Uh oh. What bad timing. Just the other day he was blowing his horn and telling his Con caucus that we must "seize the moment" and go "further and faster."
Telling us all that we must move even MORE oily goodness by rail. Because
But now he's playing a tiny violin, reaching for a fire extinguisher, and watching Alberta burn.
A CN Rail train carrying liquefied petroleum gas and crude oil has derailed and exploded about 80 kilometres west of Edmonton, prompting an evacuation in the tiny community of Gainford.
Fire officials say they have little choice but to let the fuel burn itself off, resulting in a dark, billowing cloud of smoke that remained hanging over Gainford throughout the day.
And no doubt preparing to try to explain why he's urging Big Rail to go faster, and move even more of his precious oil, when they're clearly not ready.
Train disasters such as Saturday’s derailment in Alberta will become the “new normal” unless Ottawa tightens safety rules for shipping dangerous goods by rail, Greenpeace Canada warned.
And communities across Canada are being threatened by thousands of aging time bombs.
Ben West, a campaigner with environmental group Forest Ethics, said the latest derailment raises questions about the continued use of older oil train cars he called more vulnerable to spilling upon derailment. “In the short term, with the existing traffic, we really should be looking at what kind of train cars are being used. Some of these old cars seem really problematic.”
Is that what Great Law and Order Leader means when he says he's making Canada SAFER?
Gawd. Who needs terrorists when we got the Harper gang?
When will the deranged oil pimp curb his insane frenzy?
Will his foul Con regime EVER stop trying to hide things from Canadians?
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities also formed a rail-safety working group shortly after the Lac Megantic derailment and asked Transport Canada for more information about the transportation of hazardous goods. But federal officials have cautioned that such information could pose a safety risk if it fell into the wrong hands.
And when will Stephen Harper stop LYING?
Like he did again at that Con caucus meeting, where after telling his wildly cheering stooges that we must go further and faster, he went slower and lower eh?
By bringing up the NDP's non existent "job killing $20 billion dollar carbon tax."
While simultaneously smearing the Liberals as drug dealers...
And then turning the whole event into an attack on the media.
Most of the media gallery refused to show up for Harper's speech to caucus members on Wednesday when his office insisted on allowing only photographers and TV cameras to attend — no reporters.
Before the day was out, the Conservatives were using the dispute to raise money — a fundraising letter accused the "Ottawa media elite" of sinking to a "new low" — in hopes of turning Canada's love-hate relationship with its journalists to the party's political benefit.
And we're supposed to trust people like that with OUR safety?
I don't think so eh?
In fact, I always thought this picture was an omen...
Or a message from the dead.
Stop this madness, put safety before profits.
Defeat those oily Cons and their deranged leader.
Before they incinerate the truth.
And burn us in our beds...
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