Thursday, April 25, 2019

Andrew Scheer and the Big Oil Conspiracy

I always knew that there were dark forces working to make Andrew Scheer Prime Minister, and take this country to a very bad place.

But now we know it's a sinister conspiracy.

And it couldn't be more evil or more deeply disturbing.

For it seems that the Cons, Big Oil, and no doubt their bought media, are secretly working together to try to overthrow Justin Trudeau.  

Top Conservative politicians met with oil-industry executives at a private conference to map out strategy for ousting Justin Trudeau’s Liberals in a sign of growing collaboration between the Alberta-based sector and its political backers ahead of the federal election this fall. 

The day-long strategy session, held April 11 at the Azuridge Estate Hotel in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, brought together some of Calgary’s most prominent business leaders and high-profile Conservatives and their operatives at the invitation of a little-known pro-oil advocacy group called the Modern Miracle Network.

Can you believe it? The organizers call themselves the Modern Miracle Network, the network working to destroy a great prime minister, turn Canada into a brutish petrostate, and torch the planet until it screams in agony.

And of course it would include the governors of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) who would claim the meeting wasn't partisan even though it obviously was. 

The agenda makes clear the event was highly political.

Federal Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer delivered a keynote address, the document showed. His national campaign director, Hamish Marshall, and veteran Conservative organizer Mark Spiro spoke on a panel about “rallying the base” by using friendly interest groups that operate independently of the party.

With Andrew Scheer and his sinister ex-Rebel campaign manager Hamish Marshall at the centre of the conspiracy, and now exposed for all to see.

Some who worked for Donald Trump making plans to muzzle Big Oil's critics.

One session at the conference focused on deploying “litigation as a tool” to silence environmental critics and featured U.S. opposition researcher Mike Roman, who served as special assistant and director of special projects and research under Donald Trump until last year.

And certain Con-friendly polling companies laying out the path to victory.

Another panel was dubbed “Paths to federal election victory" and was led by an executive for polling firm Ipsos Public Affairs who was introduced by CAPP president Tim McMillan.

And the good news? This sinister conspiracy will be a path to electoral victory. But not for them, for Justin Trudeau...

For now we know who is trying to bring him down, all decent Canadians must rally behind him.

And those who don't, including the toxic Trudeau haters of the so-called "progressive" variety. 

The ones who spend more time attacking Trudeau than they do the Cons.

Must be seen as Con collaborators, and dealt with accordingly...


ffibs said...

And you should add they hired Kinsella

Jackie Blue said...

Canada isn't doing well right now because it's Albertans who control our community and our socio-democratic agenda. -Justin Trudeau, 2010

And how right he was, and still is. Well, now we know not to trust Ipsos polls, and after this partisan stunt by that exec, Éric Grenier should throw them out of his aggregate. Wasn't Hamster boy one of the key players in that "Ethical Oil" bullshit that produced Ezra's manifesto of same name? "Modern miracle" indeed. Figures you'd end up with evangelical crap getting its sticky fingers involved in the unholy gospel of petro-Mammonism. Bush redux. Oil and holy water sure do mix.

You know what, Oilbertastan might as well go ahead and quit Canada. That the majority of drillbillies who elected Kudatah Koch Klanney on a platform of "waah, it's eco-freako Justin's fault we can't make six fig on the rig as homeschool dropouts" would welcome the likes of Donald Trump as "liberators" is all you need to know. They don't like the new "O Canada"? I'm sure they'd be happy with this as their national anthem:

Episode 1: "Who Shot J.T.?" Answer: No one. Jason and Andy, all hat and no cattle, done shot themselves in the foot.

Jackie Blue said...

Ratfucker. Canada's version of Roger Stone, does he have a tattoo of Herrball Harper on his ass???

Anonymous said...

