NDP Environment Minister must answer on anti-pipeline activities
Newly discovered evidence shows that Shannon Phillips, the current Minister of the Environment, personally appeared at a National Energy Board (NEB) hearing on June 17, 2013 to argue against the approval of Northern Gateway (pg. 93, line 697).
A day earlier, social media posts point to now-Minister Phillips personally attending an anti-Northern Gateway protest.
Shannon Phillips, Twitter, June 16, 2013
Revelations about Minister Phillips activities is in addition to Premier Notley’s vocal opposition to Northern Gateway while an opposition leader:
REPORTER: What would you do on Gateway?
NOTLEY: I think Gateway is not the right decision…I don’t think it’s a particularly good use of our time…
REPORTER: So you would not endorse or press for approval of Northern Gateway were you the Premier?
NOTLEY: I don’t think there’s any point to it…
With ‘leadership’ like this, it’s no wonder that Alberta finds itself in the dire straits it is in today.