ALBERTA UNDER ATTACK | Top 10 Findings of the Allan Inquiry


The Nemeth Report

Over the last 14 years, Canada’s energy sector has been the target of the highly organized and highly funded Tar Sands Campaign.

The government of Alberta recently published a report, the Allan Inquiry, to look into the influence of this campaign Here is what they found…

https://www.alberta.ca/public-inquiry-into-anti-alberta-energy-campaigns.aspx

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Derg
May 2, 2022 6:06 am

“ The report identifies that there are large amounts of foreign funding flowing into Canada, which has the potential to influence matters of public interest to Albertans and Canadians.”

I am shocked I tell you…shocked!

Spetzer86
Reply to  Derg
May 2, 2022 7:26 am

Well….not that shocked…

Tom Halla
May 2, 2022 6:07 am

Does Canada have the equivalent of RICO laws?

Patrick Hrushowy
Reply to  Tom Halla
May 2, 2022 7:54 am

No, unfortunately!

2hotel9
Reply to  Patrick Hrushowy
May 2, 2022 2:55 pm

No problem, label them as international terrorists, seize everything they and all their family members and business associates own and lock them all in a cement box. They are the enemy. Treat them like the enemy they are.

Reply to  Tom Halla
May 2, 2022 8:08 am

No

fretslider
May 2, 2022 6:08 am

“Demonstrating national leadership in renewable and low-carbon energy development”

Puzzled

jeffery p
Reply to  fretslider
May 2, 2022 6:39 am

You have to put that crap in these reports, true or not.

Dave Fair
Reply to  jeffery p
May 2, 2022 9:04 am

Even when such crap has nothing to do with the impetus of the investigation and its “conclusions.” Out of control Leftist government.

Andy Pattullo
Reply to  fretslider
May 2, 2022 9:22 am

The industry and government are learning how to navigate idiocy and still produce value and unfortunately that consists of pretending to lean into the radical environmental agenda. The is down to a large number of voters not have the critical thinking to be able to tell reality from fantasy,

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  fretslider
May 2, 2022 12:00 pm

Indeed. They identify a well-funded campaign attempting to stifle the development of their oil and gas resources and their response is to lick the enviro-Nazi boots with ‘leadership’ in virtue signalling garbage and a ‘ESG’ pandering ‘position.’

Not just puzzled, but shaking my head.

amirlach
May 2, 2022 6:25 am

Thanks for this. With so many eyes on defending our Freedoms in Canada, this gets forgotten. Subscribed to Nemeth Report and posted links to it and this WUWT on Unify the West Discord under Oil and Gas section.

jeffery p
Reply to  amirlach
May 2, 2022 7:47 am

At least in theory, our rights in the USA are recognized as natural rights. Another way to say this is our rights are not granted by the government and preexist the creation of our government. The government does not grant us rights. Our government is supposed to protect our rights.

In theory, at least. There is a plurality of Americans who believe the government giveth and the government taketh away. Government supersedes everything and is the source of our freedoms and liberties.

If a large number of Americans believe our rights are whatever the government says they are, how hard must it be in Canada to secure your rights?

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Ron Long
Reply to  jeffery p
May 2, 2022 8:09 am

You’re right on, Jeffrey. Remember President Reagan saying something like: the most frightening words are “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you”?

john harmsworth
Reply to  jeffery p
May 2, 2022 3:10 pm

Canada’s constitution was put together by politicians and sold to us in a referendum of approval. It has more to do with the separation of powers between heh federal government and the provinces than between the government and the people.
They never really asked us what we wanted, so it is designed with little real teeth to limit our politicians, no properly defined statements of human rights, and a political structure that provides very little balance of power against the parliamentary majority and especially the Prime Minister who heads the government. I believe it’s time we wrote a new one with grassroots involvement and the politicians kept out of the process.

