One of the biggest mining endeavours in the world, the tar sands development in Alberta, is changing the face of that province and raises several issues around the environment, aboriginal rights, corporate taxation and more.
Our friends at The Dominion have put together a special issue examining the tar sands development from several angles. In one article, a writer checks out Fort McMurray’s work camps, while in another a local First Nations activist explains why the fossil fuel regime in Alberta is a threat. There’s even a transcript of a speech the Prime Minister gave to the Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce in July 2006 on the tar sands.
PHOTO: GORD McKENNA (CREATIVE COMMONS)