February 16, 2017

Northern Premiers united in opposition to Trudeau’s unilateral Arctic drilling ban

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver opposes Trudeau’s arctic drilling ban which he says takes control of decision making on matters that affect their economy and their own revenue source, out of the North’s hands.

The Premiers of all three territories are disappointed with the lack of consultation coming from the federal government on the drilling ban which breaks the Liberal’s pledge to consult with and improve relationships with First Nations groups.

First Nations groups say they’re coming forward with the Premier of the Yukon to deliver a consistent message, though each self-governing group has different priorities.

This comes after the Premiers of both Nunavut and the Northwest Territories slammed Trudeau for similar reasons. All three say the federal government has too much control over decisions made in their regions.

Both the Northwest Territories and the Yukon have agreements with the federal government to increase control over lands and resources, while Nunavut is in talks with the Liberals to transfer more control to that region.

This matters because combined, the Mackenzie Delta and Beaufort Sea hold an estimated 67 trillion cubic feet in natural gas and 7 billion barrels of oil which equals billions of dollars of potential revenue for the Territories if developed. Northwest Territories Premier, Bob Macleod says his region is counting on the Prime Minister to replace the billions in lost revenue that will result from keeping these resources in the ground.

The Yukon Premier, four ministers and seven First Nations chiefs, along with the grand chief of council for that territory met with the Liberals last week to discuss the issues facing the North.

Justin Trudeau later doubled down on his Arctic drilling ban at a town hall, defending his decision by suggesting that the science isn’t settled on whether offshore activity can be done safely.

This shows the Prime Minister hasn’t listened to these communities who are counting on the development of these resources for prosperity.

Trudeau’s actually getting in their way rather than being the champion of First Nations groups he claims to be.

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commented 2017-02-17 02:10:11 -0500
Hi Holly. Keep giving the north a voice here.
commented 2017-02-16 21:39:49 -0500
The west and the territories have put up with far too much BS from this funny little would be dictator monkey…!! It really is time to start planning separation moves.!!!
commented 2017-02-16 21:17:01 -0500
The prime minister cannot dictate how the provinces or territories exploit their natural resources.. here’s overstepping his authority on to a slippery slope into dictatorship.!!!
The constitution explicitly says that the provinces and territories develop their own natural resources anyway they see fit in Ottawa has nothing to do about it.
The premieres simply have to develop and that’s it that’s all..!!!
commented 2017-02-16 19:35:52 -0500
Justin is too concerned building Canoe sheds and setting up native craft factories to be concerned with a substantial long term native wealth engines which might get them off the eternal Liberal welfare ghetto and make them economically/politically independent

- hell we can’t have that, we can’t have natives using local resource wealth to free themselves from the morbid stereotypes assigned to them by the regressive left – what ever will they do without wealth Laurentian elites to worry and obsess over their “condition” then go to their virtue-posing cocktail parties and clunk their tongues at the poor pathetic creatures they keep on their welfare plantation.
commented 2017-02-16 19:14:43 -0500
Justin takes orders from the Saudis and China – he is doing his job on taking as much existing Canadian energy off line as he can while stifling our future capacity
commented 2017-02-16 17:35:39 -0500
We have no Government in Canada.The U.N is calling the shots now
commented 2017-02-16 16:45:34 -0500
39% of dopy Canooks gave us this clown show in Ottawa . . . now I can’t find anyone who will admit to voting for Justin Butts . . . I predict Canada’s best days are behind us now . . . almost 60% of the population voted for the left and far-left NDP zombies . . . they want Free Stuff and Rapefugees!
commented 2017-02-16 15:14:57 -0500
Billions from trudass to pay for saudi oil imported to Canada. Canada could easily be self sufficent in oil.
Carbon tax for us when our forests are a carbon sink. We have the most wood, metal, oil, coal in the world.
At the rate he is killing jobs and investment we will all be on welfare.
Turdeo wants to sell all our resources and give all the jobs to other countries for nothing.
commented 2017-02-16 15:14:12 -0500
The Premiers should tell companies to drill anyways. It may cause the Feminist PM to have a tantrum for all to see on You Tube.
commented 2017-02-16 15:11:05 -0500
To all northern premiers: Piss off. You bitch and complain about consultation and violating indigenous rights, so, ok, no drilling, no pipelines and NO MONEY. How do you like those apples? Dirt poor? Well that’s what pissing on the 21st century gets you, guess you better get those 17th century trap lines going, kill a few more caribou and party likes it’s 1699.
commented 2017-02-16 13:57:58 -0500
I worked for Panarctic Oils Ltd. 40 years ago. We used land based rigs to drill through the arctic sea ice. At the same time, Dome Petroleum used drill ships to drill in the Beaufort sea. Offshore drilling has been going on around the world for more than fifty years and Trudeau doesn’t think the science is settled?

Trudeau senior did visit one of our sites and we had been not to push him into the water – I now wish I hadn’t listened.

Offshore drilling in the Arctic was very safe forty years ago and with new technology since then, it is even safer.
commented 2017-02-16 13:33:57 -0500
Trudeau is dumber than a sack of rocks. That’s a self-evident truth. So we should NEVER be surprised by his stupidity. ’Nuff said.
commented 2017-02-16 13:03:53 -0500
Liberal policy based facts at work. Prime Chooser at work. Same thing.
commented 2017-02-16 12:50:40 -0500
That’s if your serious
commented 2017-02-16 12:49:11 -0500
Thanks HOLLY
Dear Yukon premier, 4 ministers and 7 First Nation Chiefs , along with grand chief of council , having meetings concerning development in your own areas with our current pm is not going to get you anywhere – it’s like closed circuit politicking .
You need to voice your opinion to the Canadian public ! The Canadian public is not the audience of the c b c , which you get a lot of up in territories , but you also have Internet , so why don’t you make arrangements with the REBEL for interviews on such news shows as the EZRA LEVANT , and other shows
Us REBELS will crowd fund your trip
We would like to here your side , the other side
commented 2017-02-16 12:29:36 -0500