Don't say "Red China" anymore, it's "Peoples of Canada's First Nations China" now

Millions of people around the world are expected to be killed from the Wuhan Flu. Hundreds of thousands already have

The country that birthed the disease (either through poor biosecurity, medieval-calibre animal markets, or a deliberate act of war) is the one seemingly least impacted by it.

Around the world free market economies (with a half dozen quotation marks around many of those words) are effectively shut down, which probably will cause the largest global recession in history. It might last for many months or possibly even multiple years.

Oil futures even temporarily reached negative value (with another half dozen quotation marks around many of those words) while Alberta oil is effectively without value due to the pipeline fiasco of the past few years.

So what, pray tell, does ForeignPolicy.com think is the big problem we have to worry about? Why, lazy Red Indians not getting their way over land that was never theirs, obviously.

As has been the case for over a century and a half, since Canadian Confederation, the territory of ostensibly sovereign indigenous nations within Canada has been consistently used for major infrastructure projects that non-indigenous Canadians don’t want to see run through their own backyards. This partly explains why it was so easy for indigenous protests to nearly shut down the Canadian economy in February: railways, highways, pipelines, canals, and other strategic infrastructure already cut through indigenous territory.
Taylor Noakes, for those who may not have known, is "a freelance journalist from Montreal" and an occasional CBC and National Post writer who "focuses on the intersection of history, architecture, urban planning and public policy". In other words, a hardcore leftist who hounds Jason Kenney by lying about subsidies and who writes about how "rule of law" should be subject to protest (but only when his friends are the ones doing it). It also means he's probably not stupid: he knows that what he wrote is wrong.

Like all leftists, Taylor Noakes is a liar. Always. He's always lying.

The reason railways, highways, pipelinies, canals, and other long thin things always "cut through indigenous territory" (which, by the by, isn't sovereign and nobody other than far-left activists ever believed that) is because lazy Red Indians claim their territory is the entire country. Remember that in B.C. various tribes including the Wet Soup One Indian Bands claim their territory is largest than the actual land mass of the province. The same Noakes who lied by referring to oil as having negative value in reference to the article about oil futures I posted above is welcome to explain how with negative land space in B.C. available to them, Coastal Gas is going to build a pipeline without some Red Indians whining about it. His useless slur against "not wanting this in their backyards" isn't even remotely true: yes the train from Montreal to Toronto runs through an Indian reservation near Belleville (which is where the major rail blockade was made up). But it's a total lie and fabrication for a man from Montreal who presumably has driven to Toronto and therefore past Belleville to describe this as not the backyard of (presumably white and well-off) Canadians uninterested in having the trains run by. Belleville is on the mainland right by Prince Edward Island (no, not that one), a prosperous county and sizable tourist attraction (though generally overshadowed by the Thousand Islands area just east of Kingston). The train line (and indeed also the 401) run right through "their backyard". In fact, the transportation options (plus the scenic lakeside views) are the reason that so many Canadian backyards are located there, just look at how the number of medium sized towns (more white prosperous backyards) are found along Highway 401 versus Highway 7 (which connects Ottawa and Toronto):

So why are the train lines running through Belleville and therefore through Injun territory? Well, it's because they run concurrently with where the people are. True, if you ignored topography and just built a straight line run between the two major cities it wouldn't cross Belleville...

...but my imaginary red line happens to run right through the middle of the Alderville Reservation. You can't run it parallel to Highway 7 without running over the Sarbot Lake Reserve either. See? No matter where you want to run an infrastructure project you're going to eventually have to run over land Red Indians lay claim to. Just look at this map of the pipeline route through mountainous interior BC and explain to me (or better yet, Taylor Noakes who maybe can't get this through his skull) how you run a pipeline between Dawson Creek and Kitimat without crossing Wet Soup One land (or indeed land claimed by four other bands of lazy Red Indians).

And if you don't, you'll find that the Red Indians have just expanded their claim. The Carrier Indians, despite the lies they like to tell you, never covered the whole of northern British Columbia: much of the northern horn of that pink claimed territory is land the Wet Soup flat out have never been on. While Houston (founded by missionaries, by the way, was never a Red Indian settlement) is on land the Wet Soup regularly walked on, only the Morice River Valley was really fit for human activity. The idea that land around Mt. Forester is their "territory" is laughable. Reverend Morice may have been the first human being of any race to set foot on it. Of course, the same reasons that they never had a legitimate claim to the land is the same reason Coastal Gaslink can't run a pipeline across it: the topography is abysmal.

