February 26, 2016

Exposing Coderre’s hypocrisy: Here’s why he should support Canada's oil and gas industry

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

The Rebel.media’s billboard targeting Mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre, is up and it’s 10 feet away from City Hall, so you know he’s seen it.  

The billboard reads “You won’t take oil from Alberta or Saskatchewan? Fine. Then, no more oil-related equalization payments for you.”

For a province that’s accepted just over half of total equalization payments throughout time, it’s rich for Coderre to slam a project that will be of massive benefit to Canadians. Quebec’s number one import is oil, which has a price tag of $20 billion. The mayor also cited environmental concerns, but failed to mention that pipelines are the safest way to transport oil.

There are so many reasons to get behind this project, including saving billions of dollars in import costs.

Promoting Energy East means backing Canada’s path to energy independence and by importing American oil while they double production, we’re promoting the energy independence of another country. Quebec’s biggest import is oil.

Canada also imports oil from places like the Middle East, North and West Africa and Mexico. Regions that are considered to be in violation of human rights issues ranging from poor working conditions, prison sentences for online activists, forcing women into sex slavery, the use of child soldiers and the stoning of homosexuals to death.

In stark contrast, the proceeds of importing our hydrocarbons from right here at home would go to enriching the lives of Canadians that have human rights standards that are second to none.

When it comes to our resources, let’s face facts – promoting Canada’s oil and gas industry is in the best interest of the nation.

Canadian hydrocarbons are the most regulated and ethical source and by pushing the narrative that Canadian oil is evil while importing conflict oil from truly evil regimes, that’s just hypocritical.

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commented 2016-02-29 00:26:50 -0500
Alex said
the reason we wanted to separate is because of the crooked liberals… with trudeau now you understand why.
I agree with him on this one Imagine If Quebec separated we would have a Country between us and eastern Canada that would leave no choice but to become a Country ourselves
commented 2016-02-28 19:05:50 -0500
I think “Alex” is jimmy—tricky.

Judy—I send a few dollars each month to the REBEL from my pension, but I will send an extra 5 bucks for you next month.
commented 2016-02-27 23:31:30 -0500
I love the Rebel, you people are awesome. Please keep up the fight for truth in Canada. I would love to donate to Rebel, but I am unemployed and can not spare the cash. When I am back to work, I will donate.
commented 2016-02-27 17:49:59 -0500
Liza Rosie: does Maude Barlow have any cred? Perhaps she drives an electric car with both electricity and car paid for on the taxpayers dime.
commented 2016-02-27 17:18:43 -0500
Council of Canadians chairperson, Maude Barlow says, “This would threaten the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Bay of Fundy, water bodies that must be protected as part of the commons and a public trust, not as a highway for oil exports.” http://globalnews.ca/news/754567/transcanada-plans-to-go-ahead-with-energy-east-pipeline/
The St. Lawrence already is a highway for oil exports. Why has the oil shipped up the river in tankers not been a threat but this pipeline will be?
No LOGICAL argument, none.
commented 2016-02-27 17:12:41 -0500
To call Coderriere a fat pig is an insult to pigs. He sees local citizens only as ballots.
commented 2016-02-27 16:59:10 -0500
Look at this map of oil, gas and product pipelines in North America. How many municipalities and watersheds do you think they go through over and under? Existing oil pipeline already goes up the St. Lawrence as far as Montreal without ever having a problem. The new one would go further up the St Lawrence to Quebec city and then over to Saint. John NB. There is already a gas pipeline going up the St. Lawrence as far as Quebec City, then veering down to New York.
http://www.energyeastpipeline.com/home/route-map/ I agree with Alex that the bulk of Quebeckers are good people, some of my favourite relatives are from Quebec, and I bristle when I hear ignorant generalized insults aimed at them. Having said that i Also think they are woefully ill informed and only get a different perspective when their native sons occasionally venture west to work and see whats going on in the country. Quebec is an insulated society. The politicians there take advantage of that. There is no reasonable excuse for not going ahead with this pipeline to east coast tidewater.. I can’t imagine any Quebecker would be interested in transporting oil on rail cars from Montreal to Saint John after the Lac Megantic disaster. The risk with pipeline transport is minuscule compared to rail, these are new pipelines, built and monitored with the best technology in the world.
commented 2016-02-27 15:31:12 -0500
All these proves, what has been proven time and time again, is that Canada is a sectarian entity, where Central Canada leeches and suckers off of its colonies in Western Canada. Canada is a lie, a sham, of a nation and must be put to death once and for all.

