December 19, 2018

Trump or Trudeau: Who would do more for Alberta?

Keean BexteRebel Contributor

It was a sunny day out here in Okotoks, Alberta. At a local store, I asked regular moms and dads who were out doing their Christmas shopping whether or not they think Donald Trump would be treating Alberta's oil and gas sector better than Justin Trudeau.

I also ask them what an independent Alberta looks like to them.

I ask this question all the time at protests but that has a chance of biasing the results. Today, these were just every-day Albertans with no particular political inclination.

I'd wondered if the anger we've been seeing across Alberta was limited to the protesters; maybe just the protesters were angry. Well, as you can see in the video, that couldn’t be farther from the case.

I don’t think the question is so much an Alberta one anymore. It’s a question of whether or not Manitoba, Saskatchewan, or BC are as fed up as Alberta.

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commented 2018-12-22 23:56:09 -0500
Trump of Trudeau? It’s a no-brainer.
commented 2018-12-21 16:51:36 -0500
@NICHOLAS CONKLIN
“Trump wants to bring back coal, so he won’t be helping with oil and no, a wall won’t be built either.” ? ? ? ?

Nick . . . . You are aware that 40% of Electricity in the USA is generated from Coal?
Nick . . . . You are aware that today the USA is the largest Oil & Gas Producer & Exporter on the Planet . . . and the Keystone Pipeline put Alberta into that mix !
Nick . . . . 2 sections of the Wall are under construction now . . . . the Wall is going to be built . . .
If Jihad Justin keeps bringing the Middle East to Canada, Trump just might build a Wall on the Northern Border too?
commented 2018-12-21 08:11:16 -0500
I forgot to add .. and take your fudgepackers out of our schoola with ya!
commented 2018-12-21 08:00:47 -0500
We do “NOT” ever in all creation want to merged with B.C.! B.C. is the occult & secret society capital of all of Canada … join the U.S.A. YES! unequivacably! consumately! It is a far less evil than allowing the that Trudeau dynasty to continue to dismantle and destroy Canadian heritage, values, beliefs … stick that silver spoon where the sun don’t shine Trudeau and get lost!
commented 2018-12-21 02:43:55 -0500
When Jason Kenney gets elected he should have an Alberta representative approach the American Government to explore the idea of either joining or becoming an American Protectorate. Even that simple act would make Trudeau shit his panties. BC would be isolated and the Port of Vancouver would become nearly useless.

The West needs to drastically develop Churchill which has a deep water port. Improve the rail, build a good road and add oil and gas pipelines and build a refinery. Lord knows Manitoba has huge amounts of clean electricity. Russia makes amazingly powerful icebreakers they would be happy to lease and Europe would take all the oil & gas we could send. There is always the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline that was almost built.
commented 2018-12-20 17:30:37 -0500
Alberta would be better off, as a Country in its own right.
commented 2018-12-20 17:01:08 -0500
Interesting how people have been conditioned by the media to virtue signal they dislike Trump but when you get to specifics they have to grudgingly acknowledge the good that he accomplishes for his country.
commented 2018-12-20 13:57:03 -0500
Trudeau must go. He and his are killing this Country….
commented 2018-12-20 13:25:00 -0500
Talk of secession, and a vote for same is the only thing that get the prancing selfie boy’s attention. No Prime Minister wants to be in office when it occurs. Such a PM and more importantly that party will wear that mantle of disgrace for generations. In the case of Alberta, the USA would likely swoop in and make Alberta at least a protectorate or a state and you’d see development and riches the likes of which Albertans have never dreamed of. As with his father,Trudeau and the eastern population centres are making policy for the rest of Canada to the detriment of the rest of Canada. Is there no one in the Liberal party willing to challenge this drama teacher made PM.
commented 2018-12-20 11:55:10 -0500
I fully support Alberta separation. Alberta has never been an equal partner in confederation and never will be. Alberta by itself or with other western provinces would greatly benefit by separating from the east. If you think different you are simply insane.
(definition of insanity; doing the same thing over & over again and expecting a different result)
commented 2018-12-20 10:22:21 -0500
Bogus question. The actual choice is between Scheer and Trudeau. The real question is Notley and Our Blessed Virgin Kenney (and Notley is starting to appear the lesser evil.)
That said, Bexte fully redeems himself by pivoting to the issue of Western Separatism. Curious as to why he did not make that the headline. Anyways Good On You Bexte!
More Western Independence coverage!
commented 2018-12-20 08:42:29 -0500
Trump would be no help to the Alberta Oil cause. He can only do what the whacko-environmentalists, the ‘green’ governors and the liberal judiciary allow him to do. And that ain’t much. Albertans who think that they can separate and successfully form a new sovereign state are fooling themselves. They would be better off dealing a fatal blow to the NDP government they foolishly elected.
commented 2018-12-20 07:14:07 -0500
This must be a trick question.

