‘Carving Up Canada’

“At almost 110,000 square kilometres, ‘Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound’ will be the largest protected area ever established in Canada, more than twice the size of Nova Scotia.

“The ‘Tallurutiup Imanga’ agreement means a massive chunk of strategic Canadian waters will be carved off and put under the stewardship of the Nunavut government, fully funded by the Canadian taxpayer, of course. In reality, these areas will be subject to regulation under the United Nations “Sustainability 2030” frameworks that aim to restrict citizens to approved human habitation zones and control and tax the use of all resources. It also leaves them open to exploitation by the Elite backers of these private foundations and is allowing the ‘Liberal’ {Party} Junta to sell Canada off to these elites and their Chinese allies. 

“The so called Wet’suwet’en blockade of the Coastal Gas-link pipeline has brought to the surface a very small part of massive funding of Astro-Sage “Indigenous” {sic} organizations. This phenomenon is being used by massive private foundations to disrupt Canada, economically and socially. The strategy for these groups is laid out here by one of its principle authors:
https://youtu.be/uukz0FgfuuM

“These Astro-Sage groups are also being used as a straw men by the Trudeau-led Junta occupying the Canadian government. They advance their real agenda by creating controlled opposition to their public position, then inundating us with the “grassroots” actions of these sock puppets, using their controlled press. This collaboration is natural because the exact same private Foundations creating these groups — the Rockefeller, Ford Foundations and dozens of others, including famously, George Soros and Open Societies’ many guises — helped put the Trudeau Junta in power…”

https://stormhaven.blog/2020/02/11/elites-are-carving-up-canada-using-astro-sage-indigenous-groups/

https://web.archive.org/web/20170820230950/http://www.natureconservancy.ca:80/en/who-we-are/news-room/news-releases/ncc-shell-lancaster.html
This is the same U.S. network responsible for massive interference in both the Canadian economy and political process:

“In advancing their cause, these wealthy liberals fully exploit the benefits of a generous tax code meant to promote genuine philanthropy and charitable acts, amazingly with little apparent Internal Revenue Service scrutiny. Instead of furthering a noble purpose, their tax deductible contributions secretly flow to a select group of Left-wing activists who are complicit and eager to participate in the fee-for-service arrangement to promote shared political goals. Moreover, the financial arrangement provides significant insulation to these wealthy elite from the incidental damage they do to the U.S. economy and average Americans.

“Through these arrangements, the Billionaire’s Club gains access to a close knit network of likeminded funders, environmental activists, and government bureaucrats who specialize in manufacturing phony grassroots” movements and in promoting bogus propaganda disguised as science and news to spread an anti-fossil energy message to the unknowing public. Not only is the system incredibly sophisticated, but the Club’s attorneys and accountants have mastered the loopholes and gray areas in the tax code, which enable them to obtain a full tax benefit, even when the recipient of the grant is not recognized as a public charity, and even if the money indirectly and impermissibly funds political activities…

‘United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Minority Staff Report The Chain of Environmental Command: How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA’,
2014-07-04
https://ia800501.us.archive.org/25/items/FINALREPORT73014/FINALREPORT_73014.pdf

https://archive.org/details/FINALREPORT73014
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“This report examines in detail the mechanisms and methods of a far-Left environmental machine that has been erected around a small group of powerful and active millionaires and billionaires who exert tremendous sway over a colossal effort. Although startling in its findings, the report covers only a small fraction of the amount of money that is being secreted and moved around. It would be virtually impossible to examine this system completely given the enormity of this carefully-coordinated effort and the lack of transparency surrounding it.

