June 16, 2016

Alberta schools feel financial strain after influx of refugees... as predicted by Conservatives

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

The refugee crisis is causing an economic crisis in Alberta schools. The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) is under serious financial strain caused by Federal and Provincial governments downloading the costs of educating the sudden influx of refugee children. 

CBE is seeing costs exceeding $2.6 million this year for the costs of educating the more than 400 additional refugee students added to the school system since January. CBE Chair Joy Bowen-Eyre says these are costs the Federal and Provincial governments promised they would help the school boards absorb. Neither level of government has kept that promise so CBE is facing ballooning class sizes and budgetary “juggling”.

Who could have ever seen this coming? We did.

Back in November, we called for a refugee pause. Thousands of Canadians signed our Rebel petition at refugeepause.ca asking Trudeau to slow down his irresponsible plan to dump refugees into unprepared Canadian communities. Here we are, nearly eight months later, and our predictions about a crisis of services are happening. We don’t have a crystal ball. We have common sense.

Liberal Immigration Minister and Alberta NDP Seniors Minister Lori Sigurdson assured us all these refugees would have all the services they need. They never explained that the services would be poached from Alberta school board budgets.

Alberta students are going to have to do with less because of the Liberal’s campaign promises and the NDP’s virtue signalling.

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commented 2016-06-17 12:48:49 -0400
DONALD ALLAN: How can you be so wrong? Are you not aware that the science is settled. The entire refugee issue arose from a drought that chased the hordes from their homeland,Dion told us so
……..the fact that there were no Christian farmers in the exodus means that……hm,my bad, Donald you are CORRECT. Silly me. Damn science.

Obama and Clinton are awash in blood, but the MSM has their backs. Little hope of any truth coming out. And by the way, Why did the anti Christ change his name to Barack Hussein Obama??

Alberta teachers should pick up any financial shortfalls with this program. They milked our liberal UN lawyer leader Redford so that she could mount the throne, then bellied up to the trough with their obvious symbiosis between the teacher’s union and the NDP garbage heap. In fact that so called teacher who tried to brainwash Elton Braun’s grandson should have to pay double.

LEVI CHAMPION: Again you post an intelligent , mature, thoughtful comment. For an obviously younger member of our group, and one who has his head screwed on the RIGHT way, I again urge you to consider politics as a future. I am convinced you have the goods to take down that useless tart in your riding, Ms. Phillips. Your postings are very impressive.

commented 2016-06-17 11:56:34 -0400
Muslims and the nut bar J.T.from Que.should be deported.
commented 2016-06-17 11:44:22 -0400
Just the tip of the iceberg and much more to come.
commented 2016-06-17 10:14:19 -0400
Why are we taking in refugees from Muslim nations that most cannot and will not assimilate into Canadian culture? Socialist Elmer Fudd ( John McCallum )stands up and defends this atrocity by saying that over 90% are in permanent housing? Who paid for that besides us? Time to take Trump’s advice and pause this insane Sunni immigration flood.
commented 2016-06-17 03:53:18 -0400
Sheila, this has got to be one of your most pettiest videos. Of all people and causes to go after, you choose refugee children.
commented 2016-06-17 01:59:21 -0400
AWWWW i guess you get what you voted for LMAO!
commented 2016-06-17 00:06:06 -0400
So the Federal & Provincial govts promised to help, well what does that mean, who is really on the hook for helping, it’s you the taxpayer, no comfort here. They’re all so generous with other peoples’ money, aren’t they. Besides these refugees did not need to be hustled to Canada when they already had a fairly decent life which could have been further enhanced with our help & it would not have been wasting the millions that we now have to fork out.
Donald A. You are so right, if Obama led in front instead of the back, Isis would not have evolved like it did, but wait, he & Hillary are pressing for thousands more despite all the warnings from the different security & police depts like the CIA, FBI, etc. Trudeau is following in every one of his footsteps like a little puppy.
commented 2016-06-17 00:01:18 -0400
Now Alberta teachers have something to complain about, but then they more than helped vote in the NDP. Canadian kids are the ones who will suffer. Canadian society as a whole will suffer.
commented 2016-06-16 23:24:19 -0400
Send the bill to Obama and Hillary. It was their brilliant Arab Spring that created ISIS and the massive refugee problem. These people should have been left in their own countries in established safe zones. They will never be happy and they will raise children that are even unhappier.
commented 2016-06-16 21:36:14 -0400
Pat – you said it truthfully, these parasite union teacher’s voted this evil, abominable Marxist communist ndpees and these unions were so pleased to bring these fake refugees into our schools, and now look at the mess they are in. These idiots listed above also probably voted for no brain trudoop as well. What the hell did they expect from lying, thieving liberals and ndpees? The school boards can go after these 2 evil governments for the money they are owed, NO US TAXPAYERS, NOT US TAXPAYERS! People you must NOT fall into these left wing teacher’s fake sympathy for the mess THEY HAVE CREATED. REMEMBER THEY VOTED NDPEE AND LIBERALS.
commented 2016-06-16 21:03:33 -0400
Another point, remember how important it used to be that parents had input into school decisions through parent councils? This was at one time promoted by the regressives. I wonder where that educational innovation disappeared to in both Alberta and Ontario, or any other regressive governed jurisdiction? Seemed the right progressives took parental input more seriously than the left regressives.
commented 2016-06-16 20:56:23 -0400
Deport every last one of these fake refugees who have invaded Canada at Trudeau’s invitation and on our tax money. If Trudeau and the liberal government wants them, let the liberals pay the expenses out of their own pockets and house them and feed them and pay for their health expenses etc. I can hardly wait until the liberals get booted out along with all the refugees they have burdened our country with.
commented 2016-06-16 20:38:24 -0400
It’s just the ndp/liberal way of doing things. They bask in the glory while patting themselves on the back, while all the undesirable things like the bill gets dumped on the rest of us. The sad truth is, we are going to end up paying for it one way or the other, either directly (which includes the children) or through new taxation.