Ask yourself: how many times has Little Sir Trugrope screwed up or embarrassed Canada ? Or…. how many times has little Sir Trugrope dissed true Canadians in favor of his pet Muslims?

Let’s not make the same mistake twice in 2019.
commented 2018-12-20 03:32:36 -0500
Nicholas Conklin why will the wall not be built? Did you NPC media tell you that?
commented 2018-12-20 03:31:38 -0500
Nicholas Conklin Trudeau has hurt oil , so why does it matter if Trump helps Coal workers?? Trump wants industry to flourish, Justin wants it dead. Trump would be far better for any province and you know it.
commented 2018-12-19 23:44:18 -0500
Faith has more back up support in the States… more than here in Canada..Why? because there is two sets of Laws in present day Canada…AND… Trudeau is full on for this!

The CRTC are corrupt media whores protected and have their orders dictated by the Liberal grand imperial pimp Trudeau.
commented 2018-12-19 22:51:21 -0500
I would FULLY support Western Canada separation. The stumbling block would be my province, BC. There may be support in the interior among blue collar workers, but the left coast is full of tree-hugging, pot-smoking ecofreaks who would probably fully support JT and his globalist agenda…. if they would ever come out of their marijuana fog long enough to think about it
commented 2018-12-19 21:42:40 -0500
Trump wants to bring back coal, so he won’t be helping with oil and no, a wall won’t be built either.
commented 2018-12-19 21:21:47 -0500
Fox News also backed Carlson in statements sent to various media outlets.

“It is a shame that left wing advocacy groups, under the guise of being supposed ‘media watchdogs’ weaponize social media against companies in an effort to stifle free speech,” a Fox News spokesperson said. “We continue to stand by and work with our advertisers through these unfortunate and unnecessary distractions.”

“We cannot and will not allow voices like Tucker Carlson to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts from the likes of Moveon.org, Media Matters and Sleeping Giants,” Fox News said in a statement. “Attempts were made last month to bully and terrorize Tucker and his family at their home. He is now once again being threatened via Twitter by far left activist groups with deeply political motives. While we do not advocate boycotts, these same groups never target other broadcasters and operate under a grossly hypocritical double standard given their intolerance to all opposing points of view.”
commented 2018-12-19 21:21:08 -0500
Tucker Carlson..Won’t be intimidated..Fox backs him up..view above.

“We’ve talked a lot on this show about the threat to free speech. It turns out it’s very real.

Here’s one example: Last week, we interviewed a man named Genaro Lopez. Lopez is an elected official in Tijuana, Mexico. He’s exactly the kind of person you’d think a lot of American journalists would want to talk to. For months, the media have demanded that the migrant caravan from Honduras must be admitted into the United States. Once it gets here, they’ve told us, our country will be greatly improved by its presence. That’s how immigration works.

OK. It turns out we can test that hypothesis. That very same caravan, the one they’ve been telling you about, is now encamped in Tijuana. It’s been there for weeks. Simple question: Has the caravan made Tijuana better? Genaro Lopez would know the answer. His job is to represent the citizens of that city. We’ve invited Lopez on twice to ask about the caravan. He’s some of what he told us.

I asked him, “Behind you it seems that somebody’s cleaning up garbage. Is there a lot of trash there?”

Lopez responded: “There’s a lot of trash because, what I was trying to tell you, the 360 [people we had here] grew to 6,200. And that’s why it got out of hand. So, we got another facility. It’s a big concert hall where you can have like 10,000 people under a roof.”

That was on December 3. Ten days later, we invited Genaro Lopez back on to the show to see how Tijuana was doing.

Nobody else in the media seemed interested in what had happened to the caravan. As long as the migrants remained in Mexico, they couldn’t really be used to attack Donald Trump. So the press moved on to the next dumb, shiny thing. But we were interested. Here’s what Lopez told us:

“Things aren’t getting better. They’re probably getting worse,” he said. “Last weekend, we issued an ultimatum to all the Hondurans and Guatemalans that are camping out here on the street. They’re blocking the street. And they’re bringing all their necessities, trashing the street. … Problems are still going on. There’s been like 280 arrests. Before, it was solely for drug possession and being drunk in the streets. Now, it’s for breaking and entering into homes.”

Trashing the street. Doing drugs in public. Blocking traffic. Breaking into homes. That’s not at all what CNN promised us.

