Six premiers. The usual suspects - Kenney, Moe, Pallister and Ford with New Brunswick's Higgs and the NYT's McLeod in tow. They mustered up their collective courage to put their names to an extortion note to Justin Trudeau. Either ditch Bills C-48 and C-69 or risk the fracture of our delicate national unity. Anyway you cut it that's a threat by six lowlife premiers. Six of the bastards.
Six premiers asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday to change or bury two pieces of federal legislation that critics of both bills say could hurt Canada’s energy and natural resources sectors.When I look east is see thugs lining up all the way to the border of Quebec, a 3,800 km. gauntlet. It reminds me of a BBC Earth documentary I watched today looking at Canada's Continental Divide. I looked at those great mountain ranges that divide British Columbia from the rest of Canada and it felt like I was looking at a magnificent fortress wall.
The two bills are C-69, legislation that would change the way regulatory authorities evaluate and assess proposed new major resources projects, and C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, which, if passed, would turn into law into what has been practised for years: the prohibition of any oil tankers off of Canada’s northern B.C. coast.
What they're doing makes a farce of Canada as a nation. Quebec and British Columbia don't make a nation. But every province in between wants to grind British Columbia under their heel.
If they want to break up Canada isn't it time to call their bluff? What is a country if it is held together by coercion? If they get their way, what'll it be next time? You can be certain that, if Trudeau gives in, they'll be back for something even more outrageous next time.
For now, perhaps for a very long time, I will see those provinces, especially Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario for what they are, what they have chosen to be - the enemies of my British Columbia.