If you ever needed proof that Justin is perfectly bilingual, able to speak out of both sides of his mouth at the same time\; truth out of one side, lies from the other; you should have been up at Yellowknife for the town hall.
Trudeau took that opportunity to defend the Arctic drilling ban that he justified by invoking the precautionary principle.
Trudeau justified the ban by speaking about the risks of Arctic drilling, saying that "quite frankly, it has never been determined that it can be done safely.
"We make decisions based on science," he said. "And that's why we're working with the North, with communities, with the premier, with scientists, to establish the framework so that we can evaluate every five years... to make sure that moratorium is still relevant. But what we've done now is we're starting from a place where the ocean and the Arctic ecosystems will be protected by default."
Hold yer horses there, Junior. It has never been determined that you can sail an armada of supertankers through British Columbia coastal waters safely. The expert evidence is that there's nothing safe about it; a major ecological disaster is just a matter of when and how often. You never let that get in your way, did you?
And, while you're at it, Slick, why don't you dish up all that science you made the Kinder Morgan decision on - the science about safety and bitumen spills and how you haven't got the technology, any technology, to clean it up. Or just show us the science about how your approved bitumen dispersant, Corexit, is safe to use or doesn't ruin marine environments or endanger cleanup workers.
Where was the precautionary principle, the science-based precautionary principle, when you approved Kinder Morgan?
And since you're getting all school marmish about science, why don't you show us the science about how your expansion of Athabasca Tar Sands production fits in with your other commitment, the one you boasted about at the Paris climate summit?