Trudeau’s carbon scheme targets Alberta

What does Justin Trudeau really think about Alberta and the oilsands and the people who work there?

The real answer is he probably doesn’t think a lot about it — or any other policy area. Trudeau is more about looking dreamy. He leaves the grown-up stuff, like policy, to someone else. In this case, to Gerald Butts, his “principal adviser.”

Butts has quite a lot to say about the oilsands. For years, he was the boss of the World Wildlife Fund Canada, an environmentalist lobby group that took hundreds of thousands of dollars from foreign interests to campaign against the oilsands. Never against OPEC oil; only against Canadian oil.

When he was at the WWF, Butts compared government oilsands defenders to tobacco executives. Here’s the first few lines of a column he wrote for the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper: “Keep smoking, kids. We need the tax revenue. Trust us, we will cure cancer by the time you get it. So goes our national political leaders’ myopic view of the tar sands.”

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  • Bubba Brown

    “Trudeau’s carbon scheme targets Alberta”
    Lemme fix that for you.
    Juthtin Trudeaus cartoon scheme/scam targets Alberta workers.

  • Karmel

    That is such a creepy picture of J.T. Makes me shudder.

  • Exile1981

    Anyone in Alberta who votes for the Turd is committing suicide. Seriously they are in effect saying they want their families to go hungry.

    Unfortunately I know a few who will vote for him just because of his dad’s legacy, others for his hair and some just because they are so much sheep they refuse to look at the issues and just always vote liberal or NDP.

    • I have a good feeling about this. Trudeau is making gaffe after gaffe. He is not fit to lead. The more people lean about his advisers like Butthead the better.

      • Exile1981

        Won’t matter – he could come out and make a huge gaff (like the winter jacket comment) and 90% of the media would refuse to cover it.

        I agree we all need to make sure everyone around us knows about his issues but I’m concerned it won’t be enough.

        • David Murrell

          I agree with your point here. There are lot’s of low-information voters — who like J.T.’s good looks and youth — who will go out and vote for him (he is ahead in the polls). This is so, even given that he is emulating Herr Wynne’s anti-business economic policies. A carbon tax will hit industry hard — make the entire country too expensive for manufacturing and mining — and will steer our country to slow or negative growth, just like Ontario. But our media cartel seems to like this scenario.

          But I agree: Trudeau is going to be elected prime minister this coming fall.

  • ntt1

    Butts and Turdos brother are two of the marionette masters that need to be exposed to sunlight as the election nears, we know turdo will say anything he is told to but the media need to focus more on the backroom brain trust that is really imagineering trudeau’s policies

  • Clausewitz

    I’m figuring the shiny pony thinks if he can drive Alberta and Saskatchewan out of Confederation then he can get Liberal governments elected for the next 50 years.

  • DMB

    Justin Trudeau has made a fatal flaw which is he is being honest about wanting to raise taxes unlike Dalton McGuinty, Kathleen Wynne who lie through their teeth about taxes and pretty much everything else to get in power.

  • Denis George Miller

    just another item to push the west to say “bye bye” to all those Eastern scum freezing in the dark

  • Minicapt

    The Kiwis have solved their fuel problems.
    They imported 50 million tonnes of sand from the Arabs and now they’re going to drill for their own oil.

    Cheers