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I am not trying to ruffle feathers but the above article is a real condemnation of the legislation including the speed in which it is being debated and passed.
So now I am wondering: At what point does a good deal for Prince Rupert trump a bad deal for the province. Or put another way. At what point does a bad deal become worse than no deal at all. (Many Americans are arguing that over the Iran/nuclear agreement.)
Nobody at all can argue that this deal is the expectations for the province that the Liberals promised. But it is something and it will be a boon for Prince Rupert.
A lot of people in this town are heavily invested in the success of this project. And I don’t mean financially. Any of us who have lived here for - say - the past 20+ years want so badly for this town to regain some of its economic strength, to regain its tax base, to improve its infrastructure etc. It is really hard to divorce ourselves from the emotion we feel for this town.
If the legislation were about an LNG terminal in Powell River, I would probably be saying “typical Liberal incompetence” and shrugging off Powell River.
I can’t do that here - well, i can the incompetence part, but not the shrugging off. Intellectually I am totally conflicted.
And does anybody remember this. I don’t.
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