An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
THE BAD NEWS is that we’re in for $4.5 billion plus probably a bunch more.
The good news is…. Well, there isn’t any.
Tuesday’s revelation that the feds will buy — on our behalf — the Trans Mountain pipeline system from Kinder Morgan doesn’t seem to have changed anybody’s mind about anything.
The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce loves the idea, so does Premier Rachel Notley, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation hates it, and for Premier John Horgan it’s business as usual.
I have to commend Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his guts in trying to resolve the impasse. When you’re already in debt up to your armpits, jumping in up to your eyeballs is nothing short of courageous.
It’s decisive, it’s clear, it’s bold. Too bad it’s the wrong move.
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.