Big Daddy’s on the job, kids ... and Syncrude is sooooooooo going to be grounded.
The federal government will investigate the deaths of about 500 ducks at a northern Alberta oilsands plant, Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged Thursday. The birds landed on a pond at a Syncrude oilsands plant north of Fort McMurray. Only five birds were rescued; one has since died, and wildlife rehabilitation workers say it is too early to tell whether the rest will survive.
Harper, who was in Edmonton for the opening of a new heart treatment centre, said he was concerned about what had happened. "There were supposed to be systems in place to prevent this particular kind of event and obviously we're greatly disappointed, and troubled that we've seen what has occurred here."
Harper promised that officials from Environment Canada would work with their provincial counterparts to "get to the bottom" of the incident. Harper also said the incident, which has been widely reported, will "no doubt" hurt Canada's reputation.
Riiiiigggghhhhht. I think we all know how that’s going to turn out.