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  • Isn't it great that the oil from Canada will now be moved by trains and trucks?

    01/23/2021 9:50:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/23/2021 | Jack Hellner
    Now that the Keystone XL pipeline is cancelled by President Joe Biden, the world is supposedly greener. Really? Fact is, it's the opposite. Instead of getting more environmentally friendly, the carbon footprint from that oil will be increased substantially because it will be shipped by truck and trains above ground, instead of through underground pipe. It is also much less safe and efficient: Shipping by trucks and trains means more accidents -- and an increased human cost. What sheer brilliance! I thought all of Biden’s decisions were going to be based on facts and science. I read the other day...
  • Canadian prime minister Trudeau says he will convey 'concern' about Keystone XL massive job losses to Biden after revocation of construction permits

    01/22/2021 5:55:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/22/2021 | Carly Roman
    After expressing disappointment with President Biden's decision to revoke permits allowing the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he will take his gripes to the new commander in chief himself. Trudeau expressed his intention to reporters in Ottawa on Friday afternoon. “I will express my concern for jobs and livelihoods in Canada, particularly in the West, directly in my conversation with President Biden,” he said. The Canadian prime minister also alluded to areas of common interest between himself and Biden. “We are much more aligned on values, on focus, on work that needs...
  • Donald Trump Jr. exposes the real reason Biden is blocking Keystone XL: This has nothing to do with the environment or even politics. It's all about the Benjamins.

    01/22/2021 8:32:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 01/22/2021 | Lorie Wimble
    Even before Joe Biden was inaugurated as president, he and his team were calling for an end to the Keystone Pipeline. The fourth leg of the energy project, Keystone XL, has been delayed, then resumed, and now delayed again by three presidents since 2015.It attracted opposition from environmentalists, becoming a symbol of the battle over climate change and fossil fuels. At least that’s the story we’ve been hearing from mainstream media, environmental groups, and the Biden administration. But Donald Trump Jr. has a different, more lucid take on what’s been happening.Also worth noting it doesn’t end oil transportation it just...
  • Kenney calls Biden’s Keystone XL decision a ‘gut punch,’ wants Trudeau to consider economic sanctions

    01/21/2021 12:01:28 PM PST · by blueplum · 63 replies
    CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government is “deeply disturbed” by U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision to kill the Keystone XL pipeline expansion project. Kenney said the move was a “gut punch for the Canadian and Alberta economies” and that the new U.S. administration should have consulted Canada before taking the decision. “...Let’s be clear about what happened today. The leader of our closet ally retroactively vetoed approval for a pipeline that already exists, and which is co-owned by a Canadian government, directly attacking by far the largest part of the Canada-U.S. trade relationship, which is...
  • TC Energy to cut 1,000 construction jobs, halt Keystone XL work

    01/21/2021 8:40:17 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/21/21 | Rod Nickel, Vicki Volcovici
    TC Energy Corp will eliminate more than 1,000 construction jobs in coming weeks and halt work on the Keystone XL oil pipeline after U.S. President Joe Biden revoked the project’s presidential permit, the company said in an email to employees.
  • Politician says pickup trucks glorify 'violence and DOMINION,' questions male truck owners' masculinity — but then gets angry when they question his

    01/20/2021 12:57:24 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/19/21 | SARAH TAYLOR
    'Never expected to have so many people on this website thinking about my penis' A Canadian politician is receiving worldwide attention after he said that "unnecessary trucks" are complicit in the "glorification of violence and domination." POLL: Should the Right embrace Conservatism or Populism to win future elections? He also questioned the masculinity of male truck owners, but was clearly taken aback when social media users came to question his own masculinity following the lengthy rant. What are the details? Mathew Bond, a North Vancouver, Canada, council member shared a photo of a large pickup truck on social media, which...
  • British Columbia billionaire given the green light to sue Twitter over 'Pizzagate' tweets tying him to baseless conspiracy theories involving pedophile rings and Bill and Hillary Clinton

    01/17/2021 7:27:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    CBC ^ | 01/16/2021 | Jason Proctor
    West Vancouver billionaire Frank Giustra has been given the go-ahead to sue Twitter in a B.C. courtroom over the social media giant's publication of a series of tweets tying him to baseless conspiracy theories involving pedophile rings and Bill and Hillary Clinton. In a ruling released Thursday, Justice Elliott Myers found that Giustra's history and presence in British Columbia, combined with the possibility the tweets may have been seen by as many as 500,000 B.C. Twitter users, meant a B.C. court should have jurisdiction over the case. It's a victory not only for Giustra — whose philanthropic activities have earned...
  • Keystone XL Oil Project Pledges Zero Carbon Emissions

