Were the Canadian Fires Deliberately Set?

Elizabeth Nickson10 Jun, 2023 3 Min Read
It wouldn't be the first time.

A Google Earth satellite video is making the rounds on twitter. it shows the moment an arc of fires began in northern Quebec, the smoke rising. It looks like people calculated the prevailing winds so that the smoke would blow south. Then connected via sat phone, they lit them. It’s another psy-op from our gracious overlords. We aren’t afraid enough, despite every nasty limiting idiotic play they have visited upon us in the last four years. Monkey Pox failed, more plague warnings were greeted by a shrug. But this one, the world bursting into flame? Be very very afraid.

Justin Trudeau lost no time in announcing that the fires were from “climate change” and the carbon tax, which is impoverishing everyone not in government or on lush pensions, is just the beginning of the restrictions he must institute or we are all gonna die. 

The stupidity and cruelty of this is almost unimaginable. But fires have worked over and over again to terrify people into quiescence. The rumours that they were deliberate were the stuff of fantasy until people started getting arrested. Alberta shows that almost 60 percent of fires in that province are human caused. And in Canada, as of today, we have arrested dozens. They will be released, their bails paid by a high-priced lawyer because most of them act as agents of the hyper-rich, paid through a cascade of environmental NGOs.  The richest people among us are burning the forests in order to force compliance.

When I moved back to the country 20 years ago, the movement adopted me because I was writing for the Globe and Mail and Harper’s Magazine. I interviewed hundreds of local activists, the ones who, with the inspiration of RFK, Jr. had shut down the biggest industrial forest in the world in an action called “The War of the Woods.” They were mostly ordinary people, socialists and scientists of one stripe or another and deeply profoundly committed to saving the earth. The fact that they had eliminated the principal source of funding for health care and education -- forestry --  their own in fact, went right over their heads. It didn’t matter. "Climate Change" was an existential threat and those trees must stand to suck up “carbon,” or CO2, as it used to be known.

I met Denis Hayes too, the founder of Earth Day, head of the Bullitt Foundation in Seattle, founded by the heiresses to Weyerhauser. He excitedly told me how he created the storm of protest that led to Bill Clinton shutting down the western forests of the U.S., during the same period that Clinton was giving away American manufacturing to China. The result was devastation in forested communities from northern California to the Canadian border. Hayes, a tall, attractive Ivy Leaguer married to a woman whose father won a Nobel in chemistry, slithers through every institution. When I hung out with him, his target was Bill Gates' climate initiatives and clearly, he has succeeded.

Forestry management: even a child can do it!

His "work" turned the forests into a tinderbox. Today, the 9th of June, 2023, a full thirty years too late, the Wall Street Journal editorial board finally acknowledges that sustainable forestry management may be the principal cause of the forests burning down. Holly Fretwell, a fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center, and professor at Montana State, gives, in this book, a thoroughgoing analysis of how wrong-headed and destructive "green" has been in the forests. Also this book by me, and a follow-up policy paper, also by me. These were not popular opinions, but they were, in fact, right. It is not "climate change" burning down the forests, it is government in the hands of brutal greens, in pursuit of an impossible goal.

Fires have been used in my region to dissuade development. If you are, for instance, trying to open a resort for the middle class, expect fires. If you are a forester with a section of land, and you are mouthy, expect a fire. Fire serves to shut people up. I am sporadically loud-mouthed in my town, because I know my dog, my house, my trees and my well make me vulnerable if I make too many enviros angry.

Five years ago, Fort McMurray, the home of the oil sands, a titanic achievement, the cleanest oil extraction infrastructure on the planet, burned to the ground in a fire called The Beast. There were reports of fires being set in an arc around the town. Investigations are on-going. During the last election in Alberta, fire patterns were shown to peak at election time, in order to scare people into believing that oil extraction, the engine of their economy, must be shut down.

Further south, the chronicle of eco-terrorism is thick with crime but few suffer prison. Usually it’s  slap on the wrist, a "Go with God, noble soul" kind of thing. So, if you’re not caught, why not go big?

