"Axis of Oil" Poses Significant Problems and Questions for Canada - Press Conference
Elizabeth May, Green Party MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada, held a media conference in Ottawa on February 9th, 2012 to outline her serious concerns about the federal government's growing dependence on foreign money and influence in the oil sands and elsewhere -- especially in light of Stephen Harper's tour of China.
"We are being told that the Harper government's almost-desperate attempts to lure foreign money to Canada is business as usual, bringing needed investment, but there is much more at stake which requires public discussion," said May. "In fact, what I now call the China-Harper Axis of Oil has so many negative repercussions; I have had to prepare a short list, including everything from job loss to Syria.
"Canadians simply cannot and should not make the dramatic economic and social shifts Harper is aggressively orchestrating without more information."
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