There is no doubt that the support for buying the pipeline to the west coast is not what the governments expected.
In the latest Bashaw Star web poll, the results were nearly three to one in opposition on the question — Do you think the right decision was made in purchasing the Trans-Mountain pipeline?
The no side came in with 20 votes, as compared to just eight for yes.
And judging from some of the comments via social media — after poll was posted to the Ponoka News Facebook page — regarding the question, it’s clear who some people believe is to blame for the situation getting this far.
“Hopefully, he doesn’t turn around and sell it to the Chinese after the army corps of engineers builds it,” Nial Adamson stated, obviously pointing to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“Teachers, nurses, housing needed the money. It all comes down to — how much money they can put on their pockets,” said Larry Miller.
Meanwhile, Doug Healing felt Trudeau is trolling for the next election stating, “He’s just trying to get votes. Only thing is, he hasn’t made any good changes here.”
However, there was one comment made that liked the fact the federal government put their money where their mouth is, with Mary Carbert saying, “Yes. It needs to be done to move Alberta oil.”
This week’s web poll asks the question — Is the Town of Bashaw spending on capital projects enough or too much?
Editor’s note: Some comments have been edited for grammar.
Bashaw Star’s web polls are a way to engage with readers and get a feel for what residents want. The polls do not representan official petition or plebiscite.