Sheer madness! Sending that mess from the tar sands — oops! I mean oil sands — through all those hundreds of kilometres of man-made (and repeatedly proven to be fallible) pipe and then to ship it out from Kitimat, down through the fiord called the Douglas Channel.
If it gets through there unharmed and manages to dock in the mysterious East (which is accessed by sailing west) it will bring a fine price, though not as much as the wages that would be paid to local workers if it were to be processed locally.
The jobs involved in processing both this messy stuff and the raw logs we continue to export will enable a lot of Chinese workers to buy nice new cars — but not from Canada.
And no, sir, I’m not a “radicalized environmentalist”.