OTTAWA-In A Canadian city in the oil industry, schoolchildren singing about the Santa’s electric and imagery of Rudolph, the reindeer with a bulb for a nose, caused a setback.
Parents working in the struggling oil sector in Canada in Oxbow, the province Saskatchewan, call the concert “Santa Goes Green” ‘ A kick in the groin. ‘
Mike Gunderman, whose daughter was in the play at the Oxbow Prairie Horizons School, was not even a Christmas concert with the Christmas time.
‘ It was blatant just an anti-oil protest, ‘ he wrote on Facebook.
One of the many people who respond to the post said that the entire system is “braincoil to be small Gretas ” – A reference to the Swedish teen-environmental custodian Greta Thunberg.
Another person claimed to be “startled” by the play, and noted that the oil industry donated money to enlarge the school.
One song, “Turn off the pump”, use a electricity or ethanol to wake Santa’s sleds and say: “This is going to be a green holiday. “
The Christmas music is performed in schools in North America.
After hard complaints, the school church Strategies asked the parents of Oxbow to apologize because they deprived a major employer in a community with tens of thousands of oil and gas cabins.
Canada’s oil sector is the fourth largest in the world, but has struggled under low prices and a lack of pipelines to new markets.
Lynn Little, director of the local school division, apologized for some members of our school community to be a respect for some of the tentoonstellingsinhoud.
Little said a statement that the Christmas tournament was not intended to be politically or to promote a message against the oil and gas industry. ‘
Teachers chose the songs for being “fervent” and believing that students would enjoy singing it, she said.
Emily Eaton, professor of the University of Regina, said with the public broadcaster CBC that the “immense power and influence” of the energy industry makes the Canadian’s view on climate change, making it more difficult to make the necessary support for strong To get climatic actions.
She quoted 2016 transfer data by the Yale programme for communication on climate change that only 56 percent of the people in the southeastern Saskatchewan, where Oxbow was located, believed that the earth was in the same to warms.
This compared to 79 percent nationwide.