I don't wish to become a part of this rush to eviscerate our beautiful country of its tar sands bitumen in order to serve the world’s general craving to pollute the planet by using dirty technology. We don’t know the outcomes and consequences to us. Is this all that our so called talented "leaders" can do? Why can't Canadians lead the way to a better future for the entire world in the long run? Can we not rise above being selfish and greedy in the short run? Maybe not.
Maybe it will be Mr. Harper and his kind who serve the corporations that will "secure" our future under corporate law? I think it is a watershed moment in Canada's history. Hopefully people all across this country will come to realize this and do something to help create a rational consensus that serves Canada well for generations with values we can all be proud of, while holding on to our resources in the eventuality we might need them. The oil boom Mr. Harper so desperately counts on, is like a sugar high: empty. And like a sugar high it is bound to go bust. Oh wait a minute! Is that is what is happening now with oil in the high fifty dollar per barrel price range?
I see no good purpose for turning Canada into another American vassal oil state like Saudi Arabia, other than to squander our inheritance on a money grabbing scheme designed to feed the world’s addiction to oil. Here Mr. Harper on the one hand is belligerently telling Afghanistan to cease opium production because we are feeling the results of heroin addiction on our streets, all the while blithely feeding a much more dangerous-to-humanity addiction to fossil fuels. Such double standards intrigue and trouble me. They show me liars and crooks are at the helm.