“Another Kick In The Gut For Canada”: Court Ruling Blocking Trans Mountain Expansion Slammed

“If we can’t get our resources to tidal water, which is all this is about, this is going to be a hard go for this country.”

In the wake of yet the latest devastating news for Canada’s energy industry, there is growing fear and anger.

The federal court ruling blocking the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion – after the Trudeau government spent $4.5 billion of our taxpayer dollars to buy the pipeline – is being slammed by those who understand what’s going on.

As originally compiled by BNN Bloomberg, here’s what people are saying about it:

Dennis McConaghy – former VP at TransCanada

“This decision is an utter abomination… It’s almost impossible to get a definition of what is it that whatever constituted adequate consultation. Surely, adequate consultation doesn’t mean changing your mind because the disgruntled – whomever they are – are against the recommendation of the due process of not only the statutorily-empowered regulator, but also the democratically-elected government.”

Brad Wall – former Saskatchewan Premier

“The same Federal Appeals Court judge was on both (the Trans Mountain and Northern Gateway) cases… If you’ve got a process where, in one case, the judge says: ‘Here’s what you’ve got to do better in terms of consultation,’ or ‘Here’s the proper process.’ In the next case, that recommendation, by the same judge, is followed and the same judge says, ‘No. That’s not enough.’ I think there’s a real concern there… and that concern will be, ‘What is enough?’ What is the process?”

Jean Charest – former Quebec Premier

“This will be damaging to the perception from outside Canada of our ability to get projects done. We have to be very honest about that. This is going to affect us negatively. And if you’re seeking to make an investment in Canada, it’s a big question mark about our ability to get big projects done. That’s what the leaders in Ottawa need to focus on. This needs to be fixed.”

Ernie Crey- Cheam First Nation Chief

“I’d hoped that the court had found differently in this case, but they didn’t. Yes, I’m disappointed, but we knew right from the outset that they were likely to fall short of the mark where [First Nations] consultation is concerned. It’s a duty that’s visited on the crown, this duty to consult and consult adequately. I think it’s back to the hands of the government and they have some options to consider. For us now, it’s wait and see.”

Brian Acker – President & CEO of Acker Finley

“Another kick in the gut for Canada. Between NAFTA, Saudi Arabia, whatever… If we can’t get our resources to tidal water, which is all this is about, this is going to be a hard go for this country.”

Canada’s energy industry is continually being betrayed under the Trudeau government, and the danger to future prosperity and investment is enormous.

Spencer Fernando

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TransCanada on climate change:
https://www.transcanada.com/en/commitment/environment/climate-change/
Throw up the white flag and then whine about the consequences.

don morris
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don morris

But there are no quotes from the Liberal government of Canada. This is undoubtedly the result Justin Trudeau and Gerald Butts wanted,brought to them by a compliant Liberal Judge. Jean Charest is correct, the perception of Canada by the business world will be extremely negative,and pragmatic governments such as those in China,India, Russia, and the U.S. will be contemptuous of us in future trade and business dealings. Trudeau and his “post-national” government are and always have been a complete disaster for this country,it’s too bad we have a compliant media to cover his a$$ on every failed issue,which is all… Read more »

John Hallam
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John Hallam

Maybe we need a better way of picking supreme court judges. So far we have only left leaning appointees. Not based on their previous judgments but on their political bent. The past few years have seen some very bad decision.

Steve
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Steve

Corporations please continue to invest in Canada we might actually get something built one day. So our oil will continue to be sold at a lower price to the U.S.A I hope Trump thanks Trudeau for the gift from Canada. As Canada continues to lose billions of dollars in revenue stupidity knows no boundaries but it knows a lot of Liberals…

Beverley Campbell
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Beverley Campbell

What, may I ask, without being called racist or unCanadian, is the dope going to do with his very expensive pipeline now? This is not a progressive decision. It would appear (again without prejudice, that we are being held hostage, both by an unwarranted admiration for feminine qualities and for a “Possible” opinion from Indigenous Peoples.

shawn harris
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shawn harris

Trudeau has shown to all Canadians, investors and the oil industry, his contempt for and hypocrisy of the oil industry. Trudeau has said, that you can’t develop the oil industry without having strong environmental laws. Well there is the hypocrisy, Trudeau has imposed extremely heavy and punishing regulations on the oil industry. The response has been from the oil industry, massive sell off of assets, redirection or investments out of the country and a strong message from foreign investors, Canada is now closed to new business and developments. Trudeau’s contempt and outright hatred of the oil industry goes all the… Read more »

Del
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Del

With natives, “adequate” is impossible to achieve. This seems to be very similar to the amount of welfare and funding they also get. It is NEVER “adequate.

Gonzo the Magnificent
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Gonzo the Magnificent

And we have 4 more years of Trudeau starting in 2019 folks; get used to it.

Those of you who think other wise are kidding yourselves…..I hate to say it believe me!!!!

Jill Ward
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Jill Ward

TOO LATE! CANADA IS DONE AND SO ARE WE CANADIANS! nothing left to vote for as you all lost because YOU REFUSED TO STOP IT! HE TOLD AND SHOWED US ALL EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS BEFORE THE 2015 ELECTION BUT THE PROMISE OF LEGALIZED MARIJUANA , THE PROMISE TO SAVE THE ENTIRE ISLAMIC WORLD BROUGHT HIM IN AND NOW THE ONLY LOSERS IN ALL OF THIS ARE CANADIANS! Good luck finding some other country willing to take you in after you all became TRAITORS TO THE BEST COUNTRY ON THE PLANET AND ALLOWED IT TO BE DESTROYED BY A SOCIOPATH… Read more »

Wendy Lush
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Wendy Lush

If Trudeau is PM until 2023, this country is absolutely FINISHED. The Canada that has been around since 1867 and before will be wiped clean. This anti-Chrstian nutbar Trudeau won’t stop until the whole darn country is a stoned-out refugee camp – every city and every town. As for the economy, well, he hasn’t a clue. Remember his election promise of a balanced budget by 2019? That’s in four months.

NancyW
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NancyW

As expected, no surprise – they made the rules, no wonder they paid Kinder Morgan so much more of our own money.

JD MacDonald
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JD MacDonald

No worries. The Ctrl-Left has a plan for vehicles that run on pixie dust, so oil will soon be a thing of the past.

David
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David

What ever the liberals touched turned to poison. Even if in the odd occasion they might have a good idea they will screw it up. Nothing good will come as long as the liberals have any power