Canadian Government: Anti-Pipeline Eco-Extremists Sabotaging Railway Lines

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t Breitbart, Fox News; An intense situation in Canada as climate activists, environmentalists and other groups including Antifa appear to be edging towards committing acts of terrorism.

But the conflict has deeper roots, an apparent power struggle between hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en Nation who oppose the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline, and the elected Wet’suwet’en Nation council, who support development and jobs.

Statement by Minister of Transport on unsafe behaviour around railways

From: Transport Canada

Statement

February 17, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada

The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, issued the following statement today:

“As Minister of Transport, I have a duty to ensure that our rail system and its infrastructure are as safe as possible. I take this responsibility very seriously. Our railway companies are also working to make their operations as safe as possible. Consequently, I am very preoccupied by the recent activities in and around rail lines and rail yards across our country.

“Let me be clear:  rail lines and rail yards are dangerous places for people without the proper training. Working in proximity to rail lines and rail cars requires a complete awareness of safety procedures.

“Furthermore, large moving trains confronted with unexpected obstacles on a rail line cannot stop instantly and this presents an extreme hazard to the life of those inside the train and those in front of a moving train.

“Finally, I also want to remind Canadians that tampering with rail lines, rail cars or signalling systems is illegal and extremely dangerous. In addition to putting yourself at risk, you are endangering railway workers and train passengers, as well as in the living communities around them.

“I am calling for all Canadians to respect the Railway Safety Act and be conscious of the danger associated with recent demonstrations.”

Contacts

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Minister of Transport, Ottawa
613-991-0700
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Source: Canadian Government

From Fox News;

Trudeau calls emergency meeting after Canada pipeline protest shuts down railway service for thousands

By Danielle Wallace | Fox News

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau canceled a scheduled trip to the Caribbean Sunday amid harsh backlash over his government’s handling of major blockades on railways across British Columbia and other parts of the country in response to a $5 billion pipeline project. 

Tens of thousands of passengers were forced to cancel their trips on railways across Canada last week as indigenous groups and environmental activists blocked and put up barriers along major track lines across the country. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce called the situation an “emergency” for the country’s economy as blockades on railroad tracks prevent the transport of food, fuel and other consumer goods throughout the country and into the northern United States.

The organized blockades on strategic railway points began Feb. 6 in response to the government’s plan to build a $5 billion Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline that crosses the traditional territory of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation near Houston, British Columbia. The protests at railways came in response to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) raiding camps set up by the Wet’suwet’en Nation at the pipeline construction site. Dozens were arrested in that raid.

“We are here for as long as we can be disruptive,” indigenous land defender Vanessa Gray told CTV News. “We are here in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en land defenders, the hereditary chiefs that oppose the pipeline, with solidarity with everyone who has faced violence from the police arrests and people who are still faced with surveillance from the police. We are here also to shut down Canada.”

Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/world/trudeau-canada-pipeline-protest-railway-train-cancellations-emergency-meeting

From Breitbart;

Canadian Minister Confirms Far-Left Extremists Sabotaging Railway Safety Equipment

CHRIS TOMLINSON 19 Feb 20202723:01

Canadian transport minister Marc Garneau, a member of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, has admitted far-left protesters aligned with a counter-pipeline group have been actively sabotaging railway infrastructure.

Minister Garneau appeared on public broadcaster CBC on Monday to discuss the ongoing crisis which has crippled the Canadian rail system in large parts of the country and confirmed that aspects of the rail system were being tampered with.

“There have also been instances of tampering on the railways… One that concerns me is disabling the signalling that occurs at a road crossing… We accept peaceful protests and demonstrations in this country that are peaceful and lawful, but it is concerning if people aren’t respecting the fact that they injure themselves and other people,” he said.

Garneau also put out a press release warning those who would look to sabotage the rail lines saying: “Finally, I also want to remind Canadians that tampering with rail lines, rail cars or signalling systems is illegal and extremely dangerous. In addition to putting yourself at risk, you are endangering railway workers and train passengers, as well [the] communities around them.”

The two statements largely confirm blog posts made by Antifa far-left extremists on the blog “Northshore Counter-Info” which have both called for and taken credit for several instances of railway sabotage in recent weeks, claiming to be in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation.

Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/02/19/canadian-minister-confirms-far-left-extremists-sabotaging-railway-safety-equipment/

The North Shore blog makes no secret that part of their motivation is climate change.

There was a public call to prepare for a day-long “field trip” and gather at Skeleton Park in Kingston, where speakers connected the dots between indigenous sovereignty, climate change and state violence that have moved so many to action in this moment. The surprise destination was revealed in the park, and most of the crowd decided to board the school bus heading to the bridge. Those who felt uncomfortable or unprepared were treated with respect and encouraged to join a call-in campaign at another location downtown.

Read more: North Shore Protest Blog

OK we get why Antifa are there, but why would the Wet’suwet’en Nation oppose jobs and opportunities for their young people?

The answer is, the Wet’suwet’en Nation’s people actually support the pipeline. Their elected council agreed to support the pipeline, but their hereditary chiefs oppose the pipeline.

Torn loyalties over the future of Wet’suwet’en amid blockade against GasLink

BRENT JANG HOUSTON, B.C.PUBLISHED JANUARY 12, 2020 UPDATED JANUARY 12, 2020 

Russell and Elsie Tiljoe have deep roots in the Wet’suwet’en Nation and worry about the growing divisions between hereditary chiefs who oppose Coastal GasLink’s $6.6-billion pipeline project and elected band councillors who support it.

Mr. Tiljoe, 83, and his 82-year-old wife, Elsie, say on-reserve residents stand to benefit from jobs created by construction of the natural-gas pipeline.

But the Indigenous elders also respect the Wet’suwet’en’s hereditary house groups, which claim authority in northern British Columbia over their traditional territory located outside federal reserves.

The couple, who have been married for 65 years and raised 10 children, feel torn between being loyal to hereditary leaders and backing elected councillors promoting economic development to raise the standard of living on reserves.