“The failure to openly acknowledge this force and the silence of the media with whom they coordinate further emphasize the fact that until today, the Billionaire’s Club operated in relative obscurity hidden under the guise of philanthropy”. The scheme to keep their efforts hidden and far removed from the political stage is deliberate, meticulous, and intended to mislead the public. While it is uncertain why they operate in the shadows and what they are hiding, what is clear is that these individuals and foundations go to tremendous lengths to avoid public association with the far-Left environmental movement they so generously fund…

“In advancing their cause, these wealthy liberals fully exploit the benefits of a generous tax code meant to promote genuine philanthropy and charitable acts, amazingly with little apparent Internal Revenue Service scrutiny. Instead of furthering a noble purpose, their tax deductible contributions secretly flow to a select group of Left-wing activists who are complicit and eager to participate in the fee-for-service arrangement to promote shared political goals.

“Moreover, the financial arrangement provides significant insulation to these wealthy elites from the incidental damage they do to the U.S. economy and average Americans. Through these arrangements, the Billionaire’s Club gains access to a close-knit network of likeminded funders, environmental activists, and government bureaucrats who specialize in manufacturing phony “grassroots” movements, and in promoting bogus propaganda disguised as science and news to spread an anti-fossil energy message to the unknowing public. Not only is the system incredibly sophisticated, but the Club’s attorneys and accountants have mastered the loopholes and gray areas in the tax code, which enable them to obtain a full tax benefit, even when the recipient of the grant is not recognized as a public charity, and even if the money indirectly and impermissibly funds political activities…

“The ultimate recipients of donations from the Billionaire’s Club work in tandem with wealthy donors to maximize the value of their tax deductible donations and leverage their combined resources to influence elections and policy outcomes. Often, they lobby on behalf of the EPA and advance policy positions important to the agency, which is statutorily prohibited from lobbying on its own behalf. But most importantly, they serve as the face of the environmental movement and present themselves as non-partisan benevolent charities to a public not aware of the secretive backroom deals and transfers…

“The report further describes what the Billionaire’s Club is purchasing with their fortunes. It reveals that activists are skilled at creating and pushing out propaganda disguised as science and news. For example, both the Park Foundation and the Schmidt Family Foundation have financed questionable scientists to produce anti-fracking research, which the Huffington Post, Mother Jones, and Climate Desk – all grant recipients themselves – eagerly report on.

“The Billionaire’s Club has also perfected the craft of assembling and funding fake grassroots movements to assist in ballot measures and other state initiatives. The efforts in New York and Colorado to ban fracking are prime examples. The report explains how these faux grassroots efforts are actually funded by foundations outside the states they seek to influence. All these groups are similarly utilizing their platform to attack jobs, economic development, and infrastructure projects across the country…

“The evidence provided in this report highlights the lengths the far-left environmental movement goes to hide sources of funding and to disguise their actions – bought and paid for by millionaires and billionaires – as charitable acts in service of their fellow man…”

–‘United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Minority Staff Report The Chain of Environmental Command: How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA’,
July 30, 2014
https://archive.org/details/FINALREPORT73014

Ellis Ross, former chief counsellor of the Haisla ‘Nation’ near Kitimat. (Robin Rowland –National Post)

“Governments in Victoria and Ottawa in particular are “competing to get rid of industry” rather than competing to attract industry…echoing the experiences of ‘indigenous’ leaders in other regions, where environmental activism has crushed the fur trade, seal hunt and natural resource extraction and left behind poverty, isolation and resentment.”

“Ellis Ross is filled with gut-wrenching dread as several major proposed energy projects unravel in British Columbia.

“The former chief counsellor of the Haisla ‘Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 1,917 people} near Kitimat has laboured for more than 13 years to improve ‘indigenous’ lives through economic self-sufficiency — it’s how he says he measures success — and now it could all come crashing down because of what he believes are misguided government actions that burden those projects with unnecessary costs.

“We were right on the cusp of ‘First Nations’ in my region being able to look after themselves”, 

said Ross, who ran and won a ‘Liberal’ {Party} seat in the provincial legislature last May to help get the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry off the ground.

“We were just starting to turn the tide on that opposition to everything. For the first time, since ‘white’ {European} contact, we were ready to take our place in B.C. and Canada. Instead, B.C. is not going to exist pretty soon in terms of investment. That is how worried I am.”

