Kinder Morgan’s Blackmail
Notley and Trudeau hint at propping up uneconomic pipeline with taxpayers’ money.
In a moral world Canadian governments would admit that pipelines and tankers export refinery jobs and greenhouse gas emissions on a disastrous scale.
In a just world Alberta would have to admit it has allowed industry to overproduce bitumen due to low royalties and bad governance. The province has no strategic plan for bitumen other than screaming for pipelines.
But Canada, like its southern neighbour, is having trouble behaving normally, morally or justly these days.
But Trudeau and Notley think its OK to embrace a debt-ridden U.S. company so it can export, via tankers, unrefined bitumen to Chinese refineries where the upgraded resource can enrich the authoritarian Communist party.
Canadians should be more than ashamed.
They should be alarmed.