As you will note in the following, this whole project has drug on for far too long. And through it all, the federal Liberal government of Justin Trudeau has been nothing BUT hypocritical in allowing dictatorships, with tin-pot despots at the helm, to ship tanker after tanker of oil to east coast refineries.
Business Council Of British Columbia:
As federal and provincial politicians pat themselves
on the back for their climate change ‘leadership,’
and pipeline opponents gloat about stalling
construction of new Canadian pipelines,
tanker-loads of foreign oil are delivered regularly
to Eastern Canadian refineries, including increasing
volumes from Saudi Arabia.
“By strangling Trans Mountain, the BC NDP government would throw away $5.7 billion in provincial tax revenue, $1 billion in municipal tax revenue, and the opportunities that come with 15,000 construction jobs and 189,000 person-years of employment,” said Chris Gardner, ICBA president. “This decision will send a simple chilling message to businesses looking to start or expand major projects here – stay away from B.C. because you cannot rely on the government to honour its commitments or follow the law.”
Business Council of British Columbia:
|BC Premier John Horgan|
The BC Liberals, over a number of years, with Christy Clark at the helm, had multiple opportunities to push for the expansion to go ahead, and to insist on the federal government moving forward to see the expansion get underway. Christy Clark is of course gone, however since the election of Andrew Wilkinson as their new leader, he (and they as a party) have done little but provide lip-service.
In fact, a former BC Conservative, who left to join the BC Liberals, was saying over the weekend, "Where was Wilkinson on this file? Three paragraphs and he (Andrew Wilkinson) still couldn’t say he was for it, for energy infrastructure, or that it was vital for the nation or the economy. Remember when we used to talk about the economy!
"Additionally, on social media, he also expressed these thoughts:
BC needs a partner in this fight #readytogo ... and ... Leadership #waitingonwilkinson
The courts have made it very clear to Premier Horgan, and his GreeNDP buddy Andrew Weaver, that jurisdiction over the Kinder Morgan pipeline is a federal matter.
SO WHERE ARE THE LIBERAL PARTY OF CANADA ON THIS. As with their provincial bcLIBERAL buddies, they too have little but words to speak on the matter.
Kinder Morgan is fed up with delay after delay and has now in frustration issued an ultimatum ... May 31st is your deadline. Its time to act!
In Kamloops, I'm Alan Forseth. Got a comment to make? This is your chance to share it now.