Do you know who this is?
This man may have one of the single biggest impacts on your pocketbook in the coming years. You likely have no idea who he is, but you should.
There is a reason why he always seems to show up at every press conference. That reason is he is virtually fully dependant on government money for his corporation.
‘The other 90 per cent of our revenue comes from Canadian governments, companies, foundations and individuals interested in the innovative thinking we bring to sustainable energy challenges.’
This is the man that is working directly with government and industry to find ‘solutions’ Those solutions include more Pipelines, Site C and Fracking.
How did he work with industry to fleece the people, get Site C built, increase fracking in BC and get a pipeline built? Simple.
Pushing for a carbon tax on you because without it, Big Oil would not be able to take advantage of Cap and Trade, Governments would not have a new unlimited tax resource and he, of course would have no relevance to society nor would the millions he gets from you continue.
How did the Alberta NDP show their ‘climate leadership’? Did they give us a tell on what John Horgan and the BCNDP really stand for?
How did the Federal Liberal Government show their ‘climate leadership’
(hey, at least it wasn’t a selfie and at least his shirt is on)
Here is their ‘vastly different approach’ of the Alberta and BC NDP, the BC Liberals and Justin Trudeau. Ready?
Destroy some of Canada’s best farmland and vast amounts of forest to build Site C. This will allow Alberta to meet its ‘30% renewable targets’ for 2030
Nice work Shannon and Ed, you pulled the nail out of the Site C coffin in the name of helping the environment. NONE of that electricity is needed at all, so you guys + Trudeau got together with Clark and Notley to ‘get this thing done’ Rachel Notley placed an ultimatum on BC to get the NDP’s coveted pipeline projects built.
Then, magically a knight in shiny twitter algorithm selfie armour shows up to save the day:
What a ‘vastly different approach’ than previous governments don’t you think?
The old government wanted to get oil to port. They failed. The ‘new’ Government wanted to get oil to port so they passed a new tax and made some deals. Pass.
Here is the ‘vastly different approach’ in a nutshell
Old Government: More Oil to port.
New government: More Oil to port
Old Government: Permit Site C
New Government: Permit Site C
Old Government: Increase Fracking
New Government: Increase Fracking
Yeah, totally different. Sounds good, tastes good, but in the end, it makes you sick.
How do you make Fracking, Site C and more pipelines magically fight climate change? Simple, make a tax. Yes, it’s magic folks. Have a ministers meeting every month where everyone flies in on private jets. Get an ‘authority’ on the environment (Pembina Institute) to affirm your ‘logic’ in exchange for keeping the gravy train going and sell out BOTH the environment and the people for big industry. That is what Ed, Rachel, Justin, Christy and their parties have always excelled at.
No Carbon Tax?
No MILLIONS for Ed and his 40 employees with offices everywhere waiting for the phone (and cash register) to ring.
There you go. You pay for these guys to sell you out. They do have 40 employees now so I guess in some way you are contributing to the ‘strong economy’ of the government he works so closely with.
This is another favourite token line the politicians spout, first from the Alberta Government Climate Plan:
Directly from Pembina ‘Institute’ Website:
‘The Institute continued to work with First Nation communities, municipalities and regional governments on energy efficiency and renewable energy, while also providing high-quality life cycle research and sustainable energy solutions for industry.’
And of course JT Chequebook and his ‘Nation to Nation’ comments (while simultaneously not recognizing the indigenous charter):
How lovely, hand over the heart in a true sign of caring for the land, the people and the world.
Here is the reality:
Here is another cognitive dissonance generating reality: Trudeau, not for one second of his life cared or ever will care about First Nations. There is no commitment to First Nations groups and there never will be. Ever.
Just like his dad and ALL Prime Ministers before him, he could care less.
If he did, he would not be sending away BILLIONS of our dollars to purchase smart grids in other countries so Microsoft can profit but actually investing in helping First Nations communities.
How do you work ‘Nation to Nation’? Simple, violate every possible treaty you can to make sure your Big Oil buddies get paid.
And what is Canada really good at doing? Violating treaties and land plundering. Justin Harper or Stephen Trudeau… doesn’t matter.
What First Nations groups don’t see coming is that the Carbon Tax will be the all seeing tax and GST/PST will be phased out in the long run in an effort to create an entirely new tax base which represents roughly 4.3% of Canadian population.
