Nikiforuk adopts a political, social and environmental stance; however it is predominantly political in aspects. The author states that this issue becomes more exacerbated only when the Conservatives won the majority in Parliament in 2011. They are termed by the author as having “muzzled climate change scientists, killed funding for environmental science of every stripe, and in a recent pair of unprecedented omnibus bills, systematically dismantled the country’s most significant long-cherished environmental laws” (Nikiforuk). Prime Minister Stephen Harper is called to be the front man of this radical transformation and not in a good way. He is compared to Margaret Thatcher who funded here political makeover using North Sea oil, here Harper is portrayed to be using petrodollars for making policies that are really not necessary, such as investing in a crime policy that is really not necessary given that the country has a falling crime rate. In the process of investing in these policies Canada has also acquired a debt which will further more give the Government an incentive to keep moving on with the oil sands issues. The political policy arguments that Nikiforuk places combines logos and pathos. There are objective points placed like that of the Canadian Government increasing its military spending, however the entire presentation still follows elements of the pathos also.