Individual rights or collective subjugation? Canada’s health service has chosen the latter. From Mark E. Jeftovic at bombthrower.com:
Health Canada demands collectivism and an end to capitalism to fight climate change
“The hopes expressed by participants encompassed such a vision of collectivism”
“there are 3 core values in western society, and for that matter, in global society, that have to change. One core value is about growth and materialism. The second core value is liberty and individualism, which has to be rethought because the kind of individualism that is preached by neoliberals is part of the problem. It advances the individual over the collective… it leads to a huge number of problems, and it undermines the collective process
“If we don’t address capitalism, if we don’t address colonialism, racism, the patriarchy, et cetera, we’re going to tread water for a long time until we eventually drown …”
— excerpts from “Perspectives on Climate Change and Public Health in Canada”
Prologue: Merrickville, Ontario, 2007
It was called “The 3E Initiative”.
A series of interviews followed by a meeting of members from Canada’s Laurentian Elite that took place in Merrickville, Ontario in 2007. The agenda was figuring out a path for transitioning the country onto a climate change footing.
The pre-meeting interviewees and meeting participants comprised a who’s who of Canadian dynastic wealth, corporate power, politics – and media. They transcended party boundaries: Former Prime Minister Joe Clark, Justin Trudeau bagman Stephen Bronfman, Patrick Daniel (Enbridge), Stéphane Dion, former Quebec premiere Pierre Marc Johnson, WE Charity co-founder Mark Kielburger, the list goes on.