“I wish our hereditary house groups could work with the elected officials,” Mr. Tiljoe said during an interview on Saturday. “Some people think that anyone who isn’t 100 per cent behind them is against them.”

Read more: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-torn-loyalties-over-the-future-of-wetsuweten-amid-blockade-against/

What a mess. Traditional tribal chiefs apparently unhappy at the decision of the democratically elected representatives of their people, having what amounts to a family argument. Antifa protestors and other violent far left, climate change and environmental extremists piling in, blocking railway lines, allegedly sabotaging trains, aggravating the situation by adding to the pain and potential carnage.

And presiding over this unstable situation, spineless Prime Minister Trudeau, who wants to embrace environmentalism AND raise revenue from developing Canada’s oil resources.

No country would find 173 billion barrels of oil in the ground and leave them there’ – Justin Trudeau

113 thoughts on “Canadian Government: Anti-Pipeline Eco-Extremists Sabotaging Railway Lines

  1. A correction is needed here, the majority of hereditary chiefs are for the pipeline. Here are the numbers, 5 out of 13. That’s right, only five people have decended Canada into total anarchy.
    Also alot of the funding is from Tides with a good chunk of that money from Rockefeller foundation. Look up Vivian Krause on her expose on funding desrupting Canada’s oil and gas industry.

        • From your article;

          … Now, nine of 13 hereditary house chief positions are filled by men. Four of the positions are vacant. Eight of the nine men have said they oppose Coastal GasLink. One of the house chiefs has taken a neutral position.

          Under hereditary governance, there aren’t any clan chiefs because each of the house groups assume responsibility for their respective territories. John Ridsdale, head chief of Rafters on Beaver House under the Tsayu clan, has become the primary spokesman for a group of house chiefs that has taken the lead in opposing the pipeline.

          Mr. Ridsdale, who goes by the hereditary name Na’Moks, also denies allegations that hereditary leaders wrongly stripped Ms. George and the other two women of their hereditary names.

          “They state that certain names were illegally removed. No, they weren’t,” Mr. Ridsdale said in an interview. “We did it in the feast hall by the house groups and the clans, and had the support of other chiefs.”

          I think based on your article the suggestion the pipeline is opposed by hereditary chiefs is still a fair description of what is happening. Obviously there are nuances, the dubious removal of hereditary chiefs, perhaps because they didn’t go along with the hardline position of those opposed to the pipeline.

          • As you say, it is a very complex situation. This is a result of the 1997 Delgamuukw Supreme Court ruling declaring aboriginal title exists.

            https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/delgamuukw-case

            And it was further complicated by the 1977 Berger Commission report that recommended a 10 year moratorium on the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline (the one that never got built) It recommended also that all native land claims should be settled before any new pipelines were built, especially in remote aboriginal territory. That never happened and here we are today. I can see both sides of the coin, but can’t agree with the lawlessness that is coming of this, especially the peripheral stuff from foreign interests.

            https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/mackenzie-valley-pipeline#BergerCommission

          • Robert Mac

            There are those who inherit and others who inherit. Some systems have lineal descent to first born, second etc like the UK. Others have a better system which is that the best and most appreciated candidate takes the position from among those available in the family. Such a person is most likely to get support from the community.

            In many cultures the traditional leader can be removed if they fall out of favour with the community. It is usually not a European-style “off with his head” type of absolute monarchy.

            It is true a majority of the hereditary chiefs are against the pipeline under the present conditions. Of the elected leaders a majority in favour of it.

            There are alternate routes. It was interesting to hear the interviewer on CBC this morning deflect that topic into the boards. Not allowed. In general they support whatever the Prime Minister is saying, but as the wokiest channel on the air, they have to side with the foreign-paid professional protesters as well. Some decisions are difficult…

      • Do not pay attention to the CBC as it is government funded and blatant left bias. This also goes for the majority of Canada’s media as the Trudeau government is handing out 600 million to deserving media.

        • Yes CBC makes CNN look fair and balanced. All their reporting on the USA is regurgitated CNN material. CBC is nothing but the propaganda arm of the far left. They write glowing articles about the bravery of ANTIFA and not a day goes by when they don’t whine about climate change in yet another scare screed. Plus not a day is complete without an article in the parenting section about the trials of alphabet soup parents (LGBT etc) trying their best to be good parents in spite of the oppression and misery they face at the hands of straight parents. Another daily mantra is how every single thing that goes wrong in the indigenous community is not due to choices individuals make but due to colonialization and intergenerational trauma caused by whites. I have never seen them interview one single successful business or employed person who also carries a treaty card although I personally know many of them. As for Whites, well they are all neonazi far alt right extremists who need to be reeducated. All Muslims only seek peace and Israelis are all bad and all Orthodox Jews are cult members is yet another CBC rule.

      • That’s from the CBC, Canada’s state propaganda network. Can’t believe anything they say. It’s Canada’s CNN.

        • Canadians vote with their feet…..and their remotes, phone apps and mouse clicks.
          The CBC’s ratings are an unmitigated disaster.
          I personally gave up on them years ago.
          The rest of Canadian MSM is not much better.
          For all those not familiar with Canadian media who like far left propaganda on Canada and the world
          including coverage of this story , I highly recommend you watch the taxpayer subsidized CBC.
          But if you want accurate, unbiased reporting, I suggest you look elsewhere.

      • Not complex at all. Most natives know their only path out of poverty is jobs on projects like these. These bands have been having elections for the decade since this project was first proposed, every election won by proponents. Go figure.
        As one elected chief said, he is tired of managing poverty.
        The female “hereditary” chiefs were tossed out by the men and replaced with men who support them, and yes there is a lot of money from American ENGOs sugaring this protest.

        All enabled by a federal government that resembles a bowl of warm jello, with the support of minor parties that think Greta and Extinction rebellion are too flighty

        A lot going on, a lot at stake

    • Thank you nc.

