Alison Redford's recent comments to The Canadian Press, regarding the negative effects on Canada/U.S. relations, should the Keystone XL pipeline be rejected, are striking a chord with the Canadian people. I don't believe it is the chord that she wanted.
Most Canadians are tired of the Conservative tactic of branding everyone who disagrees with their policies as unpatriotic. Add to this the doom and gloom vision she is putting forward if the pipeline is rejected by the U.S. government. I do believe that they are capable of deciding how their land should be used. Her rhetoric has the tone of schoolyard bullying. If you don't let me have my pipeline, we're not going to be friends anymore!
There are many people in Canada who believe that there is another way to utilize our natural resources, and no doubt there are many people in the United States who believe there is another way to take care of their energy needs. What is truly frightening is the similarity of the rhetoric coming out of Ottawa. It seems that all of the Conservative governments are using one speech writer. You are either with us or against us. There is no discussion, no room for dissenting opinion.
The Harper government is dismantling Parliament and they need to be stopped before they change the face of Canada into something unrecognizable.
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