So while many hailed ‘climate action’ and Trudeau as the saving grace, they got their land stolen and now will be paying taxes. Didn’t see that in any ‘Nation to Nation’ speech, but those are the actions taken.
This is not isolated. As you can see, continuing on the federal level, Pembina also shapes taxation policy or at minimum makes recommendations that you need to be taxed at drastically higher levels to, of course, save the environment… by increasing fracking, pipelines and building Site C. Because after all if it is taxed, that ‘pollution’ that is carbon (not toxic fracking waste chemicals) will save the world.
The top graphic is from the Pembina website, the bottom the government. They are one in the same in their support for environmental destruction.
Now, the more ‘revenue’ the government can rake in because it is broke, means more money for Pembina to ‘grow organically’ this can happen when you ‘use public funds strategically’ to pay for photo ops and ‘science based papers’ to keep the gravy train coming to station.
Their recommendation is not as completely insane as some have been quoted. They only want a 500% increase in the carbon tax over the next 5 years. While others deem a 2000% increase as the exact number that will make the clouds cooperate. (based on science of course)
“Dined regularly” with Suncor to make a climate ‘compromise’ with Rachel Notley? Wonder if that ‘compromise’ was to ensure one of Canadian Governments darling investments (Suncor) was able to capitalize on the Climate ‘Plan’? Magically in time that big dirty Suncor all of a sudden was ’embracing’ the Carbon Tax…why? Simple, Pembina and co struck a deal to funnel money into their pockets via Cap and Trade and steal from schools, small businesses and hospitals that you pay taxes on or to run.
Amazing how this works isn’t it?
I have showed countless times how heavily invested Justin Trudeau’s Government is in Big Oil. Here is a nice chart to simply display what our bread and butter is and how, of course, the saviours of the world would never dare to ‘hit them in the pocket book’
If you had the power to put in laws that would hurt or help your investments, obvious logic concludes you would help, not hurt them.
Note how transparent government has been about real estate and also note Alberta’s bread and butter with the understanding that real estate (Mortgages that banks hold the paper on) there has been in decline and it will continue just like it will in BC.
The question no one is asking is: “WHAT IF OUR GOVERNMENTS LOST THE REAL ESTATE SECTOR AND RESOURCE SECTOR SIMULTANEOUSLY” and “IS THERE A PLAN IN PLACE TO DEAL WITH SUCH A BLOW TO THE ECONOMY”
Hmmmmm… maybe that is why there were so many minister’s meetings that produced a ‘new approach’ to climate change?
Also note the BILLIONS in debt that was issued by these companies (bought by banks and pension funds all over Canada) If there are issues with the bonds or stocks of these companies, who would lose most? Banks and the Government of Canada! Hopefully they can find a revenue vehicle to bail them out in the event this happens. Maybe an air tax… or something like that.
Don’t call it a pre-emptive bailout, call it ‘Climate Action’
After all we still haven’t got paid back for the last CANADIAN BANK BAILOUT, which helped all the banks you will see below and in every pension plan.
This bailout was only $114 000 000 000 (billion) so of course our government would never secretly do a back door bank bailout without telling us right? Wait, that was Harper, Trudeau is honest and nice and does lots of selfies, he wouldn’t organize any secret bail in deals on the hush would he?
He would never create a law that would allow banks to STEAL your deposits for making bad bets on something like Real Estate, Oil and Gas… because he is not Harper, he is the red guy and the red guys are good. None of those banks are profiting from the fact that for the first time ever our DEBT EXCEEDS GDP so as long as he says ‘my friends’ and ‘diversity’ and cuts a few multi billion dollar cheques, who cares.
Imagine that $114 BILLION the government gave the banks for screwing up the entire economy went into Solar Panels? Or… of course the question is, if Trudeau and all the rest say the economy is ‘back to normal’ why don’t we get our $114 BILLION back?
Now, let’s take a quick look at just one Alberta Pension Fund:
As you can find yourself, in any plan, this is how they invest. The other side of the equation is the investments in Oil and Energy, here is what BC does, yes that is $600 MILLION in Suncor shares. So while one government dines and makes deals with Suncor on carbon schemes, another (just like Alberta) is a heavy investor in the very company they are making ‘compromises’ with. Coincidence I am sure.
Good job by the Pembina Institute to support Big Oil, Big Fracking and Big Pembina’s pursuit of your money.
So here is where the ‘Cap and Trade’ factor comes in. They will put a cap on carbon (not chemical pollutants, but something that makes up the very fabric of all life) and reduce that cap, making it so the remaining ‘credits’ become ever more valuable. Genius.
