The destruction of Alberta’s economy increases while Trudeau continues to appease his Laurentian base in Eastern Canada.
While Alberta oil remains landlocked as a direct result of Bills C-48 and C-69, Canada continues to import some 750,000 barrels each and every day, 165,000 of which is blood oil from Saudi Arabia and Nigeria. The amazement goes further, during a recent trip to the University of Calgary, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change refused to explain why Trudeau’s government does not enforce its environmental rules to the importers of any foreign oil. Furthermore, the Irving Oil Refinery recently announced that it has dropped its pledge to cut its emissions by 17 per cent knowing full well that Ottawa would not enforce compliance.
According to a recent report in the C2C Journal, some $246 billion dollars in investment has disappeared from Western Canada, much of it from Alberta. Between 2014 and 2017, Alberta’s private sector has lost almost 200,000 jobs, most in the energy sector with provincial unemployment close to seven per cent. In November 2019 alone 71,200 jobs were lost in Canada, many in Alberta. At the same time, 260,000 jobs were created in the US, many of which were filled by Canadians who have left the sinking ship of Trudeau's Canada. Meanwhile, many Albertans are working as many as three part-time jobs while using a food bank to stay alive. Also in November, seven more homes were abandoned and at last count some 112 homes have had mortgages foreclosed in Calgary.
It gets worse. As a direct result of Trudeau's intentional destruction of Alberta’s economy over the past five years, hundreds of small family businesses have gone bankrupt or simply closed their doors. Many hundreds of homes have been lost, suicides are becoming commonplace because dozens of desperate men and women could not cope with the willful economic neglect by the Liberal government of Canada. Dozens of energy companies have moved operations to the booming economy of America, and many others in financial difficulty have been de-listed by the Toronto Stock exchange. Trudeau merely shrugs at these conditions while continuing his attack on Alberta, which will be disastrous for many families after the imposition of an absolutely unnecessary, ineffective carbon tax this month.
Unnecessary, because the so-called climate crisis perpetuated by the United Nations IPCC is nothing but a wealth re-distribution scam. The administration of the carbon tax is faulty, making it totally ineffective. Can someone explain how green house gas emissions will be reduced when 90 per cent of families will get rebates of the tax? The intent of the tax is to encourage people to drive less and make efforts to reduce their so-called carbon footprint. Can Trudeau or any of his thugs explain why anyone would take any action to do either when they get a rebate of the tax paid? The logic escapes any thinking person who should research the fallacy of the carbon tax.
L (Tex) Leugner