November 23, 2018

Morneau “out of ideas” to fix Alberta oil and gas sector: Calgary protesters offer 3

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Thursday afternoon, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Calgary to speak to the Chamber of Commerce at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. But the real story was happening outside.


Over 2,000 protesters had gathered on the street to let Trudeau know what they think of how the Liberals are handling the crisis in Alberta's oil and gas sector caused by lack of pipeline access.

My Rebel colleague Keean Bexte was there on the ground to get the full story you won't see anywhere else.

At the same time, Finance Minister Bill Morneau was speaking at the Economic Club of Canada in Ottawa. He was asked about his government’s support - or lack thereof - for Alberta's oil and gas sector as it is struck with a devastating price differential exacerbated by a lack of export pipeline access.

Morneau replied:

“I don’t know how to better demonstrate support than a cheque for $4.5 billion.”

This response was in reference to the government’s purchase of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, now languishing in regulatory uncertainty as plans to twin the pipeline from Edmonton to a port in Vancouver, languish in Liberal-induced regulatory purgatory.

Kinder Morgan didn’t ask for money, and that’s not the kind of help Alberta needs to get pipelines built.

Morneau is admitting he is fresh out of ideas, so it’s a good thing the people of Calgary took to the streets to tell the Liberals what they need to do to address the crisis in Alberta’s oil and gas sector.

They chanted Trudeau has to go!

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commented 2018-11-26 21:33:09 -0500
Andy Neimers commented 18 hours ago
" CANADA, with one of the largest boreal forest masses on God’s green earth, absorbing carbon dioxide each and every day and hour, and in excess of any CO2 emissions daily, is being held up to “ransom”!?!?!"

Because of the fire situation in the last decade or so, the forests have been emitting more than they absorb.

Even in a good year – and we have to go back a good 20 years for this sort of number – net-absorption is about 100mt of carbon dioxide, versus our emissions of over 500 of carbon dioxide (and ~700 of all GHGs)

“In every case the province survived and companies did not leave because they knew that the oil price low was just temporary. "

Did they also have to contend with surging shale production, which produces better oil, for cheaper?
commented 2018-11-26 03:43:14 -0500
And what a bloody sham is that from the outset!…. CANADA, with one of the largest boreal forest masses on God’s green earth, absorbing carbon dioxide each and every day and hour, and in excess of any CO2 emissions daily, is being held up to “ransom”!?!?! You have to be terminally STUPID – or of the ilk of Trudeau and Butts! – to try binding our nation responsible for any of this UN created “bullshit crisis”…
commented 2018-11-25 16:56:02 -0500
Trudeau thinks he can change the worlds weather/climate by issuing a carbon dioxide tax on 36 million Canadians when the world population is about 7.6 billion. Regardless of what he says about oil, he’s against it and must be voted out. A used tea bag has more common sense.
commented 2018-11-25 16:45:00 -0500
Andrew said, “The oil industry’s woes predate Trudeau, and Notley for that matter.”

That is only the partial truth, as I expect from you Andrew.

Alberta has always had ups and downs in the price of oil throughout the decades under Conservative government. Alberta knows to expect the ups and downs and prepares for it.

In every case the province survived and companies did not leave because they knew that the oil price low was just temporary.

Where you are lying by omission is that Notley destroyed the oil and gas industry by chasing out businesses with the “green” NDP policies.
commented 2018-11-25 16:07:52 -0500
The problem with the oil industry will only last as long as Trudeau lasts.
Time to say goodbye Master Trud, your days of wrecking Canada will soon be over, You can run home to your handler in the UN with your tail between your legs. Don’t worry when you fall, if you get hurt the Rebel will Crowd Fund a Vet. "

The oil industry’s woes predate Trudeau, and Notley for that matter.

Alberta’s electorally irrelevant to Trudeau.

“And after the fiasco and fix in the Toronto municipal election that left John Tory smirking with a huge majority (somehow???)”

