Trudeau Makes Good on Ethical Energy to Germany

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As Conservatives gather in Quebec City for their first convention with Pierre Poilievre as leader, they’re buoyed by polls showing them with a commanding lead over the Liberal Party of Justin Trudeau.

After eight years of Liberal government, Canadians are smarting from soaring inflation, the high cost of everything and a divisiveness within our nation that’s fuelled by self-appointed activists telling us how to live our lives.
View attachment 19248Fresh from a visit to Beijing, Liberal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault appeared at the doorstep of Quebec City’s convention centre on Friday to crash the Conservative party’s national convention and call leader Pierre Poilievre a climate denier.

“Frankly, it’s very easy to attack Pierre Poilievre on the environment,” Guilbeault said, adding that Poilievre is “someone who claims to be a political leader in 2023 who does not even believe in climate change, who does not believe that we should be doing anything about climate change”.
It is almost impossible to raise any cautionary note on the subject of climate change without being deluged with accusations of Neanderthal obtuseness, perversity and wickedness. The facts remain that it is extremely hard to measure the temperature of the world because of the many thousands of thermometers all over the world’s surface that have to be shaded from the sun and monitored precisely over a long period. It appears that the temperature of the world has increased by approximately one centigrade degree since the late 19th century. This is within estimates of fluctuations in the climate cycle.

The Abacus Data poll found that “rising cost of living” was by far the number one issue for Canadians under 40.

Environment and climate change, a top Millennial issue when the Liberals took office, is now rapidly receding into the background. Just 23 per cent of Millennials named “climate change” as one of their top three political issues — the lowest result among any age demographic.
Everyone is opposed to pollution, but most people are also against imposing heavy and unnecessary increases in the cost of living, especially to people of modest means unable to afford it. Canada’s carbon footprint is less than two per cent (1.6%) of the world’s total and our environmental record is highly competitive.
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We have been swept up in a carnival of faddish agitation for unattainable goals in reduction of carbon emissions in pursuit of an unnecessary objective and at colossal expense and hardship to ourselves. It is a new and formidable illustration of the madness of crowds: a general hysteria that oppresses dissenters and is propagated for the most part by sincere but misguided people.

To return to Steven Guilbeault, last week in an interview with Canadian Press he deliberately misrepresented an unexceptionable statement by the chief executive officer of the large oil company, Suncor Energy, Rich Kruger, as an announcement that “he is basically disengaging from climate change and sustainability, that he is going to focus on short-term profit, it’s all the wrong answers.”

It is also not what he said, but the minister took it as a pretext to justify an artificial cap on oil and gas emissions. He proposes deliberate reductions in oil and gas production, reducing the profits of Canadian energy companies, increasing the cost of gasoline and home heating fuel for Canadians, and replacing artificially depressed Canadian production with costly imports from countries not tormented by such nostrums, some of them politically disreputable despotisms.

The oil and gas industry produces about 10 per cent of Canada’s GDP. We should maximize production and exports and supply our Western oil to Eastern Canada. Canada would perform an inestimable service to the world if it led a revolt against the fetishistic and idolatrous pursuit of an impossible goal based on false climate terror, while zealously protecting our environment.
Since when has climate NOT changed? OMG and he's the environment minister? What an idiot. Apparently, he figures that the climate should be the same everywhere, every day of the year.

Climate changes constantly & no amount of money will change that. But it's actually not about climate at all. It's all about government control in absolutely every facet of your life.
 
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Ron in Regina

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Back in 2015, most of the developed world set 2050 as a goal for converting passenger cars, vans and pickups to all electric. Then in 2019, the Trudeau Liberals tried to outbid the rest of the Western world by self-imposing a 2035 end date for the internal combustion engine.
Liberal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault doubled down recently, insisting there would be no special deals for Alberta or Saskatchewan in federal environmental plans. If the regs ruin those provinces’ economies and cause mass unemployment, so be it.
 
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Not seeing the point. Ammonia is comparatively slow burning. Which might be alright in large slow turning engines, but not for cars.
 

Ron in Regina

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Imagine if we had the last 7 years to have been building infrastructure to get oil and natural gas to both of our coastlines in the National Interest of Canada & the World interest of Ethical Energy instead of shooting ourselves in the foot with WOKE gestures and stupidity? Oh well, better luck next PM.
On Monday, multiple conservative politicians were saying it wasn’t so much the logistical cost of laying down hundreds of kilometres of LNG pipeline, but the “onerous” regulatory procedures of doing so.

