June 21, 2016

Liberals launch all-out assault on natural resource development in Canada with “sham” review process

Brian LilleyArchive

Back in late January, Natural Resource Minister James Carr and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna, came together to announce interim changes to the National Energy Board.

They wanted to add in delays, new temporary members to the board and change how these decisions would be made, promising more would come.

Well, that ‘more to come’ is here now, and I’ll explain why it amounts to an all-out assault on natural resource development in Canada.

In addition to reversing the sensible environmental laws and regulations put in place by the Harper government, the Liberals have instead given us a sham process that provides them with cover for going further to the left than they’ve ever been.

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commented 2016-06-22 07:09:17 -0400
This is just criminal, question, who are they working for? Are they like other North American leaders bought and paid for by Saudi money?
commented 2016-06-21 19:48:58 -0400
I’m with Ron. Proving once again that the liberal and ndp care nothing of Canadians except the entitled elitists
commented 2016-06-21 14:24:06 -0400
Entirely predictable. After all, every farm organization in the Nation is endorsing climate change action, carbon taxes, green energy, and parroting every piece of government drivel about stewardship. And so are our petroleum producers and our biggest industries and financial institutions. Shameless whores, the lot of them.
commented 2016-06-21 13:50:56 -0400
ACUUNA: I do know and I am OUTRAGED. I merely wanted to know what the feelings are from your side of the fence, and what the BULK of aboriginals feel about the whole environmental, energy, land claims?, etc etc. All we seem to get are the liberal govt views from the greased wheels, and a picture of Chief Trudope in Indian Head Dress. ( He is a disgrace to said garment, I might add ).And we surely don’t need the likes of the bulbous Theresa Spence feigning a hunger strike, while her operatives slip her gruel under the tent, and then she drives off to the land of poison water in her new Escalade. Optics not good.

DJBT et al
commented 2016-06-21 13:10:17 -0400
The process is already bad enough where small communities and natives can hold the process hostatge.
commented 2016-06-21 13:09:02 -0400
Acuuna, they will find jobs in the service sector – aka McDonalds.
commented 2016-06-21 13:04:37 -0400
Forget the NDP discussing and maybe (likely) adopting the Leap Manifesto. The Liberals have already adopted it secretly behind the scenes. I wish Canadians would wake up and figure this out.
commented 2016-06-21 13:03:25 -0400
BILL ELDER: “Unemployed oil patch professionals and workers should be literally rioting over the needless loss of their industry, jobs and lifestyle”. Let’s have a march on the legislature, surround the place, and demand that the socialist tyrants to get out.
commented 2016-06-21 13:03:22 -0400
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commented 2016-06-21 13:01:14 -0400
David White
the only people who don’t know how rich the chiefs are the general public. when you are on the rez and the chief drives by in a Mercedes Avant Garde , you know he is getting paid. what they get paid doesn’t bother me as much as what they do with it. it is you that should be outraged at not knowing.
commented 2016-06-21 12:50:04 -0400
David White
it’s no secret that I am a wagon-burner, and I don’t play the politically correct game.
indian with a feather not a dot, whaahoo….I don’t care. my skin is plenty thick enough. I’ve been called that all my life…it’s a little late for it to start bothering me now.
commented 2016-06-21 12:44:13 -0400
Generally, it would likely be a good idea to review these pieces of legislation and update them to reflect modern standards and efficiency in a pragmatic and reasonable matter. That said, it is almost certain that only left wing environmental groups will be seriously heard and what we will get is a regulatory regime that will drive away business for a long time to come. Perhaps the scariest thing about this is possible fulfilling of a promise to aboriginals to grant them a veto on resource projects in their traditional lands, which collectively would include pretty much the entire land area of Canada. Why should aboriginals have a greater say than anyone else if you buy the idea that all Canadians are equal?
commented 2016-06-21 12:43:11 -0400
So The Liberals create a consultation morass of a process that was already onerous. But the Liberals won’t consult on the voting process, something that impacts all of us.This only demonstrates that stupidity knows no bounds.
commented 2016-06-21 12:25:07 -0400
When Trudope the Younger does have a cabinet shuffle, if Catherine McKenna is anywhere near a cabinet post it would be a travesty. I hope Dieter Cunth is wrong in feeling she is somewhat cunning. My opinion is that she is instead the embodyment of cunned stunt. In fact she and Freeland may require a c?nt off to determine stupidest of all in the liberal cabinet, and there are a host to chose from.

