Aug. 31, 2019

The ongoing hypocrisy of Canada and British Columbia

The hypocrisy and myth continue here on the left coast of Canada. With an election only weeks away the Fake Green LIberal government of Canada gets cozy with the Fake Green Socialist (New Democratic Party) government of British Columbia to announce hundreds of millions of dollars to electrify the natural gas industry. This in an attempt to fool voters that they are making natural gas greener.

What a colossal waste of money! All this does is make the fossil fuel industry, that both governments say they want to reduce, become more competitive with all this government money. At least the Green Party leader called it for what it was – a subsidy. Meanwhile the $40 billion LNG project at Kitimat continues and natural gas exploration and production continues and now gets a boost.

The electricity used is touted as green. Flooding eco systems and building steel transmission lines is green? Color blind is a new condition that these politicians possess and there is no medical cure.

Meanwhile the coal industry in BC, the largest in Canada, continues, wind turbines continue to kill birds and are made from non-green material and eat up land. Plus the solar panels use all kinds on energy to be constructed and once again take up large tracts of land and both are intermittent needing fossil fuels when the wind does not blow and the sun does not shine. 

I support the the fossil fuel industry but they don’t need any subsidy and the people of the province and country sure don’t need more hypocrisy and fake green announcements.

Brian Peckford is a former Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, living in retirement on Vancouver Island.