The Rebel.media’s billboard targeting Mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre, is up and it’s 10 feet away from City Hall, so you know he’s seen it.
The billboard reads “You won’t take oil from Alberta or Saskatchewan? Fine. Then, no more oil-related equalization payments for you.”
For a province that’s accepted just over half of total equalization payments throughout time, it’s rich for Coderre to slam a project that will be of massive benefit to Canadians. Quebec’s number one import is oil, which has a price tag of $20 billion. The mayor also cited environmental concerns, but failed to mention that pipelines are the safest way to transport oil.
There are so many reasons to get behind this project, including saving billions of dollars in import costs.
Promoting Energy East means backing Canada’s path to energy independence and by importing American oil while they double production, we’re promoting the energy independence of another country. Quebec’s biggest import is oil.
Canada also imports oil from places like the Middle East, North and West Africa and Mexico. Regions that are considered to be in violation of human rights issues ranging from poor working conditions, prison sentences for online activists, forcing women into sex slavery, the use of child soldiers and the stoning of homosexuals to death.
In stark contrast, the proceeds of importing our hydrocarbons from right here at home would go to enriching the lives of Canadians that have human rights standards that are second to none.
When it comes to our resources, let’s face facts – promoting Canada’s oil and gas industry is in the best interest of the nation.
Canadian hydrocarbons are the most regulated and ethical source and by pushing the narrative that Canadian oil is evil while importing conflict oil from truly evil regimes, that’s just hypocritical.