Justin Trudeau says British Columbians wouldn't be enduring such high gas prices if only Kinder Morgan's Trans Canada pipeline was up and running. It's right there in the Globe and Mail.
We've had two years of living with Justin Trudeau's claims and his promises, time enough to realize that, if it's coming out of his mouth and it has anything to do with pipelines or bitumen, the safest bet is to write it off as bullshit.
Blake Shaffer, an economist at the University of Calgary, disagreed. He stressed that the current rising price isn’t just a B.C. problem, but it is increasing in Alberta and Saskatchewan as well.Trudeau, how do you respect a guy like that? Like Trump, he's a rank opportunist who says whatever comes to mind regardless of whether it has any connection to reality. Maybe Trudeau should explain this convenient coincidence of someone scheduling all three of those refineries for maintenance at the very same time.
“The reality is nothing to do with the pipeline. This is just normal operations,” he said, referring to the annual spring maintenance as the driver of the high prices. What is unusual though is the coincidence of three refineries – two in Alberta and one in Burnaby, B.C. – going under maintenance around the same time.
“It’s a supply issue, not a transportation issue right now,” Mr. Shaffer said.