There's something about B.C. premier Christy Clark's position on the Northern Gateway oil pipeline that just doesn't quite add up.
Earlier this week, B.C.'s Liberal government outlined their five "minimum requirements" for the pipeline project. The conditions included: completion of the environmental review process, First Nations accommodation, improved marine and land spill response and benefit-sharing because B.C.'s taking the majority of the risk.
So on the one hand, Clark's government is concerned about environmental protection but on the other hand she's willing to live with that risk for the right price.
It just doesn't make sense — that is, until you put it in the context of Christy Clark's world.
The unpopular premier is in the fight of her political life. She's tanking in the polls and faces a May 2013 fixed election date.
So all this could simply be a political maneuver to win votes.
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