Canadian senators are flying across the country holding hearings and conducting consultations on Bill C-69.
This bill would amend existing legislation to replace the powers of the National Energy Board with a two-faceted organization hell-bent on making sure the oilsands can never produce another barrel of oil.
Senators in Calgary yesterday were met by more than 600 Calgarians protesting Bill C-69. Alberta Conservative Senator Doug Black and Nova Scotia's Mike McDonald shook hands with dozens of individuals and spoke with United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney, who showed up to speak to the crowd.
Unsurprisingly, Alberta’s Trudeau appointed Senator Paula Simons was not able to speak with the protestors.
This is the problem with these academic Liberals, the ones who think they're smarter than everyone else. They stay inside at hearings, listening to Elites, but they don't have time to listen to their constituents, to the thousands that gathered in downtown Calgary.
It's not yet clear if Bill C-69 is going to be scrapped entirely, if it will be sent back to the House of Commons for amendments, or if it will pass as-is. I think if Paul Simon's had her way, it wouldn't be scrapped. She has actually said she doesn’t want to scrap it.
The only thing that’s clear is that Paula Simons is not on Alberta's team. She's on Justin Trudeau's team.