Climate change is a the biggest hoax around. They've got the politicians involved, and people have fallen for it. Greenpeace co-founder and former president of Greenpeace Canada Patrick Moore described the cynical and corrupt machinations fueling the narrative of anthropocentric global warming and “climate change” in a Wednesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak. Moore explained how fear and guilt are leveraged by proponents of climate change: Fear has been used all through history to gain control of people’s minds and wallets and all else, and the climate catastrophe is strictly a fear campaign — well, fear and guilt — you’re afraid you’re killing your children because you’re driving them in your SUV and emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and you feel guilty for doing that. There’s no stronger motivation than those two. Scientists are co-opted and corrupted by politicians and bureaucracies invested in advancing the narrative of “climate change” in order to further centralize political power and control, explained Moore. Moore noted how “green” companies parasitize taxpayers via favorable regulations and subsidies ostensibly justified by the aforementioned narrative’s claimed threats, all while enjoying propagandistic protection across news media” And so you’ve got the green movement creating stories that instill fear in the public. You’ve got the media echo chamber — fake news — repeating it over and over and over again to everybody that they’re killing their children. And then you’ve got the green politicians who are buying scientists with government money to produce fear for them in the form of scientific-looking materials. And then you’ve got the green businesses, the rent-seekers, and the crony capitalists who are taking advantage of massive subsidies, huge tax write-offs, and government mandates requiring their technologies to make a fortune on this. And then, of course, you’ve got the scientists who are willingly, they’re basically hooked on government grants.
When they talk about the 99 percent consensus [among scientists] on climate change, that’s a completely ridiculous and false number. But most of the scientists — put it in quotes, scientists — who are pushing this catastrophic theory are getting paid by public money, they are not being paid by General Electric or Dupont or 3M to do this research, where private companies expect to get something useful from their research that might produce a better product and make them a profit in the end because people want it — build a better mousetrap type of idea. But most of what these so-called scientists are doing is simply producing more fear so that politicians can use it to control people’s minds and get their votes because some of the people are convinced, ‘Oh, this politician can save my kid from certain doom.’
It is the biggest lie since people thought the Earth was at the center of the universe. This is Galileo-type stuff. If you remember, Galileo discovered that the sun was at the center of the solar system and the Earth revolved around it. He was sentenced to death by the Catholic Church, and only because he recanted was he allowed to live in house arrest for the rest of his life. So this was around the beginning of what we call the Enlightenment, when science became the way in which we gained knowledge instead of using superstition and instead of using invisible demons and whatever else, we started to understand that you have to have observation of actual events and then you have to repeat those observations over and over again, and that is basically the scientific method.

Anonymous said...

"Canada has 594.7 billion trees. Canada produces 559 billion megatonnes of CO2. To capture all of Canada's CO2, it takes 25.7 billion trees. Therefore, Canada has 569 billion unemployed trees. It's obvious the carbon tax is one of the largest scams in Canadian history." Our website:

So using Alberta's valuable oil reserve is fine. Why import from Saudi Arabia who doesn't have to have their oil scrutinized and all this red tape vs Alberta who has all the red tape, etc thrown at them. Something is wrong here. I'm probably going off topic here in my posts, but I only skimmed through it enough that these articles came to mind.

Just think about it. :)

Jackie Blue said...

Hamish troll alert! I see the Big Lie has started already, trolling Liberal-friendly blog outlets to poison the well. Is Halliburton Harper's agitprop machine paying you by the word? "So-called scientists," is that like "so-called judges"? At least now that we know the Cons have hired people from Trump's team of very stable geniuses to flood the Interwebs with disinfo, the language seems to fit. You have the damn nerve to complain about "foreign-funded environmentalists," as the Canadian RethugliCons hire American petrosexuals to pump out the C.R.A.P. agenda up north. Shame on you, troll, you dropped bitumen and bullshit in my morning covfefe. Or is it "covfef-eh"?

97% of scientists agree that climate change is real and it is caused by human activity. Particularly, the activities of the major fossil fuel extraction industries. The other 3% are bought-off shills from Big Oil. Breitbart? You're citing Breitbart as a source? For your information, Patrick Moore is as credible on anything scientific (or anything, really) as fluoride opponents on Infowars. He's a racist, right-wing Thatcherite crank and a Brexshitter who thinks AIDS is a gay disease and Enoch Powell was Britain's Great White Hope. If any politicians are looking to control people's minds, it's the Cons, with their Cambridge Analytics social media mindfuckery that Trump, Farage and now Scheer have picked up on. I could go on, but I've run out of space and out of patience, so I'll just sum up my response by channelling Britain's greatest Queen: Oh, Galileo, Galileo, can you do the fact-free fandango?

Jackie Blue said...

What you've just written is one of the most insanely idiotic things that I have ever read. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything resembling a rational thought. Everyone on this board is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may St. Pierre have mercy on your soul.

brawnfire said...

Spoiler alert. Reader beware. I've determined from all my readings to date, including the foregoing, that comments made by total "Anonymous"s are total B.S.

brawnfire said...

Hi Simon, et al,

Found one on ProgBlog!
An astute and worthy contribution to this topic:

Anonymous said...

