January 09, 2017

Trudeau bans Arctic drilling, without consulting premiers, aboriginal groups

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau have made a joint decision to ban drilling in the Arctic. For the US, it will be permanent, while in Canada, a five year review will be conducted, based on climate and marine science. 

Now the Premier of the North West Territories, Bob Macleod, and the Premier of Nunavut, Peter Taptuna, are giving the Prime Minister a dose of reality.

They say that the ban on drilling in the Arctic will affect the northern way of life and that people need good paying jobs to sustain their lifestyle.

And then there’s the problem that Trudeau didn’t consult the region or any indigenous groups, which was one of his big election promises.

Chalk this one up to Trudeau following irrelevant outbound Obama’s lead at the expense of much needed prosperity that would provide essentials like housing, schools and hospitals in northern Canada.

The new incoming President of the United States is pro-oil, so I don’t expect this policy to hold up for long.

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commented 2017-01-10 09:52:47 -0500
Junior is Obama’s Minnie me! What a laugh that he’s backing a globalist loser, who was the worst president in American history. And Junior is the worst PM that Canada has ever had the misfortune of electing. A globalist fool who will most certainly get his due in the end. I’m looking forward to it!
commented 2017-01-10 01:51:15 -0500
Hi Holly. That was another great video. It is good to hear somebody say the names of the premiers from the North. It is not like the CBC ever mentions their names.
commented 2017-01-09 23:55:59 -0500
Serious question here…is any of the MSM being critical of this move by Trudeau, or are they doing that great imitation of trained seals and clapping?
commented 2017-01-09 23:25:54 -0500
This PM does not have an inkling.

D Minus 1059 days 2019 hrs.
commented 2017-01-09 21:56:19 -0500
Wow what a gaff! This is great, I’m running out to buy a supply of popcorn and beer to watch this clown show implode.

What a f’ing moron attaching himself to a disgraced pretender in political free-fall. Obama is toxic and on his way to the political ash heap. Selfie the clown shares his policies and will share his fate – heh the lame duck twins.
commented 2017-01-09 21:44:29 -0500
It is really time to start picking up a weapon, and start taking our country back from these retards.
commented 2017-01-09 21:20:55 -0500
“Trudeau bans Arctic drilling *without*consulting premiers, aboriginal groups”

Where is the outrage and cries that Junior is a dictator from the leftards? Had Harper done this the leftards would be screaming for blood!!
commented 2017-01-09 20:17:27 -0500
Gotta make more room for Russia to drill there.
commented 2017-01-09 19:38:20 -0500
As disappointing as Trudeau’s decision is it may be unimportant, as the ever growing Arctic ice expanse due to colder temperature for the next decade will make drilling unfeasible. Alberta oil is cheaper and easier to extract for the time being. Canada imports oil because we lack pipelines to the refineries not because we lack an oil supply. Trudeau knows that the oil Industry isn’t presently keen on the Arctic because the returns will be much greater once Trump approves off-shore drilling and fracking. This Virtue announcement by Trudeau is another fake " look at me moment" from our vain and clueless PM. Perhaps he’s hoping for an atta-boy from Obama before his time runs out.
commented 2017-01-09 19:06:02 -0500
Just more hardship laid on the backs of Canadians, especially the indigenous community. More economic disparity while we watch the suicide rates jump in our northern communities. Now this is racism at its finest, brought to you by Marxist governments.

And yes the territories should be a leader in the separation movement, at least they will be treated as an equal for once.
commented 2017-01-09 18:52:55 -0500
DREW WAKARIUK said, “Awwww did shiny pony not kiss your asses now that he does not need you to get elected, darn.”
A truer statement was never made.
Thanks Drew for articulating what I have been thinking and saying for months. I have been saying this about the FN’s and their constant complaining after the election, and the so called refugees that were promised the world by the liar named Justin.
Wait until all the Eastern Provinces start to realize that the jerk did the same to them.
commented 2017-01-09 18:52:11 -0500
He doesn’t consult anyone about anything. This is what happens when an elitist idealist gets into power.
commented 2017-01-09 18:20:29 -0500
All this petulant breaking of everything he can get his hands on, on his way out the door, is just making Obama look more and more pathetic.
Where does Justin get off destroying any hope of self sufficiency for the people who live in the NWT and Nunavut? He is a dictator nothing but.
I hope Trump can turn all this nonsense around. And I hope Jane Fonda’s private jet gets lost in a snow storm and if she’s in Fort Mac already I hope she gets booed out of town. Silly cow.
commented 2017-01-09 18:04:48 -0500
Of course Norway, Russia, Iceland, and Denmark (Greenland) will put an immediate moratorium in place because Baby Doc and eleven day lame duck did.

Not consulting the people affected, or their governments, is simply the usual Laurentian arrogance who think Canada is their colony to play with.

Not consulting with FNMI, Baby Doc has already done all he is going to for them by establishing another useless inquiry into missing women. What more do they want? Something substantial like jobs or running potable water? Get real, Lying Party of Corruption only virtue signals whereas the conservatives make meaningful change such as the vote, indigenous women’s rights, and transparency. Transparency is gone…next women’s rights?…then the vote?
commented 2017-01-09 17:58:29 -0500
Someone should pull the rug out from under him. His prayer rug I mean.
commented 2017-01-09 17:57:29 -0500
Canada imports 600,000 barrels a day from some of the worst human rights offenders on the planet. oil brought half way round the world on tankers using bunker sea oil the lowest grade. Smaller carbon foot print right Trudeau. these people also wash out their tanks out at sea, to wash up on poor countries shore lines destroying their reefs and pissing them off.
Why not tax these people. Canada has enough oil to supply all Canada.s needs. We export clean coal burning teck to China. they are opening a new coal burning electric plant every month.We have 300 year supply of oil, coal metals,and trees. Enough jobs for all Canadians. Hey Justin and Notley stop taxing us and exporting jobs.
commented 2017-01-09 17:26:39 -0500
Indeed… Knowing that among President Trump’s first acts will be to reverse Obama’s bans on offshore drilling and Arctic exploration, the Boy Blunder is once again pissing in the wind… You would think that by now he has figured out why his pants keep getting wet, but common sense is not his strong suit…
commented 2017-01-09 16:35:25 -0500
YO !! You people of the N W T , when you guys vote , do you guys have a bad habit of voting n D p or Liberal ??? — just askin
commented 2017-01-09 16:32:05 -0500
The Territories need to participate in western separation…………….
commented 2017-01-09 16:24:42 -0500
More of that transparency.
commented 2017-01-09 16:24:12 -0500
Awwww did shiny pony not kiss your asses now that he does not need you to get elected, darn.
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