There is nothing more to think about as to what the B.C. Government thinks about on the Enbridge pipeline (“Clark’s dilemma,” Editorial, Chief, July 26). There was never any doubt they wanted it. First of all, they never said no. They were only waiting for an opportunity or an excuse to say yes since it was obvious that most of the affected (B.C. residents) were clearly against it. Now our premier has said, “Yes, if I get my way.” She thinks getting a payoff will make people feel good. She also said it would be good to take care of the environment. Everybody knows a pipeline to the coast is not a safeguard.
What would be good is not to ship any of our oil outside of Canada. We have enough for all our needs and we need to keep it here, refine it here and use it here. There would be no need to import expensively. We will be outside the world price arrangement, eliminating the expense of hazardous pipelines and shipping. New refining would create many permanent jobs.
Why all governments aren’t clamoring for this enhancement of Canadian industry is beyond understanding. Giving away the store seems to be what our governments do.
More new refining ability has long been needed here. Why do we not recognize our country as one country instead of many half cobbled together, each with its own set of rules indifferent to others.