April 26, 2016

Monte Solberg: Trudeau could — and should — make the ENVIRONMENTAL case for pipelines

Brian LilleyRebel Co-Founder
 

Former Conservative cabinet minister Monte Solberg came on to talk about why Trudeau should embrace pipeline construction -- and not just because it would create jobs and boost the economy.

I point out to Solberg that he sounds like he's been reading Ezra Levant's books about fracking and "ethical oil."

Listen to his response...

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commented 2016-04-26 15:15:22 -0400
And yes Peter I said I support protecting water but I want moderation in taxes for a society. I do not want green energy scams since they are used for revenue. Society should instead concentrate on improving the lives of the average people.

You can have P3s and private business doing green energy and government teaming up in infrastructure projects.

Why not have that?

That is the one thing I will praise Harper for.

I do not care for green energy scams like carbon taxes and cap and trade.
commented 2016-04-26 15:12:22 -0400
@ John – “It is the party I oppose.”

Fair enough.
commented 2016-04-26 15:11:26 -0400
@ Eileen McRae

I agree with your assessment. Which makes me wonder why Justie does not support the pipeline as then the revenue to Ottawa will be greater. I guess there is no accounting for his stupidity.
commented 2016-04-26 15:08:47 -0400
And yes I believe all the parties I support want pipelines like the East-West especially the nationalist Canadian Action party but I am not anti-conservative but anti-Conservative party. One does not have to support a party to hate an ideology. It is the party I oppose.
commented 2016-04-26 15:08:43 -0400
John said, “But I work in Information Technology in networking.”

Yes, so did I, when I had a job before the socialist/wanna be communists, the Alberta NDP, destroyed the Alberta economy.

John said, "I just do not support the Conservative party since they view tax cuts as the only solution to everything … "

That’s fine. Tax cuts are good, but whatever you like John, that is why we have different parties in Canada. If you like tax increases like the Liberals and NDP lust for, then vote for them. I like paying less taxes.

“The names of the parties are the United Party, the Progressive Canadian Party and the Canadian Action party. Look them up.”

Sure. Will do. I’ll give them a shake.
commented 2016-04-26 15:07:12 -0400
By that notion I am opposed to Trudeau just as much as Harper.
commented 2016-04-26 15:04:26 -0400
Well I do not believe the mainstream solve anything.

Which is why I have three memberships.

I think that spells enough why I have them.

That doesn’t change the fact that one major party replaced by another is basically the same. As I have observed through my entire life, I have noticed that the parties have gotten closer and closer ideologically speaking. That proves enough to want a fourth if not fifth party in the House of Commons.

I am opposed to carbon taxes and green energy schemes since that will not create a large job sector.

I agree with having oil but not to build a 21st century economy.

Russia is building massive space programs. That is what I mean.

I think I have proven my point.

I do not believe in mainstream politics. It is too adversarial and it is why I have been a minor party supporter since 2009.
commented 2016-04-26 15:00:48 -0400
Approving pipelines would not play into the Liberals’ agenda of making the West pay for making money and for becoming a little more powerful than the elite of the East! The West needs to be taken down a notch or two! This is the perfect way to make them pay! Hold them hostage to your whims and fanciful wishes!
commented 2016-04-26 15:00:29 -0400
John said, "One can be for new industries in the transition phase from oil to other fuels which can include oil in the short term. "

When the technology is invented to replace oil for all the products oil makes, then the change over need to be made slowly. However, the technology is not there yet.

“I am nationalist, a member of the Canadian Action party. "

Yea, so you have said several times over. Got it the first time.

" … because a nation that has surrendered its manufacturing ability … "

Your assumption is wrong. Canada has not surrendered its manufacturing ability. Natural resource extraction and manufacturing go hand in glove one with the other. However, Wynne has demolished the manufacturing industry in Ontario.

“The Liberals use free trade and want more agreements.”

Nope. They are against it except in the case for China. You really need to familiarize yourself with the the Justin Trudeau Liberals because they are not the Liberals of years ago when they actually did support free trade.

“They have stated they want a balance of diplomacy and keeping war as an option. "

Yes, the want diplomacy … diplomacy with ISI for whom no negotiation is possible. But they are anti-war. Read up on these new Trudeau Liberals. You will see this is the case.

“Sounds to me that they sure did not keep their promise of open and accountable government. "

That is the cookie cutter line of the Liberals and CBC (though those two are inseparable and indistinguishable one from the other). If you look for articles beyond the socialist media, you will find they were open and transparent. But my guess is that you do not want the truth, just your spoon fed anti-Conservative propaganda.