I’m not sure, but am inclined to reason that ACCUNA and CANADIAN MONGREL are of aboriginal decent. If so would I be allowed to call you Canadian Indians or would that not be proper? Anyway I value your posts and certainly mean NO disrespect. I would like to ask however, what is your opinion of Baby’s changing of the rules that now hides Chief’s salaries and the money trails that Harper deemed important to disclose. What possible sense does this make?

MONGREL: I missed your traffic report last night. Maybe you were out with the night goggles in pursuit of the elusive McCuaig-Boyd. I understand sightings are a rare occurrence. Good luck on that one.

FAST FORWARD (July 1st, 2030, Canada Day) Temp in Ottawa: +2 Celsius
For the first time in over 10 years Canadian drilling rigs hit the road in full force. Since sun spot activity has decreased considerably over the past few years, a PREMIUM on extraction of fossil fuels has arisen. Interim PM, Sophie Trudeau, has issued the decree. Drill baby drill. She has shown great resolve in making said proclamation as she is still mourning the loss of her beloved Baby Doc. He succumbed to a case of severe buggery when his body guard, Abdul, had an uncontrollable sexual emergency, and no donkey was available.

Meanwhile’ Al Gore made one last utterance from his death bed. He blurted vehemently that the hockey stick was handed to him upside down, and that it was an unintended result that the earth neared destruction because of policies formed on FALSE information.

One final note: Rachael Notley wakes from a comma of many years, one induced when she was hit on the head by an errant golf ball. Considering she was already in a comma when she was struck, she was awarded the title " Comma C?nt of the Century. She was saddened to learn however, all of her windmills had fallen over.

DJBT and the rest
commented 2016-06-21 12:17:38 -0400
We continue to base our outrage and arguments on reasonable civil values and a “fairness” frame of reference. These days everything is different. The remorseless assault on western society and economy by radical regressive leftists has changed all the rules. Right and wrong, legal and illegal, civil and uncivil – those used to be important, but in facing a pathologically dissolute enemy like 5th column eco-regressives, these principles are not the MOST important anymore. Most important now is friend or foe, patriot or traitor, freedom or servitude, prosperity or poverty – time for debate is over, we’ve seen what this regressed ideology has done to other nations and peoples – it’s time to chose a side and I know what side I’ll fight for. So do most of you.

You will not win a war against systemic depravity limiting yourself to honourable methods. These methods have been rendered ineffective as the left has systemically rigged processes to their advantage THIS alone is why conservatives are losing the culture war – not from lack of reason/intellect/virtue but from morally-restrained strategy. As Kate at SDA says, “not showing up to riot is a failed conservative ideology”. Unemployed oil patch professionals and workers should be literally rioting over the needless loss of their industry, jobs and lifestyle.
commented 2016-06-21 12:03:02 -0400
While I am not retired yet, I am just glad that my retirement is mainly based on owning shares in a variety of companies that can do business around the world and can move a lot of their assets as they need to. Which BTW is what some of them (especially pipeline companies) appear to be doing.

