So last week the CBC’s Rick Mercer did a rant on the Energy East pipeline, and more specifically on Liberal Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre’s threats to block it.
I was pleased to see that on the CBC — they’re pretty much anti-oilsands and anti-pipelines, all the time, so this was a refreshing change.
There’s one other pro-oilsands voice on the CBC, and it’s Rex Murphy, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Mercer and Murphy are both from Newfoundland.
They know how important the oilsands have been to Newfoundlanders as an economic engine, how it saved thousands of families from destitution after the fish went away.
And you know what else?
I think there’s also a cultural memory of how greedy Quebec shakedown artists blockaded Newfoundland’s immense hydroelectric dam at Churchill Falls. WATCH and I'll explain.
By the way:
Every single seat in Atlantic Canada voted Liberal in the last election. And not one of them has lifted up their voice out of concern for their region.
Funny — I never thought of Newfoundlanders as short of words.
But other than Rex and Rick, they’ve all decided to do a Churchill Falls on themselves.
Any government in Canada that opposes oil & gas pipelines
Any government in Canada that opposes oil & gas pipelines should lose its share of oil & gas equalization payments.
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