August 26, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Gerald Butts gets $200K Liberal government contract to bad-mouth Canadian oil

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Breaking: Geralds Butts’ new employer received a sole-sourced contract for nearly two-hundred thousand dollars from Natural Resources Canada to provide energy market analysis.


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The contract, awarded to Eurasia Group, the New York-based company Butts’ joined in May after resigning amidst the SNC-Lavalin scandal, pays $149,940 USD (approximately $198,800 Canadian) to identify “regulatory and policy risks in the context of carbon and environmental policy, supply disruption issues, market access, oil prices, and supply and demand fundamentals in North America and globally.”

The contract specifies that it must be awarded to someone who has:

“...demonstrable expertise in trade and fiscal policy, through an established intelligence network .. comprised of government officials, energy industry CEO’s, executives and industry insiders...”

Butts has a long history of anti-oil rhetoric, dating back to his days at the head of the World Wildlife Fund. When arguing against the now-canceled Northern Gateway pipeline route in 2012, he said “We don’t think there should be a carbon-based energy industry by the middle of this century,” “The real alternative is not an alternative route. It’s an alternative economy.”

He once described the oil and gas sector as cancer in an op-ed in the Toronto Star, writing:

“Keep smoking kids. We need the tax revenue. Trust us, we will cure cancer by the time you get it. So goes our national political leaders’ myopic view of the tar sands.”

Butts has been described as the architect of the Ontario Green Energy Act that resulted in 150% increases in off-peak electricity rates to Ontarians and was part of the prime minister's office when Liberal policies chased away a 30 billion dollars in oil patch investment.

However, according to this Federal government contract, “only one person is capable of performing the work” - and he just happens to the best friend and former chief advisor to the Prime Minister who recently quietly joined the Liberal election war room.

What a happy coincidence for Butts!

While Canadian veterans are asking for more than the Liberals can give them, the Liberals can find a way to give their friends $200,000 contracts.

(UPDATE: Eurasia Group has contacted us to advise that they have received other grants from the Trudeau government when Butts worked there, before Butts joined their firm. They claim he was not involved with this grant. We have asked the Eurasia Group if Butts was involved in steering those earlier funds to them, and we will let you know of their reply.)

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commented 2019-09-02 19:08:21 -0400
LIZ ROSIE- Yours was the most wonderful, direct and succinct discription of the current situation with Canada, (and Democrats and Republicans are trying to do the same in the USA-which makes Trump the only true Patriot)
May I quote you in every future email, message board and sovereignty debate?

Just image the very worst of Capatalism (Multinational Monopolies and Oligarchy) joining with Totalitarian Communit’s ! …THAT describes this New World Order. Something once claimed to be a Conspiracy Theory, but since Bush Sr et al; openly flaunted as the New Global Governance. Love a Sovereign Canada and against what you have described? You are now officially a “White Supermist” and not welcome by the Trudeau Liberals. (His words, not mine..and supported by his restriction on Free Press such as the Rebel)

Thanks you Liz, for a perfect discription of what is at the end of the rainbow.
commented 2019-08-28 14:40:28 -0400
Del Rokosh – couldn’t agree more with your comments. Sean Penson – are you stoned out of your mind? You think Trudeau is a “Revered Leader”? Those tar sands you refer to provide employment and prosperity for ALL Canadians. Go hold Justin’s hand and march in all the “pride” parades you want.
commented 2019-08-28 11:58:12 -0400
In a bizarre way I hope Trudeau wins the next election. Western Canada can then join America which will then have a country from Mexico to Alaska. BC can get rid of Horgan and either join in or be cut off and isolated.

No worry about shipping as Churchill is a deep water port with a new rail connection. It would be no big deal to construct a good road plus natural gas and oil pipelines and take Russia up on their offer to construct huge icebreakers to keep Hudson Bay open.
commented 2019-08-28 11:50:22 -0400
Here is yet another instance where Trudeau is making us taxpayers and citizens pay for what is properly a Liberal Party expense. He spends millions flying all around the country campaigning but pretending it is PM work which is paid for by taxpayers. Here he gets a Government Department to hire Butts to work for the Liberals so Trudeau doesn’t have to pay Butts. Clear and evident and intentional fraud.

