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