Re: “Climate emergency declaration in Greater Sudbury and West Nipissing is real: Serré,” (The Hill Times, letter to the editor, June 10, p. 8). There is but one element of truth and a minuscule glimmer of hope in Liberal MP Marc Serré’s letter which dovetails with Gerry Nicholls’ column, “Nationalism. Canadian style,” (The Hill Times, June 10, p. 10). As Mr. Nicholls anticipated, the notion of nation crept into Mr. Serré’s pre-election thoughts as he explained that “Climate change is not just a local issue, it’s a national issue.” This came as a surprise to me, having watched our prime minister in predictable globalist fashion repeatedly refer to Canada as a country instead of a nation in his speech on June 6 on Juno Beach on the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Having become a nation at Vimy Ridge, we did our part as a country on Juno Beach and we are extolled to do our part as a nation to mitigate climate change.
True. Climate change is not a local issue. But as country, nation if you insist, we are but a small part of the global problem. Perhaps there is faint hope that carbon pricing, notwithstanding the 50 million trees about to be planted, won’t go up in smoke.