So the federal NDP is having a convention in Edmonton. It’s a bit of chutzpah: the anti-oil, anti-fossil fuels, anti-pipelines extremists meeting there, to talk about throwing everyone in town out of work by "keeping the oil in the ground."
But what about Thomas Mulcair? He’s smarter than his average supporter by probably 30 IQ points.
Yet when asked by Peter Mansbridge, Mulcair says if the assorted fruits and nuts at the NDP convention vote to “keep the oil in the ground,” he’ll go along with them.
Hey, I know a way to keep the oil in the ground: Stop using it. Don’t fly. Don’t drive. Don’t heat or cool your home. Don’t use anything with plastic.
Of course the NDP won’t do that. They don’t really want to live without fossil fuels. What they really want is to kick Alberta when it’s down.
Could you imagine if any political leader was asked: Would you shut down Ontario's auto sector? Prairie agriculture? Montreal’s aviation industry?
But that’s the state of politics and media in Canada today: It’s OK to talk about euthanizing hundreds of thousands of jobs, as long as they’re in a conservative province.