February 20, 2017

Trump digs coal and that’s bad news for Kathleen Wynne

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

Donald Trump digs coal. He fulfilled his campaign promises to coal country and repealed Obama's last minute regulatory attack on the embattled industry. 

This is fantastic news for coal producing states.

But the good news is bigger than that. By repealing these regulations, Trump is doing more than saving thousands of coal miners from the unemployment line.

Trump is keeping his word to bring American manufacturing back to the rust belt.

Coal is needed for manufacturing, but coal isn't just an input in steel. Cheap electricity is what fuels the manufacturing sector. Ending the war on coal isn’t just good news for small towns in West Virginia and Kentucky, it spells hope for Pittsburgh and Detroit.

And that’s bad news for Kathleen Wynne.

Wynne’s oppressive campaign to phase out coal has all but killed the manufacturing sector in Ontario.

High industrial electricity rates have contributed to the loss of 300,000 Ontario jobs and now we can be sure, those jobs are never coming back as long as Wynne is around.

If you had a factory to build, where would you build it? Donald Trump’s Michigan or Wynne’s Ontario?

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commented 2017-02-21 18:04:36 -0500
Funny, they shut down Nanticoke Generating station, Coal Fired, and they were going to replace it with GREEN ENERGY producing generators like wind mill farms, and solar power. Hmmm, how’s that working out for you Ontario????? THEY WERE TOLD, and they didn’t listen !!!!!
Oh, BTW a lot of the coal came from, guess where? ALBERTA.
commented 2017-02-21 08:56:34 -0500
The differences in policies between the positive business climate in the U.S. and the destructive measures pursued by Trudope and various provinces will become glaringly obvious soon, not that our lugenpresse will point it out!
commented 2017-02-21 08:09:18 -0500
SPACE….that was bad, but what about “basket of deplorables”.

She lost because she is a lying criminal.
commented 2017-02-21 03:42:10 -0500
It really was that stupid coal comment that costed Clinton the election.
commented 2017-02-21 00:41:34 -0500
Everybody keeps referring to the solar panels and wind mills as green energy… It is anything but green energy.!! we should be referring to it as brown energy or black out energy because that more accurately describes it and it shortcomings.. the only thing green about their energy is the amount of money transfers from our pockets to their’s.!!
commented 2017-02-20 22:48:27 -0500
ANDRE…..They have already have made the same mistake. They eat and breathe ideology. They live it. The blinders are on and we pay the price. Dear Lord why did the fools vote for this. The friggn horror of it all.
commented 2017-02-20 22:26:39 -0500
My favorite quote “Learn from the mistakes of others, you’ll never live long enough to make them all yourself”, so why are the NDP in AB going to make this mistake again, have they not learned anything or are they incapable of learning.
commented 2017-02-20 21:32:39 -0500
Great report Sheila, I was wondering how long it would take for the light to go on and connect Trump;s new energy policies to the now canyon sized competitive gap in productivity between Ontario and their biggest customer to the south.

Trump had promised to put the US back on the North American petro dollar which is good for Canada if we can get our pipelines built in time to supply the boom – but listening to Trump’s marathon press conference last week, it is now obvious the US is now going gung ho to embrace clean coal tech and coal fired energy to rebuild their industry.

Coal will produce the most abundant cheapest E-energy available – meanwhile Ontario manufacturing and feeder industries are saddled with non competitive green energy so expensive it will make many core industries non competitive here hastening that provinces disastrous de-industrialization and putting economic collapse in the province a reality – UNLESS something is done quickly.
commented 2017-02-20 20:51:41 -0500
Anthony Furey from the Toronto Sun writes that his mother is also living by the clock trying to survive. No doubt he also supplements her income. Wasn’t it Hudak who campaigned on cutting 100,000 trough sucking public sector jobs, mostly by not replacing retirees, and got pounced on for it? Compare that to 300,000 real tax paying jobs.
commented 2017-02-20 18:30:24 -0500
Meanwhile, in B/C, where the invisible energy minister of Alberta told the Alberta unemployed to go, the coal mines are reopening in Tumbler Ridge.

