Here in Canada, we are heading into a federal election on May 2. Our current Prime Minister proclaimed this election to be a “dangerous and unnecessary exercise”. Rick Mercer responds to this curious, and revealing, statement of our Prime Minister, who apparently believes democracy is a waste of time and money:
And a response to Rick’s rant from students at the University of Guelph, who throw down the gauntlet to other Canadian university students:
Considering the abysmal record of this government on environmental issues, particularly climate change, the importance of getting young people out to vote can’t be underestimated. They are “Generation Hot” and are the voters that will be most affected by unchecked climate change. For more on the Harper government’s record on climate change, go to Climate Action Network Canada’s info page.