The Kinder Morgan Pipeline has pumped petroleum underground from Alberta to the Port of Vancouver for over 50 years. The company announced an expansion that would have increased not only the size of the pipeline, but also improved its standards. The application was received and approved, and the pipeline was set to go ahead.
Then, two things happened. BC elected a radical combination of NDP and Greens who opposed the pipeline, because that’s what they do. When they did that, Justin Trudeau panicked once again. Instead of telling the BC government that the project was approved and was going ahead in the public interest, and that it would be built, he began musing – once again.
By the time he was done, he had promised Kinder Morgan that the federal taxpayers would pick up the risk, and that their money would be committed to the project – something the company had not even asked for. They just want to build the pipeline. Now we’re all involved; the Canadian taxpayer once again stuck with Justin’s bills for a private project that is already approved and all ready to be built.
David Anderson, MP