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Offline S.M.A.

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Robertson's opposition to the Trans Mountain project sees him criticized by Nenshi in Calgary:

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Nenshi's pipeline war of words with Vancouver mayor continues
Calgary mayor is accusing Gregor Robertson of 'shotgun approach' to Trans Mountain

By Dan McGarvey, CBC News Posted: Jun 08, 2016 1:58 PM MT Last Updated: Jun 08, 2016 2:58 PM MT

Mayor Naheed Nenshi laid into Gregor Robertson again over the Trans Mountain pipeline on the Eyeopener on CBC radio Wednesday morning.

The oil may not be moving yet but one thing flowing across the Rockies west to British Columbia is Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi's stinging criticism of his Vancouver counterpart.

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday calling the National Energy Board's approval of the proposed twinning of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline "flawed and biased."

Nenshi called Robertson's letter "really overblown" and accused Robertson of making questionable claims about the potential consequences of a pipeline spill, and impact on Vancouver's job market and green brand.


Robertson feels the NEB ignored the impact a potential spill would have on Vancouver's economy when it approved Kinder Morgan's plan late last month to twin the pipeline they already operate between Edmonton and Burnaby.

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The Pipeline companies should promote the ROW's as future bike lane infrastructure and then he will support it.

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Somebody should remind Gregor Robertson about all the dangerous goods that pass under the Lions Gate Bridge 24/7. Also all of that coal being shipped out of Delta Port. And all the super tankers coming from Alaska to the Cherry Point Refinery in Washington State.

Robertson is a blind moronic tool who is pandering to a loud cohort of fools and idiots who inhabit downtown Vancouver.

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Well, since the loud cohort of fools and idiots who inhabit downtown Vancouver are his main constituency, as a politician, why should he not pander to them?  :dunno:

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Well, since the loud cohort of fools and idiots who inhabit downtown Vancouver are his main constituency, as a politician, why should he not pander to them?  :dunno:

Oh I know. It just makes my blood boil when he spouts the nonsense that he does and nobody (especially in the media) calls him out.

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Mayor Moonbeam