December 17, 2018

Whistler Mayor’s attempt to “blackmail” oil and gas company BACKFIRES

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

The Mayor of Whistler British Columbia tried to squeeze some social justice cash from oil and gas companies, but it hilariously blew up in his face.

The drama unfolded while I was in Poland covering the UN’s global warming summit, but the slow-moving train wreck started over a month earlier when on November 15, 2018, Whistler Mayor Jack Crompton sent a letter to Calgary-based oil company CNRL, complaining that taxpayers in the municipality are paying one hundred per cent of the costs associated with so-called climate change events like drought, flooding and other extreme weather.

Crompton’s demand letter asked CNRL to pay into what he called “climate change” being experienced by Whistler, including a $1.4M investment in community wildfire protection activities for 2018.

The whole ridiculous stunt was part of an environmental NGO blackmail campaign. According to the Vancouver Sun, more than a dozen other B.C. municipalities recently voted to join an effort led by West Coast Environmental Law asking oil and gas companies to chip in for the costs local governments pay for climate change.

Then the whole petty performance went up in smoke like a backyard tire fire.

When CIBC found out what Crompton had done, the bank scrapped the energy portion of its annual investor conference in Whistler, to be held next month.

I believe fossil fuels make life easier, more prosperous, safer, longer and more sanitary for all of peoplekind. But the Mayor of Whistler thinks they’ll be the end of us all.

If that's the case, and if the transfer of money from the climate offender to the climate victim is all that's necessary to fix this problem, then Whistler’s Mayor owes us all a pile of cash.

Today I’ll lay out all the ways the town and the mayor himself are addicted to fossil fuels, from his past life as a cab company owner, to the kinds of visitors Whistler courts, to their well groomed slopes and tidy golf courses.

If you think fossil fuels are killing the planet, then it might be time to ban Whistler!

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commented 2018-12-19 10:35:47 -0500
The AGW folks are forever telling us that the conservatives ha no alternative plans for combatting global warming. Turns out that the left doesn’t;t either. Somehow a tax will magically make it stop. They should try that with the opiate crisis and see how that works out. Of course due to the Three Pillars of Leftiedom they would never figure it out.
commented 2018-12-18 18:04:52 -0500
Don’t you just love it when a stoner-boarder gets buried in an avalanche of his own creation?

And hats off to CIBC for showing some corporate balls…even though it was likely just a busine$$ decision, as opposed to a matter of principle.
commented 2018-12-18 00:21:04 -0500
Whistler is a bit of “f&^%$” up community with million dollar condos and local politicians playing “greenie” games… Must be nice!… They had a bit of a ski hiatus in the 70s until the “fashionably stoned” snowboarders – whoopee halfpipe! – came along and put them on the map again… Since then it has been “de rigueur” to play leftie reindeer political games while sucking in those lovely, lovely millions of offshore tax dollars…. But that is actually no different from other “recreational communities” in B.C….
commented 2018-12-17 20:32:52 -0500
He’s probably a child of one of the hippie ‘old timers’ who were up there in cabins before the village was built. They were all such stoners that their offspring are probably genetically damaged. We should have sympathy for this poor fool. Like Justin, he is clearly a product of twisted DNA.
Plus, those life long Whistlerites don’t get out of their inbred circle jerk very often. No concept of how the real world functions.
Not all Whistlerites (in case I am insulting one who isn’t an sjw)

Bruce, there is nothing to see there it is just another resort town. If you don’t ski or mountain bike there is no need to go there. There are many cheaper ways to see and play in the mountains, or places to have a conference.
commented 2018-12-17 20:07:19 -0500
Well done!
commented 2018-12-17 19:57:38 -0500
I have no plans to visit Whistler but now I have a reason not to go there. Let’s hope the nincompoop mayor loses the next election to somebody who isn’t a climate hypocrite.