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The great bitumen sands debate

Monday, March 9th, 2009

The Great Tar Sands Debate
Tuesday, March 17,

Andrew Nikiforuk, author of Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent, and Dr. Carolyn Preston, Executive Director of the Petroleum Technology Research Centre, will present both sides of the Tar Sands development debate. This is your opportunity to learn the facts and form your own opinion.

Andrew Nikiforuk’s book will be for sale. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome.

The Great Tar Sands Debate is cosponsored with the Council of Canadians—Prince Albert Chapter.

(source: John M. Cuelenaere Public Library)

With the interest generated by a recent article about Canada’s oil sands in National Geographic magazine, this debate should attract a good crowd.  Barring something really important preventing me, I know where I plan to be on the evening of Saint Patrick’s Day.

UPDATE:  For information about the debate and the debaters, click on these links:  Andrew Nikiforuk’s blog; Dr. Carolyn Preston’s profile at PTRC.