The CBC News report about lake contamination from Tar Sands operations came straight from the horse's mouth, an Environment Canada "spokesman."
"Not so bad, no indeedy," proclaimed EnviroCan spokesman Adam Sweet. So just what sort of hydrologist or chemist or scientist of any sort is Adam Sweet?
Well it seems he's actually Peter Kent's spin meister, not a scientist at all. But Adam Sweet is about as close to an EnviroCan scientist as any reporter is going to get on a Tar Sands contamination story, that is to say nowhere remotely close.
Adam Sweet? He's reprising the roles of Dan Akroyd from the early SNL years. Remember "Bag of Glass" or "Bass-O-Matic"? Same deal.
It's one thing when these reporters freely settle for a reach-around but it would be so much better if they would own up to it. Put it right in the story. Point out that Adam Sweet doesn't know science from dog shit and it's his job not to let the truth out, especially when it doesn't suit the Ruler's interests.
This was, after all, a joint study by Queen's University and Half-Assed Kent's EnviroCan. If the government isn't going to make project scientists available, why quote some department paid bullshitter at all? Ignore him. He won't tell you the truth. You've got the scientists at Queens. Use them and only them until EnviroCan produces the goods.