December 09, 2015

Bill 6 info session in Leduc: “I’ve never seen such arrogance from a government in all my years in this province”

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

The Bill 6 information session in Leduc was as contentious as all the others.

Bill 6 is the farm unionization bill that masquerades as a farm safety bill, forcing farms and ranches to purchase WCB coverage and adhere to OHS laws for their paid employees.

Farmers know white collar rules don’t work on farms.

Before the information session, a group of farmers drove their tractors through Leduc to the meeting held at the Leduc Recreation Center and had a small gathering outside. PC leader and PC MLA Richard Gotfried showed up to show their opposition to Bill 6.

Minister of Municipal Affairs Danielle Larivee, Minister of Economic Development and Trade Deron Bilous and local NDP MLA Shaye Anderson were on hand to take questions and make excuses.

The Hutterites were there, as always, in full force. In fact, David Tchetter, a Hutterite from Shady Lane Colony at Grande Prairie gave an inspirational speech about his people and unity in the Alberta agricultural community that earned him a standing ovation.

The NDP are offering these farmers nothing when they should be providing clarity. But what can we expect from a party without a single farmer in the caucus?

 

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commented 2015-12-10 19:24:17 -0500
This bill will pass – the ndp are true dictators – the little girl who said she would support this bill is an entitled elitist and does not care.

The farmers have only one way to stop it – burn down the government buildings and egg the ndp members every time they go out in public.

Dump manure on every lawn of every ndp member

Block every ndp constituency office with piles of manure and bales of
hay or straw.

Blockade the entire legislature with old farm equipment. Tonnes and tonnes of it.

Block every ndp residential driveway with manure.

Make the ndp FEAR the public.

Any government that fears its people is far better than a government that despises the people.

If the RCMP do not like it they can stand back – like they did at the Islamic riots in Calgary and do nothing and simply watch.

Drive the ndp – personally – drive them to live in another province.

Got any guts farmers? Lots of folk out there will help once you get started.

Otherwise you farmers are going down and there is nothing you can do about it.
commented 2015-12-10 18:49:47 -0500
100,000 oil & gas employees and related industries workers and ordinary city folks who voted ndp and put us in this incredible mess, get off your butts and get behind these hard working farmers and ranchers and go and protest. Fill every road with farm equipment, etc. All these people from oil and gas and they are so lazy, IMAGINE NOT ONE SINGLE PROTEST FROM THEM ON LOSING THEIR JOBS, 100,000 NOT DOING A DAMN THING TO PROTEST AND TELL NUTLEY how they are so mad at her arrogant interference in all of their affairs. THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO NEED FOR HER TO CHANGE ANYTHING IN ALBERTA.
commented 2015-12-10 17:26:06 -0500
Yes Alberta has no current recall legislation but there are 2 efforts that have started their process to try and get the government changed. Bill 206 is in committee currently (or so I’m told), it is recall legislation. The other item that has started it’s process… is a plebiscite on both Bill 6 and the carbon tax.
commented 2015-12-10 16:16:23 -0500
I know 2people who were injured on WCB insured companies. Both times the company was fined. The injured people didn’t receive a dime
commented 2015-12-10 12:20:38 -0500
Maurice Potvin, I think we all share the same frustrations that you have articulated. But the problem (Truth) is that we as conservatives “SUCK” when it comes to convassing, demonstrating , boycotting , advocating .The left is great at these methods , the tool is activism. Conservatives are not the best activists That word invokes so many bad connotations because for the most part it is based on emotion and a lack of reason. But if we are not activists , what are we and what can we be? Well, we can be PROACTIVISTS. We need to start being proactive and stop bitching about things like the media. The media is the government and visa versa . Lets be proactive and help build our own media , which is why I am here and trying to support THEREBEL.
Regarding the present situation in ALberta , how can we be PROACTIVE? Well an online petition is one thing, a real petition is another. To the best of my knowledge Alberta does not have a recall law. But that doesn’t matter, We can still have a hypothetical recall campaign with signatures demanding the resignations of individual members. Eventually most of these members will be too ashamed to show their faces in their own ridings. I am not an organizer, but in the best tradition of Saul Alinsky , perhaps we can turn the tables and use the lefts devide and conquer rule to force these miscreants and scoundrels from office. Maybe we should pick the weakest and most vulnerable NDP member and concentrate on that riding. Would it not be a great victory to beat them at their own game?
commented 2015-12-09 20:57:00 -0500
Effigies of Nutley and her crew should be hanging on the legislature grounds every morning until they get the messages. NO BILL 6 NO CARBON TAX
commented 2015-12-09 20:38:34 -0500
I’m starting to get a more than a little frustrated with all these Bill 6 stories and all the posted comments. It’s starting to seem to me that everyone is more interested in complaining about Bill 6 and the NDP Government than in taking action to change things. I’m sure the farmers and ranchers who show up at these town meetings would be willing to take action, if there was clarity in precisely what concrete actions they could take. I posted several times what steps I think they could be taking right now; I even forwarded these actions in an email to Ezra Levant, and I got no response, either from Ezra or from those posting comments on the stories. Now I may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, and maybe my idea is dumb. But someone is going to have to point out to me why it’s a dumb idea and won’t work. I’m kind ‘a slow that way. Here’s what I said….. AGAIN!:

