Marcella Munro is the director of stakeholder outreach for the Government of Alberta and you need to forget everything you know about her. All of it.
Forget that she spent a good chunk of her career in BC lobbying against Canadian Energy. Forget that she called Alberta’s precious oilsands “tar sands”. Forget that she was a lobbyist against the Northern Gateway pipeline and the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. Forget it all. Get your amnesia on.
Why? Because Munro put on a free t-shirt sent to her by Canada Action, the non profit pro Canadian energy advocacy group. Then she tweeted a selfie. Well that settles it, you guys. She loves the oilsands. Or she thinks you're all stupid enough to believe she had a come to Jesus moment about the energy industry.
Marcella Munro actively celebrated when BC blocked the Northern Gateway pipeline project. That project would bring Canadian oil from Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimat, BC. She tweeted that it was excellent the pipeline was blocked. She means it was excellent that thousands of Canadian jobs were denied. She means it was excellent that billions in Canadian economic activity was stalled. But you guys, she wore that shirt, so let’s forget all this. She’s changed. Let’s put that ordeal behind us. Or not.
Marcella Munro is playing a child’s game of make-believe when she puts on her pro-oil costume. But even kids know make-believe isn't real. Munro thinks we don’t have the good sense that kids have. She thinks we “embarrassing cousins” are stupid enough to believe her costume can magically transform her from an anti-oil, anti-Alberta activist into a pro oil, hometown kind of gal. It doesn’t. It never will. I’m not that dumb. And I don’t believe Albertans are that dumb, either.
Munro thinks a selfie and a t-shirt can fool you. Don’t be fooled, Albertans. Be insulted, instead.