January 26, 2016

Trudeau joins Coderre in his war against the west. But we're fighting back

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Last week we told you about the Liberal Mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre, attacking the proposed Energy East pipeline.

This morning Justin Trudeau met with Coderre and doubled down. He announced that not just the pipelines, but the entire oilsands, will now be judged by UN-style global warming standards! (Not OPEC oil, of course, just Alberta oil.)

So any proposed pipeline can be safe and environmentally friendly -- but it will still be blocked, because the Liberals don’t like the oilsands. This means the whole National Energy Board hearings are a game.

But the Rebel is fighting back.

We've already unveiled CutThemOff.ca, our campaign to tell Canadian politicians who are anti-oil that their transfer payments will be cut off. But now we have to redouble our efforts.

We have to send a message to Quebec.

So we're going to do it in French...

WATCH and I'll tell you about this ALL-NEW phase in the CutThemOff.ca campaign, and the many ways YOU can be part of it.

THEN my favourite Quebec commentator, Eric Duhaime, comes on to tell us what's really going on with Denis Coderre, and why there still might be hope for Quebec.

For instance, two Quebec mayors just came out in favour of the pipeline!

NEXT: Former Finance Minister Joe Oliver is back, this time to talks about the serious problems with Justin Trudeau's electoral reform plan.

FINALLY: Your letters to me! Positive or negative, I read them and respond. Remember: You can always leave your comments below!

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commented 2016-04-02 16:16:55 -0400
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commented 2016-02-01 02:22:42 -0500
Wow , does trudeau look bad. looks like he has a pant load.. weak!
commented 2016-01-28 02:30:40 -0500
David Tremblay , what Peter Netterville said, maybe you should get informed ALberta has some of the strictest regulations on earth and we do not expect to bypass any assessments.
commented 2016-01-28 02:29:13 -0500
Sean Penson go swim in that sewage you guys dump, i will swim in oil if you do so. Of course you will die and i will not.
commented 2016-01-28 02:28:25 -0500
Sean Penson keep your filthy pine beetle out of beautiful Alberta loser. Now go cut through running creeks in BC, that would get a company crucified in Alberta , since we have far stricter regulations, and maybe learn about your province loser, they have pipe going through Alberta with BC product in them moron.
commented 2016-01-27 22:31:26 -0500
I know weeks ago, I said that, through voting reform, the Liberals would rig future elections in their favour, but, at the time, I had forgotten that case law apparently prohibited such act.

This was the same case law which seemed to indicate that Toronto Council’s coup, a year or two ago – which caused current Mayor Rob Ford to be stripped of money and powers – was illegal. (So, yes, I was surprised when, after talking to his lawyer, Rob didn’t sue the City. I was also surprised at the response I got, from his brother, Doug.)

Apparently, the Fords viewed a court challenge to be an expensive risk, which they did not feel like taking. I didn’t get the impression that they even knew about the case law.

Yet, hey! That was their decision and I was not their lawyer.

My point, though, is that, in my opinion, governments can’t just rig elections and get away with it, if some one is determined to stop them.

Canadian case law, it seems, can be used to, essentially and among other things, roll back the change(s).

