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I have great respect for Canada and its citizens, but Michael Wilson is part of Prime Minister Harper's spin machine. The Ambassador has it wrong on sustainability and imports from Canada to the US. The Obama administration will hopefully move America towards a low-carbon future and that won't include tar sands oil or unsustainable logging practices across Canada's boreal region. The timber and oil industries are reeling from recent bad press, including a full expose in National Geographic. They try to blame beetles, but as long as the forests are standing, most of the carbon is still in the bank. Clear cutting forests and tar sands oil extraction are not the solutions to decreasing Canada's carbon footprint. I'd hoped to hear a balanced discussion of the full global impact of these unsustainable resource extraction practices, but Wilson only provided statements that show how far the Federal government in Canada is lagging behind both scientific knowledge and true leadership on these issues.
Dina, Vancouver, Washington
posted 4 years, 1 month ago
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