A must read: The Tar Sands Disaster: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/01/opinion/the-tar-sands-disaster.html?src=rechp&_r=1&
" Both the cabinet and the Conservative parliamentary caucus are
heavily populated by politicians who deny mainstream climate science.
The Conservatives have slashed financing for climate science, closed
facilities that do research on climate change, told federal government
climate scientists not to speak publicly about their work without
approval and tried, unsuccessfully, to portray the tar sands industry as
environmentally benign. The federal minister of natural resources,
Joe Oliver, has attacked “environmental and other radical groups”
working to stop tar sands exports. He has focused particular ire on
groups getting money from outside Canada, implying that they’re acting
as a fifth column for left-wing foreign interests. At a time of
widespread federal budget cuts, the Conservatives have given Canada’s
tax agency extra resources to audit registered charities. It’s widely
assumed that environmental groups opposing the tar sands are a main
target. This coercive climate prevents Canadians from having an open
conversation about the tar sands. Instead, our nation behaves like a
gambler deep in the hole, repeatedly doubling down on our commitment to
the industry. "
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a grassroots, nonpartisan movement of ordinary Canadians
that emerged in response to the lack of commitment by federal government(s) to build a new research reactor in Canada for nearly 2 decades.