Your sunny days are done, Justin. And few voters want to watch you being defeated by the Ottawa cowboy, Pierre Poilievre. We hear that your effort to provide Alberta with a pipeline for its tar sands product over the Rockies has now become a $30 billion plus disaster for our country.
You have spilled those billions down the Rockies to Burrard Inlet. Even the BC tribes who bought into the pipeline promises to cross their tribal lands, are now questioning their support. And even in a country as rich as Canada, we cannot accept these losses.
And why is your chief critic, conservative leader Poilievre, saying nothing about the failed expansion of the pipeline? Did you build it for the Ottawa cowboy? Will he be there when the first ceremonial barrels of tar sand’s gunk flow through the expanded high-pressure pipeline? Will Poilievre take the bows for you when the first ocean going tanker is loaded with bitumen in Burrard Inlet? Will he take any of the blame when the first ocean tanker spills bitumen into the summer playground of the Orcas in the Strait of Georgia?
The Ottawa cowboy was not as prominent when you bought Trans Mountain five years ago. It only cost taxpayers $4.5 billion at that time. We should not forget that the original pipeline has been in service now for 71 years. And you are going to triple the pressure in those rusty old pipes. And the taxpayer’s final bill for the expanded pipeline is going to be north of $30 billion.
I certainly admire your trust, Justin. I do hope the engineers who planned the increase in pressure through the pipeline for you are still around. You might find you want to get our money back from them that you paid for their opinions. And please do not suggest that the aboriginals buy the whole mess. We would certainly like to see more of the tribes be entrepreneurial but we can ill afford to see the ones who buy into Trans Mountain pipeline, be bankrupted.
We have heard from the Ottawa cowboy about your supposed generosity during the pandemic. We have heard from him about your supposedly taking of Canadian news from the Meta people. Why is he so silent about more than $30 billion?
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