Just give us our money back, and we'll engineer the carbon reduction revolution!!
“I am a revolutionary.” Half a century ago I’d stand before the bathroom mirror, fist raised, chanting those words over and over — usually until my mother finally ran out of patience. Any chance of joining the Black Panthers back then was somewhat limited, however. For one thing, I lived in a...
Justin Trudeau’s government doesn’t appear interested in compromise and the current crusade against carbon emissions has only one industry and one province in its sights — and no, that won’t be those auto-manufacturing plants in Oshawa or the business-jet assembly lines of Dorval.
So, is there any chance of combating this, other than making vague threats to go our own way, which, while emotionally tempting, would be political and economic suicide, given the way this world is increasingly split into nationalistic camps?
… Instead, let’s challenge the likes of Trudeau and Guilbeault by going on the carbon-reduction offensive.
And what better tactic than using the same transfer payments issue. So, instead of simply whining it isn’t fair, let’s ask for those excess contributions to be rebated with the agreed proviso such billions will be spent exclusively on making Alberta the world leader in carbon reduction engineering.
We certainly have the expertise as well as the perfect playing field, with our massive bitumen reserves. Surely we can become the backbone of a truly effective green revolution, by showing it’s possible to engineer major energy extraction with a massively reduced footprint, alongside developing blue hydrogen and carbon capture technologies.
Let’s return the carbon reduction serve with a vengeance by putting the onus on Guilbeault and his fellow travellers to explain why they wouldn’t allow the true energy experts to arrive at an engineered solution and thereby make Canada the world leader in answering the most difficult question mankind currently faces.
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