January 23, 2019

Victoria, B.C. mayor demands climate reparations — from dictator-owned oil companies

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's episode of The Ezra Levant Show, I reported on the Mayor of Victoria, British Columbia, asking for money from oil companies to cover the costs associated with "climate change".

Have you ever been to Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia?

If you look in the right places, it’s the prettiest city in Canada.

But that beautiful Victoria of old has changed a bit.

So much of downtown Victoria has become like the infamous East Hastings Street in Vancouver — just a perpetual shantytown — homeless people; drug users; mentally ill; criminals. And the weather is so nice, and the police don’t enforce the law, and social justice warriors love the blight as proof of their tolerance. The city is dangerous now — I was there a few months ago, and it’s starting to look a bit like San Francisco.

But the mayor of Victoria knows the real problem:

The statue of Canada’s founder, Sir John A Macdonald, torn down by politically correct order of the city council. Not one drug user was redeemed by that, not one homeless person housed, but boy, did Victoria show how woke it was.

All of British Columbia has been colonized all over again, not by Brits like Captain Vancouver or Queen Victoria, but iby foreign environmental lobby groups, who have helped install a series of ever more radical politicians:

City of Victoria recommends class-action lawsuit against the oil and gas industry

“Our province is in a climate emergency and response from fossil fuel companies has been inadequate,” Victoria Councillor Ben Isitt said. “The cost of climate change has been overwhelming for local governments in B.C., and taxpayers shouldn’t be the only ones paying for the impacts.”

It wouldn’t surprise me if some woke CEOs actually paid this shake-down money, as a form of greenwashing — doing the oil and gas equivalent of what Gillette did to itself the other day, going public saying it hates itself, and so will you love it now?

But not all of them, especially the ones that aren't based in the West. Gazprom is controlled by Vladimir Putin. Saudi Aramco is controlled by the king of Saudi Arabia. National Iranain Oil Company? Petroelos de Venezuala? These kooks think they’re going to send Victoria money in reparations or something.

I have a better idea:

If B.C.’s political elites really hate oil and gas — then cut them off!

But there's more.

This is from the Victoria Sewage Alliance:

Today, Victoria dumps an average of 82 million litres of raw sewage daily into our world class coastal waters. (...) We ask you to show your support for a sewage treatment system, giving the gift of clean water to our children and our grandchildren.

But suing fossil fuel companies and declaring states of emergency about global warming and the rising tide is so much easier than actually have to solve any problem. And it's a lot more fun, too...

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commented 2019-02-07 16:49:34 -0500
Tides, Dogwood and the other enviro-fascists bragged about interference in the elections in many ridings that goy Trudeau elected. They also bragged about interfering in getting several Mayors elected. Was L. Helds, the current Victoria mayor one of them. She is a perfect fit as an enviro-fascist so I would not be surprised to hear she sold herself. She hates Canada’s history so it stands to reason she hates Canada.
commented 2019-01-25 01:00:48 -0500
Unfortunately since “hippy-dippy” 60s, the word has got out about the mildest climate in Canada and the number of “accommodating” Victoria citizens, comfortable in their own plush retreats, to allow their downtown to turn into “Vancouver’s East End Plus One”… And thus it has continued unabated with every “drug enabler” and “bless the spongers society” group to push their agenda… We may not be San Francisco or Portland or Seattle just yet, but given by the indication of “tent camps” in the past two years, we are well on the way to being there… They took down the statue of Canada’s first Prime Minister this past winter at city hall, no doubt to replace it with Canada’s most drug accommodating mayor…
commented 2019-01-24 11:26:22 -0500
How Victoria has changed since I lived there in 1967. Then,it was probably the most conservative city in Canada, but the natural beauty of the area and the climate attracted every left-wing nutcase in Canada, and look what they have now, as Ezra states, the DES on the Island.
The Mayor should be informed that the biggest polluter on the planet is China, so perhaps he should arrange a meeting with President Xi. Xi will undoubtedly be too busy to meet with a mere Canadian left-wing Mayor, so will send the local dog catcher’s handicapped nephew. Said Chinese diplomat will smile and agree to everything the Mayor requests,and he will go home even more convinced that a communist dictatorship may be a realistic solution to all the world’s problems.
commented 2019-01-24 09:35:47 -0500
Canada’s looney left coast[ where left wing kooks go to die. Victoria is run by a bunch of high school kids (“Gee, let’s put on a cool protest!”) who think that virtue signalling makes them relevant. It doesn’t.
commented 2019-01-23 19:02:12 -0500
I demand they pay for the sewage dumping first.
commented 2019-01-23 14:05:54 -0500
Sheldon Eisler…Both the Rural Island and Rural Interior use Propane and I believe Furnace Oil (?) as Natural Gas is not available to everyone. The problem may be that this type of citizen usually isn’t against Fossil Fuels.
commented 2019-01-23 12:06:42 -0500
First off I’m well aware that there is a lot of BC people that are pro fossil fuels and are fighting for pipelines along with us Albertans,but these politicians in BC and particularly this Victoria mayor if they think that fossil fuels are so bad and that they can sustain their way of life without the oil and gas industry let’s indulge them.Lets cut em off for a month or two of all fuel sources and see how they do. These socialist enviro nuts might soon realize they are more dependent on fossil fuels than they imagined. This would probably be the best way to kick home the point that Canada needs the oil and gas industry and that it’s not going away any time soon!!