November 05, 2015

TransCanada cancels Cacouna port after foreign funded activists say it would "kill beluga whales"

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

TransCanada pipelines has cancelled its port project in Cacouna, Quebec, one that was part of its $12B Energy East pipeline proposal.

It would have created 14,000 construction jobs alone, and been a big win for Canada's ethical oil industry.

But of course, foreign-funded environmentalists said the port would somehow kill beluga whales.

But there’s been a port in Cacouna for 34 years. Ships things out like pulp and paper products, ships things in like cement. No environmental whack-jobs have ever opposed those. I guess belugas can tell if it’s an oil ship, as opposed to a cement ship.

It looks like the jobs of environmental lobbyists are more important than the jobs of Quebec longshoremen and construction workers.

But with Justin Trudeau in office, Quebeckers don’t need real jobs. They can all just get hand-outs and transfer payments.


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commented 2015-11-06 13:31:26 -0500
To be brief, this country is fucked!
commented 2015-11-06 12:33:26 -0500
Eileen McRae said, “The west needs to take a serious look at secession from Canada.”
I am behind that 100%. Lets get it started.
commented 2015-11-06 11:43:54 -0500
Eileen McRae said, “The west needs to take a serious look at secession from Canada.”

I second that.
commented 2015-11-06 11:43:02 -0500
@ Darryl – What do you mean that we will be out of the race in another 3 1/2 years?
commented 2015-11-06 10:31:12 -0500
yet they continue to run tankers full of opec oil down the st lawrence sea way, guess thats different. Que and ont are trying to get the rest of us involved in a race to the bottom. to hell with them we will be out of the race in another 3 1/2 years
commented 2015-11-06 09:04:26 -0500
Agenda 21, I’m afraid that we’re already there. God help us.
commented 2015-11-06 08:44:13 -0500
The cancellation of this port is Quebec’s disaster with the major job losses involved! Why worry about Quebec? The west needs to take a serious look at secession from Canada. Either form your own country or become states of the USA. Whining and complaining will not fix the problem. Only action will.
commented 2015-11-05 20:31:43 -0500
Since Quebec is in Ottawa maybe we should put Canada in Alberta.
commented 2015-11-05 20:25:03 -0500
It’s just staggering, the amount of economic growth being sabotaged by ‘progressive’ regimes in Canada now.
And all because the dimwits in control have been taken in by the biggest hoax in the history of mankind: AGW
If this pernicious hoax is not soon exposed and defeated, there won’t be enough left of Canada to spit on.

Search “Call it the mystery of the missing thermometers” and read the article by Richard Foot. The hoax exposed.
commented 2015-11-05 19:45:31 -0500
Sam… The thing to understand is that this whole Beluga Whale scenario is a Crock Of B.S…. The port facility, as has been noted numerous times, is already in use and has been for many years without killing them… Indeed the north shore of the St. Lawrence has several old ports shipping everything from lumber and ore to pulp, and the Belugas natural home is in much colder waters from Labrador to the High Arctic…
commented 2015-11-05 18:07:56 -0500
I really don’t understand why people think that whales are so special. Except for the one singular fact that whales are an endangered species, they are no different than any other mammal.
commented 2015-11-05 17:52:18 -0500
Pat Kelly said, “Wonder how there going to feel when their government jobs and pensions are threatened.”

It won’t matter to the rest of us at that point because their jobs are the most protected. It would take a complete collapse of taxable income for that to happen, which means unemployment skyrocketing.
commented 2015-11-05 17:47:59 -0500
You need the people who make wealth in order for the people to take wealth.

I am really getting sick and tired of these eco-assholes.
commented 2015-11-05 17:34:24 -0500
Andy Neimers – We can only hope. By the time Alberta Terminates, with Extreme Prejudice, the NDP parasites in our midst, if the US Government is Pro Reality and True Human Progress, we will get the Keystone Pipeline Built and can shut off all Oil transfers to or from the West or East Coast. Perfect time to eject from Canada, I’d wager that a Republican Government would welcome an fossil fuel empire as a 51st State, or we could just erase the Alberta Montana Border and become North Texas . :-)
commented 2015-11-05 17:10:53 -0500
Don’t worry, The West will experience a similar job killer if The Boy Wonder sticks to his campaign promise made in Vancouver – ban tanker traffic on the north west B.C. coast… It’s ironic to contemplate that in two years the Americans will have a new president friendly to development of natural resources and that country will be booming, while we will be taxing ourselves to death and building more bird and bat killing wind farms…
commented 2015-11-05 16:50:17 -0500
Art Carruthers
It’s time to tell the lazy east to fuck off. I’m fed up with giving them all our hard worked for money. If they want to beat on the west tell them to go it alone.

It’s long past time. It should have been done years and years ago.
commented 2015-11-05 16:47:32 -0500
Those welfare bums didn’t want jobs anyway. They always turn down every chance of becoming a successful province. Can the rest of Canada have a referendum removing Quebec from our Confederation and repatriate them with France.
Vive le Québec libre, s’il vous plaît!
commented 2015-11-05 16:30:23 -0500
The fear of Liberalism, a real thing, not a phobia, this canceling of the Pipeline proves it.

There used to be an old saying, "If your car is running well, don’t try to fix it’. It is a pity that the people of Canada did not think of this, before they voted. Canada ‘was’ running well.
commented 2015-11-05 16:07:22 -0500
It’s time to tell the lazy east to fuck off. I’m fed up with giving them all our hard worked for money. If they want to beat on the west tell them to go it alone.
commented 2015-11-05 15:47:03 -0500
Beluga whales won’t get kill by the port…but soon they will drink a lot of shit coming from Montreal’s sewer!
commented 2015-11-05 15:43:45 -0500
and so it begins…
commented 2015-11-05 15:43:40 -0500
Sunshine and lollipops for everybody. Prince Justin found the money tree behind 24 Sussex just where Daddy left it. In the immortal words of the closest comparison i could find, Ringo Starr “Peace and Love”
commented 2015-11-05 15:41:34 -0500
The left and their activist friends are going ruin this country. Wonder how there going to feel when their government jobs and pensions are threatened.
commented 2015-11-05 15:25:23 -0500 is already bragging about this is only the beginning.
commented 2015-11-05 15:18:47 -0500
Instead we fund islamic terror by purchasing mid-east oil.
commented 2015-11-05 15:18:43 -0500
Ezra,it’s time for west-fed.
commented 2015-11-05 15:17:27 -0500
A big problem letting those activists win. Once they do they will do it over and over.
commented 2015-11-05 15:16:23 -0500
This is really bad. TCPL bails on a $12B project. Shell just walked away from a $2B project in Alberta.

I’ve said it a few times, the global economy is a ticking time bomb and Simpleton Trudeau is the designated bag holder.

Here come the tax hikes – which would you prefer, a 10% payroll hike, a 20% HST or both. Oh fuck it, let’s do both.

And here we go again, socialists selling the dream and delivering the nightmare!!!