Slowly Canadians are awakening to the fact that their country’s oil and gas industry, an essential part of the national economy, has been targeted for destruction by an alliance of American money and Canadian eco-activists. Together they have blocked pipelines, swung elections, and installed their agents in positions of power, including the office of the prime minister. B.C. researcher Vivian Krause, who exposed this decade-long campaign and the tens of millions of U.S. dollars that financed it, deserves to be recognized as a “true Canadian patriot.”
The reference to women on social assistance in the headline of this 2010 piece by Mark Milke seems harsh and dated, but his argument against subsidies for professional hockey teams is as relevant as ever. Tax dollars subsequently helped build new rinks in Quebec City and Edmonton, although the former still doesn’t have an NHL team and Oilers’ fans increasingly think they don’t have one either. Next up to the trough are the Ottawa Senators and Calgary Flames, with the latter better positioned to squeeze taxpayers with a decent playoff run this spring.