The election of Donald Trump may turn into a moment of truth for Alberta’s NDP government, when it comes to pipelines.
As you know, after President Obama vetoed Keystone XL so as not to lose the celebrity and environmental votes, we turned our attention to Canadian pipelines, east and west.
With the huge opposition to those energy carriers, some say it was easy for Alberta’s NDP to say they were in favor, when there was little chance of them ever going through.
But, now, enter from stage right, a new U-S president. He’s in favor of the Keystone XL, although it will have to be a good deal.
Is Alberta ready to bargain? Premier Notley would rather concentrate on the Canadian plans.
I agree we’d have more control in our own country, but is it right to ignore a potential oil customer at your border, because you might get Canadian customer way in the future, if your own anti-pipeline people miraculously change their mindset?
Should we at least see if there’s a light at the end of the Keystone XL tunnel, or should we just let our oil workers continue to sit in the dark?
Let me know what you think.