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    The plot to murder Canadas resource sector is one script Hollywood wont touch

    June 11 2019
    Canada
    by Jay Cameron, a lawyer with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms.

    Collusion between foreign interests and local eco-radicals is shackling Canadas economic potential for years, and perhaps decades, to come.

    If Hollywood wasnt so overtly biased against the oil and gas industry, it would find one heck of a plotline playing out between disbarred lawyer Steven Donziger, the fake Ecuadorian judgment he secured against Chevron, and the foreign-funded environmentalists attempting to destroy Canadas natural resources industry.

    A brief recap of the saga to date: Donziger, a Harvard law grad, secured a US$19.5-billion judgment in Ecuador against Chevron for alleged environmental damage supposedly done by Texaco, a company Chevron purchased in 2001. This, despite the fact that there had already been a clean up and the Ecuadorian government had explicitly released Chevron from any liability. But then Donzigers team was found to have used witness tampering and bribery, and ghost wrote expert reports, court orders and even the original court judgment itself. A U.S court ruled that Donziger and his co-conspirators attempted to extort billions of dollars from Chevron Corporation.

    The Ecuador judgment, eventually reduced to US$9.5 billion, was discovered to be so putridly corrupt that every nation on earth that Donziger took it to has since refused to enforce it except our beloved Canada. Despite the stench of it, the Supreme Court of Canada in 2015 ruled that enforcement proceedings could commence against Chevron Canada, a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., even though under Canadian corporate law Chevron Canada is a completely separate legal entity from Chevron Corp. Our judges essentially said that global comity (read: our exceptional national politeness) required the judgment to be enforced here.

    The court may quietly be rethinking those juridical gymnastics given what has transpired between then and now.

    In a textbook case of what is wrong with the idea that Canada should willy-nilly recognize foreign jurisdictions without proper scrutiny, the Ecuador judgment was rejected for enforcement by the United States, Brazil and Argentina. Then, in late 2018, an international investment tribunal in The Hague unanimously found that it would even be a violation of international law for any country to recognize and enforce the fraudulent Ecuadorian judgment. Donziger was disbarred last year by the state of New York for his role in the Ecuadorian fraud. Around the same time last year, the Ontario Court of Appeal delivered a blow to Donzigers attempts to collect in Canada. It found the case, which is being fought in Canada by Toronto lawyer Alan Lenczner, amounted to an exhortation that we should do the right thing for his clients, untethered to the jurisprudence, the statutory rights of corporations, or any discernible principle.

    And last month, Donziger was found in contempt of court in the U.S. for disobeying court orders and stymying efforts from Chevron Corp. to collect legal costs he had been ordered to pay the company.

    Chevron Corp. has now applied to the Ontario Supreme Court to have Canadas enforcement action dismissed. It is starting to look like Donzigers Frankenjudgment will finally be put out of its misery.

    But heres where the plot thickens. As we zoom out, we discover that Donziger is only one actor in a deeper foreign-funded movement to land-lock Canadas natural resources. Recent discovery evidence in the U.S. revealed that the same type of corrupt actors behind the corruption in Ecuador were involved in directing and funding the Ontario court action. The proceeding in Ontario was used by Donziger to sell interest essentially selling stock to investors in the Ecuadorian judgment, to buyers who hoped to profit from the payday he thinks the Canadian courts will eventually deliver to him.

    To anyone watching closely, the picture of moneyed backers funding efforts to frustrate resource companies in Canada will look immediately familiar. Vivian Krause, a meticulous researcher who has tracked the flow of U.S. money into Canadian so-called environmental charities for years, testified before the Canadian Senate on April 8, 2019 regarding Bill C-69, the new environmental-impact assessment bill that proposes to layer an entirely new and stifling regulatory regime onto project approvals.

    In her submissions ( https://fairquestions.typepad.com/rethink_campaigns/ ), Krause evidenced the efforts of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and many other deep-pocketed U.S. donors, to shut down Canadian pipeline projects. She provided the Senate with a link to the pages of U.S. tax returns evidencing more than 400 payments to more than 100 groups involved in The Tar Sands Campaign in Canada, the U.S. and in Europe. Krause even evidenced the link between some of these donors and efforts to influence the recent Alberta election in favour of Rachel Notley.

    While funds keep flowing in to block Canadas resource sector, foreign investment in our natural resource industries is at an all-time low. That has been a direct contributor to Canadas economy limping along at paltry 0.1-per-cent growth in GDP.

    Collusion between foreign interests and local eco-radicals is shackling Canadas economic potential for years, and perhaps decades, to come, and Canadians have a right to know about this plot. Businesses, once killed, are not easily resurrected. Investors scared off by a hostile investment and legal climate may never return. That impacts real jobs and real people. The facts are known. The question is, what will our government do about it?

    hxxps://business.financialpost.com/opinion/the-plot-to-murder-canadas-resource-sector-is-one-script-hollywood-wont-touch

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    A Stranded Nation (2019) Trailer
    The environment is arguably the most debated topic of modern Canadian politics. The use of hydrocarbons has become a central political discourse within Canada. The decision to build a national pipeline to meet international demand has left Canadians divided and uncertain. A Stranded Nation is a documentary about our national interests, a competitive oil and gas sector, and the benefits it provides to all Canadians.

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    I'm just waiting for the soon to come collapse of the terminally sick Canadian debt fueled economy without any hope of needed life support from our once prosperous oil, gas and mining industries, these type of ongoing leftist run shenanigans are what will finally push it over the edge.
    I live among lots of sheeple and dim witted who like to think they are good Canadians for voting Lieberal

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    Save these resources for China
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    Quote Originally Posted by M1917 Enfield View Post
    I'm just waiting for the soon to come collapse of the terminally sick Canadian debt fueled economy without any hope of needed life support from our once prosperous oil, gas and mining industries, these type of ongoing leftist run shenanigans are what will finally push it over the edge.
    In the meantime I'm stockpiling plastic cutlery and straws for the impending apocalypse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustBen View Post
    In the meantime I'm stockpiling plastic cutlery and straws for the impending apocalypse.
    I just bought a box of "jumbo" straws at the grocery store yesterday. There's going to be a run on them sooner than later I'd bet lol.
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    Bendy straws will be exempt, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LB303 View Post
    Bendy straws will be exempt, right?

    You mean assault straws right? They have an extendable thingy that goes up!!
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    Canada will ban many single-use plastic items by 2021, including bags, straws, cutlery and stirring sticks, to cut harmful waste damaging the country's ecosystems.
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the measures Monday, describing "a problem we simply can't ignore."
    "Plastic waste ends up in our landfills and incinerators, litters our parks and beaches, and pollutes our rivers, lakes, and oceans, entangling and killing turtles, fish, and marine mammals," the Canadian leader said in a statement.
    -- https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/10/ameri...hnk/index.html

    Canadians throw away 3 million tonnes of plastic waste every year. 15 billion plastic bags a year. 57 million straws a day. They end up in our oceans, beaches, parks and streets. And this has to stop. We owe it to our planet, and to our kids.
    -- Justin Trudeau's twitter staff, June 10 2019, https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau/st...87621698592768

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    57 million straws a day? Which orifice did he pull that number from?
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