“Members sit in the House of Commons to serve as representative of the people…”
However,putting new butts into the ‘seats’ does not make ‘the problems’ any easier
Recall when the electioneering ,Justin Trudeau.. promised to LISTEN and to use SCIENCE to help, when deciding !!
First , the new government decided to devote mega billion dollars (debt financing) for vital infrastructure…and some unknown billions for the yet undecided climate change commitments ….Meanwhile our government dithers about making decisions about 4 ‘real’ infrastructure(pipeline) projects…which would help pay for these big expenditures… ?
OK let’s give them the benefit of the doubt…but it’s about time to make those tough decisions… !
National infrastructure likely will be disliked by some….. ..our National government,in the National Interest, must make the ,sometimes politically risky decisions…in the National Interest…For instance, if war is pending…or during national difficult national econmic periods..other issues might be a national health crisis ,etc..
Point…decisions,always imperfect, must be made…but typiclly only after due process and after a parliamentary and/or public review ..which preumably will include the PM’s promise of Listening and use independent expert SCIENCE to help …BEFORE deciding !
For those interested…Julius Melnitzer offers a good summary about the issues around the pipelines legal. challenges. see http://epaper.vancouversun.com/epaper/viewer.aspx