Monday, January 25, 2016
The Con Oil Pimps and the Dangerous Pipeline Debate
It's quite the confrontation. Denis Coderre, the blowhard Mayor of Montreal, jackhammering plans for an Energy East pipeline.
Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre announced the city's official opposition to proposed Energy East pipeline project Thursday, saying the potential risks outweigh its possible economic benefits to communities including his.
And Brad Wall, the blowhard oil pimp from Saskatchewan, threatening to declare war on Quebec.
By slashing its equalization payments.
"For the better part of the last decade, the western Canadian energy sector and western Canadian taxpayers have supported a great portion of these transfer payments as well as the Canadian economy,” Wall wrote on Thursday on his Facebook page. “Is it too much to expect that these Quebec municipal leaders would respond to this reality with generous support for a pipeline that supports the very sector that has supported them?”
And along with that other blowhard oil pimp Jason Kenney...
Helping to trigger a torrent of hatred against the people of that province.
Wall and Kenney's comments provoked a stream of anti-Quebec reaction from social media trolls who described the province as a group of parasites, socialists and a welfare state, among other insults.
Which will only make the project even less popular in Quebec. And as Chantale Hébert points out, could eventually threaten Canada's national unity, by playing into hands of separatists in the West AND Quebec.
An immediate collateral result is to make the TransCanada plan one of the stakes in the larger Quebec debate over the province’s command of its affairs. In the pipeline project, the sovereigntist movement has found an issue that stands to test the limits of Quebec’s autonomy within the federation and — in the event of a Quebec-Ottawa collision — rekindle support for its independence project
So for the sake of a lousy pipeline, a country could be lost.
A fact that doesn't seem to bother Rona Ambrose a bit, because she's an oil pimp too, and all she's trying to do is drag Justin Trudeau into the crossfire.
Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose says it’s time for the prime minister to step in and help end the war of words raging between local politicians over the Energy East pipeline.
I hope that Prime Minister Trudeau can pick up the phone and use his influence with Kathleen Wynne and his influence with Dennis Coderre and get them onside for a project that really is about nation building.”
No doubt in the hope that it will help destroy him.
Even though it's not up to Trudeau, or Denis Coderre, or Brad Wall, to decide the fate of the Energy East pipeline, before the National Energy Board holds hearings on the project.
And if Ambrose is seeking to blame anyone for this potentially ugly confrontation she should blame her former leader Stephen Harper...
The depraved oil pimp who poisoned the pipeline process by twisting the truth, muzzling scientists, threatening and auditing his opponents, and by doing absolutely nothing to fight climate change.
And who before he left office stacked the NEB with his patronage appointments.
The moves mean that barring the future appointments or early renewals being rescinded, the Trudeau government will not be able to replace any temporary members of the National Energy Board until at least May 2018 and any permanent members of the NEB until January 2020 – which is after the next election.
To make sure that he can still control our energy policies...
From beyond the grave, and even if they lead this country to disaster.
And the good news?
He may have handcuffed Trudeau, but he has also left the NEB in no position to render an impartial ruling on the Energy East pipeline.
And that will hopefully encourage Justin to exercise the only other option he has at his disposal: Disband the NEB, replace it with a new body, new members, and a new mandate.
Which would not only place him above the crossfire, and assert his leadership, but would also be yet another way of destroying Stephen Harper's foul legacy.
Because Trudeau does need to assert himself.
He does need to teach the Cons who are trying to destroy him a lesson.
And remind them who won the last election...
For they do need reminding.
And yes, let's keep working to destroy THEM.
Before those ghastly Con oil pimps tear this country apart...
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