The Harper/Layton government has delivered Canada firmly into the hands of Big Oil. With a big leg up from Laughing Jack, Furious Leader has given them what they most needed, a Conservative majority. As The Globe's Carrie Tait writes, "Their man has a majority, now the oil patch wants elbow room. "
Mr. Harper has long defended Canada’s oil sector, calling the country an “energy superpower,” and he wasted no time sending a message to the energy industry that the newly fortified government has its back.
“There were a lot of policies being quoted by the other parties, whether it’s on West Coast transportation or the energy sector, that simply did not reflect the needs and concerns of this part of the country,” Mr. Harper declared in Calgary Tuesday morning, after clinching victory the night before.
“I actually argued during the campaign that the policies of our opponents were actually quite dangerous to the country as a whole, but obviously some specific policies seemed to be almost targeted to do damage to Western Canada,” he said.
The statements refer partly to a Liberal and NDP effort to ban tanker traffic off the West Coast, which would disrupt Enbridge Inc.’s Gateway pipeline project that aims to ship oil sands oil to new markets in Asia.
Of course Furious Leader, a.k.a. "Big Prick" (not to be confused with his minion "Little Prick"), can't wait to repay his obligations to the Tar Sands even if that means screwing over British Columbia and putting our invaluable coast in real jeopardy. We are, after all, that "West Coast transportation" annoyance. We "simply don't reflect the needs and concerns of [Harper's] part of the country."
Can someone inform that useless piece of shit that Athabasca and Alberta aren't "Western Canada." We, out here on the coast, are Western Canada. They're just another bunch of assholes from, what is to us, the East.