Bitumen boosters like to pretend there is a "consensus" among hard researchers that the Dutch disease hypothesis is false.
Canadian resource economy
One of the most irrational aspects of the recent energy boom has been its perverse impact on export revenues. In essence, the faster we extract bitumen and export it, the cheaper it gets.
There is no place where the nonsensical ideologically driven agenda of the Harper Conservatives runs more spectacularly aground on environmental and economic shoals than in the case of carbon pricing.