The Liberals are considering allowing oil exploration where the St Lawrence meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Good. Any plan that gets easterners developing their own resources will have me as a cheerleader. But this proposal sure makes the Liberals look like the hypocrites we know them to be.
The Liberals canceled a NEB approved pipeline from Alberta to the west coast, the Northern Gateway Pipeline, because Trudeau said the increased tanker traffic will somehow be too risky for the waters of Northern BC (where there are already lots of tankers coming and going all the time).
But oil exploration in a marine protected area on the east coast is different, because it has nothing to do with Alberta.
A few years back, a handful of ducks died after landing on an oilsands tailings pond in a freak snow storm which resulted in the world screeching to a halt and massive fines being handed out
But thousands of fish die in Quebec's Yamaska river because of a Catherine McKenna approved sewage dump and environmentalists, or the federal government for that matter, just don't seem care.
This is typical Liberal anti-western sentiment on full display and it’s as old as Canada.
It’s the same Liberal attitude that brought us the National Energy Program in the 1980s and the Canadian Wheat Board. Liberals created two sets of rules for the country:
One that favors the east and another one that punishes the west.