February 06, 2018

Do Notley and Trudeau really want a pipeline built — or are they quietly glad BC is blocking it?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

As we've told you since her election as Alberta's NDP premier, Rachel Notley has been anti-oil for years. 

So, of course, as premier, Notley was against the Keystone XL pipeline to the U.S. — and she was glad Obama killed it. She was against the Northern Gateway pipeline to the B.C. coast — and she was glad Trudeau killed it, even though the National Energy Board approved it.

She was against the Energy East pipeline to Quebec and New Brunswick. When it was killed, she didn’t object.

Then there's Rachel Notley’s old friend, John Horgan, the NDP premier of B.C., where Notley herself used to work for the NDP, where half of Notley’s staff came from. Horgan said he wanted to review the last remaining pipeline proposal, the Trans-Mountain Pipeline expansion by the company Kinder Morgan. That pipeline has been happily pumping away for more than half a century. It’s how B.C. has been getting its oil for so long.

Horgan opposes it. And really, so does Notley. I say that, because in her two plus years as premier, she has never lifted a finger to promote it.

But with Jason Kenney and the United Conservatives gaining in popularity, she’s panicking. She had an emergency cabinet meeting and said she's going to buy any more electricity from British Columbia!

Except those talks between B.C. and Alberta about electricity broke off last year. Notley just didn’t cancel them in a huff. She’s lying again — playfighting with her friends in B.C.

Notley has been pretending, for about ten minutes now, that she deeply deeply loves the oil patch and pipelines.

Not even the CBC seem to believe her anymore.

Should you...?

NEXT: Senior Edmonton Sun columnist Lorne Gunter and I discuss this matter further.

Lorne warns that "civil disobedience will come" if anti-oil activists don't get their way, and shares what else his government sources have told him.

THEN: David Menzies is covering the Ontario PC leadership race for The Rebel.

He's in studio with me to talk about Doug Ford's big Toronto campaign event — and the entrance of "Princess" Caroline Mulroney into the race.

FINALLY: Your letters to me. PLUS I talk about some of the Rebel Producers' Club events I've been hosting lately (and what one fellow told me, that really stuck a chord...)


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commented 2018-02-08 02:31:37 -0500
Oh hell; let’s cut the CBC’s “studious ignorance” crap… The Boy Blunder on the international stage, is the subject of “behind his back” jokes from Switzerland to China to Australia…
commented 2018-02-07 19:15:27 -0500
You two guys were having way too much fun…pointing out all the ‘flaws’ in Princess Caroline’s campaign…positions.
Go Doug!
“Australian columnist Rita Panahi called him(Justin) the “Kim Kardashian of political leaders; an all-style, no-substance himbo with all the depth of a puddle.”

Who says the foreign press hasn’t been very kind to Justin Shallowpuddle?

Can this fool, Justin Himbo, embarrass Canadians any more than he has already done – regularly…no, no, no, that’s the wrong question to ask…
commented 2018-02-07 16:23:46 -0500
The Daily Caller is all over Junior, now there is an article by Grace Carr featuring a teary eyed picture of Junior. The article deals with Junior’s explanation that his “peoplekind” comment was just a joke.
commented 2018-02-07 15:53:54 -0500
Jena Greene of The Daily Caller covered Smilin’ Andy Scheer’s outstanding performance in Question Period and included the footage from the House. She left Junior a pulpy mess. Bravo.
commented 2018-02-07 14:26:39 -0500
I always laugh when someone says “being a stay at home mom is the hardest job in the world”
While very admirable, if you can do it in your pajamas, how does that rate?
commented 2018-02-07 12:48:35 -0500
It is almost guaranteed that the K-M Pipeline twinning will be built. The Chinese expected great things from Trudeau, and after two years he has disappointed them to no end. (with other resources also) Beijing thought that with their friend Justin in charge, they could pick a Canadian Resource and set up shop as long as they appeased the 1st Nations and some local Mayors.
Justin will push this through as he is running out of Countries that respect him.
commented 2018-02-07 12:42:02 -0500
Muta Ween – the by-election that Jason Kenney won just before Christmas, by almost 72% is a good gauge of Notley’s popularity and potential in the coming election. It’s why she’s out flapping her gums and pretending to want pipelines now. Nobody I know believes anything she says!
commented 2018-02-07 12:39:38 -0500
OMG! Smilin’ Andy Scheer actually came out of hiding from underneath his desk and did a great job in question period taking Junior apart concerning his town hall response to a vet. The Tories were raucous and Scheer was actually on a roll. Where the hell has that been all this time? Welcome to the party Scheer. Let’s see if he has the guts to keep it up and take it on the road.
commented 2018-02-07 11:45:12 -0500
Have their been any recent opinion polls conducted to guage her popularity and potential to form another government?
commented 2018-02-07 11:17:01 -0500
Of course they don’t want it . These idiots think they can keep taxing the working people for all there scams . In my opinion they are all lining there own pockets with back room deals . I’m sure trudope brings breaf cases full of cash to each part of the world he travels to to deposit in his secret accounts.
commented 2018-02-07 03:19:03 -0500
Just for the record.. The present terminus for Western oil is at the Irving refinery outside of St. John, New Brunswick via the Canadaport dock on the Bay of Fundy… But restricting more inflow of Western Canadian oil means they will continue to input more oil from the the Middle East and Venezuela each and every day….
commented 2018-02-07 02:53:42 -0500
Can’t say that I am all that educated when it comes to the oil industry. I topped out at taking intro to rocks for jocks in university. My issue is not so much around the consequences of energy harvesting. Rather, I am just sick of protesters doing things like blocking traffic.
commented 2018-02-07 02:33:04 -0500
David Eggan has the education portfolio and has socialized and added communist BS throughout. Teaching kids to love choosing the life of an SJW. Still he keeps his job. We need and want academic based education only, leave our kids out of the brainwashing. That’s what Rachel wants, it seems. No surprise about how they delay the pipelines and squabble, drag their feet and continue to destroy the industry. She’s a disaster and a huge Alberta mistake.
commented 2018-02-07 02:17:54 -0500
Another Mulroney in politics? Can you say Carl Heinz Schrieber?
commented 2018-02-07 01:50:29 -0500
Anna Berke gas lines are far more dangerous and you live near one. IDIOT!
commented 2018-02-07 01:49:23 -0500
Hey anti pipeline fools, look at a pipeline map someday , especially in Alberta , they are everywhere. IF they are so dangerous the province would have been destroyed long ago. IDIOTS!
commented 2018-02-07 01:48:06 -0500
Anna Berke WOW a pathetic group of activists calling themselves engineers? LMAO! Now go live next to wind turbine like a good sheep.
commented 2018-02-07 01:12:45 -0500
Ezra, you forgot to mention John Cordillo who does a great and extensive job too in the US.
commented 2018-02-07 01:11:48 -0500
Consider contacting your MP or MLA with the following question …
“If Canada does not increase energy exports, will world consumption fall?”
The answer is no. There are plenty of other sources. Consider the Irving oil refinery in Newfoundland. Their buyers secure oil from suppliers based in eastern US, Gulf Coast, Mexico, South America and Middle East. If Canada doesn’t want a place in their rolodex, no big deal.
So if world consumption isn’t falling, neither are carbon emissions.