Elizabeth Nickson was trained as a reporter at the London bureau of Time Magazine. She became European Bureau Chief of LIFE magazine in its last years of monthly publication, and during that time, acquired the rights to Nelson Mandela’s memoir before he was released from Robben Island. She went on to write for Harper’s Magazine, the Guardian, the Observer, the Independent, the Sunday Telegraph, the Sunday Times Magazine, the Telegraph, the Globe and Mail and the National Post. Her first book The Monkey Puzzle Tree was an investigation of the CIA MKULTRA mind control program and was published by Bloomsbury and Knopf Canada. Her next book, Eco-Fascists, How Radical Environmentalists Are Destroying Our Natural Heritage, was a look at how environmentalism, badly practiced, is destroying the rural economy and rural culture in the U.S. and all over the world. It was published by Adam Bellow at Harper Collins US. You can subscribe to her Substack at elizabethnickson.substack.com/


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7 comments on “Were the Canadian Fires Deliberately Set?”

  1. Please note that it is early days. Danielle Smith has instituted a full investigation of the fires in Alberta and the Surete in Quebec has done the same. We have arrested fifty people. There is NO REPORTING on the state of the forests. All journalists. ALL OF THEM, are bought into green, and fires indicating global warming. I steer you to this recent piece on the state of UN regulated forests, which is to say ALL OF THEM. https://www.evergreenmagazine.com/a-moral-responsibility-to-tell-the-truth/
    Perhaps you would have had to read my book and my paper on the state of the forests. And the several hundred thousand words I have written about the environmental business. Just because the mainstream ignores the fact that the forests are mismanaged and the environmental business is filled with terrorists, actual people who actually hurt Americans, cut their brakes, tamper with their helicopters and planes, spike their trees, and generally destroy forested town after town.
    and Ron Arnold's extensive work on eco-terrorism.

  2. Evil incarnate:
    Reread my comment.
    Rather than discouraging strong circumstantial conjecture, I simply ask they label it as such. Saying something like "and the satphones were so helpful the 6 people deliberately coordinating arson" (bit of a straw man, but not by much,) is,
    a strong claim with no ironclad evidence. It's fine to make those conjectures, but it's not fine to present them as fact as Tucker did in video 2 with "Zelensky blew up the dam." You have to caveat it or you lose credibility. Smirk and grin if you wanna, but caveat it.

  3. Trudeau is a a total Idiot he sounds like a Eco-Freaks Greenpeace, EDF,,NRDC Etc. Eco-Freaks all mouth and no mind

  4. To HughMBehavior,
    Let's quit with the need to have a detailed, bullet-proof sequence of events before offering conjecture about what happened. The author of this piece lays out a pretty good case of what likely happened- coordinate arson by a group. It could'a been a deranged 2023 Ted Kaszinsky, acting alone. I'll give 1000:1 odds if the perps are ever discovered, it wasn't that. Or maybe over a half-dozen campers simultaneously started fires in genuine accidents. Not likely. But, yeah, it might've happened.
    On the "who" part of the question, eco-terrorists covers a lot of groups. By definition, anyone who would do such thing would fit that description.
    There were a lot of irregularities in the 2020 election. Agreed, no iron-clad proof the election was stolen. But enough to say a look behind the scenes is justified. Your standard allows election officials to do a) their own "audit", claim no wrong-doing was found, and slam the door on anyone wanting a closer look, and b) tell anyone asking any questions, "shut up peasant and don't ask any questions until you have proof."
    How do you feel about allegations the Russians help Trump steal the 2016 election? Just wondering.

  5. You are making the same mistake Tucker Carlson often makes:
    You're offering an extraordinary claim without firm receipts. Especially about the sat phones. 3x especially about who did it. It doesn't matter that Occam's Razor & your truthing eyes make the scenario look very likely.

    All you really have to do is say something like "at this point there is no firm proof, but anyone who watched the satellite imagery is as suspicious as the guy who looked at Google Maps & saw the biolab next to the wet market then looked up the lab's specialty. It's the simplest explanation that fits the facts by a Quebec kilometer."

    I don't see Occam's Razor for some scare tactic by Globalists (directly.) It's certainly possible, but Green War on the Global Poor freakshows or some futures/stock play seem more likely. Maybe it was just 6 assholes who hate owls. Or one asshole with 6 timed/remote incendiaries & a good jeep. Unibomber 2023. That would be a "phone turned off in a lead-lined bag" kinda show.

  6. I thank you for the acknowledgement of Bill Clinton's work, I was directly ameffected, as an Injection Mold Maker of over 20 years at the time with 7 years building a successful growing Shop when all of a sudden the work disappeared, in 30 days after Bill Clinton went on TV to announce America had switched from an Agra/Manufacturing based economy to a service based one, many of us in Manufacturing didn't get the memo and NO American politician has acknowledge this other than Trump and a few others. Hate him all they wont but is he wrong? Thanks for this.

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