Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe posted on his twitter today, pointing out an extremely interesting contrast.
Namely, that BC has approved a pipeline to import foreign oil, but has blocked the advancement of a pipeline that is in the national interest of Canadians.
Pipeline in BC to import foreign oil: APPROVED
Pipeline in BC to move Canadian oil: BLOCKED
This simply makes no sense.
— Scott Moe (@PremierScottMoe) May 24, 2018
Why Does This Matter?
At this point, I can’t help but call out the state of Canada’s energy as one that is decidedly crooked and politicized.
The B.C. NDP has committed to doing almost anything possible to halt the project, while the Federal government has been caught using government grants on anti-trans mountain protestors.
It seems almost clear as day that this project must move forward, and yet individuals like Premier John Horgan, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seem to do everything in their capacity to stop it.
Even as B.C.’s Supreme Court dismisses legal challenges to Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain expansion project from the City of Vancouver and the Squamish Nation, these two individuals can be seen harming the advancement of Canada’s national economic interests.
This is something most Canadians agree on, and its time they placed their role as leaders of people above their role as party heads. Canadians deserve an economic environment where our interests can thrive, and right now it seems like parties are willing to sacrifice our interests just to please their base.