January 12, 2016

BC government rejects Trans Mountain pipeline expansion: Did populist politics kill the deal?

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

On Monday the B.C. government made a surprise announcement coming out against the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline.

I say “surprise” because the B.C. Liberal government was seen as open to the project but with this decision, it appears that playing politics and winning votes is more important to them.

Watch my report to find out why Trans Mountain isn’t giving up yet.


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commented 2016-01-22 16:46:07 -0500
Definition of a vegetable state … Canada without oil and gas. When will our leadership wake up.
commented 2016-01-13 17:56:26 -0500
Didn’t meet the conditions? Yeah, right. This was an arbitrary decision by a fairly left of centre government.
commented 2016-01-13 09:58:00 -0500
ANDREW STEPHENSON yet you continue to burn gasoline and hate alberta oil so much, where will it come from if not alberta
commented 2016-01-13 09:56:23 -0500
It’s okay, the budget will balance itself. Sad to watch BC destroy its’ economy like Ontario has. The greening of Canada is making us all poorer. The worst is yet to come.
commented 2016-01-13 09:55:33 -0500
I say cut the flow in the line THAT HAS BEEN IN OPERATION FOR 60 YEARS WITHOUT A SPILL for a few months and let the lower mainland have no oil for the refineries they operate. They would then have to bring in tankers to keep up fuel supplies, as well if notley had a set she would put a tax on every liter and every cubic foot of natural gas, natural gas liquids any thing oil related, then put an immediate tax on all trucks crossing alberta into the rest of cvanada from bc. Give the bc gov something to think about. No matter what km does it will never be enough for these idiots,
commented 2016-01-13 09:54:30 -0500
Real Canadians would be concerned about making our country prosperous. But of course, that sentiment would require “REAL Canadians”!
commented 2016-01-13 02:55:44 -0500
BRAVO ZULU commented 5 hours ago
I no longer care

I am 100% in agreement. You F#$kin lefties really have to pull your heads out of your asses.
commented 2016-01-13 00:50:11 -0500
BC why should the rest of the country accept your exports for transport across our provinces. You don`t want to allow Alberta crude shipped underground by pipeline then the rest of the country is free to stop BC products.
commented 2016-01-12 22:28:39 -0500
Hugh, I listened to Polak’s podcast & there were some good questions from the media. They have the 5 conditions they must meet, yet it’s not good enough, will it ever be? Kinder Morgan is the oil company….KM builds pipelines……I’m sure they have many experts advising them & KM didn’t start operating yesterday & this has been going on for so long now & yet they are lectured by a 49 yr old minister…, who advises the gov’t on this! that they think they’re so intelligent & know more than the pipeline experts. Clark seemed in favour of it until they all went to that climate scam conf in Paris.
commented 2016-01-12 22:26:18 -0500
In BC the Protest of the Week is becoming the Flavour of the Month. Personally I am tired of turning on the news everyday only to hear about yet another protest about something or other in this Province. Look, the progressives really want to shut down the oil and gas sector, mining, LNG, hydro-electric projects, tanker traffic – any large ship traffic – anywhere off the west coast including Vancouver Harbour, the lumber industry, or any other resource based activity, and the fishery. I say, lets do it. Lets do it now. The Liberals will be seen as appeasing the Progressive vote and will win re-election but that won’t really matter all too much because there will be no employment, no economy to manage and therefore no tax base to feed off of and therefore no funding for: social programs, education, health care and critical infrastructure. But don’t worry, be happy! You will still have your Prius! Or Leaf! Or… DAMN it all, who turned out the lights?

