How would you answer this question?
It’s not a trick question. It’s a straight forward question.
If you are full of glee because you were able to bring down an industry that might – just might – have been an important economic driver for the province, I don’t understand it. If you are thrilled that you relegated hundreds of mostly blue collar New Brunswick males to have to work in Alberta or Labrador instead of their home province laying pipeline, building infrastructure, etc., I don’t understand it. If you are happy to deny the government of New Brunswick potentially tens of millions of dollars in revenue to pay for public services, I don’t understand it.
If you soberly review the facts and come to the conclusion that the risks of shale gas development are just to great, it should still be a sad day. We lose an economic opportunity – one that will be pursued all over North America – because we just can’t accept the risk.
For folks such as that, I respect your position.
For folks that are gleeful, I do not.