I just received my MP’s nine page ‘Letter to Constituents’… disappointing…

Much more interesting was the FP article…see

…tells us that our Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications ,after touring the country made seven recommendations  on “how the government can restore legitimacy to the pipeline approval process…” and  ’Evidence, not politics, should dictate how we proceed……’ … Brian Lee Crowley, Managing Director Mac Donald Laurier  Institute  recommends returning to a regulatory system ….in which a regulator  owns the final decision…and should be free from political decisions..

MacDonald said…”Pipeline construction is an  economic imperative…’


As  this Senate report was released…the New York based Natural Resources Defense Council warned about traffic in US waterways……namely Ottawa’s approval ..of the Trans Mountain ,Kinder Morgan expansion….” , etc. …

WE  know ,our Washington State neighbours are concerned about the increasing marine traffic… see link    page 157,where they conclude

there is no guarantee that risk increases due to traffic increases can be fully mitigated ‘we (may) still need a  place  of “sober second thought.”




Thanks to …. Sir John A. Macdonald, for reminding us that


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