Dave Core is managing partner at Dave Core and Associates, a consulting firm specializing in land management, property rights and agribusiness. He was president and CEO of CAEPLA from 2000 to 2018.
By Dave Core
This is exactly what has happened with the TMX pipeline.
It is amazing how quickly Kinder Morgan employees and pipeline industry people have become bureaucrats fully ignoring the property rights of landowners and of the communities they operate around.
No sooner had the Trans Mountain expansion project become an Ottawa Crown corporation than the disrespect began.
TMX is a fully politicized project. But even though all politics are local, the wishes of the locals are being sacrificed for the federal and provincial political agendas.
And tragically, when it comes to respecting property rights, all the political parties are Liberals now – all appear to be hiding behind Bill C69.