Friends of the Richelieu. A river. A passion.

"Tout cedit pays est fort uny, remply de forests, vignes & noyers. Aucuns Chrestiens n'estoient encores parvenus jusques en cedit lieu, que nous, qui eusmes assez de peine à monter le riviere à la rame. " Samuel de Champlain

"All this region is very level and full of forests, vines and butternut trees. No Christian has ever visited this land and we had all the misery of the world trying to paddle the river upstream." Samuel de Champlain

Thursday, September 1, 2016

False Pretenses

Under the guise of a piece about cities titled "Once We Were Builders", Maclean`s magazine editor Peter Shawn is trying to shame Canadians who oppose new fossil fuel pipeline projects in the just out October 2016 edition of "The Walrus".

I say to him that the answer to the "national economic emergency" is not fossil fuels, and it is not the pipeline industry`s "own money" that would be spent, but the unwilling taxpayers` who see their money funelled thanks to subsidies and financial incentives rubber stamped by "Canadian politicians". It is not they that are stopping the oil and gas projects, it is just that their time is up. And Canadians are smart enough to see it.

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