Trans Mountain ‘pipeline is going to get built’: Trudeau dismisses B.C.’s bitumen ban


Tecumsehsbones
#1411
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

What are you trying to say T-Bones? FN's get a sizable chunk out of almost every one of the pieces of pie you posted

Registered Indians - 851,560 (as of 2011)
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/...001-eng.cfm#a3

Population of Canada - 33,476,688 (as of 2011)
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-r...011001-eng.cfm

Federal government spending per Registered Indian - $9,056 (as of 2012)
Federal government spending per Canadian - $7,316 (as of 2012)
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/mark-m...b_4455894.html


Total Federal spending on Indians - $9,056 x 851,560 = $7,711,727,360

Total Federal spending on Canadians - $7,316 x 33,476,688 = $244,915,449,408

Percentage of total Federal spending spent on Indians - 3.1487%
 
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Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#1412
Don't forget to add in the 15 Billion I posted
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#1413
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

peanuts.
We give more to oil companies.

What money is given to Oil companies
 
petros
#1414
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Registered Indians - 851,560 (as of 2011)
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/...001-eng.cfm#a3
Population of Canada - 33,476,688 (as of 2011)
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-r...011001-eng.cfm
Federal government spending per Registered Indian - $9,056 (as of 2012)
Federal government spending per Canadian - $7,316 (as of 2012)
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/mark-m...b_4455894.html
Total Federal spending on Indians - $9,056 x 851,560 = $7,711,727,360
Total Federal spending on Canadians - $7,316 x 33,476,688 = $244,915,449,408
Percentage of total Federal spending spent on Indians - 3.1487%

You forgot Métis and Inuit.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#1415
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Don't forget to add in the 15 Billion I posted

OK.

Accepting arguendo that's correct, now you're up to about 9%.
 
spilledthebeer
#1416
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

where do they want the pipelines built? I am going to guess not on their own land but on someone else's.


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POOR HOID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Blinkered and blinded and stupid as usual!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


A number of the natives doing the loudest protesting are ones whose reserves ARE FAR AWAY from the pipeline route!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


So why are they protesting??????????????????


Because THEY WANT ON TO THE GRAVY TRAIN AS WELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Natives "Protesting" against Kinder Morgan are engaged in blackmail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Natives benefit from cheap oil as much as anybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



But natives also benefit from black mailing govt - which is what they are doing at every opportunity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Natives dont really give a hoot about the pipeline- since a good many of them expect to GET JOBS either helping build the or helping maintain the pipeline in future!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Its all just drunken goofs with nothing better to do- making noise in hope of getting more cash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And LIE-berals are playing along because the 2019 election is coming and LIE-berals are AFRAID of public anger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
petros
#1417
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

OK.
Accepting arguendo that's correct, now you're up to about 9%.

Now add on Métis and Inuit.
 
petros
+1
#1418
While you are at it tally up what each Province spends.
 
spilledthebeer
#1419
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

I have a hard time comprehending that! Has the demand for oil decreased? Is the quota of highway miles abating? Has a substitute for oil been invented? If you add two and two together you'll quickly realize that is bullshit and quit submitting silly posts.


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The current problem with oil is a free market concept - that LIE-berals are not familiar with!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The current problem with oil is OVER SUPPLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Oil is now being pumped out of the ground faster than we can use it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This over supply results in LOWER PRICES -according to free market theories that LIE-berals want to render OBSOLETE!!!!!!!!!!!!


And as Alberta oil is located in rather isolated regions of North America - not easily reached by oil tankers - it is therefore the first oil patch to suffer a slow down in sales!!!!!!!!!!


It is for this reason that NDPers WANTED that Kinder Morgan pipeline- so they could sell their oil to foreigners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Given the choice between buying Russian oil- with that revenue being used to buy WEAPONS to threaten Russian neighbours with!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Or buying Alberat oil- and that revenue will be used to pay the debts of the LIE-beral/NDP welfare state!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Most foreigners would prefer to buy from Canada!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Such a choice is a positive move that will LIMIT RUSSIAN AGGRESSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


But Our idiot Boy abd his loser LIE-berals are aspiring dictators in the Soviet model so they are killing the Alberta oil patch!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-beral lust for power has twisted their thoughts so completely they would rather see Europe over run by Russians than give in and let Alberta prosper by selling its oil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Just so long as LIE-berals can cling to power- then the world is satisfactory to GRAVY GRABBING LIE-beral dictators!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
#1420
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Registered Indians - 851,560 (as of 2011)
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/...001-eng.cfm#a3

