October 28, 2015

Shell cancels $2B project MINUTES after Alberta NDP unveils "attack budget"; 1450 jobs wiped out

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Yesterday the giant oil company Shell announced that they’re cancelling an oilsands megaproject in Alberta called Carmon Creek.

It’s a disaster for Shell — they’re writing off $2 billion dollars.

More importantly, 1,450 Canadian families are out of a job. Those were six-figure jobs, many of them held by First Nations workers.

And of course the 80,000 barrels of oil per day that Carmon Creek was going to produce is gone too. Even at forty dollars a barrel, that’s $3 million a day.

Obviously low world oil prices are part of the problem. But Shell is investing billions in other parts of the world.  

So why did they announce they were killing the project yesterday, at 3:46 p.m. Alberta time?

Well it’s obvious. Because they were waiting to see what Alberta’s first NDP Budget looked like. It confirmed their worst fears. So they pulled the plug.

So — front page news? Are you kidding?

The Media Party doesn’t care. They share the NDP’s hate for the oilsands. The Edmonton Journal put it on page D1. Huh? D1? The Calgary Herald put this story on page D3! The Globe and Mail, Canada’s “national newspaper”, put it on B7.

No one cares.

But you can do something about it. 

Tell Rachel Notley to stop her war on oil and gas jobs in Alberta.


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commented 2015-10-29 02:51:57 -0400
Please… Let’s not go “simple” so quickly… Shell did not “make a $2 billion decision in a few minutes”… They obviously developed a few “go-no go scenarios” based on which way the Notley wind was blowing in previous weeks… When the worst was confirmed they acted… As will hundreds of other Alberta companies, large and small, in the coming months… And – “sigh” – it was the same in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia… Intelligent people learn from their mistakes, socialists don’t…
commented 2015-10-29 02:43:27 -0400

Yes, I use the official and definitive definitions to words and phrases. I don’t make up definitions like you do.

Do you take a dictionary and use white out on them to replace word definitions with definitions that you make up?
commented 2015-10-29 02:35:59 -0400

See I don’t quite get it. You enjoy talking down to people on this site, saying us folks from AB are hicks and rednecks. Yet in the past decades we have funded the country. I presume your a yuppie from out east?
commented 2015-10-29 02:20:53 -0400
Broke back Mountain eh…….. guess that explains what your doing in New York. Never watched it, had to google to see what you meant. Sounds like it would be an all time favorite of yours….Freak!
commented 2015-10-29 02:17:36 -0400
Show me yours Jimmy. I notice you didn’t put a link to anything. That said, do you always rely on others to define things for you? Lefty’s have used that term to deride conservatives. That’s it, that’s all. But in fact, it’s the Left that are violent. You would agree that a Redneck is violent, wouldn’t you? Where’s your list of Right wing violent protests Jimmy???
commented 2015-10-29 02:05:18 -0400
Here’s Ezra’s next post “Folks, the Left Wing Media party wants us to close down. Please donate your money to me now so I can keep this place running. We’ve lost billions because of the CBC, Global & CTV. We need your support” … duh. It’s idiotic to think that anyone would make a $2 billion dollar decision in a few minutes. Oh, nice lego hair though Harperites! :)
commented 2015-10-29 02:04:57 -0400


OK, show me a link to a source that has the definitive definition for redneck as you are using it.
commented 2015-10-29 02:03:41 -0400
Hey Mike, the PPV channel here was only showing Broke Back Mountain starring the Rebel’s rightie commentators. Didn’t want to watch it so I came here for some real time interaction & entertainment. Unfortunately, found just a bunch of ignorant right wing nutbars who think they are the gift & saviour of Canada.
commented 2015-10-29 02:01:03 -0400
Hey look, it’s the spineless coward that hides behind a fake name—-Yousa Chadickhead. Welcome back fuck tard. Just can’t get enough of us great folk from Alberta…Eh!!
commented 2015-10-29 02:00:51 -0400
You had it right the first time Jordan.
commented 2015-10-29 01:59:54 -0400
Ezra Levant**
commented 2015-10-29 01:59:38 -0400
That’s what the Left want everyone to believe, and you’ve fallen for it!
commented 2015-10-29 01:59:30 -0400
Giant companies don’t make $2 billion dollar decisions in “MINUTES”. Fuck, Ezra Klien is the most dishonest piece of shit in the media.
commented 2015-10-29 01:50:20 -0400

The term redneck is used for a rural poor white person of the Southern United States. It can be a derogatory slang term12 similar in meaning to cracker (especially regarding Georgia and Florida), hillbilly (especially regarding Appalachia and the Ozarks),3 and white trash.

