October 05, 2017

Trudeau kills Energy East, but Quebec still wants Western cash? Say no!

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

This is a bad day for Canada, but it is particularly tragic to westerners.

Justin Trudeau just killed the $15.7 billion Energy East pipeline project, and the thousands of new jobs it would have created.

The Media Party is reporting that the pipeline company, Transcanada, made the decision. Wrong.

Transcanada were still gung ho until a few weeks ago, when Trudeau changed the rules three years after they applied, saying that even if the pipeline is safe, that’s not enough.

Now Energy East would also have answer for any global warming from any oil companies who might ship oil through the pipeline in the future. That’s never been done before. It was made up to kill the deal.

So oil from Alberta and Saskatchewan would have to meet Trudeau’s approval.

But not Saudi oil coming in by ship.

Not American oil that comes into Canada by rail — like the oil train that exploded in Lac Megantic in 2013.

Are you surprised?

Like his father, Justin Trudeau doesn't care about oil and gas jobs. They’re just westerners. They don’t vote Liberal. He hates them.

Quebec Liberals were literally cheering today. I’ll show you.

Yet each year, Quebec gets billions of dollars in equalization from Alberta and Saskatchewan, the two provinces that would have filled Energy East.

Trudeau can’t have it both ways. They can’t kill every oil pipeline and still expect to shake down the oil patch for money. They made their choice. So now it’s time to cut them off.

Last year we ran a campaign called CutThemOff.ca. We put up billboards in Montreal, saying, no Energy East, no oil money.

But they didn’t care.

Well, if we have any self respect, we have to care.

Today I’ve launched a NEW CAMPAIGN at CutThemOff.ca, and we’re asking you to be part of it.

First, we’re launching a petition, calling on all the political leaders of Alberta and Saskatchewan to serve notice that they no longer accept the equalization formula.

We’re going to run a billboard campaign, and radio ads, across Alberta and Saskatchewan to the same effect.

We’ll have identical bumper stickers, saying "JUST LIKE HIS DAD," to help spread the word.

And we’re also going to run another billboard in Quebec, in French. To let them know they can’t kill thousands of jobs in the west and still expect western oil money. No more. “Rien de plus.”

This is as bad as it gets. Trudeau is going to kill the last pipeline proposal still breathing in Canada, called TransMountain. And the national carbon tax will be the final nail in the coffin.

Hundreds of thousands of men and women are unemployed in the oil patch. Quebec Liberals just killed thousands more jobs.

If you want to join our fight — even if you’re not from the west, if you’re an ally of the west and an enemy of anti-industry extremists, if you’re an ally in Quebec even — VISIT CutThemOff.ca.

TONIGHT’S GUESTS: Veteran Edmonton journalist Lorne Gunter joins us to give us the reactions from Western Canada.

Then Eric Duhaime, that outspoken pro-oil, pro-Western Quebecker, will talk about the reaction in his home province, and his thoughts on the future of equalization.

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commented 2017-10-08 03:47:52 -0400
JIM WEBB… I’m in hapless British Columbia but having worked on a few political campaigns at all three levels of government in past years, I can assure you that not letting UCP candidates mouth the usual platitudes is key to getting some straight answers… DON’T TOLERATE POLITICAL BABBLE AND SPIN – DON’T SIT DOWN UNTIL YOU GET SOME REAL ANSWERS!…
commented 2017-10-07 20:56:12 -0400
I vote to leave Canada NOW
commented 2017-10-07 18:46:01 -0400
Ron
I agree, but timing is everything.
Are you talking a federal party or a provincial party (like an Alberta / Saskatchewan version of the PQ)?
Adding another right of center cause to the provincial ticket at this time risks splitting the vote that for now seems assured to go UCP. We do not want give Nutley 4 more years by default because the right becomes split, again.
Let’s get our own house in order first. Sounding out UCP candidates leading up to the next provincial election may start to influence the views of a party that is already up and running. If they sense there’s enough traction to be gained from actually listening to the grievances they may start taking a harder line all on their own.
commented 2017-10-07 11:47:16 -0400
Jay is such a little man. It’s not our fault that he’s so poorly endowed.
commented 2017-10-07 00:35:38 -0400
Jay, I see you are not doing your homework. s\Shall I send you to the office?

