadians are experiencing a great deal of concern mounting over the actions of Prime Minister Harper and some of the policies he is implementing.

Afew weeks ago thousands of same sex marriages were dissolved by his government under the ridiculous assertation that those who originally hailed from foreign countries where gay marriages were not sanctioned were no longer allowed to be married in Canada. Thousands of people awoke to hear over the radio that they were now officially 'unmarried'. Unbelievable? Well it's true, and that is just one of many undemocratic and dictatorial rulings passed down by this government.

Here is another one that threatens our beloved national park Jasper.

This just in from Avaaz:

'In days, the Harper Government could privatise a section of Jasper National Park and let an American-owned company blast a 300m metal walkway into our World Heritage mountains -- but Jasper's Superintendent has the power to stop them.

The plan would not only spur development, but would give an American company the right to charge each of us for entry into parts of Jasper park. Greg Fenton, a local Jasperite, has the ability to stop the privatisation of the park he grew up in and loves -- but the company's lobbying effort means he will face pressure to sell out this natural wonder. Let's send him a tidal wave of support and give him the strength he needs to stand up to corporate power and save our Rocky Mountain sanctuary.

Click to ensure our parks stay in public hands -- sign the petition calling on Fenton to save Jasper National Park before it's too late.'

http://www.avaaz.org/en/jasper_development/?tta

Avaaz.com

Sources:
Jasperite, Greg Fenton, returns home to become superintendent of Jasper National Park (Parks Canada)

National Parks - and the views - belong to Canadians (Calgary Herald)

Feedback Deadline Looms, Decision Expected Next Month (The Fitzhugh)

Record of Lobbying (Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada)

National Parks should be Wildlife Sanctuaries, not Cash Cows (Green Party of Canada)

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