I am none of these things.
commented 2015-10-29 01:37:40 -0400
No Jimmy – that’s what the Lefty media has put out, and you soak it in without thought. A redneck is a know-nothing bully. We’ve all seen the interviews with Lefty protesters. Calling them “ignorant” is being nice. And they’re violent. They want to force their views on everyone else, and will use violence to achieve it. Just like ISIS. Just like all communist regimes, past and present. You think it’s no biggy Hillary had some innocent man thrown in jail to save her own ass. That’s what Putin does Jimmy. Rednecks, all of you!
commented 2015-10-29 01:36:43 -0400
Yousa it is not the dirtiest oil you moron, not even close , now keep using your dirty electronics from the rare earth mines like a hypocrite
commented 2015-10-29 01:27:07 -0400
The Great Douche,

So you have resorted to stalking and making threats?
commented 2015-10-29 01:24:42 -0400
Hey Jimmy I call you by your name. So dont disrespect me and call me great douche. You wouldn’t be saying it face to face. I know you wouldn’t. I asked a simple math question you could t figure. I asked you is 39.5% bigger then 60.5%. It’s a simple yes or no. It’s math. Is it that hard to admit? Jimmy I do have your IP address from where your typing your comments. I wonder how bad Jimmy would
Piss his pants if someone came up and said to them face to face hi Jimmy da silva your fake name. So keep it up with disrespectful names. Jimmy it’s amazing what things can be done with technology these days. And finding out people’s locations. Call my bluff?
commented 2015-10-29 01:18:29 -0400
Hey yousa. What’s better. When you talk abt oil. Is Saudi blood oil better. The same blood oil that the USA has its hands on. So blood oil is better that has worse carbon emissions. If you and Jimmy love Saudi blood oil more then move to the Middle East and live their laws without the freedoms we have here and see how long you 3 idiots last in the Middle East. And let’s see what you say when you come back and say canada is the best country. But he’ll you support blood oil more then Canada’s oil which only contributed 1.5% of world carbon emissions. But he’ll why protest the USA where the state of California. One state that gives off more emissions then all of canada combined. Why are you 3 idiots so vague on statistics and facts. Since you support all these other countries. Get the hell out of Canada your not wanted or welcome. You must love being socialists. Why is it that nasa information says the world hasn’t been warming over 18 years. And you do know that climate change just had a name change it was global warming and yet that name and push died so they renamed the myth. Hey mark Jimmy and yousa. How is that other myth ozone layer thing panning out. Oh that’s right another myth that never was true.
commented 2015-10-29 01:18:25 -0400

Thank you for further confirming that you don’t know what a redneck is. Think white trash hicks from Texas or Alberta.
commented 2015-10-29 01:17:06 -0400
The Great Douche,

I can’t believe that you don’t know what paragraphs are.

Your 39.5% crap is irrelevant – what good has that done Harper? Trudeau was maybe expected to win at minority at best, but he won a MAJORITY and is now Prime Minister. At the end of the day, that is all that matters.

Your 39.5% didn’t stop Harper from crying on his wife’s shoulder behind closed doors – because his power has been finally taken away and he doesn’t like that.
commented 2015-10-29 01:12:23 -0400
Jimmy – you-saka-ma-dick!!
Is that the best you two rednecks can do? Hurl some additional insults? You didn’t respond to my point about all the violent Lefty protests. Can’t you list a bunch of violent Righty protests? Why not? Is that ‘cause they’re civilized? But Jimmy – you don’t give us a description of a redneck, other than, allegedley, they all live in Alberta. But wait!! There’s lots of Lefty’s in Alberta too Jimmy!! Uh oh! Now whata ya gonna do??? A Redneck is someone that gets their fucking information from John Stewart. Remember admitting – no, bragging – about that Jimmy? Now that he’s retired, where do you get your info Jimmy?

