There's been lots of talk around the store this year about the proposed shutdown of the Experimental Lakes Area in 2013. Last night, Rick Mercer got in on the conversation delivering a characteristically witty and well-placed rant on the subject.
If you need to catch up, the ELA is a (currently) government-funded research station consisting of forty six freshwater lakes where researchers study water pollution. The Harper government wants to close the project down for a savings of 2 million dollars a year. "The kicker," Mercer points out, is "it will cost 50 million to shut them down."
"Wow... Someone really doesn't like fresh water"
Mercer was recently spotted sea kayaking in Algonquin park - so it looks like the Canadian TV host has a bit of a personal interest in keeping out waterways clean and pure.