Hi 8:06 pm
Oil sands use hot water extraction methods that require burning approximately one barrel of oil to get three or the equivalent of a 25% increase in carbon dioxide emissions compared to conventional oil. Then there are the heavy metals, uncrackable fractions, tarry water and potentially super nasty spill effects that have to be dealt with. Progress has been made and perhaps someday technology will completely solve these problems but pumping like there is no tomorrow is just plain irresponsible.

Anonymous said...

The type of participation Scheer and colleagues engaged in at this convention appears illegal. Perhaps its because he is in the opposition rather than the actual government that makes it merely unethical rather than illegal. Lobby as well as regulated industrial groups can invite government officials to make impartial speeches such as the sate of current legislation governing their industry but to participate in discussions and offer advise on how to promote the lobbyists agenda is certainly illegal for a sitting government and raises the question of how they would be able to extract themselves from this cozy relationship should they become the government. The answer of course is that they have no intention of distancing themselves from these special interest groups should they get elected and certainly their appointed justice minister will not see anything wrong with it either. Just one big happy oily family! Like Trump they don't even try to hide the corruption as their base just doesn't really care because its honest overt corruption rather than that imagined hidden corruption the opposition parties engage in.

Anonymous said...

Dare I say that Scheer's been caught colluding with Canada's Oilygarchs and what should be a non-partisan polling firm? It's bad enough that the Oilygarchs pay us lip service by publicly stating that they agree with climate change and want to help mitigate it, but in actuality, this clandestine meeting proves that by helping the Cons win, they will ensure the good old days of unabated polluting will remain intact. That is so wrong when you consider what's at stake and the lengths JT has gone to to get their pipelines built along with the financial support offered. It's time JT gives Alberta and their Oilygarchs a great big fuddle duddle and a double barelled flip of the birds. Force Alberta to take on transmountain or cancel it. Take the financial aid off the table as well. It's tough love time for these inconsiderate pricks.
As for Ipsos, they should have their licences yanked for their make believe world of Con favoured polls to help elect a make believe PM. They are cheating, gaming the system in the Cons favour. There has to be a standard they must adhere to to ensure Canadians are given the facts and not Con propaganda. It's no wonder the polls are so vastly different when compared to what I would call the most reliable of pollsters, Nanos.
A Con is a Con and will forever try to con us. They lie, cheat or steal in everything they do. They are not in it for Canadians but for themselves and their oily benefactors. We knew it all along without the direct evidence and now this meeting has unequivocally let the cat out of the bag. I can picture many rosy cheek moments for Scheer as he tries to explain away this devious, sinister plot. And I'm so looking forward to it.

rumleyfips said...

Most of the oil Canada imports is from Algeria. Ezra and Jason obviously failed Geography.

rumleyfips said...

RT: You have hit on part of the expense Alberta dilbit must pay to sell its inferior quality bitumen . There is also a high transportation cost because there is not much oil at the end of day. The 20% diluent must be removed before refining. The 25% petcoke has to be separated by a coker. 5% water and sand remain after washing. The 6% sulfur has to go. Less than 50% of the dilbit shoved into Transmountain ends up as oil. There is a discount, but its a quality discount not a tidewater discount.

Alberta cound , of course , build cokers, upgraders and refineries at home to solve this problem. They don't because there is no business case to be made for such an low quality high cost product.

Steve said...

who do you think defeated the NEP and got Mulroney

Anonymous said...

Hi ffibs - you got a source for this? Kinsella like to present himself as a progressive who stands against hate speech. He told us not to worry about Doug Ford cUZ He'S rEAlLy JUst a gReAT gUy WHo's BeING mISuNDersTOod. If he's working with Scheer's team, it would be hard deny his hypocrisy.


brawnfire said...

Re your keen point of view (mine,too):
"It's time JT gives Alberta and their Oilygarchs a great big fuddle duddle and a double barelled flip of the birds. Force Alberta to take on transmountain or cancel it. Take the financial aid off the table as well. It's tough love time for these inconsiderate pricks."

The devious & their Doofuses have given PM Trudeau the timely and ready excuse to pivot, the way you say.
As this ProgBlogger describes the threshold moment upon which the PM is poised: When whichever way he responds to the current challenge is going to cost him some, why not take the braver and ultimately better one?

ffibs said...

Hi anon 10:07
Sure when I criticized Kinsella about the placement of a Harper ad on his blog back in the last federal election, my comment was removed. He then followed up with an email exchange in which he explained that his site was not a blog and my comment was removed because it was interfering with his business and the clients he represents.
So at the time I checked the list of clients listed on the Daisy site and the Conservatives were listed along with NDP, Liberal and other clients.
For the record the Conservative party is no longer listed there.
In any case I wouldn't call him a progressive blogger.

