A provincial government committee touring Alberta to hear what people have to say about the pace of development in the oilsands were told on their Edmonton stop to halt development.
Roberta Palynchuk says she hiked through Northern Alberta's forest in the 1970s, but those trees have been replaced by massive lakes of toxic waste water created by the oilsands companies, she said.
"I don't believe that as an Albertan I can be proud of that. These things have happened in our province unchecked."
The tone of comments from the public were similar at this hearing to the last time this panel, chaired by Vance MacNichol, was in Edmonton.
Who are these people, and why do their views go totally unrepresented in the Alberta commentariat?