Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Cat Got Your Tongue? Liberals, Please, Defend This.
Our contingent of Liberal supporters has fallen mute. No one, it seems, wants to defend the Trudeau government's decision approving the Trans-Mountain/Justin Trudeau Memorial Pipeline.
That the pre-ordained approval was announced less than 24 hours after those same Liberals stood in the House to support a motion declaring a state of climate emergency in Canada was - well - precious, wasn't it? Gee folks, how morally empty is your party anyway?
Pre-ordained? Yeah, pre-ordained. This project was going through the minute Morneau cut a 4.5-billion dollar cheque to the EnRon Brigade, a.k.a. Kinder-Morgan to buy that pipeline on behalf of you and me.
BigCityLib put up a half-hearted defence. It will never get built, he says. It was merely a 4.5 billion dollar stunt to appease the almost-West writes BCL. My sense is that, like many Liberal stalwarts, BCL can't bring himself to accept his party doing something as environmentally horrendous as this, not when our own country has cried 'uncle' and declared a state of climate emergency. Or maybe they didn't mean that either.
C'mon, Liberals, you know who you are. This is your party. That's your leader. Defend TMX in a world heading toward climate catastrophe, possibly a sixth mass extinction. Tell us how it's a good thing for somebody - maybe Kenney and Moe and Justin? Tell us it's good for a world in peril, for the poor and vulnerable who are already being displaced, in some cases dying from the early-onset impacts of climate change.
Maybe you don't want to get into that. Maybe you don't want to talk about what that extra million barrels of bitumen per day will mean to the world, to us and especially to your grandchildren. Well then at least tell us how it's good for your party, the Liberal Party of Canada.