His premise is simple - Canadian oil is better than oil from Saudi Arabia, China or Sudan - and his arguments exhaustive.
His critics don't get it. Here's another Greenpeace activist talking about "renewable energy" when the debate is about different sources for oil. He can't even admit that there are human rights abuses in places like Sudan.
Leftwing blogger Dawg probably hasn't even read the book, judging by his inclusion of an image of the supposedly "mutated" fish that turned out to be not one.
Levant's personal style does him no favours at times, but his research is excellent and his conclusions hard to fault.
Original Air Date: Thursday, September 16, 2010Air pollution, water contamination and dead ducks; Alberta’s so-called dirty oil continues to be the target of heavy criticism.
But now author and columnist Ezra Levant argues human rights violations and corrupt political regimes in other oil-producing countries make Alberta oil the ethical choice. Environmental groups claim the impact of oil-sands production has human rights implications for the whole planet.
Is Alberta oil the ethical choice as Levant suggests? Does his argument miss the point oil sands critics are making? And how do human rights violations compare to environmental impacts?
Joining us for this discussion is author Ezra Levant and, Mike Hudema, climate and energy campaigner with Greenpeace Canada.