Just A Thought !

Kinder Morgan’s Blackmail

Notley and Trudeau hint at propping up uneconomic pipeline with taxpayers’ money.

By Andrew Nikiforuk Today | TheTyee.ca

In a moral world Canadian governments would admit that pipelines and tankers export refinery jobs and greenhouse gas emissions on a disastrous scale.

In a just world Alberta would have to admit it has allowed industry to overproduce bitumen due to low royalties and bad governance. The province has no strategic plan for bitumen other than screaming for pipelines.

But Canada, like its southern neighbour, is having trouble behaving normally, morally or justly these days.

But Trudeau and Notley think its OK to embrace a debt-ridden U.S. company so it can export, via tankers, unrefined bitumen to Chinese refineries where the upgraded resource can enrich the authoritarian Communist party.

Canadians should be more than ashamed.

They should be alarmed.  [Tyee]

Faceoff

 

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg scheduled to testify before the US congress this week , has described the 2016 election as a turning point both for him and for the company over which he holds enormous power.The cavalcade of scandals that followed that November—disputes over user data, fake news, and Russia’s manipulation of the platform—has led to a “very basic shift in how we view our responsibility,” he said in an interview with The Atlantic on Friday.

 

 

For The Kids Sake

In a major marketing push,Court Painter cranked out a series of anonymous portraits that are aimed squarely at the kiddies market!

Special Guest (name available upon request) and Court Painter in studio

Pending Important Announcement!

The National Gallery of Canada is sending a Marc Chagall masterpiece to New York for auction next month — part of a new policy that will see the gallery put more items from its current collection on the block, or send them elsewhere.

The proceeds will be used to buy an important work of “national heritage” that the gallery is negotiating to acquire but will not identify, said a spokeswoman.

When asked to respond to a rumour emanating from Court Painter’s studio concerning the identity of this important work of national heritage, Court Painter remained coy and would only smile from ear to ear while rubbing two fingers together!

Security Briefing

Court Painter Accepts Liberal Offer Of Security Briefing On Invisible National Security Advisor Affair

The issue sparked an all-night booze fuelled studio party last month.

The Great Dominion’s preeminent portraitist Court Painter has accepted the Liberal government’s offer of a briefing on the National Security Advisor Daniel Jean invisibility affair, but he has some conditions.

In a statement released Tuesday by his Press Attache A Hardon MacKay, Court Painter said he told the government that he will invite his unpaid studio interns,his photogenic Press Attache and the media to attend the portion of the briefing dealing with non-classified information.

If the briefing moves to classified details, Court Painter said only the talented studio assistants who are, like him, fans of Queens last album, will stay in the room for a separate briefing.

Queen’s fan base includes current and former unpaid studio interns and other prominent Canadians, such as former governors generals or chief justices, appointed for life who covertly advised Freddy Mercury and Queen on issues of importance to Canada i.e. appropriate work clothes for the musical man. They carry the title “Honourable” for life.

Court Painter also fits the bill, as does his Press Attache, having being vetted by officials and granted certain security clearances.

Court Painter; to help put this security affair to rest, has been pushing for Daniel Jean, the prime minister’s invisible National Security adviser, to appear in his Inglewood studio for a portrait sitting . CP commented,”I can put some painterly meat on those misty bones!”

Press Attache A Hardon MacKay when pressed by reporters how this would help, merely shrugged in the style of his favourite Great Dominion Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and uttered “Just watch us, Art is not for the faint of heart.”