DMacKenzie
Reply to  john harmsworth
May 3, 2022 9:16 am

To skirt the potential claims of land ownership (mostly by aboriginal tribes), did you know the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms“, aka Canada’s “constitution” avoids inclusion of personal property rights ?…only a Canadian federal politician would think that’s OK…

Richard Page
May 2, 2022 6:26 am

That’s interesting – US interests and organisations that are heavily funding the anti-Alberta energy campaign are not necessarily classed as ‘foreign funding’. I wonder if this report will have a knock-on effect in the US against some of the lawfare cases?

roaddog
May 2, 2022 6:40 am

Prosperity sucks, and must end now.

John Garrett
Reply to  roaddog
May 2, 2022 7:21 am

LOL. If anybody complains about the lack of a /sarc,

I’d have to say they’ve got bigger problems.

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Greg61
Reply to  roaddog
May 2, 2022 7:39 am

Related – Biden official Samantha Power celebrates “fertilizer shortages that will force farmers to “hasten transitions” to “natural solutions, like manure and compost.”

They actively want mass starvation and see it as a feature. Absolutely, to them, prosperity sucks, at least for anyone not part of their exclusive clique.

Greg61
Reply to  Greg61
May 2, 2022 7:55 am

Just remembered – the above was just tried by Sri Lanka, and they’re all starving. They want us to live like starving Sri Lankans, that’s prosperity for you.

william Johnston
Reply to  Greg61
May 2, 2022 8:09 am

What a bunch of idiots. One side wants us to forgo meat in favor of vegetarianism. (sp) The other side wants us to use manure. Just where do these people think manure comes from.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  william Johnston
May 2, 2022 11:04 am

She also cited compost as a substitute.

roaddog
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
May 3, 2022 12:52 am

The woman’s only notable accomplishment was that, under the Obama administration, she was Designated Liar #2 behind Susan Rice. A puppet of the preferred gender.

Sommer
Reply to  roaddog
May 3, 2022 10:25 am

Samantha Power’s husband is Cass Sunstein a professional ‘nudger’. Research both of them.

Patrick Hrushowy
Reply to  Greg61
May 2, 2022 8:20 am

A former Premier of British Columbia, who brought in Canada’s first carbon tax, was asked what an ordinary citizen could do to slow down climate change, he responded: “turn off the hot water while you are brushing your teeth”. That was the depth of his understanding — right up there with “just use manure”.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Patrick Hrushowy
May 2, 2022 9:00 am

Who uses hot water to brush his teeth? This guy is an out-of-touch ideologue.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Patrick Hrushowy
May 2, 2022 9:41 am

At least he didn’t recommend brushing our teeth with manure. Maybe that’s the next step.

curly
Reply to  Greg61
May 2, 2022 8:24 am

You mean Obama’s acolytes. Biden has no idea where he is. He’s just doing what he’s always done – making money for the Biden crime family.

It’s the collection of Obama holdovers running this admin – Nuland, Power, Jarrett, Brennan, Holder, Elias, etc., the whole cast, inside the admin and outside. Mix in a few Clinton cronies, and you have the mess that we have today.

Mr.
Reply to  curly
May 2, 2022 9:33 am

“The Biden Family”.

Doesn’t have the same gravitas as “The Corleone Family”.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Mr.
May 2, 2022 12:05 pm

The Corleone Family wouldn’t f—k over this country the way the Biden family is.

roaddog
Reply to  AGW is Not Science
May 3, 2022 12:53 am

Absolutely, after all Michael served his country honorably.

Burgher King
Reply to  curly
May 2, 2022 12:23 pm

Plus five former Blackrock senior executives now inside the White House who manipulate foreign policy, economic policy, energy policy, and immigration policy to suit the needs of the WEF globalists.

curly
Reply to  Burgher King
May 4, 2022 11:41 am

If you’re interested in the covid jabs, whether you’ve had them or not, there is maybe a good guy who’s ex-Blackrock. Look for Edward Dowd on Gettr.