Who will trade those credits in the $10 TRILLION/year (yes TRILLION) carbon market?
That’s right, the banks pushing for carbon taxes. We won’t even get into the Billions a year made underwriting/buying ‘green bonds’ which is an exploding industry (debt vehicle) the banks will also profit on.
Most of which continue to have to be issued because of completely failed energy policies that Pembina helped contribute to in places like Ontario which are coming to BC and AB. Yes, the $300 Billion in debt province is now exporting its ‘green’ policy to the west. Soon we will be in permanent Green Energy bail out mode, like Germany, who is now exiting the wind energy market after finding it to be a $1.1 TRILLION failure.
Here is Pembina pushing hard for the same complete failure of a program to take over Alberta and BC like it has destroyed the landscape, finances and energy of Ontario who has seen massive increases in power costs since the passing of the act.
Love that the ‘clean energy benefit’ is called a benefit… because you benefit from having less money? Government certainly have valid logic.
Thanks, really appreciate it.
Notice the skyrocketing power rates in BC? (and the entire country) Removing disposable income is always a net benefit to the economy. Right.
The Minister of ‘Climate Change’ who is rubber stamping with Trudeau more fracking, more pipelines, more destroying of treaties, farm land and the creation of a massive pile of debt to build Site C for power we don’t need so Oil Sands companies can qualify for ‘carbon credits’ is telling you this is for ‘sustainable prosperity’ Don’t question, just believe. Governments always tell the truth.
Look at this picture, it is the picture of 2 people so excited about how much money they will soon take from you and give to their best buddies in Big Oil, Big Climate:
We are always told that keeping the temperature under 2 degrees increase is the way to save the world, and the way to do that is to tax everyone so there is less C02. Then, the solution to that is to create MORE CO2 and higher taxes? Orwell reincarnate?
This is the same groups of Government that are pushing for the biggest energy wasting system on this planet of Big Data, Big IoT and the Smart Grid.
I suggest you read this PDF to see the direction these guys are taking us and the massive power needs required. Have a quick look at the Coal/Power requirements for the Smart Grid. What happens when they ‘phase out’ coal? Massive new power needs, less power to sell (perhaps site C will be the fix for that) which means higher profits per watt sold for utilities that are seeing energy use declines. Weird how that accidentally works so perfectly don’t you think?
These will become the energy suckers of our era. Not. One. Word. on that.
Simple. The Energy Companies will be able to sell more energy to these data companies. The governments are more invested in them than anything.
So when Big Oil uses power from Site C, they can get carbon credits. When massive amounts of renewable energy are used simply to store, track and sell data, they will get carbon credits. When fracking is considered ‘clean energy’ they will get carbon credits. Yes the dirtiest energy, with the help of Pembina and Government, becomes clean. As they say, dirty or clean money is always Green!
Big Data will do the same thing, they already are. Might have been some nice farmland but who eats food when you can eat data right? Although, the trend really seems to be destroy farmland for power so… (yes, this is just one data center)
No one ever talks about the massive waste of power these things are, just how much of that power is ‘renewable’ (eligible for your money in carbon credits)
Sounds like a lot of credits… who is the debtor?
Who is the loser? The environment, First Nations, our resources, our money, our future, our farmland, our energy systems.
Who is the winner? Pembina Institute, Big Oil, Broke Government Coffers, Smart Grid Industry, Banks and Pension Funds.
So, while Ed Whittingham pushes for more money to be stolen from your already failing school and hospital systems in exchange for his lifestyle being paid for on your dime I am hopeful that you wake up to the truth that NONE of these people or parties give a damn about you, your future or the environment. This is ALL about money.
No one is saying we don’t have work to do. No one is saying ‘we should do nothing’ No one is saying there are no alternatives to try and work with. What we are saying is that trusting serial liars who work constantly to steal your money, no matter how noble the issue sounds and no matter the truth in the fact we need to find better ways to live (like waste less resources on war) we simply cannot trust people who will do or say whatever to put their interests over that of the world and it’s people.
Once you stop believing the lie, it will cease to exist.
This is the only climate ‘action’ that needs to be taken
AB Pension Holdings in Banks
BC Holdings in Banks
Oil Co’s Transition
Pembina Funding Sources/Pics with Notley
Green Bonds Market
Site C to fight ‘CO2’
Image Whittington, NDP Environment Minister