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Unread postPosted: November 23rd, 2019, 5:20 am 
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"Of the oilpatch, what is there left to say? The greatest attitude shift has to come from you, Prime Minister. You have to, in the common phrase, do a 180 on the oilsands. You have to reverse your focus, stop seeing this great industry as something that (from your perspective) unfortunately “can’t be shut down tomorrow,” as something to be “transitioned” from, i.e., shut down as soon as possible. You have to support it, and vocally.

"For once, get up in a crowded room and declare the importance of this industry to the whole country, pride in the people who work it, astonishment at the level of its technological capacity and invention. It is, of its kind, the best in the world."

https://nationalpost.com/…/rex-murphy-forget-the-cabinet-sh…

Mr Murphy is a smart guy.

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Unread postPosted: November 23rd, 2019, 12:59 pm 
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Herman wrote:
"Of the oilpatch, what is there left to say? The greatest attitude shift has to come from you, Prime Minister. You have to, in the common phrase, do a 180 on the oilsands. You have to reverse your focus, stop seeing this great industry as something that (from your perspective) unfortunately “can’t be shut down tomorrow,” as something to be “transitioned” from, i.e., shut down as soon as possible. You have to support it, and vocally.

"For once, get up in a crowded room and declare the importance of this industry to the whole country, pride in the people who work it, astonishment at the level of its technological capacity and invention. It is, of its kind, the best in the world."

https://nationalpost.com/…/rex-murphy-forget-the-cabinet-sh…

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Unread postPosted: November 23rd, 2019, 3:34 pm 
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We have seen a complete reversal of fortunes between Canada and the US since Trudeau replaced Harper and Trump replaced Obama.

By Lorne Gunter of Sun News Media

The latest numbers on economic productivity in Canada are extremely disappointing. And with the Liberals back in power, the numbers are about to get worse, especially considering that the Trudeau government is now held in office by three anti-development parties — the NDP, Greens and Bloc Quebecois.

Even our “have” provinces fall far behind the top American states. And Canada’s poorest — the three Maritime provinces — are at or below the lowest state, Mississippi.

According to work done by Trevor Tombe, a University of Calgary economist, Alberta is Canada’s wealthiest province with a per capita GDP of $64,000 US. Yet that is behind 16 American states. Indeed, Alberta is a full 25% below the richest American jurisdiction— New York state at $86,000.

Perhaps more concerning, though, is the plight of Ontario. Once the economic engine of the country and home to 40% of our national population, Ontario’s annual, per capita GDP is just $48,000 US. That’s only $1,000 better than Kentucky and just 12% above West Virginia — coal-mining, mountain-people West Virginia!

Ontario is producing only slightly more than half the per capital GDP of New York. Indeed, our heartland is closer to Mississippi than to California, Washington state, Alaska and North Dakota.

This is largely the result of the Liberals “green” obsession — first in Ontario under premiers Dalton Mcguinty and Kathleen Wynne and now federally under Justin Trudeau.

This should surprise no one since many of the same people who thought up Ontario’s “green” energy strategy are now devising federal policy.

And it matters far less to these eco-zealots what happens to people’s jobs and standard of living than making expensive, symbolic, useless environmental gestures.

For instance, Ontario Liberal policies gave that province the highest electricity costs on the continent, which contributed to the loss of 200,000 manufacturing jobs in the past 15 years. That should make the architects of Ontario’s “green” energy policies contrite and apologetic. Instead, they are now trying to duplicate their disaster on a national scale.

Instead of trying to revive our economy with more pipelines and manufacturing plants, attracted by loosened regulations and lower taxes, the Liberals in Ottawa are giving every indication of going the opposite direction — more “green” impediments to growth, plus even higher taxes and bigger deficits.

Consider that half a dozen years ago, Alberta was one of the top 5 jurisdictions in North America for attractiveness to international oil and gas investors. Now, thanks to the Liberal-government’s WWGD (What Would Greta Do?) mentality, Alberta is 16 out of 20 according to the latest survey by Vancouver’s Fraser Institute.

Since the Liberals came to office in 2015, over $100 billion in energy-sector investment has been lost.

And the decline of our energy sector is not geological, it’s political. The oil is there. We know how to extract it. Yet thanks to our “green” federal government, there is inadequate ability to get that oil to market, so investors now see Canada as one of the least reliable places to put their money.

