Fury mixed with hopelessness makes for a poisonous political stew. That’s where many Albertans are today, as last week’s pipeline rejection sinks in.
This is a truly toxic moment for the province: another sign that national projects can’t be built; further evidence that the federal consultation “process” (are you hating that word yet?) is a total flop; more months and years of selling cheap oil to the Americans.
One political result could be a fierce right-wing upsurge that will sweep the Notley government away next spring, and even the Justin Trudeau Liberals in the fall of 2019.