Build That Pipeline

June 12, 2019 @ 16:00:00
Save Alberta from this economic crisis – Build That Pipeline.
Cars are being re-possessed, homes are being foreclosed, and families are struggling for survival..
One of the most immediate things that needs to happen is the building of a pipeline in order to get our product to market, and to revive the depressed economy. Over the last few months we’ve seen workers take to the streets in rallies throughout the province in support of building the pipeline, and a massive rally is planned to move from Calgary to Ottawa along the trans-Canada highway in February. It’s wonderful to see so many people come together in support of a cause. Indeed there is strength in numbers, but more importantly, there is greater strength when those numbers are unified in a single voice for a common cause. Every worthwhile cause needs an anthem, because there is nothing as powerful as music to heighten awareness, educate, and inspire people to take action for a cause. We’ve learnt this from the decades of powerful protest songs written over the years. Songs that gave a ‘voice’ to the cause.
The Spitzee Post Band has provided a song for this cause, ‘Build That Pipeline’, and with your help we hope it will become the ‘anthem’ we need to let this message ring out loud and clear for all Canadians to hear. The words of the song warrant a mention here -
Build That Pipeline
Build that pipeline, build that pipeline, Alberta’s lifeline
Build that pipeline, just build that pipeline, and bring us back to prosperity

Don’t take away our lifeline, we’re depending on that pipeline
To help rebuild our weak economy
Don’t make this the final curtain for the families who are hurtin’
Alberta needs this pipeline can’t you see.
BC has their vineyards and their famous wineries
We’ve got oil here in Alberta, give us more refineries

So build that pipeline, build that pipeline, Alberta’s lifeline
Build that pipeline, just build that pipeline, and bring us back to prosperity

We’ve encountered the objectors and we’ve heard those loud protestors
But what about our starving families?
At this rate it won’t be long before our jobs they are all gone
Alberta has been brought down to her knees.

So build that pipeline, build that pipeline, Alberta’s lifeline
Build that pipeline, just build that pipeline, and bring us back to prosperity

There seems to be a double standard or a hint of hypocrisy about the protestors. I find it remarkable for example how some provinces are very willing to benefit from Alberta’s wealth, and receive substantial equalisation payments, while on the other hand they are actively trying to block the development of that wealth and export capability.
The Canadian energy sector produces the most environmentally and socially responsible oil and gas in the world, and most of Canada’s population recognizes that the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Canadians depend on pipeline projects. Unfortunately, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doesn’t seem to recognize the importance of the Canadian energy sector and he believes the Canadian oil sands need to be phased out. This is why we need to sing this ‘anthem’ loud and clear to send him a strong message.
In 1989 President Ronald Reagan had one strong message for the Russian President about the Berlin Wall. He said, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down that wall”. In 2019 we have a strong message for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau –“Build That Pipeline!” Help us raise awareness of this worthwhile cause.