Your sycophancy is showing

Writer responds to Tom Fletcher’s column on environmentalist funding, suggesting he do more research.

Editor,

Re: ‘Protest industry prepares for war against Alberta oil’ published March 7:

“It’s certainly bordering on conspiracy theory. The idea that all of these groups are interlinked and they’re that well coordinated, it doesn’t work that way, not on the environmental side of things. They are generally very disorganized and very discrete. It’s almost impossible — not impossible, but very improbable — what the author (Krause) is trying to argue here.” (political scientist Keith Brownsey of Mount Royal University, 2016).

As an “independent researcher” as you claim Vivian Krause to be, you can find Krause on the front page of the Globe and Mail (Jan. 9, 2012) along with the story of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver attacking opponents of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. You can also see her in her Dec. 7, 2010 testimony (Canadian Parliamentary Committee on Natural Resources) stating, “The development of Alberta oil is a billion dollar opportunity, and I hope that we will make the most of that opportunity.”

Mr. Fletcher, I suggest you spend more time researching in a decidedly more informative non-partisan manner and less time ranting about the monies anti-pipeline folks spend to stop pipelines. The oil industry is a $129 billion dollar a year operation, a bit more than the relatively paltry handfuls of dollars every year BC anti-pipeline protesters can muster. I understand your boss wants to build a pipeline and a refinery near Kitimat, B.C., but ummm, your sycophancy is showing.

Keith Cummings

Telkwa

Just Posted

B.C. turns up the heat

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for most the province due to high temperatures

Friendship Centre prepares for National Indigenous Peoples Day

Face painting, moose calling and more for all ages outside of the friendship hall Thursday.

Big bike, big donation

Smithers Sausage Factory pedals $5,000 to Heart and Stroke Foundation.

VIDEO: TWU runner Yee wins Portland Track Festival

Competitor is most individually decorated Spartans track and field athlete in the program’s history

Olympic gold medalist helps host hockey camp

Also: Smithers Minor Hockey president leaving growing program.

Homeless people living on ‘Surrey Strip’ move into modular housing

BC Housing says 160 homeless people are being moved into temporary Whalley suites from June 19 to 21

Port of Prince Rupert names Shaun Stevenson as new CEO

Stevenson has worked for the port for 21 years as vice president of trade development

Senate officially passes Canada’s marijuana legalization bill

Bill C-45 now moves to royal assent, which is the final step in the legislative process

Fake attempted abduction not funny to B.C. neighbourhood residents

Two teenage boys won’t face criminal charges after scaring girl

Mosquitoes out in full force already? Blame the weather

But a B.C. mosquito expert says the heat wave will help keep the pests at bay

Man pleads not guilty in 1987 slayings of B.C. couple

William Talbott of SeaTac was arraigned Tuesday in Snohomish County Superior Court

New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border – but with parents

Move would ease rules that limit how much time minors can be held with their parents

Without a big data strategy, Canadians at risk of being ‘data cows’

Presentation said artificial intelligence could give Facebook and Amazon even more power

Five B.C. families stuck in Japan as Canada refuses visas for adopted babies

Lawyer points to change in American policy around adoptions from Japan

Most Read