I could’ve been a contender…

Today’s Financial Times headline reads:

US ‘ready to lead’ on climate change

(FT article as brought to my attention by Jamie Laidlaw: Thanks Jamie!)

I heard that news item on CBC and thought to myself: there goes the unexploited competitive advantage that Canada has had these past few Bush years.

Canada could have been a world leader in greening industry, but instead under Mr. Harper we seem bound to squander our advantage on tax cuts, and turning northern Alberta into wasteland. And now, from the sounds of the budget leaks, we will have to play catch up… that is if our own government ever comes to the realization that they’ve already fallen behind again.

“I could’ve had class. I could’ve been a contender. I could’ve been somebody, instead of a bum…”—Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando), On the Waterfront

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