Quarrel over energy has descended into a civil war

During the Second World War, governments around the world operated differently. Despite being elected by party, both opposition and the government of the day worked together to solve issues that plagued the country.

Today, there is a war. No shots have been fired, but there is a war nonetheless. It could even be called a civil war, except the boundaries are not north-south, but rather, pro-pipeline and anti-pipeline and pro-/anti-environment.

The battleground is not traditional, either.

But the results are the same: Gut-wrenching, soul-searching conflict that has the power to tear Canada apart, job-by-job, family-by-family, and lastly, East versus West.

As Canadians, this is something we never expected to see. We never imagined our country, our beloved country, rich in natural resources beyond measure, would and could be devastated and turned into a Third World Country.

That is what we are witnessing today, and our prime minister is fiddling while Canada burns. Then he has the audacity to exclude the largest party in the country by popular vote from discussions.

We no longer have control of our country.

Our puppet king has made sure we are aware of that.

His masters, the Tides Foundation, the UN and other environmental groups, have targeted Canada, and specifically Alberta, to decimate on their altar of environmental- and foreign-influenced policies.

I was embarrassed and enraged at Justin Trudeau’s behaviour in the House of Commons last week.

When elected, he stated Canada was back. Well, he is right. We are now at the back of the bus, the back of the pack for investment and back to Square 1.

All we have to do is get rid of our drama teacher and his textbook.

Class dismissed.

Tim Lasiuta, Red Deer

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