Another big hurdle for the Transmountain Pipeline expansion was cleared yesterday afternoon when the BC government and Premier Christy Clark announced they will be granting provincial approval through their environmental assessment.
Many of you might be critical of Clark’s demands, but I really like the nationalist, or I guess it would be provincialist, tone of the Premier.
Clark says Kinder Morgan has agreed to not only put British Columbian’s first in hiring, but to give us our “fair share”: $1 billion over 20 years.
It was nearly five years ago when the premier first announced her five conditions for BC’s approval. And while she faced a lot of criticism for seemingly opposing the project during the NEB hearings, I have to hand it to her for never once tweaking those five conditions.
This is the kind of brilliant political tactician Premier Clark is.
With the five conditions met, I actually think there will be moderate, swing voters who will support (or more likely not vote against) the BC Liberals because of this decision.
But I want to know what you think, if you’re a British Columbian, email me at Christopher@theRebel.Media and let me know your thoughts on how Premier Clark handled this issue, and if you are like me and think she knocked this one out of the park.