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February 23, 2012
Climate change study debunks oil sands threat

You might be aware that recently I spoke out against foreign radicals funding protests against the Northern Gateway pipeline and suggested that legislation should be put in place to stop the ability of these foreign radical environmentalists to financially influence the final decision.

Instead the commission should be examining scientific data such as the following:

Andrew Weaver, Canada Research Chair in Climate Modelling and Analysis at the University of Victoria and a lead author of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has concluded that the impact of burning all the economically viable proven reserve of the oil sands would be negligible and burning up all oil in areas currently being extracted would have even less impact.  Weaver says “coal is 1500 times worse for the environment than oil sands.” (Huffington Post, February 21, 2012) You can read more at:

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/andrew-weaver/eu-law-oil-canada_b_1288264.html?ref=canada

Foreign environmental radicals need to stop their fear mongering campaign against Canada’s energy sector and the NDP need to reverse their anti-Canada, anti-trade policies, such as:

  • MP Linda Duncan’s call for a moratorium on oil sands development and for slower growth. (Winnipeg Sun, May 8, 2009; Globe and Mail, October 30, 2009)
  • Leadership candidate Brian Topp’s repeated calls for a moratorium on oil sands development. (globeandmail.com, November 14, 2011; The Georgia Straight, September 29, 2011)
  • MPs Claude Gravelle and Megan Leslie’s anti-Canada junket to Washington, D.C., that undermined the Canadian economy and attacked good jobs in Canada. (Toronto Sun, November 17, 2011)
  • MP Linda Duncan defended her colleagues’ anti-Canada campaign. (Calgary Herald, November 18, 2011)
  • MP Megan Leslie praised the U.S. decision to turn down the application to build and operate the Keystone XL pipeline. (http://www.facebook.com/AlthiaRaj/posts/366687273345926)

The NDP is all too willing to abandon Canada’s interests and sacrifice over 622,000 jobs across Canada. (Canadian Energy Research Institute, Economic Impacts of Staged Development of Oil Sands Projects in Alberta (2010-2035); June 2011)