      There is a high probability that the hereditary chiefs who oppose the pipelines were bribed by the Tides Foundation or fellow-travelers. Over $160 million of largely USA money has been used to finance (aka bribe) various groups in Canada to oppose these much-needed pipelines.

      The cost to Alberta and Canada in lost oil revenues is over $120 billion to date – an enormous amount for our small population – there are only ~4 million people in Alberta.

      Many of the so-called “demonstrators” were reportedly paid to demonstrate, and don’t even know the issues that they are opposing. They are simply hired thugs.

      The Alberta government has engaged accountant Steve Allan to investigate this fiasco, and he has hired Deloitte to confirm and extend the excellent work of Vivian Krause to “follow the money”.

      Steve Allan submitted his interim report on the Alberta Public Inquiry of this matter to Minister of Energy Sonya Savage on January 31, 2020.

      One should not be naïve regarding the inaction by the Trudeau government. That inaction is consistent with their true agenda:

      This is the article that Trudeau’s “bought” Canadian press would not print. Trudeau bribed the failing print media with $600 million of taxpayers money to be compliant.

      “THE LIBERALS’ COVERT GREEN PLAN FOR CANADA – POVERTY AND DICTATORSHIP”
      by Allan M.R. MacRae, B.A.Sc., M.Eng., October 1, 2019
      This article describes the Trudeau/Butts plan for a Marxist Canada, like China or North Korea.
      https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/10/01/the-liberals-covert-green-plan-for-canada-poverty-and-dictatorship/
      [Excerpt]

      “A highly credible gentleman wrote me as follows, concerning his recent conversation with an Ottawa insider.

      The insider, he said, had been working on an advisory group to the Trudeau government. The group was not formed to discuss policy for the 5 year horizon that governments are usually interested in but to develop policies for the further future, 20 to 40 years out. The implication was that the group had concluded that the present economic model was flawed and had to be replaced. “Unregulated consumerism was unsustainable and people would have to learn to make do with less. The government would have to have more control over people to enforce their austerity and the wealth of developed nations would have to be redistributed to help undeveloped nations.”

      The international global warming/climate change scam was never about the climate – it’s always been a false front for the political objectives of leftist extremists who seek total control… of you and me – and the end of the last Western democracies.

      These leftists thugs belong in jail for treason.

      • Regarding government inaction to stop illegal and destructive demonstrators in Britain and Canada – if you or I did this we would be in jail – but the Antifa thugs get a free pass to sabotage our countries’ economies.

        Why? Because that is our governments’ covert agenda.
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        police https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/02/17/delingpole-why-is-boris-johnson-allowing-eco-fascists-to-run-riot-in-britain/#comment-2919657

        “Shockingly, almost unbelievably, instead of clearing away Extinction Rebellion’s makeshift roadblock, the local police have actually chosen to formalise the protest by using their own ’emergency police powers’ to close roads officially. Buses have been diverted. ‘Pedestrians and cyclists will not be affected’, the Cambridge Police Twitter account tells us primly and with, perhaps, a hint of relish at being able to participate in this orgy of environmental virtue-signalling.”
        – James Delingpole in the UK

        The Calgary Police did the same thing last week, aiding and protecting the Klimate Kriminals who blocked a main road into the downtown. This is most unusual conduct for the Calgary Police Service, who are probably the most brutal and violent police force in the western world.

        Severe beatings of civilians by Calgary cops are routine for failing to immediately obey their commands. Then the cops charge the victims with assault, and lie with impunity about the event.

        In 2016 and again in 2018 Calgary cops shot ~10 civilians, mostly unarmed young adults. This despite a formal inquiry in 2017 that recommended that the cops needed “better training” to reduce the needless cop-slaughter of Calgary’s young citizens.

        Remarkably, a civilian is ~10 times more likely to be shot and killed by a Calgary cop than a cop in the USA, and the USA routinely has armed civilians. whereas our civilians are unarmed, polite and have a Pavlovian-apology-reflex… “Sorry… Sorry… Sorry…” .

        At a minimum, Calgary cops should be trained to say “Sorry” when they shoot an unarmed civilian. After all, “Manners maketh man.”

        • Ontario cops are no different: they shot and killed a demented 80-year old granny who was threatening them with a pressing iron and another mentally ill man who was walking naked on the street when it was -20 Celsius. Such things don’t become a big issue here as we are sheep and hope if we are docile enough nothing bad will happen.

          • I.e., civil servants with badges (guns and the power to arrest).

            As my brother, a volunteer fire fighter points out, when you want a cop, you can’t get one. When they do show up, their only skill is traffic control and putting up police tape.

          • Thank you Colin. Regarding your reference to a “mentally ill man who was walking naked on the street when it was -20 Celsius”, here is his story. This is what happens when you give a bully-coward cop excess authority – and a gun.

            This website Justice for Michael, Justice for All was created by his sister, Joanne MacIsaac, after her mentally-ill brother Michael was assassinated by police in Ontario.
            https://www.facebook.com/wewillstoppolicebrutality/

            Unjustified shootings of innocent civilians occur all too frequently in Canada, and our police forces have little or no ethical oversight – police senior management, police lawyers, police oversight bodies, Crown prosecutors, police unions and rank-and-file-cops all band together when an unjustified shooting occurs, and the whitewash machine kicks into gear. Witnesses, usually all fellow-police-officers, collaborate to lie about the event to make the shooting look justified, and Crown prosecutors refuse to prosecute even when the evidence of police murder of a civilian is incontrovertible.

            For two blatant examples, see the Anthony Heffernan and Matthew Brown shootings in Calgary.
            http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/anthony-heffernan-calgary-police-shot-asirt-charges-1.3730911
            https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/11/06/matthew-brown-calgary-officer-shooting_n_4229677.html

            I used to be pro-police, and still count several retired police officers among my friends, but the dominant culture of Canadian police forces is bully-coward, and the majority of decent cops are reluctant to step forward and give evidence against a brutal or corrupt fellow-officer – they know that if they do , they will be ostracized by the rest of the force.

