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Wednesday, 17 April 2013 09:02

Experimental Lakes Founder David Schindler Says Oliver and Redford Make Canadians "Look Like a Bunch of Absolute Idiots" Featured

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Mon, 2013-04-15 14:37ERIKA THORKELSON
 
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Experimental Lakes Founder David Schindler Says Oliver and Redford Make Canadians "Look Like a Bunch of Absolute Idiots"

 
 
 
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Once upon a time, in the beautiful land of Alberta there were magical machines that could turn sand into oil, that drew the toxins from the land and left the air and water clean and clear. It sounds like a fairy tale, but this is more or less what politicians like Premier Alison Redford and Environment Minister Joe Oliver are selling on their trips to Washington, according to scientist David Schindler.  

The founder and former director of the recently endangered Ontario Experimental Lakes Area was the keynote speaker at Carleton University’s Community Engagement Celebration on Friday. In a speech focusing on the environmental “propaganda war” Canada is facing, he said that believing in clean tar sands development is akin to believing in “magic fairies.”

“Why are people allowed to lie to the public like this? I just don’t understand this. We have to challenge them,” he said. “Obviously the people who used to challenge them, the civil servants, are no longer allowed to...READ COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE

 

I remember sitting in a meeting in 2011 to listen to the results of an Soil Ingestion Study I was involved in and lead by Dr. Jules Blais of the University of Ottawa. Dr. Schindler and many other key scientists were present during the presentation to review the results of the study.  Anyways, after review of results, I remember, from across the table, an associate of Dr. Schindler's said, "the people need to realize the power of the treaties because it's those treaties that will save the planet" (unquote) ~ Shannon M Houle

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Shannon M Houle

Proud Cree & Dene Woman from Saddle Lake Cree Nation of Treaty # 6 Territory on Turtle Island. A Daughter, Mother, Grandmother, and Teacher who knows her responsibility as a nehiyawiskwew.

Website: www.shannonhoule.blogspot.com
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