January 20, 2016

"Trudeau economics in one lesson": Kill Northern Gateway, but toss Albertans an infrastructure handout

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

So Justin Trudeau says he cares so much about Alberta’s economic situation, that he’s looking at spending a billion dollars in infrastructure projects to get the province moving again.

Trudeau is also contemplating giving a billion dollars to a single Quebec company, Bombardier.

But here’s the thing. Albertans are not, by nature, whiny crony capitalists like at Bombardier. Alberta just needs to be left alone. If Trudeau really wanted to help Alberta, he's stop blocking the Northern Gateway Pipeline.

Of course, he can’t legally block the pipeline — it’s been approved. So he’s banning any oil tankers off the B.C. coast that would export ethical oil from Canada.

To please radical environmentalists, he’ll kill a $10 billion construction project and $6 billion a year in oil sales (that will rise to $20 billion when prices recover.)

But he’ll throw a few pennies on the ground for grateful peasants to scramble over. Pennies that those same peasants paid in taxes to begin with.


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commented 2016-01-22 04:02:52 -0500
Refineries need to be built on the coast, so that they can receive incoming oil from foreign countries. This is why there is a refinery in New Brunswick or in Texas.
commented 2016-01-21 19:26:48 -0500
Earl, there is a reason that refineries are not built here, they are money losers. Surely you understand if there was to be money made after investing billions and years to build just one, that they would have built several. It makes no financial sense to build them which is why the big boys have not built them.
commented 2016-01-21 13:17:23 -0500
David Tremblay your an idiot… I am an Albertan but I lived in BC for 4 years I got a job in a saw mill with no experience , I got it because the owners were tired of having the part time call in workers refuse to work if it interfered with the government hand outs . It took me 3 months to pass all the people on that list and get full time work…some had been on call in, for years and I passed them in a few short months. You have 24 hour coffee shop`s that can`t run 24hrs because no one will take the 20.00 per hour to work nights . I manage a company in Alberta and have In the past hired youths from BC ..I do not anymore they never last. I am in my mid 50s now and have never collected unemployment. If Alberta ever did get the so called breaks you talk about, they I am sure were earned. BC doesn’t want more work available for fear you will get thrown off the gravy train and have to earn a living. So just protest anything that might bring work your way. As for dangerous …it`s called technology …newly constructed pipelines are far safer than Rail or tank trucks. Keep making excuses it`s what you do. All we ask is give us back our right to work most of us like to do it. You can`t run a country on spite, and only left wing idiots would force change so fast that there is nothing ready to take it`s place . You might give some thought to why Canada has to import Oil from the real dirty oil countries when we have more than enough here. You might give some thought to where all the money you folk`s are using to finance you protests and what their real reason for giving you the money is . You might look and see that Alberta oil is actually among the cleanest in the world. You may want to check our carbon footprint and compare it to every other country in the world . Basically you might want to pull your head out of your ass but you probably have a doctors note to say you can`t work due to the fact your heads up your ass. I love BC and the 25% of people there who have some common sense . Last thing… I hear how the low dollar is going to bring tourism back from the states….Well it will have to bring an awful lot to offset the money spent in BC by the very Albertans you bash, it`s what has kept your province going for a long time now. People who work coming to spend their hard earned money even though all you ever hear is how bad we are.
commented 2016-01-21 12:24:54 -0500
I don’t think the next challenge to Canadian unity will be from Quebec. I think it is only a matter of time before Western separatism becomes an issue. Well done, Liberals.
commented 2016-01-21 10:54:04 -0500
Trudeau is working his way on becoming the most despised PM ever. He’s a flake.
commented 2016-01-21 08:55:56 -0500
Eastern Canada Lieberals screwing over the West again. PET act two………………….!
commented 2016-01-21 02:54:13 -0500
You Albertans are screwed. Move to Saskatchewan. That is your only hope.
commented 2016-01-21 02:53:45 -0500
Earl refineries take years to build and cost tens of billions and refined product has a shelf life. And we would need pipelines to get that product out, a refinery is useless without a way to send the product out.
commented 2016-01-20 21:58:43 -0500
In the short time that our great Dicktraitor Trudeau has been in office, he has cost Canada a fortune in wasted projects and scams. He spends our money like it is going out of style and God knows how much it is going to cost us, for him to import all his Muslim Brothers, remember 50.000 is just for one year, there will still be three more years to go. In just a few weeks he has proven, what we all knew, he is incapable of handling the position that he holds..

There is only one answer, let us all pray for him now because soon we will not pray for him we shall prey on him.