“Opponents of energy projects may get attention and results by organizing protests, launching lawsuits, discrediting regulators and influencing governments, but Ross said scores of pro-energy development ‘First Nations’ groups are worried about losing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

“Those groups have signed benefits agreements involving cash, jobs and business prospects with projects such as ‘Pacific NorthWest LNG’, ‘Trans Mountain’s pipeline expansion, ‘Eagle Spirit Energy Holdings Ltd.’s upgraded oil pipeline, as well as others that have been spiked or delayed by various governments.

“Ross said governments in Victoria and Ottawa in particular are “competing to get rid of industry” rather than competing to attract industry, like the United States aggressively does, echoing the experiences of ‘indigenous’ leaders in other regions, where environmental activism has crushed the fur trade, seal hunt and natural resource extraction and left behind poverty, isolation and resentment.

“The more sickening thing for me is that these people who oppose development in Canada truly believe they win when they defeat a project,”
Ross said.
“Actually, you don’t win. It’s just that the United States buys the Canadian product at a discount and sells it on the international market.”

“Calvin Helin, a lawyer, author, ‘indigenous thought’ leader with 1.7 million ‘Twitter’ followers, and the chairman of the ‘Eagle Spirit’ project that is fighting Ottawa’s proposed tanker moratorium, said there is rising disillusionment with ‘Green’ activists among ‘indigenous’ communities.

“The general agendas of ‘indigenous’ communities and environmental NGOs sometimes overlap, he writes in his soon-to-be published book, “Dances with Development”, his fifth.

“But ‘Big Green’ measures its success by stopping things, which results in media exposure and increased opportunities for financial contributions, while ‘indigenous’ governments — who represent people with a 13,000-year-plus track record of protecting the environment — get re-elected based on whether they deliver “tangible holistic community wellness through balanced development” in their communities.

{Sorry, but our sympathy doesn’t extend to the racist claim of aboriginal protection of the environment:
The Myth of Aboriginal Environmental Stewardship {May 10, 2016}:
https://endracebasedlaw.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/the-myth-of-aboriginal-environmental-stewardship/

Mother Earth?:
https://endracebasedlaw.wordpress.com/2016/09/19/mother-earth/ }

“These environmentalists are happy to make a park in somebody else’s backyard,”
Helin said.
“Well, screw that. You are talking about people where there is 90% unemployment.”

“For example, if the Petronas-led ‘Pacific NorthWest LNG’ project had proceeded to construction, the Lax Kw’alaams Band, one of the largest ‘indigenous’ groups in B.C. {with 3,853 members}, could also have become one of Canada’s wealthiest.

“Instead, it’s counting its opportunity losses because Petronas shut everything down this summer after years of regulatory delays and clashes with opponents. The Band had negotiated an agreement that involved more than $2 billion in cash, benefits and jobs over the $36-billion project’s 40-year time span, Mayor John Helin said.

“The Band, based in the Prince Rupert area, was initially opposed to the project, because of its impact on the environmentally sensitive Flora bank, a critical salmon habitat, and rejected a benefits offer worth more than $1 billion.

“But the community reversed its opposition after Petronas agreed to re-locate its facilities and negotiate a new deal.

“In the end, Petronas cancelled the project because of “the extremely challenging environment brought about by the prolonged depressed prices” for LNG.

“Yet, the company was just as concerned by protesters camped on Lelu Island, where the project was to be sited, who made it difficult to do preliminary work, as well as ongoing litigation funded by ‘SkeenaWild Conservation Trust’.

“Helin said a minority of Band members were against the project and aligned themselves with ‘SkeenaWild’, which receives funding from U.S. interests such as the ‘Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’. ‘SkeenaWild’ was also one of the major opponents of the ‘Northern Gateway’ pipeline.

“It started
dividing people with bad information or the wrong information and then if you don’t get your side of the story out, they run with it and they are noisy and that is what governments listen to,”
Helin said.

