Bold moves away from a fossil fuel economy will be hard but it’s up to responsible governments to soften the blow for working people.
That’s the word from local environmental activist and anti pipeline campaigner, Nelson’s Keith Wiley.
He voted NDP in the federal election but blames the party’s lack of a strong vision to combat climate change for their failure at the ballot box.
Wiley supports the party’s move to open a nationwide dialogue on the so-called Leap Manifesto, a document that is strongly anti resource extraction.
Wiley suggests the NDP will keep playing second-fiddle to the Liberals on the environmental file until it catches up with Canadian opinion.