February 03, 2016

Conservatives trash Liberals over pipeline in House

Brian LilleyArchive

Justin Trudeau's Liberals refused to endorse the Energy East pipeline once again on Wednesday as the Conservatives pushed for the government to do something to help Western Canada's struggling oil industry.

"I talk to a lot of Albertans and they know who stands up for their jobs and it is this party, not that government,” Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose called out during Question Period in the House of Commons.

"Why can't the prime minister finally show workers he cares and support Energy East?"

Energy East is a proposed pipeline that would take oil from Alberta and Saskatchewan to New Brunswick, possibly also serving refineries in Quebec. Key Liberals including Denis Coderre, the mayor of Montreal and a former Liberal cabinet minister, have come out against the pipeline. On Tuesday night the Liberals joined the NDP in voting down a Conservative motion that called on MPs to support the project. Prime Minister Trudeau didn't even show up for the vote.

The Liberals recently announced plans to add more requirements to any pipeline project so while they say they support getting "resources to tide water" they are actually making it more difficult. In fact the Liberals have effectively killed off the recently approved Northern Gateway pipeline project by imposing a tanker ban off part of the British Columbia coast.

While Northern Gateway went through a long rigorous process, finally being approved with 209 conditions attached, the tanker ban was announced by fiat.

Over the past several days the Liberals, in response to Conservative questions, have said they support resource workers but they have refused to say that they support any actual project that would employ those workers.


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Any government in Canada that opposes pipelines
should lose its share of oil & gas equalization payments.

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commented 2016-02-07 22:58:09 -0500
Social license?
What happened to science?
Lying sh!t sack.
Do Eastern Canadians desire a social license to use Alberta Oil instead of Saudi Oil?
If they do, then it is time for the west to leave.
The End!
commented 2016-02-07 21:10:22 -0500
can we withhol the liberals salary and pensions until they come up with a plan so that every canadian has the opportunity to find work to help feed his family? why should they be eating steaks while the poor people live on rice puddings?
commented 2016-02-06 06:54:38 -0500
Funny thing, the Mayor of Montreal is against the pipeline for presumably environmental reasons that have been over inflated. Aren’t these the same clowns that dumped millions of litres of sewage into the St Lawrence River?
commented 2016-02-04 12:13:05 -0500
Thanks rebel for this clip. Liberals have truly no idea of the devastation here out west. Giving money to Notley is not the answer. People need money in their accounts today, then think to the future.
commented 2016-02-04 11:31:31 -0500
What a c**t
commented 2016-02-04 09:52:34 -0500
Harper should’ve gotten this through when he had the chance; this is why he’s not a true statesman.

And he should not have run for a third term, because if he had stepped down, the Conservative government would likely still be in power.

A large chunk of Liberal party votes were protest votes against Harper, not the Conservative party.

Remember the “Stop Harper” signs?
I don’t remember seeing any “Stop The Conservatives” signs.

commented 2016-02-04 08:58:25 -0500
The liberals elected on the east coast should be screaming there heads off by now I think it’s time to start calling them and promoting the idea of admonashing them by there own constitutes
commented 2016-02-04 02:08:22 -0500
That should be quite a meeting, Trudeau & his liberals who say they do but don’t support the pipelines & Notley & her merry men who are destroying the oil industry, oh yeah, Albertans can feel really secure that when Trudeau gets back to Ottawa, he will give the OK to get going. It’s nothing but a pipe dream. I watched question Period yesterday on CPack & the conservatives peppered them with questions & their answer was always the same to everything that was asked “this is what we promised in the campaign & this is what we’ll do”. I never saw so many people open their mouth to say nothing.
commented 2016-02-04 01:36:03 -0500
Stupid trudoop is in Alberta and what a complete moron he sounds like and looks. Can even complete a sentence and is trying to make himself out like a hero, maybe giving us back $250 million, a mere drop in the bucket when we send 13 billion dollars to that sesspool in Ottawa. Boozo won’t back pipelines and in every so-called bladder speech still blames Harper. What an idiot.
commented 2016-02-03 21:50:05 -0500
Vaughn and William, very well spoken, this so-called finance minister looks and speaks like an absolute idiot. To think that he is in charge of finance in this country. He couldn’t say PIPELINES once, Alberta and the West have to leave. I am so sick and tired of politicians in the east and quebec treating us so badly. All they want is our money and then, they have the gull to be so very ungrateful and they don’t want to hear from us.
commented 2016-02-03 21:21:16 -0500
After all the blah blah nothing words Morneau says they want a ‘social licence’ to get the energy east pipeline built. Montreal mayor has not issued his licence therefore the deal will never get done. Coderre will wear this one for the team and everybody else will smell like roses.
This issue and the new election format will be the tipping point for Alberta to say Adios Amigos.
commented 2016-02-03 21:12:39 -0500
Morneau looks like he just met a ghost.
commented 2016-02-03 21:03:02 -0500
What the Hell???? Why does that moron of Liberal Finance keep saying nothing and think it is something? They aren’t supporting the pipeline and yet the claim they are concerned. Did I hit my head or Is this not simply BS, the Liberals of the east care nothing about the west and keep saying words that are merely empty. Empty with no care at all. Liberal EAST are SIMPLY A**HOLES. They care nothing about JOBS in the WEST. That’s it, flying around Canada talking to people doesn’t do anything to create jobs. I think the only solution for the west is ANARCHY!!!! Seriously!!!
commented 2016-02-03 19:20:06 -0500
Trudeau is more interested in Saudi butts and bank accounts, than he is in Alberta.
commented 2016-02-03 19:15:26 -0500
Puppet master for our PM and former head of the World Wildlife Federation Gerald Butts categorically does not support the oil industry. He was also instrumental in creating the disastrous economic policies that have crippled Ontario. Trudeau dos not drive the agenda,. Gerald Butts moves the strings, Trudeau does the dance.
commented 2016-02-03 19:09:03 -0500
Social licience???
commented 2016-02-03 19:06:58 -0500
Bla bla bla..At least Morneau was able to pronounce my province (NL) correctly. Act now. No more platitudes.
commented 2016-02-03 19:04:37 -0500
The Liebranos have not yet figured out how they can get kickbacks from this privately funded project. That is why it will likely go nowhere!
commented 2016-02-03 19:02:51 -0500
Our federal government has too many nut bars from Que. in it.
commented 2016-02-03 18:39:49 -0500
Well, if the Lieberals say they are going to deliver on getting the Energy East pipeline project going then do it NOW and stop the political bullshit!
commented 2016-02-03 18:23:22 -0500
Our federal government is a disaster.
commented 2016-02-03 18:03:19 -0500
To clarify the earlier comment… the fed LIEberal govt….
commented 2016-02-03 18:02:24 -0500
Oh look – The fed govt. lied about their campaign promises.

Where have I heard this story before?