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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

Damn right they don’t us to know, because those resource workers, and their spouses and friends, wouldn’t be headed to cash registers with products from these phoney philanthropists / protectors of the environment


Just this morning, a reader to the blog sent an email stating, “Here it is. No comments from our illustrious leaders, as yet.  Would either of you comment on this? Thanks.”

What he was referring to was an article in the Thursday March 14th Financial Post entitled, “NGOs, Talk about ‘collusion’: How foreign-backed anti-oil activists infiltrated Canada’s government

While the article doesn’t really speak to anything new, it does cover, in one succinct article, how foreign nationals have been repeatedly undermining our resource industries --- and chief amongst those leading the charge to identify these non governmental organizations (NGO’s) has been Vivian Kraus.

The article made know that:

... the perpetrators who meddled in Canadian elections have publicly trumpeted their success in devising and executing their plan aimed at helping elect who they wanted.

 ... a group of radical American anti-fossil-fuel NGOs created their “Tar Sands Campaign Strategy 2.1” designed explicitly “to landlock the Canadian oil sands by delaying or blocking the expansion or development of key pipelines.”

... a “raising the negatives” section includes recruiting celebrity spokes-persons such as Leonardo Di Caprio to “lend their brand to opponents of tar sands and generating a high negative media profile for tar sands oil.” 

Oh my goodness ... and along with well known environmental scientist (sarcasm) Leonardo, how can we forget aging phony Canadian folk-rocker Neil Young who lives in Los Angeles ...  amongst a multitude of hidden oil wells -- all producing millions and millions of barrels of oil.

ALL WITHOUT ONE PEEP OF PROTEST!  


Once little more than a blight on the landscape, what’s been called a ‘forest of oil derricks leaching oil’, have not been closed or shut down ... instead they are hidden from view behind false office buildings and towers.

Another story I read indicated that ... despite the termination of one well operating merely meters away from residential housing, other wells continue to extract oil from close proximity to residential areas
Metres away from residential housing ... close proximity to residential areas.  What the hell ... that means areas with families ... young children .... schools ... and likely toxic and contaminated soil.

ALL WITHOUT ONE PEEP OF PROTEST!  

Where is the protests from the Rockefeller Foundation?  The family run organization THAT WAS CREATED FROM the wealth generated from Standard Oil!


Then there’s another US based obstructionist organization – the Tides Foundation.  According to an article in Activist Facts ... Tides does two things better than any other foundation or charity in the U.S. today: it routinely obscures the sources of its tax-exempt millions, and makes it difficult (if not impossible) to discern how the funds are actually being used.

...  “Tides” behaves less like a philanthropy than a money-laundering enterprise. taking money from other foundations and spending it as the donor requires ... this pass-through funding vehicle provides public-relations insulation for the money’s original donors. By using Tides to funnel its capital, a large public charity can indirectly fund a project with which it would prefer not to be directly identified in public.

LET ME REPEAT THAT: By using Tides to funnel its capital, a large public charity can indirectly fund a project with which it would prefer not to be directly identified in public.

Damn right they don’t want the public to know, because many of what they are calling the public, work hard in resource jobs ... in mining ... in oil and gas extraction.  And in Canada, they do it under some of the strictest environmental regulations IN THE WORLD!

Damn right they don’t want the public to know, because those same people, and their spouses and friends, certainly would not be headed to the cash registers with products from these phony philanthropists and so-called protectors of the environment – they’d leave them on the shelves where they belong.

If you care to, you can read more about how big bushiness hides its funding of organizations they would have no desire for the public to know about by CLICKING HERE.

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL CANADIANS RESOURCE COMPANIES HAVE TO CONTEND WITH.

Here in British Columbia we have the GreeNDP government of Premier John Horgan (with Andrew Weaver wagging the tail) saying basically most resource projects will go ahead over their dead body.  And of course, leading the charge, in throwing up roadblocks to development, is the NDP’s Environment and Climate Change Minister George Heyman ... previously the executive director of Sierra Club BC, one of the province’s oldest environmental advocacy and education organizations.
If I was thinking of developing a resource project, Heyman saying that, “The BC government has introduced legislation aimed at making sure decisions affecting the province’s natural resources are science-based, transparent and protect B.C.’s unique environment for future generations”, would bring fear to me and all involved around our planning table.

Especially when backed up with this statement, “The Professional Governance Act will, , modernize and strengthen the roles and expectations of qualified professionals in the province.”

Nothing like striking fear into government professionals, well-learned in their fields – now having to worry about government expectations when making their decision on approving a project or not.

Then of course we have our illustrious Emperor Trudeau The Second, on the throne in Ottawa doing his own to destroy our resource-based part of our economy by cranking up carbon taxes right across the county which are now under attack in court by a number of provinces ... not doing a thing to get urgent pipeline built that would then be able to get our oil and gas to world-markets ... creating impediments And uncertainty that have seen millions and millions of dollars in development money simply vanishing from our economic and go elsewhere ... Bill C-69 which will add yet ANOTHER layer of consultation’s on top of what the National Energy Board (NEB) has already called for ...

AND THEN there’s Bill C-48 ... the oil tanker ban which even the Globe and Mail has called ...  a proposed ban loaded with hypocrisy.

TWO elections of importance are on the horizon ... and will be of vital importance to Canadians, and our economy. 

First up will be the federal election in October.  The NDP, the Greens, and the Liberals all hive policies that will continue the chaos created in putting a plug in our resource economy.  That means ensuring none of those three are able to win or create a coalition.  And while some may question Andrew Scheer’s energy to forcefully drive a vision of a fiscally responsible government that will put safely regulated resource projects back at the top of the list of importance, his Conservative Party must be elected.

We will also see a provincial election in Alberta, where it seems nothing will be able to stop Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party from winning – that too will aid in getting oil and gas moving.

And finally, we’ll have our own provincial election in BC ... and election that will have to see John Horgan’s NDP government defeated.  Time will tell if the BC Conservatives can make enough inroads to win enough seats to perhaps be part of a coalition government with the BC Liberals. 

Regardless of the fact I am a supporter and a member of the BC Conservative Party, I for one think it will take a couple of election cycles to win province wide.  However, winning seats up in the Peace River region ... the Okanagan ... perhaps the Fraser Valley ... and a few other strong areas of support ... they can win an initial block to grow from.  That will also allow them to hold the BC Liberals to being fiscally responsible, and to getting resource development back on track.

The majority of British Columbians ARE IN support of responsible environmentally regulated resource development ... and so are the majority of Canadians.

It’s time to take back control of government, and elect those with some common sense in knowing that the social programs, infrastructure development, schools, hospitals and more that many of us want, can only come from a strong and consistent source of tax revenue.

This likely isn’t anything new to most of you reading this today – but I will remind you that it won’t happen without you stepping up and MAKING IT HAPPEN through your efforts, combined with those of thousand of others.

That’s all today.  I’m Alan Forseth and Kamloops ... and you’re welcome, in fact encouraged, to share your thoughts below in the Comments Section.

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