Here’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper in November at the Grey Cup game in Vancouver, making the arguments Joe Oliver made a few days ago in his now-famous letter.
Harper: “I think we’ll see significant American interests trying to line up against the Northern Gateway project, precisely because its not in the interests of the United States. Its in the interests of Canada….they’ll funnel money through environmental groups and others in order to try to slow it down but, as I say, we’ll make sure that the best interests of Canada are protected.”
I’m eager to credit the link above: it comes from B.C. blogger Vivian Krause, whose Fair Questions blog has become one-stop shopping for arguments to the effect that U.S. money is funding environmental campaigns in Canada. Krause has been getting a lot of coverage for her work.