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Old May 14th, 2019, 10:57 AM   #41
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Interesting read from an article published in The Roughneck.

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I'm not sure that the concept of trading interior BC land for federal debt is a starter.

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I used to read the Roughneck years ago when it had a joke page that would make SJWs shrivel up and die!
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Old Jun 12th, 2019, 02:11 PM   #42
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Trudeau Forgets His Support of Quebec Separating

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Lashes out at 6 premiers……

What was it he said back in 2012?
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"Captain Stumble". I love it...

From the link inside:

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Asked about the concerns of the premiers and amendments by the Senate, Trudeau lashed out, saying they threaten Confederation.
Why, yes. Yes, we do, you arrogant pup...
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Old Jun 22nd, 2019, 05:03 PM   #43
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Vivian Krause shows Canada useful idiot to U.S. interests with Bill C-48

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If you ever doubted whether Canada’s government is acting like a useful idiot for U.S. interests, the passage Friday of Bills C-48 and C-69 in the Senate provided ample proof. Independent researcher Vivian Krause has stacks of documents to prove it.

But first, in Alberta, Premier Jason Kenney went appropriately nuclear over this.

“The passage of these two bills not only undermines Canada’s economy, but also the Canadian federation,” Kenney said. He’ll undoubtedly be criticized for saying this by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other members of the Laurentian elite. But this isn’t so much a threat as a warning.

“Their passage brings us closer to moving forward with a referendum on a constitutional amendment to eliminate equalization from the Canadian Constitution. If Albertans cannot develop our resources within the federation, then we should not be expected to pay the bill in the federation,” he said.

And it’s a very, very hefty bill. According to Statistics Canada figures, Alberta is the largest net contributor to confederation, by far.
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Krause — the Vancouver-based researcher, who over the last 10 years has been following the money trail behind environmental activism in Canada — backs up every claim with tax filings and other documents.

She has traced $600 million that has flowed into Canada from U.S. foundations to restrict the development and export of oil and natural gas from Canada and provided the senate committee with an 80-page document that showed each of those grants that specifically refers to a tanker ban in B.C.’s waters.

As she stated in her compelling testimony on May 7 before the senate committee that spent thousands of hours studying Bill C-48, Krause found more than 50 grants that specifically mentioned a tanker ban or tanker traffic.
Bold mine.

Hey, Bigot: Where's the criticism of foreign money influencing politics in Canada? Or is it OK because, Progs?

h/t SDA, from whence comes this salient comment:

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My only question for Premier Kenney at this moment, is:

How far do you need to be pushed before a separation referendum becomes a reality?

Not “if” but when.

Because there’s no other stopping old eastern Canada from stealing what is our future.
It returns to the front page, then leaves for awhile, a gov’t is turfed out, another is voted in with their shitty empty promises that “this time it’s different”… then shitty eastern Canada votes the elite centrists back in,
but it’s always the same.
We work for eastern Canada’s benefit, not our benefit. The Constitution of Canada favors the eastern provinces, there are no property rights, some groups are more important than others, the SCOC makes rules that act like acts of parliament. Our taxes go up, and then we’re told we’re the ones in the wrong.

Canada is broken. There’s no repairing the damage. Break it up. Then sign trade agreements, or don’t.
Bold mine.

Time to dial up my MLA & ask the question...
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Old Jul 24th, 2019, 01:28 PM   #44
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Caution, Progs: Link to Rebel Media inside. Your head will explode. Don't come whining to me later. You've been warned.

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Old Sep 17th, 2019, 06:01 PM   #45
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SDA’s longtime friend, Gord Tulk, has joined other conservatives in his province to create a society called Libertas Alberta. Their goals are not just to conservative policy but methods and legislative pathways that make them politically achievable. They became official in January and are having their first public event on September 26th at 7:00 pm MDT at the Baymont Inn in Red Deer. Admission is free but they would appreciate an RSVP via their website: LibertasAlberta.ca

The topic that night will be: Equalization – What it is and how to Fix it. It will also be a Facebook Live event.

So hoping you will check out their website to get a better understanding of the policy projects they’re working on.

And if you’d like to join, membership is $10/year or unaffiliated observer status is $25/year.
FWIW, I really disliked their website. Both slow & not very informative.
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Old Sep 18th, 2019, 02:31 PM   #46
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Just as planned: B.C.’s top court orders review of Trans Mountain Pipeline’s environmental assessment
After the National Energy Board reviewed the project for a second time, the federal government approved the pipeline expansion again.

The Appeal Court says in its decision released today that in light of changes to the original report of the energy board when it reconsidered the project, provincial approval also needs to be reconsidered.
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And after the provincial re-review, the Aboriginal community will need to be re-consulted, and the Feds will have to do another review because of those changes . . .
Yeppers.

There's one way, & one way only, out of this downward spiral...
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Old Sep 24th, 2019, 10:26 AM   #47
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Another thing that would need to be dealt with is the complete absence of property rights.

Eddie Maurice sued by intruder — the whole story

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Eddie Maurice is being sued for more than $100,000. An intruder hit by the ricocheting bullet of a warning shot is doing the suing.

But that’s only the beginning.