Jackie Blue said...

@JD and Brawnfire

In the Rolling Stone article from last year, the author mentions that Trudeau fils supposedly feels he needs to do penance for "sins of the father" -- the NEP -- that cost Trudeau père the 1979 election, and make nice with Alberta. Which, apparently, he has tried to do, but to no avail.

I hope his team reads these newer articles that show up, and that they advise him accordingly. He is not as combative as his old man, for better or worse, but he is a fighter nonetheless. He believes in "common ground" per the title of his book. Compromise, consensus. But how can you find common ground with someone or a group of someones who think the ground belongs to them only? And who would reject even the most sensible and pragmatic or even conciliatory of agreements out of an irrational personal hatred of the man negotiating it?

I hope he gives them a fuddle-duddle too. It wouldn't be a literal one, of course. Not in this viral soundbite era. But I do recall, both from his book (one of the chapters is called "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening") and the eulogy at Pierre's funeral where he paraphrased the poem, he seems to be fond of Robert Frost's work. I therefore hope he takes the road less traveled, because that will make all the difference.

e.a.f. said...

So they think climate change is the biggest hoax around. You're entitled to your opinion. we do have free speech. We also have the right to our opinions and given the floods in the east, grass fires in Sask, and the forest fires in B.C. I don't think climate change is a hoax.

We've had climate change over the centuries, over thousands, millions of years. Some times it was just nature, some times it was human made. We can differ on the cause, but climate change is no hoax.

Even if we were to take the position climate change is not human caused, we do know the climate is changing and we need to protect our earth and ourselves from what ever is happening. That involves, ensuring water remains clean every where; that we don't over fish the oceans so we will have food for the future; that we treat the earth as if our lives depended upon it because it will. We need to grow crops to eat. So as the water rises, we need to ensure what land we have left is treated well or we will all die. Well perhaps not the financially well provided for, they'll move.

I happen to believe humans are creating problems for the environment and we need to make changes. That starts with the reduction of carbon. We don't need everything in plastic, which comes from oil. We will need oil, but we don't need to use it to the extent we do right now in western countries and China.

The tar which comes out of Alberta is not good for the environment. We might also want to have a look at who owns these tar/oil companies. Many are not owned by Canadians and the tar/oil isn't for Canadian use. its exported, that is why these oil companies are meeting with the Conservatives. They don't care about Canada. they just want to make profits and Scheer wants to be P.M. so badly, he doesn't care if he encase our country in tar and bad air.

the Conservatives say they'll have a better plan which will deal with the big polluters. I don't believe them. when has any corporation done anything because it wanted to? Have a look at asbestos. Have a look at mining. Have a look at Grassy Narrows. We did nothing! Japanese scientists were the first to come and help the people of Grassy narrows and tell them they had mercury poisoning. Corporations want to make money. they don't care about the impact on people and the earth, because once they've extracted what they want, they move on. Just have a look at China's track record in Africa and Canadian mining companies. Does anyone thing these corporations care more about Canadians than they do about Africans? NO, THEY DON'T. Its just in Canada, we've had government regulations, in African not so much. Now these corporations want to turn Canada into their own dirty pit of pollution to enhance their profits and China's economy. Don't buy into it.

brawnfire said...

Hi Jackie.
Re: "In the Rolling Stone article from last year, the author mentions that Trudeau fils supposedly feels he needs to do penance for "sins of the father" -- the NEP"

I wish JT would rethink this a bit. Results can somewhat mislead.
His father went into it with good intentions--that's maybe what's missed in all of this. Though a young thing, I, and mine--(my parents), among the many Canadians outside Alberta who supported it at the time.

Says Lawrence Martin:

"Perspective need also be applied to one of Trudeau's other great failings — the National Energy Program.

Since the 1960s the provinces had been aggressively extending their reach in spending, in asserting their control over resources and, in Quebec, over language. Trudeau wanted to halt the drift toward a confederation of duchies. He felt no province should have special status.

He had widespread public support for the NEP, for the notion that one province's resources wealth should be shared to a greater degree by all in the federation. Alberta's Peter Lougheed saw it differently. He was an Alberta nationalist.

Trudeau's mistake was the assumption made not just by him but by virtually every expert everywhere that oil prices would continue to rise. If they had, much of the sting of the NEP would have been removed and the federal deficit would have fallen appreciably."