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"I wished Americans were more like Canadians - until you elected Stephen Harper." . . . . . . . . . . . . - - Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

by / from Stephanie McDowall
(Nanaimo - via email)

Although this was written in April of this year you may not have seen the whole article. - Steph (link below)
“I wished Americans were more like Canadians — until you elected Stephen Harper.”
“Kennedy pulled no punches in a sobering 15 minutes of remarks on the state of environmental protection and democracy – both in Canada and in his own country. ‘Canada has always been the moral paradigm of nations. It was famous for its humanity, for its commitment to future generations…and, really, for its strong sense of community amongst Canadians and the rest of the world…. It’s not good to let oilmen run your country ’”—Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

http://citizenactionmonitor.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/robert-f-kennedy-jr-takes-a-swipe-at-harper-for-canadas-loss-of-moral-leadership/

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