Report Quotes ‘Insiders’ Alleging Trudeau Government ‘Rigged’ Pipeline Approval Process

The Trudeau Liberals campaigned on ‘depoliticizing’ the pipeline approval process. It looks like they’ve done the exact opposite.

A new report by the National Observer quotes ‘government insiders’ alleging that the Trudeau government ‘rigged’ the federal approval process for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

According to the report, government insiders, “Speaking on the condition of anonymity with National Observer, they say a high-ranking public servant instructed them, at least one month before the pipeline was approved, “to give cabinet a legally-sound basis to say ‘yes’” to Trans Mountain. These instructions came at a time when the government claimed it was still consulting in good faith with First Nations and had not yet come to a final decision on the pipeline.”

The report also notes “Legal experts interviewed by National Observer say these instructions could be a significant matter reviewed by the courts to determine if the government’s approval of Trans Mountain was valid.”

With their characteristic lack of ‘openness and transparency,’ the Trudeau government ‘would neither confirm, nor deny’ the report.

If true, this could be a serious problem – worsening an already terrible pipeline approval situation in this country.

It will leave the Trudeau government without any credibility whatsoever, as pipeline supporters (the majority of Canadians) are already turning against the government, and pipeline opponents will lose any faith that may have remained in an ‘unbiased’ approval process.

Potentially, this could even hurt the federal government’s case in court, an example of total incompetence and corruption weakening federal authority to get pipelines built.

Big difference between ‘approving’ a pipeline and actually getting it built

I have said many times that Trudeau doesn’t really want the Trans Mountain expansion to happen. All his actions show that to be the case, particularly the way he treated Saskatchewan for opposing his carbon tax (threats of punishment), and the way he treated the B.C. government for opposing the pipeline (rewards).

That’s why it’s important to note the key difference between ‘approving’ a pipeline and actually getting it done.

For political reasons, the Trudeau government had to go through the motions of looking like they wanted the pipeline to happen. So, it appears they may have ‘rigged’ the process to ensure that ‘approval’ took place no matter what, allowing them to appear to be trying to get it done.

But now that it’s facing opposition from the B.C. NDP and Greens, all of a sudden the government acts powerless and lets the expansion get closer and closer to be being delayed to death.

And now, it turns out that they may have ‘approved’ it in such a way as to make it even tougher to get it (and future pipelines) done, as the government could potentially face legal issues.

Another betrayal

Justin Trudeau regularly campaigned on getting the politics out of the pipeline approval process, saying Stephen Harper had broken the process and failed to get pipelines approved.

Of course, the truth is that Harper was more successful than Trudeau on getting pipelines done, but Trudeau doesn’t let facts get in the way of his arguments.

Still, many on the left liked what Trudeau said about an ‘evidence-based’ pipeline approval process, and the promise got him many votes.

Yet, it’s looking more and more like he is guilty of exactly what he accused Harper of: Twisting the pipeline approval process to service his political agenda.

So, while pipeline supporters and pipeline opponents may have many political disagreements, it’s fair to say that no Canadian citizen should be lied to by the government that is supposed to represent us.

This would be another in a long list of ways the Trudeau government has betrayed Canadians across the political spectrum and shows yet again that nothing Justin Trudeau says can be trusted.

Read the full National Observer report below here.

Spencer Fernando

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“This would be another in a long list of ways the Trudeau government has betrayed Canadians across the political spectrum and shows yet again that nothing Justin Trudeau says can be trusted.“ He should be tried forvtreasin.

Jen
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‘So, it appears they may have ‘rigged’ the process to ensure that ‘approval’ took place no matter what, allowing them to appear to be trying to get it done.’

Exactly!!! 100%.
On the hand though, they do as you
memtioned, Spencer, to further delay the approval while continuosly blaming Harper for their(libs) own creation of mess because they have no intention of approving ANYTHING WHATSOEVER that concerns Western Canada in particular Alberta.

Jen
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Jen

Trucks and Rail cars carrying oil ARE by more dangerous which has proven in many accidents spilling and enflaming surrounding areas. Yet, the greens an well paid ecos have no problem with that.

curtis
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curtis

I feel sad anyone would be shocked, well done Spencer you do what the collusive media will not and show just how corrupt the liberals are

Tommy Hawk
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“…if true, this could be a serious problem…..” True or not, Trudeau and his government are and have been a ‘serious problem’ for Canada since the election.

“…campaigned on depoliticizing the pipeline…..” — this begs the obvious question: Is there anything the Liberals have NOT lied about?

Bradley Holdner
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Bradley Holdner

The assumption is that the NDP and Liberals want the pipeline to go ahead, clearly, they want to appear to support it. But that is exactly what it is, appearances. A globalist agenda calls for damaging the economies both federally and provincially, another clear appearance, is to damage the strongest part of the economy and that’s the energy industry, so let us look at what is the facts of the matter, not one project has been approved, the crushing of the power generation industry in Alberta, alienation of both Alberta and B.C. The obvious deflection, pitting the people against each… Read more »

Jill Ward
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Jill Ward

gee, just a bit over a year plus before the next election and trudeau knows his followers are fleeing but he doesn’t give a damn because he has all these new voters arriving every second and he is committed to doing as much damage as possible before the election so there will be nothing worth fighting for, He HATES US and is bound and bent on DESTROYING US AND EVERYTHING WE HOLD DEAR! tHE FACT canadians are slowly waking up to his vile, tyrannical, manipulations and disdain for us and Canada has him fast tracking his abuse, destruction and all… Read more »

Kyle
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Kyle

Western separation is the only answer to end the liberal sabotage of the West.

Carol
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Carol

We all know this has nothing to do with the pipeline getting to water. For goodness sakes, the Kinder Morgan is building a line right beside an already existing pipeline that has been running , without incident for over 50 years. Where is the comman sense here?
This is just a full blown Liberal hate for Alberta. The weak NDP have now chimed in and have not a clue what they are doing.