With the rise of Islamism in Canada, and the Liberal government seeking to champion every single Islamist cause, most recently the Canadian government’s support for Israel, this could prove to be the breaking point of the Canadian Lie.

It will be up to Western Canadians to proceed with their sovereignist movements, even if it means destroying the federalist opposition with acts of violence. In the US, right now, we are witnessing a sea change in the nation’s politics, where a strong and moral US nationalist movement is near taking over the Islamist-influenced GOP establishment. In the case of the Democrats, they have no problem revealing their Islamist favouritism, by supporting candidates who have an unabashed hatred of America. The next Democratic nominee for president will be elected because they hate America the most.

As the conflict in America grows to its conclusion, it would be wise of Western Canadians to be equally vocal. You have only your chains to lose, Canadian weirdos.
commented 2016-02-27 14:47:25 -0500
I amaze myself sometimes at the speed and efficiency at which I can become disinterested in those that pride themselves in self-interest while craptastically claiming that their attitude is for the general good that being for themselves. That is until they hit my hot button.

“Quebec just doesn’t need more oil” profoundly, with raised clenched fist, screamed the you-gotta-read-this headline in the February 10th edition of the Montreal Gazette.

The author, referring to the Energy East pipeline proposal, mocks the 120 Quebec jobs needed for the operation of relay pump stations inferring that this is a handout to sway approval for the pipeline. If so this is a process the voting populace of Québec are all too familiar with. Just refer back to the Montreal yet to be paid for 1976 Olympics and the bailouts the Quebec and Federal Governments have been and will continue to throw at the ultimate financial subway busker, tin cup and all, Bombardier.

To the mayor of Montreal and surrounding fiefdoms as well as the premier of Quebec I pose the following question. If they are all in a tizzy about the perils of pipelines in consideration of the environment which I assume means in the event of a leak, then where have these sweated brows been for the last 74 years? The Portland to Montreal pipeline was commissioned in 1941 and over that time has safely delivered 4 billion barrels of foreign crude from the US Atlantic coast to Montreal. This required that the pipeline be constructed under Mayor Coderre’s favourite untreated sewage pond, the St. Lawrence River. Where are the -placards? Where David Suzuki, Neil Young, Jane Fonda and that other noted Chemical Engineer, Leo de Caprio? Why not just shut it down? Go ahead and then shut down your one and only refinery. Stand back as your gasoline pump price explode. Watch as the petrochemical industry packs up and moves to the Ontario refinery hub in Sarnia. Stand back and watch your political career and those of your colleagues implode.

Let’s see. Line 9B as is with the case of the Portland-Montreal pipeline, has been in event free service for 38 years but its reversal was “OK ed” because it was sending crude from western Canada which was and is less costly than the alternative that being Brent. Well that may not be true. Montreal and Quebec City wholesale prices are based on Brent crude. Southern Ontario prices are based on a 50:50 blend of Western Canadian Select and WTI whereas locations west of Thunder Bay use unblended WCS. Of note to those consumers in Quebec is that WCS is priced at $12/bbl versus the $30/bbl Brent crude.

If the politicians and the perspiring environmentalists in Quebec are looking an economic benefit in the Energy East proposal. Look at your pump prices and subtract $0.15/L because that would be the reduction in costs if WCS were running through this line to the Suncor refinery Montreal and the Valero facility near Quebec City.

