If The Quebec Government Won’t Allow Pipelines Carrying Alberta Oil, Then They Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Take Alberta Money

Why is Alberta paying money to Quebec, just to have the Quebec government turn around and reject Alberta pipelines?

The news that the Quebec government is getting $1.4 billion more in equalization payments has caused outrage across much of Canada, particularly in Alberta.

Alberta creates much of the money that is taken by the federal government and then given to Quebec, and under the corrupt equalization system Alberta is still paying Quebec’s bills even as Alberta struggles massively during the ongoing oil industry crisis.

That justified anger has been compounded by the fact that Quebec Premier Francois Legault has rejected the idea of resurrecting the Energy East pipeline.

He says there’s no “There is no social acceptability for a pipeline that would pass through Quebec territory.” He also called oil from the West “dirty energy.”

It’s a disgusting level of hypocrisy.

Legault and the Quebec government refuse to let Alberta build a pipeline, and call Alberta’s energy “dirty,” but they’re willing to take billions of dollars from Alberta generated by pipelines and that same so-called “dirty” energy.

So, here’s the real question: If there’s no “social acceptability” for a pipeline going through Quebec, then shouldn’t Alberta be able to say there’s “no social acceptability” for giving Quebec billions of dollars of Albertans money?

Solving this gross hypocrisy is very simple: If Quebec gets to say “no” to pipelines, Alberta gets to say “no” to transfer payments.

Because, if Quebec is allowed to say no but Alberta isn’t, then that means Alberta is being treated as nothing more than an economic servant of Quebec, and no country can remain unified with that kind of horrendous arrangement.

Spencer Fernando

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Ron Shaw
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Start the democratic vote now towards western separation, prolonging it just financially will hurt westerners even more .

Gonzo the Magnificent
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Gonzo the Magnificent

I agree and I am from Ontario. The best thing for Canada would be for the Liberal feds to get very concerned about Alberta and hopefully Saskatchewan. That way, I would believe pipelines would be built and not ignored.
Some one needs to seriously start a separatist party out there and fast, especially if Trudeau gets reelected

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NancyW

I agree Spencer, Alberta needs access to Canada at the very least or why would it remain in Canada?, to pay for Quebec or BC or any other province not working as a country. We should all be working together and helping Alberta, I know Doug Ford agrees with the pipelines and that we should all help since the Feds are not ( not even trust worthy, corrupt U.N. traitors all).

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Ann

Quebec didn’t have a problem accepting billions from Alberta when Alberta was the source of Equalization Payments to them and all the other Provinces. Having a Pipeline in Alberta is what has helped make Quebec Prosperous. Perhaps, now Quebec should return the money to Alberta, as Quebec is the only province that is favoured by Trudope and the Corrupt Liberals, as has been evident in the massive equalization payment that they will be receiving. Quebec has a surplus and is most definitely not suffering financially like Alberta, but Quebec is obviously Blind to how this Corrupt Liberal Government is treating… Read more »

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shawn harris

Quebec is the spoiled child of confederation. Quebec, under the previous provincial Liberal government posted four years of financial surpluses, so why, even during that time did Quebec still get transfer payments?. Especially when those transfer payments are supposed to go those provinces who are considered a have not province, meaning they can’t pay for the basic services each province must provide. Simple plain old vote buying. Canadians must stand up to this outrageous extortion of our tax dollars by Quebec; if Quebec truly can’t stand being part of Canada, then it is time for Canadians to call Quebec’s bluff… Read more »

timeklek
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timeklek

When AB. must Borrow the Dollars to give to QB. & They won’t give us right of way for our oil? Why stay in Canada at all?

Don Taylor
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Don Taylor

Quebec Is as bad as the Liberal Govt,if they are trying to piss the rest of Canada off ,they are going about it the right way,they will be really pissed if Western Canada decides to separate from the East

Jim
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Jim

I live in NS and remember the old fear that if Que. separated, the Maritimes would be isolated geographically from the ROC and be absorbed by the US. By blocking the Energy East pipeline, Que. has effectively separated the Maritimes from Canada economically, while Que. retains all of the perks, i.e., equalization payments, Bombardier bailouts, etc., of remaining in Canada. If Alberta ever separates, I will definitely pack up and move there and if Que. ever separates, I will gladly accept becoming part of the NE US.

Sandra
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Sandra

Well said Spencer.

Brian Dougan
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If I was the premier of Alberta–I’d immediately stop sending welfare money to Quebec. The feds howl and threaten Alberta? Too bad; so sad. Stuff it. Enough of this Canadian nice guy shtick. The feds say bend over; the provinces say “how far?” This has been going on far too long. From Trudope Sr. to his evil spawn…they have had their way with compliant provinces, and a masochistic electorate. C’mon Canada–stop allowing yourself to be slapped around. Drop the nice guy act; this is a fight to the death.

louis Joannette
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louis Joannette

AS HE JUST STARTED HE IS NOT AWARE OF THE BENEFIT OFF THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRIES AND IF HE DO NOT CHANGE HIS MIND WE COULD SEND THE PIPE TO AN USA STATE TO IRVING OIL WITHOUT PROFIT TO QUEBEC OR BY TRAIN AND DEDUCT THE PROFIT AFTERWARD TO QUEBEC FROM PIPELINE TO TRAIN DIFFERENTIAL COST.