Someone within should have thought out BC NDP leader Adrian Dix’s idiotic oil pipeline review ‘policy’ and talked him down before he uttered this massive mistake.
Dix is now stating that the (uncompleted) federal environmental pipeline review is not up to standard and that he would do another:
If we do nothing, then the decision of the B.C. government will be made by [Prime Minister] Stephen Harper. I don’t think that’s acceptable to British Columbians. (see here)
What other federal reviews would a BC NDP government try to supersede with their own? Love to hear from constitutional experts about a provincial government running parallel reviews in areas of federal jurisdiction?
Here is Dix’s ‘crack’ legal understanding on display:
“B.C. has the ability under its jurisdiction to do what has to be done and take positions on that. The question of whether ultimately the approval is federal or provincial will be one that constitutional lawyers are going to be discussing over the next few years”
Dix has now declared BC a nation upon itself. Screw being part of the rest of Canada!
Wonder what other federal jurisdictions will be reviewed by a NDP government? Military installations on his list?
Dix has now just spooked every business-minded person who thought that maybe the NDP could be trusted this time and succeeded in only reminding them of the past disastrous BC NDP governments.