Keep your head up Justin.
commented 2016-01-20 20:20:16 -0500
Since 1950, Alberta has sent out over 250 Billion. And True Hair Doo is going to “give” us back 1 Billion? Gee thanks…
" Since 1961, Alberta has contributed over $147 billion, while British Columbia only contributed just over $10 billion. Every other province, including Ontario, has stolen this wealth from Alberta. And only one province, Alberta, has always been a net contributor in EVERY year. So much for helping out in bad times."
Here are the actual numbers, in millions of 1990 dollars:
Year Balance Year Balance Year Balance
1961 20 1971 847 1981 23,213
1962 0 1972 931 1982 16,914
1963 95 1973 1,990 1983 8,450
1964 278 1974 8,930 1984 7,145
1965 383 1975 8,363 1985 5,881
1966 516 1976 7,323 1986 2,067
1967 632 1977 7,613 1987 1,430
1968 665 1978 6,755 1988 1,629
1969 1,013 1979 11,397 1989 1,950
1970 917 1980 20,402 TOTAL 147,747
commented 2016-01-20 20:13:19 -0500
This total attack on anything Canadian can be traced to that lying Muslim in Whitehouse. Notice how the American’s are ramping up oil production, well attacking ours relentlessly.
commented 2016-01-20 19:56:21 -0500
And anyone who thinks building refineries in Alberta has not thought things through.

By what method do you ship out the ten to fifteen highly volatile refined products, and where do you ship them … 1500 km across the country? Sounds expensive and a recipe for a disaster on wheels.

Like I said, people who think that refining the oil in Alberta is a good idea have not thought it through.
commented 2016-01-20 19:51:50 -0500
I here he will be getting big $$$ from the biggest communist of all G. Soros.
commented 2016-01-20 19:50:58 -0500
Anyone who thinks that raising taxes on the businesses encourages business is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
commented 2016-01-20 18:55:57 -0500
Edit on my comment, suicide rate is up 30 percent across the province, not just Calgary.
commented 2016-01-20 18:53:17 -0500
I hate to break it to you Evolution, but sadly our country has had unity issues for a long time. It has been the East against the West for many years and continues to be that way, which is evident. It’s also easy to see it from other people, like David Trembley that think having lower taxes is the key to being a prosperous province. Never mind the 56,000 job layoffs in 2015 just between Target and the oil and gas industries. Incase people like David don’t understand what that means, that means 56,000 jobs are gone. Not 56,000 people are fired so new people can get those job. That also doesn’t include the rest of the companies that’s performed layoffs, like Future Shop closing and not telling a single employee, who showed up to work in the morning to locked doors. We are not the only province that has suffered or is suffering, but don’t go to ignorance and being uneducated, and know that the problems we are facing currently are VERY real and are causing VERY real consiquences to people in the province. The way people treat each other is a joke and I completely blame it on the way they’ve been raised, their lack of actual education, (blogs don’t count as research). It is not a case of just going out and finding another job. If you don’t live here and aren’t in the struggle of trying to find work HERE then you have zero input and zero business pretending that you know what’s going on here and happening to the people in Alberta. The Suicide rate is up 30%, just in Calgary alone, as a direct relation of the job market and lack of work, which works out to over 300 people just between January and July of 2015. Why? Because people have not been able to find work for over a year, EI has run out, their savings have run out, no one can sell their houses to even try and walk away from their homes with SOMETHING. The cost of living here is high, and despite the current crisis, the cost of living isn’t going down. People can’t even sell their stuff at Pawn shops because pawn shops are starting to decline business as no one is buying anything. So stop pretending like you know everything that is going on here because of the few bullshit, one sided, emotion/opinion fueled blogs that are not based of facts or real people. This is why our country is separated. Everyone has their own problems, their own issues and our own crises and no one seems to give a shit on either side.
commented 2016-01-20 18:44:34 -0500
Alberta has to help itself by building refineries on the tar sands to convert the tar sands into synthetic crude. These refineries will create Canadian jobs for Canadians, increase economic development and prevent another Enbridge, Kalamazoo River disaster.
commented 2016-01-20 18:25:22 -0500
Justin is bad for Canada, but so are the Oil companies. They should be forced to have enough refineries in Canada operating and pipe line to supply Canada without imports. But here we are now wanting to reverse line 9 Now? we wouldn’t have half the trade deficit we do if we used our own products and made efforts to sell our own products to ourselves. If Justin stands in the way of pipe lines he is a goon. And Not only will Alberata see it, but people in other provinces will see he is as bad as a Russian/American put in charge sabotaging our country. Country Unity will be a huge issue in about 5 years.
commented 2016-01-20 18:25:21 -0500
Justin is bad for Canada, but so are the Oil companies. They should be forced to have enough refineries in Canada operating and pipe line to supply Canada without imports. But here we are now wanting to reverse line 9 Now? we wouldn’t have half the trade deficit we do if we used our own products and made efforts to sell our own products to ourselves. If Justin stands in the way of pipe lines he is a goon. And Not only will Alberata see it, but people in other provinces will see he is as bad as a Russian/American put in charge sabotaging our country. Country Unity will be a huge issue in about 5 years.
commented 2016-01-20 18:19:47 -0500
Contributes to the narrative of dependency on the state. In Trudeau’s election promises of expenditures on infrastructure don’t forget that included “social infrastructure”.
commented 2016-01-20 18:04:37 -0500
Junior actually believes that he is doing something here! It’s the liberal shell game that the liberals play so well with our money.
commented 2016-01-20 17:53:15 -0500
Canada’s Prime Miscreant is certainly going to block Canad’s sale of oil through Kitimat with his banning of tankers. BUT, in deference to his Muslim Terrorist friends, he allows oil tankers on the East Coast. This subhuman’s brains must all be lodged in the little tow of his leftist foot! He does not have the qualifications to run a kindergarten.

