What the heck is this post from BigCityLib?
In summary, BCL is saying that the next Liberal leader should oppose the Northern Gateway pipeline because most British Columbians oppose it. Fair enough, I disagree with that but that statement makes total sense. No slippery slope there.
Then he goes on in full rant mode and starts saying that British Columbia will - and to be honest, I get the full implication he feels it should - separate because of the Northern Gateway pipeline. Going on about how the federal government is beholden to the Alberta oil interests and so on. Invoking the NEP and other ideas.
If BCL was exaggerating for the purposes of telling his opinion, then whatever, it's all good - I just think that if he wanted to convince anyone else from the 87% rest-of-Canada, he failed miserably. It just inflammed me, and now I understand why many Canadians say Quebec can go to Hell by themselves if they wish (though I still think its an ignorant, spiteful position, one I don't want to take often if I can avoid it).
But if he was being truthful.... well, I don't want to say those things here. It's just a silly position to take.