Well I suppose we should have known eh?
This is after all Con Canada, home of the Porky Action Plan.
But it turns out that if we want to know what's in the Nexen deal for Canadians, we have to ask the Chinese.
Canada’s Industry Minister is remaining tight-lipped over the specific "net benefits" Canadians can expect in exchange for the sale of Alberta-based oil and gas company Nexen to a Chinese state-owned oil enterprise.
Paradis said he was "not allowed" to go public with the details of what is a commercial sale, indicating that it is now up to China to reveal so-called benefits to Canadians.
Great eh? Because you know how they feel about revealing ANYTHING. And with friends with benefits like that you know who is going to get SCREWED.
And it's NOT going to be the Chinese Communist/Capitalist Party...
So why are we selling out our country so cheaply and so massively? Why are we letting foreigners walk all over us? Why are the Cons letting other countries treat us like we were some kind of Banana Republic?
Answer: because Great
The economic math on bitumen adds up to some desperate equations. To save bitumen from a production glut and a global economic reckoning (and that reality check is still coming), the Harper government has sold out Canada, debased democracy and fouled the nation's reputation.
So Canada's bitumen Titanic has now left the dock and the chief pilot, an Imperial guy, does not believe in icebergs or lifejackets. However, he has hired a Chinese band as well as some Communist Party engineers to bail water. Everyone except the obsessive captain expects an explosive collision with the bergs of global public opinion, the Canadian electorate, carbon taxes or intemperate oil markets.
And that's generally what economic desperation reaps in a feckless petro state: a voyage of the damned.
And why are we embarking on this voyage of the damned? To make investors in Harper's oil patch richer.
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair says the shareholders in “Mr. Harper’s oilpatch” are the only Canadians he sees benefiting from a Chinese state-owned company’s successful bid to buy a Canadian energy firm.
While the rest of us get poorer, and we all lose control over our destiny
Oh boy. Talk about a great betrayal. I just don't know what to call those sellout Cons. Are they economic traitors, stumble bums, running dogs, or just the same old Harper hogs?
But it really doesn't matter. Any of those names will do, and when they start to stick to them, like flies on stink, it will be game over.
Desperate leaders make mistakes. Harper just made a big one. And it's going to cost the Cons the next election. We'll make sure of that. If we can't arrest them for electoral fraud, or defecating in the House of Commons, we'll arrest them for treason.
For when you can question the loyalty of a whole party, like the Cons questioned the loyalty of Michael Ignatieff, you KNOW it's a gift from heaven.
And the bad news?
You know the voyage of the damned that the Cons are now taking us on?
Until we get rid of Great Helmsman Leader, and his bozo crew of scurvy sellouts.
Hang on to wallet AND your tuque eh?
Because it's going to be a REALLY rough ride...
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