Interesting enough the CPP is relying on the same principle, or at least it is until the Liberals figure out that it is. See my article, “Corporate Profits, Critical to Your CPPhttp://heinzegroup.com/insight.htm#12
commented 2016-06-21 11:58:55 -0400
It’s an assault on Alberta and the west in general. Still want to stay in the this stupid country until you’ve been completely destroyed?
commented 2016-06-21 11:09:21 -0400
Consultation with ‘select groups’ isn’t consultation. I agree with Brian…it’s just stacking the deck. But dishonest government is the backbone of today’s liberal politics, so nobody should be surprised. I believe that old liberals like Lester B. Pearson would be fighting against this, tooth and nails.
commented 2016-06-21 11:00:30 -0400
acuuna They sure do I work with quite a few of them in fort mac, They also employ plenty with there own businesses’, but liberals don’t want to talk about that, its like they want them to fail ?
commented 2016-06-21 10:49:19 -0400
I have been saying it for a long time and I will say it again; Anyone who wants to know what the Liberals and their looney environmentalist supporters will do to Canada only has to look at the smoking ruin that was once Ontario, the so called ‘engine of confederation’. This is what happens when the radical left comes to rule, and they have.
commented 2016-06-21 10:46:51 -0400
the tribe is a collection of special interest groups. in the best interests of Canada, I’d find a way around them. we really need to look at the bigger picture here. a lot of native guys have resource-based jobs too. and notice I said guys. what scares me more is that I see no plan to reduce the deficit. and the economy has suffered the Pearl Harbor Effect.
what the hell is next act going to be like? I don’t like this play…
commented 2016-06-21 10:28:32 -0400
dealing with the Tribe is virtually impossible.
I’d take a pass on that one anyway I could.
just sayin’
commented 2016-06-21 10:28:14 -0400
One thing about continuous consultations is that while nothing tangible is accomplished economically during the process, neither is anything destroyed as long as consultation is occurring. Because all projects will be on hold during the process, not progressing or regressing but just stagnant like the party of liberal corruption.

So maybe if the Baby Doc government just consults without doing, there will be something to salvage at the end of 4-8 years. We definitely need to encourage their consultations.
commented 2016-06-21 10:24:14 -0400
You have to question what level of stupidity or insanity would pervade a government to aggressively kill the only operational wealth engine left in an economy in decline.

I have to come to the logical conclusion that people who can aspire to high office are neither disablingly stupid nor crippled by insanity, therefore actions they take which have the effect of widely damaging their country are purposeful and calculated to benefit others outside our nation who we compete with.

I have speculated often that the actions of the current Liberal government in regards to energy benefit only foreign oil interests – when the smoke clears from these disasters and heads clear of Truedope fever, we will discover political alliances with Saudis and players in the ME oil cartel. I will go so far as to speculate there a lot of Saudi petro bucks in foreign bank accounts kept by Liberal party/caucus operatives.
commented 2016-06-21 10:20:05 -0400

You definitely won’t be asked to any of the “open” public hearings for the First Nations if you keep making logical comments like you did below, and ignoring our betters. ;)

Note how all these ministers concerned for F/N welfare with respect to the environment were white, including Bennett who has the usual liberal politician bobble head syndrome.

commented 2016-06-21 10:16:46 -0400
McKenna is radical socialism. She is intent on making “her” statement.
She wants to go further than Trudeau even.
This committee serves both Trudeau and McKenna well. They’ll meet somewhere in the middle without having a brawl. We’ll see in the fall when she and the first ministers meet again on Federal Carbon taxation.
commented 2016-06-21 09:59:42 -0400
“… to restore public trust”? Another example of how leftists are fast and loose with words disguising their real intent! “Fact-based”, what a joke when talking about the so-called man-made global warming hoax.
commented 2016-06-21 09:41:41 -0400
Canada— limited -— very limited , in fact start checking our true G N P from last year on
We’re going backwards, all because of fiction

Thanks BRIAN for the focus of the fools on the hill
commented 2016-06-21 09:28:24 -0400
This is another assault on Western Canada by the Imperialistic Government in the East. Bad enough to have this Government headed by a complete idiot, but to have all the other decision makers in the picture, except forthe weakling from Manitoba, being from the Eastern have-not provinces is sad at best. Canadians need our version of Donald Trump so we can “make Canada great again”,or the West needs to get out.
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