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October 1, 2023
A duty I enjoy as founder and spokesperson at Canada Action is participating in public discussions on issues around energy and natural resources, often alongside people who offer differing perspectives.
Recently, in a return guest spot on Vancouver’s most listened-to radio station, I was joined on a panel by an accomplished columnist who is a journalism professor and former major daily editor. While we didn’t agree on everything, I appreciated my co-panelist’s participation, and thought many comments showed an articulate, knowledgeable and experienced viewpoint.
Some of our exchanges are worth highlighting. For example, a caller pointed out the fact that China is burning a growing amount of coal to the extent that Chinese emissions dwarf Canada’s, and will do so well into the future. The host paraphrased the caller’s point: “The argument is that if we were to sell our LNG to China in order to displace its coal, the planet would be better off…”