Jay you may also remember that the Truck driving muslim in Nice killed 86 without a gun. But he still had a true just like we drive here. Maybe we should ban trucks and beat the Euroweenies at their own game.

In Bataclan the attackers killed 120 some. France already has some of the strictest gun control laws so how does that fit into your ideas?
commented 2017-10-06 18:44:56 -0400
I’m with you BZ.. That’s a pretty tall order for a bunch of complacent cocksuckers who can only make the walk to the fridge to get a beer while they’re watching their favourite programs on TV… The RCMP have long since outlived their usefulness and are only being employed as a force to oppress the people. Bread and circuses are the ultimate in entertainment with TV and porn as well as Internet distraction for entertaining. I guess that’s very akin to Nero fiddling while Rome burnt.!!
commented 2017-10-06 18:38:03 -0400
Remember this saying?

“Let those eastern bastards freeze in the dark.”

Cut off the cash and close the borders to the east – do not allow them in to western Canada.

Shut down the pipes going to Ontario immediately.

Let those westerners who left the west under government orders – I was one – back in and firmly close the gate.

Fire the RCMP immediately and hire new individual provincial police forces to take over from them.

Watch the military be called in and most will do nothing as they do not support the feds either.

Time for some civil disobedience.

But first!!!!!!

You MUST fire the RCMP – they are bought and paid for by the feds of today and TOTALLY owned by the feds – as the border incidents have proved.
commented 2017-10-06 14:42:24 -0400
When and Where do we start Ron.!!
commented 2017-10-06 14:01:39 -0400
The silence is deafening !!!!!
commented 2017-10-06 13:42:17 -0400
Maybe Derek Fildebrant would lead a Alberta separation party and I would be the first to contribute time and money for such a important endeavour . Until this happens western Canadians will always be little bitch slaves for these ungrateful eastern assholes . Anybody wast to help me get this thing off the ground or should we just sit here and whine about it ?
commented 2017-10-06 13:30:50 -0400
Personally I really can’t understand how shortsighted and weak we are in the west for not actively discussing and challenging our currently elected “civil servants” on the prospects of separation.!! Shame on us for tolerating as long as we have the miss use of our natural resources or maybe I should call it out right theft of our natural resources while treating all the people of this country as serfs and peasants and taxing them at nearly 50% in a resource rich country like this… Where the fuck is all the money going .!!
commented 2017-10-06 13:12:57 -0400
A lot of people think a Lieberal culling would bring things back to normal !
commented 2017-10-06 13:02:06 -0400
Trudeau needs a Magnum and I am not talking Wine. 357 would do the job.
commented 2017-10-06 12:36:56 -0400
Any changes to voting procedures would constitute an immediate call for separation of the west.!!
commented 2017-10-06 12:03:10 -0400
Liza, he will legislate changes to allow refugees to vote in 2019!
commented 2017-10-06 11:42:31 -0400
My kids are starting to pay attention. Justin had better bring in more migrants and get that voting process properly rigged by 2019 or who how the heck will he be able to stay in power?
commented 2017-10-06 10:39:28 -0400
Ooops! The Boy Blunder strikes again. In a Business News Network poll of voters over 80% agree with the position of Brad Wall on the Energy East cancellation. People aren’t buying the Liberal spin. Sad.
commented 2017-10-06 10:20:27 -0400
The leftists embrace a crisis and take the position of Rahm Emanuel who was chief of staff for President Obama, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb-YuhFWCr4
commented 2017-10-06 10:16:34 -0400
Let’s see.
The oil from Alberta is already on our land. No need to ship it from the Middle East. A pipeline is as safe as an oil tanker and once installed, can be in service for many years.
So, our Alberta oil would be cheaper than the middle eastern oil (based on logic and some possibly wrong assumptions).
The powers that be, ie Truedope and his minions, are all fairly well off. Cheap oil is of no concern to them because they have inflated salaries, monetary perks and their travel costs are subsidized by the taxpayers.
Who benefits from middle eastern oil?
The Saudis who are all great friends of our traitorous prime minister and his evil cabal.
commented 2017-10-06 10:09:19 -0400
JILL AND JOHN WARD, I would agree that desperate times call for desperate measures. This insanity has to be put to a stop. But how many who are somewhat concerned want to get off their comfortable couch (comfortable for now). How many happen to enjoy his sunny ways?
commented 2017-10-06 09:23:56 -0400
Yes, a Dark Day 💔💔💔 it’s time to END EQUALIZATION PAYMENTS NOW ❤️🔥❤️