“As someone from BC, I hope I’m not speaking out of turn. I think the town meetings and rallies are great, but here’s something else that may be worth trying. It may be Alberta’s best chance for change. Try and force the NDP caucus to turf Rachel Notley as their leader. Here’s how I would propose Albertans go about it: Sign up volunteers in every Riding that elected an NDP MLA to go out and knock on doors. Have the volunteers sign up as many people as possible to commit to protesting outside of the local NDP constituency Office on a continuous rotating basis, and keep up the protest until they get action. Let every NDP MLA know they will not be re-elected if they don’t kill Bill 6. That doesn’t mean completely shifting the protesting away from Alberta’s Parliament buildings, but those protests can be left to those from ridings that elected a Wild Rose or Conservative MLA. In the NDP Ridings, focus all protests, questions and anger towards the local MLA and their Office, and don’t let up. If enough pressure is applied, and they want to preserve their political career, it could possibly pressure a party-wide revolt and force Notley to resign. If enough NDP were afraid of losing the support of their constituents, they may even vote against the Bill, forcing the collapse of the NDP Government. I realize that the NDP has no chance of being re-elected, but I’ve found that most liberal Marxists are narcissistic and arrogant enough to believe that the rest of the world is marching in lock-step with them. In this instant that blind narcissism can work in Albertan’s favor, if they carry through with these local protests. It’s all a very slim shot, but if it could be organized, I think it’s worth a try. And you folks at the Rebel and those living in Alberta would have far more knowledge and resources to get such a coordinated province-wide protest off the ground than I would, stuck out here in BC as I am.”

That was the idea I proposed. If you don’t think it would work, let me know why you don’t think it would work. If there was something I could do about it myself, I would. But there’s really nothing I can do about it from BC. Since I live in BC, technically, I suppose, it’s none of my business, but I care about Alberta. So, how about it? Will someone either consider the idea and look into the feasibility of butting it into action, or explain to me why it’s a dumb idea? If you think it’s dumb, I won’t be offended, I can take it. How about it, Ezra? How about it, Sheila Gunn Reid? How about it fellow commenters? I’m going to keep posting this on every story about Bill 6 until I get some answers.
commented 2015-12-09 18:36:12 -0500
There is a worldwide push on, to force collectivisation and other socialist pogroms on The People – against their will – like a putch in reverse. Notley’s NDP fascist totalitarianism is a microcosm of what’s happening every where in the West. There is only one thing that can stop it at this point.
It’s not words.
It’s not unrealised anger and frustration.
It’s not hiding your head in the sand.
It’s not more ‘government’.
Not even driving those tractors INTO the legislature will stop these communists and demons from hell – they figure they got a lock on it because too many people are incapable of understanding, or stupid enough to go along with the lies and BS of the communists enablers and cohorts, the Media Party.
I’m afraid the only way to stop these insane socialists is to kill them, leave them bleeding out in a gutter in front of the legislature, which is where these enemies of free people everywhere belong – bleeding out in a gutter.
You thought the Islamists presented a problem – the socialist terror campaign is just getting started…
commented 2015-12-09 18:32:24 -0500
Bravo Zulu – that just might happen yet, if she doesn’t start talking to the people! I hope the NDP are shaking in their boots, and that they are having trouble sleeping at night, like the farmers, and ranchers, and all those unemployed in the patch, and the spin off industries. And one can only hope that they are being shunned by their family, friends and neighbours too!
commented 2015-12-09 18:27:21 -0500
Never speak ill of farmers with your mouth full

