October 10, 2017

Brian Macdonald: Death of Energy East puts New Brunswick economy in danger

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's show, New Brunswick Progressive Conservative MLA Brian Macdonald joined me to discuss how Trudeau killing the Energy East pipeline will impact his province.

The Energy East pipeline would've transported Albertan oil to refineries in Quebec and New Brunswick, but Trudeau's decision means eastern Canada will be forced to rely on imported conflict oil.

New Brunswick has a Liberal government that has already outlawed fracking, Brian worries the cancellation of energy east will force companies to question the economic viability of the province.

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commented 2017-10-11 21:49:06 -0400
I truly do not care.

The coastal provinces voted clean sweep Lieberal.

Let them suffer until they grow a brain.

Think that will happen int he next 20 years?

I seriously doubt it.

Keep that cash in the west.
commented 2017-10-11 12:43:43 -0400
N.B is in the same boat as the rest of the Country – because 64 percent of the electorate voted Liberal, NDP, or Green in the last federal election. And with the exception of Saskatchewan, it’s the same story at the provincial level.

People will indeed get the green utopia that they voted for. Ain’t democracy grand!!!
commented 2017-10-11 12:08:40 -0400
Andrew Stephenson asked
“I don’t know. You never did actually show that Saudi oil actually emits more than Albertan oil, which has a very high overhead from even in-situ processes. How many kg of carbon dioxide is emitted in extracting and delivering a barrel of Saudi oil to St. John vs same lifecycle of oil from the oil sands?”

Andrew, how much blood is going to be spilled in the Straight of Hormuz? Why should we be married to an obligation to be involved in the wars of those we buy oil from at any price per barrel?
commented 2017-10-11 09:11:23 -0400
“Drew Wakariuk commented 17 hours ago
Andrew you are pretty deluded, it means more jobs for a long time. And what about the extra carbon form shipping? I though you cared about that? LMAO! You are a sheep. "

I don’t know. You never did actually show that Saudi oil actually emits more than Albertan oil, which has a very high overhead from even in-situ processes. How many kg of carbon dioxide is emitted in extracting and delivering a barrel of Saudi oil to St. John vs same lifecycle of oil from the oil sands?
commented 2017-10-11 09:06:53 -0400
There’s no export market anymore. That was predicated on the pre-2014 situation, before the Atlantic was full of floating tankers that can’t find anyone willing to buy their product. Even if you could sell it for $40 at Saint John (transport costs for an out of the way port, and the lower value of bitumen vs light crude), that’s still well below profitability for Albertan producers.

Glenn Craig, It’s a bit more complex than simple municipal boundaries. Halifax is indeed huge geographically, but the rural bits of the municipality far from the urban centre aren’t doing any better than the rest of the Maritimes even as Halifax itself has experienced a decent economy lately. You need to be within 100km or so of a “critical mass” type city to have cluster type development – and a reason for the clusters to spread beyond the central city, usually due to costs that don’t exist in Halifax.

You could maybe, with some effort (though past attempts have rarely worked), push Moncton up to that critical mass, but it won’t be oil that does it. The future of oil is too cloudy to be worth it – the Canadian barrel is among the most expensive in the world and will be the first to be unsellable in a flat or declining oil market – if it isn’t already.
commented 2017-10-11 09:04:33 -0400
The entirre east coast can go straight to hades. They alone are responsible for their own past and future misery by voting for and giving the globalist liberals a majority government. The problem is the entire country is now under the boot of the Quebec elitists . Ontario is a disaster and all we have to look forward to is another election with another PC wheenie candidate who stands for nothing and is open prey to the Toronto Star , CBC and the rest of the leftist media.
Confederation under the Libarals isn’t working. Our freedom of speech , economies and culture are all gravely threatened. Canadians have to wake up because the country we were born into is fading quickly.
commented 2017-10-10 22:19:19 -0400
The East has been punished enough and kept n a Liberal welfare plantation too long – have some self respect people get rid of these Liberal slave masters.
commented 2017-10-10 19:26:11 -0400
@Andrew Stephenson….something that has been recommended to rectify the absence of a mega city in the maritimes is a “developemental corridor” from Halifax, through Truro, through Amherst, all the way to Moncton and municipal amalgamation of this corridor.

