Yesterday we noted that the proMedia expecations lowering team has been out in full force for Christy Clark and her failed LNG 'policies' (if you want to call them that).
Which makes it weird and, more to the point, weirdly predictable to note that Rachel Notley has been taking it on the chin for actually doing something real with the Eastern pipeline thing.
David Climenhega explains:
You may have missed it, but something truly remarkable happened in Alberta politics yesterday.
Premier Rachel Notley, after less than nine months in office, secured the tentative approval of the premier of Ontario and the enthusiastic endorsement of the prime minister of Canada, both members of a different political party than hers, for a pipeline to carry diluted bitumen from Alberta to New Brunswick for refining...
...All this has come about in very short order. There’s only been progress on this file since Ms. Notley’s NDP Government was elected on May 5 (2015), despite economic circumstances that might seem less than propitious for energy megaprojects.
It is important to note that since the Energy East project was announced on Aug. 1, 2013, the Conservative governments of Alberta and Canada made no progress under premiers Alison Redford, Dave Hancock and Jim Prentice. As for Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper, whose government was voted out of office on Oct. 19, his only plan seemed to be to shove it up the noses of reluctant Canadians, which undoubtedly contributed to his loss...
...Meanwhile, the mainstream media reports Ms. Notley’s success as if it were a complete failure, and excoriates her government for not adopting the tactics of the Harper and Redford-Hancock-Prentice governments that have been proven not to work. Calgary Herald political columnist Don Braid and Calgary Sun political columnist Rick Bell took exactly this line yesterday and the day before...
Trashing a politician who is actually putting policies in place that have a chance to simultaneously elevate the interests of business and the people's business.
Would 'a thunk it?