It is ABSOLUTELY INSANE to demonized CLEAN, ETHICAL CANADIAN OIL AND GAS and buy from OPPRESSIVE, DICTATORIAL Nations – WAKE UP ❤️🔥
commented 2017-10-06 09:17:27 -0400
Proud Infidel posted this message from the Premier of Saskatchewan earlier and it deserves to be posted again.

Please read this as it is an excellent statement.

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Today is not a good day for Canada. It is not a good day for the federation. It is a very bad day for the west.

TransCanada made the decision to cancel Energy East – but make no mistake, the reasons for it fall at the feet of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal government. They have been, at best, ambivalent about the project and then moved the goalposts at the last moment by asking the regulator to consider the impact of upstream greenhouse gas emissions.
Imagine if something like this was considered prior to the construction of auto assembly plants in Ontario or the factories that manufacture heavily subsidized jets in Quebec or the highways and rails that transport those products.

Former federal Liberal Cabinet Minister, and now Montreal Mayor, Denis Coderre cheers the cancellation of this pipeline. He who leads a city that, just 2 years ago, used a pipeline to dump 4.9 BILLION litres, or nearly 2,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools, of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence Seaway.

It is a good thing that Mr. Coderre’s hypocrisy needs no pipeline for conveyance, for it would need to be very large and could never get approved for construction.

When Coderre cheers for the end of this pipeline, he cheers for the imported oil we buy from Saudi Arabia, where women can now drive, but the public beheadings continue.

He is cheering against an energy sector in our country that employs thousands and has paid on average over the last 3 years $17 billion annually in taxes and royalties to Canadian governments.

$17 billion is enough to pay for 680 new schools, 1.8 million knee replacements and 4.25 million child care spaces. We have lost an opportunity to strengthen quality of life in Canada.
Beyond the immediate impact, there are other reasons to be concerned.

A new Liberal carbon tax, new Liberal tax changes for small business (that will hurt many in the energy sector and farmers), changes to the NEB applied only to this sector and not to others, and methane regulations that will not be mirrored south of the border, with whom we must compete for job creating investment dollars.

We have a company that committed more than a billion dollars to a project and made earnest efforts to address the concerns of the public and regulators. A company that made 700 changes to its plans as part of that response. Make no mistake, other companies’ decisions to invest in Canada will be informed by this debacle.

The expectation of course from the federal government, and some powerful central Canadian interests, is that the west will just grin and bear this latest blow to our economy and our people.
That our taxpayers in Saskatchewan and Alberta will continue to send, without question, about $2.5 billion in equalization payments to help support Quebec that receives $11 billion in equalization per year and $1.4 billion to Ontario. All of this despite the fact that low energy prices have resulted in job losses and lower revenues for the last 4 years.

Something needs to change. For the west to continue on like this in our federal system is the equivalent of having Stockholm syndrome.

The decision by TransCanada to cancel the Energy East project was made because of a lack of interest and leadership – or worse, intentional decisions and policies of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government. He should answer for this. He needs to be held accountable for this.
His actions and his government’s actions may well have some westerners wondering if this country really values western Canada, the resources we have, and the things we do to contribute to the national economy and to quality of life for all.

