A few days ago, I said, regarding both energy and environmental/clime change policies, that: “The very clear and obvious better choice is to build pipelines so that all Canadians can use Canadian oil, gas and natural gas, to fuel their cars and heat their homes rather than having tankers bring Arab and Iranian oil into our Atlantic Coast and St Lawrence River ports, damaging the environment and marine habitat as they do and so that (relatively) clean and certainly much more ethical Canadian oil and natural gas can go to world markets, reducing the need to burn coal. That’s a global solution to a global problem.” I very specifically blamed Justin Trudeau, himself, for being both anti-pipeline and, unpardonably in someone who claims to be a Canadian national leader, anti-Alberta, too. I think Prime Minister Trudeau is an arrogant, ignorant, parochial little man.
Back in mid-July, I asked you to take two minutes and watch a short video from a group called Oil Sands Action.
Now I’m going to ask you to take another two minutes and watch another short video, this one from a group called:
Canadian for Canada’s Future, have it exactly right when they say “We’re tired of our natural resources being sold to American customers at bargain prices. And it sickens us to see our strong and free nation buying oil from countries that violate every value Canadians hold dear.” Every thinking Canadian, from Langara Island, BC to Bonavista, NL should feel the same. “Global energy needs are increasing every year,” the video narrator says, very truthfully, and “the world needs Canadian energy; it needs THE most responsibly sourced and safely delivered energy in the world.” The video also says, also truthfully, that Canadian energy “drives our economy as much as it drives your cars.“
There are people ~ and there are many of them, led, publicly, by Justin Trudeau and Catherine Mckenna ~ who actively recruit anti-pipeline activists to be Liberal candidates in Québec even as they promise to build a pipeline, eventually, maybe, and who want to “landlock” Canadian oil and gas, are aiming to do serious damage to Canada’s economy even as, concomitantly, they aim to help maintain coal-burning power plants in China and India. Those people ~ and if you are going to vote Green or Liberal or NDP in October then you are one of them ~ want to weaken Canada in the world; they want to enrich and strengthen America, Russia and Saudi Arabia at Canada’s expense. They want to defund the social safety net upon which millions of Canadians have come to depend. There are names for people like that …
Canada needs a sensible energy policy that serves our national interests and, simultaneously, helps the world to fight against climate change by offering Canadians and the world the benefits of “THE most responsibly sourced and safely delivered energy in the world.” To get than sensible policy Canada needs a new, Conservative, government in October.