The Trudeau Effect?

So, it’s the day after the re-election of Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and I see this on CTV News

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The story says that: “Dozens of Husky Energy workers streamed out of the company’s downtown Calgary location Tuesday morning carrying envelopes and paperwork signalling they’ve been laid off … [and] … Several workers, who did not want to be identified, confirmed the company had informed some of its workers it was making staffing reductions … [further] … One worker leaving the building said she believed “hundreds” are affected.

Husky says that it is adjusting its workforce to better suit its capital plan and strategy ~ translation: we’re going to do less in Alberta. This might not have happened if Andrew Scheer was the prime minister-designate; he not. This might not have happened if Justin Trudeau had won a majority and was not dependent for his political survival on Jagmeet Singh; he didn’t.

Just Trudeau sabotaged the Energy East project and now the resurgent BQ says everything is negotiable except French-language rights and no pipeline through Québec. While many analysts say that the Liberals will not dare abandon the Trans-Mountain pipeline, the NDP made opposition to it and to oil exports from BC ports central to its election campaign. Will Trudeau need the Bloc to build Trans-Mountain? Will most Liberals accept being in league with a party that wants to destroy Canada?

Is Husky Energy just the first?

Is this ~ lost jobs, good jobs lost ~ the Trudeau effect on Canada?

Published by Ted Campbell

Old, retired Canadian soldier, Conservative ~ socially moderate, but a fiscal hawk. A husband, father and grandfather. Published material is posted under the "Fair Dealing" provisions (§29) of the Copyright Act for the purposes of research, private study and education.

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  1. The pipeline through QC is non-negotiable, until it is. QC is in a positon of power and influence at the moment – and not just from a Bloc resurgence. They don’t feel they need revenues from an Energy East pipeline at the moment. Those revenues likely pale in comparison to the political cost of building it. But I don’t for a moment think that, in say, a generation or so, if QC’s economic fortunes are reduced, that they will still hold to that stance. It suits them in the here and now.

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