November 16, 2015

Biggest threat to Albertans? Progressives like Edmonton Mayor Iveson, not climate change

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

Edmonton's environmental activist, bike lane loving mayor Don Iveson thinks we need a carbon tax.

He said so this past week at a city sponsored event – an event that ended up costing the taxpayer over $50,000.

Iveson wants us all to pay more for home heating. Edmonton is a winter city. And staying warm in a winter city is expensive enough.

It's no surprise to hear Mayor Iveson talk like this. He's an environmentalist. He likes bike lanes and taxes and he hates plastic bags. In 2007, even he attended the United Nations Climate Change conference in Bali.

Mayor Iveson thinks the most pressing issue happening in Edmonton is climate change. Really. If you’ve driven around Edmonton, the roads are terrible. The potholes can swallow a small car. But roads are a small issue, now.

Alberta is in a major recession. In fact, the jobless rate in Alberta is up to 6.5% . That’s a full two points up from last year at the same time. Statscan says Alberta has dropped almost 11,000 jobs between September 15 and October 15.

Iveson says he cares about poverty reduction. Should he really be advocating ideas that kill Albertans high paying energy sector jobs?


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commented 2015-11-18 10:12:51 -0500
Well said, Sheila Gunn Reid. Dummies like these 3 mayors you mention allied with Premier Nutley and the little fella turdo in Ottawa are the braintrust that will begin the decline of Canadians standard of living. As climate change probably happens constantly and is well beyond man’s control (globull warming is a complete hoax in spite of what the MSM say) throwing money at this non-existent problem is obviously a big waste of taxpayers dollars. I’m so surprised that Albertans have done this to themselves and their beloved province.
commented 2015-11-17 15:12:44 -0500
Progressive has become another word for socialist. There is nothing progressive and certainly not innovative about socialism.
commented 2015-11-17 10:46:17 -0500
Iveson has that deer in the lights looks, as per usual, so you know that the lights are on, but nothing intelligent is home.
commented 2015-11-17 01:26:58 -0500
I have seen a total of one bike in these lanes since they first created them. Even in the University area where the socialists gather they still ride on the sidewalk. And they spend lots of money clearing them in the winter when even that one rider is not using them. And it costs more as they do a poor job on the roads and to save money they merely push the snow to the side resulting in no drainage and freeze thaw that creates untold potholes which people then make claims against the city for which costs more money than they saved in the first place. If that makes sense to you then you need mental help.
commented 2015-11-17 01:23:43 -0500
Andrew my taxes have gone up more than that , and my parking spots for my condo have more than doubled from 19 to 42 dollars in the last 5 years. Do the math on those, they try to hide it where people wont notice it.
commented 2015-11-17 01:21:49 -0500
Sam Young LOL , good one, it would not surprise me if they did have to quit using the oil in their name because it offends some idiot.
commented 2015-11-17 01:01:43 -0500
I’ll say it again. Lefties never learn from their mistake, they never learn from history and they refuse to exercise discernment. Now after the Paris dust up I can add they never learn from pain either. So I doubt that a financial meltdown in Alberta will sway them. Truly a pathetic bunch.
commented 2015-11-17 00:01:10 -0500

Do you think it’s reasonable or even normal to wish for Trudeau to be seriously maimed or killed in a car crash?
commented 2015-11-16 23:34:59 -0500
Edmonton – Redmonton – has elected progressive mayors for years. It’ll be fine.

6.5% is below the national average.
commented 2015-11-16 22:43:17 -0500
Wonder what all those Alberta Left wing voters are saying now. Do you think it would be “We don’t mind giving up our way of life to pay a lot more tax, it’s for good cause”. Somehow I suspect their will be a lot of back peddling when they start to realize these Socialist/Communist/ Eco-Terrorist are only about control. How do they control, by taxing the people to the point their main concern becomes survival, after all it is for the greater good. This is just the beginning. All these people thought it was the corporations that were going to get nailed. Think again. Corporations are shutting down, if they don’t make money they don’t pay Taxes. So who is left to pick up the tab people? All your hard earned money, well its not going to be yours anymore. But hey, we can all live in poverty together.
commented 2015-11-16 22:03:59 -0500
Sheila, you always nail it. Iveson, another out of touch progressive with the local CBC cheer leading squad kissing his bicycle seat. They really have no shame. To champion something that accommodates such a small number of urban only people is nothing short of, well, trying to look for a really impressive urban word, STUPID comes to mind. The constant crap that comes out of his and CBC’s rhetoric is mind boggling. Always wants more money for his really cool urban projects, forgetting that not everyone lives in a downtown condo, what a clown. And now he’s spouting off about how we need a carbon tax. The CBC morning crew will be all over that, as they sit in their newly revamped tax payer funded studio, located in one of the most expensive pieces of property in downtown Edmonton. But hey, you people in the burbs, stop whining, dude you’re just contributing to urban sprawl, and you probably don’t ride your 2500 dollar mountain bike to work anyway. Ok, done venting, good night.
commented 2015-11-16 21:08:58 -0500
but that’s just it, Liberals are liars and there are so many ‘low informed’ voters out there – that’s a tough combination to beat.
commented 2015-11-16 19:54:53 -0500
It is just a matter of time before the Edmonton Oilers have to rename themselves to something more green friendly. Any suggestions?
commented 2015-11-16 19:45:50 -0500
In the end it will not matter until the next election cycle – people are more worried about how to keep their house.

Never met a politician that could be trusted if they were libs.

Just more the same – maybe we will get lucky and trudope will be in a serious car crash
commented 2015-11-16 19:05:28 -0500
Why can’t decent people survive in government? Iveson is an idiot and has done nothing since elected except increase taxes. Like any liberal he promised the world during his campaign then he failed miserably
commented 2015-11-16 19:05:13 -0500
The UN polled over 8 million people regarding what they think is the most pressing issue. cLIEmate Change AKA GLOBAL WARMING, ranked dead last. Might be because it has not warmed for almost 20 years, which BTW has more than invalidated the models at the 95% level. This mark was passed after 15 years of no warming.
commented 2015-11-16 18:56:56 -0500
Iveson is a radical far left lunatic, and an enemy of real Albertan’s. He’s also not alone on that council of crazies that’s been out of control for years, and gets its marching orders from the UN through the Canadian organization of municipalities, or whatever it’s called now. I’ve been boycotting the place for four or five years now.
commented 2015-11-16 18:55:56 -0500
Yeah we need more of those bike lanes that no one uses.
commented 2015-11-16 18:46:54 -0500
You fear mongering, liberal drama queens of climate blame “belief” knowingly exaggerate and abuse science like the fear mongering neocons you hissy fit hate so much! And all in the name of liberalism? So be it!
Nothing is stopping another 34 more years of climate action delay and disbelief.
This is your Iraq War.