Where the rubber hits the road
March 13, 2011
It is not coincidental that whether to run Bi Pole III down the east side of Lake Manitoba or the west side of the province is becoming a controversy just before the provincial election, but it is also true that as we collectively begin to acknowledge our negative impact on the environment, polemics of this nature will become more common, elections or not.
It is difficult for the public to fully grasp the implications of the Bi Pole III debate because firstly, it’s a complicated issue and secondly, details are being spun and contorted to fit political aspirations. In order to allow some light to enter the debate, we would like to present the controversy within the context of a sustainable development framework.