August 11, 2016

Quebec killed a billion trees and 10,000 animals for an ENERGY project. Where’s the “green” outrage?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Quebec Liberals are so self-righteous about their energy. If you ask them, they say it’s renewable, clean energy, from hydroelectric dams. Not like that “dirty” Alberta oil!

Except Quebec’s dam system was created by flooding thousands of square kilometres of forests.

When you flood a forest, you kill the trees just the same as if you chopped them down — except their wood can't even get used for anything, and they don’t grow back.

And 10,000 caribou died from the mercury released by the flooding. But when a single duck gets covered in oil in the Alberta oilsands, it’s international news.

To create the James Bay system, aboriginal people were ordered to move and given a trifling settlement. But nothing happens in the Alberta oilsands without a dozen Aboriginal consultations and financial arrangements. The same with any pipeline project.

See a pattern here?

Why doesn’t Alberta get credit for its boreal forest?

Because if Alberta got credit for the trees it didn’t cut down, Quebec would have to penalized for the billion trees it did cut down.

And Quebec Liberals like Denis Coderre and Justin Trudeau couldn’t have that.

How could they justify their tax on Alberta then?

NEXT: Tom Harris, Executive Director of the International Climate Science Coalition, comes on to talk more about this blatant environmental double standard.

THEN: Our own Andrew Lawton rushed to the scene of the "home grown terrorist" and now he joins me with updates.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2016-08-12 16:28:11 -0400
Where’s the outrage? Why, that’s only for the western part of Canada and the average taxpayer. Foolish to think the eastern elite and Quebec in particular would ever be subject to the same scrutiny!
commented 2016-08-12 15:33:14 -0400
- “Environmentalists” are very selective where they express their outrage. Wind turbines kill hundreds of thousands to millions of birds & bats every year & they ignore it or even justify it. They never protest OPEC oil. Indonesia is being deforested in order to produce biofuel – not a peep about this or the animals that are being driven to extinction. Don’t expect any real answers from these people. Their beliefs are based entirely on feelings, not facts. They twist the data afterwards to match those feelings & then try to convince themselves & others that science is on their side.

- Brazil getting credit for their rainforest reminds me of the carbon offsets (modern day indulgences from the climate cult.) If you want to relieve your guilt from, oh, say, jetting all over the planet to attend some bogus climate summit, you buy carbon offsets to maintain your unearned sense of moral superiority. These offsets are unregulated & self-policed & made Al Gore hundreds of millions of dollars. They consisted of having people not cut down trees they had no intention of cutting down in the first place, paying for fields of trees that never actually got planted, paying for what turned out to be dead trees, and on and on. Another green scam.

- Islam comes to small town Canada with the ongoing assistance of “progressives.” Lets hope only the terrorists get killed in the future, though we sure as hell can’t count on that. No word from the Liberals? Why am I not surprised.
commented 2016-08-12 15:15:55 -0400
I’m with you Ken, and I would wish Saskatchewan would join us as well as Northern BC and the Yukon. Fk the rest. We’ve been raped for too long.

DJBT et al
commented 2016-08-12 13:57:06 -0400
Alberta needs to punt the ndp, install the wildrose and separate from canada.
commented 2016-08-12 09:30:28 -0400
Stephen Harper expanded the number of hectares of our national forests but… credit for that.
commented 2016-08-12 09:06:47 -0400
If the imam pm gets another term , there will be a tax on every different type of molecule
commented 2016-08-12 08:07:41 -0400
Thank you Rebel for reporting things we would NEVER hear about without you. sure do wish it was a perfect world and the millions given to cbc would be split between Rebel and them. 2 opposite views equally funded.
commented 2016-08-12 02:02:25 -0400
Great show Ezra…
lol The herd is blind.
commented 2016-08-12 01:35:31 -0400
Egil great point.
commented 2016-08-12 01:28:00 -0400
Canadians complain about the American influence in our society but really have no problems buying into the propaganda which is designed to destroy our industries.
commented 2016-08-12 00:34:56 -0400
If you had to kill animals and trees with your bare hands to own a smartphone the eco kooks would not think twice about it.
commented 2016-08-12 00:33:53 -0400
Socialist hypocrites think everyone and everything is acceptable to destroy for their goals. They sure think they are gods among the rest of us. There hypocrisy is stunning.
commented 2016-08-12 00:27:00 -0400
clark you must get your info from some ecco nut like susuki because you don’t know what the hell your talking about
commented 2016-08-11 23:19:46 -0400
Valerie Clark, you need to qualify the 40 year life span of a dam! Grande Coulee dam in Washington state has been in operation for more than 60 years, and the WAC Bennet dam has been in operation almost as long – and they are still in operation. There are many world wide that have been operating for a lot longer than 40 years.
commented 2016-08-11 22:38:29 -0400
Dams have a usable life of about 40 years before they fill with silt and become useless. So all these trees and animals died for 40 years worth of power. But now we know why Denis Coderre wanted to stop pipelines from Western Canada!
commented 2016-08-11 22:00:55 -0400
If you are a socialist then your goals are just. The ends justifies the means, kind of thinking. Individualism is dismissed, the common goal overrides individual creativity, giving rise to popular stupidity.
commented 2016-08-11 21:34:36 -0400
No, Justin said it was disgusting to favor religious and ethnic minorities for a photo op. Photo op. Yeah. Just don’t give them ideas. Wait til they tax hydrogen
commented 2016-08-11 21:08:38 -0400
That is exactly what Trudeau did , he favored Syrians over all others
commented 2016-08-11 20:41:40 -0400
I don’t have a problem with this..

