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As he battled cancer, Murphy continued to file, writing about Hamas and Christmas and interviewing Pierre Poilievre with his usual panache

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[-] Windex007 14 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Rex Murphy was literally a member of the Liberal Party, running for office himself twice.


I have fond memories of some really great content from him on CBC radio in the 00s.

The vitriol in the comments here did prompt me to look at what he's been doing for the last (checks watch...) 20 years... Sigh... And yeah... It's not good.

Sorry that this is how you chose to go out, Rex. Genuinely.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago

From his Wikipedia:

"Murphy won a Progressive Conservative nomination in 1975. However, he abandoned it due to lack of funds. Instead, Murphy went to work as special assistant to PC leader and Premier Frank Moores.[4]

He then switched parties in the 1980s and served two years as chief researcher for the provincial Liberal caucus before running for provincial office twice, as a Liberal."

Sucks to suck.

"Murphy argued that climate change is "a sub-branch of climate politics". He criticized former American Vice President Al Gore's opposition to the Alberta oil sands and in a 2013 column, called the industry "a dazzling and profitable engineering endeavor of which all Canadians should be proud"."

Rex can absolutely get fucked, what a sellout shitbag.

[-] Windex007 1 points 1 month ago

I didn't really understand how much people hate oil until today.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

I work in oil and gas and I understand that it's detrimental to the future of our children and grand children. I don't hate oil specifically, I hate pollution and industries that purposefully drive humanity to the brink of extinction for profit.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

Oil is literally the biggest polluter on the planet, you basically just said "I don't hate murders specifically, I hate killings and people that purposefully kill others"

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

And I would work in solar or wind if my province wasn't actively in the pocket of energy companies and purposefully dissuading renewable projects.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

I feel that, a lot of the provinces worry more about money now than our future.

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