The aspiring future member of a Harper government (who recently won a heated nomination battle by defeating MP Rob Anders), explained:

“Because individuals like your guest would like to see fossil fuels eliminated across the world. That is simply not going to happen. You know, he lives in this dream world where somehow airplanes are going to fly with solar power, how transit in his city is going to be powered by renewables from wind. This is just a dream world that these extremists live in and we have to face reality. If you were to shut down the oil and gas industry in Canada today — I don’t have the statistics in front of me — but our unemployment rate would probably be pushing 20% in this country. And we’d be living in a dream world that simply cannot exist.”

via Conservative candidate tells CBC that renewable energy supporters are “extremists” | Press Progress.