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Athabaska Tar Sands

Hey! Isn’t Alberta the province that has squealed the most hysterically about government intervention sullying the entrepreneurial elan of the private sector? So how come it also has allowed untold millions in government subsidies to be sunk into a cockeyed scheme to extract oil from its icy northern sands to pump into a marketplace that demonstrably doesn’t want it. Along with Peter Pocklington, who had a money hose stuck in the side of the Alberta government treasury for 20 long and lucrative years, it kind of makes you wonder what they’re really squealing about…

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