August 30, 2018

Court of Appeal kills Kinder Morgan pipeline — giving the world’s investors another reason to avoid Canada

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


The Federal Court of Appeal today ruled that the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion was illegal. So they killed it.

There is still a chance to appeal this decision to the Supreme Court. But even if Trudeau appeals the decision, or even if he tried to comply with their orders for more lawyers and more hearings, the message is clear: Canada is closed for business.

Now let me read from the ruling:

"However, effects from the operation of Project-related marine vessels would contribute to the total cumulative effects on the Southern resident killer whales, and would further impede the recovery of that species (...) and that it is likely to result in significant adverse effects on Aboriginal cultural uses associated with these marine mammals.”

What does that mean, "cultural uses"? Don’t ask, you racist.

According to the Port of Vancouver, there are more than 3,000 ships that move in and out each year. We buy things from China and Japan and Korea. And we sell things to China and India.

It’s a huge employer, the port. Both in B.C., and obviously for any factory or consumer whose stuff passes through.

So if the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion proceeds, that will add a massive… one more ship a day. One more.

I’m not as wise as a federal court of appeal judge, but if more than 3,000 ships a year are OK for those killer whales, how is one more a day not OK?

Oil tankers already sail in and out of the Vancouver port right now. And in the decades that has happened, there has never once been a navigational incident.

But here’s the extra level of bad news here:

Catherine McKenna, the disgraced global warming minister, has introduced legislation called C-69, with 412 more pages of new environmental rules, including ones related to "gender."

You’d have to be nuts to invest a dime in Canadian heavy industry.

So Canada will deindustrialize. And Donald Trump will wait right there to catch it all — all the money, all the factories, al the pipelines, all the jobs.

He’s about to take our auto industry too.

But hey, we’ll always have our culturally sensitive, gender equitable killer whales... 

NEXT: Candice Malcolm, founder of the True North Initiative, comes on to talk about the NAFTA negotiations.

THEN: Dr. Daniel Pipes, president of the Middle East Forum, updates us on the situation in Venezuela.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2018-09-05 19:04:15 -0400
Instead of exporting our lovely oil to foreign countries why don’t we refine it and make plastics, toys, printer ink, paint etc etc. and make 100 times the money per barrel than a simple pipeline export? And just to be fun, I would like a little share of the $100 Billion a year oil industry. Why do Albertans get nothing from any oil activity profits? How much money is exported by foreign corporations? How much do they actually invest? And I don’t mean borrowing from my bank or getting tax dollars from government (ie our own tax money)
commented 2018-08-31 21:29:52 -0400
https://www.spencerfernando.com/2018/08/31/the-betrayal-of-alberta-continues-to-worsen/

“What kind of country would simultaneously shackle the economic potential of their most dynamic region, while constantly taking huge amounts of the wealth generated by that region?

Unfortunately, that country is Canada under Justin Trudeau.

The ruling against the Trans Mountain expansion, and the impossible approval process imposed by the Trudeau Liberals represents the worsening betrayal of Alberta.

And to get a sense of how systemic that betrayal has become, consider the fact that the government reserves the right to place all kinds of restrictions upon Alberta’s economy, yet feels totally entitled to take billions in transfer payments from Alberta and give it away to provinces that oppose the very industry that makes those transfer payments possible in the first place."
commented 2018-08-31 20:41:30 -0400
AMY LYNN commented 14 hours ago
Robert, police officers are not allowed to pose for electoral photos while on duty. Did you read your own article?
commented 2018-08-31 20:41:07 -0400
Alert!!!
Leftist diversion in progress.
commented 2018-08-31 15:46:26 -0400
Deborah Graupner. Something I’ve been saying for a time now, TruGrope (actually Gerald Butts) engineering a financial “emergency” in order to impose a dictatorship over Canada……
commented 2018-08-31 12:31:06 -0400
ROBERT MCCLELLAND commented 1 hour ago
The talks turn bitter? I kinda thought they’ve been needlessly confrontational and bitter for quite some time.
https://canoe.com/news/national/nafta-deadline-looms-talks-reach-critical-stage

Doug Ford must be crapping his pants as he’s forced to sit their as the clock ticks down and watch the Trudeau gang use his auto industry as a sacrificial lamb to protect Quebec’s dairy cartel. Will Ford be the first premier to bolt from the pack and say screw Trudeau, Soros and this dysfunctional country, and go to Washington to cut a real free trade deal.
commented 2018-08-31 11:09:28 -0400
And now the push is on to disarm the population, which is what Hitler did to the Germans. The liberal traitor’s disaster is unfolding at break neck speed. I think with the collapse of the Canadian economy, that our traitor PM will use the chaos to instill himself as the official dictator of Canada, so that he can’t removed in a democratic election.
commented 2018-08-31 10:41:04 -0400
Fred Albertan , 100% agree
commented 2018-08-31 10:39:18 -0400
Kanada has become a laughing-stock. It cannot be repaired. Alberta needs to secede.

