Understanding climate with the Fraser Institute and Michael Chernoff Posted on November 12, 2009
As noted in Queen’s University alumni magazine (cached at Zoominfo) Chernoff was a geologist who started a small exploration company that struck it big in Ecuador. His company, Pacalta, was taken over in 1999 by Alberta Energy Company, which soon became Canadian oil and gas giant Encana. Thus did Chenoff become an Encana board director until 2006, and a major shareholder. deepclimate.org/2009/11/12/understanding-climate-fraser-institute-chernoff/
The Alberta Energy Company was originally owned by the Alberta government/ people. Like TransAlta, or is it Alberta Treasury Branches (ATB), it was sort of.. given away. It's all El Nina [sic] now.
# EnCana was formed on April 5, 2002, through the business combination of Alberta Energy Company Ltd. and PanCanadian Energy
# The provincial government created AEC to put Alberta’s oil, gas and mineral wealth to work for its people. Shares in the company were sold to Alberta’s citizens. The government also handed AEC two key assets: a stake in the Syncrude consortium that was just starting to mine the oilsands near Fort McMurray, and the right to drill in the Suffield [military base] area north of Medicine Hat.
# Thanks to the resources the Canadian and Alberta governments had granted PanCanadian and AEC, EnCana controlled vast gas fields in southern Alberta. Most of the conventional natural gas was already tapped out. The company, however, realized that with the right technology, it could extract gas from the rocks around the depleted gas deposits. The technology is called hydrolic fracturing, or “fracing” (pronounced “fracking”). It entails shooting high-pressure gas or water into the ground to smash open the rock and release the gas. The technology worked, and soon old fields were producing mass quantities of gas again.
# OTTAWA — Former prime minister Brian Mulroney has been named to the board of directors at Blackstone Group PLC, just as the U.S. private equity firm prepares for a blockbuster IPO. Blackstone said in a regulatory filing Monday it has also named Lord Jacob Rothschild as a director.
# Geoffrey also worked for TRANSALTA Energy trading and generation Calgary-Alberta-based company … operating outside of regulation in both regulated and non-regulated markets and focusing on optimizing asset returns in long-term contracts; buying, selling, and moving power and gas; reducing [company's] exposure to any one market; capitalizing on short-term market opportunities; “government oversight/intervention causes uncertainty in some markets where [company] operates”; 50 facilities? in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Australia; prod.biotech.indymedia.org/or/2008/12/9120.shtml
# ATB was the subject of scandal in the late 1980s after clients such as Peter Pocklington's Gainers Foods and the Germazian Brothers' West Edmonton Mall defaulted on loans that were often granted for political reasons.
Oda admits she had CIDA document altered Last Updated: Monday, February 14, 2011
International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda told Parliament Monday that she was the person who directed that a recommendation from her staff be altered to deny funding to a church-backed aid group.
The minister was backtracking on previous statements in which she said Kairos had lost its funding because the group's work no longer fit with the Canadian International Development Agency's objectives — suggesting she was acting on her department's recommendation. www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2011/02/14/oda-kairos-021411.html
CRTC enables SunTV to say what it wants - even if not true Monday, January 17, 2011 The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has recently approved two measures with the potential to significantly alter the quality and content of our media... Secondly, the CRTC is considerably easing requirements on what media is allowed to say from "any false or misleading news" to "any news that the licensee knows is false or misleading and that endangers or is likely to endanger the lives, health or safety of the public." progressiveproselytizing.blogspot.com/2011/01/crtc-enables-suntv-to-say-what-it-wants.html
Canadians want an end to tax breaks to oil and gas companies February 17, 2011
(Ottawa) A new poll shows that 7 out of 10 Canadians, including half of Albertans, want to see an end to the billions of dollars of tax breaks that the government gives to the oil and gas sector in Canada each year. This Leger Marketing poll, commissioned by Equiterre, is being released today alongside an open letter from over 100 organizations from across the country calling on the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance to end these subsidies.
