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Bridgette Depape, a Canadian Senate page, stands up to power

Bridgette DePape, a Canadian Senate page, stands up to power (Photo: (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

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Ms. DePape later released a powerful statement:

“Harper’s agenda is disastrous for this country and for my generation,” DePape said in the release. “We have to stop him from wasting billions on fighter jets, military bases, and corporate tax cuts while cutting social programs and destroying the climate. Most people in this country know what we need are green jobs, better medicare, and a healthy environment for future generations.”

We need to recognize that issues of war, corporate power, taxes, healthcare, social justice and the environment are connected and warrant more similar acts of courage and integrity.

Courage and integrity mean acting on your beliefs, despite risks to one’s personal career and economic interests.

I’ve said the same thing about Governor Christie, BEFORE the election, see: Christie’s Environmental Agenda Would Be A Disaster for New Jersey

If more people of good will stood up, things would get better.

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