Hopefully, this lasts and the Non-Democratic Party does not obtain power in B/C this year because of the Mainland voters who are Laurentien wanna-bees.
commented 2017-02-20 18:15:22 -0500
Roy Jeanine,

I’m not sure you got my point. I was making the case that we shouldn’t be wasting natural gas on heating homes – we should be using coal and nuclear (which are not very portable and useful for powering transportation, but are very efficient at providing reliable baseload grid power) to do that. Oil and natural gas should be used for transportation purposes.

Windmills and solar panels are expensive junk.

I moved to Alberta this past summer – my power bills are a third of what they were in Ontar-i-owe. My mother still lives there, on a fixed income, and would be eating cat food without my help. Notley,Wynne, and their ilk need to pay for their arrogance and stupidity, and for the carnage they have wrought on our seniors and working poor.
commented 2017-02-20 17:51:37 -0500
JEFF , these stories have to get out , hope the REBEL can do a news circuit of northern Ontario , it will be a big warning for Alberta and the r o c
Sorry for your mom
commented 2017-02-20 17:32:38 -0500
Sorry, l meant to say 4 long, long years…
commented 2017-02-20 17:31:08 -0500
Jeff – I am blown away at what your Mom has to go through at her age for absolutely NO reason. These pure evil globalists like trudoop, nut job in Alberta, wynne-bag are destroying our reasonable power and electricity rates. McGuinty, that evil jerk started this green crap nonsense and look at ontariowe loosing 300,000 manufacturing jobs and the eastern msm, sure as hell, is doing its best by covering all the hardship you people ESPECIALLY RURAL RESIDENTS are going through. And this pure evil nutley is following in this garbage as well. 36 million people in this country and these people are allowed to bring us down to our knees and there is nothing we can do about it except to wait 4 long, long to vote them out. Something is really wrong with how this country is being run.
commented 2017-02-20 16:19:11 -0500
Dave T – don’t forget we need our natural gas to heat our homes, he’ll 5 months of winter so far here in Alberta, and the next 10 days will bring temperatures down at night to -20. More money for that regressive witch nutley who couldn’t care less whether we freeze or starve.
commented 2017-02-20 16:16:45 -0500
PETER NETTERVILLE
I think the Wynn government wants to be the exclusive l g b t ad inf. Province in Canada , with Gomorrah ( Quebec ) next door
These two provinces have controlled Canada since confederation
They got a little scare when ALBERTA challenged them for awhile
commented 2017-02-20 16:15:41 -0500
Oye, I sure hope you take a breather from your impressive attention to Natasha’s needs once in a while Boris, to post more often. Always appreciate a good healthy sense of humour and thanks for the words of encouragement to the rest of us to keep up the good fight.

I have a relative who lives in Wynnie land and she says she is proud to do her part for the green cause and doesn’t mind paying Wynnies high power bills. What a sap. Retired civil servant. Has never done a real days work in her life and has been paid royally for it. You know the type, career taker, no guilt. Gross.

Lets see how long Trudy, Wynne and Notley can get away with looking down their long noses at Trump. If they were smart or logical they would get with the program. They are not, so they won’t.
Evil witches.