Don Perry
Reply to  Greg61
May 2, 2022 8:54 am

Can’t have much manure if you also advocate the elimination of livestock and meat consumption.

Max P
Reply to  Greg61
May 2, 2022 10:45 am

Squeeze a few politicians and Biden officials. They’re full of crap.

Carbon Bigfoot
Reply to  Greg61
May 2, 2022 12:25 pm

Most Berks County Pennsylvania USA Dairy Farmers use their cow manure as fertilizer for their corn & soybean crops because they can’t afford alternatives. A few years ago a Treatment Plant in NE PA was offering 20 lb. plastic bags of this sludge free for household vegetable gardens. Haven’t heard much since the human stuff is banned in most Townships especially on big acreage farms near residences.

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  Carbon Bigfoot
May 2, 2022 2:25 pm

Properly treated, there’s no issue with using human waste as fertilizer. Look up “Milorganite”.

Jtom
Reply to  Greg61
May 2, 2022 5:19 pm

Well, fortunately they never foresee the consequences of their actions. In the event of mass starvation, who will be the ones starving, the millions crammed into large cities, or those in the flyover states who produce the food? And which group votes for what Party? We will have to craft something special to present as the largest Darwin Award ever given.

John Garrett
May 2, 2022 7:19 am

I want those b*stards held financially and criminally liable for the damage they have done and will do.

GeologyJim
May 2, 2022 7:23 am

Alberta’s response reads like a possum defense – play dead and hope to be left alone

Not good, and it will never assuage the maniacal pathology of anti-human enviro-“mental”-ists

If something had stolen hundreds of billions and ruined thousands of careers in my province, I’d prefer a declaration of war from my government

Cancel culture will kill is all unless it is beaten on all fronts

Dave Fair
Reply to  GeologyJim
May 2, 2022 8:57 am

The conclusions don’t follow the mandates for the investigation. What the hell does leadership in climate change control, coordination (esp. with indigenous) of clearly anti-energy development activities, ESG (!) & etc. have to do with foreign interference with Canadian governance? Can’t the Canadian people read the drivel their government shits out and respond accordingly? We in the U.S. have a similar problem with people letting the government corruption and lies continue. A large percentage of the populace and most of the media support the deceptions and distortions of Leftist governments.

Gyan1
Reply to  Dave Fair
May 2, 2022 10:28 am

Canadians appear to be compliant parrots.

roaddog
Reply to  Dave Fair
May 3, 2022 12:57 am

It helps, I think, to understand that the foreign money flies under the flags of benevolent non-profit organizations. Never mind that the direction and control of these non-profits is completely opaque. Secondarily, the high-minded propaganda that issues forth from these non-profits aligns perfectly with Justin Trudeau’s anti-Alberta, anti-energy policies. I’ve never seen a leader so vigorously attack an entire segment of his nation.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  GeologyJim
May 2, 2022 10:08 am

Yeah, Jim, this report will be celebrated as a victory by the treasonous Canadian “Charities” and their foreign saboteurs. Egad, the Premier of Alberta is a Conservative!! I’ve been looking at the globe for another place to live!

May 2, 2022 8:06 am

The competent Steve Allan Report stated that $1.3 billion of mostly-USA funds were spent by radical greens in Canada to sabotage the Alberta economy, using delaying and obstruction tactics (including bribed native tribes) to block much-needed pipelines to transport our oil across Canada and to foreign markets. The costs to Canada in terms of lost oil revenues significantly exceeded $100 billion, according to the TD Bank.
 
Canadian (mostly Alberta) oil is transported by pipeline to supply some of the demand of
Montreal refineries, leaving oil tankers to sail up the St Lawrence River to supply much-more-expensive foreign crude to refineries at Montreal and Levis, Quebec and the huge Irving refinery at St John, New Brunswick. Much of this foreign crude was sourced from Saudi Arabia, Russia, Nigeria and other renowned bastions of environmental sanctity and human rights.
 
