October 24, 2017

NDP Destroyer’s “BC Climate Council” co-chaired by TIDES Canada Executive. What could go wrong?

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

In a move eerily similar to Alberta Premier Rachel Notely's Oil Sands Advisory Group, BC Premier John Horgan has established the British Columbia Climate Advisory Panel. 

The twenty-two person panel is tasked with ensuring the province meets its climate targets of reducing emissions to 80 per cent below 2007 levels by 2050, and 40 per cent below 2007 levels by 2030.

Environment Minister George Heyman announced the council this week and while I won’t go through the full list of names, it’s instructive to look at a few of the names that will be familiar to British Columbians.

There’s the Mayor of Smithers, Taylor Bachrach, who is essentially the Gregor Robertson of the North; Matt Horne who is in charge of the City of Vancouver's climate policy and the genius behind the upcoming natural gas ban in the city; and Michelle Molnar who works for the radical David Suzuki Foundation.

Watch as I introduce you to council co-chairs:

Merran Smith, executive director of TIDES Canada's Clean Energy Canada think tank, and Marcia Smith, from Vancouver based Teck Resources.

Yes, that’s one person from the private sector but Teck might just be a token company included to show the panel isn’t only made up of activists and leftists.

We've seen BC’s Destroyers chase off billions in LNG investment, take a hostile position towards BC aquaculture and salmon farming, and of course they are militantly opposed to the TransMountain pipeline.

And now one can only wonder what further destruction this panel and their recommendations may bring to BC.

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commented 2017-10-25 20:25:37 -0400
Andrew, please explain why the scientists that authored the UN study on climate for the ICCP had the threaten to sue the UN to get their names off the study because the UN changed their findings when they published their executive “media” summary of the study? Also explain how money will change the climate to a desired result, when that ball of fire 93 million miles away, which has been controlling the climate from the start, does not accept Mastercard, VISA or even cash.
commented 2017-10-25 18:24:14 -0400
Andrew your man made crap is being exposed and the lies are being exposed as well. IT is quite funny seeing your pathetic defense of garbage.
commented 2017-10-25 18:22:45 -0400
John Sorrow lead by example go without any fossil fuel products, I DARE YOU!
commented 2017-10-25 18:22:17 -0400
John Sorrow there is no clean energy and LNG is extremely clean. You really need to embrace reality.
commented 2017-10-25 17:40:42 -0400
My father told me several times before he passed on that the NDP were in power back in the day and pretty well destroyed BC . I listened to my father and NEVER have I ever voted NDP .
Now that I’m a father I have informed my sons of the Liberals Trudeau Chretien Martin all terrible PM’s of Canada . This is the problem today people have short memories . These governments couldn’t run a lemonade stand let a lone a government . BC you will pay dearly soon .
commented 2017-10-25 16:36:26 -0400
Andrew you quite simply are mistaken about the predictions that have made by climate alarmists.
In the early 90’s the hockey stick gang predicted that much of the Florida coast would be flooded by 2020. Sorry Andrew, it ain’t happening.
The hacks from the University of East Anglia predicted that England would no longer see snow by 2010. Wrong again Andrew old boy.
Al Gore advised that the Arctic would be ice free by now. Nope.
All of these dire predictions have proven false. As Delingpole has shown the climate stopped getting warmer in 1998 even though CO2 in the atmosphere has continued to rise. This has been admitted by the alarmists themselves in a recent study.
Sure, now that their past predictions have all failed, the alarmists have pushed their doomsday scenario out to 2100. That is what all the quacks do who have wrongly predicted the end of the world. Cheer up though, although you are not saving the world, it will be just fine in 2100, even with fossil fuels.
commented 2017-10-25 16:33:00 -0400
I am in BC, and I do hope we’ll chase off LNG development, salmon farming and kill the pipeline extension. We want high-tech and clean energy. Keep the oil and LNG in the ground and our air clean.
commented 2017-10-25 15:25:00 -0400
B. C. Circling the drain…………..
commented 2017-10-25 15:07:01 -0400
Ron Joseph: The idea is to convince voters which “free” product is better. I can easily argue free hydro for electric cars would get more green votes than taking off the tolls on the bridges.
Instead of cheap daycare, how about higher tax credits for kids and/or daycare rebates, depending on income?
Those are types of examples of policies the BCLiberals failed to make/promote adequately.
commented 2017-10-25 14:33:20 -0400
“liza Rosie commented 15 hours ago
Are we going to have to set the barn on fire to get rid of the rats?

“Thanks to the NDP’s destruction, BC’s unemployment has now dropped below 5%.”
That’s pretty funny Andrew.