            But the same principle that applies to business organizations also applies to the police – if you tolerate corruption in your organization, the whole organization becomes contaminated – and this is the disgraced state of policing in Canada – a minority of really bad apples have spoiled the lot.

            It will take leadership and courage to change the disgraced image of policing in Canada, and it would be best if this leadership came from within the police forces, rather than being externally imposed. However, this will take real courage and leadership, and it remains to be seen if any individual or group within the police forces of Canada has the integrity to step forth and clean up their own shop.

        • 94% of the people of Cambridge want action taken. Looks like they will have to drive the police away and deal with it themselves.

      • Previously, in the 50s and 60s, Canada had the Sons of Freedom terrorists. The feds built a special fireproof jail for them. If the jailed terrorists had kids, the kids were kept in their own educational institution.

        Throwing a few thousand terrorists in jail wouldn’t do much to fix the underlying problems but it would protect the public. Not enough room in the prisons, you say. They’re easy enough to build and we’ve done it before.

      • “There is a high probability that the hereditary chiefs who oppose the pipelines were bribed by the Tides Foundation or fellow-travelers.”

        I think this is definitely a case where we should “follow the money”. How about a look at these hereditary leader’s finances? Where do they get their money?

        There are a lot of leftwing billionaires and organizations trying to actively undermine Democratic nations. That’s what’s going on in Canada, and a lot of other places..

      • This is very interesting. Was this the Advisory Panel on Climate Action with co-chair Steven GUILBEAULT or a different one?

      • Oops, replied to the wrong comment below. This is very interesting. Was this the Advisory Panel on Climate Action with co-chair Steven GUILBEAULT or a different one?

    • Amazing, isn’t it, that nobody is drawing the obvious line between encouraging students to routinely walk out of class on a “climate strikes”, and the inevitable crap like this.

      Unfortunately for us, Prime Minstrel Socks Zoolander actually cut short his Caribbean junket (after his African junket) to come home and “solve” this for us…

    • Why do any of us care what the hereditary chiefs think? That would be like letting Queen Elizabeth dictate our internal politics. Can you imagine what would have happened if it had been her who called for the blockading of rail lines to oppose a pipeline? Canada would become a Republic faster than you can say Oil Sands. But somehow these 5 or 8 goofballs are allowed to control our national policy?

      • “Why do any of us care what the hereditary chiefs think? That would be like letting Queen Elizabeth dictate our internal politics.”

        And the Mohawk protesters would be like letting Monaco block our rail lines.

      • I hereby declare myself the Chief of all Hereditary Chiefs of British Columbia and do rescind any real or imagined authority of all Hereditary Chiefs within my traditional territory of BC. Next I will declare myself the Surgeon General of Fake Medicine and will rescind the right to disseminate information about fictitious traditional remedies. But that will be next week as I don’t want the Country to overdose on good deeds.

    • When the treaty was signed five Hereditary Chiefs were also elected council members and agreed to the deal, and 92% of the Wetsuweten electorate voted for it, according to a CBC interview yesterday with the Wetsuweten British Columbia parliamentary deputy (MLA) for Skeena, the constituency in question. He said the great majority of the Wetsuwetens have no regrets about the deal and continue to support it.

      To see the big picture, one has to look beyond the local pawns, and even the outside agitators. Follow the money, or perhaps, the resource. Who stands to gain? Pipelines to the East and West coasts are Canada’s only hope of getting market value for its resources, and especially petroleum products. Every such initiative has been blocked, leaving the US as the only potential market.

      But beyond that, Canadian processing of natural resources has long been so crippled, that Canadian must buy the finished products, from spaghetti to diesel oil, from abroad, mostly from the USA. If this rail blockage happened in the USA, it would be over faster than you can say “Bob’s your uncle”.

      In this debacle, the authority and legitimacy of the federal government, what was left of it after the criminal conspiracy of the SNC-Lavalin intervention, and of both provincial and federal police forces has hit rock bottom. According the minister responsible for the RCMP, the former police chief of Toronto, no one can tell “the police” what to do. No judge, no minister – “the police” do their duty as they see fit. REALLY? Sounds like the Roman Imperial Guard.

      One might as well call the RCMP Commissioner “Queen Lucy the First”, if that’s the case.

      But not to fear, it’s been proven time and again that all police forces in Canada, including the Mounties, jump to it when Washington barks out the orders.

    • This isn’t about a pipeline.

      It is about ABORIGINAL VETO and ultimately it is about whether or not Canada has a government. If you simply CANNOT build infrastructure because you cannot enforce legal and physical control over where you put it, or over those preventing the construction then you have not got a government.

      When Canadian confederation was struck, treaties with the native populace were not in place and largely, they still aren’t. Consequently, their descendents claim ownership and righful control of their ‘traditional territory’. They also claim that they are ‘nations’, the relationship of which to the other ‘nations’ surrounding them being structured by a continuing legal argument in federal courts.

      In British Columbia, ‘first nations’ have registered land claims amounting to more than 100 percent of the land area in the province.
      .
      The pipeline is the excuse. It really isn’t what this is about.

      • To a point you are right. The actual real protest by the Wet’suwet’en in northern BC is what this is about, and even by extension to the Mohawk shutting the rails in Ontario/Quebec half a continent away. And in between by other aboriginal protests. But it is also an excuse that has been co-opted by the anti carbon protestors in the cities being protested to shut down the oil and gas industry. To these radical enviro protester, the indigenous folk are the ‘useful idiots’ to promote their cause. That is why I say there is multiple agenda’s going in here at once, some of then being instigated, implemented and paid for by foreign interests. One of the simple solutions would be for both the federal and provincial Govt’s to implement the railways and highways and public infrastructure as essential services so when these blockades are started, they can be immediately disbanded by police without waiting for any court injunctions or politicians pontificating that these are legitimate protests. Just make some laws guaranteeing the right of passage by business and the citizenry and when this nonsense start, it is a criminal offence from the get go and they arrested immediately. We allow and guarantee peaceful protests but not criminal extortion by shutting the country down. This has to be nipped in the bud, or then the only conclusion is then that the Gov’t support them. PM Trudeau is about 10 days late and a dollar short just declaring today that this is unacceptable.

