Tensions are high across Canada. The words ‘energy’, ‘climate’, ‘rule of law’, and ‘land’ have become increasingly polarizing. Who is a protester? Are the pipeline protests illegal? Should people take time off work to protest? How much of these us versus them narratives are perpetuated by the media? These questions are hotly debated. For some, disruptions have cost them their travel, for others, their jobs, and for Indigenous peoples, disruptions are insignificant compared to what they had to endure for over 200 years. Wet’suwet’en hit peak popularity in Google Search this month in Canada. To add to all of this, today’s polarized web reflects and aggravates the tensions present in the country at large.
Not too long ago, I read former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s book ‘Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in the Age of Disruption
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