April 02, 2016

French’s vs. Heinz: If Canadian ketchup is cool, why is Canadian oil demonized?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Did you see the hullaballoo over French’s ketchup? Some Ontario guy started an online campaign to get everyone to buy French’s Ketchup instead of Heinz Ketchup, because Heinz shut down in Ontario and moved to the U.S. while French’s buys Ontario tomatoes.

Now the fact is, French’s doesn’t really employ Ontarians. They mostly rely on temporary foreign workers, working for cheaper than Canadians. But still, I get it.

But I’ll show you a great little image done by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation that compares the outrage over “foreign” ketchup to the attitudes towards foreign oil.

All those folks making a fuss about buying American ketchup are not just happy to by foreign oil but positively demonize Canadian oil at the same time.

Yeah, maybe if we said the Energy East pipeline was a “Ketchup East” pipeline, those foolish politicians and journalists would be in favour of it.

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commented 2016-04-05 01:16:20 -0400
The same as honey, apparently there’s a lot of honey sold as domestic that’s actually blended with American honey, and a lot of local producers are pissed about it and want labelling changes. I couldn’t help but see the similarities with the Energy East pipeline.
commented 2016-04-04 23:45:20 -0400
EZRA— hey I seen you taste a piece of oil sands carbon out of the river at McMurray ,so I was thinking why can’t we make a Canadian ketchup out of ,say a light crude , maybe call it 10 30 ketchup—I’d try it ,plus we could sneak the oil through the line at say 4:20
Plus it would probably be good for sluggish bowels
commented 2016-04-04 09:16:42 -0400
John Landry

Exactly. This is modern Facebook culture at it’s finest. AB, SK, and NL are going down the toilet and dragging everyone with them and we’re doing nothing to stop it, we’re importing tens of thousands of new welfare cases (some of whom are bombers and many of whom are rapists), and everything is generally going to pieces

But hey everyone look! Patriotic ketchup!

It’s got electrolytes (If you don’t know that reference please look it up. Trust me. You’ll be pleased)
commented 2016-04-04 03:16:08 -0400
Sorry Bill, being a bit sarcastic here . . . However we all forgot the Bushes
commented 2016-04-03 23:18:13 -0400
Robert Raymond commented – “Sorry, the birds you mentioned (Soros, Buffer and Rockerfeller) have little to do with our Canadian oil.”

Great googly-moogly man, who do you think funds these anti-oil sands/anti-pipeline protest groups? These are the paid useful idiots who are the unwitting political pressure groups shutting down their Canadian competition.

But yes, Our politicians should be supporting Canadian oil – as long as we still need it we may as well buy Canadian.
commented 2016-04-03 22:32:00 -0400
I had never noticed all your gin blossoms before, Ezra… suits you.
commented 2016-04-03 17:06:58 -0400
I noticed unusually large Heinz Ketchup and mustard displays at Loblaws today and didn’t see any French’s displays. It’s all a distraction from the important issues.
commented 2016-04-03 12:29:10 -0400
“argument>” Whoops, how the h*ll did that happen? Damn computer!
commented 2016-04-03 12:28:00 -0400
liza Rosie said: “Bravo smart move. I left that sinking province over 30 years ago and have never regretted it. ‘Go west young man.’”

commented 2016-04-03 12:25:17 -0400
Hey Bill,
Sorry, the birds you mentioned (Soros, Buffer and Rockerfeller) have little to do with our Canadian oil. They are presented with an opportunity and by God they capitalize on it. The question that needs to be asked is why an opportunity exists in the first place.
The answer is very simple . . . we have no political leadership capable of saying “No, this is a Canadian commodity and it belongs to all citizens of Canada.”
At this point, our yellow bellied politicians need to start investing money in Alberta and not in helping illegal refugees and asylum seekers.
In the not so distant past, Montreal had a series of refineries but, here again our political leaders (liberals) could not see what the future might bring. So the refineries were shut down and dismantled so that now all our refining is done in the US. (I’m pretty sure I have my facts straight on this).
Now, the US really hold us by the short and curlies and our YB politicians cow tow to US interests.
Canadian politicians = bananas
Born green, live crooked and yellow and die rotten.
commented 2016-04-03 12:20:44 -0400
Ezra said: “Yeah, maybe if we said the Energy East pipeline was a “Ketchup East” pipeline, those foolish politicians and journalists would be in favour of it.”

Could regressives possibly be that stupid? Actually yes. A proof is a proof when proven. They voted in the Liebranos! I complete my argument>
commented 2016-04-03 12:04:51 -0400
I think that French’s condiments are popular because they don’t contain the carcinogenic food chemistry and junk ingredients that Heinz and the US food industry dote on. Heinz makes cheap junk food for trailer park appetites. French’s makes food products. How this relates to petro industry sales is a deep stretch in logic.