Perhaps, Tory falls into that category of “meh, good enough”, and the Rebel crowd overestimated the popularity of Faith Goldy by not stepping outside their echo chamber to see what everyone else thought.
commented 2018-11-25 09:39:09 -0500
When Alberta voted blue in the last federal election, Trudeau turned to Butts and said, those filthy Albertan’s had the audacity not to vote for me! Butts replied, with the help of our friend Rachel Notley, the pro-American oil lobby and the pro-environmental lobby, you should give Alberta nothing then and appoint Bill Morneau to finance because he knows nothing about finances and will drive the economy into the ground because as you said, the budget will balance itself.
Trudeau forgot to mention Alberta in his speech on Canada’s 150th birthday. That was deliberate.
Now he tells Albertan’s there is a economic crisis which he helped create by his refusal to build pipelines and develop the resource and energy sector, and he gets up and leaves after hugging mayor Nenshi, only to give the failing MSM in Canada a cool 595 mil, to help spread propaganda to the Canadian masses to win him the next election.
The only way Alberta is going to get anything for Trudeau is if they re-elect Notley and vote for him in 2019. And after the fiasco and fix in the Toronto municipal election that left John Tory smirking with a huge majority (somehow???), I’m sure Trudeau learned a few more things, like blackouts on media and not inviting other party leaders to debates and is going to try and cheat to win a majority in 2019 to ensure M-103 and the UN migration pact become realities in his post-national Canada with no Old-Stock-White Canadians.
commented 2018-11-25 05:25:26 -0500
Ahem!… Need we be reminded – yet again – that Canada has some of the world’s largest oil and gas reserves under our feet?? (Christ!… There are HUNDREDS OF YEARS of natural gas reserves in the gas fields in B.C.‘s Peace River Country – hundreds already capped and waiting to be tapped!) Yet, given that “fact”, we continue to deny adding new oil and gas pipelines to our three coasts??? Is that not the very definition of insanity !?… The Canaport Irving Oil complex in St. John, NB, receives tankers full of Saudi oil every day, but we can’t build an oil pipeline from Alberta??? Are we NUTS, or are we NUTS!? The Saudis, no doubt, and indeed the whole world, are laughing at us Canadian “loonies” committing economic suicide while “sitting on oil and gas”… It’s definitely not a “proud” moment in Canadian history… And the idiots in Ottawa who are perpetuating this, deserve to be tarred and feathered in history books…
commented 2018-11-24 21:13:07 -0500
They are not out of “ideas” to fix Alberta. This was planned from the start. They never kept their intentions secret. The sad fact is many people in the East also hate Alberta and voted accordingly.

When are we going to forget about pipelines to Quebec and BC? The best Deepwater Port to ship oil from is Churchill Manitoba.
commented 2018-11-24 20:42:42 -0500
KEITH BARNES I agree with you however my approach is a little different…The next election is the most important that we’ve faced in our lifetime…Trudeau has to go or our economy and future prosperity is in serious jeopardy….
I am a big fan of Bernier but his timing is dreadful.. we need the well established CPC to unseat Skippy and splitting the vote ..if only Max could wait for 1 year to further consolidate and build his party he would have more chance of winning the following election…perhaps even beat of amalgamate with the CPC if they find a better leader…
commented 2018-11-24 20:00:18 -0500
Ontario should build a refinery in Thunder bay , and process Alberta oil . then ship it from there . Charge Quebec a premium price or they can keep buying unethical oil from corrupt countries . And no more welfare from Alberta to Quebec . Let them suck on that for a while .
commented 2018-11-24 17:16:01 -0500
how about a pipeline from west to your eastern country twit. quit screwing the wests fuels to satisfy que,[ please though keep stealing from us to give them their welfare forever]. fossil fuels will be dead in the future but right now the planet has to have these fuels. we have them to sell. but butthead and trudy can’t seem to see that. too bad slimeballs.
commented 2018-11-24 16:45:08 -0500
If there are any real conservatives within the Lib-Lite Party, or any MP’s from any party that actually give a damn about the Country, they should cross the floor and join the “Albertan from Quebec” & the Peoples Party of Canada.
commented 2018-11-24 15:38:32 -0500
Scheer is a Liberal plant?
commented 2018-11-24 13:31:33 -0500
Scheer has that stupid cuckold smile on his face and he does not have what it takes. He is still grovelling before Trudeau’s cheerleading squad and fake news empire the CBC ! How pathetic is that.
Max appears to be Canada’s last hope. At least he dares to say relevant truthfully things and is not afraid of the PC attack dogs like Scheer.
commented 2018-11-24 12:33:19 -0500
ANGELA WATT commented 2 hours ago.
I have just become a Mad Max supporter………
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Good, on You, Angela, if it becomes obvious that Max is going to flop, then you can still vote for Scheer.

