Freshly minted Environment
Minister Peter Kent made no apologies for the oilsands' environmental record
when speaking with media outlets including the Globe and Mail and CBC's Evan Solomon this week, calling the industry "ethical in every
sense of the word."
It's a familiar argument,
drawn from the playbook of Conservative pundit Ezra Levant — and a classic case
of the rhetorical device called bait-and-switch.