April 09, 2018

Kinder Morgan suspends Trans Mountain pipeline — and Trudeau, Notley just shrug

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


Yesterday the pipeline company Kinder Morgan announced that they’re suspending all non-essential work on their proposed expansion of the Trans-Mountain pipeline.

That pipeline has been quietly and safely taking oil from Alberta to B.C. for the better part of a hundred years. Now Kinder Morgan proposes to expand and modernize it — and their proposal was approved by the non-partisan National Energy Board, after a lengthy public consultation and review.

But various legal and illegal attempts to block it, from the B.C. NDP — and from U.S.-funded anti-oilsands extremists, and the inaction by Justin Trudeau’s Liberals — well, Kinder Morgan has had enough of that.

Even this weekend, U.S.-funded protesters were breaking a court injunction, and trespassing on Kinder Morgan property, without Trudeau lifting a finger — the RCMP have been ordered to stand down and not enforce the law.

So Kinder Morgan said they’re turning off the spending. They will make a final decision on whether to kill the deal on May 31.

And Jim Carr, Trudeau's energy minister — whose chief of staff used to run the Sierra’ Club’s anti-oilsands campaign — held a press conference, to say he’s going to monitor things, but that “all options are on the table.”

By which he meant, of course: He had no clue.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's reaction was even worse:

A kooky idea to buy the pipeline from Kinder Morgan. Right. Nationalize it, Venezuelan style.

I’ve been telling you for three years that the Kinder Morgan expansion will never happen.

But there is one thing that can be done now:

Repeal the carbon tax.

Notley and Trudeau claimed a carbon would buy “social licence” — that if Alberta punished itself by taxing its own oil, that would somehow make environmental extremists agree to a pipeline.

I never believed it for a second. But now we know that didn't work.

NEXT: Aaron Wudrick, the Federal Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, joins me to talk about my idea about repealing the carbon tax in light of Kinder Morgan's decision, and also about Notley's proposal to nationalize the pipeline.

THEN: Broadcaster Eric Duhaime comes on to discuss the Quebec mosque shooter, who has changed his not guilty plea to guilty.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2018-04-10 16:34:56 -0400
DAVE WALTERSON that thought has occurred to me . I also only have the buffering happen while on this site, no where else. OR it is some technical thing from within? I have even complained to my server and had my computer cleaned of any bugs. I must admit though that this is not a recent thing.
commented 2018-04-10 16:19:23 -0400
This is an absolute clusterf**k! The deck was stacked against Kinder Morgan by the Feds & Provinces involved.
All of the players responsible for this are so transparent and should face consequences, steep consequences. Allowing US foundations to fund activists and send their ecoterrorists to block a legal contract is WRONG; funding and stirring up Canadian protesters should also be illegal.
Notley reminds me of a senile cat who can’t negotiate it’s way out of a corner….her plan for Alberta is a disaster.

Great interview with Eric Duhaime. There are quite a few missing links, and, questions left unanswered. I hope Andre Bissonnette will give a statement prior to the judge delivering his sentence in order to shed some light on this.

Something stinks! The publication ban on the footage at the mosque should be lifted. Who entered with weapons, who fled etc….is there audio recordings of what was said during the shooting? Did Bissonnette record or write a manifesto prior to all of this, or while he was driving away?
commented 2018-04-10 16:06:56 -0400
What’s the word for a head of government who works against Canada’s interests? What’s the word for a head of government who works to hinder economic development in Canada and make this country less able to care for its citizens? What’s the word for a head of government who works to destroy Canadians’ freedom and prosperity? What’s the appropriate word for many of Canada’s heads of government today? Oh, right: Traitor.
commented 2018-04-10 15:41:41 -0400
As I said in 2015 . . . Canadians voted themselves Off the Island . . .
The brain deads in BC voted last year for another “Depression” like the 70s and the 90s . . .
As investment capital continues to flee Canada . . . it’s all downhill from here!
commented 2018-04-10 13:52:34 -0400
To those who hate the buffering you must endure when watching The Rebel videos, you have to appreciate it is a way of censoring them by means of “throttling” the download speed. Slow motion censorship. The only thing that is buffered on my computer is The Rebel; everything else is good to go.
Trudeau is completing the destruction of the West started by his father. It is time to separate. Under eastern rule, Western Canada will NEVER be allowed to prosper.
commented 2018-04-10 13:16:41 -0400
The results of the shooting in Quebec still stinks.
Anti depressants AGAIN? Maybe its time for the pharmaceutical companies to take some responsibility. Doctors as well often do not monitor or follow up properly.
We need to know more details.
Could Eric go into the jail and interview Bissonette?
commented 2018-04-10 12:55:35 -0400
Horgan, you will be getting yours shortly.

