September 05, 2018

Trudeau’s “class war” kills thousands of oil patch jobs. Now what? (Guest: Robbie Picard, Oil Sands Strong)

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


The federal court of appeal has squashed the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline approval.

It's back to the drawing board after five years of consultations, regulatory approvals and billions spent on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Canadian taxpayers are on the hook now for at least $4.5B, which could balloon up to $8B.

But that’s not the end of the cost of the death of Kinder Morgan at the hands of the Trudeau Liberals. Eight thousand direct jobs will be lost and indirect job losses are yet to be tallied.

To put this in perspective, during the National Energy Program, 15K oil and gas jobs were lost. The damage done by cancelling this pipeline is over half of that caused by the NEP!

Regina’s EVRAZ Steel, the company that was going to manufacture the physical pipes, now faces layoffs creating uncertain futures for hundreds of steel workers.

If Ontario’s auto sector or Quebec’s hydro plants were staring down this many job losses, the Feds would find a way to fix it. But so far, nothing is being done to save TMX and all of those jobs.

This isn't about saving the Earth or transitioning to Green energy or bitumen or killer whales or tanker traffic or anything else the environmentalist left wants you to believe.

This is a class war. It’s about rich liberal elites in Eastern Canada making sure that Albertans don't get too uppity and forget their place in confederation, as a colony of the Toronto to Montreal bubble, instead of an equal partner in the nation.

As my guest tonight tells us, oil and gas is the great equalizer, giving people who can work with their hands and their back the same economic clout as the fancy Laurentian Elites and academics, and those elites resent it.

Joining me tonight to talk about what the death of TMX means for the oil patch and what happens next, is activist and businessman, Robbie Picard from Oil Sands Strong.

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commented 2018-09-12 17:56:19 -0400
Very good show! I wanted to support your guest, but the URL comes up with an error saying the destination URL may in fact be impersonating
commented 2018-09-07 09:30:12 -0400
KEITH BARNES, good vid. Alt-right=Ult(imately)-correct.
commented 2018-09-06 22:20:31 -0400
Too add to my post below..Maybe an Independence Day for Canadians from trudeau and his crew of treasonous followers. trudeau is trying to fix the next election… imho.

Hey if Canada joined the Yanks in some form of hybrid amalgamation…Canadian’s would adopt the First and Second Amendment and bring power to the People of Canada into play…Just putting it out there.

We know for sure that no Canadian Politician would want to lose the power and control over the Canadian people..

IMO..I’d rather team up with the States rather than China..etc…
commented 2018-09-06 18:56:29 -0400
Summed up Canada today perfectly, Dale!
Makes me glad that I am retired now & can afford to live & travel the Southern States from Nov. to April for the next 5 yrs. or more.
I used to deliver new RV’s & Class C Motorhomes & Commercial Vans from the factories in Indiana back to the dealers all over Canada. Used to be under contract with a couple of American Transport Companies & I must say that I have never been treated with more respect & dignity in my life.
Here in Canada, almost everyone that I run into on a daily basis is so “brainwashed” by the MSM, that they just despise Trump & wish him death!
I am looking forward to Nov. when I will be able to be amoungst my real friends again.
commented 2018-09-06 17:11:40 -0400

Problem is Mark . . . Canada is F’ed today . . . . we have an insane radical Enviro-whack running our pretend PM. Canada will never get back to where we were 4 years ago.

Harper was the best we have had in 50 years . . . . biggest mistake he made was NOT dissolving the insane CBC his first month in power. The CBC marxists led the Laurentian Elites to take back control . . . they hated every moment that someone from the West was leading the country . . . .

2015 . . . the Year 39% of Canadians voted themselves Off the Island . . . . who needs Balanced Budgets and Surpluses anyway . . . when you can give Billions to the UN, the CBC and Despotic Regimes around the globe.

Remember when . . . .
World’s Richest Middle Class . . . NY Times
World’s Best Reputation . . . Reputation Institute
Best Wage Growth in G7 Nations . . . 2007-2012
Best Oilfield Salaries in the World . . .
Best Oilfield Enviro Regs in the World . . . Harvard Bus School
Best Country to do Business . . . . Forbes
World’s Best Debt to GDP Ratio , . . OECD

