It’s our money, yet the government won’t give us any details.
With the Trudeau government desperately flailing around as their pipeline ‘strategy’ falls apart, they won’t even tell us how many taxpayer dollars could get spent on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion – if it even happens.
While being interviewed by CTV, infrastructure minister Amarjeet Sohi said “Canadians will know once those discussions are concluded, it will be a transparent, open discussion around indemnification the government will provide to Kinder Morgan.”
As they usually do, the Liberals use a word when their actions indicate the exact opposite. If the government refuses to tell us how much money could be spent, that’s not transparency, it’s secrecy.
Also, “Sohi wouldn’t say whether or not the federal government has a specific buyer in mind, should Kinder Morgan back out. “In due process, once those discussions are concluded, it will be made public whatever arrangement is made, or whoever the investors are,” he said.”
So, with potentially billions of taxpayer dollars at stake, the government won’t give us any details.
And while they say it’s because they don’t want to negotiate in public, the truth is that this is about the incompetence of the government, and their barely-hidden anti-energy industry agenda.
After all, the day John Horgan became premier of B.C., the Trudeau government should have been taking action to ensure the project could go through.
Instead, they did nothing, let the crisis fester, and have now brought Canada to the point where we’ll either have no pipeline, or spend billions of taxpayer dollars on a project that should have been entirely handled by the private sector. And meanwhile, investor confidence in Canada is being decimated.
This is the result of the terrible mixture of arrogance and incompetence that characterizes every aspect of the Trudeau government.
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