If the politicians of Quebec choose to ignore this or not make this public knowledge then I suggest they hop on one of their subsidized business jets and fly away from the facts and the environmental fantasy land they are hiding in.
commented 2016-02-27 13:34:56 -0500
Pipelines are a federal responsibility. Why is Quebec interfering in this? I thought the whole idea of Confederation was provinces working together for the good of all. Unfortunately, it seems that Quebec and this Montreal mayor subscribe to the “selfie”, “me, me, me” mentality. Perhaps it is time for the people who oppose the events that are occurring today to advocate for self-rule.
commented 2016-02-27 13:20:03 -0500
Coderre has absolutely no problem using his transfer payment allowance welfare cheque to buy Saudi and Nigerian blood oil. That clearly shows that he approves of and supports beheading, Sharia law, slavery, Muslim terrorists, rape, bestiality, sex with little boys and on and on, including that wonderful book of hate commonly referred to as the Koran.
commented 2016-02-27 12:50:27 -0500
Alex I see you don’t want the pipelines going into Quebec .So then you will agree Quebec doesn’t need the billions of dollars that they receive for CANADIAN EQUALIZATION PAYMENTS ,because we are all equal in Canada and work together as one . So then the buck should stop at the Quebec border and let’s see how long Quebec can go without this .
commented 2016-02-27 12:45:53 -0500
ALEX, you are either willfully ignorant or an embarrassment as a Canadian. Coderre is just the latest example of a politician who doesn’t understand our constitution. He has no say in where a pipeline goes as that is strictly a federal responsibility. You say that “you” have your own oil, and that is true, however your backward province won’t access it for fear of losing your precious transfer payments. People of your ilk are the 30 year olds living in their parents basement working full time and complaining your food is cold and your laundry is not folded properly.
commented 2016-02-27 12:40:24 -0500
The attitude of Coderre and Trudeau and their progressive allies will simply fan the flames of Western separatism. Westerners are asking what good is Confederation if the East simply exploits the West and insults them on top of that. Quebec cannot continue to suck up transfer payments and block the very source of the funding for these payments. Common sense has left the room in Eastern Canada.
commented 2016-02-27 12:14:10 -0500
Energy east is a privately financed project. Liebranos will continue to oppose it until if and when the private interests agree, or are forced to be extorted by the Liebranos!
commented 2016-02-27 11:06:44 -0500
Did you notice Alex called it your oil?
commented 2016-02-27 10:40:19 -0500
Using rational arguments with politicians is so much water off a duck’s back. You are wasting your breath.

Bombs and bayonets are a real solutions.
commented 2016-02-27 09:08:43 -0500
Brian, why would we want to build a pipeline just so Albertans can have more money stolen off of their cheques by the feds who then give it to Quebec.
commented 2016-02-27 08:34:12 -0500
Alex, you are one woefully misinformed ignorant of the facts fool.
commented 2016-02-27 08:27:51 -0500
Canada as a country is a lie. Billions go to the mafia infested, union infected quebec while the rest of Canada pays for it.

Time for the West to separate and then buy back the east at a later date.

quebeckers are vile locusts with big mouths and a language that no one else in the world speaks.
commented 2016-02-27 02:23:56 -0500
Saying this one idiot is the voice of Quebec is like say Notley speaks for all Albetans
commented 2016-02-27 02:01:06 -0500
I agree that we should buy the oil in canada tho..your oil, (actually we have oil here that was stolen by our own politicians, so in a way we wouldnt need that pipeline)

in any case it’s not because you/we want something that the project to do it is a good safe idea.. that pipeline need to be more than foolproof and the path also.. i don’t see why not going just to or near montreal wouldn’t be enough for you.
commented 2016-02-27 01:56:29 -0500
and seriously quebec french bashing is retarded, we are not all the same..

the reason we wanted to separate is because of the crooked liberals… with trudeau now you understand why. Our “parti quebecois” has value that most of you actually want for canada.. a balance between conservative and (true liberal) without corruption and without loss of money in government like now.. and without being slave to canada’s will.

you speak like you know us but you know nothing of us but what your biased liberal media mcleans and shit tell you.

