One of the tasks, the federal government leaves to the provinces is waste management. It is a task that nobody worried about very much back at the time of confederation. One thing you can say about waste management, it gets to be a bigger problem every day.
In Alberta, the province not only has problems with waste management, they also have a problem with management waste. How much, for example did Jason Kenney waste on pipelines that never happened. And how much has the current premier wasted bitching about the federal government’s “disastrous energy regulations” that might—or might not—bring us to net zero a dozen years from now.
And just why does this remind us poor benighted easterners of a slogan saying something like “Let the eastern bastards freeze in the dark.”
But when we see an advertisement paid for by Alberta taxpayers that says “No one wants blackouts in -30˚.” Who would suggest such a thing?
What really drives me crazy is the federal government has blown over $20 billion on the Trans Mountain Pipeline to ship Alberta bitumen through the Straits of Georgia. Do the poor easterners get to hear any thank-you for that ridiculous expense?
All we get are advertisements promoting that sham of carbon capture from the tar sands exploiters. I was delighted when I saw that the Competition Bureau was going to study the advertising campaign that has been trying to mislead the Canadian public. The joke is that you create more carbon to ship and store the original carbon. It is a constant cycle.
One of the advertisements paid for by Albertans was the one about the hard choices families will face between paying for winter boots for the kids or their mortgage. Does this sound like sensible discussion of the subject? It could better be described as scaremongering.
And this is the province that currently has declared a moratorium on low-cost wind and solar energy projects. Go figure?
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