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The battle over pipelines has was a confrontation.

Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi spoke out Friday, harshly criticizing John Horgan over an article the B.C. premier wrote for the Medium web site in April.

“It’s very clear that Mr. Horgan, who I think is one of the worst politicians that we’ve seen in Canada in decades, he appeals to populism in a way that is not based on fact,” stated Nenshi to a reporter in Calgary.

The article was about Horgan’s go to to the Heiltsuk First Nation after the grounding of the Nathan E. Stewart tugboat, which spilled greater than 100,000 litres of diesel gas into the waters close to Bella Bella.

Horgan’s article was printed the identical weekend he met with Alberta premier Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa concerning the Trans Mountain pipeline growth.


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“The diesel slick was everywhere you looked, and the smell from the fumes was overwhelming. From our small boat, we watched the waves push diesel over clam beds that had been harvested by the Heiltsuk for centuries,” reads the article.

“The community had been working for days alongside emergency responders to try and contain the spill and protect the clam beds. People were exhausted, and beside themselves with grief. The devastation I saw that day is considered by some to be a small spill, yet the Heiltsuk will live with the consequences for many years to come.”

WATCH HERE: Trudeau, Horgan and Notley discuss pipeline politics in Ottawa






The $7.4-billion Trans Mountain pipeline growth challenge would see almost thrice as a lot crude moved by pipeline from north of Edmonton to the Kinder Morgan facility in Burnaby.


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I’m wondering if he understands each single vessel that goes by each single coastal water in British Columbia has a gasoline tank and that tank has diesel in it and it’s single-hulled,” stated Nenshi.

“So unless he’s planning on stopping every single boat from going through the waters, diesel spills have nothing to do with what we’re talking about here. Bitumen in double-hulled tankers is not the same as a gas tank on a tugboat.”

The growth would additionally see tanker visitors improve seven-fold. The B.C. authorities is ready for the B.C. Court of Appeal to rule on whether or not the province has the jurisdictional proper to limit the circulate of bitumen by pipeline or rail.

Horgan’s workplace stated the premier is unavailable to reply to Nenshi’s feedback. The assault comes the day after former U.S. Vice President Al Gore spoke out in opposition to the pipeline growth.

A latest ballot from the Angus Reid Institute discovered {that a} majority of British Columbians and Canadians have been in favour of the pipeline growth.

But 74 per cent of people that responded to the ballot stated they’re very or reasonably involved of the chance of an oil spill or accident from a tanker carrying oil by the waters off Metro Vancouver.


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“He knows he’s not going to win in court, he knows he’s not going to win the point of public opinion. He’s hoping to scare away the investors,” added Nenshi.

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