Really Create Jobs.

enbridge10489812_781486318549785_2443952101128403616_nHarper has approved the Enbridge Gateway Pipeline, granted it is conditional but nevertheless approved and will no doubt succeed if the Conservatives remain in government. Yesterday I took a break from the World Cup to watch Question Period on CTV. The guest panel consisted of one Federal member from the NDP,Liberal and Green party . Clearly missing was a representative from the conservative government, they had been invited but apparently declined. That is in its self strange, if this government truly believe they are doing the right thing approving the pipeline, why not defend their reasons. Or at least come on TV and explain their reasons. Surely a sitting Conservative MP from a BC riding would want to defend his governments decision. Alas, nary a one could be found.  The guest panel made some very good points and none were in favour of this project.   I took two important facts from the discussion. The first is the great dangers that exist in piping this solid product to the BC coast, it requires mixing with a deadly concoction of chemicals to make it flow. The danger of a maritime spill in the pristine inlet waters of BC would be a disaster of proportions never before seen. Are these risks really worth it??? However, the second point was this, why not refine the product right at the Tar Sands. Why are we once again shipping our raw materials out of the country then buying back a finished product at a much greater price. I don’t need to remind anyone of the high prices we presently pay for gas and heating oils. Having a refinery or refineries at home would surely produce longer term jobs than the building of a pipeline. If we produced our own oil would our prices not be lower? employment and job creation higher? The result would surely be better jobs and better pay. I’m not an expert in any sense of the word but surely this makes more sense than a pipeline. This leaves the burning question of just who are making these government decisions, is it government or is it big business???? Don’t despair, we can change this if we vote loud and clear in the next election. Vote your choice of Green or NDP or if you really must Liberal or Conservative. I believe a minority or coalition government will best look after the real interests of the people not big business. And that’s my rant for this fine Monday Morning 23rd June 2014.

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About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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