Ethical Oil and Ethical Conservatives

EthicalOil.org’s website says “Countries that produce Ethical Oil protect the rights of women, workers, indigenous peoples and other minorities including gays and lesbians.

Would those producers of ethical oil exclude Canada? A country where government;

– has closed 12 of 16 offices of Status of Women Canada, and dropped the Status of Women Independent Research Fund.

– responds to labour disputes with back to work legislation which in the case of the postal workers imposed wages lower than Canada Post had offered in bargaining.

– has been dealing with and extending debt to the Gitxsan Treaty Society to the tune of $20 million. The same Gitxsan Treaty Society that has been ruled by the BC Supreme Court to have been operating illegally? (Now who is stuck with that debt?)

– is lead by a Prime Minister who once said “You have to remember that west of Winnipeg the ridings the Liberals hold are dominated by people who are either recent Asian immigrants or recent migrants from Eastern Canada; people who live in ghettos and are not integrated into Western Canadian society.”

– collected licence fees (provincial) for non-resident same-sex marriages but now say (federal) those marriages are not valid? (Where does that leave Canadians who have joined in same-sex marriages with foreign residents?)

Ethical Oil’s website also says “We are a registered non-profit NGO and do not accept money from any government agency. We are non-partisan and believe that the Canadian values reflected in Ethical Oil appeal to people from all walks of life and across the political spectrum.

Which makes interesting the two screenshots here…
ethical_clement

Note the PO Box, used previously for Tony Clement’s campaign for Conservative Party leadership and now for donations to EthicalOil.org. Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario. Tony Clement of $50 million border infrastructure gazebo fame.

Hmmm. Non-partisan. OK.

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