Government hypocritical on environment Vs. development

Prime Minister Stephen Harper made waves last week on his annual trip to the North when he commented to reporters and a crowd of Nunavut gold mine workers that while mining activities there create "some environmental issues" that have to be addressed, that can't stop northern development any more than we would let that stop development in Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver.

Published: Wednesday, 08/31/2011 12:00 am EDT

Prime Minister Stephen Harper made waves last week on his annual trip to the North when he commented to reporters and a crowd of Nunavut gold mine workers that while mining activities there create "some environmental issues" that have to be addressed, that can't stop northern development any more than we would let that stop development in Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver.

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