Thursday, August 09, 2012
PostMedia Paper Calls Harper a Liar
The centre-right Victoria Times Colonist more than doubts Steve Harper's claim that he'll leave it up to science to evaluate the "costs and risks" of the Northern Gateway pipeline. Here's how the paper's editors reacted:
"...when [Harper] says an independent panel will decide the issue based on scientific evidence, pardon us for thinking of the stereotypical Old West judge telling the accused: 'We'll give you a fair trial before an impartial jury, and then we'll hang you.'"
Jeebus, Steve, even PostMedia is calling you a liar.
"It seems odd that the prime minister is prepared to place his faith in an independent panel when in April, his government took away the National Energy Board's ability to kill a project with a negative ruling.
"It seems odd that Harper is looking to science to resolve the issue when his government has gutted environmental regulations and has muzzled federal scientists.
"Science (other than the science of accounting) didn't reign when the federal government decided to close the Deaprtment of Fisheries and Oceans marine pollution program, including two research scientists, a chemist and six support staff at the Institute for Ocean Sciences in North Saanich.
As for Steve's unquestionable ability to spin science, the editors observe, "As William Shakespeare wrote: 'The devil can cite scripture for his purpose.'"
I guess "liar" wasn't enough, Steve. Now you're Lucifer himself.