Mr Montpetit compares the political morality of government officials after the Constitutional Act of 1792 with present day behaviour which led to the adoption of Bill 106 about hydrocarbons. In the 1830s, the Patriots fought against vested interests and responsible government; was their battle in vain?
Mr Gérard Montpetit, from La Présentation, Quebec warns the petroleum industry that the flawed Bill 106 does not give them a blank check to exploit our resources as if we were a 19th century colony.
Here is a text by Jacques Tétreault describing his feelings following the adoption of Bill 106 under closure on December 10th in the very early morning hours.
Mr Gérard Montpetit, from La Présentation (Québec), deplores the contradictions between the «green» messages of Mr Couillard at international conferences such as COP 22 in Marrakesh and the extremely pro-petroleum bias found in the proposed bill 106.
Mr. Alain D’Auteuil, from Drummondville, warns his fellow citizens against the Québec government’s direction regarding oil and gas development in the province.
Mr. Gérard Montpetit comments on a recent poll concerning unconventional oil and gas development in Québec: despite their use of agnotology to promote extractivism, QOGA (Québec Oil and Gas Association) will not succeed in fooling well-informed and wary Québécois.
Mr Gérard Montpetit deplores the fact that climate denial now takes a more subtle form. Instead of outright lies, our governments are taking actions which are the exact opposite of their speeches regarding climate change.