Time for speakeasies in Alberta

We don't want your pipeline. If your nasty (and dirtiest form of) oil spills, it's on our land. If you think it'll affect your jobs, go find another industry... like make solar panels or something. Your nasty crap will cross into BC.


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You speak

Feb 8, 2018 at 2:19am

with no scientific background or fact. Dirtiest oil?
Yet a country with one of the highest environemtal regulations and youd prefer shilling in from Saudi which kills gays.

You people just want to hate something and are not logical. So you hate Alberta without looking at the situation logically. Not everyone can survive off of real estate money. Oil is Canada's number one tax generator and contributor to GDP. Do you not know what that means?

Do you know why the Canadian dollar is 0.76 when it used to be 0.9? Because the biggest contributor to our GDP is in turmoil. Its affecting everyone. It has ripple effects. Major ripple effects

You teĺling

Feb 8, 2018 at 2:34am

Albertans to just go and find a job installing solar panels or something is about as useful as me telling the millenials of vancouver to just go and find "affordable housing". The comparison is because I feel for them. But you cant beat the impossible. When tens of thousands are unemployed. Multiple hundreds of people are competing for one job. Including the solar industry. This is a major problem with not enough jobs to soke up the disaster. this is a human trajedy. Start showing some compassion.

Lou Sir

Feb 8, 2018 at 4:00am

And we can wave the “made in BC” magic wand to melt the sand to make the solar cells

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Last time I checked

Feb 8, 2018 at 10:51am

Oilberta had the best wind and solar resource availability in Canada. The world is moving away from oil at a pretty quick clip as electric cars go mainstream according to Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/pikeresearch/2017/09/20/taking-the-electric... When that happens it's projected to be a sudden shift and oil will be a niche product for plastics, ships and airplanes. There will be an oversupply of oil as a stranded resource and it'll be game over for our expensive-to-extract tar sand oil.

So let's start investing a sustainable future for Alberta instead of screwing with the safety of BC and the global climate.

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Where you gonna get

Feb 8, 2018 at 3:13pm

the money for the investment?
It doesnt come out of this air?

Our biggest contributor to thr GDP - you wanna shut down which puts us in a defecit and then you wanna talk about investing?

Construction trucks do not run on electric. You habe another 30 years of petroleum and instead of generating revenue and use that to transition you wanna stop it completely and get the money from where ? Where are the funds gonna come from when you talk about investment?

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Re: Last time you checked

Feb 8, 2018 at 3:14pm

A sudden shift? A gradual shift... which will take atleast 30 years.

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Feb 8, 2018 at 7:00pm

The amount of resources that go into refining tar sands is immense. It is the dirtiest form. It takes so much to even make it useable.

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Feb 9, 2018 at 7:17am

You don't speak for all of us in BC. I want the much needed jobs it will bring for people in this province. Not everyone can afford to be a professional virtue signaler all day while living in their parent's basement.

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Feb 13, 2018 at 11:06am

People - it's not only about jobs. But, it's also about the future and the environment. Imagine what we could lose due to a spill, all the other industries that will be affected - fishing, tourism, etc. I think people are forgetting why we were protesting to start with.

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