The Federal Court of Appeal today ruled that the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion was illegal. So they killed it.
There is still a chance to appeal this decision to the Supreme Court. But even if Trudeau appeals the decision, or even if he tried to comply with their orders for more lawyers and more hearings, the message is clear: Canada is closed for business.
Now let me read from the ruling:
"However, effects from the operation of Project-related marine vessels would contribute to the total cumulative effects on the Southern resident killer whales, and would further impede the recovery of that species (...) and that it is likely to result in significant adverse effects on Aboriginal cultural uses associated with these marine mammals.”
What does that mean, "cultural uses"? Don’t ask, you racist.
According to the Port of Vancouver, there are more than 3,000 ships that move in and out each year. We buy things from China and Japan and Korea. And we sell things to China and India.
It’s a huge employer, the port. Both in B.C., and obviously for any factory or consumer whose stuff passes through.
So if the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion proceeds, that will add a massive… one more ship a day. One more.
I’m not as wise as a federal court of appeal judge, but if more than 3,000 ships a year are OK for those killer whales, how is one more a day not OK?
Oil tankers already sail in and out of the Vancouver port right now. And in the decades that has happened, there has never once been a navigational incident.
But here’s the extra level of bad news here:
Catherine McKenna, the disgraced global warming minister, has introduced legislation called C-69, with 412 more pages of new environmental rules, including ones related to "gender."
You’d have to be nuts to invest a dime in Canadian heavy industry.
So Canada will deindustrialize. And Donald Trump will wait right there to catch it all — all the money, all the factories, al the pipelines, all the jobs.
He’s about to take our auto industry too.
But hey, we’ll always have our culturally sensitive, gender equitable killer whales...
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