How Canadian and American politic is intertwined.

Here is a detailed youtube link that is nothing short of excellent.

The Mitt Romney mentioned at one point in it is financed by Millions of dollars donated from the LDS (Mormon) church.  Hence, the connection to the LDS to the Conservative/Republican movement in Canada.

This video details the policies of the US Republican policies and thrust that is so apparent in Watching Ford and the Quebec Conservative Governments.

Although it is about the US specifically you will see clearly in it the Conservative policy as pushed by the LDS church.

This site has over 6000 watches.  It is a discussion on her book

“Democracy in Chains” also on the best sellers list.

A new threat to Canada by the Conservatives.

The Conservatives were elected in PQ because Bell Media blocked negative comments about the Conservatives on all the press in that province.  The Bell Media controls the printed press over most of Canada thanks to Stephen Harper.  Likewise #New Brunswick, @New Foundland and @Labrador.

Busted on their intent to rewrite the Constitution if they get 6 provinces, they are running out the items of change that will be popular to the Red Neck, uneducated part of our society.  iPolitic covers most of these.

The New Conservative Government in Quebec, can’t be seen as curbing French bilingualism in  Canada.  So, he has done the next best thing, saying French should be compulsory on all immigration into Canada.

This will further isolate PQ and foster lament throughout Canada!

Ford in Ontario is trashing the French language support,  something that will play well to the red neck of our population most of which are located in Southern Alberta in the LDS realm.

Another thing they have identified they want to do away with (High on the Republican wish list) is our system of transfer payments.  PQ Conservatives have said they want to wean PQ off of it, which will play well for the uneducated throughout our country.

The Wild Rose Party initiated itself in the Province by alluding to a large fund in Alberta that was transferred to Ottawa every year.  There are no such things.  The transfer payments are funded out of the Federal Tax portion of our present taxes and, Alberta has collected from this fund from conception until 1953. It wasn’t called transfer payments, something the WRP took advantage of.

And, don’t forget all this turmoil and attempts to take over Canada’s resource, leaving the people behind, is in the camp of the LDS (Mormon)church, the authors, in southern Alberta.

And, have more money than most countries while supporting the Republican and Conservative parties.

The Americans have us boxed in! TIME FOR GLOVES OFF!

The short version:

The US is self-sufficient in oil. It doesn’t need Canada’s oil and more importantly, it does not want Canada shipping into what they consider their marketplace with what they again consider their product.  Meanwhile, we allow them to take our bottom priced oil and ship it onward through their refineries.

On the supply end, they have changed the price structure to a starvation price.  Better the oil be left in the ground.  On the West Coast where we need to get to tidewater shipping, US organizations are financing the environmental groups and have the full support of the Republican northern chapter, the Conservative Party. Add to this 530,000 bbls a day out of Valdez Alaska which environmentalists are okay with.

I will suggest we change our national anthem back to “Our true land, strong and free” away from the Americanized “Our true north, strong and free.”

The Mechanics:

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a far corner of North Dakota, just a few hundred miles from the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, 84,000 barrels of crude oil per day recently began flowing through a new line that connects the state’s sprawling oilfields to an oil hub in Wyoming.
In West Texas, engineers activated a new pipeline that cuts diagonally across the state to deliver crude from the oil-rich Permian Basin to refineries near Houston. And in a string of towns in Kansas, Iowa and South Dakota, local government officials are scrutinizing the path of pipeline extensions that would pass nearby.
While the Keystone project awaits a final decision, scenes like these are unfolding almost every week in lesser-known developments that have quietly added more than 11,600 miles of pipeline to the nation’s domestic oil network.
Overall, the network has increased by almost a quarter in the last decade. And the work dwarfs Keystone. About 3.3 million barrels per day of capacity have been added since 2012 alone — five times more oil than the Canada-to-Texas Keystone line could carry if it’s ever built.

The pipeline build-out provides a little-noticed counterpoint to the fierce political battle being waged over the 1,179-mile TransCanada project, which is still in limbo seven years after it was proposed. During the long wait for Keystone, the petroleum industry has pushed relentlessly everywhere else to get oil to market more efficiently, and its adversaries have been unable to stop other major pipelines.
“There’s been a lot of growth — we’re really positive on it in general,” said Rob DeSai, an equity analyst with Edward Jones who focuses on the energy industry. “The oil that’s being produced in the U.S., in many cases, it’s basically in the middle of nowhere. You need new infrastructure to get that oil to market.”
Environmental groups have fought Keystone by citing the risk of leaks and the climate-change consequences of fossil fuels. They hope to make cleaner energy options more appealing. Their success has inspired local protest groups to challenge more projects.
But those efforts, while slowing a few pipelines, have not stopped any because the regulatory path is smoother when a pipeline does not cross an international border, as Keystone would.