  2. Only 5 hereditary chiefs oppose the pipeline. Two heredity chiefs were recently sacked because they weren’t going along with the terror being perpetrated on those who dared to speak up in favor of the project. As mentioned in the article, all 20 elected bands support the project but they only represent Reserve lands. The rest of the Wet’suwet’en territory was never ceded or conquered. Well, then…

    There are many simultaneous things going on here at once, and it is a global play in disinformation and creating chaos in a democratic country against ‘carbon’ but you would think that this would be supported as the goal is to reduce Asia emissions by suppling them with LNG so they can get off coal. Russia is undoubtedly deeply imbedded into the environmental movement stirring up trouble for the fun of it, and China is meddling in Canada’s affairs because they think we are interfering in theirs. Plus there are American interests who want to keep cheap heavy oil flowing to the gulf states as has been documented. And the proposed BC LNG industry (which this is technically all about along with aboriginal title) is a competitive threat to the Texas LNG build out that is currently doing well.

    Canada probably surpasses the land of OZ now in stupidity. But this is what is coming to a country near you if we allow this type of anarchy to continue. It is costing the Cdn economy $450 Mil per day, and increasing rapidly where within a week or less, Quebec will be out of propane again, as they almost did when CN was on strike just 6 weeks ago. That would be the only good thing to come out of all this.

    • Earthling2

      When people like Soros and Bezos are chucking shedloads of money at these groups, I’m not convinced the Russians are interested. Guffawing from the sidelines perhaps, along with China.

      Bearing in mind that Western government’s aren’t beneath a little propaganda about other countries, particularly Russia.

      • It has been fairly well documented that the Russians have been very prominent in the role of the environmental movement since well before the collapse of the Soviet Union. The first Earth Day took place April 22, 1970. The centennial of Lenin’s birth took place April 22, 1970. Needless to say, the Lenin centenary was a huge deal to the communist movement, which goes bonkers over dates and memorials to its icons. Here are more striking similarities: Vladimir Lenin and the communist and environmental movements all remonstrated against capitalism, profits, corporations, industry, free markets, the West and especially oil and gas in the West. Here’s another: When the communist movement imploded in the late 1980s, many of its disciples just happened to join… yep, you guessed it: the environmental movement. Bozo and his billions are a real latecomer to this party.

        This campaign is being allowed to take place by the Trudeau Gov’t to normalize these types of protests to serve a useful purpose in scaling back the oil and gas industry as he promised he would do. This is all a warm up act for things to come and serve as a rationale for raising carbon taxes and not approving future oil sands projects and pipelines. When these types of protests are allowed to continue to this point by Gov’t, it is essentially a nod of approval to carry on. 2+2=4

    • China is definitely not supporting the protest. They own much of Husky, which is in the worst position of all Alberta oil companies due to lack of pipeline capacity. Husky has the most to gain from clearing the bottleneck and Mr Ka-Shing (that’s his real name, not a joke) owns 70% of it.

      • Mr. Li Ka-Shing (91 years old) is from Hong Kong and is also a Canadian citizen. Big difference saying China owns 70% of Husky when Mr. Ka-Shing is from Hong Kong and privately owns 70%. But yes, I would bet he is cooperating with China where he can.

        China have been organizing their own protests in Canada regarding the Hong Kong protests and a lot of everything to do with China/Canada relations and the Chinese expats and students here being involved in different causes and protests here. China is undoubtably involved at some levels with destabilizing Canada vis-à-vis other protests for other things, but who can prove what would be difficult to do. Their rationale for destabilization might be for creating chaos in Canada for payback on arresting Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of the Chinese company Huawei Technologies. Or the destabilization might lead to lower Canadian heavy oil prices we get for any exports to China. To say that China is not involved in any of this would be very premature to say and neither of us could officially prove anything, other than your basic premise that Husky is 70% controlled by China. It is Mr. Ka-Shing from Hong Kong who is the owner, along with a lot of other Vancouver and Toronto real estate. And he is dual citizen of Hong Kong and Canada.

        • “Mr. Li Ka-Shing (91 years old) is from Hong Kong and is also a Canadian citizen. “…
          ” And he is dual citizen of Hong Kong and Canada.”

          I have it from both official sources (Canadian consular officials) and a Canadian-Chinese couple in China, that China does not recognize dual citizenship. The former informed me that upon entering China on a visa from one country, you are forever considered a citizen of that country, and can’t thereafter enter under another nationality, even if it’s your country of permanent residence.

          A sibling of a Canadian married to a Chinese and living there told me they had to choose between Canadian and Chinese citizenship for their daughter.

          Have I been misinformed? Or are there special rules for Hong Kong billionaires?

          Does anyone have online references for this subject?

          • Good question. My understanding is if your were born in China, then that is their (China) view if your are in China and applicable to their law. If he is in Canada as a Canadian citizen, then he is only subject to their threats. If he is in Hong Kong, I don’t know how they would treat that now. That is what the protests there were all about.

            Prior to the turnover of Hong Kong from the British to China after the 99 year lease expired, it was my understanding that Hong Kong would be a special administrative zone, once country-two systems. I assume that since he is a Canadian citizen with a lot of his wealth already in Canada, then he isn’t as beholden to China as we may think. On the other hand, maybe he is part of the Party apparatus in the back rooms and also does big deals in China. My thought would be is that he isn’t trying to go against China, since they could easily arrest him on a trip to the mainland etc. He doesn’t rock China’s boat as far as I know.

