Thursday, April 12, 2018
A Cruel Prime Minister
I don't know whether Justin Trudeau despises British Columbians or whether he just doesn't care about them but I do know that he treats them with great cruelty.
British Columbians are deeply worried about the Trans-Mountain pipeline and the armada of supertankers that will be plying our treacherous coastal waters subjecting our territory and our coast to the risk of catastrophic and irreparable environmental calamity.
Don't worry, says this prime minister. He claims his government has "done the science" and this mad venture can be done safely. Yet his own environment ministry, Environment Canada, says the science has not been done. The Royal Society of Canada also says the science has not been done. Renowned Alberta ecologist, the University of Alberta's David Shindler concurs, the science has not been done.
If there is any truth to this prime minister's claims, why has his government not shared that science with Environment Canada and the Royal Society of Canada? Surely would it not greatly help his cause to have them confirm that the science has been done and the Trans-Mountain venture can be done safely?
If there is any truth to this prime minister's claims, why has he not released his science to the people of British Columbia to allay their justified fears? How cruel is it for Justin Trudeau to withhold that critical information, his government's "science" from a deeply worried and increasingly angry people? What else is that but cruel? Does he not serve the people of British Columbia as much as any other provincial population? Does he not owe them a duty of candor and transparency? Is he not obliged to be completely honest with them when he insists on his right to place their province in such grave peril?
This is not an honest man. He has shown us that many times. He's not to be believed, he's not to be trusted. And a man who cannot be believed and cannot be trusted cannot be respected. There is no obedience owed to such a man no matter how high his office.