If Nutly goes ahead with her crazy scheme she will be doing it precisely to waste taxpayers money. Draining the lifeblood out of Albertan’s is what she does. Its her job. The damn government needs to get out of the way . We don’t need them to do anything else.

To those smarmy environazis in lotus land karma is going to be a bitch.
commented 2018-04-10 12:31:37 -0400
Is Kinder Morgan still here? They are wasting their time.
Hey Nutly, those tumored fish are from plastics and pharmaceuticals. Stop letting your estrogen pills fall into the sink when you miss your mouth, and its too late for that micro bead facial scub, its not going to help you. You should have quit smoking 40 years ago. #FUTILE.
….and sewer Barbie, stop the poop into our water ways, it could go a long way to keeping hormone disrupters out of the drinking water, its turning our kids into freaks and is more likely the culprit for deformed fish. Fish are not endangered by the oil industry you lying witches .

https://www.travelalberta.com/us/articles/a-fishing-holiday-on-albertas-athabasca-river-778/
commented 2018-04-10 11:50:39 -0400
I have also had trouble with the buffering on and off since the beginning of the Rebel. Sometimes there will be stretches where it will run fine, then there will be days of buffering.
commented 2018-04-10 11:46:48 -0400
As far as these Aswad’s are concerned, everything is right on schedule and going according to plan. No surprises here. These aswads will get their due come next election. They will be so gone and done.

The only aswad’s who think these aswad’s have any value, are the ones on the dole or a civil servant. Parasites and leeches. No better than crap on the bottom of the workboots of the people who put food in their mouths and warmth in their houses. They make me sick.
commented 2018-04-10 11:23:41 -0400
ASWAD take a look at the pic of the 4 dip sticks that is the disaster.
commented 2018-04-10 11:19:13 -0400
- Canada is dead in the water until these jackasses are out of office. Canada, under Trudeau, has become a world wide joke – in every way possible.

- The only way we’re going to get rid of the carbon tax is to get rid of governments that have spending problems. The environmentalist movement was always about redistributing wealth – from the taxpayers & workers & private enterprise to Liberal cronies, corrupt UN officials & 3rd world dictators. Nationalize the pipelines? If Notley goes down the same road as Venezuela where the hell does she think she’ll end up?

- The Liberals cannot cover up the details behind the mosque attack & then use it to push for anti-Islamophobia laws & expect people to buy it. This whole thing stinks. If they had anything they could point to as an example of Islamophobia you can bet they would be coming forward with it. The fact that they’re covering it up speaks volumes.
commented 2018-04-10 11:16:21 -0400
Gerald Butts position should be an elected one, not a PM’s selection. He clarified that the oil/gas industry was on the chopping block right from the start. They (Butts, Horgan, Notley, Berman, Carr, McKenna) must pee a little in their excitement over what they had done to Alberta. Roy Jeanine is right, Alberta MUST leave this sad excuse for a confederation. I am so done with the lot of them. Vote Motley OUT, Trudeau OUT and Wynne OUT. Change this country into a productive one again.
commented 2018-04-10 10:03:20 -0400
John Ivison of the Nasty Post writes that failure to complete the Kinder Morgan pipeline could be the end for Jr.’s government. Jr. just cannot overcome his eco-radical left wing ideology. If only there was a Conservative leader who would exploit this potentially fatal error by the Liberal government.
commented 2018-04-10 09:35:38 -0400
Why blame Trudeau and Notley? I would suggest that the CBC ,CTV, GLOBAL ,Toronto Star ,National Post ,Globe and Mail are just as or even more culpable for the sad state of affairs in Canada.
Trudeau is a media creation He could not have won a majority without the media creating hatred for Harper and love for a hairdo.
The first chance to right the ship is the Ontario election. Lose Ontario to the crazy left and it’s all over.
commented 2018-04-10 09:11:05 -0400
Canada is blessed to have a leaders like Horgan and Weaver who stand up for the protection of Canadians from environmental disaster. History will declare them the hero’s of this period.
commented 2018-04-10 09:00:37 -0400
Still can’t watch the video but the comments are great. Oil is a blessing, liberals are a curse.
commented 2018-04-10 08:47:18 -0400
Fraser asks, “I LOVE OIL, DO YOU?”

