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Liban CZ
Straight as an arrow.
07:06 PM on 02/18/2013
Mirror, mirror on the wall who is ??????????? of them all.
yer
Stop the Alberta Taliban
06:59 PM on 02/18/2013
And the Cons just bragged about Dalton McGuinty!? mkay
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ProgressiveCDN
A Progressive Moderate
06:42 PM on 02/18/2013
This is just sad... Pres. Obama has done so much more than Harper's Cons when it comes to alternative energy and fuel-efficient vehicles, you can't even compare the two.. For Baird to speak as if our government is more environmentalist than Obama's is just laughable.
07:37 PM on 02/18/2013
Ofcourse he has. And all those "alternative energy" shareholders like Al Gore were laughing all the way to the Bank. What an "Inconvenient Truth".
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ProgressiveCDN
A Progressive Moderate
09:27 PM on 02/18/2013
hahaha!  Actually, Gore has shares in the tool to track Carbon emissions... Obama hasn't used that.  But I see you're all caught up on your Alex Jones idiotic conspiracies...
08:19 PM on 02/18/2013
Yes, the Chevy Volt has been such a runaway success for GM and Obama.

And providing massive funding for Sol/yndra, another giant fail. Obama, your hero, hasn't even made a small dent in US carbon output.

Your comment is laughable, though.
09:09 PM on 02/18/2013
Oh Harley,

You can always be counted on to regurgitate someone else's talking point. You are the definition of a tool.
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ProgressiveCDN
A Progressive Moderate
09:31 PM on 02/18/2013
No.   Laughable is Conservatives even talking about "carbon output" as if they care at all...   The Orwellian double-speak from these guys would b funny if it wasn't so scary.    Solyndra is one isolated example and I'd love to see some effort from Harper to diversify our economy.  There are windfarms helping power their grid, they also have homeowners making money by putting up solar panels and getting paid to power the grid.... THAT is true leadership on the environment.  All Harper's Cons do is talk a bunch of nonsense with no action, besides limiting environmental reviews and streamlining development plans...
05:57 PM on 02/18/2013
"We, in Canada, have to do a better job in getting our message out." I don't know what that means. I have been seeing at least two pro-Big Oil or energy-industry related messages on my TV screen every evening for years now. The so-called 'message' is getting out. The problem is that not enough people believe it. And in an educated democracy, the only way to change that is to consistently tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth -- a virtual heresy to Big Oil.
yer
Stop the Alberta Taliban
07:01 PM on 02/18/2013
Glad I don't own a TV any more. As a bonus it would seem I left the propaganda machine behind as well
07:38 PM on 02/18/2013
ANd yet you are her at HP, one of the major leftist propaganda machines on the web.
yer
Stop the Alberta Taliban
09:07 PM on 02/18/2013
Thank you Rogers?!?  Life is funny
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Peter Burgess1
09:14 PM on 02/18/2013
"And in an educated democracy, the only way to change that is to consistently tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth -- a virtual heresy to Big Oil. "

I agree, but frankly you could say the same thing about the anti-oil sands advocates.

" The problem is that not enough people believe it. "

And this is definitely a problem with the CPC. There is plenty of evidence and lots of truth behind the *fact* that countries like Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Nigeria or most definitely subverting the 'environmental message' and the groups involved, but when the CPC tries to get that message out they do it so overboard and based soley on the idea that we're going to take their word for it that it fails and subsequently not only does that message not get out but it ends up looking like a lie.

Fact remains though that most self-described 'environmental activists' aren't interested in truth or reality if that truth or reality doesn't paint the oil sands in the worst light possible, while they swallow the biggest lies and even propagate things they know are lies just to keep their agenda going. To what end even most of them couldn't explain.
09:54 PM on 02/18/2013
I sadly must agree with your concern about the more extreme elements in the environmental movement. I went to a Green Party meeting several years ago (with good intentions) and was met by the main guy who was such a ferociously closed-minded zealot that I never went back. (I do remain committed to responsible environmental policies however.)
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MyTake
Release the Hydrogen Economy now!
05:29 PM on 02/18/2013
--U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who has been a climate change crusader--

Who writes this stuff -- yet another Canadian Press spun disinformation article.

Obama's first nominee for State saw Susan Rice, along with her husband, holding shares in oilsands corporations, and she never made it out of the starting blocks.

When Kerry was rushed in to the nomination, he quietly "fell on his sword" by admitting that he held $700,000 in SUNCOR stocks and $40,000 in CENOVAS stocks!

And, yet, The U.S. Corporate Media still acclaimed him as a "CLIMATE CHANGE CRUSADER" and the Corporate Controlled Canadian Press continued that "spin" label and none questioned if Kerry simply "switched" the shares over to his "VERY RICH WIFE"!

And, speaking of CENOVAS, Brad Wall must not watch NFL football games, because there was those "sickening" CENOVAS "clean energy" commercials being run at every commercial break all season long -- what better way to get your "message" out than that!

But, XL has been long approved State side -- they just had to retire HRC first and not "stain" her dress with "dirty oil" from the environmental protest movement in fear of tainting her potential run at 2016.