            “Li Ka-shing was born in Chaozhou in Guangdong province, China, on 29 July 1928. His family was of modest means and his father, a teacher, headed a local primary school. He grew up in a period of great political turmoil in China. His family fled to Hong Kong in 1940 after the Japanese invasion of China.”

  3. There is the supreme irony when the anti-pipeline protestors cause shortages of propane to Quebec and the Maritimes which are opposed to having pipelines to deliver oil and gas.

    Possibly the people East of Ontario will realize that pipelines are in fact a good idea.

  4. As soon as it starts negatively affecting the province of Quebec ( ex: the withholding of natural gas delivery) this Celebrity PM may do something.

    Anyone that complains to me, I tell them: You/we got the government you/we voted for.
    After 16 yrs of liberal governance in the province of Ontario – we heat with wood and only cook with gas.
    I did not vote for this bong show host.

    • Actually, I understand that the Conservative Party got 50% of the popular vote in the last election. And if Trudeau had carried out the electoral reforms he promised previously, the Conservatives might well have formed the government.

      But in any case, even if the person or party you voted for gets in, you never get what you voted for, because I don’t believe you can get elected to anything in Canada without being an experienced liar. What you ‘see’ is never what you get.

  5. Hereditary Chiefs.

    Is that something like our House of Lords in the UK?

    Once in, they basically can’t be removed, literally a job for life. There’s now 800 of them I believe, some with no meaningful qualifications other than their title.

    • Do they get £375 a day just to turn up for their hereditary chiefs role? The House of Lords is the finest club in London, but where do the Hereditary Chiefs turn up to

      tonyb

      • There is a lot of money to be made from being paid by the Government to show up at land claims negotiations. As per usual, lawyers make the lion’s share and they are highly motivated to keep the charade going as long as possible.

        • As serious as land claims are, the fact that we had a huge investigation into the disappearance of hundreds of indigenous women that basically made a lot of lawyers a lot of money, gave some politicians some air time and led to precisely zero changes to anything that would make the world safer for indigenous women makes me physically sick sometimes.

          I’d like to propose something like the show “Wife Swap” where say, a hundred indigenous women could switch places with a hundred of these grifters…

  6. We are here also to shut down Canada.”

    So a few very wealthy people flee to other countries and the 35 million people left behind nearly 100% starve to death over the next few days. Neither sarcasm nor insult can convey the utter stupidity of such a statement. They defend a fictitious authority as a smokescreen for their hatred of human beings.

  7. The only real cure for this mania to ban fossil fuels is to not have them for a while.

    The sheer horror of life without fossil fuels would surely vaccinate everyone so this madness goes away for ever.

    • Keitho

      Interesting. The bursar at that Oxford college offered to turn off the gas central heating with the striking students there demanding climate action.

      A few weeks of turning all fossil fuel derived power in Canada might concentrate minds wonderfully but unfortunately cause devastation

      tonyb

      • Yes, it would be great if they could route brown- and blackouts through the areas of Canada who want to live in a fantasy would where solar and wind power provide enough power.

        If these guys think they can live in the Stone Age, I have no problem with making them.

        But I’d also start going after them like the Feds went after Al Capone: follow the money. If they have names, and they have organization, they can be sued and recoveries can be made through taxing them.

    • You’re assuming an ability to recognize cause/effect that simply does not exist in the progressive left.

  8. SJW spend their time being offended on behalf of people who are not actually offended themselves. Antifa engage in criminal vandalism on behalf of wetsuit first nation.

    Using the name of others to advance your own agenda. Those are acts of abuse of the minorities they pretend to “defending”.

  9. An attack on vital infra-structure is an act of war and should be treated as such. With overwhelming force. Instead the minister appears to bend over backwards to be nice.

    About two decades ago there was a threat in France against the TGV system. The French security services had figured out where the sabotage was going to be and lay in waiting. The anarchists/activists/criminals were cought redhanded. So much was made public. What happened to the culprits afterwards was never revealed.

  10. I am an American who currently resides in one of the remaining Communist countries. Illegal activities such as these don’t go on for long in Communist countries. Perhaps there is something to be learned there.

  11. There is a saying in the martial arts world that anything you read about Shaolin is probably BS. I would say the same applies to Canada’s so called native people.

    The suicide rate is through the roof. There’s a lot of human misery there.

    Throughout the years, there have been explanations for their condition and attempts to fix the situation. Nothing has worked except in local situations. When I started paying attention, the campaign was to get rid of the Indian agents who were the government agents who controlled life on the reserves. That wasn’t the solution (it may have been necessary but it sure wasn’t sufficient) because the suicide rate has only gotten worse. The residential schools were an attempt to educate the kids and inculcate European culture such that they could become productive members of the greater society. That didn’t work. Giving them bundles of cash didn’t work. One of the highest suicide rates was on the Hobbema reserve where everybody got a big one time payment of oil money.

    I don’t say the problem will never be solved but I do say that it’s as much the fault of a dysfunctional culture as much as the fault of the evil white man. Blaming the evil white man does not come anywhere close to providing a viable solution.

    Conrad Black is maybe a bit harsh when he describes them as “notoriously ragged self-defined communities of partially pre-European descended people” but he has a point. (I propose the acronym PPEDP) link

    Allowing a tiny minority of the Canadian population to shut down the country is just as stupid as any of the previous attempted solutions to the problems of the PPEDP.

