Execs Look to ‘De-Manning’ to Take Work Force Out of the Tar Sands/Oil Sands

With oil hovering stubbornly below US$50 per barrel and pundits asking whether Canada’s tar sands/oil sands can stand another price crash, the country’s fossil execs have come up with an extreme solution to their economic woes: “de-man” the oilfields and take people out of the picture. Even if it means abandoning the long-standing industry meme that fossil production is about creating jobs and building community.