Technically the “Halifax Regional Municipality” is (by area) the biggest city in North America. It currently runs from Musquodoboit to the Head of Saint Margaret’s Bay and amalgamation all the way to Hubbards is all but a done deal.

With the westward expansion the Halifax Regional Municipality will become a megaopolis with the political clout to perhaps knock overbearing Quebec Power Corporation puppets off of the economic log roll.

I didn’t make any of this up….I listened to it on the CBC while driving in my car.
commented 2017-10-10 17:21:00 -0400
I’m afraid that New Brunswickers brought it upon themselves when they banned fracking… Relying on a Liberal government to satisfy their energy needs from just one fuel source was dumb thinking…
commented 2017-10-10 16:59:26 -0400
For some reason the left that finds racism under any white rock never seems to call Che a racist or homophobic even when he states it and proves it.
commented 2017-10-10 16:44:31 -0400
Andrew those port jobs could be offset having more people working shipping OUT Canadian oil, but you seemed to have no concern for those jobs when it came to the West Coast, REMEMBER! So why such concern for the same kind of jobs in the East? Oh right-HYPOCRISY!!
commented 2017-10-10 16:39:09 -0400
As if Justin gives a damn about the province.
Ron Voss i really hope the useful idiots and Andrew get their Utopia.
commented 2017-10-10 16:37:57 -0400
Andrew you are pretty deluded, it means more jobs for a long time. And what about the extra carbon form shipping? I though you cared about that? LMAO! You are a sheep.
commented 2017-10-10 16:32:21 -0400
Despicable the “useful idiot” trolls come on here to mock and throw salt on the wound. Aw, but some day they will have their dystopian utopia and all will be well or they can fast track matters and take a one-way ticket to Venezuela. I am willing to kick in for the cost.
commented 2017-10-10 16:05:39 -0400
Yes Andrew…. We can all agree that new Brunswick has beenv in trouble for a long time… Probably about the same length of time that they have been voting liberal… Coincidence…?? I think not…!!
commented 2017-10-10 15:38:04 -0400
The entire east coast voted Liberal . Isn’t change fun . The problem is the younger generation still hasn’t caught on yet . Not sure they ever will .
Dirk you can’t fix stupid .
commented 2017-10-10 15:17:44 -0400
correction for can’t fix stupid.
Energy East would be a net job-creator, once you factor in the wins at the shipping yards where the tankers will be loaded.
commented 2017-10-10 14:39:20 -0400
I’m sure plenty of commentators will say that. It’s been apparent for years that NB is in trouble, though that has little to do with from where they import the oil that Irving refines and rather more to do with the demographics and migration of Canadians to the big cities, of which NB has none.

Would Energy East even be a net job-creator, once you factor in the losses at the shipping yards where the tankers are presently unloaded?
commented 2017-10-10 14:31:52 -0400
Ron Voss-good point. Obviously Macdonald actually cares about his constituents.
What will replace it? Not much. Need to replace the liberals and hopefully New Brunswick and a lot of other liberal provinces will never vote liberal again.
commented 2017-10-10 14:23:26 -0400
As I said before, this government wages war on all Canadians.
commented 2017-10-10 14:01:58 -0400
Appreciate that Brian Macdonald, a conservative politician, is willing to appear on The Rebel! Unlike Andrew Scheer, Brian Jean, Jason Kenney and others who threw the Rebel under the bus with their virtue signalling.
commented 2017-10-10 13:29:59 -0400
Our insidious federal government cares not a damn about Canada or the citizens of the country.
They only care about enriching the OPEC nations.
If the Arab oil producing countries did not get any money from foreign countries for the oil they have, then these despotic countries would have no money to purchase the weapons they need to destroy their neighbours and the rest o the world’s infidels.