Jason Kenney's government has launched an inquiry into who funds groups that criticize Alberta’s oil industry.
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I live in Burnaby, BC, just below the Trans Mountain tank farm. My husband and I are seniors and, I assure you, we have received no foreign funds- or any other funds – for trying to protect the home we’ve lived in for nearly four decades. Instead of being able to relax during my retirement years, I’m spending every spare moment trying to prevent the expansion of this dangerous diluted bitumen pipeline expansion.
I’m genuinely puzzled why you’re wasting millions of dollars on propaganda, when those funds could be used to retrain Albertans for clean energy jobs.
Why don’t you read the science and stop your buffoonery? Lead Albert out of the billions it’s going to take to clean up the mess the industry is leaving. Be forward thinking instead of backwards.
BC born and raised, and in no mood for your pipeline…keep it in the ground.
TMX threatens the health & safety of our communities, orcas, salmon, FN unceded lands and tramples on FN rights. UNDRIP.
I find it disturbing and quite frankly in poor taste that you are accusing concerned citizens & #FN communities of being foreign funded radicals. When the tarsands projects are owned and operated by the Koch brothers and serval international companies.
We are ordinary concerned citizens. We are not only concerned about the climate emergency, that is barreling down upon us, we are also concerned with the rights of FN, our endangered orcas, salmon and the complete lack of care or concern regarding the health and safety of the hundreds of thousands of people who live on Burnaby Mountain and surrounding areas. TMX could potentially have dire consequences for our population, air, water and land.
So if we are foreign funded radicals, where do I sign up? Because quite frankly, I have spent a lot of time, energy and yes, my own funds (thousands of dollars) trying to stop this reckless, dangerous project.
So, before you start throwing around your propaganda and rhetoric accusing concerned citizens of being “foreign funded radicals.” Get your facts straight.
Regards, Jane LeBreton
After reading Unsettling Canada by Arthur Manuel, I am actively standing with and supporting First Nations fighting TMX. One of many Sinister Seniors! (If you have not heard that moniker, ask Judge Affleck).
Mr Kenney, when Canada is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world and our emissions have been INCREASING in recent years, isn’t it insanity to continue with business as usual? Imagine if we used fossil fuel subsidies and the upwards of $15 billion that will be the total price for TMX to transition tar sands workers to the renewable energy industry where they do not have to compromise their health.
It no doubt will take huge guts on your part to stand up to these foreign corporations that dictate Canada’s energy policies, but you have to put the well-being of the entire planet ahead of corporate greed.
This is no longer an excuse not to act on climate change and push the burden onto future generations. Last year, the world’s leading climate scientists warned we only have 12 years to limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5C and avoid climate breakdown.
We’re already seeing the devastating effects of climate change on global food supplies, increasing migration, conflict, disease, and global instability, and this will only get worse if we don’t act now. Man-made climate change is the biggest environmental crisis of our time. It threatens the future of the planet that we depend on for our survival and we’re the last generation that can do something about it.
Canada deserves a Green New Deal, not more fossil fuel projects.
It is our basic responsibility to support Indigenous struggles. Indigenous people worldwide are on the frontline against resource developments that are pushing our biosphere to the brink of climate and ecological collapse.