Policies making people sick

Government sucks more out of our ailing medical system to support the industries that are making us sick in the first place.

To the Editor,

Our government is making us sick.

Between the hot water extraction of oil sands, water fracturing for natural gas, the destruction of riparian zones and deadly industrial fertilizers used in reforestation with logging in our watersheds, and the international companies siphoning water from our aquifers to sell it back to us in plastic bottles, where does our health come in?

Apparently our government forgot to factor in the importance of water to the life of the human being as well as the environment. That’s not to mention the carcinogenic and toxic chemicals involved in these processes and the byproducts of which that is poured back into our environment.

So what does our government do with our tax dollars? They suck more out of our ailing medical system to support these industries that are making us sick in the first place and force us to pay more out of pocket to regain our health. If that isn’t reptilian thinking I don’t what is, because logic and science both say this is lame limbic thinking at best.

We don’t need to be activists per se, but we do need to be active as individuals to put government back in its place, because what they do directly affects us.

Diane BabcockNanaimo