After years of protracted attempts to strangle any attempt at an Alberta pipeline to the coast, this week B.C. proudly unveiled plans for LNG Canada, a $40 billion liquid natural gas megaproject complete with a 670-km pipeline.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley called it “jaw-dropping hypocrisy” to see the B.C. government’s warm welcome for the project. Her economic development minister, Deron Bilous, lamented Canada’s transformation into a “a country built on double standards.” And the reactions from the province’s non-NDP corners have been slightly less print-worthy.
So are West Coasters just a bunch of Alberta-hating hypocrites? Below, a quick guide to why it might not be all that dissonant to love B.C. LNG while hating Alberta bitumen.
Tristin Hopper – National Post – October 9, 2018.