Nice try, but damage is done
Re: “Quebec, Alberta are partners, not adversaries;” (Opinion, Oct. 24)
Some members of the Quebec political class are trying to distance themselves from their opposition to Energy East and the obvious impact it had on TransCanada’s decision to withdraw from the pipeline project.
It seems they have convinced themselves that if they repeat it enough — “It was a business decision, not a response to our resistance” — they will feel better about this disastrous outcome for Canada’s economy.
Well, they’re right about the business decision. Faced with this resistance against energy infrastructure projects, energy companies are spending billions on assets in the investment-friendly country to the south.
So while opponents try to save face and seek reconciliation, they should think long and hard about why they need to be part of this economic partnership we call Canada.
For too long, too many have said to themselves that Albertans are expendable. Brian Stratichuk,
Lac La Biche, Alta.