The only question now is will the U.S. force Canada into adopting a "carbon tax" at the gas pump in order to buy off environmental protests!
07:42 PM on 02/18/2013
You are a bit too late with that. They already have excessive taxes on the gas in Canada. However, it is not used to buy off environmentalist, but to add to the fed's receipts. The Canadian environmentalist are being bought bu the US ones. Ask David Suzuki.
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fromdnorth
OK I checked my micro-bio (didn't know I had one
05:26 PM on 02/18/2013
Harper gets an A+...
06:59 PM on 02/18/2013
Harper is one giant A++.
07:43 PM on 02/18/2013
You seem to have a fixation with giant A++s? Wonder why?
yer
Stop the Alberta Taliban
07:02 PM on 02/18/2013
in dou/chbag/gery
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fromdnorth
OK I checked my micro-bio (didn't know I had one
05:23 PM on 02/18/2013
Clean coal?
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lulex
Made in Canada
07:55 AM on 02/19/2013
The only redeeming quality about coal is the price point. Australia just proved wind is cheaper.
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sgillhoolley
Occupy the discussion.
05:14 PM on 02/18/2013
We are getting out of dirty coal and into dirty tar sands. Let's move the chairs on this ship before it sinks.
04:58 PM on 02/18/2013
As usual this federal gov't takes the low road, seizes another's good accomplishment as its own and bends it into an instrument of merchant abuse. Environment Minister Peter Kent also said last week that it won't take much work to boost Canada's credibility in the U.S. on climate change. "We're doing a lot. Our American friends know that.'' The Harper gov't having won us The Fossil of the Year Award a number of times has negligible credibility on this file so raising that credibility from say -20 to -10 could be considered a boost by some but not by most. Further, to which friends was Minister Kent referring? Could they be the same like-minded letter writers as described at the conclusion?, "Wall and 10 Republican governors sent a letter to the White House last month urging Keystone's approval."
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Spanky McFarlane
ILLEGITIMUS NON CARBORUNDUM.
03:43 PM on 02/18/2013
Seven years on, we are beginning to see that the Harper approach to this file has been a complete & utter failure.
One would think that a PM who capitulated so easily to America on Softwood Lumber by allowing them to slap an 'import tax' (ala 'free trade')& then keep $1BILLION dollars of that revenue could see what's happening here- but no.
Instead we will likely once more see America place restrictions/ tariffs on Cdn. product to extract a profit from our resource.

Stick a fork in Mr. Harper, he's done!
yer
Stop the Alberta Taliban
07:05 PM on 02/18/2013
more like seven hours into their government. There's no surprise of their hatred for Canada, and it has only grown daily. The only thing truly shocking is that Canadians have done nothing to stand up and stop them
07:57 PM on 02/18/2013
Actually that PM was Chretien. The current PM had to deal with the fallout from that deal because the respective provinces of, Ontario, Quebec, and Sasketchewan did not comply with some terms of that deal and the London Court of International Arbitration on request of the US ruled against Canada. By the way, the tariffs they were putting was not for profit, but to subsidize their lumber industry.
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bumbaclaude
08:18 PM on 02/18/2013
Wasn't Wilfred Laurier instead fault? Dah! LOL

But never the Reformcons!
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Spanky McFarlane
ILLEGITIMUS NON CARBORUNDUM.
10:12 PM on 02/18/2013
Nice try, but i don't buy it, & the reason I don't buy it is because Mr. Chretien & the Canadian tax payer via the Federal Government saw this as a precedence setting case( as likely did the Americans). For this reason Canada poured a disproportional amount of time money & resources into fighting the US barriers in Court- & they WON every contest....until Harper took Office & decided he could benifit by positioning himself as a 'dealmaker' & pay for it with money Canada had never seen. In addition I think if you check your facts not all of that $1 Billion dollar settlement even went to the US treasury. Indeed a very large portion went SUPPOSEDLY to help the victoms of Katrina in New Orleans. A sum of about $400 Million dollars was transfered to a TRUST administered by none other than George Bush!
Smelly doesn't begin to describe such a deal,IMo & I'm fairly confident not a penny of these funds were ever spent in the Ninth Ward. The Americans got their precedence with a push over PM in the form of L'il Stevie 'Wannabee'.
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bumbaclaude
03:35 PM on 02/18/2013
Foreign Affairs Minister is our top Diplomat, certainly doesn't behave like one!

At least he didn't bïtch about the streets being unclean.

You can't fix stüpid!

Add all of Harpo's cabinet ministers brains together, doesn't amount to Jim Prentice's brain.
yer
Stop the Alberta Taliban
07:06 PM on 02/18/2013
when our top diplomat is Baird, you know we have a problem
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William Muller
03:26 PM on 02/18/2013
"We're the only country in the world that's committed to getting out of the dirty coal electricity generation business," Baird said.

Yes, we prefer the even dirtier oil sands.
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sdbest
Film producer, activist
03:11 PM on 02/18/2013
John Baird has added more evidence to my view that the Harper government is more than anything else just plain incompetent. It is the height of stupidity to insult a trading partner that is deliberating whether or not to approve an oil pipeline that offers little or no benefit to the United States, but many potential costly problems, and that both Alberta and Saskatchewan--the heartland of the Conservative's political base--desperately want.

It's difficult to imagine John Baird saying anything even remotely more dumb, but I won't be surprised if he proves me wrong.

At any rate, as someone who is deeply troubled by the irresponsible way the tar sands are being exploited, I'm pleased they are being promoted by someone as wooden-headed, thoughtless, and bombastic as John Baird. He's a wonderful poster boy for the Stephen Harper Conservatives' wooden-head, thoughtless and bombastic environmental policies.