Justin Trudeau Proposing a Hard Cap on Oil and Gas will Hard Cap his Prime Ministership

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on November 4, 2021

It is a common political and cultural narrative in Western Canada that Eastern Canadians do not care about the oil and gas industry despite it heavily contributing to the overall economic well-being of Canada. That narrative could be proven wrong by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent further plunge into radicalism at the UN’s COP26 convention where he proposed placing a hard cap on Canadian oil and gas. 

Trudeau in his speech in front of other world leaders said:

We’ll cap oil and gas sector emissions today and ensure they decrease tomorrow at a pace and scale needed to reach net-zero by 2050…That’s no small task for a major oil and gas producing country. It’s a big step that’s absolutely necessary.

This is not typical climate change rhetoric that Eastern Canadians are used to hearing about the Western oil and gas industry, this is full-on Green Party radicalism. Eastern Canada likes voting for Liberal politicians that take steps to slow the oil and gas industry because it makes them feel environmental without undercutting the Canadian economy, but placing a hard emissions cap that oil and gas industries cannot produce over would bury Canada’s economy in the long run. 

(Photo from the Globe and Mail)

This is a wake-up call to Eastern Canadians. They have to decide whether they are really enviro-radicals who wish to significantly lower their standards of living and simply have oil and gas production shift overseas, or if they will recognize that a modern economy needs cheap and efficient energy to operate. 

Western Canadians need to be patient as Easterners tend to take a few elections to figure out that just attempting to be different from Red State America is not a recipe for economic success. Trudeau and the Liberals are also growing increasingly out of touch with most Canadians and playing more and more to their most radical LibDemocratic base. 

If the Conservatives can replace Erin O’Toole as the leader and elect a leader who is actually proud of the Canadian oil and gas industry, Trudeau will be easy to put away in an upcoming election. Conservatives have already tried being as much like Trudeau and the Liberals as possible, and it turns out, it just causes Canadians to hate both parties equally. 

In the United States, the Virginians just proved that when an administration moves too far-left that’s when conservative politicians should be embracing their economic and social conservative roots the most. 

If the Conservative Party of Canada is still unable to figure this out over the next year then another alternative party will have to do it for them.

The worse the economy gets under the climate utopian Trudeau Liberal government, the more Canadians will understand the importance of a strong oil and gas industry. The only way to hard cap Trudeau’s time in office is to run hard in favour of oil and gas and attack the climate radicals for their anti-Canadian, and frankly anti-human, ideology. 

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

One response to “Justin Trudeau Proposing a Hard Cap on Oil and Gas will Hard Cap his Prime Ministership”

  1. Oleg says:

    Bravo! As they say – not in the eyebrow, but in the eye! Thanks!