August 05, 2017

Prasad Panda on pipeline politics: How Notley, Trudeau hand power to anti-Trans Mountain forces

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

There’s speculation the Trans Mountain pipeline will be axed now that leader of the BC NDP John Horgan has been sworn in as Premier of British Columbia after his razor-thin win last election saw him form an alliance with the BC Greens. 

Even without the Greens, the BC NDP are against this project since their caucus is full of eco-activists who oppose anything oil and gas related.

In fact, Horgan is shopping around for the best court case to join against the construction of Trans Mountain.

Although the pipeline has been approved, some politicians like federal Conservative party leader Andrew Scheer, worry that Justin Trudeau and the Liberals will cave to political pressure as they’ve done so many times before.

I had a chance to ask United Conservative MLA Prasad Panda for his take on the Liberals and the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Watch as I ask Panda for his thoughts on what the federal government should do, versus what he thinks they might do and also, what he thinks of Rachel Notley’s non-action on pipeline progress.

Both Notley and Trudeau have said they support the construction of Trans Mountain, but can we really believe them?

We’re talking about the Alberta Premier, who has been spotted at pipeline protests and a Prime Minister who has said we should shut the oilsands down, after all.

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commented 2017-08-06 12:45:06 -0400
Put the line through the states and punt all the Saudi-funded anti-energy buttplugs.
commented 2017-08-06 11:15:06 -0400
Nutley and Trudeau vision for Canada is Venezuela and look how that is going ! BC is next ! Socialist scum and the people that vote for these idiots should be held accountable for these destructive policies . Maybe send them to shitholes like Venezuela and show them what socialism can do and maybe they will grab a clue . But I doubt it !
commented 2017-08-06 11:15:05 -0400
Nutley and Trudeau vision for Canada is Venezuela and look how that is going ! BC is next ! Socialist scum and the people that vote for these idiots should be held accountable for these destructive policies . Maybe send them to shitholes like Venezuela and show them what socialism can do and maybe they will grab a clue . But I doubt it !
commented 2017-08-06 01:07:44 -0400
Me too, Drew, shut it all down, even for a day, there would be so much chaos, it would serve them right. Notley finally woke up & realized the revenues weren’t there & that’s why she did a 360 & all of a sudden she became a Pipeline & oil lover, That’s why I don’t believe the stance she has taken, she’s a total hypocrite. Trudeau said he gave it the go ahead only because Notley stuck Albertans with the carbon tax, so he really does not support it either. I hope the project starts in September as KM have said & unemployed Albertans & British Columbians can start working again. This is a big deal for everyone & I hope Trudeau will show some backbone for a change & not cave in .
commented 2017-08-06 00:01:18 -0400
Wish i could shut down every pipeline in Canada for a time, let the anti pipeline idiots learn how much they are needed. What? No gas coming to heat your home in the winter? Too Bad.
commented 2017-08-05 21:59:42 -0400
With luck, the government does not last long in BC.
commented 2017-08-05 18:49:14 -0400
Canadian economy, D.O.A.