NUSA DUA, INDONESIA -- After banishing environmentalists and opposition MPs from Canada's delegation to the Bali climate conference, Ottawa has decided to allow an oil company and several business executives to join the official delegation.
A major oil and gas producer, EnCana Corp. of Calgary, was also permitted to join the delegation.
Encana is the real gagger here. One of their former directors*, Michael Chernoff, is best known for offering free copies of "The Great Global Warming Swindle" (denialist propaganda) to schools around the nation. Furthermore, Encana itself has been ranked as one of the dirtiest operators in the tar sands by a European research firm.
Swell company these Tories want to keep at a conference devoted to climate change.
* He is still listed as being on several committees at the company website.