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Friday, September 25, 2015

Anti-oil sands Liberal candidate says revenue from it should be used to subsidize Quebec & Ontario

Today's entry from The True North Times' #9Scandals9Days series:


...Schiefke was a board member for the Climate Reality Project, an American group that virulently opposes Keystone XL, and generally the Alberta oil sands altogether.
Schiefke clearly takes those values to heart. In a April 2014 interview, he argued the government should force the Alberta “tar sands” to subsidize Quebec and Ontario because…well just because. 
What I would like to see is the federal government come up with a plan that no longer tries to expand on the tar sands, and instead uses a significant proportion of the revenues generated from the tar sands to invest specifically in renewable energies produced in Ontario and Quebec.
Gazette Vaudreuil Soulanges, April 23, 2014
Why he wouldn’t re-invest in renewable energy produced in Alberta is unclear, but he’s running in Quebec and Ontario has more votes. Given his record and stances, it should be self-evident by this point that Schiefke thinks the oil sands are “dirty oil”.

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