An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
THE THRONE SPEECH yesterday was more than a nothing burger — to borrow from a trend in meat-like products these days, it was a beyond-nothing burger.
Doesn’t matter; it was over-shadowed by the pipeline protesters outside the Ledge anyway.
When I wrote a few days ago that it’s time to put a stop to protests, I was talking about the Trans Mountain pipeline and the fact it’s a done deal.
Since then, protests against the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline project have exploded. There was even one near TRU where traffic was held up for a short time.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He writes five commentaries a week for CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.