The only way coal is ever a problem is when the technology available is not used. That doesn’t happen in Canada. Crazy how Ontario used to be the manufacturing hub of the country and a big player in the world. As Sheila pointed out, Ontario has access to some of the cheapest power, how ironic and infuriating for those with a brain to have to choose between eating and staying warm.
commented 2017-02-20 16:03:03 -0500
Not to rain on anyone’s coal parade but I do have a couple of concerns mostly for the US. Here in Canada, as has already been pointed out, we have some of the cleanest burning coal in the world. We also have developed state of the art scrubbers which reduces the output of contaminants to not much more than natural gas. Recent air pollution tests in Ontario have shown a marked decrease (which of course Wynne tried to take credit for) but in fact were really due to all the shutdown coal plants just across the big lakes. The US needs to get serious about upgrading their own plants if they are indeed going to fire them back up. It’s a lot cheaper than going nuclear. Also the way they coal mine in the states is quite disgusting. They blow off the tops of mountains and totally scar the land without much thought to reclamation. Many creeks are just filled with debris and completely choked off, not to mention all the erosion. The only place I’ve seen this in Canada is at Elkford just across the Alberta/BC border in the Crowsnest. A real eyesore. Just saying.
commented 2017-02-20 15:42:16 -0500
David, alas my writings will be few and far between. My carnal duties with Malavanka, er I mean Natasha and my hectic travel schedule will surely curtail my on-line musings. Tell Liza I will be careful to not end up in a gulag or worse yet, a leftist cocktail party. God knows I cross paths with more than my fair share of retarded, left leaning individuals, some in my own family. How that happened is beyond me but when you look at the indoctrination and BS taught in the schools of today, we shouldn’t be surprised. What a waste of money. I trust y’all will keep up the good fight and stick it to the left. See you in a few months. Boris & Natasha.
commented 2017-02-20 15:32:50 -0500
I see that the latest polls from Ontario have Winnie The Poo’s “popularity” numbers continuing to slide… (All except in Toronto where the Curse Of The CN Tower holds sway) So even the hapless Patrick Brown may have a shot at being Premier… But is that going to save Ontario’s decline?… Reality will of course prevail in time, but how much further damage will be done in the interim?…
commented 2017-02-20 15:04:50 -0500
I have bitched about comrade Nothead’s war on coal for a long time on the Rebel. And for sure I am not alone. I have seen BILL ELDER rant and rail about this as well, and he is a fk of a lot smarter than I’ll ever be, so I feel like I’m not alone on this by a long shot. I can’t even verbalize the disgust I felt when Derrick Fildebrandt was chastised for being rightfully critical of bonerack K Wynne when “it” infiltrated the Alberta legislature. I wonder how much praise Wynne will get when Ontario becomes Venezuela east. Meanwhile if left unchecked, the dippers will see Alberta turned into a province where the main pass time will be watching the tumble weed roll around. Rachael has untold amounts of clean burning coal accompanied with modern clean plants to deliver us cheap reliable energy, giving us what we need to build new industry and businesses for the future. Would this not provide the “diversity” in industry the ndp clamor for? Instead she wants……..a pile of feathers. Thank GOD along came Trump. If he can reign in the “climataphobia” a bit we may have been saved in the nick of time.

BORIS and NATASHA….Nice to see you returned from your Russian trip unscathed. We were a bit concerned with the length of your silence. I think LIZA ROSIE thought you may have found the gulag. I am familiar with your prior misgivings with Putin, but now that you are home we can breathe a sigh of relief and look forward to you contributing to our entertainment.
commented 2017-02-20 15:00:28 -0500
PETER NETTERVILLE:

People who are out of work, do not eat well and are weak from lack of nutrition. This makes it easy for Jihadi Justins Fifth Column of Islamic
Heathens, to do their work, which is to eliminate the White Race.
commented 2017-02-20 14:43:56 -0500
Peter Netterville said:

“So one has to ask, ‘Why?’ What is their goal, their end game?”

To answer that question, look at the goal of their policies.

1. Drive the cost of basic necessities to levels where the average person can barely survive.
2. Dumb down the education system. Turn it into a system of indoctrination.
3. Destroy property rights. Force people to live cheek-by jowl with minimum personal space and privacy.
4. Destroy freedom of speech. Make people inform on one another. Eliminate critical thought.
5. Take away personal mobility (see “war on the car”). Limit it to state-owned “mass transit”, bicycle, and foot travel. This helps stop the spread of “dangerous” ideas.
6. Destroy the middle class through unemployment, underemployment, and punitive taxation.