But those efforts, while slowing a few pipelines, have not stopped any because the regulatory path is smoother when a pipeline does not cross an international border, as Keystone would.
In Minnesota, local opponents succeeded last year in getting state regulators to consider rerouting a 616-mile pipeline proposed by Toronto-based Enbridge around pristine lakes and forests, delaying it for at least a year.
More typical, though, was an Enbridge project to double the capacity of a 285-mile stretch of pipeline in Michigan. Groups like the Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands fought the proposal, citing a spill in 2010 that caused serious environmental damage. But the Michigan Public Service Commission ruled the project acceptable, and the expansion went ahead.
In Texas, Magellan’s BridgeTex Pipeline, designed to take up to 300,000 barrels of crude per day from Colorado City to refineries in Houston, was recently completed over landowners’ protests about its path. Local officials cleared the way for the company to use the state’s eminent domain law to condemn land for the pipeline. It came online last year.

Some environmentalists acknowledge that changing a pipeline’s route often may be the best they can hope for.
“I’m telling people I don’t think it’s going to stop,” said Paul Stolen, a retired state biologist who has been working with groups opposing the Enbridge project in Minnesota. “I think it’s going to escalate and get bigger.”
In most states, opponents have to prove a project does not serve the public interest or poses a clear environmental threat.

In states that depend on energy jobs, regulators tend to be receptive to the industry. Supporters also argue that transporting oil by pipeline is safer than by train, noting recent accidents and spills.
Since 2012, more than 50 pipeline projects have been approved, completed or are under development, including the just finished 600-mile Enbridge Flanagan South line, which runs through four states.
The recent surge in oil production, from roughly 5 million barrels a day in 2008 to 8.9 million barrels in 2014, has pushed new webs of pipe across regions that until recently had few. Dozens of new lines ranging up to 700 miles connect drill sites in the Upper Midwest to refineries in the region or to hubs in Oklahoma and along the Gulf Coast.
Even TransCanada has been busy. The company unveiled a 200-mile, $600 million proposals late last month that would carry oil from North Dakota’s Bakken field north to Canada and connect to other lines that can take it to the East Coast.
“When Keystone was first announced, I think that was something like a third of (TransCanada’s) expected budget,” said DeSai, the Edward Jones analyst. “TransCanada now has had so many projects that now Keystone’s a much smaller percentage.”
President Barack Obama has said his decision on Keystone, which would take Canadian tar sands oil to Gulf Coast refineries, would depend in part on its possible contribution to global warming. He is awaiting a State Department report on its environmental impact.
But the State Department does not review pipelines that are entirely inside the United States, which is the vast majority of them.
Pipeline companies also soften resistance by paying landowners for access and by assuming all liability for leaks. But some opponents say they believe that the new resistance inspired by Keystone will eventually raise more public concern about oil shipments.
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The pipeline conundrum.

The US runs (I think), 7 different bulk oil storage facilities across the US.   Cushing Ill. is the largest of these and draws of ships in the Gulf as well as inland pipelines.  Obama took bold strides in securing the US supply by building over 12,000 miles of new pipeline to hook these storage facilities together. Cushing can now draw off the other facilities like North Dakota, for supply. This takes a huge pressure off the supply and demand scenario visited for so many years. This also gives the reason why the US wants to keep the oil on rail.  After cars are in the US the oil companies can re-route them any place they want.

While this is going on the US is building more pipelines into Mexico to move more natural gas, condensate and crude.

They can tweak supply while they play market magic. Obama cut off Saudi Arabia from the Gulf states opening the refineries to Mexico. Trump mitigated this.

Condensate out of the Balkan presented a problem. It is high in the condensate.  The Condensate is used to make Airplane gas and Car Gas and to blend P50 and so on. It cannot be re-injected as this simply thins out the crude and adds costs to refining as the condensate is put through several times. Condensate is actually a surplus to the refinery action which is designed to make heating and fuel oil. Not every refinery produces gasoline (condensate)

The export of Condensate from the US was illegal by US law. So, Trump opened up the export of Condensate to Mexico for the first time in US history! Now Mexico can produce all the gasoline blends and diesel blends and will enter into export agreements for the same, something Canada can’t do because of the US protestors active in Canada.   I’m pretty sure there will be no resolution in the Eastern pipelines any time soon and I am just as certain a harsher stand will have to be taken against the protesters who don’t really know what they are protesting against, or for.

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Lawyers, go to work!

Our Democracy in these technical times rests on a vibrant and open news media. Stephen Harper removed that from us!  This is why the Conservatives and right-wing Governments took office in New Brunswick and Quebec.  We should be able to set aside these elections and have fair contests. Lawyers have no spare time!

Harper installed Bell Media into Canada.  This company would assume control over our IP providers (costs for services will escalate now) and involved themselves in the mainline printed media in much the same way.   They used this position to block posts critical of the Conservatives allowing an unfair if not illegal votes to take place in eastern Canada.

The Conservatives are after 6 provinces in which case they will be in a position to rewrite our constitution! Their goal is to permanently set Canada as the hewer of wood and the hauler of water.  Any advancements will go to the US Republican body.

All this is being propelled by the LDS (Mormon) Church of Southern Alberta who has spun off The Wild Rose Party, the Alliance party and the Alberta


The Conservative Party of Canada was annexed by the US Republican party in 1908. They used the LDS (Mormon) church in southern Alberta as their vehicle.