Look, John, you are just spouting the left propaganda. Go deeper. Do real research. When you do, you will find that the Conservatives were not the evil government you are indoctrinated to believe they were. Then do deeper research in to your lover, the Trudeau government, and you will find his government is what you accuse the Conservatives of being, of what you have been indoctrinate to believe that the Conservatives were, except the Liberals are far worse.
commented 2016-04-26 14:00:44 -0400
But I work in Information Technology in networking. One can have preferences. I just do not support the Conservative party since they view tax cuts as the only solution to everything like war as the only solution to conflicts. The same with oil being the only solution to energy policy. I want a middle right party. That is why I have memberships in several parties, with a few of them being progressive conservative, centrist and the other one being economically nationalist!

The names of the parties are the United Party, the Progressive Canadian Party and the Canadian Action party.

Look them up. I think any one of these parties could be a formidable party in the House of Commons.
commented 2016-04-26 13:57:48 -0400
Also oil did cause the mass fluctuations in Canada’s currency. We needed diversification.

Energy stocks were all over the place during Harper tenure.

Also socialist is a thrown around word for demonization.

I think by my comments I want an alternative which can gain favour among Canadians and can be a new addition to siphon votes from the other parties so as to allow for perpetual minority governments.

That is my intention.

I think many would want such a scenario.
commented 2016-04-26 13:53:49 -0400
One can be for new industries in the transition phase from oil to other fuels which can include oil in the short term.

As for war, the only party calling for war and they did want the war in Libya were the Conservatives and I feel every party with representation wanted that war.

As for Syria and Iraq, Harper wanted that but one could conclude that the war violates international law and national sovereignty of the Assad administration.

I am nationalist, a member of the Canadian Action party. For me the dichotomy between tax cuts and taxes is a misnomer because we lost manufacturing in the 90’s and 2000’s and replaced it with service industry and more industries using basic fuels out West when the whole premise of using basic energy to replace manufacturing is kind of sad because a nation that has surrendered its manufacturing ability has nothing to produce and is basically relying on service industries. What good can come from that?!

And yes the definition of centrism is a mixture of left wing and right wing policies. The Liberals use free trade and want more agreements. They have stated they want a balance of diplomacy and keeping war as an option. They want slightly more social program. That is the definition of centrism. Look it up.

Even the idea of perceptions to the Canadian people will be interpreted as the Conservatives being corrupt and they alienated 60% of the Canadian electorate. They wanted all messages to pass through the PMO. Sounds to me that they sure did not keep their promise of open and accountable government.

But I work in Information Technology in networking. One can have preferences. I just do not support the Conservative party since they view tax cuts as the only solution to everything like war as the only solution to conflicts. The same with oil being the only solution to energy policy. I want a middle right party. That is why I have memberships in several parties, with a few of them being progressive conservative, centrist and the other one being economically nationalist!
commented 2016-04-26 13:39:35 -0400
John, there are so many things that are outright bullshit about your comment, where do I begin.

John said, “Trudeau shouldn’t cave into the oil lobby otherwise he’d have to do the same for every other industry.”

How is approving the Pipeline East or any other pipeline “caving” into the oil lobbyists? It is economic sense. John, are you employed?

John said, "It is already known that the Conservative party is the tax cut party and the oil party and the war party. "

1) tax cuts are good, John. Only a socialist idiot would think that tax cuts are bad. Are you a socialist, John? Socialists hatre tax cut and love it when others are taxed high as the socialists are usually living off of the government.

2) It was the Liberals that sent Canada to war all throughout history. Check you history, John. John, your comment is a lie. The Liberals are the “war party”, not the Conservatives.

3)Yup, the Conservatives are the oil party because they know that is a good source of revenue. Your mistake here is the usual envirowhacko/socialist comment that oil is bad. Oil is not bad.

John, do you use any products that contain plastic? John, do you drive a car and/or take public transit, do any flying, heat your home, use any machinery at all, have a computer? All of those use oil or are made all or part from oil.

“When you are a centrist party … "

I assume you are referring to the current Trudeau Liberals? They are far from centrist. They are far left, even left of the NDP.
commented 2016-04-26 13:27:51 -0400
Of course, the Conservative party has no party to merge with this time. Such a party is doomed to remain out of power for a long time to come. Perhaps newer and better alternatives can come from such a negative party!
commented 2016-04-26 13:21:44 -0400
Trudeau shouldn’t cave into the oil lobby otherwise he’d have to do the same for every other industry. It is already known that the Conservative party is the tax cut party and the oil party and the war party. They have no other issues besides those three.

When you are a centrist party, you tend to be more broad and more open and more apt to being more open-minded and pragmatic which Canada needs.

Such a narrow party is doomed to stay out of power for 8 to 13 years much like the 90’s to 2006.
commented 2016-04-26 12:53:12 -0400
Peter Netterville , I agree with you – spot on .
commented 2016-04-26 12:20:59 -0400
Yes, Trudeau could and should make the case for pipelines, but he won’t.

@ M P
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commented 2016-04-26 12:14:11 -0400
Would it hurt Rebel to actually upload a full interview just once, or is Rebel just more interesting
in pimping Premium and preaching to the choir then actually changing hearts are minds?

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