March 30, 2015

"Social license": You won't believe New Brunswick's "baloney" excuse to ban fracking

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

New Brunswick's anti-fracking moratorium goes into effect today. It's a shame, because fracking could help alleviate the province's chronically high unemployment rate.

A lot of those unemployed New Brunswickers have, in fact, left their home province... to work in the oil industry in Alberta and BC.

NB could have become something of an energy superpower, too, given that it sits atop lots of shale rock.

The province's reasons for blocking fracking just don't make sense.

If you don't know what "social license" means, I'll try to explain it.

Here's a hint: David Suzuki likes it!


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commented 2015-03-31 18:48:33 -0400
What a bunch of irresponsible morons.Sad,very sad.Good conscience prevails over jobs and opportunity.
commented 2015-03-31 14:44:25 -0400
Roberta Hewgill said, “Harper needs to step up and cut them off” He needs to cut off all provinces that refuse to develop their resources (starting with Quebec) and choose to rely on Alberta and Saskatchewan to support them. The Transfer Payment scheme punishes success and rewards failure and is the recipe for the economic disaster that’s coming to Canada.
commented 2015-03-31 14:38:33 -0400
Jerry Pasternak said “don’t they want to improve their lives in NB?” As Maritimers, they expect you, me and other Westerners to do that for them. Most of Canada is made up of people who refuse to take care of themselves. If Alberta and Saskatchewan want to survive economically, we’ll have no choice but to join the USA: It’s either that, or go down with the Canadian Titanic.
commented 2015-03-31 10:24:30 -0400
If they don’t keep their economy from growing they’ll lose their equalization payments from Alberta. Harper needs to step up and cut them off anyway.
commented 2015-03-31 10:19:46 -0400
the premier in nb talked about the 1%, in his election bid, as he is a child from that era who believes in what this group spouted…now he can show it…this is a province that talks bilingualism and yet segregates the french from the english with different school bus systems on the same routes…only can wonder what their budget will be today …12 billion and counting…
commented 2015-03-30 23:28:37 -0400
Everyday is earth day in New Brunswick now thanks to environmental extremists controlling their government. As a Westerner It makes me shake my head in bewilderment, don’t they want to improve their lives in NB?
commented 2015-03-30 23:14:07 -0400
Ezra’s article from December 2cnd, 2014, From Russia With Love, says it all. Eastern Europe would not need to be dependent on Russia for its gas………..
How ever it seems to have reached to NB.Liberal (power controll) mentality………..Ooops maybe AB can still send some more provincial grant $ support.
Probably not …….they are in the hole.
commented 2015-03-30 20:07:56 -0400
NB is following NS right into the abyss and will experience severe financial chaos just like NS. The Enviro lobbyists sent politicians copies of (proven to be a series of hoaxes) gasland and now run the government’s agenda. No east coast politicians have the gonads to stand up to them. The lie that its a choice between shale gas and drinking water is constantly repeated.
commented 2015-03-30 18:41:46 -0400
And yet, on the CTVnews website, Atlantic Canada is lamenting its declining population… which, of course, can’t have ANYTHING to do with the young people “getting the hell out of Dodge” to find work elsewhere, because Atlantic Canada is so overbloated with bureaucracy and red tape that there’s no new industry there… (never mind taxation rates)… and now this ahem! “Premier” dismisses legitimate resource industry because of “social license” or some such nonsense? Sorry, New Brunswick, you’re getting what you asked for. Time to bite the bullet and get some leadership in that can actually do something for your province. It’s gonna hurt, but you’ll be better off in the long term. If you don’t have the stones to stomach short-term pain, then long-term, you’re gonna be bankrupt. Watch Ontario and take your lessons from them.
commented 2015-03-30 18:04:28 -0400
I wonder if our leader in N.B. has learned to read yet! He admitted that he knows nothing about Fracking but bans it anyway!!! Every time I see him on TV he looks like a deer caught in the headlights!! Clueless!!
commented 2015-03-30 17:16:51 -0400
Lately I’ve been seeing the term “social license” being bandied about on Canadian websites quite a bit now. My knee-jerk reaction was that just some kid is using default US English spell check instead of Canadian English spell check since, in Canada, the correct spelling is licence.

But now my cynical, sneaky and passive aggressively anal retentive (Joan’s evaluation of me) paranoidal mind is wondering if this is yet another example of our beloved Canadian society being infiltrated, influenced and infected by left-wing, pinko-commie, liberal insurgents from the United States, using the old “Copy and Paste’?
commented 2015-03-30 17:01:26 -0400
You know this policy was well thought out, and based on data and sound science, because in one clip you can see Justin Trudeau nodding his head with approval. If Justin supports it, you just know it MUST be the right decision! 1.5 million fracked wells in North America since the late 40’s to early 50’s and NOT ONE proven case of water table contamination or long term environmental damage. That’s scientific evidence.
commented 2015-03-30 16:47:48 -0400
I want a “Social License” from Ontarians before Kathleen Wynne and the lying Liberals continue with the disastrous Green Energy Act and useless wind turbines in the province!
commented 2015-03-30 16:16:42 -0400
Wow….how does David Suzuki still have credibility….or does he? Amongst the “new age” unemployed hippies (and they’re not even real hippies), dread-heads (and they’re not even Jamaican…much less Rastafarian) and the naive “organic” 100 mile diet greenie do-gooders maybe. But to hard working, well read, well informed Canadians…he’s a joke…an old man who found an easy get rich quick scam by bamboozling impressionable youngsters with fear and lies…’s criminal.
commented 2015-03-30 16:03:45 -0400
It is so sad to see this. New Brunswick deserves better