- William F. Sheehan
Toronto, Ontario
commented 2016-01-27 19:47:35 -0500
@ Lennard Maillet
I’m waiting to read about the shipping companies, that were affected by the ban, to launch lawsuits against the Canadian government because of contracts they had to break due to JT’s shortsighted stupidity, and resulting in millions of lost dollars to these companies.
JT is not smart. He’s got the blinders on and just can’t see the overall picture.
commented 2016-01-27 19:02:31 -0500
Anyone who’s actually bothered to listen to Gerald Butts’ ventriloquist dummy, or better still Butts himself, has got to know that these econazis want the tar sands GONE! I know it sounds absurd. What kind of rational politician would sacrifice his nations’ prosperity for a leftist ideal? I’ll tell you. A politician whose life experience is being a spoiled rich kid, being a ski bum, and though being qualified to teach children makes grammatical, geographic and historical gaffes on camera that belong on a youtube video of inbred rednecks or inner city yos. Look, one of this morons first acts was to ban tankers from the north coast of BC. Next, Obama S&%*cans Keystone. “OHMYGOH! THE MAN WHO SENT ADVISORS TO MAKE SURE I WON HAS NOW BETRAYED ME!” Yeah. Right. Nuthin to see here folks, move along. I really hope I’m wrong.
But I’m fairly certain this freak is going to an awful lot of damage before he’s done.
commented 2016-01-27 18:58:57 -0500
Lieberal electoral reform is simply about rigging a Lieberal dictatorship. (Trudope publicly admitted his admiration for dictatorships!) I think Joe Oliver is incorrect in his assumption there will be general outrage from the Socialist Media and the public. I think it more likely the Socialist Media will back this to the hilt along with all the Lieberal voters in the east that elected this POS!
commented 2016-01-27 17:49:01 -0500
Randall Jorundson… Excellent… Excellent post.
commented 2016-01-27 17:18:10 -0500
I don’t know if an environmental impact assessment has been done for this particular pipeline yet or not, but nobody is saying there should not be one. Its just that regardless of a multitude of assessments on other pipelines and oil and gas related projects, they are turned down. That or so many road blocks are thrown in the way it never happens. Trudeau, Notely, Wynne, this mobster mayor?? in Quebec, literally every Premier in the country except Brad Wall is anti resource anything. Don’t hold your breath for these guys to OK anything ever, regardless of assessments. Give me a break.
commented 2016-01-27 16:38:28 -0500
I live in New Brunswick where this oil is ultimately going to flow and the pipeline might be very very close to my backyard and I’m all for it. I hope they start building it soon, but not until an environmental impact assessment is done. This is standard for any major building project of any type across all industries but Albertans seem to think they should be exempt from this for some bizarre reason.
commented 2016-01-27 13:09:11 -0500
There was no liberal government in Ontario during the Trudeau senior days.
I am for building not only the Energy East, but Kinder-Morgan and Keystone, all at the same time if we could!
I oppose blood oil and financing jihad!

Build the damn thing!
commented 2016-01-27 12:19:22 -0500
The last time Canada was this divided Trudeau senior was at the helm.
The last time the Canadian dollar was this low Trudeau senior was at the helm.
Has anyone seen their pensions lately?
The last time they looked this bad Trudeau senior was at the helm.
The last time we had a PM that was a security risk Trudeau senior was at the helm.
Trudeau junior has spent 4 billion in his first month in office and non of it on Canadians.
He’s traveled to Switzerland, the Caribbean at a cost to tax payers of 1/2 million. Non of it was for government business. Meeting with Bono or Leonardo DeCraprio are not business prospects but partying with rich hypocrites.
Our economy is sliding into recession and our Selfie PM has no plan what so ever other than to spend money on a non existent economy creating huge debt. The last time that happened Trudeau senior was at the helm. The last time a Trudeau was involved in infrastructure spending he stole money from our government pensions to pay for it. Both Liberal governments of Ontario and Quebec never did repay the money. And both Liberal governments want to expand CPP. Both governments also want billions from the federal government to fill the pockets of their mafia friends to help remain in power perpetually.
I caution everyone that so far history is repeating and Trudeau junior is walking down the same path as his dumb ass coward father.
Trudeau KEEP YOUR FUCKING HANDS OFF OUR PENSIONS YOU DIM WITTED CROOK. Liberal governments can not be trusted on any level as they are the criminals party of Canada.
On a side note when did Canada elect any member of the UN to participate as part of Canada’s government? I realize our selfie PM loves dictators and tyrants.
For a PM who spouts all kinds of crap about our constitution he sure doesn’t have a grasp of what it says. I’m betting our selfie PM never spent the time to read it let alone understand it. After all Trudeau himself stated he has no time to read and prefers to be advised. Apparently members of the Muslim brother hood and other despotic individuals from the barbaric East are good advisers on our constitution.
Butts has no clue when it come to the economy. The Liberals are so intent on pushing a non existent economy to prove PM Harper was wrong that they’ll destroy a country trying. Last I checked cell phones, solar panels and wind mills are built from carbon products or through the use of carbon and not with fairy dust.
It’s long past time to expose the true criminal element within the Liberal Mafia. Nothing has changed in Quebec other than jockeying of movers and shakers. The Quebec Liberal wing is as corrupt and crooked as ever perhaps more. Codere and Trudeau are from the same team that brought us Adscam. Betting we’ll be seeing the next Liberal scandal very soon. Perhaps March when the budget rolls out. We’ll see what Quebec and Ontario get in comparison to the West.
I like the idea of separating the West as I’ve grown tired of supporting Liberal criminal activity in Quebec and now Ontario. Cut them all off.

