The irony is acute. We’ve lost data, trashed records and stopped monitoring vital aspects of fisheries and acquatic life. But we’ve gained an idyllic rendering of an ecologically untroubled time that now serves as yet another indictment of what has been lost.
Does this surprise anyone? Facts tell, but stories tell - and when you eliminate facts, no one can fact-check your story, can they?
Team Harper has played the game thusly - to the victor go the spoils and winning justifies anything.
They get away with it, too - so what message have other parties taken away? Team Harper weren't the first down this path, so we can see the pattern - if we've been around long enough, that is.
It's lovely that we'll have monuments to Canada's mythological past, though. It'll be what future archaeologists can study as they try to piece together what happened to our country.