“Canadians have been clear: they want to see an end to these tax giveaways. The federal budget is coming up soon, so we’ll find out soon whether this government is listening,” says Steven Guilbeault of Equiterre. “Many of these companies are making massive profits, and their actions are driving up Canada’s greenhouse gas pollution. They do not need any more special treatment from the government.” www.climateactionnetwork.ca/e/news/2010/release/index.php?WEBYEP_DI=85
Thomas Joseph "Tom" Ridge (born August 26, 1945) is an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives (1983–1995), the 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania (1995–2001), Assistant to the President for Homeland Security (2001–2003), and the first United States Secretary of Homeland Security (2003–2005). Since re-entering the private sector, Ridge has served on the boards of The Home Depot, The Hershey Company and Exelon Corporation and as a senior advisor to Deloitte & Touche, and TechRadium. Ridge is also the founder and CEO of Ridge Global, LLC, a Washington, D.C. based security consulting firm.
Kenney fundraising letter breaks rules: NDP Staffer resigns over document outlining campaign to target ethnic voters Last Updated: Mar 3, 2011 10:06 PM
According to documents obtained by the NDP Thursday and released to the media, the Conservatives have hatched a media strategy that would specifically target South Asian and Chinese communities in the Greater Toronto Area.
The advertising plan is branded "Breaking Through: Building the Conservative Brand" and details were sent along with a letter on Kenney's letterhead seeking funds to support it.
Bev Oda, In-And-Out Scandal and Deploying Warships Equals,… March 2nd, 2011
Ok, so we have Bev Oda Scandal were the Ministers Office alters the meaning of document so that it means the complete opposite to what the original document approved. CHECK!
Now have several CPC appoint Senators Charged in 2006 In and Out Scandal. CHECK!
Then yesterday a Canadian Court rules in favour of Election Canada’s Appeal about the Criminal Charges in the In-And-Out Scandal, CHECK!
And now we learn that the latest election poll has the CPC up at 43% support? WTF, seriously, WTF!!! Did FOX News North start broadcasting earlier of something? Oh,…. that’s right,… Harper and CPC are spending millions and millions on pre-election negative advertisements.
TOP LIST CON-TEST for the General Public!! ... -Nov. 4, 2009: revealed that Olympic torch rallies would occur in mostly in Conservative ridings, especially those of Cabinet ministers (and also Liberal House Speaker Peter Milliken)
-week of November 9, 2009: water bottles w/Conservative logo on them offered to school children in Manitoba who became bilingual (and no apology offered for this blatant partisanship)...
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, left, receives a bobblehead doll of himself from Canadian Federation of Independent Business president Catherine Swift, right, during a press conference in Toronto, Ont. Thursday, January 13, 2011. Harper announced the creation of the Red Tape Reduction Commission to help reduce federal regulatory requirements on Canadian enterprise.
Tories rebrand 'Harper Government' Last modified: March 04, 2011 12:02 a.m.
Andrew Okulitch was subsequently reinstated after his story went public, and the Conservatives finally retired the "Canada's New Government" handle after 21 months in office.
The "Harper Government" moniker rose to prominence in 2009, when its use was noted in light of a controversy over Conservative MPs posing with giant, mock government cheques bearing the party logo and MPs' signatures. The mock cheques were consigned to the dust bin, and the "Harper Government" handle went into partial hibernation. ... Scores of recent news releases — from the Canada Revenue Agency to Fisheries and Oceans, Finance, International Trade, Health Canada and Industry Canada — are all headlined by "Harper Government" actions.
Even the Treasury Board Secretariat is using the term.
She needs to explain to Canadians why she chose to investigate just seven of 228 complaints about wrongdoing in the federal public sector, and why she bullied, berated and intimidated her underlings. Those are the conclusions of last December’s scathing report by Auditor-General Sheila Fraser. Ms. Fraser, who interviewed 34 former and current employees of the office, concluded that Ms. Ouimet engaged in retaliatory actions against her own staff, and her office had a turnover rate of 50 per cent.
Yet instead of providing answers, Ms. Ouimet has thumbed her nose at a formal summons ordering her to appear at a Commons committee to testify about her job performance. She has ducked phone calls and written requests for more than four weeks. For alleged abuse of public office, this bears comparison with Ron Stewart, who was forced to repay $112,000 in 2004 for expenses that didn’t relate to his former job as head of the Office of the Correctional Investigator.
