An extremely serious error was made by a very popular Canadian Prime Minister back in 1974 and it kind of amazed me that P. M. Stephen Harper did not come right out and tell Canadians exactly what the error was............... make a few guesses as to why this obviously terrible policy was began........... and do something about it .... but he didn't so.................. I will! Quoting the late Mr. Jack Layton will get me into hot water with many long time members of the Conservative Party but........ I find it amazing that anybody can deal so well with such a large subject in only one sentence! Oh Canada Movie 6 - Banking - 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1HfKIvmZGU I tried my best to find something positive in the policy here: http://www.politicalforum.com/canad...e-elliott-trudeau-save-world-environment.html Did P. M. Pierre Elliott Trudeau save the world environment? This is actually a quite serious question. P. M. Trudeau made an error back in 1974, that may well come to be understood as one of the most important mistakes ever made by a political leader. When P. M. Pierre Elliott Trudeau took Canada off the gold standard, (which incidentally had to be done for many valid reasons), a miscalculation was made that is the number one reason why our national debt has spiraled out of control. But..... there is a very good side to this because all of us know that we humans have been in a somewhat similar mentality to our ancestors who shot, boiled, barbecued, roasted and friend passenger pigeons into extinction. We are highly prone to OVER Consumptionism............. I addressed part of the background issues back in my 2006 provincial level campaign as an independent.