ALL of that is in the REAR VIEW Mirror today Canada . . . . as you wallow towards European Failed State Status.
commented 2018-09-06 17:07:18 -0400
Harper was too polite! He should have cleared the deck and let those snakes rot in their cesspool.
commented 2018-09-06 15:57:50 -0400
Of course people that lack the qualifications to work in the oil industry would champion "not losing jobs "as an achievement.
commented 2018-09-06 15:57:49 -0400
I feel that this group, or members of the group, don’t want to really any discussion, they want just to scream their frustration without adding anything of value.
When talking about the Trans Mountain cancellation, everybody is blaming liberals and Trudeau…I don’t like this guy badly as well but the whole situation is the remnants of the Harperization of Canadian system. Besides the “final” (well, not so final) approval of the project by Trudeau government, the whole project was reviewed during the Harper era, and his government changed rules regarding environmental assessment, regarding who can participate in the consultations, he also changed who is responsible for the assessment of pipelines project in a blatant attempt to force projects through without proper environmental assessment. There is more, he “awarded” the environmental review of the pipelines to National Energy Board, a body dedicated (mandated) to expand pipelines…it is the same as posting a fox to keep watchful eye on a chicken-coup. SO, lets discuss this horrendous decision with this in mind (but it would be good if some of you, especially the most vocal people, to read the court decision – then maybe you would use your brain as well beside the emotion), and bring something to the table, and not just spitting the venom. I hope that this is not the intention of Rebel web page. As always, the truth is somewhere in between. And btw. oil sands are doing well. Greetings!
commented 2018-09-06 15:51:01 -0400
Andrew . . . . your low intellect is showing again . . .
Canada is selling oil at a substantial DISCOUNT to our only customer the USA.
Billions of tax revenue are lost every year . . . but . . . on the other hand, Justin would just give it to the CBC or the UN fools.
No pipelines, no future and soon no auto industry . . . .
Trump is playing 3D Chess and Justin and Freeload are playing Checkers, Chinese Checkers.

Andrew where were YOU as 300,000 manufacturing jobs were lost in Ontar-i-owe because of the mismanagement of your idiot friends McGuilty & Wynne?
commented 2018-09-06 13:58:08 -0400
The oilsands have not lost a single job yet. They may not gain as many jobs as expected,d but that’s not the same thing as actually losing them.

Evraz has been hit hard by Trump’s tariffs.
commented 2018-09-06 12:42:37 -0400
“This is the second time a Trudeau has done that.”

Like father like [adopted] son.

For those that have forgotten:
Ultimately, the political trauma induced by the wayward energy policy set off a generation of political bitterness. Albertans felt Trudeau couldn’t care less about their welfare. He mocked then Alberta premier, Peter Lougheed, saying Lougheed had been outsmarted by multinational oil firms. As Kevin Libin recently reported for the National Post, “Keith Davey, the Liberals’ campaign strategist, put it bluntly during the Liberals’ 1980 federal election: ‘Screw the West, we’ll take the rest.’”
The so-called Salmon Arm Salute or Trudeau Salute, caught by one television camera, soon became a vivid symbol for those who thought the Liberal prime minister arrogant and hostile to Western Canada.

They can deny all they like but a photo is worth a thousand words:
commented 2018-09-06 01:47:23 -0400
Keith…most interesting video. Based on those 12 points, I will wear the label as an alt right ……no problem!
commented 2018-09-06 01:31:00 -0400
Robbie calls Butts a ‘conspiracy’ theory? Butts has Justin’s ear? Ya think?
When Justin got in I thought it was the most depressing day Canada had seen for a long time. It just gets worse everyday. I don’t know what to think anymore.
Really good show Sheila. A lot of people can remember that feeling, and it felt physically like the bottom falling out of your stomach, every morning when you wake up. I pray all of this serves to get Justin turfed.
commented 2018-09-05 23:48:22 -0400
commented 2018-09-05 22:29:30 -0400
Excellent show tonight, Sheila.
commented 2018-09-05 22:26:18 -0400
Not Trudeau’s incompetence but rather his ideological bent aligned with Soros. I stopped watching after that.
commented 2018-09-05 22:06:23 -0400
- Not sure why you think Trudeau’s Liberals would lift a finger to save Ontario’s auto industry when it’s about to be tossed aside so Trudeau can pretend to run against Trump in the next election. The Liberals wanted to deindustrialize Canada. The coming depression will be the price we pay for weak minded idiots voting Liberal in the last election.

- The political class don’t care about the little people. The Venezuela political class is doing great. Hillary Clinton’s mistake was being thrilled at her plan to put a lot of people out of work before getting elected. Canada’s political class is no different. They’ll still live in the best areas & have their gold plated pensions &/or corporate jobs from grateful cronies. It’s just the little people who’ll pay the price. To be a successful leftist you have to be a sociopath.
commented 2018-09-05 21:19:47 -0400
This is a class war. It’s about rich liberal elites in Eastern Canada making sure that Albertans don’t get too uppity and forget their place in confederation, as a colony of the Toronto to Montreal bubble, instead of an equal partner in the nation.

You nailed it, it’s about destroying Alberta economically. This is the second time a Trudeau has done that. The only difference this time, is we have a set of clowns also destroying Alberta from the inside.