NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair says the plug should be pulled on the Northern Gateway pipeline that will carry oilsands bitumen to tankers on the West Coast.
We think Canadians should do the same to Mulcair’s chances of ever becoming prime minister.
Mulcair made the comment in Vancouver, after a scathing U.S. National Transportation Safety Board report on a pipeline spill in Michigan in 2010.
It said Enbridge, which wants to build the controversial Northern Gateway, acted like “the Keystone Kops.”
The report “should put the final nail in the coffin,” of the B.C. pipeline,” Mulcair said. “There are some issues involving the environment, but the most important one is those supertankers with the raw bitumen in them off your pristine coast with extremely fragile ecosystems,” he told the crowd in trendy Kitsilano. “And I can’t see how anyone can be in favour of that.”