The Liberal government finds itself in an  Alberta/BC  ‘pipelines  hard place’ .
These  pipelines  languish …
Surely one SMART pipeline would be better  than NO PIPELINE ??!
Let the PM call all the players  together and announce that ,after listening to the public and some scientific review,one pipeline might be acceptable to the public and government  …and order that the proponents get together and propose a combined pipelines system to transport bitumen from Alberta to an open–ocean terminal, somewhere near Prince Rupert..and submit their proposal to the NEB for review .Of course, the PM would stand by his offer to mediate the pipelines issue as might be required .Barring agreement , the government could call for new proposals ,nationwide ?
Imagine  the joy in Alberta and BC government Premier’s offices !

Carl Shalansky , P. Eng.(retired)