Letters to the Editor

Oil companies running Canada

To the Editor,

We need to give each other a really good pinch, so we can all wake up from Stephen Harper’s nightmare.

The surreal dream we are living is the reality formed from the collective mind of the petroleum industry in Alberta.

This is beyond a corporate takeover, this is a self-coup with Harper as the face of a corporate agenda backed by the oil industry’s dollars.

We don’t have to watch the news with its depressing turmoil that makes it seem like the world is falling apart, but we can view non-partisan websites to keep informed on what our government is doing and who is backing them.

And politics is not a swear word. Even though we often don’t like to talk about it, talk about it we must if we are going to regain control of our country from the clenches of a desperate, outdated petroleum industry.

Diane Babcock
Nanaimo

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