A formal ban would kill that cursed pipeline; an informal ban suggests opposition to it but plays about with semantics. Nevertheless, its a start.This stems from Rae saying he'd like an informal ban against tankers going up and down BC's northern coast. Then it sort of transfers over to the Northern Gateway pipeline.
Nevertheless, this should also lay down a marker for the other LPoC leadership potentials. The Libs should stand with B.C. and against Northern Gateway (and opposed to Alta., where they have no hope anyhow).
I'd just like to say: BC voters and so on already have all of those qualities in the NDP, so why the heck would they want to split the vote with the LPC? Nevermind the fact that those ridings are already Conservative locks even with the NDP's stance on these issues. It won't win us many voters and it's of little strategic value overall.
Plus, and I don't know how well this will go over, it's bad policy in my opinion. You can raise legit concerns over tankers passing near the BC coast, but... meh, they've got to go somewhere.
Then again I am just a Toronto elite, so I probably shouldn't say such things without knowing what I'm really talking about on the policy front. But strategically, it's a dud. Might even allow more Cons in to be honest...