See ya CEMA

Alberta’s NDP unceremoniously cut ties with CEMA, an organization the previous government formed, over the Christmas holidays. This kind of heartache belongs in a holiday song. Last Christmas, we gave you a grant. N.D.P. won, and then yanked it back! This year, to save GHG, we’ll tax gas and cap e-miss-ionnnssss…”

CEMA’s mission was to build social licence for the oil sands by engaging multiple stakeholders in order to “produce recommendations and management frameworks pertaining to the cumulative impact of oil sands development in North-Eastern Alberta“. It’s clear that the current NDP government is pursuing social licence through other means these days, mainly the carbon tax and cap on oil sands emissions that it promoted in Paris.

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About Michael Tyas

Michael Tyas is the managing editor of One River News. He graduated the University of Manitoba with an honours degree in environmental studies, and is a professional videographer and video trainer. He produced the feature length documentary "One River, Many Relations" in Fort Chipewyan. He continues to work with indigenous communities to share their stories around resource extraction, industrial development, and impacts on traditional territories.
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