Last Friday, Justin Trudeau was in Calgary for the Stampede and announced funding for the ring road that was already approved by the previous Conservative government. His visit was just another excuse to come and schmooze and take selfies.
He offered Albertans the empty words of someone with no idea of the desperation of thousands who are out of work, worrying about how they’re going to make their next mortgage payment, or buy groceries, saying:
“I know Calgarians, I know Albertans, you don’t need a lot of support. You guys are doing great, you’re picking yourselves up again after a slump.”
Actually, what would offer hope is getting the right infrastructure in place to get people back to work, like pipelines that would create jobs and get our resource to market.
But instead, Trudeau offered more of the same at his announcement on Friday – no commitments and more partisan jabs at the Conservatives.
With the Liberals and NDP working against us getting a pipeline built, we have a long road ahead of us. Contrary to what Trudeau says, Alberta is not doing fine and the NDP are doing nothing to get people back to work.
But I’m not surprised that the Liberals are stalling on pipeline infrastructure. They have their fair share of eco-activists in their caucus too.
Both the Liberal and NDP caucus are filled with activists and Notley is only pro-pipeline in public saying the reason Alberta can’t get pipelines built is because we’ve allowed environmental activists to portray us negatively.
That’s pretty rich, coming from someone that hired ultimate anti-oil activist, Tzeporah Berman.
To contrast, watch as Brian Jean explains his pipeline strategy.