November 11, 2016

Trump brings new hope for Keystone XL, Notley kills it

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

With the new President of the United States, there is new hope for the Keystone XL pipeline that will bring thousands of jobs to Canada and the United States and pump billions of dollars into the economy. 

Donald Trump has 100% promised to build it under the condition that the United States gets some of the profits.

Do you know who doesn’t want to approve it? Rachel Notley.

Just yesterday, the NDP leader was unable to give a yes or no answer when leader of the official opposition, Brian Jean asked her about it. Watch my video to see that exchange.

Remember when I told you about the Pembina Institute lobbying against Keystone XL? The Pembina Institute is an anti-oil think tank from which several NDP MLA’s and Rachel Notley herself have hired anti-oil activists to make key decisions on the oil and gas industry.

And, Pembina Institute actually lobbied against the extension in Washington!

So, now we know Rachel Notley will say no to this critical infrastructure because it will upset her anti-oil eco activist friends too much.

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commented 2016-11-15 18:51:20 -0500
@dh Chaisson…the Chinese who worked on the trans continenetal railroads in the USA and Canada didn’t just pack up and go home when the work was done.

I remember elevator operators…bowling alley pin setters…door to door milk delivery….computer system experts who tried to make themselves irreplaceable through arcane knowledge….nuclear physiscists who didn’t drive taxis…..typesetters in print shops…

All things are impermanent and subject to change..I lost count of the times I had to change the job skills I had to offer.

Please give me an example of a "permanent " job.
commented 2016-11-13 01:05:39 -0500
“It is terrible to contemplete how few politicians are hanged.” G K Chesterton
commented 2016-11-12 23:13:36 -0500
Peter; Clearly and simply stated. Thankyou. D.H. is sitting at home right now thinking, " ooh, now I’ve got it"! Surely he is.
commented 2016-11-12 19:24:51 -0500
D.H. Chaisson said, "Temporary jobs are no different than seasonal jobs; "

The thing you are missing here, D.H. is that it is companies that bid on oil pipeline construction contracts. - The employees work for the companies. - The companies bid on other contracts while building the current one. - When the contract for building the pipeline those same employees move on to the next contract procured by the company by whom they are employed. To spell it out for you, the people who are employed to build the pipeline continue their employment working at a different place because that is the nature of construction!

There is no construction job on the planet that permanently builds one project because when it is complete, they move on to the next. - Do those that build houses lose their jobs right after building a house? NO! - Do those that bridges and pave roads lose their jobs right after the construction is done? NO!

D.H. Chaisson, why can you not get this concept through you incredibly thick skull??
commented 2016-11-12 17:54:26 -0500
I wonder D.H., any temporary jobs involved in setting up your call centre? You should rush over there and tell them their jobs aren’t important. Shit, I could’ve been on welfare my whole career.
commented 2016-11-12 17:46:59 -0500
Notley was hoping and planning for a President Clinton.

Expect to see Notley NOT seek re-election, nor will many NDP MLAs.

Notley will run to become leader of the federal NDP. After the next election, the Alberta NDP will cease to exist.
commented 2016-11-12 17:46:37 -0500
D.H. Smarten up. As a former contractor every friggin’ job I had was temporary. That’s how I raised my family . Temporary jobs are GOOD!
commented 2016-11-12 17:33:00 -0500
Hey D.H. Chaisson… Then using your “logic” we shouldn’t build highways in Canada because those jobs are also “temporary”?…
commented 2016-11-12 16:03:56 -0500
I am not talking about temporary jobs Chaisson, you are the only one doing that. I know that to an NDP’er if it isn’t a union job it doesn’t count as a job, but it just ain’t so. There will be many union as well as non union jobs in a healthy economic environment and if we develop our resources and get them where they need to go, that is what we will have.
commented 2016-11-12 15:18:59 -0500
Temporary jobs are no different than seasonal jobs; it isn’t new permanant job creation. Hell, the newest call center being built in my town will create more permanant jobs than Keystone.
commented 2016-11-12 14:15:45 -0500
chaisson you are one stupid brain dead idiot , every post you make is absolute BS and can go into the delete file like your brain
commented 2016-11-12 13:50:22 -0500
Chaisson can’t see past the end of his nose, It’s a wonder he manages to put his pants on in the morning, for all his problem- solving abilities. 50 permanent jobs after construction aye? Getting our product to tide water will relieve the glut we have stored up and create a need for more exploration and extraction. More extraction and exportation to other markets will mean companies will invest, and consequently more people will be employed. That wealth ‘creation’ through employment as opposed to wealth ‘redistribution’, is an absolute prerequisite for a healthy economic environment , and job creation. Try for one minute Chaisson, to wrap your head around ‘growing the pie’ instead of massacring the damn thing until there is nothing left for anybody.
commented 2016-11-12 13:47:24 -0500
Judy Anonymous said, "The Left needs their day before the Human Rights commission … "

The Human Rights Commission is Left. I doubt that the “Left” will stand before the HRC. The HRC is meant to try Conservative minded people only.
commented 2016-11-12 13:42:15 -0500
REBELATION REBELATION commented: “I wonder if Trump will find a way to force her hand, cause he really wants to stop buying from the ME.”

