December 05, 2018

Notley, Trudeau bring homegrown recession to Alberta. Will momentum for political change last through 2019? (Guest: Robbie Picard)

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


We are experiencing the worst times in the Alberta oil patch in a generation, or maybe ever.

It’s a homegrown recession caused by two levels of government who have no will or desire to build pipelines to export markets.

Despite all the positive things they’re saying right now about Alberta’s oil and gas, these politicians, Notley and Trudeau, have surrounded themselves with the leading voices of the “No to oil” movement, putting people like Brian Topp, Tzeporah Berman, and Gerald Butts in positions of influence and power over Alberta’s resource sector.

We’ve been fully colonized by the radical environmental movement and now regular families are paying the price.

Job losses, foreclosures, and bankruptcies are all too commonplace.

Trudeau, while in Argentina, even insinuated that Canadian men who work on pipeline construction would cause adverse “social impacts” in rural communities.

However, now the people who orchestrated this catastrophe are saying they are the ones best able to repair it. Trudeau bought a pipeline that wasn’t for sale and stopped the expansion of it, and Notley is cutting oil production by nearly 9 per cent.

It’s exactly what Greenpeace would do if they were in charge. No drilling. No pipelines.

But the people have had enough. Rolling rallies, protests against the Prime Minister and his cabinet are becoming the norm in Alberta and largely apolitical people, folks normally interested in just going to work and paying their bills, are getting politically motivated to change their governments.

Will the momentum for change carry through 2019? Or are people worn out, dejected and beaten down by the economy and two governments that refuse to listen?

Joining me tonight is Robbie Picard of Oil Sands Strong to discuss the Prime Minister’s insult to Canadian men in front of the international press, Rachel Notley’s cap on oil production and what the future holds for Alberta’s oil and gas workforce.

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commented 2018-12-12 17:13:24 -0500
Wow. Just got thrown over to the “what’s allowed and what’s not allowed” page! Don’t see any rules broken in my commentary?
Anyway, 30 minutes to this guy? I know it is problematic to get actual Conservatives booked on short notice. But, I found this clown, Picard, is not going to help get oil out of the sands.
Very respectfully yours,
commented 2018-12-12 17:04:41 -0500
Canadian, sorry.
commented 2018-12-12 17:02:57 -0500
On top of “Robbie’s rant”, he mentioned NOTHING, ZIPPO about the Political REGIME in power other than to bitch that Oil Sands need to be exploited.
I 100% AREE! However, the more Robbie went on, the less INTELLIGENT he revealed himself to be.
I HATE what Trudeau’s LACKEYS in the COMMUNIST REGIME of Canada, now.
I believe ALBERTANS are getting SCREWED!!
Keep a laser focus on the Carbon tax BS and the Canadian regimes plan to snuff out energy exploration and exploitation in his new “Renewables” energy. Ha!! Try heating anything with solar or windmills in Canadain Winters!!!
commented 2018-12-12 16:56:08 -0500
This is the biggest problem facing Canada: Ignorant but well-meaning folk like this guy, Robbie Picard. NO ONE WILL TAKE SOMEONE LIKE HIM SERIOUSLY!
Canada HAS NO REAL CONSERVATIVES!! All I see are nice but dumb people touching on the disaster Trudeau’s Liberals have done to the Nation. Excuse me, POST NATION OF Canada!
commented 2018-12-06 19:45:51 -0500
Andrew Stephenson said, “I suspect Alberta has become too reliant on growth rather than sustainable production.”

