March 16, 2018

CBC ignores hundreds of pro-pipeline Canadians at BC demo

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


On Wednesday's episode of The Gunn Show, oilsands activist Ian Fife joined me to discuss the growing pro-pipeline movement ignored by the CBC.

The professional protestors trying to block the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline received glowing coverage from the CBC, who said nothing about their dwindling ranks and squalid living conditions.

But activists who support the sale of ethical oil continue to be ignored, despite ordinary people like Ian driving 20 hours one-way to support Canadian industry.

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commented 2018-03-18 16:05:26 -0400
Andrew those protesters you deem worthy are not local , nor are they honest. So spare us the comparison.
commented 2018-03-18 03:13:06 -0400
Look… The CBC has been a “closed shop” for decades now… To even hint at covering an event, except in the “prescribed manner”, is tantamount to asking to have your toilet seat greased and your coffee spiked with something nasty… Just not going to happen unless somebody magically re-discover’s traditional journalism values and is willing to walk out the door…
commented 2018-03-17 18:13:45 -0400
Bitumen oozes from the river banks it has been doing so for millions of years. That black stuff on the sides of traditional canoes is bitumen. This is how it gets in the water.
commented 2018-03-17 14:02:33 -0400
How many years has the Trans Mountain been operative?
How many Trans Mountain pipeline accidents or spills have occured since it was operative?
What is Kinder Morgan’s track record with pipeline spills and clean up?
What standard of pipe/steel was used in the existing pipeline? What is the standard that the new pipe will be required to meet or exceed?
What is the cost to Canadians each and everyday the Trans Mountain expansion is delayed?
Is North Battlefords drinking water safe to drink? Is the St. Lawrence River a safe source of drinking water? Are the ocean life species off the shores of Vancouver Island immune to untreated raw sewage being dumped into the ocean?
Are all the bussed-in and flown-in anti-pipeline protestors tax paying Canadian citizens who are qualified to vote in a federal or provincial election? Do bussed-in Albertans and British Columbians have a greater stake in the pipeline’s expansion compared to that of bussed-in non-Canadians?
Which Indigenous peoples who habitat directly on the route which the Trans Mountain pipeline extends are against the pipeline expansion?
Has Kinder Morgan / Trans Mountain complied with all final conditions (157) set forth in order to receive Federal Gov’t approval?
Where is Trudeau?
It took Trudeau less tha one week to exclaim that he had the steel industry’s back. How many weeks/months will it take for Trudeau to meet with oil industry and exclaim that he has their backs?
commented 2018-03-17 10:48:32 -0400
The CBC treats these protesters commensurate with their magnitude. A few hundred is rather small compared to the “thousands” in the anti-pipeline demonstrations. No, a bunch of malcontents being bused in from other provinces, don’t deserve equal coverage when they’re not an equal movement.

I’m sure the Rebel is quite proud of the improvements that their oil industry sponsors have made to North Battleford’s water supply, but obviously BC thinks otherwise. The bused-in counter-protesters don’t have to deal with the consequences of that which they advocate for.
commented 2018-03-17 08:22:31 -0400
I think the pendulum is beginning to swing the other way. Most of us cannot afford to take time off work or simply dont have the means to protest all over the country. Not like the anti Canadian oil paid thugs.
The elections are cumming, we will see if I am correct about the silent majority.
commented 2018-03-17 01:51:43 -0400
Jill and John Ward – I couldn’t agree with you more, and you are absolutely correct. Sad to say but Canadians are so very passive and yes, somewhat stupid, there are 70% of Canadians who are still left wing idiots despite the ndp and liberals giving them the worst governments ever. 15 years evil liberals have been in power in ontariowe and wynne-bag is still around, then Alberta, heaven’s not me, voted the worst despicable government ever – ndp. I curse them for what they have done to us and notley is an arrogant, entitled, wasteful, divisive evil human being. We are doomed unless these idiots wake up and never elect ndp or liberals. Then conservatives have an unbelievable task of cleaning up all their messes which is damn right impossible. Governments are too massive.
commented 2018-03-16 23:56:09 -0400
Bob Rock is so scared of the truth that he ignores it , pretty sad.
commented 2018-03-16 23:54:53 -0400
Bob Rock yeah not everyone in Canada came to protest the other way moron. Now go ignore the 20,000 marching for life like a good hypocrite.
commented 2018-03-16 21:34:04 -0400
Wait, did you say hundreds out of the population of Canada?
commented 2018-03-16 20:09:58 -0400
CANADIANS, STOP PAYING ALL TAXES!! WE GET ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR ALL THE MONEY WE ARE BEING RAPED OF EVERY HOUR OF EVERY DAY AND IT ISN’T GOING TO STOP UNTIL WE ARE ALL IN THE GUTTERS WITH ONLY THE CLOTHES ON OUR BACKS. THE FOREIGNERS, POLITICIANS AND ELITES GET IT ALL WHILE PAYING LITTLE TO NOTHING FOR IT WHILE ALL WE GET BESIDES THE BILLS IS IGNORED, THE MIDDLE FINGER, ABUSED, THREATENED, EXPLOITED AND LEFT WITH NOTHING! STOP PAYING TAXES COMPLETELY AND PULL ALL YOUR MONEY OUT OF THE BANKS WHILE ARMING YOURSELVES BECAUSE IF WE DON’T BRING THESE GOVERNMENTS DOWN NOW- BEGINNING WITH WYNNE, TRUDEAU AND NOTELY, WE ARE DONE AS IS CANADA! AND UNLIKE ALL THE INVADING THUGS, CRIMINALS TERRORISTS AND PARASITES, THERE WILL BE NO CANADA FOR US TO FLEE TO FOR THE FREE AND PROTECTED LIFE AS WE PROVIDE FOR THEM! TIME TO SNAP OUT OF YOUR COMAS CANADA OR WE WILL BE THE FIRST WESTERN CASE OF GENOCIDE!
commented 2018-03-16 19:35:55 -0400
Trudeau, Gerald Butts, Catherine McKenna and CBC News reporting are absolutley useless.

What news does CBC report which can’t be found elsewhere? With more accuracy and timeliness?

The protestor who is tied to a work truck (today) can stay attached indefinitely as far as I’m concerned. Lock the unit up. Leave it parked and drive around it. Build a f’n temporary road if you have to.

Has anyone heard from Trudeau? Useless dick.
commented 2018-03-16 18:37:06 -0400
… The mandate of the CBC is to please Trudeau.
… Job security for themselves is their only concern.
… It is crucial, crucial to end ALL media funding in Canada. Then, we will begin to see the true Canada.