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“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” ~~ John G. Diefenbaker

Pipeline protestors offer us nothing - they are non-productive parasites - they don’t create wealth or employment - they have nothing to lose

Ottawa offers $1.6B backstop for energy sector as political tensions with Alberta fester.  'We didn't ask for the opportunity to go further into debt,' says Alberta premier
CBC News ~~ Dec 18, 2018

The federal government is promising more than $1.6 billion — most of it in loans — to support the ailing energy sector, but it's unlikely to ease the heightened political tension between Ottawa and Alberta.

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There is no longer any doubt; the current federal government is stark raving mad. Example?  Offering loans to oil patch companies facing bankruptcy is ridiculous.

Export Development Canada helps get Canadian products to world markets, however right now, there is currently no means of getting Canadian oil to world markets. How does this government propose to sell oil it cannot deliver?

Because we lack pipelines to get our oil to tidewater, and to the east cost, we are currently losing over $100 million per day ... $36.5 billion dollars per year.

$1.6 billion in “support”, mostly loans so not real support, is about 4.4% of our annual revenue losses. That does not reflect the billions in investments needed to build refineries and pipelines to get our oil to domestic and foreign markets. 

Our government is deliberately suppressing resource development that dwarfs the auto sector. The impact on every Canadian is enormous as oil and gas development can fuel an economic resurgence that will improve the life of every one of us.

Oil is the primary energy source world-wide. Without energy, nations starve. Where oil and coal are not available, people burn wood or peat or cow dung to heat their homes and cook their food. They will, one way or another, get an oil supply, generate energy and improve their ability to survive.

Pipeline protestors offer us nothing. They are non-productive parasites. They don’t create wealth or employment. They have nothing to lose. How many people at the IPCC, and various protest groups are unemployed, after shutting down our resource development? They have nothing to lose.

Canadians from every corner of this nation have to make it clear to our government that the lunacy is over.  Because all Canadians will benefit from resource development, we will not be driven or governed by unelected protest groups with an agenda that is contrary to our best interests.

Our government tends to grease squeaky wheels. We have to show them what real protest looks like. E-mails, letters, phone calls and texts area good start – they will be followed with peaceful street protests. If our government thinks that the green vest protests in Paris can’t happen here, it is in for a rude awakening.

Alberta and our resource sector need our support. We need our energy sector riding high again and fueling development across Canada. Every province and every person will reap benefits. We need the work and we need to stand proud of caring for ourselves instead of running up bills and debt.

John Feldsted
Political Consultant & Strategist
Winnipeg, Manitoba

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While the majority of wealth being lavished on Quebec ultimately comes from energy producing provinces, those provinces continually hear ... “Non, aucune chance” ... when they try and get their products to market

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