“We’ve got to leave most of the oil and gas in the ground and we’ve got to move to the renewable energy,” says Robinson.
Svend Robinson – who once pled guilty to stealing a diamond ring valued at over 20K – is now the NDP candidate in the federal riding of Burnaby South.
And despite having left the House of Commons in disgrace, Robinson is trying to make a comeback by demonizing Canada’s energy industry.
Speaking to CTV, Robinson said, “We have to recognize that fossil fuels and any new pipelines, any new infrastructure is taking us down a road to climate disaster. This is an industry which we have to recognize is on its way out. We’ve got to leave most of the oil and gas in the ground and we’ve got to move to the renewable energy.”
Added Robinson, “That means no new infrastructure, no new oil and gas, and most importantly respecting hereditary Indigenous people–for example the Wet’suwet’en–who are saying we don’t want this.”
So, Robinson wants to absolutely decimate the Canadian Energy Industry, which would push Alberta into a horrible recession (even worse than things are now), and push Canada into a recession as well. Plus, it wouldn’t do anything for the environment, since Canada’s contribution to global emissions is negligible.
If Robinson got his way, Saudi Arabia and other oil producing countries that don’t respect human rights would win, and Canada would lose.
The federal NDP must be getting incredibly desperate if a former diamond ring thief with radical left ideas is the best they can get.
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