Where the hell are the police? Why are they not laying charges? It is no wonder Canadians have pretty well lost confidence and trust in the police forces, the entire Court system and in politicians. Trudeau is pushing Canadians to violence.
commented 2019-08-28 01:22:32 -0400
Butts is sure Butt hurt today. He says the Rebel is lying about the 200,000 Sheila has documentation for. Many think he should sue. That would certainly open up a can of worms for Butts and Trudeau. It would be a window into their corruption, which is why it will never happen.
commented 2019-08-28 01:18:02 -0400
“If Trudeau gets another term, he will hand over Canada to the United Nations to govern.”

Corporate Global Government is the goal Celeste. They signed us onto the UN Migration Compact which is one big omnibus nightmare, as promised if Trudeau gets another term legislation will be implemented to carry out many many UN directives. Canada will no longer be a proud and strong sovereign country, we’ll be that pathetic post- national state Trudeau seems so determined to turn us into, directed by central command outside of our borders. Legal implementation in sovereign countries through compliant corrupt leaders (Trudeau) who have bought in and sold us out. .
commented 2019-08-27 23:36:42 -0400
This is seriously a smear campaign that isn’t getting any traction.

Justin may not be the most ethical politician, but at least he has compassion.

I am very confident that Canadians will support our revered leader by re-electing him with an expanded majority.

It’s time that we abandon our economic dependence on the Kenney tar sands and embrace caring for our future.

Canadians want a leader who isn’t ashamed to march in a pride parade.

