_News Talk 770
The federal NDP eader makes his first highly anticipated visit to the oilsands today and he's downplaying suggestions that he's entering the lion's den. Thomas Mulcair is touring the Suncor oilsands project near Fort McMurray after being condenmed in the west for his view that the oilsands have artificially boosted the value of the dollar.
Mulcair's visit is being welcomed by the head of the Alberta Federation of Labour who's upset with the reaction to the visit from the federal politician.
Gil McGowan says instead of villifying Mulcair, Albertans should be thanking him for bringing up a long overdue debate on the race to development the oilsands.