May 23, 2018

BC challenges constitutionality of Alberta's “turn off the taps” law

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


The province of British Columbia is taking Alberta to court to ensure we continue selling oil to our western neighbours, but we’ll have to bring it to them in a bucket brigade and a garden hose because I hear they don’t need pipelines.

With the deadline for a decision on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion a little over a week away, the battle between the provinces is heating up.

The pipeline company will decide whether or not to abandon its the project on May 31st and the province of Alberta just passed Bill 12 which gives it the power to control the flow of oil, natural gas and refined products out of the province.

In response to Bill 12, BC launched a legal action challenging the constitutionality of Alberta's turn off the taps law.

The BC Attorney General said:

If damage is caused to British Columbians by Alberta using this legislation, we will not hesitate to argue that Alberta is directly liable for any damage caused.

There was no mention of the damage caused to Alberta’s economy, the billions in investment lost or scared away and the thousands of job losses due to BC acting like a Baltic State instead of part of the Canadian Confederation.

The lawsuit states that a significant disruption in the supply of gasoline, diesel and crude oil from Alberta would cause irreparable harm to the economy and also claims a disruption in supply could injure human health and safety in remote communities.

BC's AG, David Eby, said remote communities, mainly First Nations, get their electricity from diesel generators, thereby admitting that the those communities he trots out as the face of the pipeline battle, could be harmed the most by a blocked pipeline.

One province is currently suing another to get access to their natural resources and the suing province is also blocking the means of transportation for those same resources. The country is in crisis.

It's long past time for Justin Trudeau to step in and enforce the Constitution.

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commented 2018-05-24 14:54:23 -0400
Gerald Butts is anti oil. Jihadi Justin will do nothing.
commented 2018-05-24 14:54:23 -0400
Gerald Butts is anti oil. Jihadi Justin will do nothing.
commented 2018-05-24 09:17:28 -0400
James – I agree. And I managed to leave out the number one reason that these Marxist clowns are getting away with this, and that is the MSM propaganda machine!
commented 2018-05-24 07:50:42 -0400
The globalist stooges are all in on this together. Notley, Horgan, Trudeau and the UN. "

And let’s give credit where it’s due, DEBORAH. We can’t forget the 60 to 68 percent of our electorate that votes for the Liberals, NDP, and Greens. turdo la doo, Notley, and Horgan are just symptoms of the chronic problem: a stupid and shallow segment of the population that votes me/now.
commented 2018-05-24 04:36:45 -0400
Peter Netterville :- “If BC challenges constitutionality of Alberta’s “turn off the taps” law then Alberta can challenge the constitutionality of BC blockage of the pipeline.”… Indeed; that’s the absurdity of it all… Pipeline regulations are the purview of the FEDERAL government and both of these PROVINCIAL NDP weenies know they are playing games… But since the Boy Blunder has not really stepped in to nix this game, we are where we are… Flush Notley is desperately trying to gain brownie points knowing where she is headed come the next provincial election… Meanwhile, Horgan The Organ knows his province needs “oil” to survive but has to cater to the monkey on his back named Andrew “Greenie” Weaver… The “cute” fact right now is that gas prices at the pumps on Vancouver Island, and thus in Horgan’s home riding, are the highest in all of North America… But never mind that nasty, nasty detail – “Oh look; there’s a killer whale pod …. And the Olympics in Washington State still have snow on the peaks… Oh look….”
commented 2018-05-24 03:53:36 -0400
Just build a pipeline to Churchil, Manitoba. God knows the town of Churchil could use the help.
commented 2018-05-24 02:17:42 -0400
Doug Laird good sarcasm, they could not run a zipper on a coat properly.

Andrew Mirlach they only want a carbon free lifestyle for others not themselves.
commented 2018-05-24 01:21:19 -0400
Jihady Justin will do nuttin, he is no leader, has no balls, no clue and is totally useless.
commented 2018-05-23 21:14:50 -0400
Sorry, I should have said, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as the Baltic states.
commented 2018-05-23 21:11:03 -0400
Shiela I think you meant “Balkan State” and not “Baltic State”. The Baltics are those countries to the east of the Baltic sea- Estonia, Latvia and Estonia. Quite stable and economically well off.

The Balkans are those nations around the Adriatic sea, the Black sea, the Aegean and Ionian Seas. They include Bosnia, Croatia, Albania, Bulgaria and host of others. They tend to be unstable and politically volatile as well as economic basket cases.

Hence the typical reference to the Balkan states for any place that is also unstable and chaotic.

The Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians among us would not be happy with that reference.

To all you Lithuanians, su Dievo.
commented 2018-05-23 20:30:39 -0400
Oil company’s can choose to not produce the oil that flows to BC in a privately owned pipeline. With or without Notley’s “Law”. They want a carbon free lifestyle? Lets give it to them.
commented 2018-05-23 19:58:39 -0400
The globalist stooges are all in on this together. Notley, Horgan, Trudeau and the UN.
commented 2018-05-23 19:48:45 -0400
Good report, thanks Sheila. I noted the outrageous hypocrisy the moment I learned of this latest lawsuit.

But I have a much better idea for delivering the fossil fuels to Burnaby than a bucket brigade or garden hoses, as you suggest.

Water bombers.

Oh, wait, that won’t work – the Notley government can’t handle something as simple as having a water bomber contract in place when it is needed.
commented 2018-05-23 19:39:47 -0400
Looks like time is running out on that pipeline. I heard today that Kinder Morgan has begun cancelling contracts with contractors along the way.
commented 2018-05-23 18:49:56 -0400
If BC challenges constitutionality of Alberta’s “turn off the taps” law then Alberta can challenge the constitutionality of BC blockage of the pipeline.
commented 2018-05-23 18:06:26 -0400
with the liberal arrogance in bc, i am afraid i was happy with the ndp/slime green to get a chance. 3 months later, what a disaster. throw out freedom of choice and expression. tax anything in sight and of course lie because of course being members of the environmental lying movement they have no choice. notley should have been at the western premiers conference to give that idiot hell. gutless and stupid notley does not pay the bills.