More fake news: CTV is calling Justin Trudeau the “pipeline prime minister,” and Alberta’s Rachel Notley the “pipeline premier.”
Notley actively opposed Keystone XL for years, and actively opposes the Northern Gateway Pipeline.
And what has Trudeau done? He’s accepted the scientific, environmental and economic views of the National Energy Board to approve the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans-Mountain pipeline, and another refitted pipeline called Line 3.
I’m not sure why that deserves a medal.
Neither of those pipelines have been built. Trudeau hasn’t lifted a finger for the last, biggest pipeline proposal — the mighty Energy East. He’s letting Denis Coderre block it, even though Quebec does not have a constitutional right to.
The only pipeline that’s going to be built in the next three years will be Keystone XL — because Donald Trump wants it.
Trudeau not only killed Northern Gateway, but also said he wants to get off fossil fuels.
I’m actually not sure why he later said he mis-spoke — a half-retraction he took days to say. Then he went to Calgary and unleashed an even worse mish-mash: It’s his job to sell the oil sands but he basically wants to phase out fossil fuels?
Let me sum it up:
The Liberals and the NDP hate the oilsands. The only pipeline that will be built under Trudeau is the Keystone XL — and that’s only because Donald Trump will punish Trudeau if it isn’t.
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