Thomas Mulcair hates development, unless it is in Quebec

- May 16th, 2012

Kate over at Small Dead Animals links into this story from Sun News about NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair’s hatred for the oil industry.

She juxtaposes this comment:

“We know that it is impossible to maintain the current manner of tarsands development without seriously affecting the health of human beings – and without destroying important ecosystems forever. He (Harper) is currently placing the largest ecological and economic debt imaginable in the backpacks of our children and grandchildren,”

Freemont mine

The lunar like scenery of the Freemont mine in northern Qubec where iron ore is extracted for world markets.

Against this news out of Quebec:

“Huge mining giants from Europe, China and India are pumping billions of dollars into virgin territories in far northern Quebec in a race to satisfy a growing global appetite for iron ore”

Quebec let’s remember flooded huge parts of its province to build the James Bay dam system to provide hydro-electricity.

Mulcair has been hitting hard at the Western provinces and blaming them for the drop in manufacturing in Ontario and Quebec. That has led BC’s Christie Clark, Alberta’ Alison Redford and Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall to all counter Mulcair who then dismissed the premiers as Harper’s messengers.

Brad Wall tweeted out at Mulcair, we’ll see if he listens. I think this all answers Kinsella’s question as to why the Conservatives haven’t attacked Mulcair.

Wall tweet 2

Wall tweet

Wall tweet 3

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9 comments

  1. Mike Dupre says:

    I have come to the sad conclusion that my country does not include Quebec; let them go.

  2. Donald Mann says:

    We should call Thomas Mulcair aka Tom Mulcair by his real name: “Uncle Tom” Mulcair!

  3. Bill Elder says:

    Yeah why bother tanking a guy who’s doing a good job of it himself. Mulcair is a political train wreck.

    How’s that me first frig the ROC separatiste’ crapola workin’ for ya so far Tommy? Any hope of seats west of Noranda?

  4. Jen says:

    And the CBC, CTV, G/M, T/S, Ottawa/Citizen, NP, WFP, are messengers for ndp liberals -that we know.

  5. Alain says:

    This is further proof that the NDP is the new version of the Bloc Quebecois. At this rate they will soon be a provincial party like the BQ rather than a national one.

  6. paul says:

    Damn, it didn’t occur to me but she’s right! Notice not a peep out of the NDP concerning Plan Du Nord or previous projects such as James Bay.

  7. Gary says:

    People have it all wrong, the Oil sands is a “Native-lands” reclaimation Projejct to clean the soil from the Natural Disaster where Oil was formed at ground level and has been killing wildlife for centuries .
    Suzuki and Gore should be happy that Humans are cleaning up this mess and reaping Energy form it. The alternative is to do nothing and accept this poison soil and Naturual and just embrace it like cancer that grows inside us .
    Come on people, we didn’t spill oIl there, Mother Nature took one huge dump and didn’t flush the john.

  8. Stephen Smith says:

    11 500 km2 was flooded for James Bay. Actually I think the lunar surface is smoother then that and looks a whole more hospitable. maybe when the mne is played out they can put a cap on it and create another Bio Dome.

  9. Rich says:

    Gary; the Oil sands are dinosaurs that walked this earth eons ago, (Prehistoric era) their bones were buried deep in the formation and were absorbed into sand formations; it is not a Native-lands reclamation Project, it was not formed at ground level. The Sands once the oil is extracted are then returned to the open mine and aids in restoring the land to it’s original state. Please do some research.

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