Yes, yes of course it is all Alberta’s fault. All socialist dipshits know that! Evil Alberta!
commented 2018-12-06 17:59:27 -0500
Kenney is acting more like a globalist every day!
commented 2018-12-06 17:24:51 -0500
It won’t be much different under Kenny. Kenny said that he would not allow Albertans a vote on independence, so it’s obvious he plans to talk a good game but really do nothing. When the whole world turns on you to try and wipe you out, you have to take control of your own destiny and through out the old rules. If you’re not prepared to fight, you’re prepared to die. It’s just that simple.
commented 2018-12-06 14:06:59 -0500
If the cut in production is good then a cut to zero would be better, right.
turdo / rat-chel what you have done to Canadians will go down in Canadian history as the most despised government,s in Canadian history.
Forensic audit come to mind for the billions spent in and on other countries and everything else. Tell us turdo one thing you have done for Canadians other than tax us flood us with illegals treated better than Canadians. Oh ya thanks for becoming the biggest dope dealer in history. Even your dope is poor quality and over priced. You cant even make the pot heads happy.
Rat-chel and turdo do Canada a favor something positive resign.
commented 2018-12-06 13:58:31 -0500
This is what globalism looks like. Kill the energy sector, kill manufacturing, bring in massive tax hikes & flood the country with more willing serfs while destroying all culture & tradition. The political class becomes the new aristocracy & the people become peasants.
commented 2018-12-06 13:57:24 -0500
The other thing Andrew is that Notely does not reduce her spending in hard times. She still wants her barrels of blood from people who are going to be close to being bled dry.
commented 2018-12-06 13:47:39 -0500
Pipelines would fix the glut and mean more money for everyone.
If pipelines had been built years ago when they were first proposed we would be in a very different place today.
Andrew its worse because the cut in production is worse.
commented 2018-12-06 13:42:53 -0500
Glad Saskatchewan isn’t buying the nonsense of being the only country to cut production to raise the price of a barrel.
commented 2018-12-06 13:41:03 -0500
Andrew, The only reason there was a fire sale, is because there are no pipelines to get our resource to markets other than the U.S. There is a fire sale because we insist on bringing in conflict oil from the Saudis and others when we could be utilizing our own domestic product. Our resources are the crowns, that’s us, Canadians, and we own it as you have said. It is not the property of politicians to keep in the ground, out of reach of the people who need it to use or to sell, so that we can pay for all the safety nets our socialist governments love so much.
commented 2018-12-06 13:06:10 -0500
This overcapacity seems to be a pretty recent issue. If Alberta did fine with year-ago production, why is that now suddenly bad for everyone? None of the canceled pipelines would be operating by now anyway, so that wouldn’t have prevented it either. I suspect Alberta has become too reliant on growth rather than sustainable production. Growth on spec is a huge problem everywhere it’s occurred (see also, empty malls in China), and Canada should not be expected to be exempt.

Natural resources belong to Canadians and it’s in our best interest to see them produced optimally. The fire-sale prices helped nobody. 3.3mbpd at $32 (latest price) is better for everyone than 3.6mbpd at $20.

The “winds of change” are what, exactly? Kenney supports the cuts, and realistically speaking the Federal allocation is unlikely to change either, since the Libs have so few seats in AB/SK to start with.
commented 2018-12-06 12:57:20 -0500
Deborah said it in a nut shell.
commented 2018-12-06 12:56:36 -0500
This isn’t just another chapter in Canadian politics. The unprecedented
authoritarian abuse against the people is something we have never seen in Canada by the hands of our politicians ever before.
Pierre was a lamb and a benign leader compared to the Justin, Butts, Telford threesome, fuelled and directed by global ‘philanthropy’. This is something to be scared about. Its not going to be business as usual in Canada for a long time. I hesitate to say, if ever.
The destruction is by design not ignorance.
commented 2018-12-06 12:47:18 -0500
The UN has told the globalist useful idiots to destroy capitalism in Canada, and flood our country with the enemy, so that they can take over for their NWO. They had to take out ON and AB and now they will go after the food chain.
commented 2018-12-06 12:47:16 -0500
Robbie doesn’t want to think the worst. What Sheila said was spot on. Destroying the industry and punishing Alberta for being the heart and engine of it, is exactly what this government and unelected backroom boys and girls are doing. The intent is malicious Robbie. Make no mistake. Butts is an extremist fundamentalist. This is not politics to him, its his religion. To hell with the human collateral. To him it is less than a small price to pay.
commented 2018-12-06 12:07:12 -0500
Little Trudeau inherited his mother’s brains, and Fidel’s looks and politics.

Dumber Than A Rock Trudeau.

If brains were dynamite Justin couldn’t blow his nose.

