Stephen Harper wanted to make Canada 'a global energy powerhouse.' How did that work out? - 2020-03-09
Canada was not only about to become "a new energy superpower," Harper told the Canada-U.K. chamber of commerce in London, his government intended to turn the country into a "global energy powerhouse."
Those were the days! The G8 (remember that?) was about to meet in St. Petersburg, Russia. Oil was selling for US$74.57 a barrel. The United States had to import oil to keep the wheels of its economy turning. Harper was threatening to show Russian President Vladimir Putin a thing or two for not bowing to the new neoliberal imperium.