A separate western Canada would stand a far better chance of negotiating a more equitable deal with the incoming U.S. administration. Best part is the monies involved will stay in the west, and not be stolen by the leftist thieves in the east! A change in nation state for western Canada would automatically disqualify any existing governments, unless these governments tie themselves to the concept…….not at all likely in the case of the Alberta Non Democracy Party! See Ya, See Ya, wouldn’t want to be ya!
commented 2016-11-12 13:33:16 -0500
In Ezra’s Nov. 11 show he mentioned that it won’t be easy to resurrect the dead coal industry. Once something has been killed everyone has left and is otherwise occupied, its a matter of starting over. It may take years of planning and advertising from a STABLE government that they are now open for business, before investors come back.
Notley wants oil and gas killed and cold in the grave so that it will take years if ever to resurrect. She is doing her damnedest. It will be interesting to watch the unfolding. The more initiatives which Obama stifled and Trump will open up, the stupider Canada will look. We are not blind or stupid, the pressure is going to be on our Marxist leaders who say no to all extraction and exportation of our oil and gas. As Trump makes America great again, the contrasts will be too glaring for Canadians to ignore. They will be soaring and we will still be living in the ditch.
commented 2016-11-12 12:08:47 -0500
The Left needs their day before the Human Rights commission…Canadians…how about a class action move in this direction?
commented 2016-11-12 11:47:28 -0500
To add on to Peter’s comments to d.h. Go into the towns that are along the pipeline route and ask the business if it helps their bottom line for a year. It is very narrow minded to think the pipeline only helps a small amount of workers for a temporary time. Hotels,grocery stores,trailer parks,gas stations and restaurants just to name a few benefit. Then there is the ramping up on the upstream side now that there is more capacity for bitumen which means new expansion that equates to more jobs not only onsite but also businesses that need to supply materials to the new projects..very,very narrow minded indeed.
commented 2016-11-12 11:17:01 -0500
Peter N. you are so correct.
commented 2016-11-12 10:49:02 -0500
@ D.H Chaisson

So? What is your point? Are those jobs bad because they are temporary?

All construction of any type is temporary. That is why companies bid for contracts.

This argument that the anti-oil types (you know, the ones that use oil prolifically … yea, those) use that “the jobs are temporary” argument as a reason why not to build oil and gas infrastructure. This argument is a specious argument.
commented 2016-11-12 10:36:01 -0500
Any creation of jobs is temporary construction for a year or so in which heavy unemployment will take place after construction. There are under 50 permanent jobs after keystone construction. The greates team to benefit off of keystone is The Koch brothers who stand to make billions.
commented 2016-11-12 09:46:59 -0500
Ron Joseph said to Andrew, “Andrew Mirlach—-D you have a couple of ice-breakers for the
Churchill Port. Can you imagine if a full tanker got frozen in the ice and sank up there. The green-freaks would invade the new country.”

Isn’t Canada building some ice breakers for the purpose of keeping the north navigable?

In any can, the ships that already go to this port must have a way to keep the ice broken up.

Moving the oil in and out through Manitoba sounds like a good idea, but I have to believe that it has not been mentioned by the pro-pipeline politicians for a reason.
commented 2016-11-12 09:44:49 -0500
That whackdoodle itch is putting an end to her own career. By the time this is all done her backers will be long gone and she’ll be wondering why no wants to hire her for speaking engagements or anything else. She’s going up against some extremely experienced people with a maze of connections of their own that go back longer than she’s been alive, & they’re being reinvigorated by the changes south of the border. I think she’s about to be crushed in ways she won’t even recognize.
commented 2016-11-12 09:11:13 -0500
NDP won’t be happy till they are the only ones with a job.If that’s what they call it.What were Nuttys qualifications to be premiere of Alberta?Can’t even answer a yes or no question.
commented 2016-11-12 08:32:36 -0500
Bill Elder I work in oil and gas and yes you are correct, but upgraders cost billions and billions to build, nobody is going to do that with trudeau and notley running the show. Alberta already does ship probably close to 500,000 bpd of upgraded product sold at premium rates. The energy east line would be a perfect opportunity for pretty much every province it runs through to have an upgrader in it to do the same thing, once upgraded pretty much any refinery is able to handle the product (synthetic crude). This would create jobs real jobs that allow people to buy a house, spend money on things, go on vacations. It seems like all liberals and the ndp want is more gov jobs,. You are correct upgraders and the spin off from them has huge employment benefits.
commented 2016-11-12 08:23:07 -0500
ken martinson WOW ken get out much ,Mike is right ken hardisty is in alberta .
commented 2016-11-12 05:29:51 -0500
Pay attention there Ken…Hardisty is in Alberta. Your welcome.
commented 2016-11-12 02:46:02 -0500
Has anybody asked why it is that the groups opposing access to Canadian oil are funded by the US State Dept? The answer is so obvious: limiting access to Canadian oil means that the price we get is suppressed. When our oil is bottled up like this, we don’t get fair market value. America has a lifetime supply of oil at below market prices. We are doing their dirty work – and they get cheap oil for a lifetime. And we think that we’re being really clever!
commented 2016-11-12 00:28:05 -0500
Notley is one of those that if she can stop any and all pipelines, she will.

Pb for Notley.
commented 2016-11-12 00:15:34 -0500
Terry Macleod. …I would much rather see notley bob for French fries.
I know, I know… bad. ;-p