“The unemployment rate in British Columbia was 5.3% in July, up from 5.1% in June, but below the 5.6% it was 12 months ago. C=
4,9% in Sept.
commented 2017-10-25 13:57:05 -0400
“Robert Mcclelland commented 4 hours ago
Hey Andrew long time no talk. Nice try pal. Keep up the denial. Fact is none of the dire predictions of the climate alarmists have come true and these studies confirm this. This in and of itself refutes the Al Gores and Michael Manns of this world. "

Actually, most of the supposedly failed predictions project many decades into the future, so claims of their failure are completely baseless. That’s one of Breitbart’s problems.

The other is that retroactive studies don’t make “dire predictions”, but do observe changes over time. What’s interesting is that there are several instances of where Breitbart has used studies showing climate change occurring … to refute climate change? Bizarre. Again, I suppose if you’re not going to fact check them, it makes sense… but then again, I suspect that most of their readership won’t.

The two are competely separate fields of study. Again, Breitbart is trying to deliberately confuse you. A study showing a 1 degree warming 1980-2010 doesn’t discredit predictions of 3+ in 2100. In fact, if anything it’s confirmatory.
commented 2017-10-25 13:50:59 -0400
Billy Howard, saying the word “free” does go a long way with the uninformed.
That’s why the NDP got elected, No More Bridge Tolls, that alone would have saved me $1200,00 a year if I still lived there. $10.00 a day, daycare; who can do that? Once it is in place, the Union Daycare employees will go on strike for $25.00 an hour, and some brainless mothers that don’t even pay taxes will say to the media; " It is our children, our future, Money should be no object."
BC has to go Bankrupt, before we can start to rebuild."
It would be a great step forward for Democracies if we could come up with a fair formula where only makers can vote, not takers.
commented 2017-10-25 13:12:37 -0400
Ron Joseph: While you’re correct about the technology, which can be subsidized in other ways via car insurance, rebates, etc. My point is that realistically, too many lesser informed voters are going to listen to the scare tactics of the green zealots so we need to convince them that there are other options besides carbon taxes that also make sense.
Saying things like “FREE” hydro for electric cars and reduced hydro bills will go a long way to circumvent the “carbon-tax-everything-or-we’ll-all-die” argument.
commented 2017-10-25 12:56:08 -0400
Billy Howard—said , Free electricity for electric car users, this can be paid for by increasing gas a few cents a litre. This will go far in reducing green house gases.
Billy, In BC, they have been increasing the taxes on gas for almost 50 years, and it hasn’t done any good. Technology is the answer. I have a 1975 Buick which gets 5 km to a litre; I also have a newer vehicle that gets 15km to a litre. That is a 200% improvement in efficiency, 200% less green house gas; what tax could achieve that kind of result ? These Government people don’t have a clue. The only reason some of them aren’t serving restaurant tables is that they have a vagina or they are a minority.
commented 2017-10-25 11:47:54 -0400
I prefer Jason Kenney’s approach quite frankly.
Vancouver wants fossil free, no LNG use by 2040. Alberta can help them reach that goal, it can make be 2020.

We have gone wrong in our education obviously.

Question for students…..(grade 5 and up)
Name one country in the history of mankind where Socialism, Marxism or Communism has resulted in long term happiness for its citizens? Where the free market economy is replaced by government controls, government interference and taxation?

So why the hell would any so called educated voter support NDP Socialism Marxism, hinging on LEAD manifesto BS?

Apparently people love paying half a year of their hard earned income towards taxes in exchange for the most inefficient results.

It just hasn’t got bad enough (yet).
commented 2017-10-25 10:54:19 -0400
The panel should highly recommend Site C go ahead so that this abundant clean energy source will heat homes and power all the new electric cars sold in BC and across the grid.
Instead of carbon taxes, offer free hydro to power electric cars (which can be paid for by increasing gasoline prices by a few cents/litre). This would go far in reducing green house gases (if you believe in all the fear mongering).
And decrease hydro rates accordingly to make it more financially wise to use electric heat instead of natural gas (which is currently much cheaper energy for heating).
Instead of taxing everything and having no alternative to pay those carbon taxes, just tax the fuels while allowing for a cheaper alternative. Why drive everyone into energy poverty when it’s not necessary?
If you want a carbon tax, then apply it to imports from countries where greenhouse gas spewing energy plants and factories produce goods subsidized by the fact that those manufacturers don’t have to abide by strict emission controls.
commented 2017-10-25 10:50:54 -0400
Sorry BC but you are on an other NDP down hill slid.
commented 2017-10-25 09:33:18 -0400
Hey Andrew long time no talk. Nice try pal. Keep up the denial. Fact is none of the dire predictions of the climate alarmists have come true and these studies confirm this. This in and of itself refutes the Al Gores and Michael Manns of this world.
commented 2017-10-25 05:49:30 -0400
Ndp-Green, Tides Morons 😖💔😢
commented 2017-10-25 04:45:25 -0400
Obviously it’s the Weaver/Horgan Tango in full dance mode… Only a matter of time before the used car lots of B.C. start filling up again with “trucks for sale”… Been there; done that, i.e. the 90s… But “some people” evidently never, ever learn…
commented 2017-10-25 03:43:48 -0400
The climate gangsters have spoken`
commented 2017-10-25 02:07:10 -0400
It’s fair to say that Kidder-Morgan will be dead very soon.

