June 22, 2015

Fact-checking Notley's claim that Keystone XL would cost "tens of thousands of Alberta jobs"

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It's pretty obvious that Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and her new NDP government don't understand the province's biggest industry.

Here's her latest gaffe: stating that Keystone XL pipeline will cost Alberta jobs and send them to Texas.

In my report, I prove that this simply isn't true.

And by the way:

Why is Notley so worked up about this particular pipeline, when she claims to be in favour of building other ones?



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commented 2016-01-12 07:46:00 -0500
Alberta exports both synthetic crude oil and unprocessed bitumen (called diluted bitumen in the industry). So Ezra is not accurate when he says they are the same thing. Having said that, Notley is wrong on her assertion that sending unprocessed bitumen to the US will cost jobs in Alberta. These are imaginery jobs as they only exist if huge expensive risky upgraders are built……however no private firms are willing to go that route (re: Suncor Energy/Total cancellation of the Voyageur project) as it is considered far too risky.
commented 2015-12-18 19:01:35 -0500
Keystone XL would export crude oil to be processed and resold as a value added product in the US. By keeping our crude in Canada and turning into value products does make a lot more sense.
commented 2015-06-24 18:31:40 -0400
We’re already counting the days until we can put out the trashy NDP government in AB. It’s a mental health thing! Notely hasn’t a clue how to run a government, but she sure knows which anti-oil terrorists to hire on staff. Her government will be a flash in the pan. It’s just too bad that those of us who didn’t vote for this loon will have to suffer too.
commented 2015-06-24 08:40:20 -0400
There is no one in the Alberta NDP that has a balanced life experience. They are all severely imbalanced in one of life’s major items, namely real economics. They have Zero concept of how a society’s wealth is really created, namely by the industriousness of it’s people, collectively as industry. For them, money and wealth come from government. We have a nightmare in Alberta.
commented 2015-06-24 08:21:14 -0400
I predict Notley will be a one term Premier! She has already over spent 1 billion in she budget she wants to bring down in Alberta! But they are forecasting Mulclair will tell her to not bring her budget down till after the Federal election so Mulclair looks better. Already the NDP are misleading the Albertan’s! A cover up on Notley’s first budget!
commented 2015-06-23 16:02:16 -0400
“We will end up sitting on the worlds largest oil reserves” Which the Americans will come in and take for next to nothing. Obama already said, part, only part of his opposition to Keystone XL was to prevent Canada from getting world prices for our oil.
commented 2015-06-23 13:37:44 -0400
Fraser, I did vote Wildrose, and my candidate got elected. Actually, even with the Wildrose defection debacle, the Wildrose actually gained seats (from the pre-defection total) in this past election. Unfortunately, too many people protested the wrong way, or voted “strategically”, or just bought the MSM-party-line (fearmongering against Wildrose).

As far as a PST in Alberta goes, it’s been a matter of provincial pride that we are the only province in Canada to not have a provincial sales tax… and Notley knows it. If she wants to commit political suicide, she’ll implement one…. and never, ever be elected again.
commented 2015-06-23 11:52:55 -0400
We are so lucky to have Ezra deciphering what those politicians are saying. It is a disaster that this NDP won the elections not only for Alberta but also for the rest of Canada. It should have been a win for the Wild Rose Party!
commented 2015-06-23 10:18:30 -0400
It’s “opposite day” in Alberta. Actually, the next four years will be “opposite day” every day. So, anything that will create jobs, is now called something that will cost jobs. Anything that saves tax dollars, will be called something that will cost tax dollars. Anything that is bad for the economy, will now be called something that is good for the economy. I know it’s confusing, but soon everyone will catch on, and this game will be enjoyed by everyone in the media across Canada, and those who want to join in the fun with the NDP in Alberta.
commented 2015-06-23 01:36:57 -0400
BC is a great place to visit to be sure. Christie is doing fairly well on mining, and if some of the LNG stuff gets through it will be a boon for BC. Heck with Notely in Alberta, watch BC get a boost , albeit temporary and not entirely honestly won.
If these meetings between Notely and Christie go well , all bets are off, for obvious reasons. I have been giving Christie some credit of late, but if she falls in with Notely, she’s done.
commented 2015-06-22 23:18:17 -0400
I’m on vacation in the okanagan for 2weeks and as much as I’d like to stay, I have to return to Alberta to build pipelines and fight for our country’s prosperity. What a bunch of idiots that I didn’t vote for (and I voted). We will end up sitting on the worlds largest oil reserves
commented 2015-06-22 23:02:26 -0400
Terry, even though BC is a fabulously gorgeous province, there are three things about it that I could not deal with, 1) Vancouver is very left wing, 2) Vancouver is a terribly expensive place to live, 3) there are not that many jobs out there.
commented 2015-06-22 22:27:38 -0400
More great news…….for BC. Come’on Alberta, time to come home to BC.
commented 2015-06-22 21:52:27 -0400
Yvette, the one think Albertans have made clear, both left and right, is that the do not want a PST tax no way no how. If Notley introduces the PST to Alberta she may have more troubles on her hands than she can handle. That’s just my observation. As an Albertan I am already on the edge between anger and depression.
commented 2015-06-22 20:19:48 -0400
Fraser & Peter: You are both so right. Here, in Mb, we have a deficit of $422M & a $33B debt with the NDP running the gov’t for almost 15 yrs. Fraser, there is most probably another tax to hit Albertans with & that’s the PST. Sellinger was not happy with the 7% tax we had….. oh no, he hiked it another point, even though when campaigning he said he would put it to the people by way of a referendum. Say anything to get elected & once you’re in, do the opposite.
commented 2015-06-22 19:37:29 -0400
Fraser, it certainly does appear at this point that any control conservatives had in keeping Canada from taking a nose dive down the economic toilet is slipping away fast. Both economic engines of Canada, Ontario and Alberta, are now in the process of being destroyed. That leaves Saskatchewan as the only hope. 3 years, 8 months and a smattering of days.
commented 2015-06-22 19:30:10 -0400
What bothers me more that the NDP’s … and Liberal’s, shall we politely say “creative”, use of the truth is that the main stream media’s conscious and very deliberate selective reporting. Anything negative about what the NDP government is doing or has said is not reported or is reported incorrectly to present a positive view. The left in Canada seems to be out of control.
commented 2015-06-22 19:24:53 -0400
Albertans are you ready to vote Wild Rose yet.
Canadians are you ready to vote NDP just look at Alberta to see what’s in your future.
a green energy tax a carbon base tax a rise in the gas tax a rise in electricity tax a rise in airport tax, a rise in Alberta’s dept , a rise in un-employment a shrinking tax base as workers leave when the Tar Sands close, useless and expensive wind mills all over the place blighting the Rocky Mountains killing birds by the thousands then vote NDP Canadians
commented 2015-06-22 18:53:50 -0400
Since when did any NDP government (or leadership, for that matter) ever tell the truth, or even have their facts correct? BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Nova Scotia can testify to how well their NDP “leadership” had all the facts laid out correctly…