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Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes

November 2019

In a case of be careful of what you wish for, Quebec Premier Francois Legault is sounding the alarm that his province will run out of propane within 4 days due to the strike by 3200 Canadian National Railway conductors, train and yard workers.

Quebec imports 85 percent of its propane reserves by rail and without a resolution to the strike, Legault advises this will create an, “emergency for hospitals, farms and nursing homes.”

Gee, if only there was another way to get the propane required to supply provincial needs to consumers in Quebec. Oh wait, pipelines are a great way of transporting propane and other fossil fuels to consumers.

It’s too bad Legault is against any pipelines crossing through Quebec, insisting that Alberta needs to get out of the petroleum business.

Well, I guess Quebecers will soon get to see what life will be like in a post-fossil fuel world.

Sources: https://business.financialpost.com/transportation/rail/quebec-running-out-of-propane-as-cn-strike-chokes-off-supply, https://business.financialpost.com/opinion/gwyn-morgan-welcome-to-another-year-of-stomping-on-canadas-most-important-industry

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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