“There’s a risk of the Conservatives changing the rules of the review process mid-stream to push this project [Enbridge pipeline] through,” said Cullen.
Cullen attacked the Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, for having “brazenly undermined” the already weakened review process for the proposed Enbridge pipeline project.
“What the minister is calling streamlining amounts to nothing more than a gutting of environmental protections,” said Cullen. “The Conservatives are doing this at a time when one of the worst economic and environmental deals for Canada is in front of us.”
In past weeks there have been several statements by the Conservative ministers that the pipeline will go through despite constant opposition from those living along the route, environmental groups, economists and the First Nations communities.
“When will he finally respect the fact that when Canadians raise their voices in defence of their homes and their land, it does not make them radicals; it makes them Canadians,” insisted Cullen.
March 29, 2012