blackbird Posted May 10, 2017 Report Share Posted May 10, 2017 (edited) At the moment , 10:25PM, the election results are showing the B.C. Liberals leading in 42 seats, NDP 42 seats, and Green Party 3 seats. This is probably the closest election race in B.C. history. This will have Albertans on edge because the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion to ship Alberta oil to Asian markets could be threatened if the NDP and Greens together form a majority, which is 44 seats. The NDP Alberta government, must be on pins and needles tonight because there are 100,000 people out of work in Alberta. Getting a lot of these people back to work may depend on the pipeline expansion so that Alberta can sell their oil to Asian markets. What we need is a strong Federal government who can show some leadership and get these pipelines built, including Energy East regardless whether provincial governments oppose them. Pipelines are a national enterprise, much like railways and require Federal leadership. This NDP/Green win does not bode well for the economy and jobs in B.C. The Green Party leader in B.C. is likely a strong believer in man-made climate change and believes more should be done on fighting climate change. It shouldn't be a surprise because isn't that the reason for a "Green" party. With the B.C. carbon tax the last eight years, I have already paid directly about $2100 in carbon taxes which is very discriminatory for several reasons. A small minority of people pay most of the carbon taxes in B.C. and almost nobody in the rest of the world even pay any carbon taxes. So people in B.C. may be hit with more costs for the climate change scam. Edited May 10, 2017 by blackbird Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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