Joe Oliver, Asshole Extraordinaire

The [Canadian] federal minister of natural resources, Joe Oliver, has attacked environmental and other radical groups working to stop tar sands exports. He has focused particular ire on groups getting money from outside Canada, implying that they’re acting as a fifth column for left-wing foreign interests. At a time of widespread federal budget cuts, the Conservatives have given Canada’s tax agency extra resources to audit registered charities. It’s widely assumed that environmental groups opposing the tar sands are a main target.

~ Thomas Homer-Dixon (1956 age:61) in The Tar Sands Disaster