Vancouver voters dodged their own disaster

The November vote was not close but Vancouver and British Columbia dodged a disaster when Susan Anton’s mayoral campaign disappeared underwater. If you want to confirm that view, read David Beers July 4 article at The Tyee:

NPA’s Anton pens love letter to the oil sands

“…’Thomas Mulcair’s strong dislike, Dalton McGuinty’s scorn, NDP leader Adrian Dix’s grumbling and the Mayor of Vancouver’s outright non-support all demonstrate a lack of leadership and an unwillingness to consider how important the oil sands are to Canada.’

” ‘We live in an (sic) world running on oil,’ Anton declares, ‘and Canadian oil is as good as it gets.’

“Anton makes no mention of the high amount of energy required to extract bitumen, causing the resulting crude oil to be among the highest in total greenhouse gas emissions.

“Nor does she acknowledge concerns about a toxic spill of bitumen/condensate mixture, called “dilbit,” from a pipeline or tanker…”

Photos from: The Dilbit Disaster: Inside the Biggest Oil Spill You’ve Never Heard Of, Kindle edition $1.99

Categories: Enbridge, Environment

2 replies »

  1. No normal sane person with morals and ethics, could ever support Harper. You can't rationalize someone, who isn't rational.

    Stringing the Enbridge pipeline through BC wilderness isn't rational. There are avalanches, mudslides, rockslides, earthquakes, and swift running flooded river, that are carrying away homes and highways, as we speak. Enbridge hasn't cleaned up their last 804 spills.

    Kitimat Port, is a northern port. There are, hurricane force winds every other day. There are waves, 30 to 50 feet high. Rogue waves up to 70 feet high. The channel narrow, the tankers massive that have to do hairpin turns. It takes three miles to stop one of those behemoth tankers.

    At the Kalamazoo River spill. They threw sand over the oil, and planted grass on the sand. When people went to check, they put their shovels in the sand, and they struck oil.

    Nothing sinks in to Harper's head. All of the recent pipeline spills, have taught him nothing.

    There is an Enbridge office, opening up in Prince George BC. How stupid is that? Enbridge is not welcome in BC. Enbridge has been a litany of, blatant lies, deceit, corruption, dirty politics, and dirty tactics. Harper and Enbridge, are the scum of the earth.


  2. Anonymous,

    No kidding but Prince George BC IS the crime capital of BC, so there is your answer…

    Criminal corporation gravitates where? Prince George crime capital of BC


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