A Prophet Is Always Without Honour In Their Own Country….

NDP candidate Linda McQuaig’s comment on oilsands stirs up hornet’s nest

Linda McQuaig says ‘a lot of the oilsands oil may have to stay in the ground,’ in calling for environment

The Canadian Press Posted: Aug 09, 2015 10:25 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 09, 2015 11:51 AM ET

 

 

Gee, a politician telling the truth, for once.Mulcair would do well to bring her to the forefront once he has been elected PM.
Yes it’s tough news on oil sands jobs, mortgages in Alberta, etc. Try getting some sympathy from those who have lost everything in other sectors, like West Coast fishing, lumber, manufacturing jobs gone to Asia from Eastern Canada, etc. etc.

We have got to stop destroying the environment or there will be no future for anyone, and even dim-witted Liberals and Cons have got to accept that, sometime. Never mind the ugly moonscape created in the North by this horrible industry, the rivers polluted, the animals destroyed, the health of the indigenous population compromised, right? It is always and forever about money..

Here’s hoping that Notley and crew start to turn things around by helping to  steer the working population into viable alternatives, because, like it or not, those oilsands have got to be shut down sooner rather than later, and even the rightwing whackjobs whingeing about it know that it is no longer even economically viable to keep the extraction going.

Here’s a little addendum to my rant, if anyone needs convincing on the environmental degradation of the oilsands:

Syncrude bird deaths, Nexen pipeline spill show oilsands’ degradation of ecosystem: First Nation

‘Something is seriously wrong,’ says Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation

CBC News Posted: Aug 09, 2015 11:56 AM MT Last Updated: Aug 09, 2015 1:27 PM MT

 

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2 Responses to A Prophet Is Always Without Honour In Their Own Country….

  1. MoS says:

    Mulcair is hoping to piggyback on Notley’s success in Alberta. Do you imagine in his desperate quest for power he’s not furious with McQuaig? I can’t remember a politician who spends so much time and effort monitoring wind direction as Mulcair. He won’t let principle or the welfare of the Canadian people stand in the way of his path to power. Sorry, he’s just another petro-pol like the rest of them.

    • cityprole says:

      I think that if you check with Notley, she doesn’t particularly agree with the federal NDP about too much..she’s more NDP -lite than that…and I don’t think that any politician making remarks about environmental issues in other provinces, as MCQuaig did, has much to lose, and she certainly put the spotlight on the environment in a way that hopefully attracts voters leaning Green…
      I don’t know what to think about Mulcair, to be honest, but I would rather see him get in than Junior Trudeau, who is too rightwing for my liking, especially after tacitly supporting C-51. Had Nathan Cullen taken Mulcair’s spot, I would have been happier, but, that wasn’t the way things turned out…at this point, anyone who can stand up to and beat Emperor Steve would be preferable, and I’ll happily hod his feet to the fire later on…if and when he gets in.

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