Stephen Harper continues to make Canada into an international environmental pariah | Vancouver Observer

Just more evidence(!) of Harpers single-minded approach to managing Canada - an accountants approach.

So why is Stephen Harper so oddly obstructionist with regard to protecting endangered species?

The answer undoubtedly lies in Canada’s Arctic. There, Harper has pinned his hopes on obtaining a treasure of untold wealth for the nation through opening up the region for fossil fuel, mining and other extractive industries.

But situated right in the middle of that treasure is the iconic, endangered polar bear population.