The leftist city of Vancouver got their wish today: The Trans Mountain Pipeline construction and major expansion project has now been halted indefinitely.
The Federal Court of Appeals decided to shut down the construction due to the effects on “indigenous peoples” and over “environmental concerns”.
The Vancouver government’s led by John Horgan false outrage over how Canadian interests might slightly effect the environment or maybe displace some Natives has now cost Canada thousands of jobs that would’ve been created from the building of the pipeline as well as many other benefits from the pipeline.
Let’s look at a few:
Less reliance on United States oil
Increasing exports to Asia
Self-sustaining national oil processing
All of these are good things to help bring Canada into the future and make us one of the most prosperous nations on Earth. And to Prime Minister Trudeau’s credit, he’s on the right side here, supporting the expansion of the pipeline. It would connect our oil facilities in Alberta to our tanks in British Columbia. The economic growth would be massive and we would no longer be beholden to anyone else (especially The United States) for oil supply.
That’s all good, but God forbid a single drop of oil hits the ocean or that a single person may have to relocate – both problems which can be taken care of easily. There’s no legitimate objection to the expansion of the pipeline. It’s just the liberal attempt to make globalism real. Today has helped them more than they’ve ever been helped before. It’s up to the right-thinking people of Canada to see that this pipe gets put through – for economic independence.
Since Alberta produces the most oil in Canada and Justin Trudeau and John Horgan attacking Alberta workers for this reason, maybe it’s time Alberta seperate form their own country?
Instead of giving Ottawa billions in equalization payments every year they could just sell them oil, seems like it’s worth a discussion.
Emmy Skylar started working for Debate Report in 2017. Emmy grew up in a small town in northern Manitoba. But moved to Ontario for university. Before joining Debate Report, Emmy briefly worked as a freelance journalist for CBC News. She covers politics and the economy.