“With massive natural gas reserves, Canada can no longer wait on the LNG sidelines, burdened by an onerous regulatory system. Our allies and trading partners need us. We must have more LNG export facilities approved and built,” read a Monday statement by Alberta energy minister Brian Jean.

For the third time in 18 months, a foreign head of government has made a rare visit to Canada with the stated intention of buying billions of dollars in natural gas.

And for the third consecutive time, the official answer from the Trudeau government appears to be “no.”

This time around the visitor was Greece Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who was the first Greek leader to come to Canada in more than 40 years.
Once again, an ally has asked Canada to help them replace Russian energy and, once again, Justin Trudeau has effectively said no.
Mitsotakis follows in the footsteps of the Japanese prime minister and the German chancellor, both of whom returned home without official assurances that Ottawa shared their vision for sourcing bulk quantities of LNG from Canada.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida came to Canada in January, 2023 making no secret of his “high expectations” that Canada would agree to an LNG export agreement.

The previous August, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz had come to Canada with the very specific intention of signalling his nation’s desire for Canadian energy.
It happened Thursday as Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited Ottawa to ask for help securing natural gas and Trudeau gave a public lecture on the need to decarbonize.
A snubbed Germany instead signed a 15-year LNG export deal with the autocratic nation of Qatar…the same Qatar that Houses Hamas & is chin deep in the Iran propaganda campaign
 

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After an energy-hungry Germany was snubbed by Canada, Berlin has instead gone all-in on a gas contract with Qatar, the small, autocratic nation currently hosting the World Cup.
This week, German firms announced a 15-year contract to buy roughly two million tonnes of LNG per year of Qatari natural gas.

The multi-billion-dollar deal comes just three months after German Chancellor Olaf Scholz made a rare official visit to Canada for the explicit goal of securing Canadian sources of liquid natural gas.

“As Germany is moving away from Russian energy at warp speed, Canada is our partner of choice,” Scholz told a Toronto economic conference in August. “We hope that Canadian LNG will play a major role in this.”

Nevertheless, the German leader’s entreaties were met largely with disinterest from the Canadian federal government.

At a joint press conference with Scholz, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said openly that there has “never been a strong business case” for Canadian LNG exports to Europe.

The prime minister then insisted on taking his German counterpart to Stephenville, Newfoundland, the site of a proposed facility to make hydrogen gas from wind power. With any groundbreaking still years away — and with hydrogen still a vanishingly small piece of Germany’s energy mix — the visit didn’t appear to yield any particular German enthusiasm for Canadian hydrogen.

Germany’s contract for Qatari gas begins in 2026, meaning that tankers of Qatari gas will be sailing into German ports until at least 2041.

The scope and longevity of the contract would seem to defy Trudeau government claims that German gas demands were merely a temporary stop-gap that carried no long-term opportunity for Canada.

The Qatari deal comes with a fair amount of political awkwardness for Germany, given that Berlin has been particularly critical of the Gulf State’s poor record on human rights.

Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup has highlighted international attention on the country’s autocratic rule, its rejection of gay and women’s right and a treatment of foreign workers that has often drawn comparisons to slavery.

So…Yeah…more at the link.
 

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This week, the U.S. government announced that they were officially the world’s largest exporter of LNG in 2023. Every single day that year, U.S. ports exported the equivalent of 11.9 billion cubic feet of liquid natural gas. At current prices, that’s about $82 million worth of gas each day.

In that same year, Canada’s LNG exports were the same as they’ve always been: Zero. There are no LNG ports on the Atlantic Coast, and no solid plans to build one. Of two LNG ports under construction in B.C., the first won’t be open until 2025.

As the world clamours for natural gas like never before, the official line out of Ottawa is that Canada is missing out on the windfall entirely due to market conditions. Permits were approved, plans fell through, and the “business case” never materialized. But the example of the United States shows that Canada didn’t just miss the boat on LNG; it may have missed out on one of the largest economic opportunities in its entire history.
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This week, the U.S. government announced that they were officially the world’s largest exporter of LNG in 2023. Every single day that year, U.S. ports exported the equivalent of 11.9 billion cubic feet of liquid natural gas. At current prices, that’s about $82 million worth of gas each day.

In that same year, Canada’s LNG exports were the same as they’ve always been: Zero. There are no LNG ports on the Atlantic Coast, and no solid plans to build one. Of two LNG ports under construction in B.C., the first won’t be open until 2025.

As the world clamours for natural gas like never before, the official line out of Ottawa is that Canada is missing out on the windfall entirely due to market conditions. Permits were approved, plans fell through, and the “business case” never materialized. But the example of the United States shows that Canada didn’t just miss the boat on LNG; it may have missed out on one of the largest economic opportunities in its entire history.
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Eco-disaster. The very same day Canada announced an LNG project so did the US.

