Thursday, October 24, 2019

Talk about Western Alienation! ROC pretends British Columbia Doesn't Exist

Greencrow, motoring through Burrard Inlet last
August, 2019 notes how tiny the place is
to accommodate an unending gridlock
of huge "Bitumen" tankers

The Canadian Newz is full of talk about Western Alienation following the (s)election last Monday.  Alberta and Saskatchewan were shut out of the Liberal Minority government.  All the media focus is on how to placate the "West".  Hey!  Hello!???  The REAL West [British Columbia] is being completely ignored in this frantic rush.  Read the following Report from Global News and I will have more comments to follow:

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"Trans Mountain pipeline could lead to $500M a year for clean energy projects, Liberals say


The Liberal government expects to get $500 million a year out of the expanded Trans Mountain pipeline and is promising to spend it all on cleaner sources of energy and projects that pull carbon out of the atmosphere.

The Liberals’ Bill Morneau told The Canadian Press in an interview this week that the expanded pipeline is not fodder for negotiating with other parties in the minority government. Rather, he said, it is a crucial piece of the puzzle of financing Canada’s transition to a clean energy economy.

“We purchased it for a reason,” said Morneau. “We now see how it can help us accelerate our clean energy transition by putting any revenues that we get from it into a transition to clean energy. We think that is the best way we can move forward in our current context.”

The Liberal government bought the existing pipeline for $4.5 billion in 2018, in a bid to overcome the opposition of the British Columbia government to the expansion.

Federally, the two parties with the most in common with the Liberals on climate change both think the expansion should be cancelled. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, whose party has enough seats to support the Liberals through any confidence votes, wants tougher climate action but has stopped short of using the pipeline as a line in the sand.

He has suggested that ship has effectively sailed.

The Liberals’ Bill Morneau told The Canadian Press in an interview this week that the expanded pipeline is not fodder for negotiating with other parties in the minority government. Rather, he said, it is a crucial piece of the puzzle of financing Canada’s transition to a clean energy economy.

“We purchased it for a reason,” said Morneau. “We now see how it can help us accelerate our clean energy transition by putting any revenues that we get from it into a transition to clean energy. We think that is the best way we can move forward in our current context.”

The Liberal government bought the existing pipeline for $4.5 billion in 2018, in a bid to overcome the opposition of the British Columbia government to the expansion.

Federally, the two parties with the most in common with the Liberals on climate change both think the expansion should be cancelled. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, whose party has enough seats to support the Liberals through any confidence votes, wants tougher climate action but has stopped short of using the pipeline as a line in the sand. He has suggested that ship has effectively sailed.

Morneau said construction on the pipeline is underway and the decision to go forward has been made, which means there is really no way to use it as a bargaining chip in the minority government.

“My expectation is that we have much common ground between the other parties that have been elected to the next Parliament,” said Morneau.

“We will be seeking consensus on how we can move forward on that common ground. This project we’ve already moved forward on. It’s one that we’ve said that we’re moving forward on, we’ve actually already gone through that process.”

Construction on the expansion is supposed to be done by the middle of 2022. The Liberal platform forecasted taking revenues of $125 million from Trans Mountain Canada in 2021-22 and then $500 million in each of the next two years.

Eventually Morneau said the plan is to sell it back to the private sector and all of the revenues from the sale will then go to clean energy development and other climate change action projects.

The one specific promise the Liberals made that they connected to pipeline revenues was a $300-million annual fund for natural climate solutions including tree planting, as well as conservation and restoration of forests, grasslands, agricultural lands and coastal areas.

Construction on the pipeline was halted in September 2018, after the Federal Court of Appeal overturned federal approval citing insufficient environmental and Indigenous consultations.

Cabinet undertook new rounds of both and approved the expansion a second time in June.

Construction on the pipeline then resumed in August, starting with work on the marine terminals in British Columbia and pumping stations in Alberta. The first 50 km of actual pipeline will start being laid in the Edmonton area shortly, a spokesperson for Trans Mountain Canada said Wednesday.

Thus far, more than 2,200 workers have been hired.

The pipeline runs from a terminal east of Edmonton to a marine terminal in Burnaby, B.C. The expansion will see a second pipeline built roughly parallel to the first that can carry almost twice as much crude oil every day.

There is however a new federal court challenge underway from Indigenous communities who argued the secondary consultation process undertaken by the government earlier this year was a sham."

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Greencrow says:  The above "report" reminds me of Katie ["turdblossom"] Telford.  Regular readers will remember that she's one of Justin Trudeau's executive assistants...the one tasked with massaging unpleasant political realities....so that the Liberal Puppet Government of the globalist, Ziofascist, Sorosians can maintain control.  During the Regime Change Crisis earlier in the year it was revealed that Telford promised Jody Wilson-Raybould that the obstruction of justice re SNC Lavalin could be massaged by several newz puff pieces that would make the whole criminal, stinking affair smell like a rose garden.

Katie is obviously up to her old "turd polishing' tricks in the above piece.  Read carefully, in the report there is absolutely NO reference to the environmental catastrophe that would befall British Columbia if this TMX desecration went forward.  It is like British Columbia does not exist.  It is like if they plant a few billion trees, that will make up for the slashing of the environmental Carotid Artery [English Bay/Coal Harbour/Burrard Inlet] of Lower Mainland British Columbia.

Pie in the Sky

The stupid shell game being played by finance minister Bill Morneau...money for this, money for that, profits of the oil going to good causes...is entire bloviating bull shit!  This is supposed to distract and cover up the sacrificing of the REAL environment to some future pie in the sky environment that will somehow miraculously survive the slicing of BC's coronary artery.

Ain't gonna happen, folks.  Ain't gonna happen.  What entity would lie prostrate on the ground, rolled over with all four paws in the air while it had its Carotid Artery sliced?  Well, BC isn't gonna be that dog.  We don't care how much Alberta likes to tear up and pollute its north...fracking the land and water quality away.  We don't care how foreign oil interests have controlled Alberta for decades now and are moving in for the kill on BC.  All they want is to control and destroy....and they have a willing bought and paid for puppet in Trudeau and his band of cretins in Ottawa.

Read my lips.  There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in the TMX for British Columbia.  There is only the further destruction of our lifeline, our environment... which draws tourists from all around the world to enjoy its Super. Natural. Beauty.  Ominously, and not unrelated...there has not been a single returning salmon so far this fall in my local salmon stream.

At the very end of the above puff piece report there's a brief, "afterthought" comment about the current "federal court challenge" by indigenous groups in BC.  Mark my words. This is only the first catspaw ripple of what will be a tsunami of legal actions to thwart the TMX.  ROC...you ain't seen nothin' yet.  You want "Western Alienation"?  Landlocked Alberta may bloviate toothlessly about separation.  British Columbia has always had its eyes focused out to the Pacific...and the nations beyond.  We can REALLY separate...and if you try to sever our Carotid Artery...we WILL!

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