Globe and Mail sponsors Al Gore event so he can bash Canada’s oil industry


The audacity of the the Globe and Mail’s editor-in-chief John Stackhouse to bring Al Gore to Toronto is stunning:

When Mr. Stackhouse asked whether Alberta oil was more ethical because it came from a democratic nation with a commitment to human rights, Mr. Gore rejected the term.

“There’s no such thing as ethical oil,” he said. “There’s only dirty oil and dirtier oil.” The remark triggered applause from a nearly full house at the Globe-sponsored event at a Ryerson University auditorium.

Editor’s Note: The event at which Al Gore and John Stackhouse spoke Tuesday was exclusively for Globe subscribers. (see here)

Gore must have had some of the same fairy dust the Globe uses to produce and delivery its newspaper to jet into Canada?

Update: Sun News’ Mark Dunn is reporting that Al Gore charges “six-figures a pop” for speaking events (see here). Did Stackhouse pay Gore over $100,000 to bash Canada at the same time the Globe is laying off employees?

Update: Sun News’ Ezra Levant catches the Globe and Mail running pictures during the Gore ‘interview’ that aren’t from the Alberta oilsands (see here)

Update: After some pressure from others on Twitter including the Sun’s Lorrie Goldstein and after trying to pass me off to Public Editor Sylvia Stead, the Globe and Mail’s media reporter Steve Ladurantaye has now answered that Gore was not paid a fee to appear.


14 Responses to “Globe and Mail sponsors Al Gore event so he can bash Canada’s oil industry”

  1. Liz J Says:

    Did anyone ask Bull**** Gore if oil from the Mideast is the cleaner oil or how much does he consider the pollution of the earth when he travels by ground air or sea?

    • expert tom Says:

      More importantly did anyone ask if Gore flew in on a gas guzzling private jet or on fairy dust and unicorn farts?

      • Liz J Says:

        That would make as much sense to ask as anything that windbag has been spewing and getting awards for.
        All we can hope is he and his ilk are exposed for their nonsense.

      • Alain Says:

        Indeed I was just going to point out that the life style of Gore and of every single person there could not exist were it not for “dirty” oil. Even most of their gadgets depend on it. When I see anyone claiming to be anti-oil, I say they have no credibility unless they have given up everything provided by oil.

  2. Ian Says:

    Did anyone ask Gore whether he felt that the oil being produced in Qatar, which sponsors Al Jazeera whom he sold his network to for a $100 million profit, was cleaner oil than Alberta oil?

  3. Ian Says:

    I wonder if anyone asked Gore whether the 2 jumbo jets,, 2 helicopters, 2 limos and 2 dozen Cadillacs and Suburbans that accompanied he and Clinton every time they went anywhere, ran on solar power.

  4. Maryls Says:

    Why would the Globe sponsor this event?

    • BC Blue Says:

      I asked the Globe and Mail’s media reporter Steve Ladurantaye how he feels about his boss paying Gore to appear but he refused to answer the question directly.

  5. Fay Says:

    Why is the G+M encouraging Alberta bashing? It appears very Liberal to pit Alberta against the rest of Canada.

  6. TED SMITH Says:


    • Jen Says:

      Radical groups that hate canada can/ will use Stackhouse to rattle canada and her economy to suit their own purpose knowing full well that this jackass STACKHOUSE will agree with them.

    • Brian Mouland Says:

      Stackhouses lips are chapped from kissing Gores big butt

  7. Liz J Says:

    Just watched a clip of bug eyed Gore, the man has to be mad, he’s downright scarey. I really don’t think he has the intelligence of a gnat.

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