Brad Wall
Premier of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Party
http://www.saskparty.com/
commented 2017-10-06 07:11:33 -0400
AGAIN: SHUT OFF ALL THE TAPS TO ALL GOVERNMENT COFFERS BEGINNING WITH TRUDEAUS AND PULL YOUR MONEY OUT OF THE BANKS (FOR FEW DAYS ONLY TO A WEEK TO START) AND WATCH THE ENTIRE MESS COME CRASHING DOWN! WE HAVE TO BRING THIS NO GOOD SICK ANTI CANADIAN BASTARD DOWN NOW BECAUSE THERE IS NO WAY HE ISN’T GOING TO BE VOTED IN IN 22019!! HE WON’T ALLOW IT AND BESIDES HE HAS BROUGHT IN AND ALLOWED ILLEGALLY IN ENOUGH FOREIGN VOTERS AND PROMISED THEM AMNESTY AND FAST TRACKING TO CITIZENSHIP TO KEEP HIM IN ! HE HAS KILLED CANADA AND MADE IT NOT A COUNTRY ANYMORE BUT RATHER A GLOBAL WELFARE SANCTUARY DUMP AND WE WILL NOT SURVIVE HIM!! NOTHING BUT PURE HATE, DISDAIN AND CONTEMPT FOR CANADA AND WE CANADIANS!! HOW COULD ANY CANADIAN WITH ANY LOVE OF THIS COUNTRY HAVE EVER VOTED FOR THIS?? HE TOLD US ALL WHAT HE WAS AND WHAT HIS PLANS WERE WELL BEFORE THE ELECTION YET HERE WE ARE! TOO MANY JUST LIKE HIM LIVING AND ENJOYING ALL WHICH THIS COUNTRY ONCE HAD TO OFFER IT APPEARS. TIME FOR A GOOD CLEANING FROM THE TOP ON DOWN AND SOME MASS DEPORTATIONS AS WELL!
commented 2017-10-06 06:35:46 -0400
Canadians have a short memory and the Trudeaup clan count on that when they run for office. The whole family lie through their teeth and are as corrupt as they come.

It’s time to keep the pressure on so that little puke doesn’t get another shot at further ruining Canada.
commented 2017-10-06 06:11:38 -0400
Well done Jim Curry..
commented 2017-10-06 02:14:03 -0400
Jim Currie

I couldn’t agree more, Brad Wall would be a very capable leader.

Back in 1905 the notion at one time was that Alberta and Saskatchewan would enter Confederation as one province….guess where that idea was squashed as “unmanageable”. And by the then (French Liberal) PM of the day, it should be noted.

So this crap has been going on for awhile.
commented 2017-10-06 01:56:34 -0400
Jim Webb,very well stated. I have read many very well articulated opinions about this very ill informed short sighted decision orchestrated by our challenged Quebecer Prime Minister, yours was one of the best. Another great opinion was by our outgoing and very capable Premier Brad Wall. It would be my dream to be part of a separate Western Canada with Brad Wall as our leader. I believe we could quickly be part of the G7. Sadly it is a dream that when I awake I am still part of the colonies controlled by the Eastern Canadian government.
commented 2017-10-06 01:27:32 -0400
OK, some random thoughts ….

The current left liberal / media fallacy is that it was TC’s decision as a private company to scrap Energy East, that the economics to the pipeline weren’t there so they walked away, therefore no one can blame Ottawa or the Selfie Queen’s / Gerald Butt’s government. Pure sophism. Changing the rules late in the game to make the enviro reviews MORE onerous was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back on a project that had a long payout to begin with. Most worthwhile oil and gas projects do not have an instant payoff, even something as “simple” as drilling a well is going to be subject to a payout calculated over time; the planning is long term and based on multiple best / worse case scenarios. TC would not have invested the millions and the man hours to conduct all the studies, undertake the reviews and make the multitude of presentations and applications just for media optics. They would not have applied at all if the dollars hadn’t been there. And they only walked away AFTER Ottawa threw the new hurdle in their way. So yeah…TC walked away due to economics alright, but only because Ottawa tilted the playing field to such a degree that the economics no longer made any sense, and future governmental interference was too uncertain to read.

