21 Con MPs from BC who apparently side with Enbridge rather than BC.
Kerry-Lynne Findlay : "NEB JRP conducted a rigorous/independent science-based review, heard from 1450+ parties & reviewed over 175K pages of evidence"
Mark Warawa : "Panel heard +1450 participants, reviewed +175,000 pages of evidence & 9,000 letters Concluded pipeline n public interest, can build safely"
Bob Zimmer : "The National Energy Board (NEB) Joint Review Panel conducted a rigorous, independent, science-based review, hearing from over 1450 participants in 21 communities and reviewing over 175 000 pages of evidence and 9000 letters."
Ok, enough of the wurlitzer ... but just for fun -- James Lunney : "Science settled? Think again! The Global Warming Hiatus..NP http://bit.ly/1i8A55F"
So how's everyone doing with having elected MPs to represent Enbridge to them? From Nanos :
and yesterday's CBC Power and Politics Poll :
BTW, Evan Solomon, when frequent CBC "power panellist" Alise MIlls tells you that the government's pipeline approval is "fair and balanced" and
"internal polling that I've seen from the company that I work with" shows "a much more moveable vote",that's your cue to mention that the company she works with is the oil industry front group British Columbians for Prosperity.
The group's founder, ex-oilman Bruce Lounds, has said their funding comes from "a combination of private citizens and corporate donations", but according to Mills, "he is no longer one of the key decision makers in the group" :
Mills downplayed the executive director's statements regarding funding, saying he is no longer one of the key decision makers in the group. She added that she is, along with a Board of Directors. She said she would eventually disclose the board's names and full budget.
The best Northern Gateway Pipeline approval quote comes not from any of the above MPS but from the father of one of them, Enbridge lobbyist Chuck Strahl :
“The federal government is loathe to go against expert opinion on science-based reports.”*cough* 5 times Canadians were utterly misled about the Northern Gateway pipeline *cough*
Write to the Enbridge 21 here :
Subject : You let BC down by siding with Enbridge
Your government just approved the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and supertankers project. But the people of BC have already said no, and this pipeline will never be built.
Over 130 First Nations have created a united wall of opposition and have launched numerous legal challenges. Eight out of eleven communities in the path of the pipeline and tankers have rejected it, including Kitimat, Prince Rupert, Ft St James, Terrace, and Charlotte City. Even the entire Union of BC Municipalities voted to oppose the project, twice.
Only two responses out of 1,161 to the Joint Review Panel were in support of the project, and public opinion polls have consistently shown 2/3 of the province is opposed.
The Enbridge Northern Gateway project threatens our coastal economy, our land, water, First Nations, and our independence as a province to make our own decisions about our future.
As an MP from BC, you let us down. You could have helped defend beautiful British Columbia from the Enbridge project, but instead you chose to gamble BC’s future.
You and your party will pay a steep political price in BC.
Northern gateway will be an election issue in 2015, and I pledge to vote for a candidate who will stand up for BC and stop this pipeline from being built.