Population of Canada - 33,476,688 (as of 2011)
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-r...011001-eng.cfm

Federal government spending per Registered Indian - $9,056 (as of 2012)
Federal government spending per Canadian - $7,316 (as of 2012)
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/mark-m...b_4455894.html


Total Federal spending on Indians - $9,056 x 851,560 = $7,711,727,360

Total Federal spending on Canadians - $7,316 x 33,476,688 = $244,915,449,408

Percentage of total Federal spending spent on Indians - 3.1487%


Would that be close to the ratio of the Indian population in Canada?
 
spilledthebeer
#1421
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Natives don’t own land .


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IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Of course natives own land!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Each tribe owns its reserve collectively!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The band council represents the tribe and deals with land ownership as a collective!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If a native wishes to move from one reserve to another- the Band Council RESERVES THE RIGHT TO VOTE ON IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It is like joining a club!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If they dont like you then you get black balled and forbidden to join!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
spilledthebeer
#1422
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

first nations exist.

probably the first thing white nattys will have to learn


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POOR STUPID Hoid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



LOST AS USUAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


A bunch of unemployed natives hanging out at a favoured drinking spot does not make a NATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hell`s Angels motorcycle club is not a Nation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The Mafia is not a Nation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


A bunch of natives living in the woods and dependent on white people for food, shelter and clothing plus medical care does not make a NATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Such an unemployed and too often drunken mob merely makes a political MESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And it is a MESS that our LIE-berals are ENCOURAGING by failing to take ANY STEPS TO halt the ENDEMIC CORRUPTION on reserves!!!!!!!!!!!!



LIE-berals consider that BUYING VOTES is far more important than protecting tax payers or ensuring honest govt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






Here is an article illustrating how little concern LIE-berals have for honest elections in Canada! And I guess it also explains why LIE-berals have so little interest in halting the endemic corruption on reserves as well! With some comments of my own in brackets):

`Widespread' vote buying on Key First Nation, judge says as he throws out 2016 election results.

cbc.ca. March 24, 2018

By Chelsea Laskowski

'There is clear evidence of widespread and openly conducted vote buying activity,' said Judge Robert Barnes

Vote buying and other improprieties took place during and after the 2016 chief and council election on Key First Nation, says a federal court judge.

"The corrupt practices employed … appear to reflect a long-standing tradition and acceptance by some members of vote buying and other dishonest attempts to influence electoral outcomes," federal Judge Robert Barnes said in a written decision on Wednesday.

(No kidding! Natives have learned much from LIE-berals and civil service union Hogs about how to screw with the electoral process! Our Hogs and LIE-berals are engaged in a vast conflict of interest in which Hog votes are BOUGHT by gravy dispensing LIE-berals! Hogs get pay and pensions well beyond what ordinary Cdns get due to their unholy alliance with LIE-berals during elections!)

(In addition- Hogs employ the practice of “vouching” in which many anonymous strangers can vote at critical times- IF the Hogs say it is okay!)

He has ordered a new election for the west-central Saskatchewan reserve, which is near Norquay. He ruled to annul the October 2016 election on the politically tumultuous First Nation.

"There is clear evidence of widespread and openly conducted vote buying activity," Barnes wrote.

The allegations include passing money to voters, job offers and promises of work contracts.

(Gosh! Wynne-bag LIE-berals did the same thing in their Sudbury bribery scandal and walked away unscathed on a technicality! I guess natives still have some things to learn about bribery?)

Chief and 4 councillors responsible, judge says

Barnes said the election "was sufficiently corrupted by the misconduct" of elected chief Rodney Brass and councillors Glen O'Soup, Sidney Keshane and Angela Desjarlais.

Former chief Clarence Papequash, Clinton Key and Glenn Papequash launched the federal court challenge of the election against a large number of respondents, including the band itself.

Barnes rejected an appeal of the original court application, and pinpointed Brass, O'Soup, Keshane and Desjarlais as the driving force behind the "corrupt practices."

Judge chides failure to disclose information.

(All this native corruption is being fueled by LIE-beral indifference to endemic corruption on reserves! The Conservative requirement that band councils MUST post all their expenses online for auditors to see- has been killed by shameless LIE-berals who care much more about buying native votes than they do about honest govt!)

