February 01, 2016

Rick Mercer, Rex Murphy and Energy East: Why CBC's two loudest pro-oil voices are Newfoundlanders

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

So last week the CBC’s Rick Mercer did a rant on the Energy East pipeline, and more specifically on Liberal Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre’s threats to block it.

I was pleased to see that on the CBC — they’re pretty much anti-oilsands and anti-pipelines, all the time, so this was a refreshing change.

There’s one other pro-oilsands voice on the CBC, and it’s Rex Murphy, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Mercer and Murphy are both from Newfoundland.

They know how important the oilsands have been to Newfoundlanders as an economic engine, how it saved thousands of families from destitution after the fish went away.

And you know what else?

I think there’s also a cultural memory of how greedy Quebec shakedown artists blockaded Newfoundland’s immense hydroelectric dam at Churchill Falls. WATCH and I'll explain.

By the way:

Every single seat in Atlantic Canada voted Liberal in the last election. And not one of them has lifted up their voice out of concern for their region.

Funny — I never thought of Newfoundlanders as short of words.

But other than Rex and Rick, they’ve all decided to do a Churchill Falls on themselves.

Any government in Canada that opposes oil & gas pipelines 

Any government in Canada that opposes oil & gas pipelines should lose its share of oil & gas equalization payments.



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commented 2016-02-03 20:23:49 -0500
I can only shake my head at the colossal idiocy. Western Canada is where we start our lives. Without Western Canada and the experience and starting wealth those provinces provide, we blossom into lifelong losers who live in destitution.

Meanwhile, I saw my first Newfoundland burka today. Just wait til the Summer when the cold that is imprisoning the refugees finally wears off. There will be Hell to pay
commented 2016-02-03 08:05:58 -0500
I really don’t want to sound like I am being anti-Quebec, but to be totally honest, I am so sick and tired of them getting huge transfer payments, and the fact that the rest of the country’s government sucks up to them by continuingly forcing “duality” which was actually supposed to be bilingualism, on the rest of us. This would not be quite so bad but the fact that Quebec has declared itself a unilingual province and there are actually laws against English signs. the dumbest thing we ever did was elect another prime minister from Quebec. Especially one with such a limited view of everything. It seems that if you are a minority here in Canada, you are golden, but the rest of us are nothing more than a bottomless pit for out Liberal government to bleed tax money from. In my view, this pipeline should be a federal decision, and should force Quebec to allow it since it will benefit a great deal of our fine country. I believe in equality for ALL. Not special treatment and extra money for winey, loud mouth infants like those in Quebec. If Quebec wants to hold the rest of our country hostage all the time over important issues and project, then they should be forced to cooperate or forced to leave confederation and let them fend for themselves. Maybe then they will grow up and open their eyes to the fact that there are other provinces in need besides them. I live in New Brunswick and I fully support the pipeline and fracking. we need the revenue and the job creation. Thank you Ezra for talking about these issues that for some reason mainstream media will not talk about, at least not both sides.
commented 2016-02-02 18:18:14 -0500
Denise Coderre is nothing more than a traitor. He is taking his marching orders from the UN “progressive” commie socialists. Don’t think so well look up SCN – UN – “Strong City Network” that Montreal signed onto, look up the WWF statement to the Climate Change Confab in Paris. Find out who Trudeau has appointed to his Cabinet from the WWF. They want to crush Canada’s resource industry and Coderre is just one of the Puppets. Trudeau is also just one of the puppets, along with Notely. Better start to figure out what is going on pretty soon, they want your land, your Faith and family values destroyed, your resource industry, your middle class destroyed, pretty much everything you believed was sacred to Canada and America. Get it yet “SOCIALISM” is not the benevolent dreamy Utopian system the useful idiots have been brainwashed into thinking it is. It is SLAVERY. When you connect the dots look at the big picture not just the dots.
commented 2016-02-02 03:50:11 -0500
It is good to see the Maritimes get more represented at the rebel, especially in the context of getting screwed over by Quebec. Before this video, I did not know about how Quebec treated Newfoundland and Labrador over the hydro dam.

Is Quebec still upset at where the government of Canada drew the border between them and Labrador? Didn’t Quebec release a map at one point, that portrayed Labrador as being a part of Quebec?

