December 28, 2015

Will Trudeau kill the new Energy East pipeline -- and thousands of jobs?

Rebel Staff

TransCanada's $15.7 billion Energy East pipeline project is bigger than the entire annual budget of several provincial governments. And it doesn't include one dollar of tax money.

In fact, it will generate massive tax revenue -- and thousands of jobs.

Energy East isn’t a new proposal, of course. But it’s been updated — 700 little changes have been made to the route, to accommodate "community concerns," most likely politically ginned-up complaints, funded by foreign environmental lobbyists.

These changes will cost Transcanada an extra $3 billion. But again: it's their money.

So the question is:

Will Justin Trudeau kill this project?

WATCH to see why I think he might.

The reason can be summed up in two words:

Gerald Butts.

Rachel Notley has killed 100,000 oil production jobs in Alberta. It will be interesting if Trudeau and Butts pile on to kill thousands more by killing this project.


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commented 2016-01-01 12:19:36 -0500
I think that Trudeau, like Obama, has his hands and heart and mind and hopes in the pockets and madrassas and mosques of Islam
commented 2015-12-31 15:48:01 -0500
But, it’s oil, it comes from Fort Mac, the worst place on the continent, isn’t it? Ya, you know what I mean, that mining town out in the middle of thousands of square miles of wilderness. But you say, Toronto has land fill sites (dumps) that are bigger than all of Fort Mac. They have Nuclear power stations dumping radio active waste water into Lake Ontario. But, Fort Mac is bad for the Environment. Well I got some news for you, the Saudi Princes have power and money and I think that is what the Pirates in Ottawa really want. That’s Ok we can just wait till the next election and vote for some new Pirates.
When they take your property rights, destroy the middle class and disarm you, than you will see their real flag/colours “Skull and Crossbones”. You will be their feudalistic slaves, and dissenters will disappear.
“Neither our armour nor our enemies’ is yet engaged. Combatants always tend to imagine that the war is further on than it really is”.
C.S. Lewis
commented 2015-12-29 21:54:54 -0500
SAM YOUNG – I pray they don’t, and if they do i’m moving there: my country includes the West—and the East to be frank. But I wouldn’t blame them considering. Probably the most maligned part of Canada, but then no surprise since we’ve had so many successions of Quebec-born PM’s—that’s why Liberals hope the “Progressive Conservatives” come back—Conservatives though they may be, they’ll hail from QC. Sorry Quebec—you’re the navel this country has gazed at for FAR too long, though I love you in my country, PLEASE fix your sh#$.
commented 2015-12-29 09:50:47 -0500
to many from quebec make money with tankers rolling down the st Lawrence sewage way, Most Frenchmen could care less about Canada and are quite happy importing opec oil, Justin is just another long line of idiots from quebec that know whats best for Canada, He will stop it for sure to suck up to ont and que voters.
commented 2015-12-29 07:45:35 -0500
Rhetorical question I’m afraid. Of course those idiots will kill the pipeline. In their rush to sing Kumbaya with all the environmentalists, hug Syrians, and take thousands of selfies, nasty old oil and gas will just get in the way. One solid truth about this government is that they will do what’s worst for Canada.
commented 2015-12-29 03:08:17 -0500
I would love to see the four western provinces separate and become its own country.

The four maritime provinces are hopeless, and I am sick of Ontario and Quebec making all the decisions for the entire country.

