Want the oil or not?

So our provincial Attorney General David Eby says he is ready to go to court over Jason Kenny's threat to cut off the oil supply to B.C. in retaliation for B.C. blocking the building of a new pipeline that would bring Alberta oil to the coast.

Is this just a bit hypocritical? Does B.C. want Alberta oil or not?

Eby claims that turning off the taps would be an unconstitutional act. Well, blocking the building of the pipeline that was approved by the federal government affects the Canadian economy, which affects every Canadian, so that too is not great for our constitution.

Eby says discussion is the best way to resolve differences between provinces, but discussion hasn’t helped Alberta get its oil to world markets, which has forced it to sell to the U.S. at greatly reduced prices because the oil is landlocked thanks to the BC NDP.

Even if Eby were to win in the courts, what makes him think Kenny would adhere to it? Our federal government approved the building of the pipeline, and our provincial NDP government continues to defy that ruling. Even when the federal Liberals do something right, they end up being blocked by our NDP.

What a mess, that costs all Canadians.

Even though it will cost me at the pumps, as it will every other British Columbian, I do hope Kenney follows through and turns off the taps. Maybe it will wake enough voters up to change our provincial government to one that cares about the economy in the next provincial election.

The last poll results I saw showed 57% of British Columbians were in favour of the pipeline. Is our government not elected to represent the will of the voters? Apparently not.

Maybe Jason Kenny can help us get a more economically responsible government in B.C.

Guy Bissonnette, Lake Country

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