This piece of New Democratic Propaganda has been making its rounds on social media since late February of 2015.
What is infuriating about this meme, released by Canada’s NDP, is how misleading the statements are made .
So, I decided to do a little digging and see if there was any truth to the claims made. I googled, read articles and spoke to other social media participants and one individual in particular spelled it all out for me. Peter Marage of Common Sense Revolution: Just Say No To Socialism & Divisive Politics joins us to explain what this meme is really about and quickly dispels the myths surrounding its claims.
“Here is exactly how this piece of propaganda is defeated, quite easily too I might add.
Bear with me…
The Navigable Waters Act is exactly that “Navigable” This means that the ponds and streams down the road do not fall under this act because they can not be used to transport people or goods.
That aside, heres the important part:
Each province has ultimate say over its resources including water.
For example Alberta’s oil sands are Alberta’s domain because its a natural resource. NO federal government can come into Alberta and start taking control, possession or ownership of them, they are Alberta’s.
The Navigable Waters Act declassified all provincial bodies because it is out of their jurisdiction to begin with.
The MAIN reason they were declassified is because the federal department for protecting waterways was a duplication of an already existing department that each province already has.
In an attempt to save tax dollars (demanded by the socialist left) the Federal government did the right thing by declassifying something that is already the responsibility of the provinces, not the feds.
This NDP crap would have people believe that they no longer have any protection and were going to start dumping raw sewage and most certainly dirty Alberta oil straight into our rivers and lakes.”
How can we trust the NDP to be honest with us, when they spread such blatant lies and disinformation? The answer to that is, we can’t. Next time you see an NDP meme circulating on social media, please don’t be too quick to believe it at face value. Read between the lines.