Liberals Put Moratorium On Oil Tankers Along the Coast

Let the b@$#@rds freeze in the dark:

Canada will implement a moratorium on oil tanker traffic along the northern coast of British Columbia, effectively slamming the door on a controversial pipeline project that was already facing massive development hurdles.

In a letter released on Friday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau instructed Transport Minister Marc Garneau to work with numerous other ministries to “formalize” the ban on oil tanker traffic, a Liberal campaign promise ahead of the federal elections last month.

Listed as one of seven “top priorities” for the Transport Ministry, more details on timing are expected after Parliament opens on Dec. 3.

The main casualty of the ban will be Enbridge Inc’s Northern Gateway pipeline, which would carry oil sands crude from near Edmonton, Alberta, to a deepwater port at Kitimat, British Columbia for export to Asian markets.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Thanks Justin for your hatred of Alberta. Are you going to discuss your wonderful ideas with Albertan’s? We deserve to have an economy too, don’t we Justin?
    You call Obama, and a couple weeks later he cancels all further debate on the Keystone XL pipeline. Not a whimper from your team.
    You confirm your disdain for Alberta by removing any possibility of shipping oil even if we got it there, to the west coast.
    Are you going to stop the Line 9 reversal now, too?
    I think you will.

    • Exile1981

      So he stops tankers on the east coast taking Alberta oil to foreign markets but he doesn’t stop east coast tankers bringing saudi oil to Quebec refineries and he already killed the proposed pipeline from Alberta to Quebec.

      • V10_Rob

        That’s an avenue of attack there. Either kill jobs in Quebec or ditch his green credentials.

      • Raymond Hietapakka

        His people have already shitified up the St.Lawrence….”What difference does it make?”

    • Exile1981

      He already said he’s opposed to the line 9 project.

    • V10_Rob

      Just leaves the trains… Wonder if Warren is paid up?

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      He only understands a “Trust Fund Economy”…’re going to be an important part of that funding…

  • Clausewitz

    Fucking Liberal Idiot. Are there any other find?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      And the Liberal over reach engine is just revving up.
      They are going to do this every day for the next four years.
      As Lahey would say, Randy, the shit apple doesn’t fall far from the shit tree.
      These LIberals are going to govern as the Notley and Rae NDP.

  • Maggat

    Couldn’t that ISIL bunch in Paris have waited a few more weeks until the weather summit was underway and Canada’s delegation was there.

    • BillyHW

      So is the UN Climate Clownfest going to be cancelled now?

      • WalterBannon

        the show must go on

        if we are lucky, turdeau will get blown up by muslims

        • simus1

          They try to avoid killing recent converts.
          Unless the Jews can be blamed for the hit.

      • ntt1

        No the muslim atrocities was OK according to climate wonks butchering almost 200 defenceless people is a fairly low carbon and therefore not a threat to delicate climatologists sensibilities.

      • Raymond Hietapakka

        “Kleptocrat Klimate Kouncil”

  • WalterBannon

    sounds like restraint of trade. affected industries should file a complaint under the nafta framework

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I was thinking the same thing.
      When NAFTA was first signed I thought it was an outrageous loss of sovereignty that had been signed away.
      Now I see it as a check on Liberals.

  • simus1

    Perhaps if the American rent seekers backing Shiny Pony had more “leg room” at the table things like oil would flow more smoothly.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    End ALL fuel deliveries by ship to B.C. outports…good for goose good for gander. No spare 5-gallon jugs allowed on outboard’s boats, too…f*** ’em…make a law where you have to refuel ANY boat at least 500m. from water…2-strokes? Immediate ban.

  • canminuteman

    The oil companies must start to blacklist anti oil people and refuse to sell them gasoline and home heating oil. With today’s info tech it would be easy for someone to put up a web based data base that gas stations could connect to and when one of these anti oil people shows up with their Cadillac Escillade (SP?) their credit or debit card is declined. No gas For You!!

  • andycanuck

    It’s just for northern B.C. coastline. Southern B.C. is still allowed so Liberal Vancouver’s traffic won’t be hurt.

  • Frances

    Hasn’t anyone told the man there are already lots of tankers going up and down Canada’s West Coast taking oil from Valdez to Puget Sound? Apparently there is a “voluntary Tanker Exclusion Zone” within which they do not sail, but they’re still in Canadian waters. To quote Transport Canada: “There is a federal moratorium on oil and natural gas exploration and development. There is no moratorium on tanker operation in Canada’s western waters. Oil tankers have been moving safely and regularly along Canada’s West Coast for many years.”