“The Lax Kw’alaams are now looking for another LNG project to set up on its {claimed} ‘traditional lands’, but nothing is on the horizon, he said. The ‘Aurora LNG’ project near Prince Rupert, led by ‘CNOOC Ltd.’, was also cancelled this summer.

“Karen Ogen-Toews, past chief of the Wet’suwet’en ‘First Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 255 people}, said the collapse of ‘Pacific NorthWest LNG’ was a wake-up call for the ‘First Nations’ LNG Alliance’, which she leads and which represents six groups, primarily in northern B.C., that signed benefits agreements.

“She said up to 50 ‘First Nations’ in the province’s north could benefit if the LNG industry moves ahead, and most are supportive.

It was a no-brainer for our ‘nation’ to say yes,”
said Ogen-Toews, a social worker who discovered Canada’s energy potential and its benefits for ‘First Nations’ by reading such books as “Triple Crown”, written by Jim Prentice, the former Alberta premier who died a year ago. 

“As long as we make sure that all of our cultural sites are being protected and all of our berry picking sites are protected, what other industry do we have? We could maintain the status quo, or do something to get our people out of poverty.”

“Ogen-Toews said governments that are supposed to create the right conditions are “dilly dallying” while U.S. competitors are already shipping LNG overseas.

“The loss of so many energy projects has soured ‘First Nations’ views of environmentalists, who are creating the impression that there is more Aboriginal opposition than there actually is, she said.

“The opposition people figured that they won — that is one down, how many more to go?”
Ogen-Toews said.
“I don’t think that a lot of people see the big picture of how LNG helps the economic wheels of B.C. and Canada turn.”

“There’s also no love lost between the ‘Eagle Spirit’ pipeline project, backed by 30 ‘First Nations’ and the ‘Aquilini Investment Group’ based in Vancouver, and the environmentalists and governments opposed to Alberta oil being piped through northern B.C. so that it can be shipped by tanker to Asian markets.

“The project, which emerged in response to opposition to the ‘Northern Gateway’ pipeline and involved years of consultations with ‘First Nations’ from Bruderheim, Alta, to Prince Rupert, has a state-of-the-art environmental protection plan for land and ocean. It also comes with a pre-approved energy corridor where pipelines and related infrastructure can be fast-tracked through {claimed} ‘traditional lands’.

“Led by Calvin Helin, a member of the Lax Kw’alaams and the brother of John Helin, the project is fighting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s proposed tanker moratorium for the northern B.C. coast, which was announced last year at the same time the ‘Northern Gateway’ project was killed.

The Great Bear Rainforest is no place for a pipeline and the Douglas Channel is no place for oil tanker traffic,”
Trudeau said at the time.

“Helin said the Great Bear Rainforest is “total fiction” invented by Tzeporah Berman, the former co-director of ‘Greenpeace International’s ‘Global Climate and Energy Program’ and co-founder of ‘ForestEthics’, who describes herself in her biography as one of the creators and lead negotiators of the Great Bear Rainforest agreement and the ‘Canadian Boreal Forest Initiative’.

“Helin said chiefs with ‘unextinguished title’ over the territory had never heard of such a forest and bitterly oppose the idea.

“Who the heck are these people from big cities coming into their {claimed} ‘traditional territory’ telling them what they can and can’t do in their {claimed} ‘traditional territory’?”
Helin said.
“What these trust fund babies are basically doing is parachuting into {claimed} ‘traditional territories’ whose people have looked after the environment for thousands of years.”

“Helin, who recently made a presentation to the standing House committee in opposition to ‘Bill C-48: Oil Tanker Moratorium Act’, introduced in May, said his group will fight it in the courts if it becomes law because it was implemented without ‘proper consultation’.

“We spent four years developing a model that would protect the land and the ocean and the ‘First Nations’ are the ones that vetted it and believe that we can do it and they want to proceed,”
he said.
“We will never get a chance to do this again; it’s so difficult.”

