The Teck project is in the national interest, and sorely needed, because it provides jobs, investment and opportunities in a remote, hostile region
A proposed $20.6-billion oilsands mining mega-project by Teck Corp. in northern Alberta is a litmus test as to whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau governs on behalf of Canadians or wants to continue government-by-Greta. Greta Thunberg is a Swedish teenager and poster girl for the global environmental movement.
A decision is expected next month and the usual battle lines have been drawn. “If this project does not proceed, it would be a clear indication that there is no way forward for this country’s largest natural resource,” warned Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.
And that also means Alberta and Saskatchewan will have no way forward either. If denied the right to continue to responsibly develop their resources, they will have to “immigrate” or leave Canada. There will be little choice. Continue Reading →