Off script, but a rare moment of a Liberal candidate being honest.
In a rare moment of honesty from a Liberal candidate – which the party will almost certainly try to deny – Montreal Liberal Steven Guilbeault is saying Justin Trudeau’s environmental assessment legislation will probably block the construction of new pipelines.
Here’s what was reported by the National Post:
“I think that now that we have a real evaluation and impact assessment for projects, we will come to the conclusion that many of these projects are incompatible with the goals we have for 2030.”
As noted in the report, “The comments from Guilbeault, a candidate in the Montreal riding of Laurier—Sainte-Marie, runs counter to a claim by the Liberal government that the bill would both account for national greenhouse gas emissions while also allowing new oil expansion projects to move ahead. It is part of a broader position taken by Liberal leader Justin Trudeau since 2015, which espouses that environmental stewardship need not run counter to economic priorities in the fossil fuel industry.”
Interestingly, Guilbeault is saying the same thing that the many critics of the legislation said. Bill C-69 was dubbed the “no-pipelines” bill, and it seems that’s exactly what it is.
Once again, we see the Liberals lying to Canadians, and only in rare moments of accidental honesty is the truth actually revealed.
Additionally, this shows why the Liberals must be defeated. If they win the next election, the damage to our Canadian energy industry, and the resulting damage to Canadian unity may be too much to overcome.
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