The throne speech, meant to scare Canadians into supporting rapid pipeline expansion, threatened that a lack of export capacity could turn the tar sands in stranded assets. It went on to raise the alarm that if too much time passes without expansion, international markets will close to tar sands crude. But pipelines across Canada are bound to face similar hurdles.
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If you ever want an example of what it looks like when the media carries water for the government, just check out any Canadian news outlet in the run-up to a throne speech. Considering that throne speeches are basically just hour-long, ruling-party infomercials to begin with, there's something more than a little obnoxious about reporters and columnists falling over each other to endlessly "preview" the supposed "content" of the things. It's an overzealous style of journalism that regards the sharing every leak and scoop as a public good unto itself.
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