    • I live in a community where about 2/3 of the people have treaty cards. I have relatives who married into the family who are technically status. The majority are successful farmers, conservations agents, teachers, nurses and the like. The successful ones leave the reserves. They are forced out by corruption and violence. The reserves around here are ruled by thugs who pattern themselves after the mafia. As soon as you are successful and self supporting you have to leave the reserve because your tools are stolen, you wife is intimidated and threatened with rape, your children get beaten up for acting “too white”. If you have a child with someone who’s white you can’t get your children registered as treaty even if they are entitled to unless you pay huge bribes. The reserve is the place where women have huge families to get child benefit cheques and sexual abuse and drug/alcohol abuse are rampant. There is an entire industry of off reserve foster care of children born the reserves, many with FAS. Antiwhite racism is widespread and raiding whites and off reserve indigenous people is routinely justified with statements like “You would have nothing if you hadn’t stolen my land so anything I take from you is just taking my own back.” The biggest opponents of this attitude are the ones with treaty cards who have made it. Liberal polices have meant these raiders don’t get prison sentences the same as whites. They get out via “release on their own recognizance” and “a promise to appear” immediately no matter what the crime. Some parents send them to off reserve schools because the reserve schools are so bad but many of the status kids routinely terrorize staff and fellow students because they know there is a quota on how many oppressed indigenous people can be disciplined. Police are useless with a 90 minute response time. Locals tend to handle things themselves by what outsiders would call vigilantism. Your snowmobile was stolen from the reserve? You know where it is? Don’t bother calling police. Get ten or twelve men together and go take it back and if they try to stop you, smash some heads. Everyone knows who calls the police and is therefore safe to steal from and who is not safe to steal from. I know this is not the case with all reserves and all tribes but it is the way it is in my area.

      • … acting “too white” …

        Yep. Where I come from, the best way to start a fight is to accuse someone of being a proud moonias (white man).

    • You can’t bring in the army because these people are not criminals They are victims of white oppression and intergenerational trauma perpetrated by whites. We owe them because everything we have is due to use stealing their land so when they do stuff like this we are supposed to just bow our guilty heads and put up with it. We deserve it.

    • What army?
      They too have been under Liberal Rule.
      Can Ahh Duh could not defend itself from a cold.

  12. I can understand sitting in somewhere, or causing disruption by protesting with signs or what have you. But deliberately tampering with safety equipment? And it sounds like maybe attempting to block the tracks?

    That’s a new level of stupid and dangerous.

    • Standard revolutionary tactics, especially for Bolsheviks. Blocking of essential services, a government too weak (or too timid) to do what is necessary to unblock them. People turn to the revolutionaries, the only ones that can restore the flow of goods and services (but under their terms, which are submission to their tyranny).

  13. The situation is absolutely pathetic and our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal “government” refuses to demonstrate any leadership to defend the rule of law in Canada. The illegal rail blockades should be immediately cleared and the perpetrators arrested. Repeatedly, Justin Trudeau demonstrates that he is spectacularly and dangerously incompetent.

    • These protesters and ecoterrorists are to the Liberal Party what the KKK was to the Democratic Party during Jim Crow. Truedeua is not weeks and useless. He doesn’t want any oil industry in the west. His every token move in favour of the oil industry is always countermanded by these protesters.

  14. In the US at least, incitement to riot is a crime as is supporting such actions. If the Rockefeller Fund is supporting such actions, perhaps some arrests, trials and confinement of the guilty is in order? But perhaps incitement to riot is not a crime in Canada. Judging from recent events at Cambridge in the UK, it seems not in that country.

  15. They would all be dead without oil and gas and coal. These duffusasses drive to the protest in their 65 thousand dollar trucks and are unable to see their own hypocrisy.

  16. Hereditary chiefs? So supremacy is defined by birth? Sadly, the Canadian constitution defines a particular white family as supreme by birth and therefore is ham strung in denying the ability of the hereditary chiefs to assert power over other indigenous people.
    It’s time to eliminate this failed system of eugenics and allow only democratically elected leaders to make choices for their electorates.

  17. From the article: ““Let me be clear: rail lines and rail yards are dangerous places for people without the proper training. Working in proximity to rail lines and rail cars requires a complete awareness of safety procedures.”

    Yes, you would be surprised at how quetly a loaded rail car can roll down a yard track. If you walk through a rail yard, you want to have your head on a swivel.

    At one time I worked for a railroad (Katy and UP) and one of my jobs was to go out at night and walk the railroad switching yard and write down the numbers of the railcars on each track (we had ten yard tracks at this location), while a yard crew was actively sorting out railcars from one track to another, so you had to keep your eyes open for moving railcars, and the occasional bum you stumbled over sleeping on the ground between the tracks under a black plastic cover. That only happened once. 🙂 I did carry a gun at the time while doing this.

    • Their photo should definitely be ‘shot’ and ID’d with facial recognition tech and be put on a no fly list, and not allowed to cross the USA and/or Canada border back and forth to protests in either country. The North Dakota protests on the Keystone XL had a lot of Cdn protestors and the current protesters in Canada have a lot of American protesters. These are more the anti ‘carbon’ protesters hiding behind the cloaks of the aboriginal protests to carry their anti oil cause. If Trump were to declare that these people engaging in radical protest in either country, and putting them on no fly lists and a note to their credit report that they are engaged in illegitimate illegal protest like blockading railroads, then a lot of people would think twice before engaging in illegal protests.

  18. The Minister of Transport talks as if he has no power and is helpless against masked demonstrators and saboteurs. Maybe he does not without support.

  19. And the CBC is doing its utmost to enforce that opinions are not expressed.

    “Your account has been banned until February 19, 2021. Reason: We have banned this account for 12 months due to violations of our Terms of Use, specifically repeated uncivil comments, personal attacks, and attempts at circumventing moderation. For more information, please visit: http://cbc.ca/submissions.”

    There is no choice for taxpayers to voice their opinion on the CBC. Stories linked to the First Nations cannot be debated. Stories open to debate are heavily moderated and not surprisingly posters who are openly advocating for damaging Alberta’s economy and Canada’s economy are left untouched while those who oppose them are censored.
    The CBC is nothing less than a propaganda office that is editorially and politically behind the Tides agenda and encourages treason. They already were ramping up the climate stories 6 months before the official campaign for the 2019 federal election started, which means they knew in advance the Trudeau campaign main theme. They became the Thunberg channel of choice the week before the vote.

    The CBC is a disgrace and deserves a thorough taxpayers’ boycott.

      • How do you kill a zombie vampire ghost?

