MP McLeod should take stand on Northern Gateway

Does McLeod remember the oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan?

To the editor;

Why is Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod keeping such a low profile following the federal government’s recent decision to conditionally approve construction of the Northern Gateway pipeline?

I would ask her opinion on Enbridge’s less-than-inspiring record of more than 800 oil spills in the last decade, keeping in mind the proposed pipeline will cross over 600 rivers before reaching Kitimat.

Does McLeod remember the oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan?

What are her government’s compensation plans for the fishing and tourism industries after the inevitable oil spills on the West Coast from the more than 200 tankers travelling these waters?

Does McLeod remember the         Exxon Valdez spill?

It would be gratifying to see McLeod take a public stand on the government’s decision in the face of surveys indicating the majority of B.C. residents reject the implementation of the pipeline.

I suspect McLeod ,with an election looming next year, will be take her stand by sitting on the fence.

Art Johnson

Kamloops

 

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