This brings me to the dog and pony show they are now pushing with hopes of winning another election. At Election time they will run out their fear and anxiety card; vote for us or loose a major pipeline. If you do put them back in; it's my bet and, I'm seldom wrong; there will be no pipeline. The excuse given; Quebec hold out killed possibilities.
One of the items India settled on was the Alberta Tar Sands and purchased a gigantic lease on which to build a new plant. Conditional; there is a pipeline to tide water to export the product to India. Hence the fumbled mismanaged northern pipeline fiasco that could have been done by now. Since the original opportunity presented itself, much has changed. In addition Australia, close to India has discovered huge deposits of shale oil. One draw back for them Water to flood.
Now, in the latest oil theater a Conservative pipeline agreement has been released and construction of the Eastern pipeline is being seriously considered. It is not a done deal; only news speculation at this point. It's time line takes it past the next election is the key point and I say again; a toss up as to whether it is done or not.
Alberta collects nothing for oil royalty so that is 30% of taxpayer revenue in the pot to help pay for everything. But; that has been the case for years so, where is the new money coming from?
We are dealing with a Conservative Government and as Ed Stelmach said; "We are Conservatives; not like those other guys".
Dig deep folks; you are going to pay for an eastern pipeline out of your household budget one way or another!