i’m not saying coderre isnt a pile of shit or lots of politicians here.. but the people are kind and do their best to survive in this harsh world.. but NO you will not put your fu… pipeline near all our fresh water lakes COMMON. Maybe you don’t care about water but it’s more important than oil.

and it’s not our fault if YOU accepted or was corrupted by your politicians that turned your own province to in an ugly sand square.. that you now NEED to make it work to survive.
commented 2016-02-27 01:43:12 -0500
The project is a mess.. it goes thru 800 water bed and 80 municipalities..

propose one that would go only to montreal and safe not going in waterbeds..
we would like to help you but there is a limit.. sorry

also im sure Trump will take some of your oil at least in the states near alberta.
commented 2016-02-27 00:42:54 -0500
What is most concerning to me about the issue of pipelines and the resistance of people like Coderre to the Energy East project is that there is willful ignorance of facts. There seems to be a deliberate irrationality to the anti-pipeline argument. If it is not deliberate and Coderre’s views are his honest assessment then that would lead me to a different conclusion about this man and those with a similar opinion.

An objective consideration of the arguments against any of the pipeline projects proposed in the last 10 years is in my opinion either irrational or ignorant. The arguments against pipelines is one or all of the following: safety issues, environmental issues including global warming, and the dirty tar-sands argument which is really another version of the environmental argument or an anti-Alberta sentiment disguised as something else.

These arguments are always advanced by people ignorant of the energy industry, environmental science, and the regulators who work as a neutral body to insure the safety and integrity of pipelines in this country. It seems that the public and critics of pipelines and the energy industry are content to be ignorant of the facts. But then, that seems to be the growing trend on most issues these days.

Ignorance is bliss, so says the cynic. There are two major types of ignorance that I have been able to identify so far in my life. The one kind is the sort where if you were to ask me how the lymphatic system in the human body worked, I would say I am very ignorant. I know very little of the lymphatic system that my body relies on everyday. I freely admit it. Yet, I am grateful that my ignorance does not impede the function of this very important (so I am told) biological apparatus. There is another kind of ignorance though. This kind of ignorance is one we are very familiar with but would prefer not admit too. This ignorance is that of the pack a day smoker, or the burger and fries daily diet, or the drunk driver, or the deadbeat parent, or the person who habitually mistreats others. The list of examples that demonstrate this kind of ignorance is lengthy. We are all probably guilty of some form of the second kind of ignorance as we all are of the first. Some of us are well aware of this kind of ignorance in ourselves and we try to confront it. Many of us are aware of this kind of ignorance in our own lives and have decided to accept it. In fact, that is the ignorant part. We choose to ignore a destructive behaviour because to honestly confront it would require strength of character, fortitude, discipline, and effort. It is far easier to choose ignorance than the alternative.
Going back to the issue of pipelines, I think there is a certain kind of ignorance of the second type that exists amongst the anti-pipeline people. The anti-pipeline people are bigots, snobs, bullies, and harbour an irrational hate. I think they know this and accept it and what is more they like being ignorant. Ignorance can be bliss and the bliss of the anti-pipeline agenda is wallowing in hate, misinformation, snobbery, pettiness, and being downright destructive.
commented 2016-02-27 00:03:29 -0500
Notice not as much talk in Que. about separation since their last Prov. election The reason being was polls were released that 36 % of English Canada wanted Que. GONE.
commented 2016-02-26 23:49:07 -0500
Accepting Lib-left fanaticism requires abandoning reason – even to the point f self destruction. Mayor (Quimby) Coderre typifies this.
commented 2016-02-26 23:48:22 -0500
I’m thinking that a 100% tariff on imported oil and oil products would be a good start on educating Eastern Canadians where their oil comes from. God knows it may even speed up a pipeline approval or two.
commented 2016-02-26 23:36:09 -0500
the French have not a care in the world except for themselves. get out of Canada now before we throw you out, frenchie.
commented 2016-02-26 23:23:12 -0500
Coderre is the least corrupt municipal politician Montreal could find. All he wants is his bribe – maybe a sting operation is in order?