I'd also note how interesting it was that each candidate, without exception, at times praised Rachel Notley and Alberta's NDP government.
..i understand where this comes from. just a few days before the debate on the 11th took place notley made the headlines. polluters will pay for the calgary transit expansion screamed the headlines.
..proof positive that notley’s approach is the correct path is implicit in the candidates adulations. it has even emboldened angus to say this from the #389 post.
“I certainly love the work that the Rachel Notley government is doing on their climate action plan — the most aggressive in the country.
..this troubles me because notley’s climate plan includes/is financed by expanding the tar sands project via pipelines. yet for the candidates talking about that project is verboten. talking about the cost to alberta is verboten. talking about the cost to the climate is verboten. this project comes to us via the trade deals and trump has a plan to make it better for america. to make america great again. why isn’t this important enough to talk about in the debates?
..just go to the alberta thread and see the true cost of the tar sands project. one indigenous nation reports over 100 treaty violation. a report commissioned by the previous government conclude shortly after the ndp took over. it reported on the various ways the project negatively affects the indigenous community. notley, except for a couple nations, has refused to make it public. this is a public document that everyone should have access to.
..so undrip, at the heart of all the candidates platform, is at risk. it’s negotiable meaning the ndp will make the right deal. so in reality there is no room to say no. why isn't this being talked about?
..coming to terms with and dealing with the tar sands is one of the most important aspects to the country. no politician can hide behind “we’re doing it for the workers” because it's not the whole truth. not even close. this harms all peoples, in alberta, in canada and in the world.