The ‘social licence’ deception

Amid the many little understood phrases politicians throw into the debate over man-made climate change — “revenue neutral” being one example — few are more confusing than “social licence.”

Politicians like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley talk about this mysterious “social licence” all the time when it comes to pipelines and Alberta’s oil sands.

  • FactsWillOut

    Just one of a myriad deceptions that are swallowed by the masses today.
    Here are a few others:

    Teen pregnancy is bad.
    Money doesn’t grow on trees.
    Not banning = condoning.
    Schoolyard bullying must be stopped.
    Guns are bad.
    Same sex marriage exists.
    Women are just as capable as men.
    Fatty foods are bad.

  • It’s not “social license” it’s “social CONTRACT”. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think it means that we entrust our elected representatives with our tax money to spend on necessary services for us in a responsible and accountable manner. And under our Constitutional guarantees — which are there to protect the citizenry, not the self-interest of Government.

    “Social LICENSE” is b.s. — that’s not the CONTRACT we have with Government in a modern Democracy.

    • FactsWillOut

      The social contract between the rulers and the ruled has been null and void for some time now.