The NDP are doing their best to capitalize on this week’s missteps by the Wildrose Party by accusing them of being anti-pipeline.
The NDP are now trying to say the Wildrose Party is trying to scuttle the Energy East pipeline project by annoying Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. Rachel Notley has suggested that Wildrose’s behaviour in the Legislature while Kathleen Wynne was Notley’s guest, was designed to annoy the Ontario Premier into denying the pipeline.
Get your tinfoil hats on, Albertans. We are in conspiracy country.
The NDP caucus is full of anti-pipeline activists like MLA Robyn Luff who protested pipelines calling Alberta oil dirty. Environment Minister Shannon Phillips co-authored a book with anti-Alberta Greenpeace activist and former Notley staffer Mike Hudema. Rachel Notley even once had a mock funeral for some dead ducks who had the misfortune of landing on an oilsands tailings pond in a freak snowstorm.
There are no such anti-oil crazies in the Wildrose ranks.
Saying the Wildrose is trying to sabotage the pipeline approval process is insulting to the intelligence of Albertans. We know who is against pipelines. It’s always been the NDP.
If Kathleen Wynne really does consider blocking Energy East, a pipeline of such national interest and value to the Canadian economy, over her own hurt feelings then Premier Wynne is worse than anything Fildebrandt has the brass to say about her.
Did the NDP just inadvertently admit Wynne is petty and childish? If they did, I might actually agree with them on something.