Friday, January 12, 2007

If Wishes Were Horses

I'd like to see world peace and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow too, but no matter how much I want it, it ain't gonna happen:

Federal Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion is touring Alberta, telling supporters that he wants to make significant gains in the province during the next federal election.

"It's a scandal for me as a Liberal that out of 28 ridings in Alberta we have zero seats," Dion said Thursday from Edmonton, on his first visit to the province since winning the Liberal leadership last month.

Dion spoke at the University of Alberta, met with Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach, and held a town hall meeting in Edmonton that drew about 500 people before hopping on a plane to Calgary Thursday night.

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There are more than $100 billion worth of new energy projects either approved or planned in Alberta. The scope of the activity has prompted some conservationists and community leaders to call for an inquiry into their cumulative impact on people and the environment.

A Dion-led government would set out strict environmental regulations, review the oil and natural gas tax regime, and provide incentives to bolster research into finding ways of dealing with the environmental consequences of energy development, he said.


Can you say National Energy Program? I knew you could.

Source: CBC

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Albertans voting for a French citizen as PM? hmmmm...

Anonymous said...

And he made a fool of himself on the Dave Rutherford show trying to explain the "milk cow" comment, and Kyoto. Dave kept asking pointed specific questions about how Kyoto would actually work to make the air better, and Dion couldn't really answer. He gave some convoluted answer that no one understood, because they called in later and said "huh?"

wilson61 said...

Dion got a better reception in the Dinning Land of Paper Pushers.

Thankyou northern Alberta for not allowing Dinning to run this province !!

The NEP once in a lifetime is all a person can take.

Brian C. said...

" Dave kept asking pointed specific questions about how Kyoto would actually work to make the air better, and Dion couldn't really answer."

God yah, that was the most confusing answer I have ever heard. All Harper needs to do in a debate is ask Dion to explain how carbon credits will improve the environment, sit back, and watch Dion twist himself in knots.

We are at the point where the results of engineering projects started to address greenhouse emissions will not yield results by 2012. It takes about 4-5 years to buid a nuclear plant once the parties are committed to build it.