Canada needs to set a good example on climate change

Kudos to Laura Sacks of Castlegar for standing up to Tom Fletcher

Editor, The Times:

Kudos to Laura Sacks of Castlegar for standing up to Tom Fletcher and responding to his opinion piece of Feb. 9. Like Laura, I found Mr. Fletcher’s views on climate change to be very unsettling, but I did nothing about it. Laura took action immediately and fired off a well-informed letter, which I’m assuming was printed in all newspapers published by Black Press, papers through which Tom Fletcher regularly spreads his partisan views.

With the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, Canada is being viewed more and more as a leader by other countries around the world. We need to set a good example when it comes to climate change.

As for “our American-financed protest industry”, Mr. Fletcher needs to accept the fact that we all live on the same planet and that climate change is a global crisis that knows no boundaries. We’re all in this together – something most people understand.

June Wood

 

Vanderhoof, B. C.