May 30, 2017

BC NDP-Green coalition is bad for Albertans, Notley, and Trudeau

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

The newly announced BC NDP and Green party agreement to topple Christy Clark's Liberals is bad for Albertans, Notley, and Trudeau. And only the last 2 deserve it. 

Both the NDP and Greens have explicitly campaigned against Alberta oil and gas projects, and specifically the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion from Sherwood Park Alberta to Vancouver. It’s a 7.4 billion dollar project that the Canadian economy desperately needs.

Notley and Trudeau told us a carbon tax would earn us some mythical social license with the forces of “no”. Sadly, Notley and Trudeau’s friends on the anti-oil left seem unimpressed with our offerings. But that's because no amount of tax would ever get people who irrationally hate oil to like it.

Social license is not a real thing. It never was, and it can't be bought with government funded clotheslines and light bulbs. All this carbon tax is doing is making struggling Albertans poorer while handing a win to the people who want to see Alberta oil and gas taxed into its grave.

Now Notley and Trudeau's abdication of power to activists is coming back to bite them. They both desperately need Kinder Morgan to go forward. Instead, these 2 gave the jobs and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Canadians over to environmentalists who are crazy enough to think a dad behind the controls of a drilling rig is murdering the earth.

As a final irony, the only pipeline that will be built will be Keystone XL, thanks in no small part to President Trump. While the NDP MLAs and Liberal MPs wring their hands and fret and worry about populism and rail about Trump style politics, those Trump style politics might be the only hope Alberta’s oil patch has.

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commented 2017-05-31 23:15:23 -0400
Loonie should be 50 cents soon
commented 2017-05-31 14:56:25 -0400
Canadian Mongrel, BC is unusual. You actually have the entire Vancouver Island going NDP, which kind of breaks the whole urban-rural pattern. On the mainland the pattern fits. Rural and suburban BC vs urban Vancouver..
commented 2017-05-31 14:54:51 -0400
Yes the Green believe in hokey solutions like Solar energy.
commented 2017-05-31 12:46:42 -0400
I inquired about disconnecting from the grid to get rid of all the add on costs that make up half the bill.
Natural gas generators are able to power a modern home. My idea was to simply plug it in to the BBQ outlet. These generators would also work for business. I also suspect it would be cheaper than all the BS charges and taxes we currently pay.
commented 2017-05-31 12:43:01 -0400
@ Michael . . . . I suspect Joanne is referring to the “Keystone Pipeline” . . .
which is being built and goes South to the Midwest and the Gulf. Which will be very beneficial to both Alberta and Saskatchewan . . . and create not ONE job in BC!

BC is on the cusp of another “Lost Decade” aka back to the 90s, failed socialist lunacy and decline.
commented 2017-05-31 00:53:36 -0400
Joanne Thauberger……the Rocky Mountains don’t stop at the Canada US border, and there is a coast that continues all the way to the tip of South America. Then it continues up……..never mind. Just some basic geography for you
commented 2017-05-30 23:46:14 -0400
Where are all the rich people in Canada who can put a stop to all this nonsense? Aren’t there any rich Conservatives or are they all liberals (Jimmy Pattison)?
George Soros is having a field day with dopey Canada because everyone is too afraid to say “NO”.
commented 2017-05-30 23:39:41 -0400
Well that’s that then. We’re officially screwed.
commented 2017-05-30 22:17:30 -0400
I’ve had enough with having the economy and cost of living horribly impacted by these green apocalypse cult loons working for global interests who want to crash out our petro based economy – frag ’em

I tired of fake science, fake stats, fear mongering and energy poverty – I know who to blame….it’s cowering politicians who fear these hysterical termites and their media cronies.

I’m at the point of wishing for a EMP grid outrage of 8 or more months mid winter to see these naive anti petro idiots freeze in the dark – they are so ignorant and mindwashed only a disaster will drive home how dangerously wrong they are.
commented 2017-05-30 20:34:19 -0400
Thanks to socialists & wack job greeners, BC has been dealt a double whammy.
Trudeau took forever to approve KM & then again thanks to Trudeau cowering to the environmentalists, the NEB slapped 157 conditions on it, which in turn drove the price up on the project & delayed it further so much that the BC elections popped up during this never ending saga & as if this wasn’t enough to deal with the NDP & Greens have reared their ugly heads. If both of those party leaders are driving taxpayer cars, they should be forced to give them up & given bicycles instead & that is no joke.
commented 2017-05-30 20:04:41 -0400
Canadian Mongrel said, " … because the Island and Lower Mainland elites are also talking of shutting down the Peace gas fields and the Site-C dam."

Really? Good grief, do these people want to live in mud huts and caves, or just force everyone else but themselves to live in mud huts and caves.
commented 2017-05-30 19:46:34 -0400
Time for the interior BC to separate, because the Island and Lower Mainland elites are also talking of shutting down the Peace gas fields and the Site-C dam. The interior has made noises to separate in the past. Then, if Alberta gets an intelligent government, Interior BC, Saskatchewan and Alberta can form a new federation. Being land locked it will have to go through the US for goods export, but will be free to negotiate without interference. Also, charge big bucks for easement between Canada and what is left of BC.
commented 2017-05-30 19:46:19 -0400
Why not just run the pipeline straight south through Alberta to the USA? At least you won’t have to deal with the Rocky Mountains or endanger a coastline in another province.
commented 2017-05-30 19:36:48 -0400
Please stop saying TruDope is stupid. His policies are stupid to us, but to him, they are exactly in line with his goals. He is not PM of Canada, he is the puppet of big financial interests leading the supranational new world gov’t, and those people are in only for power and more money. Canada, a geographical sector of the world map, is there for the taking. His friend Soros makes billions destroying economies and currencies. Canada middle-class is too rich compared to 3/4 of the world. TruDope will correct the situation for his masters.
commented 2017-05-30 19:25:08 -0400
I’m not surprised. The regressive left has been in panic mode ever since Trump’s election in the U.S. when they realized that working voters were (albeit slowly) waking up to their schemes! Hence the desperation to disable said voters by shutting down economies and throwing people out of work! This will backfire! Generation “Z” having grown up through such turmoil is not going to take such things lightly!
commented 2017-05-30 18:57:02 -0400
This is actually far worse than if the NDP would have won an outright majority. Now the green scheme’s they would have implemented anyway are going to go on steroids. And they will raise up their hands after the economic devastation and go, “It’s not our fault! It was the Greens!” Sigh, if only I had a fake government job to insulate me…
commented 2017-05-30 18:29:28 -0400
I hadn’t heard that the Greens had formally formed an alliance with the NDP. As a BCer, that is very disturbing.
commented 2017-05-30 18:29:16 -0400
Loony BC Green Leader has spilled the beans… he just made it known that he intends to hold up First Nations Peoples as human shields in his endevour to stop the KM Pipeline. This is all in despite of the majority of FN communities along the pipeline route being in favour of the pipeline and stand to gain a lot in terms of jobs and economic well-being.
Not only will Weaver’s recklessness return us (FN) to the glorious life on a reservation, it also stands to foment a great deal of negative sentiments towards us… hence the specific use of the term human shields…. even if he does not consider us human, but rather political pawns to be used at his disposal.
commented 2017-05-30 18:16:27 -0400
This really is bizzaro world
There is no more ( rule of law )
Our CRIMEMINISTER is so VACOUSE , so childish so STUPID
From The Ground Up