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Letter: Conservatives lack common sense

Climate change denial at heart of policy shortcomings.
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Making decisions about one's future based on misinformation, or which political leader is most photogenic, or on buzz words, sound bites and simplistic headlines is reckless, the author says.

Dear Editor

Having listened to “The House” on CBC regarding the Conservative convention, there were a lot of comments by interviewed members about “using common sense.” I agree, but Conservatives have the least common sense in politics, especially in regard to the environment or climate change. In fact, most of them are in denial of climate change. In addition to that, they have no policy to correct or downsize climate change, though I heard one member state technology will save us. Well, that statement alone shows no common sense.

All they seem to spout is getting rid of the carbon tax. If that is their only plan, it will increase climate change. Like the tax on cigarettes and alcohol, the carbon tax is there to encourage the consumer to use less.

I hope people will educate themselves and participate more fully in politics rather than remaining oblivious. Making decisions about one's future based on misinformation, or which political leader is most photogenic, or on buzz words, sound bites and simplistic headlines is reckless. This is not how we should be voting, or making policies that affect everyone and the future of the planet.

Marcella Pedersen

Cut Knife

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