January 17, 2019

Vancouver’s city council declares “climate emergency”: Here's what their plan is REALLY all about

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

In 1983, Vancouver declared itself to be a nuclear weapons free zone.

City council voted on this, and passed into law.

And it worked! It's been over 30 years and sure enough, nuclear weapons have never been used in Vancouver...

Today, let me announce to the world the next target of the city of Vancouver’s aldermen:

Vancouver City Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to declare a climate emergency.

Now that the motion has passed, city staff will come up with new ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and set new climate change targets.

It's true: The people who ended the Cold War now want to end the Hot War, or whatever they think is going on with the weather.

(Which is weird, because Vancouver’s weather is pretty mild compared to the rest of the country. If you can stand the rain, it’s great.)

I don’t feel like there's a climate emergency. Because no-one in the world is acting like it’s an emergency — and by that, I mean the people who claim it’s an emergency. They still jet around — in fact, the UN’s global warming conferences are always in exotic locales around the world, with tens of thousands of important people coming to them by jet. As opposed to just talking, say, over Skype or online.

Vancouver City Council blames this climate emergency in part on "record-setting wildfires." But 29 huge fires in B.C. in the past four years were caused by criminal arsonists, not "global warming."

They also claim we’re about to be swallowed up by the sea. I don’t think Vancouverites believe that, because if they did, those expensive houses right on the waterfront, including David Suzuki’s preferred property, wouldn’t be the most expensive in the city.

But here's the key section, where it is resolved:

THAT Council direct staff to establish a “Climate and Equity” working group to provide guidance and support for the City’s efforts to transition off of fossil fuels in ways the priorities those most vulnerable to climate impacts and most in need of support in transitioning to renewable energy.

So it’s not really about controlling the weather. It’s about controlling people. Or “climate equity”. Which means changing how we live — changing the law, changing spending — using the climate emergency as the excuse.

Hey, here’s a helpful suggestion. It’s from Trudeau’s state broadcaster, the CBC, two weeks ago:

Vancouver home's $2,000 cat door built as part of package to fight climate change

West Vancouver residence showcases technology that will soon be part of Canada's building code

Spend four million dollars on an eco-friendly home. Spend $2,000 on a global warming friendly cat door.

I mean, once you save the world from the Soviet Union, saving people from the wrath of the sun itself is the obvious next step of crazy...

NEXT: David Menzies joins me to talk about the latest absurd example of political correctness destroying stand up comedy.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!


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commented 2019-01-17 23:51:16 -0500
Thanks Karen for the heads-up on Sooke Mayor Maja Tait heading off to Cambodia to spread her guru-like knowledge on women’s issues… (Didn’t see that in the latest News-Mirror..) I’m wondering however if she is entering some “Lady Mayor Knows Best” contest with Lisa “Helpless” Helps of Victoria, she of the famed debacle with utterly useless bicycle lanes, guaranteed to snarl Victoria traffic for years to come…
commented 2019-01-17 23:15:19 -0500
Ron Joseph,
Congratulations. You caught the Vancouver city council in a lie. Wait… Isn’t that Ezra’s job?
Besides, did you read the by-law on door knobs as opposed to handles?
They’re very loosely worded in some cases.
commented 2019-01-17 23:00:47 -0500
Karen Macleod said " Baning natural gas from high rises in an EARTHQUAKE ZONE is a good idea."
Karen, If your living on the 32 floor of a high-rise and Vancouver falls into the sea, it won’t matter what type of heat you are using. You would be fish food.

Door handles replaced door knobs, so you will still get germs.
commented 2019-01-17 22:52:07 -0500
Invite some of these SJW cuckholds to camp without anything that has been manufactured without fossil fuels. I can hear the crying already. Better yet, cut off gas to their homes, blacklist them at petrol stations and do not sell them anything that was not made in their own backyard. That will surely stop the seas from rising and the planet from warming, I feel better for my children’s future already.
commented 2019-01-17 22:43:26 -0500
It sounds like something right out of Mao’s genocidal great leap forward.
commented 2019-01-17 22:40:12 -0500
Zuzana Simpson,
I will encourage you to look through The Rebel’s archives in hopes you find what you are looking for.
commented 2019-01-17 22:33:35 -0500
At around 6pm GMT this evening, the Duke of Edinburgh rolled the Land Rover he was driving. He is in hospital suffering from none life threatening injuries….. The Guy is 96 years old.
commented 2019-01-17 22:29:51 -0500
Karen Macleod……..I keep saying the Rebel needs a BC correspondent. The left coast is too rich in material.
commented 2019-01-17 22:27:55 -0500
Jan G…..exactly! Divide and conquer is on the daily agenda. Pretty soon we won’t dare say anything in front of our neighbours and/or some family members. And speaking of cops, I remember my dad being pulled over with his family in the car and having to fix his headlight with a gun to his head. Nothing says civil unity like one group having power and control over another.
commented 2019-01-17 22:16:11 -0500
I don’t want to say something wrong, but I love Ezra Levant’s politics sometimes.
I’m crazily happy he covered this topic.
Punch away, Ezra! BC politics needs it.
commented 2019-01-17 22:16:05 -0500
Zuzana Simpson:
You must be talking about Justin Trudeau, right?
I am suspect that the new impaired driving rules have been designed to create a greater conflict with and hate for police. We see it in the US and it just needs to be brought up to that level in Canada. What better way but to create this paranoia that a cop is going to pull you over for empties. We just don’t hate our police enough, so let’s create something where nothing exists.
commented 2019-01-17 22:08:40 -0500
Gillette is owned by Proctor and Gamble (P&G)
P&G is partnered with World Wildlife Fund, supports Liberal cap & trade and Paris climate agreement, has donated over $300k to Planned Parenthood, on and on.
Maybe we need to start investigating the companies before we buy their products. https://www.2ndvote.com/business-entity/procter-gamble/

