(Sheila Gunn Reid is guest hosting tonight)
The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project was just re-approved by Justin Trudeau.
Will the second time be the charm? Or will the summer of discontent being threatened on Canada by the anti-pipeline movement scare the feds away from finally starting construction on this expensive boondoggle?
The re-announcement of the TMX project first approved in 2016 is shameless electioneering from a federal government polling well behind the Conservatives in just about every poll I've seen lately. And that's including the CBC's in-house polls, which shows the Liberals 6 points behind Andrew Scheer's CPC.
Some Liberal support seems to be shifting to the Green Party, whose supporters are outraged that the Liberals are not offering the level of environmentalism which they demand. Even the American governor of Washington, Jay Inslee, has been agitating against the pipeline.
Let me tell you why I don't think Trudeau will build the pipeline.
I think that the Liberals know they need those green voters back.
Tzeporah Berman, Rachel Notley’s hand-picked co-chair of the oilsands advisory group has been an activist for 26 years.
Berman is the founder of Forest Ethics, and she's the international program director of anti-pipeline group, Stand Earth. She's too old to do her own dirty work, but she has others to do the dirty work of assaulting police officers as part of her climate change doomsday cult.
Her advice has been making the rounds, and it's looking like Trudeau's team will be standing by as these eco-warriors unleash eco-lawlessness during the eco-summer lead-up to the fall election.
NEXT: William McBeath of Save Calgary joined me to talk about the ongoing tax crisis fueled by Calgary City Hall and the city itself, including going over the six-figure average salary positions covered by taxpayers.
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