If you want to know why Canadian oil is being boycotted, best ask ask George Soros, Warren Buffet or David Rockefeller
commented 2016-04-03 11:57:26 -0400
plus the fact that French’s is using heinz’s building and equipment……HEINZ employed 750 people,French’s employs a LOT LESS than that !!!!!! HEINZ straight out said it was because of the OUTRAGEOUS HYDRO AND TAX RATES that they decided to move !!!!! BLAME OUR HORSEFACED PREMIER KATHLEEN WYNNE AND HER LIBERAL PARTY and the awesome "green energy plan " (what a joke ). I live in ONTARI-OWE,and did NOT vote for this nonsense !!!! when we in southern ontario said we DIDN’T want these USELESS windmills !!!!!!!what did they do…..put in place a law where we DON’T have a choice !!!!! THEY ARE FUCKING EVERYWHERE ……..and most days ….. THEY ARE NOT SPINNING !!!! Alberta ,you NEED to do whatever you can to STOP THE MADNESS ( before the bird killers are everywhere )
commented 2016-04-03 11:37:16 -0400
I really don’t want our precious oil to go down east anyways. Send it thru Alaska or to Churchill ports or even Seattle but absolutely no way send our oil east. The hell with those demonizing idiots who take our Alberta money and curse us after. But unfortunately, we have NO ONE IN THE WEST WHO HAS THE GUTS TO SEPARATE FROM THESE EASTERN SCUMBAGS. EVIL MUSLIM trudoop is a traitor, so is communist nutley to Alberta and I still think there has got to be a way to get rid of her before she shuts down our coal industries and brings in those grotesque, huge carbon footprint, useless, eyesore, and birdkilling windmills in this province. I don’t want one of those damn things going up. Our power bills are high enough already.
commented 2016-04-03 10:58:12 -0400
they can demonize oil all they want when they have cheap, viable alternative. right now they are just sucking air in their ass and blowing it out their lips.
commented 2016-04-03 10:52:34 -0400
Neil Kulin said, “Also… the price of oil is climbing back. Will those jobs be returned to Canadians?”

Not if Notley, Trudeau, and that Quebec politician (who’s name I refuse to remember) have anything to say about it.

Notley will keep taxing the crap out of Alberta & its’ oil and gas industry increasing existing ones, making new ones.

Meanwhile Trudeau will do his best to drag out the “environmental” assessment of the carbon footprint of the pipelines until the last possible moment.

All the while the Quebec shithead … umm I mean politician … will keep his feet dug in and not allow the pipeline through that small corner of Quebec.

Oh, no. I am not pissed. Nope. No way!
commented 2016-04-03 10:40:47 -0400
Also… the price of oil is climbing back. Will those jobs be returned to Canadians?
commented 2016-04-03 09:38:54 -0400
Andrew said, "Yep – this is a story worthy of Canadians.

Bickering over ketchup and the few jobs that go with it. "

Yea, but then not be concerned at all about the 100,000 jobs of so lost in the West.
commented 2016-04-03 09:30:13 -0400
Andrew You are correct, but as an oil sands worker I am tired of being demonized for producing a product everyone uses. So I push back every time I get the chance, this is one of them. The other is western separatism, I am all for it. For the record I didn’t vote trudeau I can barely stand seeing him on the news. With the media all in a tizzy about what socks he is wearing. I guess that’s all that matters to them.
commented 2016-04-03 08:05:54 -0400
Yep – this is a story worthy of Canadians.

Bickering over ketchup and the few jobs that go with it.

And watch the no-mind Canadians jump on board, picking a side and blathering their worthless reasons why.

It’s pretty clear how a stupid fk like Bernie Trudeau was voted for – look at the mentality of voters.
commented 2016-04-03 07:58:14 -0400
I’m going with Heinz too, I don’t like French’s at all!
commented 2016-04-03 02:13:51 -0400
Saudi oil, Canadian Ketchup or maybe maple syrup running through it is the only way a pipeline will be acceptable to the fed. or provincial governments (sask exempt from the stupidity of course).

Bravo smart move. I left that sinking province over 30 years ago and have never regretted it. ‘Go west young man.’
commented 2016-04-02 21:42:28 -0400
Prefer HP Myself.
commented 2016-04-02 20:16:18 -0400
commented 2016-04-02 20:15:40 -0400
SAM YOUNG commented 4 mins ago
Heinz is just better.

Nope—- It is basically the same and has only a vary slightly higher salt content. I sure can’t tell the difference on a hamburger.
commented 2016-04-02 20:08:12 -0400
Heinz is just better.
commented 2016-04-02 20:05:31 -0400
When our farm sells we are out of Ontario – one of the more corrupt provinces and it is rapidly turning into a very entitled, spoiled and smug part of Canada – soon to over take kebec
commented 2016-04-02 20:03:39 -0400
The oil from the Middle East are shipped to North America in spear tankers. The largest of these have a 4,000,000 barrel capacity.

Now if a pipelin were to develop a leak or break in such a fashion as to spill crude on the surface of the soil, monitoring systems will almost instantly detect the leak and shut down the pumping system thus limiting the amount of oil spilled onto the surface of th soil. Once on the soil, the spilled oil is more or less easily collected and damage is mitigated.

The super tanker that runs aground or breaks up due to one of mother natures tantrums will spill its contents into the ocean. Imagine the difficulty in cleaning up four million barrels of oil from the ocean.

What about the carbon footprint of the super tanker? It is probably bigger than the footprint of the pipeline.

So, why don’t we hear these facts?
commented 2016-04-02 20:02:17 -0400

No problem, I should not have been thinned skin, but I learned something about my favourite animal. Thanks for that.

It is my apology to you.