Although I am a Conservative Party member, #IStandwithTrudeau
commented 2019-08-27 15:36:09 -0400
For the past four years, Trudeau has been diIigently implementing United Nations policies in Canada and elsewhere in the world. If Trudeau gets another term, he will hand over Canada to the United Nations to govern.
commented 2019-08-27 14:59:40 -0400
Yup, and Bev Oda got fired by Harper over a $16.00 glass of OJ. It all seems trivial now in light of the handout to Junior’s BFF.
commented 2019-08-27 12:03:39 -0400
No pipelines being built,$42billion in projects handed to the Chinese,billions of our tax dollars funding shit outside our country,illegals continue entering,carbon taxes will continue to rise,cost of living keeps going up and our quality of life keeps dewindling. Have you Canadians had enough of Trudeau bending you over yet-apparently not!! Are you willing to standup and protect our democracy-apparently not! ACTION speaks louder than words.
commented 2019-08-27 11:59:24 -0400
seems our little nazi butts has his hands in many coffers these days!
gee, THEFT, CORRUPTION, TREASON, DECEIT,etc. sure pay well.
gone are HONESTY, DAYS WORK FOR A DAYS PAY, HONOUR, HAVING A CONSCIENCE, MORALS, ETHICS!
what a sick world we now live in and getting sicker by the hour!
commented 2019-08-27 11:16:56 -0400
as I was reminded yesterday, the RCMP commissioner is RELATED to money bags/tax dodger morneau. elections canada CONTRIBUTES to the liberal coffers. The entire liberal caucus is WROUGHT with treason, theft, deceit, lies, corruption, criminal activities, they have shut down our resources (are looking at our natural gas as well), have chased away what was left of our industry/jobs, chased away ALL foreign AND domestic investments, have removed our BORDERS AND ALL LAWS PERTAINING TO THEM (except commercial/tax and tariff laws), has completely DESTROYED our once robust (but a couple of short years ago) ECONOMY, more and more canadians are going BANKRUPT, is recolonizing canada with the globes parasites/criminals/terrorists/ and even now the wealthy looking for their piece of our pie.
There is NO WAY this regime is going to be unseated in october! They completely control the media which most canadians listen to and the invaders/non canadians can legally vote the second they touch our soil.
Needless to say canadians aren’t going to do a SINGLE THING TO STOP THEM nor will any LAW ENFORCEMENT, COURT ETC..
Canada no longer is a NATION (by all definition ), we have NO sovereignty, no military, again, no law enforcement with the balls to do their job and escalating TYRANNY, TREASON, RACISM AND PURE HATE/DISDAIN AND CONTEMPT TOWARDS WE ACTUAL CANADIANS BY THIS REGIME OF TERRORISTS, NAZIS AND THUGS IS ESCALATING by the second.
WE WILL NOT SURVIVE ANOTHER WIN BY THIS GANG OF THUGS! They have NO FEAR, RESPECT for the laws, canadians, canada, freedoms, democracy, peace or the wealth of the land as they ALL HIDE THEIR WEALTH OFF SHORE AWAY FROM THE TAX MAN WHILE CRIPPLING WE CANADIANS soon to the point of us all being in the streets and begging for food. If you have been paying ANY ATTENTION since this regime took power, you SHOULD KNOW TRUDEAU IS SO FILLED WITH CONTEMPT FOR WE CANADIANS AND CANADA, HE IS WILLING TO DO ANYTHING TO ERASE US!
sure looks to me like canadians are going to ALLOW HIM TO FINISH US AND WHAT IS LEFT OF THIS LAND OFF!
Perhaps it is time we request THE U.S. get involved since we have NO LAW ENFORCEMENT HERE which will do their job (and all are WELL PAID BY US!!)!
The corruption, theft, deceit, lies, treason, crimes against canadians and canada grows by the day at an alarming rate as does the influx of the world here for their piece of the pie and NO ONE HAS THE GUTS TO STOP IT! it is WE CANADIANS, OUR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN ETC. WHO ARE THE ONLY LOSERS IN ALL OF THIS!
We have less than 2 months to go to the rigged, illegal, fake election (that is of course IF he even bothers to call one!) and canadians clearly DON’T HAVE A CLUE HOW SERIOUS THINGS ARE AND HOW DANGEROUS AND BAD THINGS ARE ABOUT TO GET ONCE TRUDEAU AND HIS CARTEL TAKE THE WIN AGAIN!
THE OTHER PARTIES ALL PLAN TO FORM A COALITION AGAINST THE CONSERVATIVES IF THEY WIN BUT THE CONSERVATIVES ARE AS BAD AS THE LIBERALS AS ARE THE REST.
tHE ONLY ONE I trust with MY COUNTRY, MY LIFE, THE LIVES /FUTURES OF MY CHILDREN right now is MAXIME BERNIER!
He is the ONLY ONE WHO SPEAKS FOR CANADA AND WE CANADIANS rather than as the others are all doing, PANDERING TO THE MASSES WHO HAVE NO RIGHT TO EVEN BE HERE MUCH LESS HAVE A VOTE!
It is OUR FOREFATHERS WHO BUILT THIS COUNTRY- AND THEY BUILT IT FOR US- NOT THE REST OF THE WORLD! IT IS OUR FOREFATHERS/ANCESTORS/FAMILY WHO HAVE AND CONTINUE TO SERVE IN WHAT IS LEFT OF OUR PITIFUL DECIMATED (VIA TRUDEAU) MILITARY WHO HAVE LAID THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE FOR WE CANADIANS AND CANADA yet canadians seem only interested in THEIR ENTITLEMENTS AND SHOPPPING!
something seriously WRONG AND VERY, VERY SAD going on in this land. In fact I would say CANADA AND ESPECIALLY CANADIANS have been sick for a long time- going back to PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU- OUR FIRST NAZI, CONSCRIPTION DODGER WHO BEGAN THIS MESS AND NOW HIS INSANE NAZI SON IS FINISHING THE JOB WITH SEEMINGLY FULL BLESSING OF CANADIANS!
we need HELP if we look forward to any future but that HELP is nowhere to be found here in canada!
time to ask the U.S. to intervene on our behalf otherwise start making plans for a new country to live in and hope they will welcome us as we have the entire world.
commented 2019-08-27 10:59:57 -0400
More corruption from Trudeau and the Liberal government. Obviously this pair think they can pull this off and the public won’t care. If Trudeau is elected again, just be prepared for more of the same and the downfall of Canada’s democracy.
commented 2019-08-27 10:36:34 -0400
SHAM election all bought and paid for there is no democratic process!!!
commented 2019-08-27 10:15:20 -0400
Duffy $90K alleged taxpayer fraud (found not guilty): MSM headline news for months and led to CPC election defeat.
Butts $200K illicit payment after resigning (temporarily): MSM crickets because Trudeau’s bribed and threatened media is needed to assure his re-election.
commented 2019-08-27 07:56:08 -0400
Trudeau promises seven billion in two weeks. Those who think they will receive the money better look at clean water on reserves and the other promises made by this treasonous bastard. Your cheque is in the mail from Trudeau.
Writing NSF checks is fraud when the countries bank account is empty.
commented 2019-08-27 04:22:02 -0400
Our corrupt and lawles PM has only been in power just short of four years and already the stench of the unbridled and limitless Liberal patronage of the Perp Minister to his friends and cronies has become unbearable. Trudeau must go.
commented 2019-08-26 23:56:41 -0400
Barb: you are exactly right if Trudeau is re-elected ,we in Alberta won’t recognize or respect this sham election.Either we leave or a revolution will be brewing,another 4yrs of this treasonous communist POS can’t be tolerated!!!
commented 2019-08-26 23:25:02 -0400
Global news reported tonight that the Trudeau regime has “promised” over 7 billion taxpayer dollars in only two weeks! The biggest receivers are (surprise surprise) Quebec, next Ontario and lastly New Brunswick….the places he has to shore up with the ROC’s money to buy the votes he needs to be re-elected! After the ethically and morally challenged faux PM drops the writ for the election he can’t buy Canadian votes any longer but he doesn’t have to do it till September 15/19. Two plus weeks to bankrupt the nation with all his dedicated back room dealing Librano trough feeders out in full force buying votes with Canadian’s tax dollars or more likely borrowed money.
Kudos to Global for tracking this BS outfit…..they also did a comparison with Harper in 2015, Conservatives then promised approximately 1.5 billion in one month compared to Trudeau’s 7 billion in two weeks!

