October 29, 2015

"Alberta Way": Budget's title happens to be a public sector union slogan -- but there's more...

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

Alberta has a brand new budget and Finance Minister, Joe Ceci is calling it the "Alberta Way".

The budget earmarks 80% of the $2.7 billion in new taxes towards public sector compensation.

Well, besides all the goodies and raises for the NDP's union friends, I have another reason for being suspicious:

"The Alberta Way" is a registered trademark of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees. Strange.

Wait, there's more.

Mark Wells, the former communications advisor of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is now the head of the "non partisan" Parliamentary Affairs Bureau of the Alberta Government.

Oh, and Mark Wells used to be the communications director of the Alberta NDP.

With this new government, we have recycled union propaganda, crony appointments and huge rewards for public sector friends.

In four years, will we be able to tell where the government begins and the union ends?


The NDP budget is a disaster, and the worst is yet to come!
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commented 2015-10-30 18:09:13 -0400
Hey people. Yes the NDP is ruining the province. But it was the people in alberta. Albertans that voted NDP they need to be held accountable. Remember you have a choice to vote for who you want. Remember the word change and what all the losers in alberta agreed with. How’s that change. NDP is adding to the carnage of oil price. NDP is hurting the prob me by taxing everything and every company and everyone. If I was NDP people in office I honestly would be afraid after I was out of office. You are messing with people’s livelihood and people won’t stand for it.
commented 2015-10-30 16:43:13 -0400
BC has recall legislation but I don’t think Alberta does. Even then it’s an expensive and difficult exercise…I think you are stuck with the coming carnage regardless of what you do…
commented 2015-10-30 14:52:09 -0400
IT SHOULD BE EASY TO GET A MAJORITY OF ALBERTANS TO PETITION NOTLEY TO RESIGN AS PREMIER. It worked with Redford, but then you got Prentice and Smith, which led to Notley. Take a hard look at what is climbing out of the cesspool after her.
commented 2015-10-30 13:19:43 -0400
On the 30th of Apr till the 4th of May I heard was “NDP all the way oust them criminal PC’s” but on the the morning of the 6th of May not a peep out of them, and today the 30 Oct still not a beep or can I find anyone that admits they voted NDP, except some University students and or free loaders. Now look at what has happening!
commented 2015-10-30 11:19:31 -0400
Off the rails? This is a hostile act by a sitting provincial government, against two thirds of the population, who never voted for this criminals! People need to organize and go after these fools.
commented 2015-10-30 10:46:04 -0400
The NDP has always been a workers party so it must be expected their policies will support workers. Where they go off the rails is their new climate change ideology which is based on unproven science. There is no evidence that human activity is changing the climate in any significant way. If such evidence existed it would be paraded daily on the CBC, CTV and the Globe and Mail. It is a pity that these dupes are throwing away our prosperity and standard of living away based on ignorance..
commented 2015-10-29 22:51:57 -0400
Great job Sheila. Such branding of the provincial budget clearly reveals who is running the province!
commented 2015-10-29 21:31:36 -0400
commented 2015-10-29 21:22:16 -0400
“Time to get out the pitchforks and torches.” Sheila, are you ever right. The battle to save Alberta is on. Notley out!
commented 2015-10-29 21:07:11 -0400
Public sector unions currently pose a far greater threat to western democracies than radical islam. These unions are like a worm that devours it’s host to ensure the survival of the worm. Once the host is devoid of sustenance the worm or it’s progeny move on to another victim. What happens when these public sector unions have bled the economies of their host countries dry? No doubt they will turn on each other as they scrounge for the last few dollars remaining in the carcass. There is no honour among thieves or worms. The unfortunate fact is that these worms have control of our economies and when they squirm we offer another pound of flesh, but their appetite cannot be appeased. The medicine required to combat the worm is routinely rejected by the body because there are now more worms than healthy parts. Next time you see a dog dragging it’s arse across the floor it’s only trying to deal with a union of worms, wish it luck.
commented 2015-10-29 20:13:44 -0400
Wait, there’s more…
Notley’s husband, Lou Arab, works for the Canadian Union of Public Employees as a communications official and has at times served as a spokesman for the union.

So, yes they are in bed together, no matter how you look at it.
commented 2015-10-29 19:32:50 -0400
Now there’s reporting that 1 billion won’t produce. Maybe, just maybe, if this site could crowd source 150 million to give to the CBC, they would actually do their job ? Well done Sheila.
commented 2015-10-29 19:29:58 -0400
Deborah, yea I always like to see nature like.

But if you listen to people like Neil Young and some other celebrities, that could not possibly be true because Alberta is a wasteland with cesspool tailing ponds everywhere, dead wildlife, death and destruction everywhere because of the Alberta “Hiroshima” … ummm, I mean Ft. McMurray.

It’s hard not to get depressed by the Notley wrecking crew and the True Duh reign of terror just starting, but for a few moments when you watch those beautiful deer trot on by you no more that a few meters away, you cannot help but let the troubles of idiot left wing politics slip from the mind and watch God’s creatures innocently going about their day. … Then when they moment passes, all the political leftwing crap comes oppressively crashing back like a black cloud.
commented 2015-10-29 18:49:44 -0400
Peter Netterville – we had a place south of Calgary, and I was driving my daughter’s friend home one evening, when we went over a hill, and there was a whole herd of deer running across the road, and we were in the middle of it. It was a wild ride, but luckily we all made it through without any injuries, or damage to my car. It was very cool!
commented 2015-10-29 18:40:50 -0400
Mancave asked, “BTW, was that a deer moving around far away in the background?”

I couldn’t find where in the video you saw that, but here in Grande Prairie, it is not unusual to see a deer and “the kids” wander through town, cross 4 lane roads and such. Every one stops and lets them go on their way. Quite enjoyable to see them.
commented 2015-10-29 18:31:06 -0400
Excellent report, Sheila! You have tied the public sector union tightly with the NDP government. It was bad enough, and a possible conflict of interest, that Notleys’ husband is a senior member of the union, but this is far beyond questionable.

This is unacceptable, and though I have not looked yet, I doubt there is any mention about this is the main stream media.
commented 2015-10-29 16:33:52 -0400
Bravo Zulu – I work in the industry, and I know quite a few professionals, that have been literally bragging about who they cast their vote for. Since Rachel dropped her budget, and the market is starting to react, I haven’t heard a peep! There are others here, that want the boss to fire them for being so damned stupid!
commented 2015-10-29 16:30:49 -0400
Very good report Shelia. We know it all too well here in Manitoba. BTW, was that a deer moving around far away in the background?
commented 2015-10-29 16:28:33 -0400
This is the kind of cronyism that we expected from Rachel, since she is a labour lawyer, married to the union mob. She had best take everything she can now, because her and her fellow crooks won’t be getting another chance. Maybe we will see Rachel in handcuffs, by the time her reign of destruction finally ends!
commented 2015-10-29 16:25:20 -0400
The global economy is ready to tank. Central banks are playing games to show markets up, but the macros are getting worse by the week.

The NDP can tax what ever they want, but when the well is dry, the financial default isn’t too far off.
commented 2015-10-29 16:16:02 -0400
The people of Alberta don’t have a leg to stand on with that gang and their cronies in Government!
commented 2015-10-29 15:47:18 -0400
Has anyone met someone willing to admit they voted for these guys?