All posts tagged: environmental extremists

Will Ontario & Quebec be oil free tomorrow?

Grab your popcorn, it could be an interesting day in Canada tomorrow (May 12, 2021). For those unfamiliar with Canada geography and politics, the west has the third-largest oil reserves in the world. Yet despite this, Eastern Canada buys a significant portion of its oil from Saudi Arabia and the remaining half is obtained through pipelines beneath the Great Lakes that transport oil sent from Western Canada to Michigan, USA and then back to refineries in Ontario.

The War in the Woods: Whose god will win, Racism or the Environment?

In British Columbia, the western province in Canada, environmental protesters are blocking loggers who want to cut down trees. That is not surprising. The activists would probably tell us about climate change, if we could talk to them. Also, in that part of the world, “Racism” is often presented as discrimination against native people. The natives are the “people of color” in that region, and they are concerned about their place in society. They also own the trees that the loggers want to cut down. The loggers are working for them. The native community spoke up to say that they have “always harvested and managed our forestry resources” … [and] “We do not welcome or support unsolicited involvement or interference by others in our territory, including third-party activism.” In modern activist thinking, people who oppose the natives could be labelled as racists. Without choosing sides, this is a clash of titans: A common word in the news these days is “racism.” Anti-racist protesters can be violent in the streets, and careers can be ruined by …

Meet a hypocritical Canadian Green activist?

He hates big oil. He has chained himself to gas pumps to stop people from buying gas for their cars. He climbed the CN Tower in Toronto to call for an end to climate change. Today, he is cabinet minister in the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Writing for the Toronto Sun, Brian Lilley explains: The first time I remember meeting Steven Guilbeault was about 20 years ago when the Greenpeace activist joined colleagues in trying to shut down an Esso station in downtown Montreal by chaining themselves to the pumps. Guilbeault was against the oil industry, he was against regular people driving to and from work, and he wanted to shut it down. Now, Guilbeault is a minister in the Trudeau government who drives more in just a few months than the average Canadian drives in a year. […] I have no issue with Guilbeault having a car and driver, it’s standard for ministers in Ottawa. The problem here is his utter hypocrisy, spending a career as an activist chiding average Canadians for …