November 18, 2015

Trudeau's $2.5M federal grant will fund anti-fossil fuel "witch-hunt"

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

The Trudeau government is funding a witch hunt on the energy sector.

The new liberal government just gave a 2.5 million grant to the Parkland Institute at the University of Alberta and their partners at the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives to “examine the corporations and the individuals driving fossil fuel extraction in Western Canada, and their resulting political influence.”

The project is called Mapping the Power of the Carbon Extraction Corporate Resource Sector and it has a huge grant from the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council. That’s a federal government agency that promotes post-secondary research into the humanities.

Parkland’s “Mapping the Power” project is positively Orwellian. The objectives include:

“A systematic mapping of how the carbon-extractive industry is organized, including what companies are involved, who runs them, how they are owned, and how they connect to broader international corporate networks.”; and

“Development of an open source, publicly accessible corporate database and training program for citizens and civil society groups, many of whom will contribute and update data.”

That’s scary stuff.

This is a witch hunt on the western economy and the people who support it and advocate for jobs and Canadian exports.

The Parkland Institute is getting government money, your tax dollars, to document you, the businesses you own or invest in and then make a shareable data base for every crack pot, protester and meddling left wing academic to pester you with.

Would you give Greenpeace, Forest Ethics, Tides, or George Soros your name, address and business info? If the answer is no, then you should be outraged that the Federal Liberals are giving Parkland Institute a big grant to do just that.

 

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commented 2015-11-20 14:13:26 -0500
CHRIS MALLORY you and sean should get a room, probably the same troll anyway.
commented 2015-11-19 15:23:05 -0500
So 39.5 percent of Canadians who voted Liberal have unleashed a monster onto our society. Free reign to impose their ideology on the rest of us. Typical tyrannical Liberals.
commented 2015-11-19 14:05:41 -0500
@deborah Graupner, “The only one who understands what is going on was PM Harper”

Actually, things like the TPP deal – which Harper played a key role in – are pushing Canada in exactly the direction you are concerned about. Removal/reduction of national boundaries is a bipartisan matter, even if the strategies towards achieving that differ somewhat.
commented 2015-11-19 13:50:17 -0500
Great, the libs oppose the sharing of info by security forces through Bill C-51, yet grant left wing think tanks those very rights. Maybe we should know where the rest of the funding for these groups comes from.(and yes, unicorns are real)
commented 2015-11-19 13:03:35 -0500
I think Junior will expose records, because the UN wants to know who to target next, with their propaganda, and they want the media to ensure their lies are continually blasted out, every 15-minutes, to try and brainwash people into to believing that this is the public’s god given right to know. The UN/Liberals use the media to pound home their lies, and to ensure the silence of those whom they don’t want to give a voice to.
commented 2015-11-19 10:45:53 -0500
If any of these bozos calls you and wants to do a survey, they may ask if you want to participate: ask them how much they pay, you know, for the raw material that they want to process into whatever finished product is their goal. Because it is prudent that we are compensated for our intellectual resource.

I get survey takers to hang up on ME.
commented 2015-11-19 10:28:29 -0500
“There’s a level of admiration I actually have for China. Their BASIC DICTATORSHIP is actually allowing them to turn their economy around on a dime.” Surprise, surprise.
commented 2015-11-19 09:39:44 -0500
Chris Mallory. .. Sarcasm,right?
commented 2015-11-19 09:26:05 -0500
Most of those who don’t believe the truth, about the fact that our governments’ are undermining our stability, and modern ways of life, so that we can be taken over by the UN, and their plans of a one world hell, in which we all live in darkness. The only one who understands what is going on was PM Harper, and it took them 10-years to deceive the public, through the leftwing attack parties, and the funneling of money to further their cause through activist unions, to unseat him. All hell is going to break loose now. Keep the faith and you will see God, the God of Israel, who will be sure to seek vengeance on those who are playing God.
commented 2015-11-19 09:17:58 -0500
And Peter, I am always in defence of the best PM that Canada has ever seen, and will ever see again!
commented 2015-11-19 09:16:47 -0500
Sorry Peter, my eyes are getting old and my reading skills seem to be failing me. I just hope that I at least retain understanding!
commented 2015-11-19 09:15:35 -0500
CHRIS that one brain cell you have is getting lonely.
commented 2015-11-19 09:10:14 -0500
chris mallory commented 4 mins ago

