Monday, April 12, 2010

Tough On Tough

With China now a player in the tar sands, it's important to see if Harper holds a key 2008 platform promise. From the platform, which was directed toward future Chinese investment:

Prohibiting the Export of Raw Bitumen to Higher Polluting Jurisdictions A re-elected Conservative Government led by Stephen Harper will prevent any company from exporting raw bitumen (unprocessed oil from the oil sands) outside of Canada for upgrading in order to take advantage of lower pollution or greenhouse gas emissions standards elsewhere.

To be fair, since we don't even have standards, there's no real danger of anyone actually "taking advantage". In a way, promise kept.


Jerry Prager said...

No federal Canadian-owned oil companies allowed in Alberta because that's socialism, China, yes, because that's foreign investment.

Tof KW said...

Steve, I assume this was a rhetorical question / blog post. You honestly don't expect Harper to keep an election promise, do you? After over 4 years in power why would he start now.

JimmE said...

T of KW

'comon! I hardly recognize Canada, neither does most of the rest of the world where the present PM has done his level best to embarrass us.

I say the present PM has, to quote Mr Jon Stewart: "NAILED IT!"