BC Liberals gloves are off

Flag of Canada as petro-nationChristy Clark and the BC Liberals have maintained that they have no position on the Northern Gateway Pipeline, stating that the review process should be allowed to do it’s work before a decision is made on the project.

On May 2 in the Legislature Clark showed the BC Liberals true colours (as if there was any doubt), saying “With respect to northern gateway, let me say this. Our government is pro-pipeline.”

In a June 13 interview with Anna Maria Tremonti on CBC’s The Current, Clark again made clear the stance of BC Liberals on Northern Gateway.

Clark stated in the interview that “the pipeline is going to be great for Canada, it’ll be great for Alberta, it will have some benefit for British Columbia, but not a, not a large one.” She went on to mention in what sounded like an after-thought that “British Columbians will be taking 100% of the risks.”

Note the language chosen. Not that Northern Gateway “could be” or “might be” great. No, Clark states that the pipeline “is going to be great”.

Let those who would rather that Petro-Canada be the name of a company and not the name of the country take heed.

Listen to the interview here or download the podcast.

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