As happens too often these days it is the children that are going to suffer the greatest.

It should be pointed out before the school system gets too self-righteous that it was the teachers union that put this Alberta dictatorship in power.
commented 2016-06-16 20:19:39 -0400
So nice that 98% have permanent housing while the citizens are losing theirs. Speaking of the first Canadians, does anyone have information on the case where some people found human bones said to be the oldest found in Canada which where discovered to be of Caucasian descent but were demanded by the courts to be returned to the First Nations so they could be hidden? Apparently this was 12 years ago
commented 2016-06-16 20:11:33 -0400
Not to worry. Notley will just borrow and spend more money. The solution to every problem. (Except debt.)
commented 2016-06-16 19:59:58 -0400
Get your children out of the Government Schools! The NDP are looking to completely change the whole curriculum with an emphasis on “Gender Identity” which shouldn’t even be taught in schools and “Climate Change” in Science, they’re putting Math and Real Science on the back burner and plan to teach the children that the natives rightfully own Canada. The Indoctrination is getting way worse than when I was indoctrinated in Government School from prob about 2001-2007. It took me 4 years to break the forced Liberal Socialism I had been taught in school as the only acceptable or righteous belief system. And I had older people pushing me the whole time to wake me up. I would also like to point something out, I am not a Christian and never cared much for religion, however Christians right now ironically are one of the few groups now defending themselves with Science Textbooks in hand as oppose to bibles, Christians understood long before many other groups that Climate Change is a Pseudo-Science meant for control of the people & resources, they also use Science now to defend their right to oppose transgendered bathrooms as you cannot change someone’s DNA with a gender reassignment operation. The Left are no longer using legitimate science, they are attempting essentially to book burn all old science texts that could refute their new policies as in changing curriculums and destroying (Portland Uni) previous books, they use Tyranny speech and PC to effectively stop all debate and end the concept of a Free Market of Ideas. They don’t emphasise math because Logic leads one to question. Moreover consider the amount of Tuberculosis cases being reported in the US as these unvetted immigrants are infecting people all over. Soon enough they will likely try to get rid of Homeschooling.
commented 2016-06-16 19:15:01 -0400
Two points:

First, as the parent of an Afghan vet, it really, really pisses me off seeing the Non-Democratic Party Hipocrytes wearing poppies like in the Sigurdson clip. Particularly her, but at least she is not invisible like my MLA, the Energy Minister.

Second, when it comes to education, how come teachers cannot display Stars of David or Crosses because they MIGHT be offensive to migrants of convenience? Yet, the moslems that complain send their subjected girls to school in h’jabs and that is tickety-boo even if it might offend secular Judeo-Christians.

As far as the cost goes, Alberta still has a few months left.

Road Report from the North: 110 all the way from Peace River to Grande Prairie yesterday and same return today. No issues with Tractor trailers: tankers, chip, logging, box, oil exploration etc. I understand from the meeting I was at that it is the same from GP to Calgary, no tractor trailers causing grief. Thank you again to the transport minister, invisible energy minister and premier for improving highway flow. Mind you, most governments would have done this through real infrastructure rather than economy destruction, but what the hey, eh?
commented 2016-06-16 19:05:08 -0400
Remember the ndp down loaded the carbon tax grab on your kids , they said the kids made them do it
commented 2016-06-16 18:30:33 -0400
Liberals and NDP never seem to be taken to task for being constant liars.

It is mainly the job of the media to hold these pathological liars to account, and it is only TheRebel and a couple of others (such as Lorne Gunther, for example) that do that, but the main stream media does not.
commented 2016-06-16 18:27:39 -0400
98% are in public housing .00005% are not working 100% are on welfare
In one years time 28% will be in court charge with one crime.
Meanwhile are children will be bullied at school rape crimes will be the norm
and Canadian will be called racist
Oh well say la vie this is what 38.7 % of “Canadians” voted for lets hope those who voted for this government get their just deserts (Justin deserts )
commented 2016-06-16 18:03:33 -0400
Liers lie. That is what they do, and the Liberals and NDP are FULL of liers.
They lied about how many refugees.
They lied about how much it will cost.
They lied about where they would be placed.
They lied about who they were.
They lied about where they came from.
They lied about caring for the true refugees.

Is anyone at ALL surprised that they lied about helping with the financial burden?

Canadians want to stop the lies? Stop voting for liers.
commented 2016-06-16 17:33:57 -0400
Its easy to make promises when you can put the consequences onto others. Buy now, have others pay later.
commented 2016-06-16 17:23:02 -0400
Look – The NDP and Liberals breaking promises.

Other breaking news: The sky continues to be… BLUE.