September 25, 2018

4.5 Billion Pipeline – Canadian NAFTA Lightweights

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Canadian Appeals Court Rules Against Trans Mountain Pipeline

The federal appeal court in Canada ruled on August 30 that the application process for the Trans Mountain Pipeline was legally flawed. In a unanimous decision, the court ruled that the Canadian government failed to engage in meaningful consultations with the indigenous people who will be affected if the pipeline is built. They also declared the failure to consider the environmental impact of oil tanker traffic was unjustifiable, especially because the National Energy Board was “legally obligated” to consider all environmental effects, according to a report in the Vancouver Sun.

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/08/31/canadian-appeals-court-rules-against-trans-mountain-pipeline/

Kinder Morgan just told its shareholders how it persuaded the Trudeau government to pay billions for a pipeline no one else wanted to buy

Kinder Morgan originally estimated that the project, formally approved by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet in November 2016, would cost $4.1 billion. In recent months, this estimate has risen to $7.4 billion, until the new documents this week estimated that the cost could be as high as $9.3 billion until construction is expected to be completed in 2021.

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2018/08/08/analysis/kinder-morgan-just-told-its-shareholders-how-it-persuaded-trudeau-government-pay

Billionaire schools teacher in NAFTA talks

What’s the best way to deal with a teacher who comes into your school and starts threatening all the other teachers? Well if you’re Liberal party leader, and Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, the answer is to lecture the bullying teacher about how his approach isn’t the way to get along with all the other teachers. If you’re the bully, you’re not going to listen to that, and instead, will react to the head teacher’s scolding by insulting him, or maybe putting him in a headlock. If that doesn’t work in getting your way, you could try to turn the other teachers against each other, dealing with them separately instead of with the whole teaching staff. “Divide and conquer” works well for bullies.

http://www.mining.com/web/billionaire-schools-teacher-nafta-talks/

Trump warns he could cause the ‘ruination’ of Canada

“I don’t want to do anything bad to Canada. I can — all I have to do is tax their cars, it would be devastating. If I tax cars coming in from Canada, it would be devastating,” he continued, according to a pool reporter travelling with him.

“Actually, on some countries, including Canada, a tax on cars would be the ruination of the country,” he said. “That’s how big it is. It’d be the ruination of the country. Now, they’ve taken advantage of us for many decades. We can’t let this happen anymore. We have a country to run.”

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2018/09/07/trump-warns-he-could-cause-the-ruination-of-canada.html

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