In 2016, the Ontario government, under Premier Kathleen Wynne, proposed a moratorium on bottled water: A blanket ban on new and increased bottled water operations gaining water taking permits for a two-year period. Those with jobs on the line opposed the ban. But for everyone else, this was a long time coming (The Canadian Press, 2016).
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When the scope of a project is as big as that of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, the point of contention is no longer where the point of compromise lies. Instead, it becomes as cut and dry as any large-scale environmental issue can be, especially in the case of non-renewable resources – it becomes either you support it, or you don’t. Evidently, for the Government of Canada, the reply is a resounding “yes” to the pipeline.
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