This latest example aside, I’ve written it before; the mechanics of Canada are lacking, and will ALWAYS favour the population base. That means Ontario and Quebec, specifically the Windsor/ Hamilton / GTA / Ottawa / Montreal / Quebec City Bubble. Not all in the Bubble suffer from cranial-rectal inversion; but the population with the Family Compact / Chateau Clique elitist attitudes in the Bubble is larger enough vs. the rest of the country to effectively disenfranchise those with differing viewpoints from the frontier. The 1867 BNA Act may have been state-of-the-art when the West was comprised of 6 million moose and buffalo, and a scattering of teepees, because at that time Canada DID pretty well exist only east of the GTA; however the Act and prevailing views of “Confederation” from 1867 clearly lack flexibility or nuance in a modern setting where roughly a third of the national population now live west of the Manitoba / Ontario border. With no governmental mechanism or political stomach to address the imbalance, policy by population rules, and overall Canadian nationhood stagnates.

Strange, in a country where we cater to the thousandth degree over the rights of the one-legged black lesbian transgendered Islamic acrophobe population’s rights to a washroom colour of their choice, that we don’t at least pay some lip service to the diverse views of a much more sizable portion of the overall population, which may just not happen to share the views of the Central Canadian elite or their media mouthpieces (or the “Real Canadians”, as they prefer to self-describe).

And of course, Trudeau is already on record of saying that only Quebecois make good PM’s. So that’s THAT argument settled once and for all. (And isn’t he just so dreamy?)

So really, what’s the point of pretending that any region outside the Bubble even matters? That being so, what’s the point of pretending that Canada remains a viable entity? If any national party, of whatever ilk, is continually going to pander to the interests of a localized geographic region at the expense of other geographic regions, why even bother pretending this is a national “confederation” of regions to begin with? Especially when we see such fecally-filled golems as Cochon Coderre actively celebrating another region’s misfortune?

So bring on the Western referendum, especially after this latest example of Bubble-headed leadership. Since the opposition to pipelines carries East as well as West, the only outlet left is to the South; if that’s where we have to ship so be it, but going forward let’s do so for our benefit alone. And for those who would lazily have us throw in our lot with the States, I say give your head a real shake. Why trade in one disinterested federal government in Ottawa for another one located even further away in D.C.? A new start means a broadening focus on diverse industry and new opportunities beyond simple resource extraction; if landlocked Switzerland with its far more limited land mass and resources can exist to a high standard for centuries I don’t see why the Prairies can’t as well. Or is it just easier for some of you to continue to ride along on American coat tails, as the Bubble has steered Canada into doing since the mid-60’s?
commented 2017-10-06 01:19:49 -0400
By the way Jay… my right to lethal self-defence trumps your right to die unprotected and unarmed in a gun free zone.
commented 2017-10-06 01:16:40 -0400
Hey Jay I posted this on the other thread but since you mentioned guns I’ll post it here too.

“Yesterday I placed my shotgun on the front porch…i noticed that it didn’t have any shells so I placed three right beside it .
While looking down at it I also noticed that it didn’t have any legs so I gave it a wheelchair to get around in if it wanted. While I was gone the mailman came and delivered some mailand the young man across the street came and rake my leaves for me. A girl also walked her dog several times in front of my house while some cars pulled up and stopped for a while in front of my house while some people got together and visited that same afternoon…
after 10 hours I checked my shotgunand it had not killed anyone in spite of all the many many chances that it had that day.. in spite of all the chances that it had to kill or injure people it never did a thing and in fact it never even moved…can you imagine how surprised I was with all the hype about guns killing people.. somehow I think it must be people miss using firearms or I must have the laziest gun in the whole world..
I am off to go research spoons now because I hear they make people fat.. I will keep you informed of my findings.!!”