The trucker convoy has this right:

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SustainBC
The trucker convoy has this right:

Some folks in the trucker convoy have it right: stop importing oil; use Canada’s oil for Canadians. Taking this road, we can avoid export, keep the price for Canadians low, and lose no oil patch jobs.

We can refine tar sands bitumen on site to bring quality and price up to par. We can avoid using taxpayer money and diminishing resources to build export facilities, pipelines, and tankers to give life support to a dying fossil economy.

We can avoid the economic, social, and environmental costs of inevitable oil spills. Instead, we can use our money and worker expertise to upgrade our internal pipelines and delivery systems, and our disaster response capacity. We can leave some oil for our children.

Export is all about global oil company competition and maximum profits. The Trudeau government can regain public confidence by serving the people instead of “the shadow government: the corporate world”.

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oh piss off. no one in the convoy had anything right.

the idea to refine bitumen didn't come about with them nor the idea to use our oil domestically.

those ideas have been around long before their appearance. they had to grab a hold of some idea to try and cover their racist bs.

Pondering

SustainBC wrote:

Some folks in the trucker convoy have it right: stop importing oil; use Canada’s oil for Canadians. Taking this road, we can avoid export, keep the price for Canadians low, and lose no oil patch jobs.

We can refine tar sands bitumen on site to bring quality and price up to par. We can avoid using taxpayer money and diminishing resources to build export facilities, pipelines, and tankers to give life support to a dying fossil economy.

We can avoid the economic, social, and environmental costs of inevitable oil spills. Instead, we can use our money and worker expertise to upgrade our internal pipelines and delivery systems, and our disaster response capacity. We can leave some oil for our children.

Export is all about global oil company competition and maximum profits. The Trudeau government can regain public confidence by serving the people instead of “the shadow government: the corporate world”.

The point of all pipelines being considered, including Energy East, is to get the oil to tidewater. No export no pipeline. North/South transportation is much easier than East/West. We both buy and sell oil to the US. 

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

That convoy originated in Alberta by blatant right wing Conservatives and was laughably predictable. Let's attack the Liberals. Against a carbon tax? This has been the rallying call from UCP and other petro centric assholes.

And there they were...Driving their pollution addled carebon emitting trucks and wearing yellow vests without knowing what the yellow vests in France had been rioting about (gas prices but also progressive issues)Go back to your right wing petro state and fuck off.

Kind of ironic that they want Canadian oil and keeping gas prices low by bashing Trudeau even though his government bailed out Alberta's pipeline to keep our own oil and keep prices down.. Just one big stunt probably orchestrated by the UCP. Pfff.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Well to be  '70's retro and given that Alberta is on the East side of the Great Divide I can only say; "let the Eastern bastards vaction on the shores of a tar sands pond." 

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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Driving their pollution addled carebon emitting trucks and wearing yellow vests without knowing what the yellow vests in France had been rioting about (gas prices but also progressive issues)Go back to your right wing petro state and fuck off.

Well, between "no gas tax", "ease up with the foreigners" and "Macron (Trudeau) MUST GO!!!", I'd say the two groups have more in common than you think.

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

Mr. Magoo wrote:

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Driving their pollution addled carebon emitting trucks and wearing yellow vests without knowing what the yellow vests in France had been rioting about (gas prices but also progressive issues)Go back to your right wing petro state and fuck off.

Well, between "no gas tax", "ease up with the foreigners" and "Macron (Trudeau) MUST GO!!!", I'd say the two groups have more in common than you think.

That's a good point. But as I said,this convoy originated from Alberta. Big surprise that they say 'Trudeau must go' It's part of their DNA.