David Staples: Students should understand the oil industry, not just demonize it

If you wonder why Alberta is struggling to win the public relations war over pipelines, Exhibit A is a recent children’s play performed at Escuela Mill Creek School in Edmonton.

It’s a bit of a muddle as to who was responsible for the play’s message, but parent Samuel Kemble was so disturbed by what he saw as its strong anti-oil industry stance that he walked out. He’s now taking his complaint to the Edmonton Public School Board.