Was Genaro Lopez one of those white nationalists the New York Times is always warning us about? Did he make the whole thing up, pictures and all, for his own sick, bigoted reasons?

Possibly. Or maybe, and this was our conclusion, there could be a lesson here for the United States. Here’s what we said that night on the show:

“Our country’s economy is becoming more automated and tech-centered by the day. It’s obvious that we need more scientists and skilled engineers. But that’s not what we’re getting. Instead, we’re getting waves of people with high school educations or less. Nice people, no one doubts that but as an economic matter, this is insane. It’s indefensible, so nobody even tries to defend it. Instead, our leaders demand that you shut up and accept this. We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poorer and dirtier and more divided.”

In a fast-evolving economy, it could be preferable to import more engineers, and fewer people with low skills, no matter how nice or well-meaning those people might be. And we always assume they are.

That’s what we said. That was our claim. And it’s hard to argue with that. In fact, nobody on the left did argue with it. They ignored it. Instead, they zeroed in on the last line: “The left says we have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, even if it makes our own country more like Tijuana is now, which is to say poorer and dirtier and more divided.”

That’s what we said. It’s true. Ask Genaro Lopez. Thanks to the efforts of the American left, he and his city are living with the consequences. But precisely because it is so obviously true, saying it out loud is a threat. Our immigration policy exists for the profit and the comfort of a relatively tiny number of people. Everybody else gets shafted, including Genaro Lopez and an awful a lot of people just like him. Meanwhile, the people profiting from the policy don’t want the rest of us to think about it too much. They want us just to mouth the empty platitudes and move on. Nothing to see here. Shut up and go away.

Those who won’t shut up get silenced. You’ve seen it a million times. It happens all the time. The enforcers scream “racist!” on Twitter until everyone gets intimidated, and changes the subject to the Russia investigation or some other distraction.

It’s a tactic. A well-worn one. Nobody thinks it’s real. And it won’t work with this show. We’re not intimidated. We plan to try to say what’s true until the last day. And the truth is, unregulated mass immigration has badly hurt this country’s natural landscape.

Take a trip to our southwestern deserts, if you don’t believe it. Thanks to illegal immigration, huge swaths of the region are covered with garbage and waste that degrade the soil and kill wildlife.

The Arizona Department of Environment Quality estimates that each illegal border crosser leaves six to eight pounds of trash during the journey into our country. If you’re interested in more detail, look at the website they’ve created, it’s called Arizona Border Trash. It’s dedicated to highlighting and cleaning up the thousands of tons of garbage strewn across Arizona by immigrants every year.

Illegal immigration comes at a huge cost to our environment. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) put it this way: “Illegal border activity on federal lands not only threatens people, but endangered species and the land itself. Illegal aliens and smugglers have destroyed cactus and other sensitive vegetation that can take decades to recover, including habitat for endangered species. One land management official described another federal property on Arizona’s border as so unsafe and with resources so destroyed that it is now primarily used for illegal activities and no longer visited by the general public.”

Keep in mind this is not a press release from Donald Trump’s campaign team. That’s a federal study from 2002. That was back when people could do science without getting fired for it.

The left used to care about the environment – the land, the water, the animals. They understood that America is beautiful because it is open and uncrowded.

Not so long ago, environmentalists opposed mass immigration. They knew what the costs were. They still know. But they don’t care.

We do care. And we’re going to continue telling you about it. We think you have a right to know. No matter what they say."
commented 2018-12-19 20:07:54 -0500
Canada should go back to its 1867 borders. That Laurention mentality is screwing the rest of the land. The 4 western provinces and both territories could make it as an independent country without the ball and chain of Ottawa dragging us down.
commented 2018-12-19 20:03:57 -0500
President Trump for sure…all business..no drama.
commented 2018-12-19 19:31:31 -0500
The difference between Trudeau and Trump is obvious. Trump cares about his Country and does his best for it. Trudeau will only be happy when Canada has become a Muslim Zoo, full of savages. Trudeau gives new meaning to the word ‘Scum’.
commented 2018-12-19 19:21:22 -0500
Trump would be better for Alberta by a long shot than the idiot in the PMO right now, that is for sure.
commented 2018-12-19 19:04:34 -0500
Trump has already tied to do more for Alberta than that Marxist SOB Trudeau who has attacked Alberta. The way to save Alberta is to get Alberta out of the clutches of the east. If we get Alberta out, the rest will go like a row of domino’s.
commented 2018-12-19 19:00:07 -0500
Confederation is a sham time for Alberta to go before the Turd drags everyone down the crapper with him and his migrants!!!