These caused no damage or injuries, and only one was felt on the surface near pre-existing faults. Still, a recent probe into the quakes could well provide ammunition to those opposed to this method of drilling for natural gas…
Quakes recorded by Natural Resources Canada ranged from 2.2 to 3.8 on the Richter scale, below the 4 mark and thus deemed minor….
So no damage, no injuries and only one on a “pre-existing” fault (is the clear implication here is that fracking “could” create a “new” fault?).
Glossed over in the “probe” is the fact that the oil industry in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan has been pumping sand and fluid into hydrocarbon formations for decades with no effect other than increased employment and prosperity.
Hard to determine which is sadder – the ignorance and advocacy of the Globe, or the spineless response by Canada’s Oil Industry…
Globe and Mail, Calgary Herald
An Ipsos Reid poll published in June reported that 49 per cent of Canadians living outside Quebec “don’t really care” if Quebec separates from the country.
The “traditional” animosity Quebec held for the rest of Canada was largely the result of Trudeau-esque Liberal policies of ignoring the Canadian constitution, imposing the federal government in areas clearly enumerated as provincial powers.
Under Harper, who seems to have a more literal understanding of the separation of federal and provincial powers, Quebec (and Alberta) appear to be content to pursue their own agendas….
And Harper doesn’t need Quebec to retain power — so if they want to leave, most Canadians would be just as happy.
Globe and Mail, Sun News
There is little doubt Obama and his secular anti-Semite pals who run the Democrat Party have no intention of supporting Israel – but they still need the Jewish vote (and money) to advance their agenda.
Amending the Dem platform in mid-convention is not just unusual – it’s unheard of. Inserting “God” and recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in the Democrat election platform, after Obama (peace be with him…) approved the platform without those provisions should have angered Jewish voters, who have ignored the omission. The amendment enraged the Islamists (who have co-opted the Democrats under Obama).
The Democrats show their “support” for God and Israel here…
UPDATED: Roger Simon at PJ Media has more here