That is complete nonsense. The so called GT are nothing but subsidy scams that have been a failure where ever they’ve been tried. Bankrupted entir3e countries, created energy poverty that has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people in the UK. Which is nothing less than genocide.
commented 2015-11-19 08:59:34 -0500
I’m on your side Sean, sunny days indeed. Green technology is at a point now where fossil fuel extraction is not only unnecessary, but foolish. Canada has been an environmental laughingstock for too long. What we finally have are visionary leaders like Notley, Wynne, and Trudeau to show us the proper way to live our lives. We can all learn a lesson from our indigenous brothers and sisters (the true stewards of the land) who are kind enough to share their sacred homeland with us. I’m proud to be a Canadian for the first time in a decade.
commented 2015-11-19 08:58:03 -0500
Privacy?? Not if the Gov’t is after you. A prelude to Nationalization. Next, they’ll sic Revenue Canada after businesses as Obama did in the U.S. for his opponents!
commented 2015-11-19 08:17:36 -0500
Bob – I second that! And yeah, this might be contrary to the Privacy Act. Something to check into.
commented 2015-11-19 02:00:25 -0500
Can we expect otherwise from shiny potty ? There are a lot of Western Separation groups popping up. One on facebook called The Republic of Western Canada already has just under 11,000 members.
commented 2015-11-19 01:09:20 -0500
Weird, it is like my tax dollars going to fund the Southern Poverty Law Center! Comes as no surprise, however, as Gerald Butts was formerly CEO and President of the World Wildlife Fund Canada. Now he is in a position to help his left-wing friends.
commented 2015-11-19 00:24:32 -0500
Thanks for the link Chris…Thanks to Vivien Krause the money trail is very obvious yet the politicians will continue to back the radical environmental agenda every time…
commented 2015-11-19 00:18:42 -0500
@ Robert Hewgill – The biggest decline of the Alberta PC government started when Stelmach took over from Klein. That is not to say that the PCs were perfect before, but only that from Stelmach moving forward, the PCs went on a quick downward spiral to progressivism and corruption.
commented 2015-11-19 00:13:31 -0500
Deborah said, “Peter – PM Harper wasn’t a dictator!”

You are correct, but I said, "Trudeau is already twice the dictator the main stream media falsely claimed Harper to be.

Maybe I could have phrased it better. The MSM claimed Harper was a dictator, but wasn’t, yet Trudeau is twice the dictator that the MSM said Harper was.
commented 2015-11-18 23:41:35 -0500
Well Trudeau should also award a grant to someone to study how the anti-oil industry is being guided by foreign interests and how they have political influence. It would only be fair to have both sides of the story investigated. Someone should apply for a grant to do this.
commented 2015-11-18 21:33:39 -0500
too bad the CPC did not do this with the massive amount of foreign money coming in to support anti-economic development in Canada. But then that would have upset the Left, better to just leave it in place.
How is that working out
commented 2015-11-18 21:22:23 -0500
Trudeau’s operation FULL RETARD is well under way.
commented 2015-11-18 20:24:33 -0500
The corrupt PC’s in Alberta, who are nothing but slow motion NDP’s were also giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Parkland Institute starting with the traitor Stelmach. To lobby the Alberta government to raise royalties on the oil companies, and increase regulation. To the point that out of 94 oil producing jurisdictions in the world for cost and return on capital investment, Alberta is number 93. As I said in another post. Traitors are everywhere.
commented 2015-11-18 20:12:34 -0500
@ Rod Haley. Start here, http://www.genuinewitty.com/ . No BS, insightful and extremely well documented facts and connection charts. Usually winds up the regulars. Sorros, Tides, Rockefeller. Out of country busy bodies, paying big bucks to sway our political agenda using useful idiots. Harper and the CRA only made a feeble attempt at shutting some of this down, which is one of my biggest disappointments of his tenure.
commented 2015-11-18 20:10:06 -0500
Sean , it does matter to the tune of 2.5 million . What ever happened to the poor middle class?