January 22, 2016

CutThemOff.ca: STOP equalization payments to anti-pipeline bigots like Montreal's Liberal mayor

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Yesterday we told you that the Liberal mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre, demanded that the Energy East pipeline be blocked from passing through Quebec.

It’s a $15.7 billion infrastructure project, but Denis Coderre doesn’t care.

That's because Quebec gets $21 billion a year in transfer payments, extracted in part from the oil industry in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

So Alberta’s opposition leader, Brian Jean, pointed out the hypocrisy of Coderre blocking an oil pipeline on "environmental" grounds when Montreal dumps billions of litres of raw human sewage directly into the St. Lawrence River.

Then Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall tweeted, "I trust Montreal area mayors will politely return their share of $10B in equalization supported by west."

Coderre lost his cool.

He denounced Brian Jean -- some weird thing about Jean believing that the Flintstones was a documentary. (That's how the Liberals, including Coderre, used to insult Stockwell Day and other Christians ten years ago. Jean isn’t particularly Christian, so it didn’t even make sense. But that's how weird and stupid Coderre is.)

The fact is, Coderre isn't anti-oil.

He just doesn’t want Alberta oil, because it’s got cooties or something.

(PS: Coderre actually made the local TV news when he was a kid, for talking about UFOs at a school science fair. He was so stupid he made the news for being stupid.)

If Montrealers want this low-information kook as their mayor, and if the Liberals think it’s fine for their senior political operative in Quebec to attack the west, that’s fine.

But the rest of Canada has to look after its own business.

And I say: Cut off equalization payments to these ungrateful bigots.

So SIGN MY PETITION at CutThemOff.ca.

It’s simple: We demand that any government that opposes oil and gas pipelines be cut off from oil and gas equalization payments.  

This isn’t just about economics, and national unity. It’s about self-respect.


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commented 2016-02-01 21:57:38 -0500
Wish Quebec would separate, they hate anything English. Quebec the only province which is allowed to be unilingual. Why should the rest of Canada be bilingual, when they guard their language with a language police? I agree they are hypocrites and are they not mostly roman catholics listening to the pope, who doesnt care about his own flock being killed, but worries about climate change, which has been with us since the beginning of Creation.
commented 2016-01-25 19:37:40 -0500
one of your best openings ezra!
commented 2016-01-25 17:48:39 -0500
I am a little foggy on this but didn`t I read in the news about 6 months back the Premiere of Quebec bragging about having a balanced budget ? I believe I did ….so how about we keep anything that was ear marked for them . God only knows when we will ever see a balanced budget here again.
commented 2016-01-25 17:00:52 -0500
Leonard-why would you want to risk more explosions, deaths and injuries in Quebec and elsewhere, not to mention the huge carbon footprint and environmental dangers when pipelines are so much safer, cheaper and much more efficient?
commented 2016-01-25 17:00:51 -0500
Leonard-why would you want to risk more explosions, deaths and injuries in Quebec and elsewhere, not to mention the huge carbon footprint and environmental dangers when pipelines are so much safer, cheaper and much more efficient?
commented 2016-01-25 17:00:51 -0500
Leonard-why would you want to risk more explosions, deaths and injuries in Quebec and elsewhere, not to mention the huge carbon footprint and environmental dangers when pipelines are so much safer, cheaper and much more efficient?
commented 2016-01-25 13:31:49 -0500
Build a new pipeline to the lake head, load it on tankers and take to the coast and load it onto ocean going tankers. Cut Quebec out of it completely.
commented 2016-01-25 10:11:49 -0500
We have use rail since the beginning and record was very good, now they need do up keep on the trains and rail tracks . The problem is that oil company is just for profits and don t care and the trains are too. For oil it is a big cost at first jobs for a little time then very few after but when something happens to the pipeline and it will, the cost us is more by ruining our water and land and we have to pay for it.The train has alway worked before they have to up grade the tankers that is work for people ,they might have to up grade the tracks and then there the up keep ,that jobs all the time.CN OR CP said they are going to cut 1000 jobs, so if we use the train that will keep jobs. So for me the cost will come from the people that has the money to pay for it like, big oil and CN or CP and not to the working people as much. SO for me the pipeline no thank you if BC and the USA don t want it why should we want it here in the east.
commented 2016-01-24 08:19:27 -0500
soviets were politicizing science leading to various cases of pure ridiculousness that conspiracy theorists now cite. but these clowns do this with math. at least those guys were doing such waste of time, blinded and brainwashed by an ideology. these guys do it for fashion, pissing off the republicans (‘i bet this will make these republicans really mad’ – quote i hear way too often) and of course the dolluhs
commented 2016-01-23 18:42:39 -0500
So Quebec doesn’t like pipelines. I totally wholeheartedly agree. So..in the name of the environment …we should shut off all of the Natural Gas pipelines from Alberta immediately! Heaven forbid one springs a leak. Let them FREEZE! Hope they have a lot of wood stored up. Where is this generations Peter Lougheed?
commented 2016-01-23 18:25:10 -0500
It is just incredulous how Quebec never shuts up, even though they reap so many benefits from being in Canada. Is there no other place to build a pipeline? I still think a pipeline that ends at Churchil, Manitoba, would just not have to deal with all the politics of the East.

