Harper just completed the circle of the wagons, no more, no less.
Russ is the guy who screwed up -- he #$%$ off the wrong guy. Then using engineers logic, he compounded that error by assuming that logic and facts would win the day over old fashoned politics.
How else can you spend $300M on the design of your state of the art -- proven in practice today -- environmental solution and still have your project rejected as if your proven environmental solution NEVER EXISTED?
All politics is local, and most govt workers are political appointees/favors/connected... generally not competent enough to make it on their own in the real world, but thankful and loyal to the hacks that got them employed... and you keep you job by not rocking the boat.
Prosperity needs a new face become viable... its really that simple. Russ needs to move on by either retiring or spinning out Prosperity as it's own company... something that can start a fresh without all that Russ baggage.
I agree with everything you've said, and I have been beating that drum for forever it seems like.
TGB just needs to sell P. Period.
However, I still stand by my Harper comments. The man's a Grade A Rob Ford type of idiot for saying those things, whether the CEPA dim bulbs are his appointees or not.
Between this and the First Nations land grab it's making Canada's government look a lot like the short bus on the North American Continent, and that's saying a mouthful considering the current sad state of both U.S. and Mexican politicians!
This is Ludicrous, first Rob Ford and now he's joined by Stephen Harper in buffoonville!!!
Did he even read it? doesn't he SHOULDN'T" HE KNOW the report is based on inaccurate information!?!
Shouldn't a PM HAVE A HANDLER OR PRESS SECRETARY vet his comments before he opens mouth and inserts foot?!?
"“It is also in an area where there’s unresolved land claim issues, and local aboriginal groups… do not approve the project,” he said."
WELL Mr. Harper, WHOSE FAULT is THAT?!? I think that's YOUR government's fault, and the indecisive Canadian courts that seem to trying to give away a third of your country.....
I honestly wonder why you are shocked by this...
Why wouldn't they invite them to try again...?"Thank-you, may I please have another" kick in the nuts... call it p3...lololol
Job security for more Panel members, MORE BS, more fake testimony, more false Info, more speeches, more Drums... Really???
Gonna keep going till they spend more on trying than they get back in PROFIT FROM P... ???
Start shopping Russ, if your smart enough... just like Last time, 2 1/2 years ago...
... and NOT IN CANADA... TAKES TOOOOOOOOOOO LOOOOOOOONG and COSTS TOOOOOOOOOO MUUUUUUUUCH to get a permit....... ask TC....
Be careful what you wish for, you may just get it...
Politicians are not interested in the truth. They are interested in what benefits them or their cause. TGB can win in court and still lose overall. The only way to win this is to find a way for it to be a win for FN leadership and the politicians. FN leadership will buckle if their constituencies rise up about the jobs lost. The only way to please the Sierra Club is for all of us to shoot ourselves and let the poor little scavenger animals eat our decaying bodies.