I oppose violence with every remaining sinew in my body but I’m saying to Harper and Oliver that violence is what their policies will bring. I haven’t had a fight since about Grade VII and I lost that one but I can tell you that I’m prepared to stand in the way of that first shovel and take the consequences. And I say to you both that you’re making a mistake if you think you can do these things without very serious consequences.
There is no middle way, Prime Minister – this Tar Sands gunk has to go by train or truck through Alberta to Houston because it isn’t coming though BC or through her waters.
Rafe Mair served as a Cabinet Minister in Bill Bennett's SoCred government; his various portfolios included Environment, Health and Education. Incidentally, I think Mair's playing of the NEP card (National Energy Plan) is quite astute. Ottawa is in effect NEPing British Columbia for the sake of Alberta and saying its in the national interest.