Professor Robson, if you are reading this, please do a video on the history of the relationship between Quebec and Newfoundland.
commented 2016-02-01 17:22:47 -0500
there is a pipeline that feeds montreal refineries from portland maine, i wonder how much influence they have used ensure no potential competition?
commented 2016-02-01 16:09:27 -0500
Fraser: it seems there might be one problem to your otherwise good idea: since the pipeline would enter the US of A from a foreign country, it could be blocked with a Presidential veto. Hmmm. Where have we heard that before?
commented 2016-02-01 14:37:49 -0500
Good one EZRA.
Good one BILL.
commented 2016-02-01 14:12:22 -0500
Thanks to Danny Williams the east voted these no minds into power.
commented 2016-02-01 13:52:50 -0500
Senior was the greatest Premier Quebec ever had, and Junior wants to be just as a great a Quebec Premier as his old-man was. After all, “Canada c’est Quebec”.

We are right back to the parochialism of the Trudeau’s and their elitist friends in Quebec, and the thirty years of repairing the damage Senior did to Canada, by Mulroney, Chretien and Harper, has been re-destroyed in three months by Junior. Senior was the father of de-confederation, and Junior wants to ensure that legacy continues…to the benefit of his friends.
commented 2016-02-01 13:46:00 -0500
@ bill Smith bahahahahahahahahahaha!
commented 2016-02-01 13:33:26 -0500
I think CBC is trying to send a message to justin as there is talk about him re-negging on his $150,000,000 bribe… what a joke… here’s another joke:
A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You’re in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

She rolled her eyes and said, “You must be a Conservative.”

“I am,” replied the man. “How did you know?”

“Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me.”

The man smiled and responded, “You must be a Liberal.”

“I am,”! replied the balloonist. “How did you know?”

“Well,” said the man, “you don’t know where you are or where you’re going. You’ve risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You’re in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but, somehow, now it’s my fault.”
commented 2016-02-01 13:15:55 -0500
Though I am tempted to feel sorry for the Maritime provinces, I do not. They are responsible for this mess with the pipeline because they, as well as a number of other special interest groups across Canada, were suckered into the empty promises of our future rock star PM and decided to strategically block vote to get Harper out. As your t-shirt says: Don’t blame me: I voted Conservative! Now they will pay the price for their stupidity. Learn for next time!!
commented 2016-02-01 13:01:35 -0500
Since there is a pipeline already running through Maine, it only seems logical to run a pipeline from the Ontario border through N.Y and Maine to New Brunswick. It is a shorter distance and would bypass Quebec
commented 2016-02-01 12:50:37 -0500
a long time ago I bought stock in Churchill Falls project. 1000 shares at $3.00 a share It should have went to 100.00 a share and tons of people got screwed when Quebec signed the 65year deal with NFLD. The stock dropped from $5.00 a share to pennies within a day.
commented 2016-02-01 12:37:27 -0500
The weakness in our method of selecting our Prime Minister as leader with the most elected seats was severely exposed this past election. Watching with envy the American system of electing their President separately pretty much eliminates the possibility of them accidentally electing someone with so little intelligence that we have in Junior. Eastern Canadians elected our Prime Minister and Western Canadians are punished just as Newfoundland was with Churchill Falls.
commented 2016-02-01 12:36:11 -0500
Gee, the home of mafia shakedowns wants to shakedown the rest of the country. How surprising. It’s funny, Lefty’s claim to hate money and Utopia won’t have any. So how come they keep demanding it? I think someone should ask them!!
commented 2016-02-01 12:20:05 -0500
While I want to believe Ezra’s assertion is correct, I have no confidence the cbc is honestly airing ‘anti’ liberal/quebec viewpoints out of a sense of morality or ethical standard. I see the mercer (who I have no respect for) rant and the Murphy (who I respect) commentaries as nothing more than token lip service from the cbc so they may falsely claim ‘balanced and un-biased’ coverage of national issues. There is only one thing that will satisfy me as far as the cbc is concerned, and that is the privatization and selling off of the mother corp.
As for quebec and the liberals and Canadian unity, there is only one way to get to an honest discussion about moving ALL of Canada forward, and that discussion begins with Western Separation and allowing central Canada to collapse under its own leftist bloat.
commented 2016-02-01 12:17:47 -0500
pretty fuckin’ bad when comedians are the voice of reason in the east.
just wait until the transfer payments dry up, and junior has spent all that the banks would lend him, which should be in about fifteen minutes….
commented 2016-02-01 12:07:20 -0500
Coderre is a failed Federal Liberal who picked up the crumbs that remained from his career, running and winning mayorship of Montreal, a severe demotion from his lofty federal aspirations. To massage his battered, but prodigious ego, he not only declares this desperate low-grade job grab of his, a “promotion”, but arrogantly inserts his vociferous and baseless demands into decisions regarding national energy, verdicts concerning which are completely above and removed from his lowly position.
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