Here is another thought how about Canada outlawing OPEC oil due to their funding of terrorism. Saudi Arabia, Iranian, Qatar are all complicit of funding terrorism. Stop Quebec from buying conflict oil. Make it illegal to buy anything from the Middle East that is linked to any terrorist organization or seen to fund such activities. Then shut off Western oil & gas from the East and see how the Quebec Mafia cries. In fact shut off discounted Canadian natural gas now.
commented 2016-01-27 11:36:52 -0500
Bruce Kirk, great post.
commented 2016-01-27 11:33:40 -0500
Unfortunately, Alberta has Notley at the helm and she’ll make certain Mulcair’s cronies in Quebec get the equalization payments they’re entitled to.
commented 2016-01-27 11:31:57 -0500
We’re back to the same dithering, prevaricating liberal governments of yore.
commented 2016-01-27 11:21:25 -0500
Sean Penson, if you are from b.c. you should get your head out of your ass.
commented 2016-01-27 11:11:46 -0500
Excellent show.
The French site is brilliant and ballsy.

I’m hearing a lot of hate for Quebec and Ontario lately and if I had to be honest, I would have to agree that we deserve it. Specially us in Ontario who have for all of my forty five years previous 2009 been contributors to the union. There is, or should be, a lot of people who wear the have not status like stain on the patch of the one time economic engine. It wasn’t that long ago when we were were making noise about Ontario paying too much of its share and about changing the system.
We’ve had a long history of Conservative governments here, perhaps a little too centrist for some but Conservative none the less. It’s come to a point where no one in their right mind can look at Ontario and be happy with the state of its finances, for we are far more fooked than even you.
Just want to say that the leftie papers have been reporting a pass for the pipes through Ontario for a while now. There are those who can see things from your side over here, and dare I say it, even in Quebec.
commented 2016-01-27 11:09:51 -0500
Get Quebec onboard and then you only have 350 First Nations to go. Canada as it is Constituted in unworkable.
commented 2016-01-27 10:55:58 -0500
You don’t get to put up billboards in gangster-land without permission of the mob and its’ leader..
commented 2016-01-27 10:55:11 -0500
Conservatism and Canada going forward
There is much prognosticating, huffing and puffing about the state of conservatism in western societies. Here in Canada we are now into the debate of who and what the new leader of the Conservative party of Canada must be to ‘articulate the conservative vision to Canadians’.
The next conservative leader is irrelevant. You cannot ‘win over’ an electorate that has become accustomed, even addicted, to being lazy and willfully ignorant. That person won’t be ‘won over’ in the first place.
Conservatism is based on the basic principal of individuals taking responsibility for their own lives and, through their own efforts, succeeding, or failing, with the least amount of governmental intrusion as possible. The majority of Canadians have been steadily rejecting that idea and instead opting for the easy (lazy) path of liberalism handouts and the notion that ‘the government has to do something about __________’. (choose your own leftist dog whistle cause ‘du jour’ to fill in the blank)
The majority of today’s liberal Canadians will never be swayed or reasoned to conservatism. They have been so conditioned to the liberal lie that government is the only solution, that individual freedom and determination is viewed as hateful. Of course we already know liberal politico’s, bureaucrats, unions and self interest groups are perfectly happy to enable and perpetuate that idea, and have raked in billions of tax dollars by doing so. The last election proved the majority of Canadians are tone deaf to reason and have eschewed critical thought, opting instead, to cheer wildly for empty platitudes and meaningless rhetoric (watch any of junior Trudeau’s campaign rally’s and you will see proof of what I am saying)
For those that expound great in depth dissertations of why Stephen Harper lost the election, I say to you, stop, all your hot air is making global warming worse. The reason is VERY simple. The conservatives lost because the mess the liberals created in the 90’s was fixed by the conservatives and the majority of Canadians didn’t want to hear about Canada continuing to be responsible, they wanted their liberal handouts back. End of statement. Full stop.
So, let’s ask the question, What’s to be done then?
P.J. O’Rourke summarized liberalism bluntly, and yet, perfectly;
“At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child – miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats”
The situation in Canada is not unlike responsible parents financially cutting off an irresponsible child. Then letting that child fail in the hopes they will learn that their actions and choices have consequences, and that they have to make responsible informed decisions.
Conservative Canadians find ourselves in the position where we are routinely forced to bail out our liberal children only to watch them gleefully go back to the same liberal habits and thinking that got them into trouble in the first place. All the while looking down their nose and sniffing at those foolish, backward thinking, mean conservatives.
The solution is simple. Let our liberal children fail and truly feel the consequences of their simplistic choices and willfully ill informed decisions. The only way conservatism in Canada is going to be taken seriously is by letting liberal Canadians feel the full effects of liberalism without the safety net of conservative Canadians to once again bail them out from their disastrous decisions.
It is time for conservative Canada to separate itself from liberal Canada. It is no secret that the only reason eastern Canada has survived these last 10-15 years is because British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan have been paying the bills keeping them afloat financially. And for our efforts we are now going to be abused and marginalized by those same liberal children, vis-a-vis, his highness, prince junior Trudeau.
Is separation a harsh drastic measure? Absolutely.
Does it have to be permanent? No.
The basic principal here is that western Canada needs to do what we can to protect ourselves, from what we all know is going to be an economic disaster, in the short term, so that there will actually be a future for Canada in the long term.
Much like Stephen Harper and Peter McKay doing the hard, and unpleasant, work of uniting the right so many years ago, we need to take the same approach for Canada. Look at any electoral map after the last election and you see, in vivid color, the divide in Canada. The only way to fix the divide in Canada is that first, both sides need to acknowledge there is a divide to be fixed. The only way to get to that conversation, in today’s Canada, is by going our separate ways for a while, to reflect on what was and what could be again. So that when the conversation of Canada starts again it is a conversation based in reality, rational thought and includes ALL CANADIANS AND PROVINCES FOR A UNITED CANADA, not some regional mish mash pitted against each other by politicians with agenda’s, media propagandists, union mercenaries, legions of bureaucrats and self interest groups.
So to you my fellow conservative Canadians I ask;
Are you ready to cut off our spoiled liberal children?
Are you willing to make the hard, responsible, decisions so that we have a future?
commented 2016-01-27 10:49:58 -0500
Ezra – How can you stop equalization payments? The truth is you cannot. As long as Alberta and the West are part of Canada they are bound by Canadian law.
commented 2016-01-27 10:46:53 -0500
This is turning out well. I’ve long thought that Western Canada would be far better off as it’s own country. Justin is really helping to create the conditions for western separation. We just need a charismatic leader to lead the charge. It appears that the big majority of people in Eastern Canada are something for nothing socialists. I don’t think that the provinces have the ability to withhold transfer payments under the current equalization system.
commented 2016-01-27 10:30:19 -0500
Clearly Trudeau had no briefings on what was going on with Codere. This spat between the West and Codere caught poster boy completely by surprise. Where was Trudeau while this issue surfaced. Oh yea….Davos. I guess he figured he had better cool the flames before it gets out of control. Too late. Watch him speaking with Codere to his left. No wonder he spouts off with absolutely no substance. In fact he drifts back to repeating the b.s. of his election campaign. Between the ahs and the uh’s, its left up to us to figure out what he’s attempting to communicate.
commented 2016-01-27 10:27:29 -0500
David Tremblay said, “Nobody really hates the west, they just simply want a proper environmental impact assessment done.”