Sound familiar, comrade? It should.

Wynne and her ilk are MARXISTS. Their policies are straight out of the Marxist playbook, designed to create their version of Utopia – where they live in country dachas, and us proles are their hewers of wood and drawers of water.
commented 2017-02-20 14:30:16 -0500
Peter & Lawrence.. Maybe they all are pretending to be stupid..so they can try to plea ignorance when they are on trial? Last time I checked thou..ignorance is not a legitimate form of defense.
commented 2017-02-20 14:20:50 -0500
peter you forgot to put the other traitor on your list . the dumbest pm in Canadian history , TURDO .
commented 2017-02-20 13:53:20 -0500
If one is to believe that Kathleen Wynne and Rachel Notley have any intelligent (and i know that there have been many here … I have posed a few) but in reality they are not stupid.

And knowing that they are not stupid we know they can see what they are doing to the provinces they govern.

Only one conclusion can be drawn … that they are deliberately destroying the provinces they govern.

So one has to ask, “Why?” What is their goal, their end game?
commented 2017-02-20 13:47:13 -0500
Come now Marcy, the USS Republics had far more freedom and pride under, Lenin, Stalin, Gorbachev et al than Canucks have with the likes of Truelies, Wynnonuts and Notabraininsight. Sorry Jay. Sure, a few people died publicly, spent time in a gulag or were never heard from again, but at least they could voice their opinions with their heads held high and meeting their demise with potatoes and borscht filling their stomachs. Here all we get from the left is name calling, ridicule and soggy imported Francoise putine for having an opposing opinion. I’m not sure which one is worse. Natasha and I have the luxury of living and expressing citizenship rights in both the US and Canada and believe me, Pravda had nothing on the CBC in Canada and the MSM in the States. Fake news then, fake news now. Keep up the good fight comrade and all you other good people on the right. In the words of an old Civil War leader, “Keep those Confederate dollars boys, the south will rise again”. Oh wait, that would be coming from a racist slave owner. Please… the vast majority of Confederate slave owners were Democrats and nothing has changed in 200 years. People on the left are the most racist, close minded people on the face of the earth. Right up there with ignorant, rapist, woman hating, goat fucking, cave dwelling Muslim extremists. I’m not sure which one is worse. Hey, if you’re homophobic and a misogynist does that make you homogenized?
This is my semi-annual post. I’m too busy to post because it is my duty to passionately make love to Natasha day in and day out. Sorry boys, but she is a cross between Milania and Ivanka so what’s a guy to do. Keep fighting guys and gals and always remember 1972. Da Da Canada, Nyet, Nyet Soviet.
commented 2017-02-20 13:35:12 -0500
Our two most cheap and accessible power sources for the residential and industrial grid are coal and nuclear. With modern technology, both can be utilized in a safe, clean manner, saving our oil and natural gas reserves for transportation needs.

Strangely enough, coal and nuclear are the two power sources that the Eco-Nuts fight tooth and nail – why would that be?

Simple. The “Green” power sources being foisted upon us as alternatives (like solar and wind) are expensive and inefficient BY DESIGN – to the Eco-Nuts, these attributes are features, not bugs. The Eco-Nuts don’t care about cheap energy, they don’t care about you, and they don’t care about the planet – they want to de-industrialize our nations, lower our standard of living, and ship the pillaged wealth elsewhere (that is, the wealth left after they have pillaged their “share”).

What is gained from all this? Control. Peons whose event horizon goes no further than trying not to freeze or starve to death while living in the easily monitored high-density rabbit hutches the "urban planners have lined up for us, are easy to control.
commented 2017-02-20 13:20:53 -0500
Trump is bad news for lefties from coast to coast to coast. Junior has sensed the danger, now he is trying to pose as a champion of the blue collar, middle class worker. Hee, hee it is to laugh.