Time for them to burn down the government buildings

Now THAT would be a statement!
commented 2015-12-09 18:23:42 -0500
I think we should also all get out there and help farmers and ranchers with work. Volunteer as “friends”. So very thankful to all of them. For feeding Albertans and for saying something. And great reporting Sheila Gunn Reid!!
commented 2015-12-09 18:06:42 -0500
A person has to really go out of their way to antagonize farmers to the degree that the Hutterites start mobilizing. They are about as apolitical as you can get, yet they turn out in large numbers. This is just amazing how the NDP can anger so many in such a short time. And we have 3.5 years to go!
commented 2015-12-09 17:53:39 -0500
a few hundred tractors and oilfield trucks clogging up the main routes in Edmonton bringing that city to an absolute standstill seems about right at this point.
commented 2015-12-09 15:14:23 -0500
Bill Collins commented “… The easiest way is to stop shipping products for a week and starve them …” : Obviously you know little about farming or produce management and logistics. Other than Hydroponic and Green House crops, most of what Family Farms produce is harvested one or two times per year. Dairy and Poultry are an exception but holding Shipments is illegal in those industries due to the Quota system. Holding off on Shipping Live Stock for a week would just be a nuisance to packing plants because they would have no work for 1 week but would ramp it up in the latter weeks to make up the back log.
I understand what you were saying but grocery stores would just get what they need to keep the shelves stocked from other countries and just as a small fact, most of the products at the grocery store do not come from Alberta.
commented 2015-12-09 15:05:39 -0500
Rod Hailey commented “Give it up Albertans” : Won’t happen, we are not Ontarians and do not “go silently into the night” … we go out the same way we came in … kicking and screaming.
commented 2015-12-09 15:01:23 -0500
Why would anyone be surprised, the majority of their platform is based a blending of the religions of Climatism and Communism. Declaring that “Climate Science is settled” is the opposite of the Scientific Method. Could you imagine the world if Albert Eisenstein was told that Newtonian Physics was settled and his Relativity Theory was blasphemy and that he should be jailed or killed? That is what many of the NDP MLAs, Cabinet Ministers and Ministry Presidents say about scientists and people who do not think that “Climate Science is settled”.
NOTE to NDP/AGW Trolls : If you disagree with this, go search for the proof and you can find it. I have seen it and am not your tutor so unless you want to pay me to find it for you, don’t bother asking me to provide it. BTW I will only accept cash so you will have to leave your parents basement to pay me.
commented 2015-12-09 14:40:23 -0500
Every ndp riding office should be blocked off also. All Albertans should get off their duffs and help farmers and ranchers fight these carpet baggers, it’s your fight too get involved, fight for your freedoms, that’s the Alberta Way.
commented 2015-12-09 14:20:11 -0500
ROD HAILEY commented 39 mins ago
And wait for the onslaught of “renewable energy initiatives” to further remove you from your money.
Notley will follow Wynne’s lead in Ontario by bribing gullible farmers to host these sham solar and wind farms and therefore create the necessary division by pitting neighbor against neighbor and increasing utility costs across Alberta. The proper way to fight this insanity is to make the cities uncomfortable. The easiest way is to stop shipping products for a week and starve them into seeing the other side as most think food comes from a grocery store.
commented 2015-12-09 14:09:52 -0500
Mac Cumming – I know if my step-father was still alive, the tractors would already be on the road!
commented 2015-12-09 13:53:38 -0500
A good idea Deborah shut down Edmonton. They vote NDP and should pay a price for that.
commented 2015-12-09 13:47:49 -0500
The playbook as written by Obamacare. Where Obomacare is the government institution of health insurance with nothing to do with health care, same principle as legislated vehicle insurance. Bill 6 (Notelycare) is the government institution of WCB insurance with a dish of unionization on the side, and has nothing to do with actual farming.
commented 2015-12-09 13:41:19 -0500
I think the farmers should block all the main highways into Edmonton, when the NDP try to vote on this evil plan.
commented 2015-12-09 13:40:05 -0500
We love our farmers, and our family farms! We, the people are with you all the way, and never forget that. The NDP will try to divide us, but it isn’t going to happen.
commented 2015-12-09 13:32:08 -0500
Give it up Albertans..you made your choice and presumably know consequences…Bill 6 will be rammed through without a doubt…it’s how the dippers operate.
And wait for the onslaught of “renewable energy initiatives” to further remove you from your money.