After a three-year delay, Ottawa approves a $36 billion energy project in British Columbia. Natural gas will be produced through fracking, piped to the coast, liquefied — that’s what LNG means, liquefied natural gas — then shipped to Asia.
There are other multi-billion dollar LNG projects planned too. Just think of all the jobs.
But don’t pop the champagne corks yet. Sure, it was approved, except with 190 conditions. The president of Petronas said he’ll look them over and get back to us.
While Petronas’s application was hummed and hawed over by Canadian bureaucrats, the cost of the project grew, but the value just fell by two thirds.
And 8,377 people were “witnesses” or made “submissions” about this project, at a kind of court. People who had no connection to it; who were clearly paid harassers.
Stephen Harper approved the Northern Gateway pipeline, but Canada’s arrogant courts struck it down, in an activist-backed lawsuit. Do you doubt foreign-funded eco-activists will sue to stop this, too?
The real hope for Canadian oil and gas isn’t Trudeau, and it sure isn’t Rachel Notley.
Bizarrely, paradoxically, it’s the Communist country of China…
Columnist Lorne Gunter comes on to talk about this LNG project.
Then Brad Trost joins me to discuss his campaign for the Conservative Party of Canada leadership.