NDP MP Megan Leslie is still trying her best to undermine Canada’s oil sands industry, this time with her defence of Chiquita Brands’ boycott:
NDP environment critic Megan Leslie accuses the federal Conservatives of waging a “war on bananas” instead of forcing the oilsands to run a cleaner operation.
“You can’t ‘greenwash’ (the oilsands) by saying, ‘Oh well, in Canada we’re nicer to women’ “
And about Chiquita’s workers’ abuse and supporting terrorism:
“They have had a pretty stark history in Latin America. But I think that the message that they are sending is fair.” (see here)
To fanatics like Leslie it doesn’t really matter what the track records are of who is against the oil sands, just as long as they are but thankfully we have a growing list of Conservatives who are proud to stand up for Canada.
Also: See earlier post on Leslie who was 1 of 2 NDP MPs who recently went to the US to campaign against the Alberta pipeline here
Update: EthicalOil.org has pulled out some recent quotes from NDP MPs questioning Chiquita’s involvement in the killings of labour activists here