WHATEVER HAPPENED to free enterprise in this country?
Texas-based Kinder Morgan’s threat to pull the plug on Trans Mountain if jurisdictional squabbles aren’t resolved by the end of May has sent both the Alberta and federal governments scurrying to their bank accounts and promising tax dollars to keep the project on track.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has gone as far as to consider buying it outright. If Albertans want to buy themselves a pipeline that may or may not be built, that’s up to them.
It’s an entirely different matter, though, when Justin Trudeau talks about putting up federal dollars. That means, money from the pockets of you and me.
Mel Rothenburger’s Armchair Mayor editorials appear Mondays through Thursdays on CFJC- TV. His Armchair Mayor column is published Saturdays on ArmchairMayor.ca and CFJC Today. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.