According to polls, most Canadians want mining and fossil fuel development to take place with proper environmental safeguards. But numerous politicians have expressed their desire to stop resource development altogether. Their plan is for no more oilsands projects. No more pipelines. No more natural gas fracking.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, bent on re-election, is playing a divisive, dangerous game with the country he claims to lead. Recently, six premiers including Jason Kenney sent Trudeau a letter warning that Bill C-69 in its original form, as well as Bill C-48, will damage the economy from coast to coast.
In Saskatchewan, 53 per cent of respondents agreed with the statement, “Western Canada gets so few benefits from being part of Canada that they might as well go it on their own.”