Canada’s premiers have reached ‘AN AGREEMENT’ ..which proposes some principles for a Canadian  Energy Strategy.

Mr. Harper’s Canadian Energy Export plan  should have been ‘well polished’ after his  decade in office ! What plan !??
The public and the NEB might have been better able to accept the BC pipelines  plan ,if we could relate to ‘parliament approved’  PLAN—for export of Alberta’s bitumen ?
ALL Canadians  enjoy  relatively high standard of living , largely because of  our natural resource exports,which typically require infrastructure(pipelines,etc.) for moving material to market—
Mr. Harper did recognize the BC dissatisfaction with the pipelines proposals and asked a long time colleague,Jim Prentice, to try get these pipelines back on track…then suddenly ‘Jim’ leaves and ‘Rachel’ enters !!
Likely we’ll now  have to  await the ‘ruling’ of the ULTIMATE NEB—the National Election see which ‘bunch’ will be called to Ottawa ?
Should we hope for a minority government? Then all elected reps will better be able to influence government decisions …that is to have the elected members REPRESENT  THEIR CONSTITUENTS…a very frightening concept ,eh ?
Carl Shalansky,(P.Eng.,retired)

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