Takach on Trans Mountain Pipeline

June 23, 2019
CHEK NEWS
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School of Communication and Culture Assoc. Prof. Geo Takach spoke with CHEK News about the federal government’s latest approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline. Takach is the author of Tar Wars: Oil, Environment and Alberta's Image.

‘I think what’s missing from the whole discussion is this notion of the unquestioned primacy of the economy. We have created this god and I think it’s a bit of a false god given the widening divergence between the top one percent and people less advantaged. Between people who are well-served by the existing system and Indigenous people.

‘We created this economy; we can actually change it. To say something will hurt the economy is not an excuse to just back off. Particularly when the world’s leading scientists, time after time, are telling us that the existing system is unsustainable.’

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