By John Barber (The Guardian, Toronto)
It was bound to happen. Arboreal forests were turned into surreal, toxic moonscapes. Unemployment soared as the capital intensive — not labor intensive — industry got a free ride, thanks to a low, Big Oil friendly tax structure.
Not quite as low as in America, mind you — where oil industry pays no federal taxes, but bad enough to bring dark economic times to a province …. that should have been rolling in the dough.
Looks like folks in Alberta got fed up. And it looks like tough times ahead for the KXL pipeline and the Enbridge Northern Gateway plan.