July 18, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Docs reveal bureaucratic meddling at NEB to give Liberals cover on Energy East

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

On the afternoon of September 8, 2017, senior bureaucrats at the NEB became aware of TransCanada's request for a 30-day suspension for the review of both Energy East and the Eastern Mainline project.

At the same time, the company announced they had already stopped funding the project August 23 — the same time the Liberals announced that downstream greenhouse gas emissions would be a factor for consideration in the pipeline approval process.

TransCanada said the initial 30-day suspension was to:

“Allow time to conduct a careful review of recent changes announced by the NEB regarding the list of issues and environmental assessment factors of the projects while understanding how these changes will impact the projects cost, schedules and viability.”

In short, the rules were changed on them halfway through the process, putting the viability of their project in jeopardy.

But, that was the whole point. It was politically easier for the Liberals to make the pipeline a financial loser through regulation, rather than just saying “no”.

The Liberal strategy worked and TransCanada would go on to completely withdraw their applications for the projects on October 5th 2017.

We filed a Freedom of Information request for their emails in the aftermath. Watch as I show you what was in these unbelievable emails.

I don’t know if the senior NEB bureaucrat was acting on her own or at the behest of the Liberals, but I’ll keep digging until I find out.

Either way, the politicization of a non-partisan government agency should concern us all.

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commented 2018-07-20 02:11:59 -0400
Thanks Harley McCartney. That was my observation of what was going on during the six years we lived on Digby Neck in Nova Scotia opposite St. John, N.B…. The daily offload of Middle East oil at the Irving’s Canaport docks and tankers chewing up the occasional whale as they plied up the Bay of Fundy….. Absolute MADNESS considering it should/could have come from Alberta/Saskatchewan via pipeline… ARE WE AS A COUNTRY STARK RAVING NUTS!… Or is it just “Ottawa” and the Boy Blunder having to take his daily orders from the “real” Prime Minister, Gerald Buttskie??
commented 2018-07-19 12:46:04 -0400
It’s not her job to cover for any politician, regardless of stripe. It’s an abuse of her position – a Breach of Trust
commented 2018-07-19 12:45:21 -0400
Great digging Sheila. What about any emails for say, 2 mos prior to the announcement? Might find a gem in there somewhere.
commented 2018-07-19 10:07:49 -0400
Sheila, you are diligent that’s for sure.

Thank you for all your hard work.

Jan G. You are correct ALL Canadians need to know this.

(I figure about a month from now, once some other so called conservative news reportings will touch on this info all the while distancing themselves from the Rebel)

At least now that this is posted on the Rebel, daily reader Gerry Butts will be aware that lies and deception are catching up to him quicker by the day.
commented 2018-07-19 08:06:57 -0400
The energy east pipe line was to be cancelled to keep uncle Pauls ships hauling OPEC oil from half way round the world to Canada 800,000 barrels a day no carbon tax and no ships registered in Canada paying tax. No up-stream down stream tax for them. Yet another way to rip off Canadians
export billions of dollars and jobs.
This government is working for elite so called Canadians. They will do anything to stop Canadians from using there own resources and being self sufficient.
Treasonus.
commented 2018-07-19 00:02:49 -0400
Excellent Sheila. If only all Canadians could hear this.
commented 2018-07-18 21:29:58 -0400
Excellent work Sheila, once You start digging You don’t stop until you get your man. Perhaps you could investigate Trudeau’s little trip, to the Caribbean this summer, you know the one, to that Island with lots of Orphans from around the world housed on it.
commented 2018-07-18 20:49:34 -0400
Wow Sheila, government drones everywhere… willing to work on a Sunday to work up what they consider to be plausible deniability for their dear leader!
commented 2018-07-18 20:24:44 -0400
Wasn’t those downstream emition concerened made by Obummer what almost got the US sued by Trans Canada over, that is till Trump came in and saved the day for the US by approving the pipeline. I will be doing my part to make this go viral in NB where Energy East was so badly needed.