The balanced position Premier Christy Clark has taken on the Enbridge oil pipeline is not only commendably tough and well-considered, it also stands in sharp contrast to the opportunistically rash stance taken by NDP opposition leader Adrian Dix.
Long before any formal evidence for judging the project’s pros and cons, and its risks and benefits, had even been presented, Mr. Dix saw fit to prejudge the entire project and give it the “Dix nix” heave-ho.
But why, then, has he been silent on the other major oil pipeline project proposed for B.C. by Kinder Morgan? He hasn’t given that project his “Dix nix” stamp of disapproval. On that project he’s adopted a wait-and-see approach, which is exactly what he criticized Christy Clark for on the Enbridge proposal.
As with previous NDP leaders in this province, it seems Adrian Dix believes in rule by whim as opposed to thoughtful, consistent, responsible government.
So, is this how Mr. Dix would operate as premier of this province? By whims riddled with inconsistencies? And is he really a changed man from the backroom Glen Clark political operative he was in the 1990s?
The evidence clearly says, “no,” Adrian Dix is not a changed man.
His inconsistent, opportunistic position on oil pipelines in this province has shown what his true colours are. He is the same NDP ideologue he’s always been, one who will say whatever he thinks will get him elected.
Donald Leung, Burnaby