The Disaffected Lib: Sort of Like Bailing Water Into a Sinking Boat – Why Do We Prop Up the Athabasca Tar Sands?

  Who remembers Brian Peckford’s ‘pickle palace’? Just over 30 years ago, Peckford, then premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, decided to invest provincial funds, $22 million, to develop a hydroponic cucumber factory, Mount Pearl. As he put it, “Holy Smokes, let Newfoundland be first in something.” Well the project, as

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