We Are Not For Sale

March 18, 2008

Whether we’re looking at the environment, the plights of Aboriginal peoples, climate change, health problems, drug addiction and suicide, nuclear power, or oil sovereignty, the Saskatchewan Tar Sands Truth Project is a movement, a body, and a principle aimed at critically analysing the effects of oil sands mining. Join us in speaking out against the detrimental effects of an unsustainable industry on our province, country, and planet.

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Under a new conservative government, we have all the more reason to be worried about our place in the global energy race. Sask Party leader and Premier Brad Wall has wasted no time in consulting with the business elite of Alberta and Washington over our oil reserves. But should Saskatchewan, too, be enslaved by the demands of our American neighbours, who currently consume over 70% of Canadian oil? Left with little to no energy security, and having to import oil from places such as Iraq and Libya, as well as the nightmarish environmental catastrophe, Canada must look at the real cost of such development.

Please feel free to use this site as a space to discuss issues of concern regarding the tar sands industry–specifically in terms of Saskatchewan. Articles, photos, and discussion threads are all welcome.

You can also visit our Facebook group: Sask Tar Sands Truth Project

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6 Responses to “We Are Not For Sale”

  1. gatvolingauteng said

    Regarding the impacts of the tar sands development in Alberta, it was mentioned that many people are dying in the north due to cancers caused by the development. Does anyone know what is causing it directly, e.g. heavy metals, biotoxins etc?

  2. gatvolingauteng said

    I was hoping to see some measurements so that one can confront the public with hard data, plus then one could push for supplying affected communities with clean food, water etc.

  3. gatvolingauteng said

    It’d also be useful if we could train volunteers (I’m thinking marginally sympathetic whites especially) to take such samples, and give them feedback w.r.t. heavy metal poisoning, etc, as the case may be – it also trains the next generation of local environmentalists. These folks could go to affected communities & take samples, experience the thuggery of the local corporations and affiliated organizations, and learn something.

    Just a thought…

  4. carla said

    Regarding your first question, what is causing the cancers, you may want to check out the website at http://www.connectingthedrops.ca/stories/georgep The community of Fort Chipewyan noticed changes in their health over time and someone conducted a study. Interesting results. I recommend you go to the website and hit the link to the report which was finalized in Dec. 2007.

  5. kate said

    It is sad that our government is so profit driven that they are willing to overlook all of the negatives surrounding the development of the tar sands. Sadly, this development is a form of environmental racism in that those hardest hit by the impacts of the development are those from marginalized aboriginal communities. If it was the families of our government officials who were being negatively impacted by the development there would be no question about developing the tar sands.

  6. chloe beckham said

    Savvy piece , I Appreciate the insight , Does anyone know if my assistant might get ahold of a sample TAR-2003 document to use ?

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