December 02, 2015

“Kill Bill 6” rally brings out large crowd — NDP hits the brakes, for now

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

Farmers, ranchers and their supporters from all across the province showed up to rally against Bill 6 on the steps of the Alberta legislature Monday.

They came to the legislature to express their opposition to the new law that would extend to OHS, WCC and labour laws, including unionization rights, to their family farms. Along with the farmers, Wildrose MLAs and their Progressive Conservative colleagues chanted that the NDP should "Kill Bill 6."

While other news media are reporting a crowd of about 1000, the sign up sheet passed around by the rally organizers had 1800 names on it. I spoke to dozens of farmers worried that the government is pushing Bill 6 through without proper consultation.

Hutterite farmers are concerned this is a targeted attack on their way of life.

If we've learned anything about the NDP in Alberta, they are scared of push back. The outrage of Albertans made them put the brakes on their planned 7.25% raise for senior government bureaucrats.

Will rolling rallies across the province over the coming days be enough to get the NDP to blink again? I hope so.

 

 

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commented 2015-12-04 20:46:23 -0500
Bill 6 is a deliberate attack on family farmers in Alberta. Stalin didn’t like them, neither does Rachel Notley.
commented 2015-12-03 17:02:29 -0500
I blame it all on Preston Manning; you know the guy who intentionally split the right, both federally, and provincially. He is a very patient person, but his plan (so-cred) is starting to fall into place. He has been bought and paid for by Agenda 21.
commented 2015-12-03 15:55:43 -0500
Odd that a few slackers and disaffected laggerts numbering in the tens can stage a protest during their lunch hour on global warming or on socialist agendas, and such others as econut environmentalist against the oil sands etc are received as a bellwether sufficient for the likes of Nutely’s gang to enact a socioeconomic watershed.
Yet thousands of hard working producers and the mainstay of a major economic sector, forced to abandon their busy workday at great expense in both money and time traveling great distances, are dismissed as rude and and uninformed ideologues.
I predict this is the battle of ideologies, NDP socialism and state control versus productive free enterprise capitalism, in its best from as represented by the rural farm lifestyle. their attempt to infuse union friends into the farm culture is the trick pony in this larger agenda. The NDP, mistakenly, assumed they could cement the support of their union buddies, but have grossly underestimated the solidity of the farm culture. They have no clue regarding the breadth and depth of rural farm issues and lifestyle, and the parts that they are aware of disturbs them greatly. There is no greater threat to an ideology of totalitarian bent than the success of an independent and free economic sector in their midst.
The rapidity of suppressible ideological legislation being implemented is clear evidence the the NDP clearly sees themselves as an “accidental” gov’t and they are hell bent on implementing as much socialism as possible during their short sojourn to glory.
The NDP loose on this one and this will be the beginning of the end for them. How so, well to back down is to admit a bridge to far for them, and to stay the course is to assert a failed ideology and that will be destructive to their cause, and to attempt a compromise will just reveal a watered down refusal to concede to a free capitalist society yet again exposing their failed ideology.
As in the "Planet of the Apes’ movie they have removed their disguise and revealed their “innermost selves” prior to launching the doomsday weapon.
the truth is out there.
commented 2015-12-03 13:28:19 -0500
We must unite the unemployed oil&gas workers and farmers &ranchers and take this fight to the government. Notley just announced on a conference call from Paris that the bill 6 is sound legislation but there are a few misunderstandings that could be cleared up. That in a nut shell is commie speak for " it’s going through whether you like it or not. KILL BILL 6 or better yet throw these bums out.
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commented 2015-12-03 12:44:35 -0500
Great job, Sheila. We all know this is not the end, so keep us informed. If I lived closer, I would have gone to the protest myself.
commented 2015-12-03 12:30:11 -0500
All part of the statist plan (see UN Agenda 21) to force people out of the country and into closely controlled city life, thoroughly dependent upon the state. The only people living outside of the cities will be in Sovkhoz (state farms).
commented 2015-12-03 12:20:25 -0500
Bill Six is a throw-away intended to deflect from the killing-off of the oil and gas industry. The NDP are using it to pretend to listen. It is the unemployed workers in the oil and gas industries that the NDP fear, not farmers and pacifist Hutterites. These groups need to join forces en masse and force a new election in Alberta to restore representative government. Don’t be fooled by NDP political tactics.
commented 2015-12-03 12:17:03 -0500
I find the timing of this bill odd. A couple of things occur to me. 1. They could be just THAT stupid. If I wanted to push a bill like this through I wouldn’t wait until after harvest. And 2. They could be just THAT devious. What if they wanted to create a big stink about it now, let it all die down and then next year when farmers won’t have any spare minutes to protest or even pay attention to what’s going on in the Legislature, then they ram it through? Better keep an eye on this, Sheila.
commented 2015-12-03 11:29:00 -0500
This is all part of Agenda 21. Move the masses into large cities (apartment buildings being built everywhere in Edmonton – where are these people coming from!!), shut down small family farms, close off rural areas in the name of “protectionism”, Police and Nanny state. NDP will follow the narrative set out to them by the Globalists. Everything now will be in the name of the Environment (Global Warming, oops….er….shit it is getting colder – let’s call it Climate Change, cuz you know the climate was steadfast till lately), Carbon Tax, my ass!!! Barrack “Barry Soetoro” Obomber will usher in a World tax that Notley has already followed the script on. Wake up!!!
commented 2015-12-03 10:22:27 -0500
Go Alberta Farmers & Ranchers!! You are doing this the right way, keep showing up in big numbers. Don’t accept their so called “amendments” -Kill the bill. It is too bad there isn’t more help in the way of more and better coverage from the mainstream media, but that would only happen if it was a conservative gov’t you were going against.
commented 2015-12-03 10:20:40 -0500
The farmers have to keep showing up everyday, and keep the pressure on. Rachel thinks everyone will go home, and then she can slip through the back door, and make laws without the opposition having a say at all. That is slimy back room politics, and in a democracy it is a slap in the face to the people. The opposition represents the people, and we need to stand firm now. The NDP do not like Albertans, and it is apparent the way they are trying to destroy everything that we, the public have built here in Alberta. Stand firm, and don’t go home!
commented 2015-12-03 09:45:22 -0500
only the beginning, Wonder where mr brutal and vilolent is today, waiting for notley to come back so he can hide behind her skirt. Energy workers will be next after she sells us down the road in step with the fed libs, Expect plenty more pushback she aint seen nothing yet.May take a while but it will happen,Funny i have yet to speak to anyone who will admit voting for these incompetent idiots.
commented 2015-12-03 06:28:13 -0500
This message is for you Notley.