Barnes's ruling comes in the absence of evidence from respondents like Brass and the others on council. Barnes wrote that their failure to provide "long outstanding disclosure" in the case means they must now live with the results. He said evidence from those who witnessed the events went unchallenged.

Barnes noted credibility issues for Brass because he attempted to buy off the applicants by "offering each of them substantial sums of money in return for dubious offers of work" to stop them from proceeding with the federal case.

Long-standing issues with vote buying

In his ruling, Barnes stated the corrupt practices that took place during the election appear to reflect a tradition and acceptance on Key First Nation "by some members of vote buying and dishonest attempts to influence electoral outcomes."

"These practices appear to be sufficiently entrenched that, in the election to follow, rigorous efforts will be required to ensure the integrity of the process," Barnes wrote.

(Too bad LIE-berals are NOT the kind of people we can count on to provide those “rigorous efforts” to ensure election integrity!)

He also questioned the respondents for using the same legal counsel as the band.

(Oh! They all have the same lawyer? How does that slimy deal work? Unless the band and the respondents are in cahoots and cooperating to hide their slimy deals and wasteful habits from white people? As seems to be the case!)

"The Band should undoubtedly have been represented by separate, independent counsel whose sole mandate would be to advocate for the best interests of the First Nation and its members," Barnes wrote.

CBC has reached out to the parties involved in the court appeal as well as the Key First Nation and has not yet received comment.

(CBC has not heard back? And likely will not either- all this DIRT will be HIDDEN behind LIE-beral privacy laws that do more to aid sleazeballs than to ensure honest govt!)
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#1423
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Registered Indians - 851,560 (as of 2011)
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/...001-eng.cfm#a3

Population of Canada - 33,476,688 (as of 2011)
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-r...011001-eng.cfm

Federal government spending per Registered Indian - $9,056 (as of 2012)
Federal government spending per Canadian - $7,316 (as of 2012)
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/mark-m...b_4455894.html


Total Federal spending on Indians - $9,056 x 851,560 = $7,711,727,360

Total Federal spending on Canadians - $7,316 x 33,476,688 = $244,915,449,408

Percentage of total Federal spending spent on Indians - 3.1487%

However each one of those Indians received more government services than all others .
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#1424
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

However each one of those Indians received more government services than all others .

You really have no idea what you are talking about. You are just repeating racist BS.



Moot point as nobody will benefit from this pipeline. It is and will always be a white elephant. Nobody wants this crap as the market for it collapses. Move on to something more productive.
 
MHz
#1425
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Registered Indians - 851,560 (as of 2011)
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/...001-eng.cfm#a3

Population of Canada - 33,476,688 (as of 2011)
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-r...011001-eng.cfm

Federal government spending per Registered Indian - $9,056 (as of 2012)
Federal government spending per Canadian - $7,316 (as of 2012)
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/mark-m...b_4455894.html


Total Federal spending on Indians - $9,056 x 851,560 = $7,711,727,360

Total Federal spending on Canadians - $7,316 x 33,476,688 = $244,915,449,408

Percentage of total Federal spending spent on Indians - 3.1487%

Take away money given back in utilities and other services controlled by 'whitey'.
Take away the bribes and other thefts.
Add all the money that jobs create for 'whitey', would that make it about $244B rather than 244 million?
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#1426
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

You really have no idea what you are talking about. You are just repeating racist BS.



Moot point as nobody will benefit from this pipeline. It is and will always be a white elephant. Nobody wants this crap as the market for it collapses. Move on to something more productive.

It’s right in the stats posted below 9000 odd per native against 7000 odd per Canadian .
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#1427
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

You really have no idea what you are talking about. You are just repeating racist BS.



Moot point as nobody will benefit from this pipeline. It is and will always be a white elephant. Nobody wants this crap as the market for it collapses. Move on to something more productive.

Pie in the sky . The market for oil based products is not shrinking
 
Hoid
#1428
Alberta cut its production because they are selling too much oil
 
spilledthebeer
#1429
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

You really have no idea what you are talking about. You are just repeating racist BS.



Moot point as nobody will benefit from this pipeline. It is and will always be a white elephant. Nobody wants this crap as the market for it collapses. Move on to something more productive.