Oil tankers are much more environmentally hazardous than pipelines – so this anti-pipeline
movement was never about the environment, it was always intended to hurt the Alberta
economy and shut-in petroleum from the Alberta oil sands.
 
The Alberta and Canadian governments have slept through this sabotage, displaying the sort of utter incompetence we have come to expect from Ottawa and Edmonton. The Kenney Cabinet in Edmonton delayed the Allan report for more than a year, and then whitewashed the green treason by stating that the foreign-funded sabotage of our economy was not against the law – admitting even more colossal incompetence. If this happened in the USA, there would be serious criminal charges.
 
Canada (mostly Alberta) is the 4th largest oil producer in the world, despite this green sabotage, and we are the largest foreign supplier of oil and energy to the USA. The Alberta oil sands industry comprises the strongest element of the Canadian economy, and transfer payments from Alberta subsidize the entire country. For details of how we got here, see https://energy-experts-international.com/

Ted
Reply to  Allan MacRae
May 2, 2022 9:22 am

Sadly, the same thing is happening in the USA, and the only criminal charges are directed against the same companies targeted for sabotage. The prosecution is often paid for by the same radical groups.

Reply to  Ted
May 2, 2022 9:38 am

HI Ted,
I know there is opposition to much-needed natural gas pipelines in the NE USA. People there still heat with much-more-expensive oil and liquids.
The opposition to petroleum pipelines in Canada is much more effective and costly.
As I recall, Civil and Criminal RICO laws in the USA could help to fight these crazed green fanatics.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Allan MacRae
May 2, 2022 12:32 pm

But the Eco-Nazis in charge are not going to use RICO laws against their allies, the ‘crazed green fanatics.’

Brad-DXT
Reply to  Allan MacRae
May 2, 2022 9:31 am

If the sources of the funding are ever found, I would bet that railway carriers like Warren Buffet’s BNSF are major contributors. That guy speaks out of both sides of his mouth all the time and the media love him.

Deloitte to do detailed work.
Reply to  Brad-DXT
May 2, 2022 10:55 am

The sources of funding are listed with dollar values in the Allan report. Deloitte did the detailed work.
As I recall, large US foundations like the Rockefellers,the Hewletts, the Packard’s etc. were major donors and the money was funnelled through the Tides foundation.

Reply to  Deloitte to do detailed work.
May 2, 2022 12:55 pm

This was my post – messed up source using my phone.

Note how one intelligent generation makes the money, and then later idiot generations throw it away on false causes? These fools might actually believe they are helping the environment. Not so.

Every move made by the radical greens hurts humanity AND the environment.

Regards, Allan

roaddog
Reply to  Deloitte to do detailed work.
May 3, 2022 1:09 am

Exactly the same foundations that are funding this activity in the US. And funding NPR. The media tie-in is not insignificant.

DMacKenzie
Reply to  Allan MacRae
May 2, 2022 12:25 pm

Quebec will block Alberta oil and gas. Electric heat and electric cars powered by their hydroelectric dams and gov’t supported industries manufacturing electric trucks and buses is a Provincial government focus….all the while receiving federal transfer payments originating from the “rich” natural resource provinces (mainly Alberta).

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Reply to  DMacKenzie
May 2, 2022 1:07 pm

One recurrent story is that the oil tankers coming into Montreal are the major route for drug smuggling into North America. Could be true. I grew up there.

When something doesn’t make sense in Quebec, look for bribes to the politicians.

Quebec politicians run on bribes – the Quebecois word is “patronage”.

Justin Trudeau is setting new records of corruption – making all his Quebecois predecessors green with envy. Tabarnak!

Wiley Rabbit
Reply to  Allan MacRae
May 2, 2022 4:09 pm

The biggest bribe is Transfer Payments, where tax revenues are stolen from the western provinces and given to Quebec and the Maritimes to purchase votes for the ‘Liberal’ party.

Tabarnak is right!

