Finally, a policy that seems to make sense... if only in part.
Michael Ignatieff's Liberals would kill a proposed north coast sea port to ship Tar Sands oil to China. Iggy has promised to formalize a moratorium on oil tanker shipping through northern BC coastal waters.
I hope he's thought this through. Killing the Enbridge oil port isn't likely to earn the IgLibs any points in Alberta's oil patch. Worse yet, if Iggy's policy means large volume oil tanker traffic through Vancouver's Burrard Inlet instead, it could cost the Libs its lower mainland support and the few seats it now holds in British Columbia. NIMBY Iggy, NIMBY.
Sorry but before giving Iggy kudos for promising to spare Kitimat and the north coast, he'd better spell out - clearly - just what he has in mind for the south coast. People are already becoming furious about the recent increase of oil tanker traffic through Vancouver's inner harbour and that's peanuts compared to the shipping volume necessary to transport the world's filthiest oil to Asia.
Doing the right thing in the north is meaningless if it means doing the wrong thing in the south.