John Diefenbaker gave the Avro Aero to the US then, had the prototype destroyed costing some 47,000 jobs in Canada, mostly in Ontario. This was the only supersonic fighter platform in the world!  Diefenbaker made sure Canada would never again have an aircraft industry.  He was a Traitor!

Harper and Kenny were thrown out of every trade negotiation they entered into.  No one could be that unlucky!  They were there to throw the advantage to the US!  Making sure, Canada remained subservient.

Harper, sold the Wheat Marketing Board to a private company to fill one of the demands of the US Republicans even though, the dairy farmers in the US were making their own marketing boards to control over production.

All this time, the Conservatives have known the ramifications of climate change and used this knowledge as a divisionary tactic to steal our country from us.

This travesty has gone on long enough!




How low Cons sunk for Control..

Stephen Harper said before he was elected, “I will change Canada so you won’t even recognize it”  And so he did.

He invited the Bell media company whom we all think we know, into Canda in a leadership role.  Bell media now has oversight on this country’s IP providers, if not outright ownership.

The Conservatives, using climate change as a divisionary tactic hope to get 6 provinces in this country.  That will give them the platform from which they can re-write the constitution.  And, you won’t like that!

Meanwhile, Bell media involved in printed press now runs articles with Scheer outright lies and makes sure there is no room for comments allowing his BS to fly rather than have it buried as the misinformation he puts out.  And, in some cases refuses membership and subscriber fees or simply blocks some posters (myself included).

With Canda’s mainstream communication in direct control of the Conservatives and the US Republicans, I say it is time for the Feds to examine the rules surrounding foreign ownership and open further the influence of the CRTC to set parameters on activities of the printed press, assuring they are open.   With the advent of the computer and mass media at this level, it is not enough that we accept financial papers as being right wing and miscellaneous papers as being left wing.

Better we do away with the labels and put in rules that assure all print papers and online renditions of same are open, not partisan.

The odds against Canadian Independence

Another legacy of Stephen Harper. Perhaps you recall him saying “I will change Canada in such a way you will not recognize it!”

He ushered in Bell Media which was his greatest success. Since that time Bell Media has taken over most of the IP providers in Canada plus moved onto the print providers like Post Media.

The US Republicans have taken control of our news media, again, thanks to Stephen Harper.   They can edit, prohibit or promote at their own will.

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Larger defecit predicted for the future

A few things to remember before Scheer starts his outrage BS!

The worst of these was Mulroney who came very close o bankrupting the country leaving the Liberals who followed with only the choice of draconian measures to set us on a business path again.

The rest of the world is doing the same thing. With the Trump guy killing world trade at every opportunity being supported by Putin of all people and the continued efforts to recover from the recession just past and pushed by the necessary expense of climate change we are on a good path, even great

The Conservative Convention and Max Bernier – a charade!

The Conservative Convention and Max Bernier

This whole convention and sideshow is a Conservative charade! It is across the net the Conservatives/Republicans will do away with the Marketing Board on Dairy which heavily affects PQ. Max Bernier has said he, unlike the other guys, would do away with all the marketing boards thus implying the Conservatives will not do away with them. It is addressing their lack of support for PQ. And speaking of the PQ will mention the article on iPolitic about the Liberal Premier of NB complaining about Jason Kenny’s campaign with the Con candidate locally. The Liberal Premier should make it very public, Jason Kenny had a Trump campaigner elected to the Alberta Legislature!

On the marketing board we need it!  It is a tariff on imports of dairy from the US. If we did not have that in place and allowed US dairy into Canada unchallenged, we would lose our EU trade agreement which, is what the Cons and Trump want. Harper got kicked out of all the EU and Asian trade talks, which was either by design or incompetence.  No one could be that unlucky!

The  US has no controls on the use of Antibiotics and Growth hormone in their animals.  Ingesting their milk or their meats could make a person immune to the effects  our perscribed medications may offer us.  It is a health issue!

Why would Trump be worked up over the Canadian market on dairy which is smaller than any of his states except perhaps Alaska?
He does not want any oppositon by Canada at any trade agreement!

It is part of his attack on institutions in general.

More great reading at a one stop for active up date news feeds.

Trump Canada and the Saudi

Trump continually complains about the high tariff Canada charges on Dairy.  The fix was out of reach for him during the NAFTA dealings!  These same Tariffs protect Canadians from US product, loaded with antibiotics and growth hormones with little or no regulation.  Why would Trump worry about a market that is as tiny as Quebec’s?

The short answer is, he is not.  He is trying to bump Canada off the EU trade agreement!  Brussels held hard and fast for controls on these items.  If we let the US ship into Canada, we will lose our EU agreement.

The charade:

  1. Trump visits the Saudi.
  2. The Saudi says it wants to develop Nuclear weapons.
  3. Trump supports them in this effort
  4. The Saudi jump all over Canada on all levels.
  5. Trump has put pressure on the NAFTA  negotiations.  But, the real reason remains he wants the Conservatives to form the next Government and do away with our win in the EU.
  1. And, regardless of the new embassy in Israel, this would not go unchallenged by Israel if there were substance in it.