JT will let it be consulted into oblivion. Notley is not only finished, but she was stabbed in the back by her fellow travelers.

War is coming.

Be ready.
commented 2017-10-25 00:47:10 -0400
Andrew making new government jobs does not strengthen the economy by the way.
commented 2017-10-25 00:46:17 -0400
Andrew Stephenson how long have they been in power? Now explain Alberta under the NDP for a longer period and the highest rate in some areas, LMAO!
commented 2017-10-25 00:14:17 -0400
Ron Joseph….do you not know it’s all knowing Andrew? One cannot question what all knowing Andrew posts, after all, Andrew is all knowing. LMFAO!
commented 2017-10-24 23:00:26 -0400
Are we going to have to set the barn on fire to get rid of the rats?

“Thanks to the NDP’s destruction, BC’s unemployment has now dropped below 5%.”
That’s pretty funny Andrew.

“The unemployment rate in British Columbia was 5.3% in July, up from 5.1% in June, but below the 5.6% it was 12 months ago. Compared to June, the labour force was unchanged (100), but there were fewer people employed (-5,100) while the number of unemployed went up (5,200). Over the past twelve months, job growth (87,000) outpaced the growth in the labour force (83,000).

Compared to June, there were 7,000 more full-time jobs, while the number of part-time jobs fell by 12,100.

“In July, employment in the public sector rose (7,400), while the number of jobs in the private sector went down (-24,500). The number of self-employed individuals increased (12,100) during the same time period.”

Looks like an NDP gov to me. How many more public service jobs do you think they will be able to create to make it look like people are not unemployed?
As Ron J. mentioned, wait a few months and then come back and tell us another yarn.
commented 2017-10-24 21:52:43 -0400
Andrew Stevenson—I’m sure you realize that Unemployment numbers don’t change immediately’ when a new Government starts up. Put up your red herring half way through next year.
In the meantime Laurel & Hardy (Horgan & Weaver) have spent Christy Clark’s surplus and the amazing fact about this is that they havn’t started spending on their long list of expensive election promises.
commented 2017-10-24 21:43:30 -0400
Just waiting for the NDP/Greenies to hire the life of the party … Tzeporah Berman.
The money she shafted Albertan’s for should be drying up soon and she may as well benefit from the destruction of BC too.
commented 2017-10-24 21:32:49 -0400
Rememberance day is coming next month
It feels like we’re P O W’S in a slow and agonizing war
commented 2017-10-24 20:38:35 -0400
“Robert Mcclelland commented 2 hours ago
James Delingpole of Breitbart reports there are now 400 studies released in 2017 that refute the theory of man made global warming”

Oh, dear. Have they figured out how to read graphs yet? The last time Breitbart made that claim, it turn out they just didnt’ know what they were talking about. Their previous list, upon closer inspection, didn’t contain a single rebuttal that actually did anything but illustrate some things we already knew. Yes, the tropical oceans aren’t warming much. That doesn’t mean anything – it’s primarily a temperate and arctic phenomenon. Besides, most people acknowledge the climate does change over time, even if naturally. I think my favourite was the example where they told us that a graph that showed no difference between year zero and today … except in that graph, year zero WAS present day, so this is a by-definition thing that didn’t refute anything.

“Robert Hewgill commented 1 hour ago
Report: Most Signatories Are ‘Ignoring’ or ‘Abandoning’ Paris Climate Commitments "

It’s interesting that hte US is going to meet its targets despite Trump, isn’t it?

Breitbart’s kind of funny for how bad it is. It’s hilarious how people will criticize CNN yet consider Breitbart reliable, even though it’s definitely not any better. Perhaps if your MAGA hat is too small and cutting off bloodflow it starts to make sense?