It’s likely wiser for Mr. Harper (and Mr. Prentice)to campaign with a ‘publically acceptable’ pipelines scheme in BC. What’s s been offered by Enbridge and Kinder Morgan is ‘voter’ unacceptable….These leaders need to show the BC public that Alberta bitumen can be transported to world markets,relatively SAFELY …AND eliminate additional giant bitumen tankers from the Douglas Channel and southern Salish Sea !
Sadly,we can expect the occasional small spill from the many ships ‘parked locally’.Have we learned how to better coordinate spill clean-up activities—In any case please don’t tempt fate by allowing those additional monstrous s bitumen laden tankers in our busy southern Salish Sea waters and await that inevitable ‘human-error’ created spill. ..maybe the ‘big one’ ?
Why not combine pipelines to terminate at a location that offers ‘safer’ open-ocean access to world markets…in the Port Simpson . The Vancouver clean-up group to remain to handle the ever increasing local shipping traffic and add a similar northern clean-up facility .
These leaders , need to convince the ‘party faithful’ about the benefits of this ’common sense’ plan….before they enter the voting booth !