October 09, 2015

Anti-oilsands Liberal candidate suddenly pro-oilsands at Banff-Airdrie all candidates debate

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

The All Candidates Debate for Banff-Airdrie, held in Airdrie last night at Bert Church Theatre included Blake Richards (CPC), Marlo Raynolds (LPC), Joanne Boissoneault (NDP) and Mike Macdonald (GPC).

There were many liberals in attendance -- in fact, I even got word that a load of people were bussed in to support Raynolds. His campaign manager, Chris Moraes, indicated that was incorrect -- but Marlo’s Facebook page tells a different story.

When Blake Richards takes Raynolds to task regarding the oil and gas industry, he says that the oilsands are a crucial resource. But I have proof that he’s signed an oilsands moratorium and he’s lobbied against Keystone XL in Washington.

And of course, Marlo has worked with The Pembina Institute

At the debate, Marlo goes on to take credit for having a big part in developing the Liberal energy platform.

Are Justin Trudeau and Gerald Butts aware of this and Raynolds’ staunch anti-oil stance?


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commented 2015-10-14 16:41:37 -0400
I want to weigh in on people talking about alberta and the NDP government. Yes we have a NDP government and it will want to kill our province. But no one seems to point out that albertans voted them in because they were fooled by the NDP and treated the provincial vote like a pissed off ex. Well at the end of the day it’s albertans fault for voting in NDP. And now they have remorse. Well you can’t teach stupid. And albertans are not willing to be accountable for their actions I voted for conservative and I am an albertan. But for some reason albertans think they were entitled to more royalties Let’s make something clear albertans. Your paying jobs was your reward with royalties. Making that money and having money in your pockets was your right Bc you worked for it. But to think you deserve more royalty returns. You don’t own the land. So why do you think you were entitled to more. You shot yourselves I. The foot and help take away your jobs by voting in a socialist party. Albertans didn’t listen to the higher taxes and stuff the NDP campaigned. They acted like the pissed off ex. Here’s an example to explain it. The PCs were the boyfriend or girlfriend. You albertans are the other partner and found out you got cheated on. So what did you do. Do remember those times when you were upset and was like I’ll get even. So you went out and had a one night stand with the NDP and they got you knocked up or they impragniated you. And now you have a situation you weren’t expecting which changes your life dramatically and the PCs who is your ex here’s about it and is like who thank god that wasn’t me. Well albertans now you asked for it and your not wanting to accost your actions. Pretty simple analysis. But once again society thinks they are smarter then this. I have said this for years. Social media is the worst thing that has happened to society. It has taken away free thinking. People just follow the masses Hopefully one day people wake up. But alberta including myself you voted NDP you have to take ownership and admit it and take responsibility for it. Maybe next time do some research for yourself and don’t rely on the masses and social media. Be a free thinker.
commented 2015-10-12 16:00:22 -0400
It’s the same old song and dance with these sorry socialist politicians. I haven’t got a clue how to fix the problem but send me more of yours and I’ll try my best.
commented 2015-10-12 11:33:04 -0400
“stop Harper in a well targeted manner”
Misguided Magnolia, no one here is going to pick up what you are putting down.
Would you care to discuss any particular points regarding the election?
commented 2015-10-12 10:53:31 -0400
Magnolia, everyone here except our leftie trolls will be supporting Harper. Your call for support will not work here.
commented 2015-10-12 10:43:36 -0400
Polls are too close to call – let’s help together to stop Harper in a well targeted manner – check this out :) harpernomore.weebly.com :)
commented 2015-10-12 09:57:39 -0400
Colin, transfer payments from Alberta is something that the provinces are happy to snatch out of our hand while snapping at it and then turn around and deny that Alberta is providing the money at all. And although Manitoba seems like the least ungrateful to get their payments from Alberta the disdain for Alberta still exists there. In any case, if Notley and her crew have their dream come true and they destroy the oil and gas industry in Alberta the way they have dreamed of doing for so many years now, none of the provinces will have to worry about their duplicitous nature of taking our money while hating us for it since we will become a have not province as well. Then all the other have not provinces can “pee their pants” in joy at having dragged Alberta down to their level. If you read bitterness in my comment, you are reading the correct intonation.
commented 2015-10-12 09:47:46 -0400
Rick asked Andrew, "Please explain to me how “Global Warming” caused Iceland and Greenland to be actually green at the time of the Vikings, not mostly frozen over as they are now? "

