Federal Liberals dividing the country

The Kinder Morgan expansion threatens British Columbia and will not provide long-term benefits

To the editor;

‘Re:  B.C. Liberal MPs bracing for constituents after Kinder Morgan pipeline approval, Jordan Press and Joan Bryden, Nov 30, 2016: http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2016/11/30/b-c-liberal-mps-bracing-for-constituents-after-kinder-morgan-pipeline-approval-3/#.WD7-XrIrKUk

Folly and betrayal is the Trudeau B.C. legacy. The Kinder Morgan expansion threatens British Columbia and will not provide long-term benefits to Canada nor Alberta. The federal government should be underwriting the transition to a new economy through clean energy technologies and by supporting robust measures for better public transit, housing and building retrofits and other conservation measures. This would provide many more jobs than temporary work burying pipes prone to rupture.

Unfortunately, rather than championing the future, the Liberals have chosen to divide the country and to risk the health and livelihood of urban and coastal Canadians.

From British Columbia, expect fierce resistance on all fronts  – in the courts, in the legislature, on the water and land, and in the streets. British Columbians will not be crucified on a double-cross of oil.

Larry Kazdan,

Vancouver, B.C.