Canada’s Trudeau Government Grants Lifeline To One Of World’s Filthiest, Most Polluting Sources of Oil

–        So Much For Making The Fight Against Climate Change A Number One Priority

Green Party of Canada denounces ‘irresponsible’ approval of Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project

Posted November 29th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

(Niagara At Large is posting the following statement from the only party in last year’s federal election to say flat-out, without qualifiers, in its platform – no more tar sand pipelines and keep the rest of the earth-destroying goo in the ground. … Focus on making Canada a true technological and economic leader by developing and growing 21st century, leading-edge green energy systems instead.)

Ottawa, Ontario – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), today denounced the Prime Minister’s decision to approve the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project as “political opportunism of the worst kind.

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“Contrary to the Prime Minister’s claim that this decision is based on evidence, as an intervenor in the Kinder Morgan NEB process, I can confirm conclusively that there was no sufficient evidence before the NEB to justify this project. In fact, the NEB refused to hear evidence from UNIFOR that this project would cost Canadian jobs.

The NEB ruled the economic impact and jobs impact was outside their mandate. British Columbians, and in particular First Nations – the Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, Squamish and Saanich Nations – face enormous risks from a sevenfold increase of tanker traffic through the hazardous passageways of Vancouver harbour and into the Salish Sea,” Ms. May said.

“British Columbians will undoubtedly react with outrage at this decision. The tanker ban on the North Coast of B.C. is welcome, but this irresponsible approval does nothing to alleviate fears of those who live, work and make their income from the environment on the southern coast,” Ms. May concluded.

Lynne Quarmby, GPC Science Policy Critic, said: “Building new fossil fuel infrastructure has no place in the transition to a post-carbon economy. Today’s announcement makes clear that Justin Trudeau is on-board with all of the latest trends, including post-truth. Trudeau’s political calculus is going to come hard up on some reality. You can’t fool the climate; Science always wins. I fear the intensity of the protests to come.”

 

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3 responses to “Canada’s Trudeau Government Grants Lifeline To One Of World’s Filthiest, Most Polluting Sources of Oil

  1. The actions of this relatively “NEW” Federal Liberal Corporate Government echos the actions of the “PAST” Federal Conservative Corporate Government, (both very “RIGHT WING”) and the Rubber stamping of these Pipelines by Trudeau illustrates the degree to which both are subservient to their Corporate masters.
    These past two regimes Liberal and Conservative have completely eliminated just about any form of diversity in Value Added products and have made this beautiful country into a commodity based economic disaster.
    I was skeptical of the Federal Liberals before the last election and NOW I am totally disgusted by the complete lack of integrity and honesty by the Liberals and especially this “Young” Trudeau….In my opinion they used every ploy to win the election from deceitful promises to out right lies. As I watched Trudeau tonight and in the past few days I felt an awful sense of betrayal by a Trudeau who in my opinion seemed and seems gutless as well as out of his league in a cesspool of corruption and depravity.
    Is there NO totally honest politicians in this country, Men or Women whose words while begging for our support and vote were not calculating and conniving with bare faced lies and deceit???
    It makes me wonder WHY I bothered in the past and if I ever will bother in the future.
    Trudeau, the Liberals and the Conservatives are together in an alliance that illustrates the depth of their ownership by the Corporate Community and they have absolutely no concept or concern for the damage they will be fostering on a very weakened and abused planet.

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  2. Today tornados out of season in Mississippi and forest fires kill in Gatlinburg. Smallest Arctic ice cover in history. Keep on pumpin’ that oil.

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