First press coverage of Ethical Oil
Here's a radio clip I did with The Mark (fast forward about 22 minutes into the segment).
Here's a video clip I did on Toronto's Sun TV.
And here's the Globe and Mail's first take on things:
...according to Ezra Levant, Canada’s oil sands are the most ethical hydrocarbon alternative on Earth. It’s a view the author, former magazine publisher and Sun Media columnist presents in a new book whose title, Ethical Oil, doubles as his recommendation for a new energy-industry slogan. On four fundamental criteria – the environment, peace and conflict, economic justice and treatment of minorities, the industry operating in Canada is heads above other crude producers like Saudi Arabia, Libya, Nigeria and Venezuela, Mr. Levant argues.
“If we actually want to make the world a better place, a more moral place, the ethical thing to do is to pump as much oil as we possibly can out of the oil sands, knowing that every barrel we produce in Canada displaces a fascist barrel from Saudi Arabia, a misogynist barrel from Iran and a dictatorial barrel from Venezuela,” he said in an interview.
...Mr. Levant has this suggestion for industry: “Realize you’re not fighting with guys that play fair. You to make your case more forcefully and start going on the offensive.”
Even if that means talking about blood spilled on the other side of the planet.
I think it's a great start!
And if you're in Toronto, remember to pop by the Bloor Street Indigo tonight at 7 p.m. -- see you there!