Reply to  Wiley Rabbit
May 2, 2022 5:09 pm

Dr Robert Mansell of U of Calgary used to send me his Tax Transfers.
I calculated several years ago that Albertans had subsidized the rest-of-Canada (ROC) by $1.2 million per family-of-four since 1961 (in today’s dollars with 2% nominal interest).
Today it would be ~$1 million per Alberta family-of-four without interest.
The total subsidy from Alberta to the ROC is approx. Cdn$1 trillion.
Resources are a Provincial asset, our birthright that our Alberta politicians have literally squandered to subsidize wasteful behavior in the ROC. These transfers were intended to be a hand-up, but have become a hand-out, to encourage other provinces to NOT develop their own resources, but instead to live fat and lazy from Alberta’s generosity.
In parts of the country, you can work for 13 weeks and draw 39 weeks of government pogey – that makes one year – and then you do it all again.
We are governed by scoundrels and imbeciles.

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roaddog
Reply to  Wiley Rabbit
May 3, 2022 1:11 am

The transfer payment system is insane. There is nothing more potent in destroying any motivation to bootstrapping in the corrupt East.

AndyHce
Reply to  Allan MacRae
May 3, 2022 12:10 am

“If this happened in the USA, there would be serious criminal charges.”

Not so far, and nothing appears to be on the horizon.

Gary Pearse
May 2, 2022 9:42 am

Reading the overview:

It looks like the recommendations are to knuckle under and become leaders in hydrogen and other “low carbon” energy.

Reply to  Gary Pearse
May 2, 2022 2:37 pm

Our “Conservative” Alberta government is really leftist-lite. The Jason Kenney cabinet embraces all the dysfunctional green energy schemes, the global warming frauds and the Covid scamdemic falsehoods, essentially the same as Justin Pedeau and his WEF minions in Ottawa. Kenney does the usual anti-Ottawa Kabuki theater for Albertans, but his actions on Climate and Covid are the same as Trudeau’s.

Hydrogen is a low-density, terrible fuel – hard to store because it is a tiny molecule that leaks through the smallest cracks, burns invisible and very hot, so is highly dangerous. Hydrogen embrittlement of metals is another problem.

Competent engineers have known the above facts since forever. I dismissed Hydrogen as an fuel in an article published on Sept 1, 2002. Hydrogen in large quantities is made by steam reforming of methane (natural gas) – necessary for petroleum upgrading, but methane is a much superior, cheaper fuel! Hydrogen for fuel makes no sense whatsoever.

In the big picture, it is difficult to find any significant improvements in all the energy technologies promoted by the greens – Hydrogen as fuel, grid-connected solar and wind power, this list goes on – all uneconomic nonsense, all discounted by knowledgeable engineers decades ago – trillions of dollars and millions of lives wasted by green nonsense.

Told you so 20 years ago. CorrectPredictions.ca

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
Reply to  Allan MacRae
May 2, 2022 7:51 pm

Allan

There is a lot of merit in methanol rather than methane. Methanol is easy to make at scale and is a lot easier to transport. Two options are ethanol and butanol. The latter can go into unmodified gasoline engines.

Reply to  Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
May 2, 2022 8:32 pm

Interesting but I don’t know enough about two of these fuels to comment. Not a fan of corn ethanol. What about energy balance, energy density, cost, etc.?
Some people are also promoting ammonia as a fuel. Again, no research by me means no opinion from me.

roaddog
Reply to  Allan MacRae
May 3, 2022 1:15 am

I suspect that scientifically illiterate liberals believe Moore’s Law applicable to all areas of technological endeavor, and believe there is some significant incremental improvement in the productivity of alternative energy technologies piling up. Sadly of course, there is not.

Robert MacLellan
May 2, 2022 9:53 am

As a Canadian I am curious as to why Alberta does not shift the narrative to cleaning up a major (even if natural) environmental spill. There is at least a century of ‘Cleanup’ there and selling it on the open market is solely about cost reduction….hmm?

