July 13, 2024
Vivian Krause shows Canada useful idiot to U.S. interests with Bill C-48
Researcher Vivian Krause has been sounding the alarm about U.S. interests funding environmental groups in Canada that are stifling oil exports.
Researcher Vivian Krause has been sounding the alarm about U.S. interests funding environmental groups in Canada that are stifling oil exports.

If you ever doubted whether Canada’s government is acting like a useful idiot for U.S. interests, the passage Friday of Bills C-48 and C-69 in the Senate provided ample proof. Independent researcher Vivian Krause has stacks of documents to prove it.

But first, in Alberta, Premier Jason Kenney went appropriately nuclear over this.

“The passage of these two bills not only undermines Canada’s economy, but also the Canadian federation,” Kenney said. He’ll undoubtedly be criticized for saying this by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other members of the Laurentian elite. But this isn’t so much a threat as a warning.

“Their passage brings us closer to moving forward with a referendum on a constitutional amendment to eliminate equalization from the Canadian Constitution. If Albertans cannot develop our resources within the federation, then we should not be expected to pay the bill in the federation,” he said.

And it’s a very, very hefty bill. According to Statistics Canada figures, Alberta is the largest net contributor to confederation, by far.

In 2011, $17.88 billion of Albertan’s tax contributions remained in Ottawa; in 2012 it was $19.23 billion; in 2013, $23.51 billion; in 2014, $27.05 billion; in 2015, $25.36 billion; in 2016, $21.81 billion, and in 2017 — still in the grips of a devastating economic slowdown — Alberta contributed $21.80 billion to confederation.

As Kenney pointed out, Bill C-48 is a “prejudicial attack” on Alberta, banning from Canada’s northwest coast “only one product — bitumen — produced in only one province, Alberta.”

The Senate’s standing committee on transport recommended that this flawed legislation be scrapped altogether. It very nearly was, passing by a vote of 49-46. That close call makes it no less devastating to Alberta.

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See Also:

(1) Farm group pegs ag losses at $3.7 billion as trade disputes with China, India, Italy and others add up

(2) Report on violent extremism in Alberta released

(3) The World Laughs At Canada As We Cripple Our Energy Industry With C-69 & C-48

(4) Gender politics has no place in the classroom

(5) Conservative climate change ‘plan’ is really more of a prop

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