As federal Canadian politicians pat themselves on the back regarding climate change leadership, tanker-loads of foreign oil are delivered regularly to Eastern Canadian refineries, including increasing volumes from Saudi Arabia.
As published by the Financial Post, the Saudis have conducted a “not-so-subtle campaign of economic warfare against Canada and others to permanently cripple their respective oil industries.”
“Strangely enough, Canada is helping them do it.”
The twist in the story is found in the manner in which the Liberals play into the hands of the Saudis. So proud are they of their action on environmental stewardship and climate change that government end up doing the Saudis’ dirty work for them.
By tightening the screws on domestic Canadian production while increasing Saudi imports, Canada is accelerating the rate of our energy sector’s decline. No informed Canadian should be surprised– our country being saddled with the most anti-Canadian prime minister in history. According to an article published in the Toronto Sun, the Trudeau government’s relationship with Saudi Oil is chock full of mystery and intrigue:
“If you’re serious about standing up to Riyadh, how come you are stilling giving their oil a free pass? How come you have exempted it from your carbon tax and are not subjecting Saudi oil to the same environmental regulations you have imposed on Western Canadian oil?”
Did you know? According to Statistics Canada, oil imports from Saudi Arabia have been rising steadily for a number of years. The volume of Canadian imported from the Saudis increased by 66% since 2014.
“You’re[Trudeau] supposed to be in a battle with the Saudis, yet an objective outside observer might think you’re at war with Alberta, instead.”
According to the Financial Post, the Saudis have conducted a “not-so-subtle campaign of economic warfare against Canada and other upstart oil exporters to permanently cripple their respective oil industries.”
For common sense Canadians, it must be near-impossible to fathom the political behavior of Justin Trudeau. With no approval or mandate, our PM transitioned his role to one in which all nations other than Canada take priority. Media have not a problem with the scenario.
Canada produces approximately 3.8 million barrels of oil per day. Our consumption rates sit at 1.8 million- 1.9 million barrels daily, while exporting 2.7 million barrels per day. On most days, this leaves our country 700,000 or 800,000 barrels short– an amount we have to import from the U.S.,the Saudis, Nigeria and other players.
Saudi Arabia has been ruled by absolute monarchs since its founding in the 1930’s. The sole owners of the country’s oil reserves through the company Saudi Aramco.
Saudi Aramco’s largest customer in Canada is Irving Oil. Saudi oil arrives at the Irving terminal in the Port of Saint John. On average, 115,000 barrels of Saudi crude oil arrive at the Port per day – 14% of Canada’s oil imports and 5.7% of Canada’s total domestic and foreign supply. The Saudi oil is refined at the Irving Oil refinery, with its refined oil accounting for more than 60% of New Brunswick’s total exports.
Every bit of it Eastern Canadian-centric. Sounds like a well-oiled machine to CAP. To drill down on the topic is to undercover a situation few Canadians may be aware of:
Charles-Emile Trudeau, grandfather of Justin Trudeau, accumulated a fortune by building gas stations in Quebec and a loyalty program known as the Automobile Owners’ Association, which by 1932 had 15,000 members patronizing Trudeau’s 30 gas stations.
He sold his business to Champlain Oil Products Limited. Founded in 1932, the company flourished over the next sixty years, closing the operation in 1993. An obvious question floats to the surface: have the Trudeau family been profiting from this for the past 80-plus years? And every bit as pertinent– where did Justin Trudeau’s grandfather and Champlain Oil source their products from?
Alberta, Canada? Or overseas in the land of fundamentalist religious fervour. What a revelation it would be to verify the circumstances. Can it be that oil from Saudi Arabia is like “money from home” for Justin Trudeau, as well as film-maker for the government of Iran, brother Alexandre Trudeau?
How neatly all this would fit into the Liberal’s sanctimonious carbon policies. Talk about killing multiple birds with one stone. This way, Trudeau can play prince of fossil fuel reductions. His carbon taxation is justified. The Liberals can decimate Alberta’s Energy industry, while lining their products based on Saudi oil imports.
Speculation it is, but what a thing of beauty it would be for the Trudeau family.
“By tightening the screws on domestic Canadian production while seeing an increase in Saudi-originating imports we are helping to accelerate the rate of our own energy-sector’s decline.”
Not good enough. Under Justin Trudeau, government’s goal is to accelerate the rate of our entire country’s decline.