At the very least, we will be guaranteed a prime minister from the west.
commented 2015-12-29 00:46:35 -0500
I’ve never understood, why Canada, with its infinite abundance of resources would need to import any. The oppression the US has placed on the rest of the world has now come down on Canada, just as Lord Christopher Monkton predicted it would
commented 2015-12-28 23:35:35 -0500
If this doesn’t happen then we will truly know there is some outside forces running this government. As Ezra said this is a win win for our energy sector and for Canada as a whole. The only people who don’t want to see it done is the foreign funded enviromentalists or anyone connected with the foreign oil being shipped into the country. This will be a true test to see where the shiny pony’s loyalty lies, with Canadians or with the foreign entities who don’t want to see us using our oil.
commented 2015-12-28 22:58:43 -0500
Rae Fraser… The reason I suggest a serious discussion about Western Separation is that it accomplishes several purposes simultaneously… It focuses general dialogue in Western Canada about who is getting hosed and by whom; it puts Ottawa and Edmonton on notice that there is NOT going to be a repeat of the arrogant P.E.T. years; and eventually it forces even the news media to debate the issues, or they may not have an audience west of the Ontario/Manitoba border in the coming years…
commented 2015-12-28 21:51:43 -0500
You can count on Trudeau to screw over anything oil related.
commented 2015-12-28 18:10:05 -0500
Ya think so— Deborah—- I hope that you are right. It is too easy.
commented 2015-12-28 17:55:56 -0500
Rae Fraser – he hates Canada, and it will be more than obvious, as we watch his stupid idiotic policies. Policies that are only good for wiping butts, and killing economies, and Canadians.
commented 2015-12-28 17:51:46 -0500
With any luck , Justin, might just realise the fact that all his idealism is making him look like a Fool. No pipelines to the East !
It is because of the fact that he is so sincere and gullible – that he might just fool everybody.
If .Justin ever graduates from pot and peace and LOVE—- He might just realize that he is PM of Canada and ACT on it.
commented 2015-12-28 17:37:09 -0500
What a legacy it would be if the West separated under Trudeau. He has no interest in it, except for votes. Remember what he said about Quebec in 2010?
Toronto Sun, Nov 22, 2012, "Trudeau told a Quebec television show that he was tired of Albertans running the country and that, whether it was Jean Chretien or Brian Mulroney, Canada is better off when Quebecers are running the country.

“Canada isn’t doing well right now because it’s Albertans who control our community and socio-democratic agenda. It doesn’t work,” Trudeau said in French to interviewer Patrick Lagace on the Tele-Quebec program Les francs-tireurs (The Straight Shooters).

Lagace then asked Trudeau if he thought Canada was “better served when there are more Quebecers in charge than Albertans?”

Trudeau replied: "I’m a Liberal, so of course I think so, yes.
commented 2015-12-28 17:35:46 -0500
Seriously , Andy——- that is not a good idea . Pick all the reasons that you would want to leave Canada and use them to destroy the Liberals and NDP. They have a whole different mind set and a whole different vision for Canada.
commented 2015-12-28 17:33:21 -0500
Rae Fraser – it’ll never happen! I actually think that he likes being used and add that to the fact that he hates Canada, and we have a recipe for disaster.
commented 2015-12-28 17:19:46 -0500
I’m glad to see that Western Separation is being considered again in light of what has already transpired in Alberta and Ottawa… The majority of Albertans would go Wild Rose given another chance; Saskatchewan has the most popular Premier in Canada, the latest polls have Greg Selinger’s NDP in third place now in Manitoba, and the majority of British Columbians realize that their future economic health depends on forestry, mining, oil and LNG exports… If the Boy Wonder thinks he can decimate the West as his father did, then he could be in for a nasty surprise… It’s high time to sit around the family table and talk about “W.S.” – seriously…
commented 2015-12-28 16:29:28 -0500
I keep ‘hoping’ that Justin is smart enough to realize when he is being ‘Used’.
commented 2015-12-28 14:54:24 -0500
Good topic and insight Ezra. This needs to be seriously discussed by the MSM.
How does Trudeau and his Butt brain think he can just waggle his tongue and dictate which commodities will be allowed to be shipped from which ports and get to market?
What laws in a democracy allows the PM that kind of extreme power? The MSM needs to get serious and do their job. Do they think the Liberals should have NAZI like dictatorial power?
How can you selectively ban shipping commodities from only certain West Coast ports and not the same commodities from East or North coast ports in the same country? The bias is overwhelming.
My understanding of Canadian law is that if an individual or company’s application complies with the rules and regulations, (in this pipeline case the NEB etc.) they cannot be denied a permit. Pipelines cannot be prevented from crossing provincial boundaries.
The same thing applies to any building or development permit process anywhere in the country.
If permits are unreasonably denied by overzealous bureaucrats or interfering politicians the applicants have grounds for legal action.
In these types of interference there should be very urgent and strong legal challenges.
Remember Pierre E. Trudeau was put in his place by a Supreme Court ruling and had to back down on his Nationnal Energy Policy when he tried to hijack and tax Alberta’s oil industry.
commented 2015-12-28 14:08:57 -0500
@ Marcel Prateau who said, “but you know…I know…we all know…that no one can’t hold the NDP government accountable for steep decline in global crude oil and natural gas prices.”

