For months, construction of a second Trans-Mountain pipeline to carry Alberta oil to the west coast has been blocked by protesters, most of them based out of Vancouver, and a former Liberal MP from Ontario has had enough.
 
"I have no skin in the game, the oil companies hate me and I have been no friend of theirs, but I call a spade a spade and I'll tell you that if people in Vancouver want to continue blocking a pipeline that can bring them cheap gasoline from Edmonton, then that's their own bloody problem," stated Dan McTeague, who is the Canadian market analyst for GasBuddy.com.
 
McTeague told 99.5 Drum FM it's the hypocracy behind many of the pipeline protests that really irks him.
 
"(They) have signs on which their are paints derived from fossil fuels, are on cell phones derived from fossil fuels, are on pavement derived from fossil fuels, standing on cement that was burned and created by fossil fuels," he pointed out. "Their entire standard of living and their hospitals are supported by funds derived from the petrochemical and fossil fuel industries."
 
"As tragic as it is, it's a small group of people that basically have got the country held hostage and it's only hurting their neighbors," charged McTeague. "As long as they continue to follow the Birkenstock crowd, they're going to wind up paying through the nose."
 
Gas prices in BC's Lower Mainland are among the highest in the country at around $1.50 per litre for regular.

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