Good to see Lauren go to court. I expect big things from Lauren in the years ahead.

As for the textbooks, I am glad to see the rebel go after these textbook companies. I am sure there is a lot more crap that goes on, especially in the university level. I remember having to pay lots of money for textbooks, and then not be able to sell them because a new edition would come out the following year. Please stay on this topic some more.
commented 2016-01-23 14:14:21 -0500
“I get told I have a fat ass 20 times a day……….and that’s just from my friends” Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
commented 2016-01-23 13:43:57 -0500
His credentials include a masters degree in business, yet he wants to kill the countries main source of revenue, now that’s rich!
I guess he plans for to use his vast store of scientific knowledge in the study of UFO propulsion systems and apply it to our own energy needs, that must be it.
Notice how much like a group of corrupt construction gangsters they looked like during the press conference?
The ungrateful Franc-a-phony.

But again…I say it will be built, there are just too many economic advantages for the province to pass this up, they’re just flexing because of some sour grapes.
commented 2016-01-23 13:01:17 -0500
@ Zia Karl commented 25 mins ago
Ezra – today’s Globe and Mail disagrees with you and says “virtually” no oil comes to Quebec from foreign sources therefore Quebec is not being anti-Canadian. Quebec refineries get “virtually” all their oil from North American sources according to the Globe. And you say?
Actually there is some truth to your comment.

They get most of their oil from countries that either finance or sponsor terror.

Countries with horrific treatment of people.

Saudi actually advertised for “beheaders” last year as they were running short.

Saudi finances terror.

Nigeria is a despotic nation with terrbile human rights records.

And the beat goes on.

Every oil source for eastern Canada also has horrible environmental / no environmental policy – it is commonly known as “blood oil”.

Conversely North American oil come from one of two countries – both with rule of law, the highest environmental standards in the world and can be considered “ethical” oil.

Eastern Canadians finance terror almost every time they fill up at the pumps.

Mid east countries finance the “anti-oil” movement in Canada.

And while I cannot prove it it is my opinion that it is possible even the trudeau family sees money – potentially through iran – who have very close ties through the gay boy’s brother – Sacha – who is paid by iran to produce movies of a positive “out look”.

Nothing I have written above cannot be found through simple internet research – however no one is willing to go and see for themselves.

As for kebec – that waste of skin province with more than 90% of the population being a waste of skin as well – may not receive oil – but they are happy to take the cash.

Fuck ’em!
commented 2016-01-23 12:24:28 -0500
Ezra – today’s Globe and Mail disagrees with you and says “virtually” no oil comes to Quebec from foreign sources therefore Quebec is not being anti-Canadian. Quebec refineries get “virtually” all their oil from North American sources according to the Globe. And you say?
commented 2016-01-23 11:58:31 -0500
For those that don’t believe that liberals view everything outside of central Canada as colonial outposts to be economically controlled for the benefit of liberals, I would suggest you study the fisheries industry in the maritimes or the now defunct Canada Wheat Board. It will give you all the insight you will need to understand how the liberals have made an art form of manipulating provincial industry to ensure those provinces stay economically indentured to Ottawa and ultimately perpetuating the myth that provinces ‘need’ Ottawa and the liberals.
To those that hold to the idea that ‘in the next election with the right leader’ conservatives will again win control of the government, I will go on record right now: the cadre of extreme leftists hiding behind Trudeau will make sure that the bloated bureaucracy and government regulation will be so entrenched and intrusive that even if Margaret Thatcher herself was our prime minister it will be impossible to undo the leftist quagmire. We already have Trudeau on record this election saying he will institute electoral reform doing away with ‘first past the post’ for ‘proportional representation’. While this is not a completely bad idea the devil is always in the details with liberals. We can all be certain that any electoral reforms will be designed and/or rigged to benefit liberals not Canada.
So once again Albertans are faced with a choice. The same choice our parents and grandparents faced. Stay in confederation or separate? The notion of Alberta separation is hardly a new idea and it is most certainly not the easy path, but, to quote my late Dad, “it is time to shit or get off the pot”. Albertans either accept that it is time to take matters into our own hands, to which there is no guarantee of success, or, accept that Albertan interests are secondary to liberal Ottawa interests and just ‘go along to get along’
As for me personally, I would choose to honor the example of my Alberta homesteading family forbearers. I would choose to take the uncertain path and work hard to build a better independent Alberta rather than take the easy path and become an Ottawa liberal indentured Alberta.
commented 2016-01-23 10:15:07 -0500
Coderre toe Wall: take it in the ear you prairie chicken, I got four million votes you got one million and I got Trudeau. You’re nothing, know your place.
commented 2016-01-23 08:15:35 -0500
Ezra the Frebch don’t think their shit stinks! You know that right.
commented 2016-01-23 05:56:13 -0500
Don’t worry about equalization. The way things are going Alberta will be getting equalization from Quebec. I will be interesting to see how they react then. Bet they will have no difficulty modifying the formula in their favor.
commented 2016-01-23 01:48:53 -0500
Coderre is right about one thing, and we should be thanking him fo that one thing. Mayor Coderre is not the first “equalization truther,” radical separatists like Parizeau have pulled the same stunt, because it’s good for a lot of low-information votes. More Canadians should familiarize themselves with the original equalization scam, they called it the National Program. The Maritimes were milked dry in the interest of developing Upper and Lower Canada, their industries migrated to central Canada on the gravy train, and they still haven’t recovered from this robbery. It appears that Alberta and Saskatchewan will be the next big victims. Throughout Canadian history, there has been one and only one consistently big winner in equalization, Lower Canada. Remember what started the American Revolution? Coderre, in all his ignorance and arrogance, has given our country another big nudge toward our own Revolution and, for that, we should sincerely thank him.
commented 2016-01-23 00:55:27 -0500
Let them separate from Canada…
Put the separatist frogs on an Indian Reservation, then give the province to the Indians.
Then, like we have the Canadian Indian Act, set up a Canadian Frog Act and give the frogs tax exempt status to stay on the frog reserve. Problem solved. :)