        Seriously, the only party that would think of doing so is a true conservative party.

        We have a party named the Conservative Party of Canada, and 4 leftist parties, none of which will do anything.

      • Go to the CRTC website, they are taking comments on renewing the CBC licence, you also have to send your comments to the CBC with proof of sending if the CRTC asks.

        To comment to a government entity, CRTC, about a government entity, CBC, you need to go to a 3rd government entity, Canada Post and pay about $11 for a registered letter. How Canadian government works, to take your money.

  20. Daphne Bramham: After decades of promises, has Canada finally reached a tipping point?

    Opinion: Protests in support of indigenous rights that have brought Canadian railways to a halt and clogged traffic are no surprise. The only surprise is that the tipping point that’s triggered a national existential crisis is a small group of hereditary chiefs refusing to allow a pipeline through their remote territory.

    And, yes, there’s climate change that also disproportionately affects Indigenous people.

    https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/daphne-bramham-after-decades-of-promises-has-canada-finally-reached-a-tipping-point

  21. Leftwing violence has escalated in all Western Democracies using the excuse that CO2 generated by human beings will cause the Earth’s weather to go out of control and destroy us all.

    So the CAGW (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming) narrative is giving violent leftwing groups an excuse to terrorize the societies they live in.

    The violent Left are using a CAGW Hoax to forward their political agendas through violence and force.

    If leftwing violence is not pushed back on hard, the violence will only escalate as the Left realizes they can get away with it. We shouldn’t allow them to think that way. We do that by slapping them in jail when they break the law. That will discourage future acts of violence.

  22. Vivian Krause shows that the activist organizers are paid.

    “Here’s an ad from StandEarth to an organizer for activism against #Teck, #TransMountain & LNG. Salary: $70,000 to $85,000”

    and she shows also

    I just read through ALL the tweets by @CBCIndigenous
    over the past week. NOT ONE of ‘em is about the many First Nations individuals who support the 🇨🇦 oil & gas industry & oppose the protests – not the pipelines.
    Not one single tweet. This is unacceptable from CBC.”

    Check at https://twitter.com/FairQuestions

  23. And Thunberg plays her role to the perfection…
    https://torontosun.com/news/national/warmington-greta-thunberg-adds-fuel-to-blockade-fire?fbclid=IwAR3ueOrf-Bh_nktyAp8mCfLNFv6LRPsGLAwYBg0eOYgo0zzKepG0PTJOHFQ

    The 17-year-old Swede, who visited Canada last fall, has solicited others from around the world to join in. To her four million Twitter followers, she tweeted Tuesday: “Support the Wet’suwet’en Nation and the pipeline protests happening now in Canada! #WetsuwenStrong.”

    Foreign interference at its best.
    Time to check what’s happening in Sweden… LOL

  24. History is the story of peoples who could and could not control their borders. Recent paleogenetic studies in Europe indicate that the discontinuities archaeologists attributed to ‘cultural diffusion’ represent entry of new groups of people – eg, the hunter gatherers of Europe were replaced by farmers from the Middle East and by the Yamnaya. This replacement seems to have been pretty brutal, because in some areas the Y-chromosome of the previous inhabitants disappeared completely.

    The North American aboriginals are a group that could not control the borders when the Europeans arrived. However, now we have a perspective that aboriginals need to be protected. The problem is that there is no going back: there was none as soon as they saw the advantage of fire arms, metal cooking pots and blankets. We end up with groups who want their traditional life with all the advantages of ICE transportation and modern medicine and housing added in. Unfortunately these are incompatible. The solution probably has to be integration with the mainstream culture, with their ethnicity expressed in the same way I express mine and my friends from India express theirs.

  25. Is that the future of the developed world? If one cannot convince a majority that his/her ideas are the right way, one will destroy and endanger others? All developed nations have laws for those acts and those laws should be meted out mercilessly. As long as those people have a feeling that there won’t be stiff consequences for their actions, they will continue. Just imagine they sabotage a rail line and a train with hundreds on board derails.

  26. The problem is, many of those anti energy eco-extremists are actually in the Liberal federal government of Canada.

  27. How many Canadians would accept our “hereditary chief”, Her Majesty, The Queen of Canada, Elizabeth II, counteracting our “elected chiefs”?

  28. h/t Fox “News” & Breitbart..? Seriously?

    In other news: Elvis lives in secret Nazi Moonbase, Trump absolutely did NOT pay for a prostitute to have an abortion, Putin an honest, trustworthy man who had nothing to do with the US election, at all, honestly… and 50% of Americans not all all credulous, gullible, easily lead or titanic morons. Next up: The weather.

    • Yes, you are no doubt much more informed by CNN and MSNBC who had the porn star lawyer’s on a hundred times…

      Oh, and before you start, I don’t watch Fox and I don’t read Breitbart.

  29. And presiding over this unstable situation, spineless Prime Minister Trudeau, who wants to embrace environmentalism AND raise revenue from developing Canada’s oil resources. ‘No country would find 173 billion barrels of oil in the ground and leave them there’ – Justin Trudeau

    Trudeau is giving lip service to raising revenues while embracing eco-fascist globalism with the intention of putting all but ‘elite’ Canadian citizens under the carbon jackboot.

    • Sorry, forgot the quotations – “And presiding over this unstable situation….” …. Trudeau””

  30. Actually, I understand that the Conservative Party got 50% of the popular vote in the last election. And if Trudeau had carried out the electoral reforms he promised previously, the Conservatives might well have formed the government.

    But in any case, even if the person or party you voted for gets in, you never get what you voted for, because I don’t believe you can get elected to anything in Canada without being an experienced liar. What you ‘see’ is never what you get.

  31. BC was perfectly happy to see Alberta oil blocked, to the point of promoting civil disobedience.

    Now the shoe is on the other foot and the chickens are coming home to roost.

    Reminds me of a famous poem. First they came for the Jews. Oh Canada, they have come for you.

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