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POOR STUPID CLIFFIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


He does NOT understand that much of the world would PREFER to buy Cdn oil rather than buy oil from militant Russia or from crazed Muslims!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And best of all our oil is produced under more environmentally stringent conditions than that of other countries!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


As for Cdns- we see NO GOOD REASON why we should be importing oil from socialist Venezuela when we could be using oil from Alberta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Of course LIE-berals like Our idiot Boy Justin refuse to consider shutting off the Venezuelan oil supply since he is a hard core socialist nitwit - just like the Venezuelan govt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Our idiot Boy is making choices about oil based on HIS POLITICS rather than on any consideration of what is good for Canada!!!!!!!!!


LIE-beral logic is so twisted and diseased and SELFISH that they cannot explain why it is better to have Venezuelan tankers running up the east coast than it is to have tankers running on the west coast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals are so grossly selfish they cannot explain why they would prefer to buy Venezuelan oil and keep foreigners working- instead of buying Alberta oil that would put Cdns to work and save us a lot of welfare payments and social distress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



And- again- Alberta oil is produced under tighter govt regulations than the foreign version!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Our idiot Boy Justin would prefer to dismiss us all as "RACISTS" just so he will not have to talk about this stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And the idiot Boy is planning to give out HALF A BILLION DOLLARS to Cdn news media "THAT HE TRUSTS" so our news media will not encourage public discussion of this stuff either!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
spilledthebeer
#1430
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Alberta cut its production because they are selling too much oil


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OH HOID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Such vile lies you tell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Alberta WANTS TO SELL OIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Selling oil is about the only thing keeping Alberta from totally COLLAPSING under the debts NDpers have heaped on the place!!!!!!!!!!


What Alberta WANTS IS TO SELL OIL TO CHINA so they can get a BETTER PRICE than what Yankees offer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


China is NO MORE HAPPY buying oil from Russia or from Muslim gangsters than Yankees are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


China knows that money paid to Russians will be made into weapons that will end up being POINTED AT CHINA!!!!!!!!!


But money paid to buy Cdn oil will be PAID INTO CIVIL SERVICE UNION HOG PENSIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Rusia equals weapons and THREATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Canada equals polite and well heeled TOURISTS traveling the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


CHINA KNOWS which side its bread is buttered on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Too bad LIE-berals like Hoid are too stupid to notice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#1431
'Try it, you'll like it': Indigenous relations minister defends much-maligned Bill C-69

Quote:

In a year-end interview with CBC News, Bennett, who counts Bill C-69 as the fulfilment of part of her mandate from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, said the bill is designed to do away with the "residue" of a system introduced by the former Harper government that cut regulatory red tape but paved the way for several court challenges.
"This shouldn't be frightening," Bennett said. "It's better and achieves the certainty proponents need."

Quote:

Bill C-69 creates a new "pre-assessment" phase that will require proponents of a natural resources project to prepare (among other things) an 'Indigenous Engagement and Partnership Plan.' Minus the jargon, that means a report that shows how the company has addressed Indigenous concerns, what it's done to mitigate risks and what sort of financial accommodation might be in play. The government added this layer to get companies to address pressing issues early.

Quote:

The new law also stipulates that, when making a decision on a project, the environment minister must consider any adverse effects that the decision may have on the rights of Indigenous peoples, as recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.
Bill C-69 is one of the last big pieces of legislation the government wants passed before the next election. It's now before the Senate, where it is facing a rough ride from the Conservative opposition.

Quote:

A letter-writing campaign, directed by Rick Peterson, a failed Conservative leadership candidate and an Edmonton-based investment banker, has generated tens of thousands of letters to senators demanding they overhaul the bill or kill it outright.
"Bill C-69 is so terrible ... it would be the hammer that drives the nail in the coffin of resource sector investment in Canada," Peterson said in an interview with CBC News.
"This bill would choke off investment in Canada's resource sector by imposing environmental and review standards that are clearly focused on a green agenda rather than on responsible resource development. We're not going to stand by and let that happen to our economy and our resource sector families."