Nothing the current regime of Trudeau and his back stabbers do surprises me any more but the smell of them continues to permeate and grows more disgusting every minute. Laying out the taxpayer red carpet for Trudeau’s favourite lap dancer is a mere drop in the bucket of BS this ammoral herd of reprobates are capable of. If elected again they will off their gloves and fully demonstrate their true demonic qualities.

If these failures are re-elected Alberta better have an immediate referendum to escape the Librano dictatorship that will inevitably be imposed.
commented 2019-08-26 21:19:16 -0400
Butts is leaving a sinking ship…..With Luck.
commented 2019-08-26 21:05:57 -0400
Absolute treasonous scum
commented 2019-08-26 20:53:13 -0400
Butts hired to consult on energy markets makes about as much sense as appointing Omar Alghabra as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs or Ahmed Hussen as immigration minister.

What would Butts do if he didn’t have the Canadian taxpayer to pad his pockets via his best buddy Justin.
Its time Canada to throw these bums the hell out!
commented 2019-08-26 20:51:45 -0400
DALE WARREN commented 1 hour ago.
The inane, inept & uninformed Butts is likely the most dangerous man in Canada………….

I have to agree with you Dale. I think that it is the Marxist in Canada who will vote for Trudeau come our Doomsday.
commented 2019-08-26 19:52:21 -0400
…and exactly how many government contracts, particularly Liberal, come in under budget. There always seems to be some unforeseen circumstantial costs. You know, like moving costs down the road such as a certain former Liberal chief of staff in the PMO had. Not that the Liberal Party of Corruption is corrupt of course, but that $200 K will probably become $500 K through those unforeseen circumstances.
commented 2019-08-26 19:17:24 -0400
The inane, inept & uninformed Butts is likely the most dangerous man in Canada today!
His Energy ignorance is almost laughable . . . Germany is doing poorly with their Green Economy. Butts is a Deep Green marxist loon . . . who will help Trudope take this country to 3rd world status.

Harvard study finds that wind turbines create MORE global warming than the fossil fuels they eliminate – and the same is true for scooters and electric cars
https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-08-26-wind-turbines-create-more-global-warming.html

Two Economists Warn Germany’s Climate Hysteria Will Be Its Downfall
https://climatechangedispatch.com/economists-german-climate-hysteria-downfall/

Go for it my fellow dumb Canooks . . . elect Jihad Justin for another term and watch your dreams melt like the Arctic didn’t !
commented 2019-08-26 19:09:47 -0400
Can you just imagine how seriously Potato Head was taken at the G7 with his latest blatant corruption?
And what did he talk about? Gender identity, gender identity and gender identity.
What a profound joke.
commented 2019-08-26 18:54:07 -0400
The still shot of Trudeau and Butts looking into each others eyes is a moment, caught on camera, when they have just decided who’s turn it is on top, for that night.
commented 2019-08-26 18:41:50 -0400
The hotbed of corruption that is the Liberal Party is openly showing it’s self for what it is. Dose this indicate that they feel so certain of winning the next election (rigged) that they do not care or have they just given up and are grabbing what they can, while they can?
commented 2019-08-26 18:40:43 -0400
This POS communist needs to feel some hard punishment-liberal rats!!!