Prime Minister nominates next Public Sector Integrity Commissioner 12 June 2007 Ottawa, Ontario
“Ms. Ouimet is a strong and dedicated manager with a proven background in operations, and will be more than capable taking on these important responsibilities,” said the Prime Minister. “She has a unique combination of skills and experiences which will serve her well as she leads the implementation of the new regime for the protection of whistleblowers. I am pleased that she has agreed to be nominated for this position,” added the Prime Minister. www.pm.gc.ca/eng/media.asp?category=1&id=1693
Federal Outsourcing has Created a 'Shadow Public Service' Friday, March 04, 2011
There's a rapidly expanding shadow public service of private consultants whose ballooning costs will have to be reined in if the government wants to control its spending, a public policy think-tank has warned
The growing nature of outsourcing has created a shadow public service that works alongside the real public service but without the same hiring practices or transparency, said the report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
And it allows public service managers in some cases to skirt bilingualism requirements and other government rules meant to ensure fairness in hiring, it said.
"Over the past five years, personnel outsourcing costs have risen 79 per cent," said David Macdonald, researcher with the Ottawa-based think-tank. "While federal departments have had their budgets capped, expenditures on outside consultants have not been touched and remain above $1B a year.
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KS Chua: I noticed someone was waiting in the dark for me on my way home tonight. I believe someone is trying to kill me. -kok SeNg chUA
Nov 17, 2013 13:35:49 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: The perps used an acoustic device projecting noise and pretended tobe mafia hitmen and I broke a windshield to get in jail and be safe . I was surgically implanted in New York Long Island's Nassau County jail. Perps hate for you to yell and threaten them.
Dec 13, 2013 18:04:49 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: I have had probes surgically implanted and V2K and nobody helps me because these lowlifes pay everyone off or use counterintelligence to disinform the people who try to help me. The perps are Meriwether from Brunswick, Georgia U.S.A. and a Joe Moody
Dec 13, 2013 18:07:32 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: The money from the torture and murder that these rednecks are getting here in the United States is from the Dept. of Defense's Office off Ssience and Technolgy, the Dept. of Justice Office of Science and Tecnology, the Dept. of Commerce Office of Science
Dec 13, 2013 18:10:43 GMT -8
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Mark Iannicelli: dEPT. OF cOMMERCE oFFICE OF sCIENCE AND tECHNOLOGY
Dec 13, 2013 18:12:01 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: Senator Shelby a Republican from Alabama has appropriated Defense spending for victims to be violated inhumanely with probes that itch , burn, shock and some have Global Positioning Systems (GPS)from companies like Positive I.D..
Dec 13, 2013 18:15:47 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: Di HAVE BEEN A v2k VICTIM FOR 23 YEARS AND HAVE TRAVELED THE WORLD WOTH LOWLIFES THAT GET MONEY FOR RESEARCH IN THE FORM OF GRANTS FOLLOWING ME AND TELLING PEOPLE I AM, A COMMUNIST TERRORIST WITH ALQAIDA, HOMOSEXUAL THAT MUTILATES HIMSELF , HITMAN AN MAFIA
Dec 13, 2013 18:18:07 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: The United States Constitution is suppose to protect us citizens but in reality it is not woth the ink that it is written in unless you are a millionaire.
Dec 13, 2013 18:19:23 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: I will visit you the next time I am in England if you can get the V2K out of my head.You all need to form a V2K Victim Security Task Force and post security at the hospital generators , fire alarms, inside and outside the operating and recovery rooms.
Dec 13, 2013 18:22:51 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: In direct conflict with christian ideology I am an advocate of assasinating the doctors and their accomplices that implant victims involuntarily with V2K because I have been tortured for 23 years.
Dec 13, 2013 18:24:23 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: The lowlifes when they travel abroad get help from the U.S. State Dept. with diplomatic passports and they always try to get next to the [police with an offer to train them in neighborhood watch and vehicular surveillance and pursuit.
Dec 13, 2013 18:26:34 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: Please check out the book The COINTELPRO PAPERS for an understanding how the F.B.I. conducts counterintelligence operations. Can you help me get the V2K out of my head?
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