February 21, 2012
Blogpost by Bruce Cox, Executive Director of Greenpeace Canada – February 17, 2012 at 12:04
I was disappointed to read yesterday’s report in the Globe and Mail about Greenpeace being under surveillance as a security threat and labelled by our government as ‘extremists’.
Disappointed, but not surprised.
Once again, Stephen Harper’s Conservative government is attacking the environmental movement.
Last month the prime minister expressed his concern that “foreign money” was interfering with Canada’s prosperity. By “foreign money” he meant US charitable foundations contributing to Canadian environmental groups working to protect wilderness areas impacted by the oil industry.
Soon after, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver accused environmental groups of being foreign-funded puppets “hijack[ing] our regulatory system to achieve their radical ideological agenda.”