This was to be the height of recognition of the historical injustices done to Canada’s indigenous people..
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has kept Canadian flags at half-mast for over six moinths with no plans on raising them so far due to the revelation of unmarked graves at the sites of residential schools.
This is the Prime Minister who sheds tears at the drop of a hat.
He created a brand new holiday to be held on September 30 of every year to recognize how poorly the native people of Canada have been treated.
He is hip.
He is woke.
He is sensitive.
He is hiding out on a vacation likely surfing in Tofino during the first Truth and Reconciliation Day ever held.
It sounds almost impossible to believe.
Is this Prime Minister really too shallow to even take part in the holiday that he created? Is he really too stupid to see how these optics will be?
The answer to both is yes.
While the Prime Minister’s public itinerary said that he was in “private meetings in Ottawa”, it has been revealed that Trudeau is actually enjoying the beach at Tofino on Vancouver Island and the Prime Minister’s office was forced to confirm that.
The plight of Canada’s First Nations was acute enough to create a holiday but not important enough for Justin Trudeau to actually take part in it.
Trudeau truly is the fakest Prime Minister in the history of Canada.
You would think that he would spend this one day out of 365 with some of his First Nations constituents. Nope. Beach time came first.
That said, Central Canada will continue to elect him until he tires of playing Prime Minister and retires permanently to a beach somewhere.
While the term “Just Transition” sounds innocuous enough, it is anything but. It represents a plan based on the presumption that the world will no longer need petrochemical products in the near future. Proponents of Justin Trudeau’s “Just Transition Act” view energy transition as being a black and white issue. They feel that petrochemical production must be halted altogether as soon as possible while we seek new means of energy generation. This ideologically driven approach to policy is certain to irreparably harm Canada’s energy sector while doing little to mitigate climate change.
Producers in Canada’s energy sector are well aware that the old way of doing things is finished. They also understand that Canada remains blessed with some of the most abundant energy resources on earth. Rather than throwing up their hands and working under the assumption that we will be shutting in our petrochemical resources, our energy producers have been taking a pragmatic approach through embracing the principles of a circular economy.
In a circular economy, producers no longer are simply focused on extracting, refining, and selling an energy product. The age-old principles of reduce, reuse and recycle are now being applied with resource extraction. Companies are now looking at the entire cycle of their operations and with technological advancements, net-zero emission goals are within reach.
Carbon that once was released into the atmosphere is now captured. Rather than viewing carbon as a waste product to be disposed of, researchers are finding ways to turn it into an asset.
Carbon dioxide is already being used for enhanced oil recovery projects. This reduces water and steam injection and naturally sequesters the carbon underground.
Technology is being developed that can use carbon in concrete, plastics, and liquid fuels. Captured CO2 can be used to accelerate algae growth which can be used as feed-stock for food, biofuels, and plastics.
We are just beginning to see the potential uses for captured carbon and new applications for it are being discovered all the time.
To foster continued innovation in carbon technology, industry leaders and investors need to be confident that they can get a long-term return on their investment. Why invest in new technology when the government appears to be poised to shut down the industry that it will apply to?
It will be nothing less than a tragedy if Canada shuts down one of its core industries based on ideological and political motives. We have an opportunity in front of us to be technological leaders in the production of net-zero emission petrochemical products. Both the economy and the environment will suffer if we allow our petrochemical sector to be shut down rather than cleaned up. The world will continue to consume fossil fuels from nations with low environmental standards while our domestic energy prices will skyrocket.
We need to move away from binary thinking when it comes to the future of petrochemical production. There is a third way and it isn’t transition, it’s transformation. The petrochemical industry is embracing positive, forward-thinking change. If only the government would let the industry get on with it.
As the dumpster fire of a trip to India by Justin Trudeau burns ever higher, Justin decides to up the ante with a fantastic demonstration of just how stupid he is.
Never mind Trudeau having a convicted Sikh terrorist invited to a reception in India. Never mind his increasingly cringe worthy and insulting dress up games in traditional Indian garb for photo ops. Never mind that Trudeau actually flew a chef from Canada to India to cook Indian food.
Trudeau doesn’t even know how long Canada has been a confederation.
We are talking grade 1 history classes folks.
I just had to ensure that this video of his brilliance is posted and saved somewhere.
I can’t imagine how much more damage this fools is going to do to Canada’s international reputation in the next couple years.
On an already bad day for the PM, he also struggled with a basic fact about the country he leads – and was trying to promote in front of this business audience in New Delhi: pic.twitter.com/BccSToCojJ
— Omar Sachedina (@omarsachedina) February 22, 2018
Here is Justin standing like a deer in the headlights vacuously staring off into the distance rather than trying to answer a clear and simple question from an Indian reporter.
— ANI (@ANI) February 22, 2018