Posted by: Tony Carson | 3 December, 2009

Is the next chapter in Alberta’s story the final chapter?

Wow, bible-thumping Preston Manning writes a whole column on The next chapter in the Alberta storyLet’s give Albertans the future they deserve, without once mentioning the Alberta Tar Sands, the single largest environmental disaster on the planet.

Does he not realize just how ironic the phrase ‘Let’s give Albertans the future they desire and deserve’ really is?

Obviously, Albertans deserve it all … at the expense of the rest of Canada and the entire fucking planet.

Manning’s sophomoric appeal is complete with a picture which itself couldn’t be more ironic. Gone is the stalwart Alberta cowboy, the fertile open plain, the throngs of healthy vibrant people.


The future is a straight strip of asphalt running straight at a mountain which, by this time next year, no doubt will be removed as an impediment to Alberta’s progress.

Tone-deaf political leaders have no place in Alberta’s future. The world is screaming and it needs to be heard.

With Alberta’s recent history, the next chapter in the province’s history could well further accelerate the final chapter.



  1. Laying the responsibility of Alberta’s stance at the feet of a ‘personality’ is easy. Laying it at the feet of the Albertan electorate would be more accurate.
    Albertans themselves are to blame for their collective actions or inactions. It’s not difficult to understand the underlying avarice. What’s difficult is to draw Albertans into ‘sharing’. If you want some proof, think about how and for whom they vote.

  2. Hey, I’m not blaming Manning for the Tar Sands, I’m accusing him of ignoring THE WORLD’S BIGGEST ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM while he waxes poetic about what the Albertans deserve.

    If past, present and future leaders of the Province won’t face the issue head-on a majority of the people won’t feel they need to.

    I’m thinking most of them don’t even know there is a problem, never mind how mammoth it is.

  3. “I’m thinking most of them don’t even know there is a problem, never mind how mammoth it is.”

    All too believable. If I have a point, it’s that the normal course of political change occurs from the bottom up; not au verso.

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