In the midst of all the 'unite the left' chatter, interim Liberal leader Bob Rae is reminding Canadians why his party might still be relevant.
Rae waded into the oilsands debate last week, giving Canadians an alternative option to the Tories' "drill baby drill" plan and the New Democrats' environment-first mantra.
"I don't think it's just a matter of saying 'I'm pro-development' or 'I'm anti-development,' I think everybody recognizes it's a huge resource for Canada. The question is: Can we do it in a sustainable way?"
Attempting to strike a middle ground, Rae told CBC Radio's The House that "the key word in all this is balance."
"You can't just grow a development from 100,000 people to a quarter of a million people in 10 years or 15 years without really thinking through all of the social and economic implications as well as the environmental ones. . . . We have to recognize that we are, in part, a resource economy — we're also a manufacturing economy . . . and a service economy — but,Read More »from Bob Rae, Liberals seek middle ground on oilsands development