When governments want to look like they’re doing something without actually doing something, they create a commission or a panel.
The weak approach of the Trudeau government to handling the Trans Mountain crisis continues.
As they keep refusing to take a tough stance against the BC NDP (while still threatening Saskatchewan for opposing the carbon tax), the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is getting closer and closer to being ‘delayed to death.’
Now, environment minister Catherine McKenna is proposing a ‘solution’ to the crisis:
A scientific advisory panel.
In a letter to the B.C. NDP environment minister, McKenna said“Should your government wish to further collaborate on science, we could consider establishing a joint Scientific Expert Advisory Panel.”
Yeah, that’ll do it…
Even the fact that McKenna is writing a letter trying to placate and make concessions to the B.C. NDP shows how the Trudeau Liberals are unwilling to take clear steps to get the pipeline project completed.
Note how Saskatchewan only got threats, while the B.C. NDP gets offers.
Creating a commission or a ‘panel’ is something governments do when they want to give the appearance of action without actually taking any action.
That’s what’s happening here, and McKenna is simply continuing the same Trudeau government approach that led to this crisis in the first place.
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