And the indications are the Trudeau Liberals will be even more anti-oil in their second term. They wouldn’t stand up to the B.C. provincial NDP’S obstructionism on Trans Mountain during their first term. What do you think the chances are they will stand up to the Bloc (or Greens or NDP) this term, when they need those parties’ votes in the Commons and they hope to steal their voters in the next election?

On Thursday, the Montreal Economic Institute estimated that interprovincial trade barriers cost the national economy between $50 billion and $130 billion a year. That’s between $1,400 and $3,700 per person.

Will the Trudeau government then try to solve its economic and fiscal problems by, among other things, breaking down internal trade barriers and unleashing the oil industry? Unlikely. Quebec is the most protectionist of the provinces and the most antioil.

Going green doesn't mean destroying industry. I can't believe what Canada is doing.

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Unread postPosted: November 24th, 2019, 12:56 pm 
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Quebec is using a lot of Alberta oil.

By Lorne Gunter of Sun News Media

QUEBEC EATING (COLD) CROW
The CN strike should have Premier Legault rethinking his pipeline position


Much of rural Quebec and parts of eastern Ontario rely on propane for home heating. And, of course, we’re getting into the coldest part of the year – a winter that is projected to be one of the coldest in decades.

Eighty-five per cent of Quebec’s propane gets to the province by rail. So, because of the ongoing CN Rail strike, Quebec Premier Francois Legault estimates extreme shortages will begin as early as Monday or Tuesday.

Um, Monsieur le Premier Ministre, you do know there is another way to get propane to your province, right? No, no, I don’t mean the hundreds of tanker trucks now lined up at refineries and terminals in Ontario – some waiting in line as long as 12 hours – to make up a tiny portion of the propane normally hauled by rail.

I’m referring to what is called a pipeline.

Quebec’s propane comes mostly from Western Canada and it gets to Sarnia, Ont. in – wait for it – a pipeline. But because Quebec has opposed every new west-east pipeline (and because the Trudeau government in Ottawa has turned down new pipelines on Quebec’s behalf), once Western propane gets to Sarnia, it has to come out of the pipe and be transferred to trains.

Quebec hasn’t simply opposed new pipelines, it has scoffed at them. It has sneered that pipelines are unsafe, dirty and environmentally shameful.

Gabriel Nadeau-dubois, an MNA from the leftist party Quebec solidaire, tweeted earlier this year “Quebec’s not into oil sands oil and Albertan pipelines.”

One of the loudest objections from Quebec to the construction of the Energy East pipeline from Alberta to New Brunswick (cancelled two years ago), was that such a line threatened the narwhals in the St. Lawrence River. Yet because Quebec refineries are unable to get enough domestic oil (due to the lack of pipelines), they important tens of thousands of barrels a day from Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and elsewhere – via tankers that steam up the St. Lawrence right past those same sacred narwhals.

Premier Legault himself, of course, has called Alberta energy “dirty” and huffed that new pipelines are “not socially acceptable in Québec.”

Yet Quebecers, for all the high-minded climate morality of their leaders, haven’t stopped driving or flying or harvesting or importing their veggies or heating their homes or barns – all of which require fossil fuels and greenhouse emissions.

As they have elsewhere in the country, SUVS have become the fastest-growing segment of the new car market in Quebec – not e-cars or hybrids or subcompacts. And irony-of-ironies, despite Quebec politicians’ smug condescension towards Alberta oil, Quebec now imports five times as much oilsands oil as it did five years ago. Since Enbridge reversed the flow in its Line 9B pipeline in 2014, Alberta’s share of Quebec’s market has gone from 10% to almost 50%. And how does all that Alberta oil get there? Via a pipeline, of course. One that runs right into the middle of Montreal’s industrial east end – along the St. Lawrence.

All the posing and preening by Quebec politicians in the name of saving the planet is phoney. And the consequences are about to come home to roost.

Trust me, there will be a lot of Albertans quietly cheering the news that Quebec is about to run out of propane. A lot of them will be quietly thinking to themselves, “Serves ‘em right.”

The unfortunate part, though, the people who are the most likely to suffer because there aren’t enough pipelines to get propane to Quebec are the people least likely to be opposed to new pipelines – farmers, loggers, miners and other rural Quebecers.

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It does NOT matter how environmentally-FRIENDLY we are.

It will never be enough for the ENEMIES of our economic and political success.

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Herman wrote:
It does NOT matter how environmentally-FRIENDLY we are.

It will never be enough for the ENEMIES of our economic and political success.

Our economic destruction is the desired result.

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