Anyways back to the liar from Montreal:
Members of the community say neither pipeline workers nor the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers dispatched to the area are maintaining adequate social distancing, and that pipeline workers are lodged nearby in crowded hotels and work camps.
Police forces around the world aren't "maintaining adequate social distancing": this is far more a source of controversy when they are confronting freeborn citizens engaged in social distancing that is misunderstood than when they are performing a vital function like keeping jackpine savages from causing damage to people and equipment that are engaging in economic activity beyond their understanding. As for pipeline workers in crowded hotels and work camps, this seems more an issue for the workers to be taking up with their employers and authorities. I'm not sure why "members of the community" are concerned. Also, this is a pretty remote worksite isn't it? After everybody there is there for 14 days aren't they guaranteed nobody has it and therefore nobody can get it?
Indigenous North Americans are particularly susceptible to COVID-19 owing to the relative remoteness of indigenous communities from public health centers and the high rates of preexisting health conditions. In Canada, as in the United States, indigenous communities often lack access to clean drinking water as well. The rate of coronavirus infection among the Navajo, for instance, is estimated at 10 times the rate for the entire state of Arizona.
Hey remember what I just said about remoteness being a defense not a risk factor? Yeah, that's true here too. One of the few places on the globe without the Wuhan Flu is Nunavut: nobody in January/February was going there on vacation, the Red Indians who live there can't afford to go anywhere on vacation, and the only way in is by aircraft after a 14-day quarantine in Edmonton or Yellowknife. Drinking water from taps versus waterbottles is a minimal issue and I'm not sure other than force of habit why he brought it up. Finally, while I'm sure Red Indians are at increased risk due to how horribly unhealthy their primitive societies keep them in, it isn't Whitey's fault.
Wickham indicates that the five clans of the Wet’suwet’en nation are unable to continue negotiations because their consensus-based meeting system would require congregations of more than 50 people, which have been outlawed as part of Canada’s social distancing guidelines. Though the Wet’suwet’en have complied with the regulations, the same rules do not appear to apply to pipeline workers. Moreover, Wickham indicated that both the federal and provincial governments are unwilling to discuss either the pipeline or the presence of the RCMP in indigenous territory during negotiations.
Finally some good news out of all this. The federal and provincial governments should have been unwilling to negotiate with these lazy Wet Soup whiners from the very beginning: white landowners never got this treatment and therefore red land-sitters (the land is actually owned by the federal government who has the complete right to build on it at any time). Meanwhile what's this lie about "their consesnsus-based meeting system"? Strangely enough this wasn't on their list of demands on February 21st, and didn't seem to be in effect when useless tit of a cabinet minister Carolyn Bennett met with a half dozen chiefs in a closed door meeting. This sounds like another ridiculous lie promoted by deceitful Red Indians and their stooges like Noakes.
The pipeline isn’t the only issue, either for indigenous communities or in Canada’s uncomfortable relationship with pipelines. Health officials in Fort St. John, British Columbia, have warned their health care services could be quickly overwhelmed by a coronavirus outbreak in their community, itself near a controversial hydroelectric dam project opposed by local indigenous communities.
Yawn. No matter where in Canada you look, you'll find a major project being undertaken by whites to improve the quality of life, and nearby a bunch of Red Indians delightfully living in squalour denouncing the project as their primitive culture slowly/sometimes-not-so-slowly kills them.
A request by Manitoba First Nations chiefs for Cuban doctors to be allowed in to help contain the pandemic on indigenous territory was shot down by Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, who argued Canada’s health care system has the capacity to handle the extraordinary stress the pandemic has placed on it—a point most indigenous leaders disagree with.
Wait, why Cuba? For those who maybe never realized that Michael Moore was lying, the Cuban healthcare system is a joke unless you need cosmetic surgery for cash. In the Wuhan Flu era the joke isn't a laughing matter. So for them to want Cuban doctors is...strange? Are there a lot of Red Indians in Swan Lake Manitoba in need of breast implants? It's so weird. They live in a perverse fantasyland, probably caused by all the free cash we keep throwing at them. Maybe we should cut that out.
Falling world oil prices led to the cancellation of two major projects in February, though in both cases companies and investors backing them pointed to pipeline protests as showing fossil fuel projects were no longer socially or politically tenable in Canada. That these projects were only economically viable at pre-2014 prices has been conveniently omitted by corporate executives and pro-oil politicians alike.
Noakes could make a career out of just lying about the oil industry. It seems, in fact, that he has.

Companies leaving for the bad political landscape is due to two dishonest and disgusting actors: Red Indian savages and the far-left Antifa thugs that associate with them, and the cowardly idiotic Shiny Pony government. It's a fun little game that deceitful liars like Noakes like to use. Step one: have the savages make a big stink about a project. Step two: have the craven idiots in leftist governments take appeasement action. Step three: have the savages get even more...well, savage...and cause maximum damage and disruption. Step four: have the leftist government negotiate a deal that makes the project completely impossible. Step five: when the investors say "to hell with you all" use that as some sort of compelling evidence that clearly the project wasn't that great in the first place. While pre-2014 prices sure helped, and the oil slump is unfortunate, the fact remains that we as a society still need oil. While OPEC manipulation can still leave western producers like the USA and Alberta in temporary slumps and with bad patches, they're still just slumps and bad patches. It's always been understood that eventually the prices do rebound, and this product which literally everybody still needs and uses can again be sold. What's needed is solutions to problems. One of the problems, low prices of Alberta product, can be rectified by...you guessed it: pipelines. Noakes makes it seem like 2013 is never going to happen again and that the circumstances surrounding it are a bygone era. In reality, lower cost to external world markets also helps with viability. We just need some lazy Indians out of the way first.

Why Cuba?
While the Trudeau administration has at least projected an image of competence during the pandemic—particularly when compared to the United States
Uh...about that...
Trudeau’s continued support for pipeline projects—as well as a recent decision to resume controversial arms shipments to Saudi Arabia—are steeped in the big-tent political strategies of pre-pandemic Canadian politics.
Now he's just throwing halal spaghetti at the wall and trying to see what sticks: by "big-tent political strategies" what he means is "sell things we have or are making to people around the world who are trying to buy them". I didn't realize that was a political strategy, I always just called it "being a producer".
For the moment, the beleaguered prime minister can rest assured that more street protests and railroad blockades aren’t likely to appear on the horizon. Then again, no one saw the pandemic bearing down either.
Nice free market you have here. Shame if anything...bad...were to happen to it. For a guy with such a punchable face Noakes is quite the passive-aggressive punk, isn't he?

Why Cuba? So weird.