If The Oil Industry Was In Quebec, Trudeau Would Have Already Approved 50 Pipelines And Bailed The Industry Out 10 Times Over

Money taken from Albertan wealth generated by the oil industry helps fund generous social programs in Quebec, yet the Trudeau government has no trouble bailing out Bombardier while putting their boot on the throat of Alberta energy.

As we’ve seen before, every time Bombardier runs into a bit of trouble, the Trudeau government bends over backwards to throw taxpayer money out the door and into Bombardier’s hands as fast as possible.

The Trudeau government – and previous Canadian governments – were also happy to approve of a so-called ‘equalization’ formula which takes billions of dollars away from Albertans and gives it to Quebec, allowing Quebec to finance extremely generous social programs.

Yet, now that the Alberta energy industry is facing a severe crisis – with the Western Canadian Select price gap reaching historically bad levels – Trudeau is not only refusing to take action, but he’s making things far worse.

If people think things are bad now, then we can only imagine what will happen when Trudeau’s Bill C-69 takes effect. The legislation will make pipeline approvals even more difficult than they are now (AKA nearly impossible), and will drive even more investment out of the Canadian oil sector.

What makes this so insulting to Alberta, and Western Canada, is that we know Trudeau’s response would have been totally different if the oil industry was heavily concentrated in Quebec.

If Quebec was facing a crisis in such a key industry, Trudeau would have approved 50 pipelines, and bailed the sector out at least 10 times. We know it’s true.

This isn’t some sort of attack on Quebec. A real government would be willing to stand up for all core Canadian industries, which includes the Alberta oil sector, the Ontario auto sector, and the Quebec aerospace sector. I have no trouble with the government helping to protect jobs in those sectors – on the essential condition that they are helping them all, not just some.

But what Trudeau is doing is risking national unity and tearing the country apart, because he’s supporting one sector – Quebec aerospace – while weakening another – Alberta oil.

It’s divisive, and it’s a total failure of leadership, and Albertans – and all Canadians – deserve far better.

Spencer Fernando

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Don Taylor

Turdeau and his Liberal govt. the true enemy of Canada

Jen
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Did you see Martha Hall Finley on power and politics with Don Martin this afternoon?
Spencer, get that tape to show that she is against Bill C -69.

Ben Eby
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Ben Eby

Are Eastern Canadians really aware of what The Trudeau political thugs are doing to the Alberta oil industry? I’m talking about an industry Trudeau is trying to kill, as the rest of the world clamors for raw and refined petroleum products. This is insanity and its stupidity Canada, oil is a major contributor to the Canadian economy…. Alberta alone contributes $20,000,000,000.00 each year to the Canadian EQUALIZATION payment program. So why is the Trudeau cabal trying his best to destroy the production of this valuable resource?

Ron Shaw
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Withhold all tax moneys including gst , income taxs ,all federal government monies transferred until the pipe line is up and running , let’s vote democratically on this simple motion

shawn harris
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shawn harris

Everyone must remember and not forget that Justin Trudeau is only trying to complete the vision his father Pierre Trudeau had, and that was to transform Canada into a communist country. Or as it is today, soon to be just another Venezuela. A Canada where Trudeau is never out of office and can do whatever he likes. But to do just that, he first has to destroy our national economy to make the citizens fully dependent upon the government for everything in their lives. The oil industry is the foundation of our national economy and it also just happens to… Read more »

Alexander S. Romanchuk
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Alexander S. Romanchuk

As a WELFARE NATION Canada began its downward plunge to DIVISION starting in about 1968 and it is more divided than ever. It will NEVER become a united nation, NEVER! Trudeau and Morneau will simply reach out of their H of C windows and pluck the money from the MONEY TREE and bailout Bombardier and any other recipient wanting a freebie. All this while Quebec sucks the resource wealth from Alberta and spews millions of gallons of raw, untreated sewage into the St. Lawrence. Nothing but sheer insanity and stupidity. And Scheer remains SILENT while the country suffers unendurable pain!

NancyW
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NancyW

Sheer has not remained silent he has said alot, about this huge problem for Canada but our hate Canada U.N. run Lieberal media rarely prints anything on the Conservatives unless to demean them.

Gary Hudson
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Gary Hudson

Alberta is a colony of Quebec and Ontario. Alberta sends money to central Canada, with meaningless voting power. The United States was in the same situation in the 1770s and revolted in 1776 against Britain to form their own country. This allowed them to elect politicians whose interests were to Americans, not Britain. This was a huge success. Alberta needs to pull out of Canada and govern with our interests in mind.

AJN
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AJN

If there is another liberal government in Ottawa in October 2019 it will be time for Alberta to start the separation process from the Canadian federation because the Canadian federation is not working for Alberta and western Canada and it hasn’t been for decades! We are nothing more than the proverbial cash cow, money train and ATM for Ottawa and the rest of Canada and all we are getting back are kicks in the teeth and knives in our backs! It’s time to cut the federation ties and move on.

Brian Dougan
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Destroy the Alberta energy industry–everyone suffers. But–addressing one of Spencer’s main points–Alberta oil cash funds the Quebec gravy train. The cash will stop flowing; along with the oil.

doug
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doug

It’s not rocket science to see & understand the trudy libs hate Alberta & the oil industry. The east has never cared for the west except when it comes time to receive equalization which much of it comes from the west.