Almost everybody on the planet acknowledges this fact - well except the corporate puppets sitting on the government benches in Ottawa.
There's a great article over on the PublicValues.ca web-site entitled: "Hidden horrors" of federal budget threaten waterways, students, women, workers. Here's an excerpt:
"Hidden horrors" of federal budget threaten waterways, students, women, workers
Conservatives pursue deregulatory agenda by gutting environment assessment
by Ish Theilheimer
OTTAWA, February 26, 2009, PublicValues.ca: It has become clear since the federal budget was introduced that the Conservatives are using it to sneak ideologically-driven measures through Parliament. Opposition MPs have condemned many elements of the omnibus budget bill known as C-10, but the Liberals appear unwilling to press for amendments.
Among the most contentious "hidden horrors" of the budget are the elimination of the right to make human rights complaints in pay equity cases; punitive treatment of public servants, unions and students; and opening Canada's waterways to industrial exploitation without environment assessment." Read more here....