Gyan1
May 2, 2022 10:23 am

Is this being covered in the Canadian press?

Canadians appear to be even more brainwashed than the US left. They are all huddled within 100 miles of the US border because it’s too cold but are worried about global warming…?

MAK
Reply to  Gyan1
May 2, 2022 2:52 pm

You mean the press that gets funding from the Trudeau government? LOL

Trudeau has a former Greenpeace criminal in his cabinet as environment minister. He is such a help to Alberta! Loves our tax money, hates where it comes from but gladly spends it all on other provinces.

Canada is run by a bunch of net zero types.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  MAK
May 2, 2022 5:30 pm

Net zero brain cells/IQ
Yes

roaddog
Reply to  MAK
May 3, 2022 1:18 am

I still miss Climate Barbie, although I believe she did something nonsensical recently and got back in the press. Can’t recall what it was, at the moment.

Earthling2
May 2, 2022 12:14 pm

Destroy the economy (and civilization) by limiting access to energy, destroy the nuclear family by advocating the State raise the children through inept and malicious public education, and finally destroy 250+ years of freedom and democracy though lies about everything, including the weather. One now has to become a generalist in knowledge just to understand and keep up with the 1001 ways how they want to destroy us.

Reply to  Earthling2
May 3, 2022 12:24 am

I agree Earthling – here is my assessment, published several days ago but censored:

Climate alarmism is the decades-old BIG LIE – global warming in a now-cooling world.
Same with Covid-19 – harmful, ineffective lockdowns and toxic, ineffective “vaccines”.
 
It’s NEVER been about CLIMATE or COVID- it’s ALWAYS been about CONTROL.
 
Between CLIMATE GENOCIDE and COVID GENOCIDE, the “usual suspects” have destroyed or will destroy more than all the ~200 million victims of Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot and all the other Tin Pots of Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia combined. 
 
The scientific ignorance of the average person should not be a death sentence, but it has become so.

 I have published against the Climate-and-Green-Energy fraud since 2002, and against Covid
Lockdowns-and-Vaccines fraud since 21March2020 – and I and others have failed to stop or even slow these global-scale scams.
 
Our scientific institutions, which were supposed to protect us all from this madness, have become utterly corrupted and have failed us.
 
Our governments, with few exceptions, have been taken over by traitors loyal of the totalitarians at the UN, the WEF and the WHO.
 
Global Warming (“Climate”) and Covid are false crises, but runaway inflation and food shortages are a real concern for my colleague Joe D’Aleo and me – as posted here.

EJW
May 2, 2022 2:46 pm

Vivian Krause website. Her work has been a great public service.

https://fairquestions.typepad.com/rethink_campaigns/

Oldanalyst
May 2, 2022 4:39 pm

Why don’t they make it a felony to use foreign funding to influence Canadian public policy?

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Oldanalyst
May 2, 2022 5:29 pm

There are some laws
The problem is these foundations say they used the nasty foreign money to buy coffee, massages, run soup kitchens for the homeless while only using locally sourced funds to attack the evil oil sands.

All on the up and up.

/sarc
Of course

Joe
May 3, 2022 12:30 am

Foreign interests telling individual countries not to use their own natural resources…perfectly normal. No agenda. Nothing to see here…

ferdberple(@ferdberple)
May 3, 2022 8:00 am

Hats off to Vivian Krause that uncovered much of what we know about foreign interference.

Tinfoil hats and conspiracy theories are nonsense arguments used as excuses to prevent serious examination of the facts. The quickest way to boost oil profits in the US is to prevent Canadian imports.

If I was producing oil in the US it would make economic sense to fund Tides Canada and other organizations that lobby against Canadian resource development. Look for US oil family trusts to be funding Canadian environmental protests.

May 3, 2022 1:59 pm

Alberta together with British Columbia and Alaska would be better off joining Russia.

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