(This was written in the hours after the Federal announcement of 209 conditions on Gateway approval, essentially a 'yes'.)
If anyone is surprised or disheartened by today's announcement about Gateway, you haven't been paying attention.
This government is the most rancidly reactionary, anti-democratic and pro-industry ever seen in Canada. That is not to let anyone else off the hook for their crimes, either.
It means you forgot the basic fact of how this works: They cannot be negotiated with. They must be stopped.