So why are we doing this … WHY?

Notley has lied and misled her supporters.
Texas is booming – Canadian high tech drilling rigs and crews are moving there – yeah that’s Alberta’s big export these days. Thanks NDP.

BTY, in 2017 Notley’s carbon tax increased my residential cost of natural gas by 43%. Thanks again NDP.
commented 2018-02-07 01:05:18 -0500
My last comment was off topic, but it need saying anyway. Now as to Notley: She is throwing a ‘Hail Mary pass’ in pretending to be for the new Kinder Morgan pipeline. Can’t wait for her to be booted out in the next election.
commented 2018-02-07 00:55:15 -0500
PM Newspeak prefers ‘peoplekind’ to ‘humankind’ because the words ‘human’ and ‘humankind’ still have ‘man’ in them. Watch for the lunatic to outlaw the words ‘human’ and humankind’ as sexist because of that.
commented 2018-02-07 00:15:20 -0500
Al Peterson—-Can you explain why the Scots would murder a Religious Cardinal, yet today they seem to get along well with Muslims?
commented 2018-02-06 23:42:37 -0500
RON JOSEPH commented
Although I never liked Patrick, I feel it was an unfair way to unload him.
So true Ron. It reminds me of an old Scots poem about the murder of Cardinal Beaton
“But of a truth the sooth to say,
Although the deed was foully done,
The loon is well away.”
commented 2018-02-06 23:40:28 -0500
I was in a corner store the other day buying a coffee and a paper (I’m dating myself), and lamented the fact these friendly stores are dying out in this high cost of real estate town. But it is with more anguish and dread we are watching in slow motion leftist governments kill our natural resources while at the same time handcuffing us with carbon taxes. They are discouraging companies willing to invest billions in safe proven technologies while whining for “renewable, sustainable energy” whatever that is. We are sitting on fields of an energy that is pretty much all we and the world use right now and is worth alot and they want to shut off the tap and suggest we manufacture lint brushes and sell them at the farmers market.
commented 2018-02-06 23:39:36 -0500

Remeber when SOB’s stopped the gateway pipeline. I hope they shove those tanks right up your ares you ungrateful SOB’s
commented 2018-02-06 23:27:02 -0500
Space Moose, here some “opposition” argument. Read it and then tell me your educated opinion. After that I will tell you how to deal with BROKE ( Burnaby Residents Oppose Kinder Morgan Expansion) and me,who oppose KM digging under my house and put 890 million liter bitumen holding tank farm 600 m from my front door.
commented 2018-02-06 23:17:02 -0500
hoff very good but turdo and his brain washed millennials are to dumb to get the point ,they’re probably too busy admiring the mental midgets socks .
commented 2018-02-06 23:16:31 -0500
RON JOSEPH commented
Although I never liked Patrick, I feel it was an unfair way to unload him.
So true Ron. It reminds me of an old Scots poem about the murder of a cardinal
“But of a truth the sooth to say,
Although the deed was foully done,
The loon is well away.”