Not sure how to vote? Start with the parties that recognize there's a climate crisis - 2019-10-17

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F132.png Not sure how to vote? Start with the parties that recognize there's a climate crisis October 17, 2019, Margaret Atwood, Opinion, Globe and Mail

I'm a reader of mainstream newspapers. Whatever their foibles, at least we know where they stand. They must try to report accurately and check their facts on pain of being sued, so I tend to rely on what's in them.

But lately, reading about our upcoming election, I can't quite believe my eyes. Has Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer been quoted correctly? He wants to build a "national energy corridor" from sea to sea, through which he's going to "move oil, gas, hydro, telecommunications" and "other linear infrastructure?" It sounds so efficient! But we'll be footing the bill, Fellow Taxpaying People, so maybe we'd better dig out our specs and read the fine print.

So wait a minute. You run the highly flammable hydrocarbons through the same pipeline-shaped item as the "hydro," which I guess means a lot of electrical wires. And alongside all of that you run "telecommunications," which I guess means fibre optic cables or something similar? Sea to sea, and bingo, we're connected. How unifying. Am I the only person thinking "One terrorist bomb and there goes the whole shebang?"

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