    01/17/2021 6:47:02 PM PST · by karpov · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 17, 2020 | Timothy Puko
    WASHINGTON—The Keystone oil pipeline’s developer plans to announce a series of overhauls—including a pledge to use only renewable energy—in a bid to win President-elect Joe Biden’s support for the controversial project. Aides to Mr. Biden have previously said he plans to revoke the permit, and Canada’s CBC News reported late Sunday that Mr. Biden plans to do so in one of his first actions after taking office this week. Mr. Biden’s team declined to discuss that report, but has said his position on the pipeline hasn’t changed. In a bid to save the project, Canada’s TC Energy Corp. is committing...
  • BC Supreme Court allows Twitter to be sued for defamation

    01/17/2021 3:56:03 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | January 17, 2021 | Noah David Alter
    The Supreme Court of British Columbia decided on Thursday that it has jurisdiction take on a case by billionaire philanthropist Frank Giustra against Twitter over defamatory tweets made on the platform which "allege involvement in a supposed conspiracy known as 'pizzagate.'" Giustra, a billionaire businessman living in Vancouver, brought a defamation case against Twitter after being accused of being involved in a pedophilia ring by promoters of the pizzagate conspiracy theory. The theory alleges that a number of high-profile business leaders and politicians, most of whom affiliated with the US Democratic Party, are involved in an elite pedophilia ring. The...
  • Fugitives wanted in Canada for murder, kidnapping found with an arsenal during U.S. traffic stop, police say

    01/16/2021 11:31:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    National Post ^ | Jan 15, 2021 | Adrian Humphreys
    Officers found 67 guns and numerous magazines in four bags in the truck, according to the complaint. One was loaded with live ammunitionWhen a Minnesota State Trooper stopped a pickup truck for speeding on a U.S. highway this week, he not only discovered an arsenal of 67 suspected crime guns inside but two Toronto fugitives — one wanted for murder and the other for the kidnapping of a wealthy Chinese student. Dayne Adrian Sitladeen, 29, and Muzamil Aden Addow, 29, are both wanted for high-profile crimes in Ontario. With lockdown restrictions tightening, these indoor activities could make your day Sitladeen...
  • Release the Wolves: Polis tells commission to hurry and get wolves on the ground ( Colorado )

    01/15/2021 2:26:42 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    The Fence Post ^ | 1/15/2021
    When voters were asked to decide whether to forcibly introduce wolves into Colorado, the result margins were the narrowest on the ballot, with only four counties west of the Continental Divide, the area primarily affected, voting yes. Now, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has urged the Colorado Wildlife Commission to ignore the process prescribed in Prop 114 and get wolves on the ground by the middle of next year. Polis joined the commission meeting Wednesday, Jan. 13 and said he has a strong desire to carry out the will of the voters and introduce wolves to Colorado in a timely fashion....
  • COVID Coverup: Trudeau gov’t helped China hide origins of COVID-19

    01/14/2021 4:57:16 PM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 10 replies
    Rebel News ^ | Keean Bexte
    The story that has been told and generally accepted about the origins of COVID-19 is not true. Where did it come from, and equally important, when did it arrive, are questions that need answering. I have obtained secret military documents distributed from the highest ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces in an attempt to cover up a scandal of global proportions. The document, titled “Potential exposure to 2019 Novel Coronavirus during 7th military world games in October 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei Province China,” was written by Canada’s Surgeon General, A.M.T. Downes, Major General. His position reports to and obeys Trudeau’s...
  • Husband on leash breached Quebec's Covid curfew

    01/12/2021 7:22:08 AM PST · by Kriggerel · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | January 12, 2021 | BBC
    A couple in Canada have been fined for breaking Covid curfew rules after the woman was caught "walking" her husband on a leash, according to local media. The woman reportedly told police that she was just out "walking her dog" near their home in the city of Sherbrooke, in Quebec province. On Saturday the province imposed a nightly curfew between 20:00 and 05:00. Walking a dog close to home is one of the only acceptable reasons to be outside between those times. The pair were spotted by police at around 21:00 on Saturday, just a short while after the new...
  • B.C.'s Site C hydro power boondoggle shows real cost of 'clean' energy

