For anyone over 50, you will remember the radio show: The Shadow! For only The Shadow knows!
And what does The Shadow know?
In this continuing series, Canadian environmental expert Tim Murray becomes The Shadow. How can Canada keep relentless immigration without dire consequences?
"The things that CBC Pravda and the mainstream media won't tell you!" said Murray. "They won't tell you that population growth cannot be decoupled from habitat and farmland loss or green house gas emissions!
"They won't tell you that Canada can't add 350,000 consumers to its population every year without inflicting massive ecological damage! They won't tell you that Canada has the highest population growth rate in the G8 group! They won't tell you that mass immigration accounts for more than two-thirds of this growth, and that Canada has the highest per capita immigration intake in the world!
"They won't tell you that only 5% of Canada's land surface consists of arable land, and that the best of it lies in the south and half of that in Ontario, which lost 600,000 acres in the decade after 1996! They won't tell you that about 20% of the more than 15,000 square kilometres of irreplaceable farmland that was lost to urbanization was classified as "Class 1"---the very best!
"They won't tell you that most species-at-risk are found at the perimeter of growing urban centres, a growth substantially fuelled by immigration! They won't you tell that Canada is a big "little" country. That like Antarctica, it has a large land surface, but not the means to support a large population! Or that Yellowknife in the North West Territories lies at the centre latitude of the country, a country of frigid temperatures! They won't tell you that three scientific reports-report No. 25 of the Science Council of Canada, a confidential report to the Privy Council in 1991 and the Healey report of 1997---all documented the stress that population growth is putting on ecosystems and agricultural land!
"They won't tell you about Peak Oil and the implications it has for our food security! And that even if we preserved the farmland we have, its productivity would fall drastically without fossil fuel inputs!
"And most of all, they won't tell you that mainstream environmental organizations are paid not to understand all of this! That the David Suzuki Foundation (DSF), for example, has taken money from the Royal Bank of Canada, whose chairman, Gordon Nixon, has publicly lobbied for an immigration intake 50% higher that its current stratospheric level! Or that the DSF has accepted donations from Encana, the natural gas giant, while accusing climate sceptics of being "shills" for the oil companies! And they won't ask the BC Sierra Club why it accepts money from the TD bank!
They won't tell you that David Suzuki told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that Australia is over-populated, but has not said the same thing about Canada on the CBC-even though he has been heard to confess that in more private settings!
"They won't tell you that the corporate money trail can be followed right into the coffers of major environmental organizations, and that by some strange coincidence none of these organizations will challenge the corporate agenda of importing cheap labour and expanding the number of consumers and mortgage holders!
"They won't tell you that the CBC and the corporate media are mouthpieces for the growth lobby, and that the CBC has betrayed its mandate to fairly represent every strand of opinion found in Canadian society, but instead has acted as an employer of first-resort for the graduates of the Carleton school of journalism, a boot camp for political correctness! No wonder Canada has no Washington Post! No Johann Hari! No Christine MacDonald! No wonder investigative journalism in Canada is MIA! No wonder Canada's corrupt money-grubbing corporate lackeys in the environmental movement get a free pass from the Canadian mainstream media!
The weed of corporate crime bears bitter fruit!
"But rest assured, Dr. S, that I'll be there, around every corner, in every room, as inevitable as your guilty conscience! Ha ha ha!" (taunting laugh)
Tim Murray can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Murray, www.immigrationwatchCanada.org , http://sinkinglifeboat.blogspot.com or
http://biodiversityfirst.googlepages.com, said, "I came upon an orchestration, the environmental movement, and all the musicians were playing violins to the tune of "Overconsumption, overconsumption, overconsumption." They refused to play any other tune or use any other instrument to compliment that narrow repertoire. Apparently some corporate donors were paying them to be a one-trick pony.