We've seen this anti-oil, anti-western story before under Pierre Trudeau, and it doesn't end well for anyone. If Quebec Liberals like Justin Trudeau and Denis Coderre block Energy East, not only will it mean economic devastation, but it will be a great cause of national disunity -- possibly even rekindling western separatism.
Related - Peter Foster: Anti-oil mayors are kings in Naomi Klein World:
... Coderre’s stance represents more than a casual alliance between Not in My Backyard, NIMBY, and Not on Planet Earth, NOPE. It represents part of a much larger UN-based Green Agenda to delegitimize national governments from above and below....
... if everybody gets to have a say on everything, nothing ever gets done. Thus the Act Local crowd really only wants everybody to have a say on things they want to stop.
More from Ezra on the Liberals' hypocritical war on western oil (and on no one else's):
Personally, I'm all for rekindling western separatism.