Internet headline: Take Actions! Jasper is our national park not a theme park!.
Whenever I read balderdash in the news, I know where to go to get the unvarnished truth: my MP, [Mr. All-Canadian Hero for Democracy and Conservatism]:
I'm writing to ask you to please debunk this obviously false rumor circulating that the Harper Government seeks to privatize Canadian national parks.
In particular, please verify for me that Jasper National Park isn't going to be sold to American-owned Brewster Travel Canada.
No Canadian would ever consent to such a deal -- no Canadian worth anything would even consider doing such a thing! And since Stephen Harper is, indeed, Canadian, I'm positive he'd never even conceive of committing such a wretched scam against our beloved country.
The obviously bogus article cited above does have some pretty specific details, though: "Brewster Travel Canada, owned by a US-based company, wants to blast out the side of the cliff beside the Icefields Parkway to build the “Glacier Discovery Walk” – a massive infrastructure “skywalk”, and charge people who wish to admire the view."
Sure, that's what Brewster Travel Canada would like to do, but surely Stephen Harper would block such a thing -- with his own body, if need be!
Yet, there are some really specific details in this article: "December 16th, 2011 is the last day for public comment on the Environmental Assessment for Brewster's proposed Glacier Discovery Walk in Jasper National Park— a 400-metre walkway and massive glass-floored 'skywalk' extending 30 meters over the Sunwapta Valley.
"The stunning Tangle Ridge viewpoint on the Icefields Parkway would be privatized and visitors would have to pay fees ranging from $15 to $30 per person to access Brewster’s Glacier Discovery Walk. The remaining free public viewpoint would look onto the massive glass and metal structure, marring the natural canyon landscape — where today, mountain goats and sheep roam freely."
But again, no Canadian would ever consider such a disgusting deal, altering and blighting some of the world's most beautiful scenery, scarring and maiming a Canadian national treasure.
If anything, Stephen Harper would doubtless lash out against such a deal, against anyone who would propose such a devastating and disgusting venture.
I'm writing asking for details of how Stephen Harper plans to block this deal -- if it does indeed exist -- and how he plans to protect Canada's national treasures from other such molestation, exploitation and blasphemication.
Because, if I know anything about the Conservative Party of Canada, it's that they are all about Canada! Keeping Canada Canada. Battling encroachment and erosion of our national identity, our national territory, our national treasures.
So that I can spread the word about how the Harper Government is ensuring nothing of this kind could ever happen, please send me all pertinent details.
I understand that some people don't like Stephen Harper, and that's they're right. But I draw the line when Harper critics dream up scurrilous lies and defamatory scenarios painting our Prime Minister as someone who would even consider selling a Canadian national park to a private interest so that private interest could alter and monetize it.
It makes me sick even thinking about it, as I'm sure it sickens you, too.
Help me bring the haters to heel. Please provide me with the real facts on this matter.