Yousa – ridicule is the number one Lefty response to everything they can’t answer. Got anything else?? Or you can only spew hate?? (rather redneck of you, don’t you think???)
commented 2015-10-29 01:07:44 -0400
Mark David Johnson. I’ve read your comments and they don’t make sense. Are you a business owner. Can I ask what do you mean by notely barely raising taxes. You do realize you and Jimmy and yousa are pretty stupid. Do you think the only businesses in alberta are just oil and gas. There are other corporations here and they are getting taxed higher. Oops forget abt that hey you 3 idiots. If you owned a business and you could operate it in another area at a cheaper rate because. Businesses in business to make a profit. So how are you making a profit of your getting taxed harder by 20%. Yes it was a 20% raise hike. Not 2% 10-12. Unless your 3s math is so bad that your seriously all 3 that stupid. And also those corporations also have to pay higher wages. Which costs even more in taxes included with the corporate tax hikes. Let’s see how long your companies would be in business. Companies are made and created to make a profit. Not to lose money so you 3 dead beats can make more money but not qualified to make it. Hey mark. Jimmy is the one that thinks 39.5% is a bigger number then 60.5% Do those numbers ring a bell abt the election. I can’t believe you 3 idiots even speak. You don’t even know what your taking abt. I bet you 3 are public sector people Bc if you were private sector You wouldn’t talk or make stupid comments like this. Or you 3 are welfare bums that like free money because your so stupid you can’t work and get up the food chain so you want people brought down to your 3 levels Bc your stupid and pathetic. Unfortunately you can’t teach these 3 stupids. But let them say there peace. People will always be stupid and uneducated comments. They listen to main stream media propoganda. It’s seems like main stream never gets anything right and they are always behind the eight ball and always report a day late a buck short just like these 3 idiots. Let’s we what their comments are when things go south. Let’s hear their intellectual comments. Sorry you 3 some of these words might be to big for you to understand. It’s ok. Use google to figure it out.
commented 2015-10-29 00:51:38 -0400

Thank you for confirming that you don’t have a clue what a redneck is.
commented 2015-10-29 00:42:31 -0400
Hey LLRFU, why not look in the mirror – there’s a redneck. Can’t see yourself? Remove your white robe & hood, cause I’m pretty sure that many of you are member of the Knights from the USA. You want everyone here to be White, Christian people. Guess what, it’s not going thappen. Close every oil sand project & every oil project in Alberta. Let you diversify the economy there. I hear Jeff Foxworthy is looking for some actors for a new show – We’re All Rednecks who Love Arabs.
commented 2015-10-29 00:33:37 -0400
I know exactly what a Redneck is Jimmy – YOU. You personify Lefty Rednecks. Notice Lefty’s are responsible for all the violent protests Jimmy? Oh wait!! After I pointed that out once, you waited a few weeks and tried to turn it around by saying Righty’s are responsible for all the violent protests. So disingenuous all you can do it repeat my words back with a minor alteration. I have an ex that used to do that. She was clinically diagnosed with a whole mess of psychiatric problems. I see the same one’s in you Jimmy. So, let’s continue. You went on to site ONE GUY, that attacked an abortionist. That’s it, just one, by an “individual”, not a group. What about the G20, and dozens of violent pipeline protests and nuclear protests and anti-logging protests and anti-fur protests and animal rights activists, and gmo activists and Greenpeace law-breakers etc etc? What about all them Jimmy? Fucking rednecks, all of you!!
commented 2015-10-29 00:30:13 -0400
Seriously, what benefit does the oil sands have? The most filthy type of oil around. There’s no benefits other than it keeps you guys in Alberta employed. You don’t have Harper’s big OIL SUBSIDY now so you’re all worried. I hope the NDP provincial government & the Liberal federal government does what’s right for Canada – SHUT THE OIL SANDS DOWN! It’s the most disgusting form of oil around. I’m not anti-fossil fuels, there are some cleaner alternatives than the crap that you guys dig up out west. Oh, for the person who wonders where I am, I’m in New York right now. Sitting in hotel room.
commented 2015-10-29 00:26:47 -0400

Well if it’s making you ill – then it’s all completely worth it.

I think he will be a great Prime Minister and he will prove everyone wrong – of course you would never admit that, because even if he had all the experience in the world – you still don’t want a Liberal to be Prime Minister and that’s really the bottom line.

And when Trudeau is re-elected, you will get even more sick and wonder why Canada loves him.
commented 2015-10-29 00:21:12 -0400

Do you know what a redneck is? It would make sense if you were talking about yahoo’s from Alberta.
commented 2015-10-29 00:20:51 -0400
hey Mark, how’s the view up there on your high horse?
“Yes, the NDP raised taxes a smidgen (still the lowest in Canada).” Ya, because Shell was considering extracting oil in Timmins instead. The corporate tax rate needs to be competitive globally for oil companies, not within Canada.

Another gem: “(minus the ridiculous labor costs).” In Canada, we have a thing called progressive income tax. So if a company is willing to pay ridiculous wages then the government is already getting a lot of tax revenue.

You’re so clever. I wish I had your intelligence and could play devils advocate. Maybe one day I can be an intellectual like you?