Friday, April 05, 2013

Justin Trudeau Comes Out In In Favor Of Trans Mountain Pipeline





At least I think that is what this means, as Justin has given a pretty clear "no" to Northern Gateway.  Trans Mountain  has been flying mostly under the radar, and has a somewhat better chance of getting built than NG, for reasons I examine here.

8 comments:

Marky Mark said...

When he comments on the NDP mission statement, it will be MUCH more fun:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ndps-proposed-new-rhetoric-seeks-to-dial-down-socialism/article10761419/?utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_source=The+Globe+and+Mail&utm_type=text&utm_content=TheGlobeandMail&utm_campaign=102968798

ch said...

If you listen to the whole interview, Justin does reiterate his opposition to the Northern Gateway pipeline and does talk about the trans Mountain Pipeline, but I would not say he comes out in favor of the latter (although maybe I missed some later part, as I had trouble with the sound.) He says he is not dismissing it out of hand, but that there are many details yet to be determined and it may or may not be good. He did say it seems not to have some of the problems of the NG pipeline.

bigcitylib said...

There's only two pipelines on the table, though. So if he is for a west coast pipeline in general that's really saying very little.

ch said...

The National Post writes:

He supports pipelines to get Canadian oil to market – if they have environmental support and societal buy-in. He supports the Keystone pipeline in the United States, but opposes the Northern Gateway pipeline through British Columbia, preferring an alternative route to the West coast if it meets his criteria.

That sounds to me like what he said during the Tor Star interview. I think the twitter you quote misses some important detail in Justin's discussion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

Lenny said...

That's a relief. We won't have to worry about Trudeau splitting the vote in the BC.
Although he might be able raise the Liberal vote in Shitheap, Alta from 3 votes to 5.

cyloke said...

Good another reason not to vote Liberal, if these central Canadians think they can ride rough shot over BC's interests they're in for a shock. Expect the NDP and the Greens to make huge gains if this turns out to the Liberal position.

Steve Bloom said...

Saw a tweet just now that in Trudeau's "final speech" (at the convention, presumably) he neglected to mention AGW or climate change. True?

Steve Bloom said...

Correction, I guess some sort of pre-convention.