commented 2016-01-23 00:52:20 -0500
Environmental concerns coming from a complete imbecile who had no problem dumping BILLIONS of LITRES of RAW SEWAGE into the St. Lawrence River. Mayor Denis Coderre and his former cronies also had no problem putting their GREEDY paws on the $73,941,000,000.00 in transfer payments since 2007. Fking useless bottom feeders!!
commented 2016-01-22 22:48:57 -0500
January 22, 2016
Dear Diary;
My political antenna is so finely tuned that I’m picking up the faint hint that there may be a handful of far right warmongering extremists who think that I should be just a tad more stern with ISIS but, while the nannies are watching the kids, Sophie, who surfs the information super roadway to shop on the interweb, has just reminded me that ISIS stands for “Interweb Shopping Is Safe” and that’s why I shouldn’t bomb them. I don’t know why B.O. doesn’t understand that, I mean, I love him like a brother and all, but sometimes he seems a bit dim.
Just lately it seems that my media pals aren’t being as nice to me as they should to be, which is strange since Gerald’s supposed to be on top of them. I know what I’ll do, there’s a luncheon scheduled for today here in Davos, naturally I’m the host (of course) so I’ll close it off to Canadian reporters. If reporters have nothing to report then that’ll teach them a lesson they won’t soon forget, after all, it’s not as if they can make things up. Also, if Gerald lets me sit next to you-know-who then I won’t be worrying about some snoopy reporter catching me playing footsy under the table with her.
Gerald has just told me that I’ve to do something else too. He said it’s a new beginning for Canada. I’ve been saying that all along Gerry. Try to keep up. Oh, that’s the name of the event, sorry Gerry. What the heck, I’ll close that one off to them as well. There’s no point in coming across as being too transparent.
commented 2016-01-22 22:48:06 -0500
London resident, we can separate despite the ndp, we can have our own referendum, without the blessings of a government, people have to understand that its citizens are not beholden to a government it’s the other way around. We have such a slave like mentality towards authorities that we feel that we are not allowed to speak against them.
If there was a petition circulated around Alberta and more than 50% of the people signed it ,what would that mean ,I wonder?
commented 2016-01-22 22:24:00 -0500
Quebec may someday take a third kick at the separation referendum can. How many tries would it take for Sask or Alberta? How about both at the same time? Now THAT would be quite a powerhouse, eh? After 2019 when the Albertans get rid of the NDP, I mean.
commented 2016-01-22 22:10:00 -0500
I live in Ontario, but first I am a Canadian, and I say that it’s about time that the provinces stop behaving like two fleas arguing over which one of them owns the dog.
commented 2016-01-22 21:56:36 -0500
How much more evidence does the west need. Bullies and tyrants are running everything nowadays. They all hate us.
Cut em off. I don’t understand why we put up with this crap, remember there is more of us than them.
commented 2016-01-22 20:40:58 -0500
A Lefty would say; Free Speech, isn’t free of consequences. Okay!! CUUUUT!!!
commented 2016-01-22 20:37:24 -0500
There is a 14 minute video at CutThemOff.ca
Ezra nails it again!
commented 2016-01-22 20:26:03 -0500
I agree, stop the flow of cash to Quebec. Too bad NDP control Alberta . Alberta could hold some real economic power.