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Friday, March 07, 2008

tar sands, the selling of alberta.

Tune in to CBC at 9pm on Thursday, March 13, 2008 to watch a new documentary film on Alberta's tar sands titled: TAR SANDS, THE SELLING OF ALBERTA.

Tar Sands: The Selling of Alberta captures the intersecting storylines of a remarkable cast of characters eager to cash in on the oil boom in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Washington lobbyists, Newfie pipefitters, Chinese investors and Norwegian industrialists descend on tar-soaked "Fort McMoney", a modern-day Eldorado, where rents are sky rocketing and cocaine abuse is four times the provincial average. Up for grabs - a stake in a $100 billion energy bonanza and Canada's economic sovereignty.

4 comments:

BR said...

Just what we need, another drive-by smear of Fort McMurray from the big city media.

ch said...

BR - you could at least save your immediate dismissal of anything remotely construed as criticism of Alberta's government until AFTER you've seen the film...

Nastyboy said...

"tar sands, the selling of alberta."

Sell away. More the better. Turn the north into a wasteland. The world needs oil, and I make an obscene amount of money being a cog in the machine that gets it to them. Sell it to the highest bidder and let the eastern bastards freeze in the dark.

Anonymous said...

The crew was in Fort McMurray 7 times over the course of 18 months - doesn't sound like a "drive-by smear of Fort McMurray" to me. Why don't you watch the film before you make up your mind, gunslinger.