Rachel Notley fed up with federal NDP leader Singh’s anti-pipeline, ‘elitist’ views – by Graham Thomson (Edmonton Journal – August 10, 2018)


Alberta’s NDP Premier Rachel Notley has all but declared war with federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. In a remarkable interview Friday, Notley criticized her fellow New Democrat as thoughtless, elitist and pretty much an enemy of the working people.

She was so critical of Singh that at times I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t interviewing United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney.

She ridiculed Singh’s opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline project and literally laughed at his suggestion on how Canada can best wean itself off Saudi Arabian oil.

“What happened with Jagmeet is that he’s learning that things are not as simple as they sometimes seem,” said Notley of the federal leader who is based in Ontario but announced this week he is running for a byelection seat in Burnaby South in British Columbia.

Notley is irritated by Singh’s highly charged and simplistic attacks on the federal deal to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline project from Kinder Morgan. Singh has said Canada “should not be spending public dollars on a 65-year-old leaky pipeline.”

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