“Even Animals Learn Where Their Sustenance Comes From And They Don’t Bite The Hand That Feeds Them”: Highly-Respected Canadian Entrepreneur Says Federal Government Fueling Western Separation By Making Oil Sands “The Whipping Boy For Everything”

“If this government doesn’t start to realize where its bread is buttered … even animals learn where their sustenance comes from and they don’t bite the hand that feeds them. This government has been biting the hand that feeds it in an inexorable fashion,” says Seymour Schulich.

One of Canada’s most respected and successful entrepreneurs is warning that the federal government is biting the hand that feeds them and risking separatist sentiment in Alberta & Saskatchewan due to their approach to Canada’s energy industry.

Speaking to BNN Bloomberg, Schulich said “If this government doesn’t start to realize where its bread is buttered … even animals learn where their sustenance comes from and they don’t bite the hand that feeds them. This government has been biting the hand that feeds it in an inexorable fashion.”

“I’m sincerely worried if they don’t approve [the Trans Mountain expansion] and start to be more conscious of the energy industry’s place in our country, we’re going to fuel separation in Alberta and Saskatchewan,” added Schulich.

“When you have 50 per cent of the people being polled saying they would consider such a thing … I lived in Quebec in the troubling times and I don’t remember the polls ever getting that high. They might have gotten very close at the end, but during the process, I don’t ever remember them being that high.”

Schulich’s warning must be heeded, as he has a wealth of experience and success to draw upon that informs his view on current events in our nation.

He also pointed out something that is not said nearly enough: Canada’s emissions are a minuscule percentage of global emissions.

“We are 1.5 per cent of the emissions in the world, and the oil sands, which has become the whipping boy for everything, is about one-tenth of that. What are we doing? We’re basically taking an industry that employs 558,000 – it did employ it – and we’ve put up a giant sign [that says] ‘we’re not open for business.’”

You can watch his BNN Bloomberg interview below:

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jim
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jim

No surprise there. Laurentian elites are a bit obtuse.

Frank
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Frank

As an Albertan, I would be thrilled to separate with Sask and become the U.S.A.’s 51st and 52nd states. We would be very prosperous and the rest of Canada can enjoy Trudeau turning them into Venezuela 2.0.

Clive Edwards
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Clive Edwards

Alberta and Saskatchewan independent? Yes. Part of the USA? Most definitely not.

GarletFarlet
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GarletFarlet

I live in Onterrible, and if you guys did that, you can bet your bottom dollar I’d be moving west. Can’t STAND what this guy is doing to Canada

Robert
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Robert

Good for Seymour Schulich. We need more proud Canadians like him to speak up and tell the truth.

NancyW
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NancyW

Can he get through to the LIEberals, this man is great, common sense, we need thoughtful common sense people, but is he still in Canada?

John Trainor
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John Trainor

Western Canada would be a prosperous viable country but it would include BC Pacific ports to be siuccessful….dont think for one second the ndp idiots in Victoria represent the real people of BC….

Shawn Harris
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Shawn Harris

Seymour Schulich speaks a very clear and common sense message, that you don’t kill the goose which has laid the golden egg; the oil industry which has enriched our nation. But, This message will fall on a very close minded ideologically driven PM, who sees every issue from the perspective of oppressor and oppressed and certainly never uses common sense, wisdom of the public or the advice of close advisors. The way Trudeau is governing Canada, it is like watching the 1995 Quebec referendum again and like Chretien, this time we could lose more than just our oil industry, we… Read more »

Allis
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Allis

Trudeau goal is to destroy this country

Ken (Kulak)
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Ken (Kulak)

Separation can’t come soon enough. The Laurentian Elite have shafted the prairie economies one time too many. Time to go.