Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Glad Somebody Noticed

 Ms. Smith’s [firewall]  language may prove attractive to voters, but it means Alberta will likely be pursuing a more aggressive strategy at a time when it most needs the co-operation of other provinces, said David Taras, a political scientist at Mount Royal University.

“Just as we need more and more help to get our pipelines through,” he noted.

The odds that Northern Gateway will ever get anywhere near Kitimat are low enough as it is.  Send in the knuckle-walkers, and it will fall to zero.

Which I suppose is one reason to cheer for a Wildrose victory.

2 comments:

karen said...

"The odds that Northern Gateway will get anywhere near Kitimat are low enough as it is."

Do you think so? I hope so, but honestly, I think they will sic the military on the protesters when it gets to that point.

Lenny said...

"I think they will sic the military on the protesters when it gets to that point."

Oliver was on As It Happens tonight, candidly talking about how the environmental review "streamlining" was in response to Chinese concerns.
Apparently the review process of an open and democratic country isn't well regarded by the world's largest totalitarian state, something the Harpercons are happy to rectify.
I wonder if the Chinese recieved as enthusiastic a hearing of their ideas for dealing with protesters?