    01/11/2021 8:56:01 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 16 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 01/06/21 | Terence Corcoran
    If you’re looking for an example of green and clean energy policy in action, let’s take a walk around British Columbia’s massive $10-12-billion hydro dam project. Officially described as the “Site C Clean Energy Project” by its developer, B.C. Hydro, the project on the Peace River — some 1,185 kilometres by flying crow north of downtown Vancouver — is unfortunately a little messy and unstable at the moment, so watch your footing, and your wallet. Under foot, according to Premier John Horgan, “there is instability on one of the banks of the river.” Early last year B.C. Hydro identified “structural...
  • Quebec’s COVID-19 curfew is put to the test

    01/10/2021 8:01:46 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 16 replies
    Global News via Youtube ^ | 1/10/2021 | Staff
    Quebec's month-long curfew is now in effect, in an attempt to curb its surge in COVID-19 cases. This makes it the first Canadian province to instate a curfew as a public health measure. But the new rules were immediately met with protests, as well as concerns police are being too heavy-handed with restrictions. Mike Le Couteur reports. ...
  • Outdoor hockey traditions under shadow of climate change

    01/08/2021 4:53:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 8, 2021 | By STEPHEN WHYNO
    KINGMAN, Alberta - Larry Asp grew up playing shinny outside in this tiny rural town he calls home again after 40 years away. Since returning, he also holds the keys to the outdoor “Rink of Dreams” that gives the 90 local residents the chance to skate outside during the keen Canadian winters. Out here on the prairie an hour’s drive southeast of Edmonton, the ice in the former “Lutefisk Capital of Alberta” doesn’t seem to freeze as long as it used to, not like when Asp was a kid. Pond hockey has been a tradition for generations in places like...
  • Canada Offers to Take Illegal Aliens from the U.S.

    12/30/2020 10:07:15 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/30/2020 | Neil Munro
    Canada’s immigration minister is trying to accept U.S.-based illegal migrants who are going to be sent back to their home countries, according to the Washington Post. The minister is now offering Canadian residency to several migrants in U.S. detention centers who face deportation, according to a pro-migration report in the newspaper.
  • Stop Telling People With Disabilities They Might be Better Off Dead

    12/24/2020 5:52:08 PM PST · by xomething · 6 replies
    lifenews ^ | 12/23/2020 | Alex Schadenberg
    The Toronto Star published an excellent article on December 21, 2020 by Lisa Bendall, a disability leader and former editor of Abilities Magazine. Bendall’s article concerns Bill C-7, the bill to expand euthanasia in Canada, and its effect on people with disabilities. Bill C-7 is currently being debated by Canada’s Senate. Bendall explains: Senators are currently deliberating Bill C-7, which would allow assisted suicide for people who aren’t near death. Not all people, mind you; just people who happen to have disabilities. While many of us fear that this bill might steer vulnerable people toward an untimely death, others argue...
  • Canada blocks Chinese takeover of Arctic gold mine citing national security

    12/23/2020 4:26:29 AM PST · by RandFan · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/22/20 11:40 AM EST | BY JOHN BOWDEN
    Canada's government has blocked a Chinese company from acquiring a Toronto-based firm that runs a gold mine in the Arctic due to national security reasons, the company said Tuesday. A statement from Shandong Gold Mining Co., which is owned by the Chinese government, said that a review required by law under Canada's Investment Canada Act had resulted in a decision denying the acquisition of TMAC Resources Inc. "for the purpose of safeguarding national security." Bloomberg reported that TMAC owns the Hope Bay gold mine in Nunavut, a property that would have been part of a $150 million purchase by Shandong....
  • Canada floats idea of North American ban on new gasoline-powered cars

    12/22/2020 9:24:02 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 120 replies ^ | DECEMBER 17, 2020 | By David Ljunggren 2 MIN READ
    Canada wants deeper environmental ties with the United States and one result could be a North American ban on the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks, a senior cabinet member said on Thursday. Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Ottawa and the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden both agreed zero emissions vehicles needed to be deployed faster. Canada will discuss with the United States how to achieve this and also improve the overall performance of the transport sector, which accounts for 26% of Canadian emissions, he said in a phone interview. Talks with Washington could cover “what the...