Mark Dice’s video today: “Comedy Ain’t What It Used To Be!”
commented 2019-01-17 22:07:19 -0500
Touch" not tough.
commented 2019-01-17 22:06:52 -0500
Ron Joseph,
It is as crazy as a city banning plastic bags and wanting to ban disposable coffee cups. Like Victoria!
Baning door knobs… Given the public demographic in some cases, I don’t tough them either.
commented 2019-01-17 22:03:54 -0500
Ron Joseph,
Baning natural gas from high rises in an EARTHQUAKE ZONE is a good idea.
I have natural gas and a house that was 5 houses down had such a bad gas leak, my family was evacuated.
Natural gas is great. Its usually safe. In a high rise it would not be.
The 17% housing rate increase is probably due to property taxes for more expensive city services. A waste of money in many cases in my opinion.
commented 2019-01-17 21:54:50 -0500
The world is a stage and all the leading actors are comedians full of sick jokes. We the audience are low life, white undesirables, slowly being removed by the sick jokes of comedians, who make the cost of staying alive unaffordable. Unless we turn the other cheek and throw back the sick jokes, we shall soon become a thing of the past, to be remembered as the weak and stupid ones.
Just joking folks……I Think.
commented 2019-01-17 21:50:14 -0500
Just waiting for the big one /staying in the Interior, possibly jumping over to Alberta.
I’m not seeing reference to any one people when it comes to dreadlocks. In the wiki description, Indian, Minoan, Egyptian, north African…….
I wonder how many decades, a century(?) to repair all of this nonsense. So sorry for children born into this festering rot. Man made climate change my a**.
commented 2019-01-17 21:49:59 -0500
I thought things would improve at Vancouver’s Local Government, once the nuttiest Mayor in their history Gregor Robertson resigned.
The damage he did could last a Century; banning Door Knobs on all new buildings including houses. Robertson is famous for banning Natural Gas for heating new High-rises.
Study’s have shown that Local Governments like Vancouver are responsible for a 17% increase in the price of a normal size house including the city’s many new regulations and regulation delays.

Doug Ford would eliminate the 33% fat of the Vancouver Gov’t in a month as the waste is so obvious.
commented 2019-01-17 21:48:09 -0500
Having grown up in a communist country, I can tell you that silencing through intimidation is number one priority. There’s nothing better than masses afraid to speak up. What totalitarian dictator wouldn’t love to have a bunch of sheep with duct tape across their mouths. The rest is easy!!!!!!
commented 2019-01-17 21:31:25 -0500
Oh! This shocks everybody?
Lisa Helps didn’t shock everybody?
I’m willing to bet this is most of the Lower Province. It was in Naniamo.
Its in Sooke. Where the mayor wants to travel to Cambodia to teach the humble savage about the virtues of feminism among other things. https://www.sookenewsmirror.com/news/sooke-mayor-travels-to-cambodia-to-empower-women-in-politics/#
She’s visiting an area w strong communist roots because it was home to some base for the viet cong!
Ah, not to mention the province of BC has many land rights signed off to municipalities.
Its a liberty hell hole.
commented 2019-01-17 21:29:58 -0500
B.C. hates oil and is worried about oil spills in it’s precious water . The coal is stored on the docks in open containers , so what about the rain washing all that oil from the coal into the water or is this ok because it’s American coal
commented 2019-01-17 21:26:30 -0500
been using Bic for 25 years now. good shave and less cost.
commented 2019-01-17 21:19:32 -0500
And what about The Rebel yellow vest emergency? Supply can’t keep up with demand.
commented 2019-01-17 21:15:35 -0500
Vancouver is behaving like it is a city-state like Monaco. Should we anticipate the naming of a Monarch ? I’m sure David Suzuki could step right into the role because he has always thought of himself to be royalty.
commented 2019-01-17 21:14:57 -0500
All I can say afterr watching this show is welcome to the new cultural revolution. Things really are getting Orwellian these days.
commented 2019-01-17 21:11:58 -0500
Don’t worry. Vancouver will slide into the sea with California just like it did 3000 years ago. Alberta will be a seaboard
commented 2019-01-17 20:54:06 -0500
-107% is possible.
If a city emits 50.0 tonnes/day, if it cuts emissions to 0.0, and then absorbs CO2 in some way at 3.5 tonnes/day. Then they have cut by 107%.
commented 2019-01-17 20:50:14 -0500
Comedy seems to be a one way street these days. People like Stephen Colbert or Jimmy Kimmel can be as vicious as they like towards their President, but if a comedian says anything about one of the SJW protected groups, that comedian is punished by Human Rights tribunals.
commented 2019-01-17 20:24:30 -0500
Scott Adams hates the line on rich people living by the coast. He says that if rich people were in danger of losing their homes, then they have money to buy themselves a new house.
commented 2019-01-17 20:14:20 -0500
Maybe someone could teach them about methane gas from the raw sewage that they dump every day into the ocean , That is past the emergency stage . I guess the native Americans don’t seem to mind . only pipelines and fish farms .