In China they call him "Poo-doh” – “Small potato”. He thinks its a compliment.

Baby Doc Trudeau, our Drama Queen PM.

Make Trudeau a fill-in drama teacher again!

Its like Chauncey Gardner became PM!
(Main character in the novel and film "Being There”)

When you see how he spends tax dollars, you can understand why he still isn’t allowed to touch his trust fund.

- You can quote me…

The auto industry has been decimated and Trudeau shrugged. Oil is going nowhere – literally. An ever increasing carbon tax will be imposed if one does’t exist. Its all part of puppet-master Butts’ grand scheme to make Canada a non-carbon based economy.

Green energy hasn’t worked. Electric cars are a drain on the electrical grid – which we are told not to stress and therefore have punitive taxes on use. Yes, get rid of pollution, but CO2 is not pollution, and virtually everything on planet earth, including planet earth, releases CO2 into the atmosphere. We, the public – citizens – are expected to pay for the pie-in-the-sky fears of a few who really don’t understand “climate change” and that it would be happening even if mankind (humankind?) never existed.
commented 2018-12-06 11:00:05 -0500
“…Joining me tonight is Robbie Picard of Oil Sands Strong to discuss the Prime Minister’s insult to Canadian men …”

Yawn. Call me when all these Canadian men block the TransCanada, the Yellowhead, and occupy the Legislature grounds.
commented 2018-12-06 08:21:58 -0500
I think what is happening in France will catch on here. The government should fear the people not the other way round. turdo will be the first to cause ……… in the streets.
commented 2018-12-06 03:19:18 -0500
As I have posted numerous times before Ron Shea, that is the ultimate insanity of it all… You said – “We as Canadians live in a country that should be a powerhouse of a nation; a world leader in so many things, especially natural resources.”… Indeed, we should be but we’re not…. And people in nations burning overpriced charcoal just to heat their one daily meal, must consider us stark, raving nuts…
commented 2018-12-05 23:00:09 -0500
Green energy is just a small part of a problem that is happening all over the world. What is really happening is far worse. In Alberta shutting down the oil industry is part of what is intended for different industry’s all over Canada. When you are put out of work you are entitled to Unemployment Benefits, that only last for so long, after which you are reduced to welfare and poverty. You are mentally weakened and at the bottom of the pile, the next rung down is Begging for handouts. Welcome to Trudeau’s Canada. The white man has become surplus to requirements and with the new immigration policies you will soon come under Sharia Law. Your life expectancy will have become very short. If you make it through to retirement age you are one of the lucky few. Will your children reach retirement age???

With Planning the problem could be stopped….As in ended.
commented 2018-12-05 22:54:49 -0500
I would like to be optimistic but being realistic, Trudeau is a member of the Global warming/Climate change religion. He has been convinced that it is true. Nothing will change it even if Al Gore renege’s on the scientism he has presented as science. Alberta oil and everything that goes with it including families, careers, jobs and futures, is unfortunately expendable for the greater good in Trudeau’s world.

We as Canadians live in a country that should be a powerhouse of a nation; a world leader in so many things, especially natural resources. An infection of cultural Marxist thinking in our education system since the 1960’s has weakened our nation considerably and Trudeau’s policies both economically and socially are the apex of those Marxist/Globalist ideals.
Not sure what needs to be done other than making sure members of our Canadian military are informed and wise enough to know what action they should take when the leader in charge of a free country like ours, threatens the safety of our nation with his disastrous policies. Our country needs a thorough cleansing.
commented 2018-12-05 22:24:19 -0500
We need to support Robbie and buy his merchandise. We also MUST agitate against the establishment pigs at the trough by telling our normal friends to vote Notley, Trudeau, and Horgan the horrible out of office. Even sending texts to friends can help turn the tide. The undecided voters are the ones we need to speak to the most. Nobody in government is helping us so we need to help each other.
commented 2018-12-05 21:44:11 -0500
I think Alberta needs strong voices, not impressed with Mr Picard sighing with a shrug of the shoulders. If that is oil sands strong it sure has changed since I was there ten years ago.