December 22, 2016

Does Trudeau really believe a carbon tax will make investors choose Canada over the U.S.?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Do you think that, everything else being equal, an investor would rather come to a place where they will have to pay a higher tax? Is that how you act in your own life?

Justin Trudeau said as much yesterday in Calgary, about his own planned national carbon tax.

This is nuts.

The carbon tax is going to stop tens of billions of dollars of investments coming to Canada. Trudeau says industry really loves carbon taxes. I guess Statoil, the massive Norwegian oil company, didn’t get the memo. They just abandoned Canada.

So did Koch, the second-richest private company in America. Their vice president, David Koch, just met with Donald Trump. Do you think he was lobbying Trump for a carbon tax, or telling Trump to follow through on his campaign promise to cut the U.S. corporate tax rate from 35 per cent to 15 per cent?

It will be interesting, and dangerous, when Trump and Trudeau first meet.

Donald Trump is a builder, who has made 40 skyscrapers, and made fortunes, and lost them, and made them again.

And then you have a male model who thinks that a carbon tax will bring investment to the country.

Yeah, I’m worried about how that first meeting is going to go. Is there any way we can stop Trudeau from meeting Trump for a little longer — like maybe four years?

To talk more about how the carbon tax will harm Canada's economy, I'm joined by our Alberta Bureau Chief Sheila Gunn Reid, as well as the author of "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels," Alex Epstein.

FINALLY: A preview of the speacial programming we'll be bringing you every day between now and January 2, 2017!

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commented 2016-12-22 23:39:19 -0500
That Trudeau a globalist/socialist does what does and says what he says comes as no surprise. Troubling however is the response by some business and industry ‘leaders’.
According to Calgary Herald report on Trudeau’s message to the a Calgary Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Wednesday, Calgary Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Adam Legge said, “We’re not saying ‘Don’t move forward,’ but be very careful of our competitiveness”, and Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Tim McMillan said he was encouraged that the government included competitiveness as one of its eight principles it would consider when developing a framework for a national carbon price . According to the Herald, both Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi (who concluded “Will the carbon levy in 2017 make us uncompetitive? It’s probably not at a level where that will happen.”) and Legge, “also echoed comments by Trudeau and said Canada could attract clean tech investment and talent if the United States ‘takes a step back’ on pollution legislation”.
commented 2016-12-22 23:03:08 -0500
It’s become very evident that spud TruDope & cabinet is suffering from an aliment, caused by way too much CO2 pressure in that head of his – anyone have a lead pill to relieve the pressure??
Seems like TruDope is working at financing his own demise – soon only Queerbecers & a few Ontarians & maybe a few Saskatchewan oil patch workers will be the only ones the CRA will be able to collect any taxes from. Hopefully it gets right down to only politicians paying taxes – WOW – can just see the sweating about to soak their undies!! …sure hope it’s a bit more than sweat.

Eh, LLoyd – already Flappy Spud is beaking off about Trump – and is “channeling” Clintoon’s wishes for power. I think TruDope is in the know – of how much of a lickin he’ll be getting – not just from Trump but the rest of us too! And – just like Nutley – he can’t move around without all that extra security – I think he’s onto understanding his own Treasonous ways!! Aren’t tyrants always the ones being hunted?!
commented 2016-12-22 22:59:32 -0500
Jim Schulz: any way you can post your comment to my facebook page? I have been preaching much the same to my ideology-driven associates and family. Nice to quote someone else.
It is amazing to me (retired physics/math teacher) the extent of wilfull ignorance amongst those in leadership roles who hold some academic credentials
commented 2016-12-22 22:56:10 -0500
Yeah I started to miss Mr Harper when I saw he was loosing the election. For all of his faults Mr.Harper cared for the country and the people. He really was the best P.M. we ever had.
commented 2016-12-22 22:44:48 -0500
Justin is the Worlds — White Nigger.
commented 2016-12-22 22:28:03 -0500
I sure hope we hold Quebec hydro electric to the enviro standards.They produce large quantities of methane gas.That is worse than co2 in climate.It is far from green .But that is Quebec and we know they are better than us.Just ask little spud.
Expanding Niagara hydro electric would have more sense and less money then all the dam wind and solar farms.Plus the farm land would not be lost.
Ontario hydro talk about a ponzi scheme.
commented 2016-12-22 22:12:07 -0500
Trudeau is going to shoot himself in the foot with his Carbon Tax, he is committing the biggest fraud ever known in the history of Democracy.

To the best of my knowledge, Canada is the only Country in the world to have a Carbon Tax enforced on it’s population, I stand to be corrected on that.

Other Word Leaders would never follow this route, they know that it would mean their last term in office, if they did. Justin continues on his path of destruction because he has the Islamic vote behind him. He considers Himself invincible.

Trudeau; If you go down to the woods today, Be prepared for a big surprise. You Fucking Arseole.

