Jason Kenney treated with kid-gloves, Indigenous protesters with assault rifles

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Indigenous Rights

Politics in Canada

I want to start by turning myself in to Jason Kenney's investigators.

I admit to being against further oilsands development, making me a person of interest to the sleuths in Kenney’s $30-million "war room" who are tasked with vilifying oilsands critics. Of course, they're really hoping to unmask "foreign-funded special interests," and I don't have a single dollar of foreign backing. Still I do what I can!

The war room is just one of the Alberta premier's bullying tactics, along with threatening Western separation, as he tries to intimidate critics and pressure the Trudeau government into approving the proposed Teck mine, a vast 293-square-kilometre open pit mine, which would be the biggest tarsands mine yet.

Given that such an approval would hopelessly compromise any Canadian effort to battle climate change -- which, let's not forget, threatens the world including us here in Canada -- the answer must clearly be no. In the election last fall, two-thirds of the country voted for parties that advocated strong action on climate change.

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