Nuking the oilsands: Why Ernest Manning wanted nuclear weapons to jumpstart Alberta's oil industry

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Darren Dochuk's new book, Anointed with Oil, looks at the connection between Christianity and the oil industry, including how late premier Ernest Manning opened up the oilsands for development in the late 1960s. Dochuk talks us through that history, including an aborted plan to set off nuclear weapons under the oilsands.

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