Sorry for the bad language but I feel that we are all being pushed over the edge and find it frustrating. Jesus Christ, this is Canada not Islamisbad.
commented 2016-12-22 22:01:00 -0500
The fact the rebel exists proves Gods existence. Everyone working to a common goal is the definition of integrity. Merry Christmas. Without it we are doomed
commented 2016-12-22 21:41:07 -0500
In a few decades from now, Trudeau’s time in office will be seen as the beginning of the end for a sovereign Canada. Not a good legacy for Justin Trudeau, our beloved “special needs” prime minister.
commented 2016-12-22 21:20:05 -0500
The TRUMPSTER will have to take small potatoes to the wood shed and give him a good mashing
commented 2016-12-22 21:18:42 -0500
I wish Ontario had a Sheila with a Gunn - Merry Christmas !
commented 2016-12-22 21:01:26 -0500
I ALWAYS vote for a Politician that wants to Tax me more and also Believes that he can Control the Climate.
commented 2016-12-22 20:54:16 -0500
- There’s a saying in the world of sales & marketing – people buy on emotion & then defend their purchase with logic. I suspect that that’s what Prime Minister Selfie is doing. He bought a lie & is now trying to sell it & it’s making him look like an idiot. Well, more of an idiot. The pipelines that China wants will be built – they paid Prime Minister Little Potato good money to make that happen. I’m not worried too much about Trump – he knows what Obama was & Trudeau is. He’ll take down junior but understand that Canadians are stuck with him. We reelect him – that would be a whole new ballgame.

- Any small business owner knows more about economics than the entire Liberal brain trust (have any of them ever run a business or have they all been activists & politicians?)

- It’s too bad that Trump & Harper couldn’t be in power at the same time. They could have formed an energy exporting block that would put OPEC out of business once & for all. I have Epsteins’ book. Should be getting to it soon. So many books, so little time. I already read Ethical Oil – great book. Obamas’ “you didn’t build that” speech was lifted from Elizabeth Warren & shows a complete ignorance of business & government. Where do they think government gets their money from?

- Thank You & Merry Christmas to the Rebel team. We wouldn’t be supporting you if you weren’t necessary. Keep fighting for freedom!
commented 2016-12-22 20:44:53 -0500
Ahhh the rainbow retard shares more of his “wisdom”. Almost as brilliant as the much ballywho’d self balancing budget and growing the economy from the heart out.
commented 2016-12-22 20:43:40 -0500
Boy that Junior sure has outsmarted that neophyte Trump. He is positively gloating about what a great “opportunity” he has seized upon by imposing a “carbon tax” on Canadians. Yup, “The Donald” sure missed the boat on this one. Methinks Canada is toast.
commented 2016-12-22 20:37:12 -0500
Trudeau our VI (Village Idiot) says in Calgary that carbon is a pollution! Are Canadian Scientists that stupid, can any of them explain it to him, CARBON IS NOT A POLLUTION! Here is a letter I sent to the NDP Alberta government to which I have received no response.

NDP Climate Leadership Plan
This plan is the largest pile of bull droppings I have ever seen. CO2 is not pollution, it is in fact life for our planet! I have a couple of questions.
1) What molecule is required in the atmosphere for all plant life to grow and below 150ppm all plant life dies?
2) How much CO2 in ppm is currently in the atmosphere?
3) What is the highest level CO2 is believed to have reached?
4) What is the most important greenhouse gas in the atmosphere? Hint: The earth is covered mostly in it.
5) If the temp goes up does the atmosphere hold more or less of this vapor?
6) How much energy in the form of heat/temp is required to do a phase change for water from a liquid to a vapor? Answer: 2257KJ/kg (a lot).
I hope you can see where I’m going with this. CO2 is required for all plant life on our planet. The more of it the better our planet does (within reason). People with an agenda, usually money tell everyone CO2 is a pollutant when in reality it is LIFE! Water vapor is the molecule which controls the temp of our planet, not CO2, the more CO2 in the atmosphere the better the plants grow and in the volumes man is producing the planets temp is not increasing. If the temp does rise, the water cycle controls the earths temp through the phase change, clouds and rain. This is the real inconvenient truth and real science fools like our current government fail to understand. I and many others are against this plan! Coal in this country is burned cleanly and if not it can be burned every bit as clean as natural gas. Natural gas is a nonrenewable resource and I am wondering how you are planning to heat homes when we use all the natural gas to make electricity, coal? Start using your brain and do some real science instead of the fake science you are currently using!

I have yet to receive a reply and I guess I should not expect one. Confusing the issue with the facts is not something Trudeau and Notley want to here. They just want your money!
commented 2016-12-22 20:19:57 -0500
How does turdumbass visit calgary without starting a riot. If he came to my town i would throw rocks.
commented 2016-12-22 20:15:10 -0500
I always tell my wife that we have to cut this Quebec slack because he’s so incredibly stupid, but this stupidity is dangerous for the Canadian economy. What an idiot!
commented 2016-12-22 20:10:03 -0500
Small Pota-toe “believes” whatever See-More Butts tells him to.
commented 2016-12-22 20:09:02 -0500
Taxes of any name have never attracted any investment of any kind. According to Trudeau the whole world is heading towards prices on Carbon. That’s just B.S.
commented 2016-12-22 20:08:40 -0500
Trudeau is talking about the tax poacher companies, who can’t make it in a free market. Either because, they can’t raze capital for their wacky ideas, their stuff is crap that doesn’t work, or it’s too expensive and nobody what’s it. The real job and wealth creator companies wouldn’t come near the place.
commented 2016-12-22 20:07:13 -0500
This imbecile is about to crater what ever productivity that is left after 2 of Canada’s 3 wealth engines have been hollowed out by eco-kleptocracies. Let him finish it off, there will be no doubt then who drove the final nail into Canadian prosperity and he will wear the ensuing long term economic winter – it will be his legacy as a one term inept PM.