“Chief Isaac Laboucan-Avirom, of the Woodland Cree ‘First Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 1,149 people} in northeastern Alberta, hopes the ‘Eagle Spirit’ project is given a chance.

“If we have the ability to prove ourselves, we could show the country and the world how to do things collaboratively and coexistently,”
he said.

“Laboucan-Avirom’s band, which is surrounded by oil and gas development, supports energy projects that benefit ‘First Nations’ communities over the long term. Otherwise, “I am just administering poverty”, despite sitting on some of the world’s richest oil and gas deposits, he said. 

“I want the ability to share the wealth that has been taken out of our {claimed} territories for the last one hundred years.”

“Politician Ellis Ross also supports ‘Kinder Morgan Canada Inc.’s ‘Trans Mountain’ pipeline expansion, which the new N‘D’P B.C. government is fighting in the courts, and the completion of the ‘Site C’ dam, whose construction was suspended because of opposition.

“Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, worried about the legal challenges with the ‘Trans Mountain’ project, is starting a cross-country tour next week to talk about its benefits.

“The project’s loss would also hurt more than 40 ‘First Nations’ that signed benefits agreements with ‘Kinder Morgan’, including the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc ‘First Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 1,360 people} near Kamloops.

“As Haisla chief, Ross took a stand against the ‘Northern Gateway’ pipeline, the first of the big energy projects proposed in the province in recent years, because it didn’t have enough to offer ‘First Nations’ and there were too many environmental risks.

“But he supported the LNG projects proposed for his region — ‘Royal Dutch Shell PLC’-led ‘LNG Canada’ and ‘Chevron Corp’.-led ‘Kitimat LNG’ — because they came with ownership opportunities and business development.

“For a brief period, Ross was in an unequalled position of power to make LNG successful. After winning the Skeena riding, previously an N‘D’P stronghold, he served as cabinet minister responsible for natural gas development — the first ‘indigenous’ politician to become a B.C. cabinet minister.

“He believes LNG projects in his region are at high risk of never being built because of provincial and federal government obstacles that he said will make them even more uncompetitive than they already are.

“Those obstacles include rising carbon taxes, reviews of fracking used to produce the gas, a clampdown on methane emissions, and even import duties on steel used in components from Asia.

“Ross’s fears were confirmed by the Paris-based ‘International Energy Agency’ this week, which in its annual world energy outlook predicted Canada’s LNG exports would not come until the 2030s — a decade longer than expected — while U.S. competitors ramp up their own exports.

“The delay is occurring even though resource companies have improved their relationship with ‘First Nations’ by involving them early to discuss their aspirations and get them involved, said Susannah Pierce, external affairs director at Shell’s ‘LNG Canada’. 

“In my experience, in particular with LNG, we have seen overwhelming support that I personally have never experienced in my career of developing energy projects and part of it has to do in how you involve the ‘First Nations’,”
she said.

“But Pierce acknowledged that projects actively trying to get permitted or financed could slip away
if we do not seize the moment today to try and assure these projects go forward.”

“If they do slip away, Ross said the Haisla will remain dependent on government handouts.

Basically, they lose the future,”
he said.”

— ‘Sickening’: ‘First Nations’ left empty-handed as environmentalist pressure kills B.C. energy projects’,
Claudia Cattaneo, Financial Post, November 16, 2017
http://business.financialpost.com/commodities/energy/sickening-first-nations-left-empty-handed-as-environmentalist-pressure-kills-b-c-energy-projects
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See also:
Chief Denounces Environmentalist ‘Red-washing’ (B.C.) {April 15, 2018}:
Some aboriginal leaders are getting tired of being manipulated by ‘environmental’ activists:
“Cancellation of the ‘Trans Mountain’ pipeline would cost B.C. ‘First Nations’ hundreds of millions of dollars in benefits, job training, and employment and business opportunities, according to Cheam Chief Ernie Crey.”
https://endracebasedlawcanadanews.wordpress.com/2018/04/15/chief-denounces-environmentalist-red-washing/
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