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Meet Canada’s new Finance Minister

Canada’s new Finance Minister certainly made his mark as Natural Resources Minister. Joe Oliver’s famous quip about environmentalists as “radicals” for questioning unbalanced resource development set the tone for his tenure in that portfolio. Oliver also sometimes got his facts wrong or exaggerated things. In one memorable television interview, Oliver got it wrong on the […]

Canada’s new Finance Minister certainly made his mark as Natural Resources Minister.

Joe Oliver’s famous quip about environmentalists as “radicals” for questioning unbalanced resource development set the tone for his tenure in that portfolio.

Oliver also sometimes got his facts wrong or exaggerated things. In one memorable television interview, Oliver got it wrong on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline six times in four minutes, including widely overstating job creation numbers.

There’s also this back-and-forth in the House of Commons last May:

 

 

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