The Harper government and Big Oil have been spouting some colourful myths about how vital the tar sands industry is for Canada. The jobs! The money! The environment!
Can't we just cut the crud and get down to the dirty truths? Why yes we can.
Let's debunk the five biggest myths about the tar sands.
Myth #1: The tar sands industry is great for Canada -- look at all those jobs it creates!
While 'Jobs, Jobs, Jobs' is one of the favourite phrases for tar sands proponents, it looks like Canada's green energy sector is producing more direct jobs than Alberta's oil patch.