While Adrian Dix and the NDP have been lighting their hair on fire over the Enbridge pipeline project for who knows how many months, Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals have been quietly proceeding along the path of due diligence in a calm and thoughtful manner.
The two political approaches, left and centre-right, stand in sharp contrast and speak to the quality and character of government each party is known to provide to the people of B.C.
Whereas the ideologically-driven Adrian Dix flat out said “NO” to the pipeline, completely disrespecting the integrity and spirit of the public review process while also sending a major chill down the spine of anyone thinking about investing in B.C., Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals put their noses to the grindstone, sought out facts, considered the interests of all British Columbians, and formulated five tough but fair requirements for heavy oil pipelines.
Yes, they have set the bar high for heavy oil pipelines in this province, but the people of B.C. expect nothing less from their leaders.
So, kudos to Premier Christy Clark, Environment Minister Terry Lake and all involved for having considered and understood the many facets of this complex issue and the wisdom of that old saying, “slow and steady wins the race.”