If I was Kinder Morgan I would call the government’s bluff and high tail it out of this Province for greener, more realistic, more development oriented pastures – like Texas – and let the tears fall where they may. And on my way out I would add: “Good luck BC. Enjoy the Dark Ages!”
commented 2016-01-12 20:59:49 -0500
Government listens to its people and does what the voters want, instead of forcing unpopular policies down people’s throats? How novel. Other governments should pay attention.
commented 2016-01-12 20:52:30 -0500
Thanks for the link Hugh. I hear the audio yesterday before recording my video, I hope you are right about the Minister. I fear she has bought in to the group think that dominated the last climate conference she was at. The protest is scheduled for January 19th at the NEB oral intervenor hearing at the Delta Hotel and Conference centre in Burnaby, BC. If you are there with a pro-sign, I will interview you.
commented 2016-01-12 20:48:34 -0500
Robert – I wouldnt be surprised if the BC ministry of the Environment had been influenced heavily as well as the Minister Mary Pollak herself during her time at the Paris Climate Talks. But pure and simple I believe the BC Liberals have internal polling that suggest this pipeline and their support behind it could cost them votes. The project is far from dead. I call this political posturing for now, maybe the BC Liberals know the NEB is in for an enema under Trudeau and are simply taking this position during election time and a period of uncertainty.
commented 2016-01-12 20:43:22 -0500
I posted this after your report yesterday Christopher

So here is the link to Mary Polaks press conference today worth a listen – lots of support
Sounds like its not over ! Kinder Morgan has to work harder and come up
with a better plan in 2 areas. So seems to me that Mary is a bit of PIT BULL
and she intends to carry this project across the goal line but she has to
dodge the environmental nuts plus Change.org, the Dogwood guys, dead Suzuki,
left wing Vancouver and Burnaby mayors and more – so she has to have a bullet proof project !
If you are from BC email or call your MLA, Mary Polak (Minister of Environment)
We need to show the world we can do environmentally sound projects, that we are still in
business in spite of Trudeau and Butts, and we need to help Alberta !
Remember Adrian Dix NDP ex leader, during the last election he changed his position
on the Kinder Morgan expansion to no – that changed the election – the NDP was nearly
wiped out. Lets help make this project happen.
Christopher – listen to the link and where are the protests you mention I will carry a pro sign
commented 2016-01-12 20:25:53 -0500
Peter Netterville commented 26 mins ago
I am convinced that there is foreign money influencing this attack to shut down Alberta oil. The BC government, or rather the BC Liberal party is probably taking cash from foreign group(s) to stop the expansion project.

That was well documented that they were in the last election. As well as Dixx of the BC NDP, and that fool of mayor that Vancouver has. It was coming from the Rockefeller foundation in the US.
commented 2016-01-12 19:55:49 -0500
I am convinced that there is foreign money influencing this attack to shut down Alberta oil. The BC government, or rather the BC Liberal party is probably taking cash from foreign group(s) to stop the expansion project.
commented 2016-01-12 19:53:04 -0500
Robert sid, “If Alberta had any real leaders they would shut off the oil going to BC refineries in existing pipelines, and stop fuel exports from Alberta to BC, ban east bound BC container and lumber trains from running though Alberta.”

However, this news just makes Notley pee her pants with joy as this fits right into the the bitch’s plans. Both Premieres are effing bitches bent on destroying Alberta.
commented 2016-01-12 19:46:54 -0500
And that is why BC will always be the Left Coast to me
commented 2016-01-12 19:43:10 -0500
How far will we be pushed by the green movement, until we finally hit 3rd world status? We’re at the banana republic stage right now, I guess we don’t have much farther to fall.
commented 2016-01-12 19:24:31 -0500
They are Libbers, just like the great Trud, ‘Ruin Canada’ is there motto. F you Jack, I,m OK.
commented 2016-01-12 18:48:42 -0500
If Alberta had any real leaders they would shut off the oil going to BC refineries in existing pipelines, and stop fuel exports from Alberta to BC, ban east bound BC container and lumber trains from running though Alberta.
commented 2016-01-12 18:43:29 -0500
B.C. dones not have a two party government it has a one party government NDP or Liberal a socialist is a socialist black is black the’re both the same a for NDP or Liberal means high taxes even higher spending and deeper depts that B.C. will have to pay
commented 2016-01-12 18:33:37 -0500
This is the b.c. thanks to jt for the party at the farce of climate change in paree.
commented 2016-01-12 18:12:59 -0500
I would put an immediate tax on all bc pipelines coming into alberta. give them some incentive to possibly reverse the decision. whats in it for alberta
commented 2016-01-12 17:47:27 -0500
Rail shipping of oil will increase with time, and the Province of B.C. will get very little benefit.