A Liberal assembled panel has decided to get rid of the National Energy Board altogether and move its new incarnation out of Calgary to Ottawa.
The panel that recommended moving from the NEB from the home of the oilpatch to the home of the Laurentian elites was stacked with liberal cronies and activists. The chair of the panel, Joanne Gelinas, was fired from her role as Canada's environment commissioner for being too much of an activist.
This whole affair was a solution in search of a problem. The NEB was actually doing the work and approving pipelines and the Liberals just couldn't have that so they sat a panel designed to make sure there is no functioning agency to approve anything. Problem solved.
Worse still, the panel recommended the formation of a new Canadian Energy Information Agency- which sounds pretty Orwellian- and a new Canadian Energy Transmission Commission.
Typical Liberals. Why have one agency do something when you can create extra government paycheques through duplication of work, inefficiency and plain old fashioned redundancy? Oh and if you can give those jobs to easterners to piss off westerners then what could be a more perfect Liberal government strategy?
This isn't the first time the Liberals have used federal agencies to reward Liberal voters on the backs of conservative minded folks. Watch my video to see the other time the Liberals used government agencies to punish us for not being nice enough to them.
Do you think the east coasters would be cool if we moved the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to Swift Current or Red Deer because some vegans and some anti seal hunt activists sat on an “expert panel” that recommended the move? That's what the Liberals are doing to Alberta right now.
The anti-western sentiment of the eastern Liberals never changes. It’s in their DNA. They just find new and creative ways to put it into action.