Yup.

All those set against oil & gas are either too stupid to know all the products that are made from oil & gas or are benefiting from opposing oil & gas, probably financially, and probably from foreign funding, which makes those Canadians traitors to Canada.
commented 2018-04-10 08:15:40 -0400
POINTS TO PONDER…..WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE ELIMINATED OILWELL LOOK INTO YOUR WALLET AND SEE ALL YOUR PLASTIC CREDIT CARDS VANISH, REACH INTO YOU POCKET TO SEE ALL YOUR BILLS VANISH. WHAT WOULD YOU DO WHEN THE HOME YOUR LIVING IN CRUMBLES. WELL YOU WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO SEE THAT HAPPEN IF YOU WEAR GLASSES. ENJOY YOUR LIFE WITH NO OIL…..I LOVE OIL, DO YOU?
commented 2018-04-10 03:02:31 -0400
If only every leftard could experience for one week the standard of living they would have if all oil products from gasoline to jet fuel to plastic and nylon etc. were not being used in our modern economy. Starting with “alternative economy” Gerry Butts. We would never hear another objection about oil from any of them.
commented 2018-04-10 01:33:12 -0400
Progressives are succeeding in stopping resource development – yes, our entire nation and people will be poorer. Entering the next election Trudeau has to deflect responsibility and hopes to conjure up some explanation – nothing of much substance, just enough to paper over the chasm he will have created to bullshit enough Liberals to vote him back into power. It doesn’t matter what conservatives think – Trudeau isn’t speaking to them.
So Trudeau hires someone far enough away the press will have difficulty interviewing. At $285k, he will be so grossly overpaid his only question to his client will be … what do you want this report to say?
The EU does this regularly. They set up a commission in a member country to represent industry players grossly overpay the commission members with lifetime appointments, who over time, sell EU policy rather than represent industry players. The agriculture industry is ripe with this.
And people wonder why Britain wanted out.
commented 2018-04-10 01:16:09 -0400
Sewer barbie allowed 16 billion litres of raw sewage into the St Lawrence River with no environmental studies, and no protests, no delays, no opposition, just go right ahead again, every year, disgusting. The pipeline fiasco was the absolute plan of the ndpees and trudope right from the start and now in 3 short years in power, they have accomplished their goals. Unconscionable, shameful sub-humans. And more than 50 % of the Canadian population are agreeing with this disastrous travesty. So we are spiraling downwards with investments leaving this country. We are doomed. Alberta needs to go, this abuse will never, never stop, never.
commented 2018-04-10 00:39:55 -0400
Hating Pipelines is one thing but Hating your National Sovereignty & Economic Well Being is quite another.
commented 2018-04-10 00:23:01 -0400
Well I can’t watch this buffering garbage!
commented 2018-04-09 23:41:47 -0400
NDP Sucks—Tks for the link re Elizabeth May. It would make my year if that troubled woman goes to jail, where many of her voters come from.
commented 2018-04-09 23:32:41 -0400
As I said earlier, the law puts someone in a crazy house for 14 months with no rights and no visitors ( not even his parents) he will say anything that he is programed to say. Fifty years ago they had drugs that make you confess to anything they want.
Bissonnette was a great experiment for the Sanatorium Technicians.
commented 2018-04-09 23:22:06 -0400
The ‘Hairdo who would be King’ needs to be dethroned !
We, those of us who abhor what people(he) and his carful of people(clowns) are doing to our once great country need to stand up and be counted !
There were rallies held across the country on April 2 12 noon local, City Hall, to meet with like-minded Canadians and share our displeasure, disappointment, disgust, etc…..
We need to wake-up the sleeping Canadians who do not see what is happening in Canada and the direction ‘we’ are being steered.
Watch for and plan to join the next Trudeau Resistance Rally tentatively scheduled for June 2 12 noon local, City Hall.
commented 2018-04-09 23:10:20 -0400
Well, it sort of worked. Still having a lot of trouble watching the show. It runs for a few minutes and then stalls.
commented 2018-04-09 23:07:42 -0400
Thanks Fraser… it worked!