Stop it already you will kill BC,if BC doesn’t get site C Dam, BC is screwed !!! Since when did you turn to left wingers ?

In BC this is where our power comes from and they are trying to build a new one but the left wingers are blocking it..

Without it, BC will have high electricity rates as we don’t get electricity from anywhere else…BC brings in too many people per year with no infrastructure for them .. No roads, Hospitals, Water, Housing etc…

It rains from Oct-May non stop yet we are told to not use water, from May-Oct we have water restrictions ,Yet it rains non stop from Oct-May and probably 1 month during the Summer…Yet no lawn watering or car washing WTF !!!!! They say don’t wash your car but I was mine every 2 days and that’s the 4 I own and drive !!!

Stop bringing in immigrants if you don’t have the infrastructure .. and don’t bring any in if they are not Judeo Christian and live the West life style, otherwise you have areas of -——- ruining everything and turning your country -- !

Funny my Parents live in Arizona year around and they don’t bitch at you to stop using water, they don’t tell you don’t have a shower or don’t wash your car Canada is turning to a left wing a scum bag Country, they cater to immigrants and dump all over their born here citizens !!!! I am leaving here in 2 years,my business will be sold then and my house etc,and we are GONE !!! I cant live with 50 years of Trudeau, as there are NO term limits,unreal !!!

So bitch about Hydro electric dams where they are good, YES ,even long term !! As they bring in loads of clean energy and more important loads of ENERGY !!!

We need Hydro electric Dams ,they are Good !!!
commented 2016-08-11 20:38:56 -0400
All that land up there is to come under the Yellowstone to Yukon corridor,and all of it is to have no industry, and no humans allowed.
commented 2016-08-11 20:21:23 -0400
Where was amnesty international on this one?
commented 2016-08-11 20:11:12 -0400
In answer to your Question “Where’s the green outrage”? – I’d say it’s where it’s always been: in high interest bearing trust accounts run by billionaire globalists looking for opportunities to come up where it can cause maximum impairment to their competitor’s interests. Look at who the major contract winners were on the JBP and who the big winners are in it’s operation and energy sales and that will pretty much answer the question why the project was unhindered by eco-protest mischief.
commented 2016-08-11 20:11:00 -0400
Drat. I miss-spoke.

As CO2 levels increase treeline goes down for elevation and up for latitude. How much credit will Canada get for the extra plants from marginal zones that can now support forest? None? Why am I not surprised?
commented 2016-08-11 20:09:36 -0400
Just another reason to get rid of Quebec or make them play by the same set of rules as Alberta and the rest of Canada as the country will not break up if one privileged part of it leaves, probably make Canada more united if anything.

The main reason for keeping Quebec is about keeping a small number of French/English speaking politicians and civil servants in power,who are in power because keeping Quebec means keeping bilingualism required in such jobs, means excluding the 85% of non-officially bilingual Canadians.
commented 2016-08-11 20:07:22 -0400
As CO2 levels increase treeline goes down for both elevation and latitude. How much credit will Canada get for the extra plants from marginal zones that can now support forest? None? Why am I not surprised?