Three judges, 75 whales, 117 native bands
This fall, for the second time in two years, three judges with the Federal Court of Appeal struck down a crucially important oil export pipeline project that had been approved by Ottawa after years of regulatory review. This week the Trudeau government announced it will not appeal that ruling to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Business capital investment is crucial to the jobs of the future. In the period since the Trudeau Liberals took office, the proportion of capital investment in the economy has collapsed to a 40-year low. That was before this devastating court decision and the government's inept response. Our country's international reputation has deteriorated from a credible nation that "punches above its weight" to one governed by lightweights more fixated on political correctness than on getting their own national projects built. Canadians should be very worried.