Hopefully, the pain is soon bad enough that we can get that done. Alberta could not possibly do any worse as an independent country.
commented 2018-08-31 09:26:36 -0400
Now you know why PET wanted Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms so badly. He gave the courts the ultimate veto on progress in order to turn Canada into a communist hole. His son has just put the final nail in Canada’ s coffin. Remember that Chinese warship that was staged off the pacific coast, when junior was installed in our parliament? That was a symbol of who really will control Canada, and why the liberals have been thumbing their noses at NAFTA. They want to destroy trade with the US because they have sold out to China and the UN’s agenda. I can’t wait until judgement day when all will be made right with these evil beings.
commented 2018-08-31 09:01:17 -0400
Amy, I only posted the article because I thought some would like to see it. I offered no opinion on police having their photos taken with people. Mind you, I couldn’t resist taking a shot at the so incredibly far left, you can’t believe it HuffPost in the process.
commented 2018-08-31 09:00:30 -0400
Robert, I got in that article about Faith Goldy as far as "… but always a far-right troll … " and stopped. It was more than clear that Davide Mastracci is just another lying hateful opinionated socialist, not worth reading the garbage he writes.
commented 2018-08-31 08:53:44 -0400
IF YOU DON’T THINK IT COULD HAPPEN HERE REMEMBER VENEZUELA THE SOCIALIST IE. COMMUNIST HAVE DESTROYED THAT COUNTRY. RIGHT NOW THE SOCIALIST IE. COMMUNIST N.D.P. LIBERALS AND GREEN ARE DOING IT TO CANADA.
AGAIN IF YOU THINK VENEZUELA IS A SMALL COUNTRY THE POPULATION IS ABOUT THE SAME AS CANADA 34 MILLION.
YOU NOW WHAT TO DO VOTE OUT THESE SOCIALIST IE. COMMUNIST.
commented 2018-08-31 08:53:40 -0400
Ezra, we hear a lot about increased shipping. How many oil tankers a month go in now, and how many will go in afterwards?
Since nobody offers this statistic, it is probably pretty low.
These numbers should be part of every story!
commented 2018-08-31 08:48:12 -0400
Unfortunately our legal system is not a justice system.The downward spiral from justice to merely legal has been in play for many years.It has simply accelerated.Catch phrases like “victims,cultural considerations,ethnic factors” and others,mix well with the bafflegab that spews forth from legal entities.
commented 2018-08-31 08:31:45 -0400
HOW MANY KILLER WHALES LIVE IN THAT SEA OR ARE THEY JUST PASSING THROUGH. WELL HERE’S A SOLUTION LET THE NATIVES INDIANS HUNT THEM UNTIL THE WHALES ARE GONE.
commented 2018-08-31 06:50:40 -0400
Robert, police officers are not allowed to pose for electoral photos while on duty. Did you read your own article?
commented 2018-08-31 06:09:28 -0400
If you Grant special status to all these minority groups and attach no consequences for their recalcitrant and obstructive nature ,you will reap this type of reward for your niceness.
A society and culture cannot thrive or even survive under these circumstances .
Canada in Name Only? This country isn’t what it used to be and we have nobody to fight for what is just common sense .
commented 2018-08-31 05:03:02 -0400
Shipping by rail is more expensive, more environmentally harmful, harms wheat farmers and means Canadian governments get less revenue from oil sales for social programmes because the oil producers cannot get the world price for oil. Meanwhile, the other oil producers are merrily selling all the oil they want. This is madness, sheer utter Liberal madness.
commented 2018-08-31 04:50:42 -0400
John Ivison of the Nasty Post writes that “Trudeau said he would solve the problem. It’s become a political disaster”
https://nationalpost.com/opinion/john-ivison-on-justin-trudeaus-trans-mountain-pipeline-stalemate
Interesting that Ivison portrays Junior as more of a victim of the Green Meanies than a co-conspirator but at least he concedes that it is a political disaster for the Boy Blunder. At least he got most of the story right. It’s progress, I guess.
commented 2018-08-31 03:07:27 -0400
We all should have seen this “gobblydook” decision from the Federal Court of Appeal coming from the day the Boy Blunder was elected… This all too clever “knitting” of some kind of indigenous people’s consultation and killer whales indicates what kind of future decisions we are going to get when “everybody” is smoking pakalolo in Ottawa… As has been pointed out by other posters here, the approval of a new K-M pipeline would add about one tanker per day to those plying the waters of the Straits of Juan de Fuca now!… FACT for tiny brains out there:- The American tankers from Alaska to Anacortes and Cherry Point and Ferndale already constitute the majority of traffic down the straits every day, and that is not going to change!… FACT.. The tankers do not go up the Straits of Georgia or Johnson Strait on the “inside passage” which is half of the killer whales migratory route… FACT.. The B.C, Ferry Corporation, one of the largest in the world, plows more water in killer whale territory than any other shipping company… Grow up children! Grow up and face reality rather than staged “drumming circles” for the TV cameras…
commented 2018-08-31 02:22:46 -0400
Love seeing the trolls defect and play dumb when what we claimed would happen is happening.
commented 2018-08-31 02:21:52 -0400
Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark.
commented 2018-08-31 02:21:09 -0400
Leftist liberalism is a mental disorder. Every day the left grows more and more insane. Their policies and practices are all based on “feelings”. Never facts, science or biology. Feelings are often not rational, which is why the left’s policies are often suicidal and result in their own demise. The deindustrialization of Canada to be politically correct is one example of the insanity of the left.
commented 2018-08-31 01:26:45 -0400
I seen this happening as soon as the government said that they were getting involved so no big surprise for me .