Tag Archives: Energy East

Youth against cynicism

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Last week’s demonstration, Mr Montpetit noticed that the younger generation was anguished by a future mortgaged by climate change. The construction of pipelines is a profoundly hostile policy toward their generation.  On October 21, please give the boot to those who wish to build 3 pipelines.


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Mr Gérard Montpetit is puzzled as to the motives that led Mr Kenney, Premier of Alberta, to launch an inquiry about the financing of environmental groups. This inquiry would seem to fit the definition of paranoia; delusion about the petroleum industry’s importance and a feeling of being persecuted.

We Looked To Quebec. Were We Wrong?

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Jim Emberger., the spokesperson for the New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Alliance, challenges Premier Couillard to explain why Québec, formerly a model on climate change action and water protection, passed Bill106. This opens the doors to the fracking industry just as other jurisdictions all over the world are taking action to heed the scientific evidence. This is not what we would… Read more »

Mr Binnion, Be Forwarned!

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Mr Gérard Montpetit, from La Présentation, Quebec  warns the petroleum industry that the flawed Bill 106 does not give them a blank check to exploit our resources as if we were a 19th century colony.

NEB hearings a view from Quebec

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Mr Gérard Montpetit questions the legitimacy of the NEB hearings since some commissioners of this board had a secret meeting with Mr Charest, who is a consultant for TransCanada pipelines.

Worse than a boil advisory

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Mr Montpetit sympathises with the people of Prince Albert who have to put up with a drinking water advisory, just like the citizens of Longueuil in 2015. He wonders if our addiction to petroleum should not be reviewed in the light of these accidents.

The Liberal Party under the Influence of the Private Sector

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Mr Bibeau is concerned about the strength of the oil lobby. Their present influence in Quebec and Canada is such that the decision makers have completely lost their sense of the common good.

A challenge to America's sovereignty

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Mr Montpetit believes that the 15 billion dollar lawsuit by TransCanada Pipeline is a direct challenge to the sovereignty of the United States. The use of ISDS clauses in North American Free Trade Agreement is unacceptable blackmail by a private company.