Tides, that massive American environmental charity is doing it’s best to foment trouble here in Alberta and I have the grant pay-outs to prove it.
Remember Tides, the San Francisco based monstrosity that acts as the bank account for environmental groups to astroturf opposition to Canadian oil and gas?
They like to use groups on the ground in Canada so it appears as if opposition to oil and gas development is local and legitimate but in reality, it’s anything but-it’s all about the green-cash that is.
Part of Tides' strategy in Canada is to whip up aboriginal opposition to oil and gas development.
But that means getting aboriginals to be opposed to one of the largest job creators for indigenous people in the country: oil and gas and mining.
People won't oppose their own jobs unless there’s something in it for them and Tides knows it.
Watch my video to see the two grants, in cash, made to an Alberta First Nation in 2015.
Beaver Lake Cree took $50,000 to oppose Alberta jobs in the middle of the worst job crisis in a generation.
It’s not the first time Tides has funded a First Nation to oppose oil and gas, but this time it’s different. They aren’t doling out their dirty cash in the well known oilsands hub of Fort McMurray or along a pipeline route. This time they’re headed straight to where many of the last jobs are near Cold Lake, Alberta.
It looks like “antis” have figured something out. The aboriginals in Fort Mac are fed up with them and they're speaking out. Tides has to find new people to use to front their cause and a new place to attack, one where people are still working.
What this all means is that the environmentalists are catching on, evolving their tactics and being more strategic.
They won't be happy until no Canadian oil and gas flows and everyone is unemployed, which will be great…. for Saudi Arabia.