The pipeline announcements were pretty much what the experts had expected.
No to anything new, yes to expanding what’s already there, but saying is one thing and doing is quite another.
First the saying: The Prime Minister embraces Premier Notley’s leadership in all things environmental and she embraces an eventual $50 carbon tax.
So, you and I will pay this new tax, for the privilege of heating our homes and warming our water and driving our cars, but will we ever see the expanded pipelines or those thousands of jobs?
Now the doing: Did the PM approve something he knew would never get built in B.C.?
How does Kinder Morgan expand their pipeline over or under or around the wall of demonstrators and lawsuits that will surely arise.
Protesters are already saying the prime minister will not have the final say.
Green Party MP Elizabeth May even pledges to stand at the barricades and even go to jail to stop the expansion.
Like I said, saying is one thing and doing is another.
And that especially applies now to saying the promised pipelines have government’s carbon taxed blessing.
Let me know what you think will or will never happen.