Oh, yes, 39% of Canada’s population voted for him – the druggies, the artsy-fartsies, the something-for-nothing gang, and other ne’er do wells or those who want to ride on the backs of hard-working Canadians!
commented 2016-01-20 17:47:14 -0500
It is not just a few environmentalists that don’t want the oil to be delivered in such a dangerous way, it is the entire province of British Columbia. How about a quick reality check Alberta…you are still one of the most prosperous provinces in Canada where its residents pay the lowest taxes but they continue to whine every day that Trudeau is out to get them. Stop whining Alberta, you have it amazingly good compared to almost everywhere else in the world!!!!!!
commented 2016-01-20 17:33:16 -0500
commented 2016-01-20 17:32:47 -0500
so keep on bailing out alberta all time again
commented 2016-01-20 17:15:22 -0500
January 20, 2016
Dear Diary;
It was fun being in New Brunswick. I think we should have all our cabinet meetings there; after all, sometimes Ottawa can be distracting with stuff always going on and people asking questions. Yes, it was a bit of a bummer learning, while I was visiting that mosque, that we weren’t welcome at the anti-ISIS meeting in Paris for some reason. Still, I got my spirits lifted at that nice resort, the one that common Canadians can’t afford now that I’m helping them. I just said that “We are hopeful, optimistic, resilient, forward-looking, hard working, and nowhere is that clearer than right here in [check cue card] New Brunswick”. Then everyone cheers because I mention the name of the place. Gawd, my people are so stupid, they cheer at anything.
But now we’re off to the Alps somewhere (must remember to change my cue card). This time it’s to talk about money to celebrities, but also to teach them how I achieved getting so many gals into Gerald’s cabinet. Between you and me, it was actually easier than trying to figure out who’s most qualified. The secret is just find a female and stuff her in. It’s like the time I stuffed Kirsti Duncan in as Minister of Science, and Dr. Michael Rasminsky at McGill University says, aside from her lying about being a Nobel Peace Prize winning Laureate, “this is the most curious appointment since Caligula named his horse as consul”. I mean, so? Who cares?
commented 2016-01-20 17:11:08 -0500
i thought harper got rid those pennies!
commented 2016-01-20 17:05:08 -0500
Justin is leaving the west very little option than to secede and get away from the socialist dogma of the east which has raped the west forever. The east is content to sit back and get welfare payments in the form of equalization rather than develop their own resources. There is oil and gas as well as minerals which are virtually untapped in Quebec The ring of fire area in Ontariowe which could be developed. Hydro also could provide a lot of energy if developed at a far cheaper solution than the scam of wind power. Also why is the governments stupidity in climate change going to be another rash of taxation that will cripple our economy. Even if climate is true is Canada with only !.5% of global emissions going to do any good. I do not believe that climate change is any risk that humanity can change anyway.
commented 2016-01-20 17:03:22 -0500
I love the 3D topology animation. Cool.

I think the Trans Mountain Pipeline ( @transmtn ) would be a better strategic answer than the Keystone XL pipeline ( @transcanada ).
It’s more versatile to ship oil to various asian countries etc, than be solely tied to the whims of the American political system.
It’s all about leverage and options.

commented 2016-01-20 16:51:42 -0500
I wonder what Prime Minister Butts thinks about this.

And when is SOAFY Trudeau going to sing again?? That was wonderful stuff. I threw up in my mouth only once.