First of all many of you know I'm not a fan of Alison Redford or her PC government. I've criticized her in the past and I feel deservedly so but this time I will cautiously praise her for standing up to BC Premier Christy Clark for trying to shakedown Alberta for resource royalties in exchange for supporting the Northern Gateway pipeline.
BC wants a share of oil royalties in exchange for allowing the pipeline, but Redford says that won't happen.Good for Redford! She deserves kudos this time. I just hope and pray she sticks to her guns and does not cave. She probably won't because what Christy Clark is doing is actually unconstitutional.
"We will not share royalties, and I've seen nothing else proposed, and would not be prepared to consider anything else at this time," she said. "I've taken the approach that there are many ways that British Columbia will benefit from this pipeline."