Of course, the chances of there ever being another Election in this dictatorship that we now find ourselves are, in my opinion, very slim. If there is one, it will be rigged, Trudeau’s way. Another thing to look for are people who are running as Conservatives who are in fact Liberal, fifth column deadbeats.
commented 2018-11-24 11:22:04 -0500
Help Justin become a drama teacher again.
commented 2018-11-24 10:39:45 -0500
I’ve been hearing of the COnservative’s “secret agenda”since the days of Paul Martin or maybe even longer. I guess it is still a secret. Can’t wait for Andrew Scheer to reveal it with both guns blazing. As if.
commented 2018-11-24 10:09:13 -0500
I have just become a Mad Max supporter as I agree with you Rheal, Mr. Scheer doesn’t seem to have what it takes to run against Trudeau. It will be interesting when it comes to the election debates next year if Max will be included (highly unlikely) and it will also be interesting how Scheer takes on Trudeau in discussing the REAL issues of the day, not the made up ones of Trudeau and his ilk.
commented 2018-11-24 09:01:13 -0500
The Trudeau-Butts Regime is willfully destroying Canada and transforming it into an authentic third world shithole. Nobody is stopping them, and certainly not Andrew Cuck Scheer & his gang is ineffective “loyal opposition”. Max Bernier is the last hope we have. Most urban areas; GTA, Calgary, Ottawa, etc are now sanctuary cities where critical infrastructure is falling apart, services are scaled back, deficits abound (taxes go up up up) and diversity from shitholes spread fast. Canada is lost of stupid Canadians vote Justin in 2019.
commented 2018-11-24 08:05:18 -0500
ROBERT GREELEY commented 12 hours ago
I think there are Laws in place by the way! Why haven’t they acted and enforced them on the Law breakers?
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Because of the Golden Rule: He who has the 1%’s gold, makes the rules.
commented 2018-11-24 08:03:33 -0500
Help make Justin a drama teacher again.
commented 2018-11-24 01:14:05 -0500
Liberals are always clueless. The only thing morneau ever worried about is his morneau-shepell holdings and hidden offshore accounts, which is the only thing that counts with him. The rest is just posturing—optics.
commented 2018-11-23 22:43:57 -0500
Of course Morneau is out of fake narrative ideas..that’s all they have is bullsh!t..Uh.. oh.. ah..um..well …All of you should be brought up on charges for SABOTAGE!!
commented 2018-11-23 22:43:57 -0500
Of course Morneau is out of fake narrative ideas..that’s all they have is bullsh!t..Uh.. oh.. ah..um..well …All of you should be brought up on charges for SABOTAGE!!
commented 2018-11-23 22:17:09 -0500
I think you to speak to an idiot like that manually
commented 2018-11-23 20:18:24 -0500
Can I make a citizens arrest? Canadians will in 2019 election. Sooner in Alberta.
commented 2018-11-23 20:12:57 -0500
Canada needs an open forensic audit. How about ten regular Canadians sit on the over site comity. How can this be legal? Investigate these governments.
commented 2018-11-23 20:09:48 -0500
I think there are Laws in place by the way! Why haven’t they acted and enforced them on the Law breakers?
commented 2018-11-23 20:07:13 -0500
Trudeau says they are doing something and he is right. They banned tanker traffic to Northern B.C., cancelled the Northern Gateway pipeline and created Bill 69 to ensure that Energy East and all future projects would never be approved or completed. Oh yea, they also used Billions of our money to buy an existing pipeline that was already operational and would have continued to be operational anyway, but it made it easier for or maybe ensured that another foreign company would leave Canada.
commented 2018-11-23 19:58:49 -0500
How I wish folks in urban Ontario and Quebec would get a clue. Government pigs are ripping Canadians off while padding their own wallets. Time to vote the pigs out of office!