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Because Canada is more than Rob Ford. And I wanted a place outside of IJBMer Updates to wank about the Northern Gateway pipeline, since the Kitimat plebiscite is today.
The whole project is indicative of Canada's current sorry state. Don't ask questions, tar the majority of B.C. residents as environmentalist radicals for opposing it, install Enbridge lackeys to spy on opposition, rush approval as soon as possible because oil! Oil! That can't even pay for Alberta's hospitals or schools because of low royalties.
Everyone can be forgiven for forgetting that we were once the country that hosted the treaty to ban CFC's and discovered the negative effects of acid rain. Even investigating Norse settlements on Baffin Island is forbidden now.
Also, the nation must have collective amnesia for "tar sands" to be an insult. That's what they were called before development took off.