…But controlling a mob isn’t something you can really predict.
What’s the Saskatchewan Premier doing releasing an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for a “pause” and “delay” to refugee settlement? He’s equating terrorism in France with Syrian refugees on their way to live in Saskatchewan. That’s a terrible, and Islamophobic position to take.
The Premier emboldened people to take out anger for the Paris Attacks against innocent Muslim people.
And talk radio’s Conservative stalwart Gormley tweeted that chanting Muslims in North America should be shot. He retracted and apologized for the ridiculously violent comment that encouraged a mob to “shoot” Muslims.
Five years ago, I attended a “stakeholder” meeting at a hotel, hosted by the Provincial Government. They were touting their newish 2020 “plan” to reduce climate change.
There was consensus among participants that in order to achieve the provincial target of 20% reduction over 2006 emissions by 2020, additional measures should be taken to achieve emission reductions in a larger portion of the oil and gas sector.
Advisory Council 9 (1) The Climate Change Advisory Council is established.
(2) The council consists of the minister and not more than 11 other members
appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
If you can’t hit a target, remove the target and bury it until forgotten.
2 years ago I saved the text of a Sask Gov’t website, predicting it would soon be altered. It was.
“Saskatchewan has established a provincial target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% below 2006 levels by 2020.” CBC thought it’s still the goal. There’s no mention of it on Government webpages that I can find now.
“Saskatchewan’s Climate Change Plan is designed to reduce these greenhouse gas emissions by setting annual reduction targets for industry and encouraging investment in low-carbon technologies.” Continue reading →
Why I’m really, really, really glad Joe Oliver isn’t Finance Minister anymore:
Keystone XL would have created jobs, bolstered ec growth, strengthened nat’l security, reduced GHG emissions and enhanced N Am energy indep
Therefore, disappointing President Obama rejected Keystone X. See yesterday’s article where I discuss implications. http://business. financialpost. com/fp-comment/..[thiscrapisntworthreadingfurther]
See my interview #CBC #newsworld on disappointing Keystone rejection & triumph of politics & symbolism over facts.
Enabling more bitumen to flow from Alberta would not lower GHG emissions, so you can bet the rest of his claims are false too.
The day before:
See my article in Nat’l @nationalpost on need to diversify energy mkts given likely rejection of Keystone XL.
So, is diversification of our economy a good thing, or do we want to focus only on oil and gas? Go and eat your cake Joe, and then have it too.
“@YQRTransit turning one of the busiest interections in Regina into a seat-free wasteland for customers, isn’t a smooth move.”
“What could make this decision worse is to have @reginapolice describe how they can’t give tickets for loitering on @YQRTransit benches.” – Me. Why did I open my mouth? It got worse. Global learned that some anonymous officer advised Regina Transit to remove the benches there.
Walking over to the bus stop on Friday to meet with the