Yes we can, for most of those job losses. I will repost for you a comment I made earlier.

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Then the NDP socialists lovers claim, “Oh, it is not Notley, it is the price of oil!”.

This is a load a schist because from January 1987 to June 1994 the price of oil averaged $34/barrel. During that time the unemployment rate hovered around 4.5%, people were working, companies were investing in Alberta, and Ralph Klein brought Alberta into the black, no debt. And this $34/barrel is having adjusted for today’s dollar value.

So, can one of you NDP apologists explain why now there have been more job losses that even on the mid 80s, why companies are pulling investments out of Alberta but are still investing elsewhere in the world? If it was the price of oil, then the companies that are pulling out investment in Alberta would not be investing anywhere.
commented 2015-12-28 13:48:56 -0500
To late Terry Black, if Harper would have brought in an impeachment process it would have been a slam dunk with the media because that would have gave the left hope to get rid of Harper.
Bruce Kirk, excellent points. Alberta has to separate in order to survive but alas people in this province are fast asleep and they can’t be bothered with the fact that the notley wrecking crew is ruining this province .
People now a days are so lackadaisical that they wouldn’t stop me and 200 good men with hunting rifles in a bid to overthrow this government. A charge into the Ledge, kick the bums out and it would be over in 10 minutes, then we could separate in 1 month it would be all over and we would have our sovereignty with out a single shot fired.
commented 2015-12-28 13:29:28 -0500
Butts pulls Trudeau’s strings, yes I would agree with that. What we have to ask ourselves, who is pulling Butts strings? Is it the Marxist gangsters at the UN or the A rabs from Saudi Arabia? Of course, it could be the gentlemen of the Mafia, as mentioned in previous comments.

It would appear that it is an acceptable situation, for the majority of people, to be controlled by Thugs. This is not normal. Let all real Canadians stand up and say NO! NO! NO We want our country back.
commented 2015-12-28 13:29:03 -0500
The worst of it is it does not look as if Canadians’ ever put a political safety valve in place to be able to bypass a bad decision or put out a corrupt Government who is obviously using undemocratic tactics! Waiting for a vote of Non- Confidence in a cabinet of Government that is in with a majority at the time of the election – means we have no chance of throwing out a tyrant – Recalling a Minister doesn’t seem to have much punch to the Canadian political process either, I have a petition out to recall Prime Minister Justin Trudeau since the 22 of December I believe and I think it only has 176 signatures on it if that! I believe there is a legal way that MPs’ can issue a recall – which doesn’t seem to happen often enough – is that a more effective means? Personally, because I have seen it work – once in a while in America – I believe Canada needs an Impeachment process – I realize that this Liberal Government – for sure would not pass such legislation for Canadian citizens’ to use for their well being and security however, should we live passed and survive this Liberal Leftist Government and manage to get a Conservative style Government in place – I suggest we impress upon those Representatives a pressing Motion to legislate a Bill of Impeachment for the security of Canadian citizens Democracy as, a condition to voting the Conservative party back into power! Then at least we will be able to have a life and relax at the end of the day knowing if a Government gets too out of hand, “We the People”, would have the power to remove a dictator tyrant!
commented 2015-12-28 13:12:38 -0500
Yes, I hope so. Our obligations to combat climate change will force us to.
commented 2015-12-28 13:09:10 -0500
It’s a given. The enviro whackos will go crazy and the Lieberals will cave! Besides, Lieberals don’t want to interfere with Canada Steamship Lines, registered in Bermuda to avoid Canadian Taxes, owned by Paul Martin, from bringing said middle eastern oil to Canada!
commented 2015-12-28 12:54:00 -0500
Ezra, what kind of a question is that – rhetorical? The Child king will do whatever his handlers and owners tell him to do – and they represent interest which are in direct competition with the Canadian perto industry – ME oil interests run the UN Climate/Enviro agenda these days and for those Libranos not directly connected to foreign energy interests, they have no knowledge of commerce or economics as they have spent their life in the government industry( a non-value added parasitic industry).

