Faced with a PR problem, our Canadian government has decided to come out fighting.

Canada brushes off oil sands article – International Herald Tribune

Prentice defends oilsands following National Geographic article – CBC

I find the “but you have no choice” argument sadly short-sighted, shallow – insulting. Of course there are livelihoods at stake here, but is it not within the grasp of our government to have influence on growth of new sectors and alternatives? New jobs in a new direction.

We’re the tail here – let us please push to be the nose.

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