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.