Farmers own guns. Lots of them. They use them for food and for protection. If you destroy rural families, farmers will protect themselves.

Remember you have something to lose too Notley: Spouse – Lou Arab, Children: Ethan & Sophie.
commented 2015-12-03 04:28:12 -0500
Expect the NDP to pay lip service to the farmers, agree and lie to them, then go and do what they want to do. The NDP will push this through, and nothing short of the end of the world will stop them.
commented 2015-12-03 02:34:55 -0500
This is the end of the beginning. The NDP will become even more shifty and unrepentant as they try to shove everyone into their twisted collectivist universe. Industry and education will be easy to crush – the U of C investigation is just the beginning there. Farmers will be the next and the hardest step. That’s where they will ramp up the shenanigans. Wait until they start delaying insurance payouts to difficult farmers. That’s when the dirty play will start.
commented 2015-12-03 02:17:39 -0500
Farmers just need to go on strike for a long time, if they will be destroyed then what have they got to lose.
commented 2015-12-03 00:34:10 -0500
Ya they stepped back until the bitch gets back. Then they can hide behind her skirt
commented 2015-12-02 23:33:48 -0500
Too bad you have to thump them with a 2×4 before they stand back! So does anyone miss Prentice yet? I would have rather had the Wild Rose but some people just had to go full crazy … never go full crazy! :-p
commented 2015-12-02 22:53:41 -0500
Be great to see farmers and ranchers with their friends and supporters from all across Canada gather together in one large groundswell of rebellion.
You can count me in.
commented 2015-12-02 22:40:22 -0500
Kelvin, nice work but sad. Makes me worry about my future. I started sad, then worried, now angry. What comes next?
commented 2015-12-02 21:50:44 -0500
a good first step. Now Albertan’s, in general, need to continue the pressure on weak ndp constituencies with recall petition campaigns to support the Wildrose recall bill. Force enough weak kneed mewling ndp cowards to quit and we force by-elections.
commented 2015-12-02 21:12:49 -0500
I just returned form the outdoors meeting in Okotoks. To summarize what I have come away from the meeting.
1) there is no intention to stop this bill
2) meaningful consultation will happen after the bill will pass.
3) it isn’t clear that the “intended amendments” that have been announced will be written in when the bill is passed
4) As of January 1st OH&S will only be allowed to come onto a farm if there is a complaint, serious injury or death. Once the amendments are added then it will be up to OH&S to determine an inspection schedule
6) Bill 6 is a shell of legislation that they want to pass ASAP and fill in the blanks later. there is no guarantee that industry concerns will actually be considered
commented 2015-12-02 19:36:33 -0500
It was good to see you there Sheila. Thanks for illustrating Albertans frustration. There is much more to be done however, please stay on target so that we can organize future revolts because they are going to escalate
commented 2015-12-02 19:31:02 -0500
The NDP blinked? Well, maybe there is a slight glimmer of hope if they listen. The bill was not killed, only postponed. Let’s hope that postponement will be until after they have held meeting all over the province.