It remains a highly sensitive subject for Canadians who spent the past decade being told the country was on the path to becoming a global energy super power.
Toronto Centre is a microcosm for a much larger battle.
"He said, 'I don't need to listen to this sanctimonious crap.'"
If the recent frufrah over NDP candidate Linda McQuaig's comment that "a lot of the oilsands oil may have to stay in the ground" is indicative of anything, it's that Canada's election cycle is in full spin. May all reasonableness and sensible dialogue and accountability be damned. Perhaps that's the blunt and singular reason behind the Conservative Party and Stephen Harper's outrage at McQuaig's entirely non-contentious assertion that, because of our international commitments to curtail global climate change, Canada won't exploit the entirety of its oil reserves.
EDMONTON — The furor over a New Democrat candidate's remarks about leaving Alberta's oilsands in the ground reflects how
Harper says comments about oilsands and climate change from NDP's Toronto Centre candidate are proof of party's 'not-so-hidden' agenda.
The Conservatives and Liberals pounced on the remarks this weekend.
Pitting Conservative Leader Stephen Harper and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair against each other
"Premier Notley may be a member and supporter of Thomas Mulcair's NDP but as Premier of Alberta she must actively repudiate this crazy idea in the strongest terms possible,"
NDP hopeful Linda McQuaig may have come up short at the ballot box, but the battle to fill former Liberal MP Bob Rae's seat