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Letters to the editor...Tories handcuffed in dealing with crises
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 17 Jan 2007, p. 6

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Dear editor, Re: Student unconvinced by MP's column, Dec. 29 letter to the editor. I think that there is a lack of understanding of the greater picture here. Canada is facing an energy crisis, a garbage crisis and an enviromental crisis. We have a demand for energy which is vastly higher than our capability, thus we have to import energy from the U.S., shedding a bit of our sovereignty in the process. A garbage crisis is happening in the GTA because modern lifestyles, combined with the vast population growth in the GTA (and all of southern Ontario), means that more garbage is accumulating at faster rates than ever before. Our garbage then has to be shipped somewhere else (again the U.S.) and that again, sheds a bit of our sovereignty. The enviromental crisis is happening from a population boom, combined with modern lifestyles, as well as the increase in electrical power output from non-"green" sources. The federal government is at odds, People want a greener life, people want more electricity, people want to maintain their current lifestyles, but few are willing/able to pay the costs that these wants are causing. The government is trying to create the greatest benefit for the most people and doing so in a realistic way. Two words: minority government. The Tories don't have the ability to do a lot of things because of it, therefore they have to calm it down. I am no die-hard Conservative and would be very happy to see greener policies than we currently have. By the way, I am a university student and I speak for myself. Please do not claim to speak for our generation when you speak for yourself. Evan Switzer, Georgetown

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Letters to the editor...Tories handcuffed in dealing with crises