abandon Transmountain

The Pipes of Pan

Like the mythical Pan blowing on his pipe

the campaigners for this election

has blown more wind than music.

Even the debates in English and French

were boring and empty of matter.

Even the analysts and tv hosts they put up on screen

did not put out anything meaningful and sensible.

To wit; the whole  process was out of logic,

i.e.; the pipeline which everybody referred to,

does not produce carbon emissions.

It is the oil that it transports which produces

the carbon emissions.

And even so, the oil has yet to be used to produce

carbon emissions.

So what are they worried about?

Leaks, which are unlikely to happen.

What really is behind this pipe-phobia?

The Transmountain Pipeline is being used

to blackmail Alberta for either money,

a piece of the action.

and for votes.

let me point out one thing–

The Liberals do not own the pipeline.

it is owned by Canadian taxpayers.

And more specifically—only the pipeline.

Alberta still owns the oil that the pipes will carry.

This has now created one exciting option for Alberta.

The province can build its own pipeline different

from the Transmountain Pipeline.

This other one will go through American territory

away from any Canadian concerns.

The Americans will love to join this enterprise.

They may own the pipeline, Alberta owns the oil.

Of course the Canadian government may join this project

and may build this instead of the Transmountain.

(Good idea, eh, solves a lot of problems.)