I think it is because the planet is applying reverse psychology on us. ;o)
commented 2015-10-12 09:41:41 -0400
Andrew said “I live in Manitoba, not Alberta, and don’t have a horse in this race” I want to know for how long EVERY HORSE in Manitoba has been receiving the benefits of TRANSFER PAYMENTS In large part from Alberta’s oil industry.
commented 2015-10-12 07:53:12 -0400
Mulcair is trying to kill capitalism, and could careless about manufacturing jobs. He’ll say anything to be elected, and then he will destroy capitalism, and tax the hell out of us peasants. Just like Winnie has done in ON, she has undermined any potential growth, due to her archaic ideology, and she could careless about what happens to society.
commented 2015-10-11 18:16:00 -0400
If you don’t like politicians who lie to you, stop voting for politicians who lie.
commented 2015-10-11 17:28:48 -0400
I got nothing against cleaner energy also. But at what cost. Mulcair keeps bitching about manufacturing jobs. Does he ever think that Ontario’s energy cost have a part to do with it?
commented 2015-10-11 17:27:13 -0400
Andrew. The scam is how it is being used to drive public policy and taxing initiatives. Please explain to me how “Global Warming” caused Iceland and Greenland to be actually green at the time of the Vikings, not mostly frozen over as they are now? Please also explain why the planet Mars is also “warming”? I look forward to your well researched response!
commented 2015-10-11 16:27:45 -0400
Andrew Stephenson, you church of global warming called and wants to know why you missed today’s worship. As penance you are required to post another one hundred comments proclaiming your undying lemming dedication to the GW cause. Now crumple to your knees and start your penance now!
commented 2015-10-11 16:14:10 -0400
So, an acknowledgement that it exists makes it a “scam”? He’s arguing the magnitude of warming (and with limited empirical data, that’s a reasonable question to ask, although his conclusions are no firmer than those of the consensus he questions), not whether it exists or not.
commented 2015-10-11 11:51:32 -0400
…..You got that right Glenn Craig!
commented 2015-10-11 11:50:06 -0400
“The world oil supply was deliberately flooded….just to win the log roll with Canada.” Y
commented 2015-10-11 11:50:05 -0400
“The world oil supply was deliberately flooded….just to win the log roll with Canada.” Y
commented 2015-10-11 11:50:04 -0400
“The world oil supply was deliberately flooded….just to win the log roll with Canada.” Y
commented 2015-10-11 11:50:04 -0400
“The world oil supply was deliberately flooded….just to win the log roll with Canada.” Y
commented 2015-10-11 11:44:38 -0400
I agree whole-heartedly Peter.
Some one is going to come on here and tell you Notley has nothing to do with it, its all oil price. But I disagree with them. Notely is complicit, Notely is rubbing her hands together and smirking over the misery of Albertan’s. I really believe her modus operandi was from the beginning to take Alberta down.
commented 2015-10-11 10:13:34 -0400
Andrew said, “However, given current prices for bitumen (worth literally half what WTI goes for) and the cost structure of oil sand operations”

For now. Alberta has weathers ups and downs in the oil industry many times now and we have always survived. Alberta knows how to “hunker down” and weather out the low oil prices.

However, with this NDP government making it worse by adding taxes in every which way they can, it appears as though they are intentionally trying to shut down the oil and gas sector. But whether they are trying to destroy the oil industry in Alberta or not, the end result is the same, this “recession” in Alberta is far worse than any other because of the NDP.

The price per barrel of oil will not stay low, but the Alberta NDP government will do their best the shut down the oilsands, Alberta’s greatest revenue source.
commented 2015-10-11 10:02:19 -0400
Alex said, “Is it the same scientists that are telling us that man is causing global warming?”

