The Alberta oil sands. It’s a cold patch of land (which we once almost nuked into oblivion) that’s become Canada’s economic engine. Governments have fought over it for decades. And now it’s one of the most controversial places on the planet. Will it finally tear our politics apart?

Featured in this episode: Mary Janigan, Chris Turner

To learn more:

Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark by Mary Janigan

The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands by Chris Turner

This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks and Endy.


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