Steven Guilbeault, the Liberals’ new star candidate in Montreal, doesn’t support the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
But that should come as no surprise to the Liberals who recruited him, because Guilbault is the co-founder of a radical, far left-wing oil-hating organization called Equiterre and has spent more than the last 2 decades engaging in activism against Canada’s oil and gas.
During his time with Greenpeace in 2001, he and another green kook scaled the CN Tower and unfurled a banner that said “Canada and Bush Climate Criminals”
Equiterre was one of the environmental organizations targeted for audits under Harper’s conservatives those audits were canceled by Trudeau and then the Liberals and Guilbeault solidified their cozy relationship. Guilbeault officially left Equiterre in October 2018 and joined the Liberals’ Climate Advisory Panel as a “climate leader” co-chair of the working group the following November.
However, unfurling a hyperbolic banner and stuffing his snout in the public trough could be the least damaging forms of activism Guilbeault has engaged in over the past decades.
He was Tides-funded to destroy Alberta - a bought and paid for mercenary.
Equiterre received $60,000 in 2009 from the Tides Foundation, specifically as part of the Rockefeller Foundation-backed Tar Sands campaign to landlock Alberta oil and gas.
In 2011, Equiterre received $50,000 from the Tides Foundation for “research, education, and outreach on climate and tar sands-related issues.”
In 2012, another grant from the Tides Foundation totaling $45,000 went to Equiterre for the same purposes.
Today I’ll show you all the details.
The Liberals are just paying lip service to pipeline proponents and trading on false hope to save some votes in the next election.
You don’t actively recruit people like Guilbeault and build pipelines.