Alberta has the most stringent environmental standards for natural resource extraction on the planet. And you are wrong that there not a lot of very powerful, influential, and vocal people especially in Eastern Canada who hate Alberta. All the environmental impact studies are already done for the Energy East pipeline.
commented 2016-01-27 10:22:44 -0500
@ Stephen Eisenberg who said, "Ezra, Quebec is sitting on 16 trillion cubic meters of natural gas but refuses to frack for it. Not for environmental reasons, but because, as the PQ have said (and apparently believed by the Quebec Liberal Party) Quebec doesn’t want to share its wealth with Canada. "

Yes, that is my understanding too. They want to milk the rest of Canada for all they can get, and then when milked dry, they will separate from Canada and develop their own natural resources. They only use “environmental issues” as an excuse to not develop their natural resources at this time. When I heard (and I do not remember from what political leader) say that, I knew that it was the truth. Selfish. Greedy. Self-centered. This is how Quebec has been for all my entire life.
commented 2016-01-27 10:08:01 -0500
Technically under the current economic situation, cutting off transfer payments to the recalcitrant Provinces may be a moot point. If you don’t have any money , how can you transfer it?
And the fact that we hear no rumblings of discord , the usual “give us what we want or we will leave Canada” from Quebec is evidence that they want to continue feeding off the Western goose to pay for their socialist nirvana.
Personally I love Canada but I hate daddy Trudeau’s Constitution. Nothing would please me more than to see that thing go up in flames during his punk sons reign of stupidity. I say piss Quebec off to the point that they start their nationalist rant again. I could care less if they leave and the faster the better.
commented 2016-01-27 09:45:38 -0500
Sorry wrote this quickly…did not proof read.
No province should have the right to block any other province’s legal wares. If that is the case, why have the confederation of Canada in the first place.
commented 2016-01-27 09:44:53 -0500
As per a previous post at The Rebel, Victoria, BC, not to be undone by Montreal, also dumps raw sewage:
Is this what the “useful idiot” had in mind when talking about protecting BC’s “pristine supernatural beauty”?