Probably. Running out of oil, global warming, it is all a big lie. The biggest scam even perpetrated on the world.

When asked to prove with facts that global warming is happening, none of them can. Not one. And regarding the oil reserves, Alberta oilsands at 3rd largest is still 170 billion barrels of oil. At the proposed rate of 3 million barrels a day, Alberta alone will last 155 years. It is believed that the arctic has many hundreds of billions of oil as well.

Now, I too would like to see society get off of oil as much as is possible, but the replacement energy sources have to be invented yet … fusion possibly. I think that in 155 years we as a society can figure out fusion and maybe other forms of alternative energy, without the need to destroy our economy to do it.
commented 2015-10-11 07:23:40 -0400
So why have we been told by scientists that we are running pout of oil for the past twenty five years. I thought that by 2050 the planet will be out of oil. Is it the same scientists that are telling us that man is causing global warming?
commented 2015-10-11 00:50:57 -0400
Peter, it’s not up to me whether the oil sands are developed or not. I live in Manitoba, not Alberta, and don’t have a horse in this race. However, given current prices for bitumen (worth literally half what WTI goes for) and the cost structure of oil sand operations, it’s doubtful that continued development will be a priority, particularly for the multinationals that are not overly committed to the resource. Ironically Suncor’s wind turbines in Ontario are likely its most profitable operation at this point. Existing production will continue, despite losing money on every barrel, because they’re so capital intensive that depreciation is their biggest cost and mothballed operations don’t depreciate any less quickly.

We got blindsided by the same thing the Saudis did. The advances in shale oil have left everyone else in the dust, both with the rapidity and size of the evolution. The current price war is notable – production costs have fallen so quickly that shale is quickly becoming viable at current prices, establishing the ceiling near its current level. And this is one largish field in North Dakota – the same one that extends into Canada and is basically untouched here beyond a scattering of small conventional fields atop it in eastern Sask/western Man. The oilsands, by virtue of their enormous upfront capital costs and relatively slower rate of innovation, can’t match the nimbleness of shale drilling. This was our mistake. They’re losing their shirts on existing production, nobody will dare try to build a billion dollar next generation in situ plant if there’s no guarantee the price will support it for the 30 years it takes to amortize such a project.

Light, sweet crude. Billions of barrels of it. The Bakken field rivals the oil sands in ultimate hydrocarbon content, and the recoverable proportion rises every year. And there are a hundred fields like it around the world. We, as Canadians, screwed up big time with our silly devotion to a large, but low grade deposit that yields sour bunker fuel, useless without heavy processing. We could have been at the forefront of shale oil. We chose not to be. The same thing happened to natural gas eight years ago, it’s happened again to oil. It will not rise to the 80 dollars to make the oil sands viable again. Not in this generation.
commented 2015-10-10 22:10:34 -0400
If the oil sands were the result of a pipeline disaster….there is no way they would be left not cleaned up….we have been cleaning up the biggest oil spill on the surface of the planet…..getting smarter about how to limit polution while doing it…replacing the mined areas with showcase remediation….and reducing the oil contamination in the Athabaska River that has been going on for millennia.

“Athabasca” is Cree for “hungh…water taste like stove oil”

What is “dirty” is that it cut into the market for oil with LOTS of blood mixed inand .our “ecologists” are “dirty” enough to accept this filthy lucre .

The world oil supply was deliberately flooded….just to win the log roll with Canada.
commented 2015-10-10 21:54:04 -0400
Very interesting numbers Peter Netterville,
The media should talk about the financial benefits of the oil sands once in a while.
commented 2015-10-10 18:44:00 -0400
All of these left wing politicians are lying thieving scum.
commented 2015-10-10 17:53:39 -0400
PK said, “I’m still waiting…”

Yea, you, me, and many others I know, also.
commented 2015-10-10 17:18:15 -0400
Um… where’s the scientific, documented evidence that the oilsands are, indeed, “dirty”? (And as compared to what, exactly?)

We’ve been TOLD this for years, and they’ve also TOLD us they’ve got the evidence… and so far, that’s it. We’ve just been TOLD. Where IS this evidence?

I’m still waiting…