Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Environment Minister caves to Green Pressure

Ontario Environment Minister Laurel Broten and hubby have ceded to public pressure and decided to scale back their monster-garage plans; thereby saving the life of a nearby tree.

I don't know why, but this news item made me smile.

7 comments:

Right From Hamilton said...

It also was supposed to be taller than the house but it was just empty height. This is a prime example of wastefulness. Honestly this is one of the few times governments can get involved.

Anonymous said...

Yep, If I ever cross Tiger Woods on the highway he better be driving an ugly Buick Rendez-vous like he was sponsoring...even if that was a few years ago now...So yeah, if you are going to be behind something and more so if you are to attempt in imposing it on the population at large by the powers vested at being an elected politician then by all means you must also "Walk the walk".

Anonymous said...

I serously think this environment minister is WAY out of line, and not for the first time. Only months ago she wanted children to
FLICK OFF!

Good thing teachers and parents rallied against such an idiotic idea, deciding to use "Power OFF" instead. Actually, the whole push for FLICK OFF vanished from the Ministry site. More money wasted by the Liberals. That's what they do best, but hey, if the polls are to be believed, McGuinty's newest promises and cash infusions aren't fazing Ontarians....not this time.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

if the polls are to be believed, McGuinty's newest promises and cash infusions aren't fazing Ontarians....not this time.

We can only hope. I would be quite happy with a minority government from either the Liberals or P.C.'s.

The only problem would be having the NDP possibly hold the balance of power.

bluecentrist said...

this story sounds exactly like an episode of Arrested Development. Life imitating art......

CopySix said...

I am not altogether sure if this sort of story would have garnered the media attention we have witnessed were it not for the upcoming elections.
I don't agree with the Minister's 'Monster Project' and should like to have it seen resolved by the OMB instead of the media.
Welcome to another 'silly season' of pre-election mayhem.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Welcome to another 'silly season' of pre-election mayhem.

For sure. It's going to be a long election campaign.