A long article here are the highlights
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
-1
#1432



Not all yellow vests are the same. In France, the yellow vests represent a popular movement interested in improving the lives of citizens by addressing systemic inequality and austerity that's grown out of control.

https://www.reddit.com/r/neoliberal/...by_the_yellow/

Canada's yellow vests are not cut from the same cloth at all, even though they are borrowing the French movement's symbol, and serve as a convenient marketing opportunity for climate denial and racism.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/yellow-vest-protest-different-france-1.4950839

In fact, it turns out that Canada's yellow vests are just a rebranded coalition of populist right-wing groups, far-right anti-immigrant groups, and white nationalists. You know, the exact same people who CSIS and the FBI identify as our biggest domestic terror threat.

https://ricochet.media/en/2461/yellow-vests-canada-the-far-right-go-high-visibility
 
coldstream
+1
#1433
There are actually plenty of Marine La Pen's Rassemblement National in those yellow vests in Paris. The common thread of the protesters is their opposition to Emmanuel Macron's desperate attempts to save the EU.. the Paris Accord.. and Global Free Trade, at the expense of France's economy. It's all falling apart. Macron's public approval has collapsed to 29%. The Yellow Vests will work out their differences after their prime goal of ousting Macron is realized.
 
Hoid
#1434
Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

. The Yellow Vests will work out their differences after their prime goal of ousting Macron is realized.

Reminds me of Brexit where the Brits would work out the details after the vote.

Or how Trump would work out the details of building the Wall after the election.


Chaos ensues.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#1435
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Chaos ensues.

You say that as if it were a bad thing.
 
Hoid
#1436
I suppose when you are in the camp that says everything is ruined and the world would be better off blown up then chaos is to your liking.

If you are in the camp that says the world and the people in it are worth saving them you want to see things run smoothly.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#1437
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

I suppose when you are in the camp that says everything is ruined and the world would be better off blown up then chaos is to your liking.

If you are in the camp that says the world and the people in it are worth saving them you want to see things run smoothly.

Out of chaos comes order.
 
DaSleeper
#1438
Just for you Cliffy
enjoy
It's from Fakebook using explorer




Last edited by DaSleeper; Dec 22nd, 2018 at 06:10 PM..
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#1439
Hundreds of trucks roll through Alberta, Sask. with pro-pipeline convoys

Quote:

Convoys of trucks rolled slowly through Alberta and Saskatchewan on Saturday as demonstrations in support of Canada's ailing oil and gas sector continue.
Police in Medicine Hat, Alta., estimate that 650 vehicles took part in a convoy that began on the Trans-Canada Highway east of the city and continued west to weigh scales before turning around and dispersing.
A similar event in Estevan, Sask., brought around 450 trucks, according to a police estimate.
Truck convoys began last weekend in Alberta. One event on Wednesday brought more than a thousand vehicles to Nisku, south of Edmonton.
Jerry Sabine, an organizer of the convoy in Medicine Hat, says trucks were driving slowly to show people "the frustration of how slow the oilfields are."
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe tweeted his support for the event in Estevan, saying people across Western Canada are fed up with what he called the Trudeau government's indifference toward the energy sector.
"What a strong message sent today from the truck rally in Estevan," Moe said. "Your SK government stands with you in support of this critical industry."
Other recent rallies, including a large one in Calgary on Monday, have targeted federal actions that critics say will make building pipelines more difficult. They include Bill C-69 to revamp the National Energy Board and Bill C-48 which would ban oil tanker traffic on British Columbia's northern coast.
Supporters of Saturday's convoys lined the streets in both cities. Most of the signs they held had messages calling for pipeline construction, an end to carbon taxes and the defeat of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
A few of the signs also expressed opposition to the United Nations.
Jay Riedel, an organizer of the Estevan convoy, said concern over Canada signing the United Nations migration pact is part of the protest, noting he believed the pact surrenders Canada's immigration policy to outside powers.
"We definitely need immigrants coming into Canada but we also need to get jobs going for us and them," Riedel said.
"If we don't have jobs for these people to have, then our whole social system is going to fail."
Police in Medicine Hat and Estevan commended the conduct of the convoy drivers.
"Appreciate the public's patience during the truck convoy protest. Also appreciate the professionalism of those involved," said a tweet from the Estevan police that was attributed to Chief Paul Ladouceur.
More convoys are planned, including one that will travel to Ottawa in February. Sabine said some of the trucks involved in the Medicine Hat convoy travelled from across the province to support the event.
"We just put the word out a couple, three days ago, and it really snowballed on us," Sabine said.

UN agreement, delayed pipelines protested at yellow vest rallies across Alberta
 
MHz
#1440
That is as impressive as our 'Arab Spring' moment, it was too short to be classified as 'a movement'.