Learning about history is not the same as learning from history. In the past, railway companies raised much needed revenues by selling tickets on Buffalo Trains until every single animal had been slaughtered by rich hunters out for “sport”.
Today, Stephen Harper’s “government” is doing the same thing – selling tickets for the oil sands project, tickets for the Northern Gateway pipeline, and tickets for the oil tanker port to raise much needed revenues. If we ever run short of fuel in this country, we will have to buy it back from China after it has been refined.
It doesn’t have to make sense… it’s just the way “we” do things. It’s the way “we’ve” always done things. It’s time to change that.