Canadian-born actress Pamela Anderson is not a fan of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper - and she wouldn’t vote for him because of his record on climate change.
“Climate change is the most important issue to anybody in the whole world,” the former Baywatch star, model and self-described “small-town Canadian girl”, 48, told a news conference gathered to promote the launch of her new poetry and photography book Raw.
“Harper doesn’t have a good track record with that (issue),” Anderson added. “I think it’s our decade’s most important issue to deal with and putting the environment ahead of the economy, I know, is a difficult choice.”
Harper reportedly said earlier this month on the campaign trail that he believes the two major issues facing the country are the economy and security.
The Conservative’s policy sets a target of reducing carbon emissions by 30 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030, which, per the Canadian Press, Harper has said goes farther than any government in Canadian history.
Fortunately, however, Anderson cannot vote in Canada because she has lived abroad for more than five years. Anderson is a dual U.S. and Canadian citizen.
The rule dates back to the 1993 Canada Elections Act.
Offering more of her wisdom, Anderson, who’s known for her activism, and for calling upon her “really smart friends” to determine her opinions on issues she promotes, said: “I have twenty people, if I’m writing a letter or I’m doing anything I get their input.”
She also said the rapid increase in the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in Vancouver indicates that Canada may be “coming round” to her viewpoint that marijuana should be legalized.
“I think it would be great for B.C.,” she said.
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