I would like to take a break from my usual rabid fangirl blogging which mostly consists of crying over pretty people and writing novels about my shipping feels in my tags to bring your attention to something important that is happening in Canada. I hope you’ll reblog and pass on the message.
On Dec. 4, 2012, Canada had over 2.5 million protected lakes and waterways. As of Dec. 5, 2012, that number was cut down to 82. Not 82 thousand, 82. Period. Point blank. The reason for this is that our prime minister, Stephen Harper, is selling our natural resources to China and other countries without respecting treaties and the rights of Aboriginal people who live on the land and have been there for hundreds of years (in other words, before white people like me decided that we were going to take their land the fuck over). This bill affects everyone because we, as Canadians, and as citizens of the world, should feel safe that what few resources we have left are being protected and cared for. Bill C-45 has rendered all of that null and void. Aboriginal chief Theresa Spence has been on a hunger strike, surviving off of fish broth and water since early December and more and more people are speaking out in response to this serious violation of the Canadian land and the rights of the Aboriginal people, yet media coverage has been minimal. So just take a moment if you would to click through and follow the link, read up and get yourself informed, and once again, please reblog to let other people know what’s happening.