But it’s not just the environmental lobby that fails to understand this
— our current provincial government has no clue either. In fact, they’re
actively going to make a bad situation even worse. What industry is the
largest employer of native people in Canada? Mining. And what industry
is the NDP hell bent on destroying in our province? Coal mining.
As though we don’t have enough homegrown protests over our own pipelines, it appears Alberta is now a prime venue on the Standing Rock world tour of indigenous indignation.
In the past week, so-called flash mobs have popped up in Calgary’s Chinook Centre and Edmonton’s West Edmonton Mall, merrily protesting the goings-on in North Dakota, where native groups and supporters are trying to halt construction of yet another pipeline, this one south of the 49th parallel. Continue Reading →