So yeah, if it hurts Canadians, the bug wit in the PMO will go for it
commented 2015-12-28 12:45:50 -0500
Excellent post …and spot on…!
I would expect that the EE project will not go ahead. In addition to your comments, the anti oil radical environmental agenda has already sowed the base of misinformation, and hysteria to the gullible public and they will support selfie boy in whatever plans he comes up with…probably saving the planet will be number one.
commented 2015-12-28 12:44:41 -0500
DALE WARREN commented 1 hour ago – Butts reports to Demarais and Dussault. Liberals have a long standing tradition of speaking for the left and acting from the right, but it must suit the interests of Demarais and Dussault first.

Tax and spend is also a long standing liberal tradition.

Always remember, the liberals are the party of the Demarais and Dussault interests and until these families are wiped out, this financial control over Canada will remain and the West will always be a place of turmoil.
commented 2015-12-28 12:35:21 -0500
The electoral map of Canada has now returned to pre 1980. Any gains that have been made for Alberta, federally, in the last 30 years have been erased and we are once again faced with a liberal government that views Alberta as the enemy. Or more specifically, views Alberta as the last bastion of individual freedom that has to be removed. The attack will come guised as an ‘environmental imperative’ in order to assault the greatest generator of private wealth on the planet, the energy industry. But let us be clear, the liberal government doesn’t want to kill the energy industry, they want to control it, for the benefit of the leftist elite, or more accurately, the Laurentian elite, and too once again consolidate power in Ottawa and render Alberta a serf outpost beholden to a liberal government. This is not new. The sole purpose of Trudeau sr.’s NEP was to collapse the energy industry, and by extension Alberta, so that it could be nationalized (see; creation of Petro Canada) to stem the flow of power and economic control from east to west. Had it not been for Peter Lougheed, Trudeau sr. may well have succeeded.
Fast forward to 2015,
We have a newly minted Trudeau liberal government with a majority and a grudge. Unfortunately, this time around Trudeau doesn’t have to deal with an Alberta premier that will stand up for Alberta. This time Trudeau has only Notley and company (who, thanks Danielle, also have a majority) to deal with. I am confident this confrontation will amount to nothing more than some dramatic grandstanding from Notley followed quickly by outright capitulation and swooning at the dazzling repartee of Trudeau. Because, let’s be honest, Notley hates the private energy industry even more than Trudeau does.

For those that don’t believe that liberals view everything outside of central Canada as colonial outposts to be economically controlled for the benefit of liberals, I would suggest you study the fisheries industry in the maritimes or the now defunct Canada Wheat Board. It will give you all the insight you will need to understand how the liberals have made an art form of manipulating provincial industry to ensure those provinces stay economically indentured to Ottawa and ultimately perpetuating the myth that provinces ‘need’ Ottawa and the liberals.
To those that hold to the idea that ‘in the next election with the right leader’ conservatives will again win control of the government, I will go on record right now: the cadre of extreme leftists hiding behind Trudeau will make sure that the bloated bureaucracy and government regulation will be so entrenched and intrusive that even if Margaret Thatcher herself was our prime minister it will be impossible to undo the leftist quagmire. We already have Trudeau on record this election saying he will institute electoral reform doing away with ‘first past the post’ for ‘proportional representation’. While this is not a completely bad idea the devil is always in the details with liberals. We can all be certain that any electoral reforms will be designed and/or rigged to benefit liberals not Canada.
So once again Albertans are faced with a choice. The same choice our parents and grandparents faced. Stay in confederation or separate? The notion of Alberta separation is hardly a new idea and it is most certainly not the easy path, but, to quote my late Dad, “it is time to shit or get off the pot”. Albertans either accept that it is time to take matters into our own hands, to which there is no guarantee of success, or, accept that Albertan interests are secondary to liberal Ottawa interests and just ‘go along to get along’
As for me personally, I would choose to honor the example of my Alberta homesteading family forbearers. I would choose to take the uncertain path and work hard to build a better independent Alberta rather than take the easy path and become an Ottawa liberal indentured Alberta.
commented 2015-12-28 12:30:53 -0500
Marcel why is Saskatewan booming?
I totally blame the NDP!