Saturday, June 02, 2018
There's Compromise and There's Compromise.
Look at it this way. Your prime minister defends steamrollering British Columbia on the Trans Mountain pipeline as an integral part of an essential compromise on slashing greenhouse gas emissions.
There were two parties to that compromise, Trudeau and Rachel Notley. The essence of the compromise is this - Notley pledges that, with the remainder of her rapidly dwindling term in office, she will play ball with Trudeau on carbon taxes. For his part, Trudeau has promised to throw British Columbia under the bitumen bus.
So, if it was your province that was being sacrificed to cinch Trudeau's deal with Notley, how would you take it? Especially if the guy who is using you as his bargaining chip turns out to be an unmitigated liar whose singular achievement as prime minister has been to break one solemn promise after another. That is Justin Trudeau in a nutshell.
British Columbia has been nothing but a pawn in Trudeau's game. In his betrayal, his subterfuge, he has pitted British Columbia against the rest of Canada.
We expected this from Stephen Harper but, to his credit, at least Stephen Harper was upfront about it.