Eddie was also going to be sued by the Government of Alberta until Monday afternoon, when that bureaucratic stupidity got put to bed right quick.

Eddie and Jessie Maurice are still shocked. Eddie is again under fire. Eddie is again on the receiving end.

Doug Schweitzer, the province’s top lawman, says the whole thing is ridiculous.
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Old Oct 17th, 2019, 02:58 PM   #48
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It's long past time to get out.

The Bloc Quebecois plan that would ruin Alberta

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If you’re unhappy about equalization, grab a towel to chew on as you consider the Bloc Quebecois idea for reforming the system.

It is a flat-out anti-Alberta policy in all but name.

Bloc Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet doesn’t even bother to hide his hostility — the result, perhaps, of Alberta lectures to Quebec over pipelines and oil imports going back to ex-premier Alison Redford.

Blanchet calls it La Perequation Verte, or Green Equalization. It’s a major plank in the Bloc’s election platform, released in French only.

This plan could actually mean something, since the Bloc is surging in Quebec and just might end up supporting a minority government, either Liberal or Conservative.
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Old Oct 21st, 2019, 02:33 PM   #49
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Patrick Moore;
Canada appears headed for a train wreck due to the widening chasm on energy, climate and finance policy between Alberta and Ottawa. It is possible that no combination of voting outcomes in the October 21 federal election can prevent the breakup of the federation.


Canada has been described as “a road from Ottawa to Montreal and back again”, a blunt reference to the fact that when Ontario and Quebec agree on something, the rest of us are chopped liver. This has given rise over the years to the angst known as western alienation. It has presently reached a boiling point like no other time in our history.
Bold mine.

Ouch. I'd never heard that before. But it describes perfectly how many of us feel.

Comments very salient.

Direct link to Patrick Moore's article:

Will Canada survive this federal election?

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The Post Millennial published the following column after an editor from a mainstream newspaper said it was “too inflammatory at the moment” and other newspapers rejected Moore’s submission.
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All Canadians should imagine what it feels like for Albertans when both Ottawa and B.C. treat them like a hostile foreign power. B.C. pretends it doesn’t absolutely depend on Alberta for its transport and aviation fuel while blocking the Trans Mountain Pipeline that would bring Alberta oil to tidewater for export. And Eastern Canada prefers oil brought in tankers from Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Venezuela rather than Canadian oil from Alberta via the stalled Energy East Pipeline. Meanwhile Ottawa bans tankers on the Pacific coast.
Bold mine.

Except for those full ones en route from Alaska...
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Old Oct 23rd, 2019, 03:25 PM   #50
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Sunny days, friends. Sunny days.
Link goes to Rex Murphy:

Western anger was hot before Monday's election. Now it's molten

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The frictions and anxieties out West over the deplorable treatment of its main industry, the harassment of regulations and protest and court delays that have paralyzed development and driven billions of capital away from Alberta, had — before the election — produced a mood and sentiment of near universal anger about the West’s place in Confederation.

Alberta in particular has very justifiably — as anyone who pays any real attention to the province would know and care greatly about — seen itself as a target, as subsidiary to the concerns of the centre in Ottawa, an afterthought in any of the great schemes proposed by a very “progressive” Trudeau government. It saw from the very beginning of Trudeau’s first government — with its grandiose global posturing, its almost camp presentation of itself as the champion of the global-warming frenzy — that this playacting was going to be at the expense, and to the detriment, of its concerns, its employment, its industry. When Catherine McKenna waltzed off to Paris with nearly 400 delegates to yet another Save the Planet summit, that was much more a message to Albertans, than it was to some assumed global audience. She certainly wasn’t going to show up in Fort McMurray with 400 true believers to see what could be done for unemployed oil workers after the fire and before the carbon tax.
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October 23, 2019 at 11:43 am

Dannielle Smith chimes in on Twitter. Separatist sites are collapsing in Alberta. 195,000 joined in one day.
https://twitter.com/ABDanielleSmith/...23349238927360
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October 23, 2019 at 11:52 am

WEXIT alone signed up 160,000 people in 24 hrs. They are having a rally in Edmonton Nov. 2 at the Ledge.
https://twitter.com/Barryabfreedom/s...84932095754242

B A Deplorable Rupertslander says:
October 23, 2019 at 12:26 pm

I just signed up:

https://wexitalberta.com/

It’s all fine and dandy to talk about wanting a new country, but it’s only air pudding unless I’m willing to make a personal commitment to the cause of independence, and that I just did.

By the way, Farcebook is restricting Wexit’s page. When asked why, there’s no response. Now isn’t that a coincidence, eh?
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October 23, 2019 at 12:18 pm

I was looking up some information today. Do you know that as of 2015 88% of Alberta’s exports go to the USA. That’s huge. It makes me wonder if this “but you’re landlocked” is really that big of an issue. Alberta not landlocked to the USA and the USA is where it does 88% of its trade.

https://www.remi.com/wp-content/uplo...esentation.pdf
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October 23, 2019 at 1:21 pm

As a 4th generation Albertan, exiled in MB, (for the moment) I would love to see a big beautiful wall on the MB/ON border. Independence for AB/SK/MB and build the pipeline from AB to the port of Churchill to get it to International markets.
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