Our first is still 18 months from completion
 

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On Monday, multiple conservative politicians were saying it wasn’t so much the logistical cost of laying down hundreds of kilometres of LNG pipeline, but the “onerous” regulatory procedures of doing so.

“With massive natural gas reserves, Canada can no longer wait on the LNG sidelines, burdened by an onerous regulatory system. Our allies and trading partners need us. We must have more LNG export facilities approved and built,” read a Monday statement by Alberta energy minister Brian Jean.

For the third time in 18 months, a foreign head of government has made a rare visit to Canada with the stated intention of buying billions of dollars in natural gas.

And for the third consecutive time, the official answer from the Trudeau government appears to be “no.”

This time around the visitor was Greece Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who was the first Greek leader to come to Canada in more than 40 years.

Mitsotakis follows in the footsteps of the Japanese prime minister and the German chancellor, both of whom returned home without official assurances that Ottawa shared their vision for sourcing bulk quantities of LNG from Canada.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida came to Canada in January, 2023 making no secret of his “high expectations” that Canada would agree to an LNG export agreement.

The previous August, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz had come to Canada with the very specific intention of signalling his nation’s desire for Canadian energy.

A snubbed Germany instead signed a 15-year LNG export deal with the autocratic nation of Qatar…the same Qatar that Houses Hamas & is chin deep in the Iran propaganda campaign
Not sure how turdOWE can do this. Resources are provincial jurisdiction.
 

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This week, the U.S. government announced that they were officially the world’s largest exporter of LNG in 2023. Every single day that year, U.S. ports exported the equivalent of 11.9 billion cubic feet of liquid natural gas. At current prices, that’s about $82 million worth of gas each day.

In that same year, Canada’s LNG exports were the same as they’ve always been: Zero. There are no LNG ports on the Atlantic Coast, and no solid plans to build one. Of two LNG ports under construction in B.C., the first won’t be open until 2025.

As the world clamours for natural gas like never before, the official line out of Ottawa is that Canada is missing out on the windfall entirely due to market conditions. Permits were approved, plans fell through, and the “business case” never materialized. But the example of the United States shows that Canada didn’t just miss the boat on LNG; it may have missed out on one of the largest economic opportunities in its entire history.
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If only Canada had been blessed with natural resources, instead of criminal politicians. The Carbon Scam Tax and GST alone would eliminate the need for personal income tax.
 
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Eco-disaster. The very same day Canada announced an LNG project so did the US.

Our first is still 18 months from completion
Which goes to show the ONLY truth that Trudeau has ever stated was that he "isn't concerned with monetary matters" and it's obvious, he doesn't.
 
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When asked whether Poland would be interested in Canadian LNG, Duda said “of course, yes.” Oh well.

Duda is the latest European leader who has said they’d likely purchase Canadian LNG if it were available; Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis also told Kapelos in an exclusive CTV’s Question Period interview last month that his country would “of course” be interested in the product.

Germany and Japan have also voiced interest in purchasing Canada’s LNG. But in August 2022, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he wasn’t sold on the idea of LNG exports being part of Canada’s long-term plan when it comes to becoming a reliable supplier of clean energy to Europe.
Well, let’s hope the Americans can hook a brother up….re Poland & natural gas.
 

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When Germany came calling, asking to buy Canadian natural gas to replace its Russian supplies, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau refused, despite the global climate and security benefits, as well as revenues for Canadians producers and jobs for Canadian workers. Canada was Germany’s first choice, but given an aversion to freezing in the dark, another choice had to be found when Canada refused to be a helpful ally.

Qatar is not a German ally, but was willing to be helpful.

Thus Europe’s largest economy has agreed to buy Qatari natural gas for 15 years. It will begin to flow to Germany in 2026. Untold billions will flow in the other direction.

And, should the Qataris decide to continue their Hamas patronage, both in theatre and on campus overseas, some of that money will be used for that purpose. It’s possible that, blinded by climate zealotry — much like the Tides Foundation — the Trudeau government could NOT see two steps ahead on the strategic and security implications. But it is likely that the Germans told our government that a Canadian refusal might mean the Qatari option.

It is possible to imagine the Trudeau government delighted by the 50,000 walking in Toronto, leaving their cars behind, perhaps employing shallow breathing to reduce their CO2 emissions. The pro-Hamas screamers seemed to be high CO2 emitters. That might earn them more attention from the federal government.