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Kenney puts his foot down
While some environmental activists have claimed this inquiry is a witch hunt against them, the truth is that this will not limit their free speech rights.
While some environmental activists have claimed this inquiry is a witch hunt against them, the truth is that this will not limit their free speech rights.

All Canadians know that there are activists out there who don’t support building new pipelines and getting Alberta oil to market. They know that there are protesters who malign Alberta’s natural resources as the “tar sands” and are willing to be dragged off by police and locked up due to their defiant activism.

What they may not know though is that these groups aren’t as homegrown as they at first appear. For years now, there have been growing concerns that anti-oilsands protests in Canada aren’t just a mish-mash of activists coming together. It’s an organized operation. And some of the organizing — as well as the cash behind it — is coming from other countries, such as the United States.

This raises serious problems about foreign interference and finances in our political process. For too long, the Alberta government and the oil and gas sector have just let themselves be victims of this campaign.

Not anymore. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is putting his foot down and plans to get to the bottom of this troubling trend.

On Thursday, Kennedy announced the creation of an inquiry to look into this whole web of deception and dark money.

The Alberta government has announced Steve Allen, a forensic and restructuring accountant, as the commissioner of the inquiry. He’ll be tasked with mapping the activist terrain and investigating whether any laws have been broken.

“It will serve notice that Alberta will no longer allow hostile interest groups to dictate our economic destiny as one of the most ethical major producers of energy in the world,” Kenney said during the announcement.

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BTDT
BTDT
July 7, 2019 2:10 pm

“New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs remained optimistic Friday that, someday, a pipeline would be built to bring western crude oil to ports in his region for transport overseas. But the Quebec premier tried his best to kill that dream.”

“While the prime minister and Canada’s premiers found common ground on issues such as trade during their meeting in Montreal, they were confronted with the harsh reality that Quebec will not accept a pipeline”.

Let’s leave aside for a moment the thanks to Alberta sourced transfer payments the ability to hugely subsidize Quebec day care, or the thanks Alberta sourced transfer payments Quebec’s ability to hugely subsidize by thousands of $$$ cheaper than the ROC yearly Quebec college fees…. the list is long. Quebec is a willing participant in the estimated $50M daily loss to our economy due to our inability to get Alberta oil to market. That’s $50M a day lost that is desperately needed to maintain national defence and security let alone fund health care and other critical improvements to our country. Yet despite that total major transfers to Quebec (the vast majority of which come from Alberta) for 2019–20 will round to $25,536 million, an increase of $1,859 million from 2018–19 or 2019–20 will round to $25,536 million, an increase of $1,859 million from 2018–19. Are we stupid or what?

Ransom? Extortion? Rent to our landlord? Whatever it is, it needs to stop. The ROC owes no debt to Quebec and we should stop conducing ourselves as though we do. Quebec is either with us or against us. Justin Trudeau knows which side he is on and its not Canada’s. Canada belongs to Quebec.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA1yCIHMJwY

BTDT
BTDT
July 7, 2019 12:15 pm

How about this…

“Where is the political outrage over oil imports from rogue nations with inferior environmental records and deplorable behaviours toward women, dissidents and minorities? Where are the beefed up regulatory reviews of Saudi Arabia’s climate change impacts, or their dumping practices? Why is Canada so consumed with scrubbing its oil clean while oil from foreign sources flows into the gasoline tanks of Eastern Canadians free of scrutiny?”

or this…

“The Saudi imports alone are equivalent to the daily production of a mid-sized producer such as Calgary-based Penn West Exploration Ltd., one of scores of Canadian companies that are struggling to remain solvent after slashing jobs and budgets to survive the Saudi-instigated oil price collapse.”

Question. Why is Quebec so against western Canadian oil and so for “oil imports from rogue nations with inferior environmental records and deplorable behaviours toward women, dissidents and minorities?’

Answer: The Quebec Pension Fund, the second largest pension fund in Canada after the CPP, is heavily invested in Saudi Oil. Quebec is looking after itself and happily screwing the hand that feeds them, the rest of Canada (ROC) to protect that investment.

Canada has a self admitted first and foremost Quebec loyalist PM. Via its anti-Canadian oil policies Quebec is financially (again) screwing the rest of the country. Aided and abetted by all political parties who daren’t challenge that fact because of the fear of the voting power of ‘La Belle Province’. I for one am sick and tired of this French tail waging the ROC dog. I’ll even go so far as to suggest that it is tragically unfortunate that Canada does not have a similar and brilliant ‘electoral college’ system of election. A system that ensures that heavily populated and small sections of the country cannot impose its will over the vast remainder of the country. A system that prevents situations like New York, Miami, LA and San Fran from forever controlling the entire rest of America. The Founding Fathers had astonishing foresight and wisdom in including such a measure in the U.S. Constitution. That is why the progressive left, the Democrat Party and globalists want the electoral college abolished. They want total and absolute power and forever control. Quebec (and to an only slightly lesser extent Ontario) almost enjoys such a position today in Canada.

There is not a single politician out there that would dare challenge them. Well, ‘maybe’ one. One of their own sons actually. Who could that be? This guy…. Maxine Bernier. Check out his answer to this simple question.

“What will you do for the Muslim community?”

“Nothing.

I won’t do anything for the Muslim community, for the Jewish community, for the Christian community.

I will do everything for you as a Canadian”.

And in response liberal light conservative coward Andrew Scheer promptly threw him under the conservative bus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urG05qMQ2wA

BTDT
BTDT
July 7, 2019 8:35 am

“A lack of pipeline capacity for oil exports is costing the Canadian economy $50M per day, by one estimate”.

“Estimates on the cost to the economy vary wildly, but the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers officially estimates the impact as at least $13 billion in the first 10 months of 2018”.

Canadians know that there are activists out there who don’t support building new pipelines and getting Alberta oil to market. They know that there are protesters who malign Alberta’s natural resources as the “tar sands” and are willing to be dragged off by police and locked up due to their defiant activism.

What they may not know though is that these groups aren’t as homegrown as they at first appear. For years now, there have been growing concerns that anti-oilsands protests in Canada aren’t just a mish-mash of activists coming together. It’s an organized operation. And some of the organizing — as well as the cash behind it — is coming from other countries, such as the United States.

This raises serious problems about foreign interference and finances in our political process. For too long, the Alberta government and the oil and gas sector have just let themselves be victims of this campaign.

An investigation into this interference is long, LONG overdue. Not only that, foreign interference is a threat to our national security. Foreign countries/individuals are threatening our economy by funding these radical organizations. Our domestic radical environmentalists are their foot soldiers. Destroying our economy is an attack on our country. An attack on our ability to sustain our quality of living and thus our future. Our economy funds our military, our health care, our infrastructure and the list goes on. That is why CSIS (for the foreign sources) and the RCMP (for the domestic sources) need to be tasked to investigate, infiltrate, expose and eliminate one way or the other these radical groups and their funding sources. There is Canadian political involvement in this anti-oil campaign as well. Soros (one of our PM’s mentors) $$$ is involved in a big way. The foreign big oil producers do not want Canadian competition and with the likes of Trudeau and other bought and paid for politicians in charge they are being allowed to cause great harm to our nation. That’s all of us. For certain CSIS and the RCMP will never be set upon our enemies while the current crop of politicians, across the board, have any say in it.