February 22, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Alberta NDP caught red-handed asking government agency to delete emails

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

Remember when Hillary Clinton deleted 30,000 emails to hide what happened during the Benghazi attack? Or when Ontario’s Liberal government deleted and destroyed emails showing they knew how much cancelling a gas power plant would cost? These are big deals, and now we've caught the Alberta NDP red-handed asking a government agency to do the same

And the cover-up goes all the way up to the Premier’s office.

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When the NDP brought in their poorly thought out climate leadership plan and carbon tax, they threw the electricity system in Alberta into disarray. That plan created a problem with the power purchase agreements (PPA), contracts between energy retailers and the government agency that resells power bought from the electricity generators in something called the balancing pool.

There is a clause in those contracts that reads “if a change in law rendered the Buyer’s PPA operation unprofitable, or more unprofitable then the Buyer would be able to terminate the PPA”.

It’s a little complicated but all you need to know is, if the government did something crazy to turn these contracts into garbage, the balancing pool would be on the hook for it all.

Well, the carbon tax was that something crazy.

Energy retailers, like Calgary taxpayer owned Enmax, started returning their junk contracts to the balancing pool which caused the balancing pool to start hemorrhaging cash - upwards of $65M per month. Even the NDP project the losses to be up to $2B, a result of an unnecessary carbon tax and thoughtless tinkering.

This left the NDP scrambling to fix the mess they made and trying to save face. They claimed ignorance about this clause in the contracts, which might have been believable since the NDP don’t seem to know much about anything.

But then the NDP decided they’d sue themselves -the government- to overturn the clauses in those contracts written back in 2000 on the pretence of protecting consumers. It was a ridiculous idea. The NDP socialists don’t care about consumers. They were bringing in a tax to make everything more expensive. Something about it was just a little too fishy.

Watch as I take a look at the legal documents from that lawsuit, statements made at press conferences and internal emails that demonstrate the NDP knew about the change in law clause well before March 2016 but proceeded with their reckless plans to change the electricity system in Alberta anyway.

In November, the Wildrose Party called for an auditor general investigation into the deleted emails after they found some of the same documents. But the mainstream media was too busy congratulating the NDP for their leadership and virtue signalling at the UN Climate Change conference in Morocco to pay attention to Notley’s government being caught in the willful destruction of government documents.

Like we always do at The Rebel, we’ll attach the documents so you can read them yourself or if someone in the mainstream media wants to use them, they can actually do their jobs and cover this story.

The destruction of government records can be a crime, especially if it’s happening to avoid Freedom of Information requests.

Rachel Notley promised Albertans an open, honest and transparent government. And here is her government deleting emails and thinking they can get away with it. Just like Kathleen Wynne and her gas plant-triple delete email scandal. Just like Old Grandma Bleach-Bit, Hillary Clinton.

This is how progressives deal with their problems. Delete delete delete. But it’s not going away. I want to see those deleted emails and I want you to see them too. I won't stop until I do.

They shouldn't be allowed to get away with this. It could be illegal. It’s definitely unethical.

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commented 2017-02-24 15:50:52 -0500
Tony, agreed, things went south after Ralph, we will probably never see a leader even close to Ralph,nonetheless, we need the very best version of a Conservative party we can get & defeat the NDP, they are a nightmare! This current Notley gov’t is BS.
commented 2017-02-24 14:19:30 -0500
Sally Citizen, The PC party of Alberta have never been conservative. More like the old style liberal except slightly left of center. Maybe from 1993 -1997 when Ralph Klein was premier they were a little conservative, but since then back to liberal and after Ralph Klein full on left wing bordering socialist.
commented 2017-02-24 10:21:00 -0500
In my opinion, Rachel Notley & her NDP gov’t are without a double the WORST thing that has ever happened to Alberta. There IS a silver lining. People are awake politically now (well, I am ). I believe voters will come out in record numbers to defeat this NDP gov’t. I hope Albertans will never again take our Conservative values (Wildrose or PC) for granted & be caught off guard. This NDP has got to go so we can begin to rebuild our lives, our homes, our jobs, our province. RIP NDP.
commented 2017-02-23 16:56:05 -0500
Surprise, surprise the Government is LYING TO YOU.
Surprise, surprise the MSM is in collusion with their LIES.
SURPRISE, SURPRISE they are fattening up their pockets with your hard earned money in the form of a HiWay robbery called a CARBON TAX.
SURPRISE, SURPRISE you can trace it all right back to the United Nations, COMMUNIST TAKEOVER with collusion by our Federal Socialist/communist Government.
And you can take that to the BANK.
commented 2017-02-23 08:05:27 -0500
The federal gov’t should not be in a position to pick & choose who they will or will not fund. If they fund CBC, they should fund Rebel & all others, It should be fair. That said, I don’t think tax payer $ should fund the media at all. The CBC needs to be defunded & stop receiving special treatment. The Notley gov’t made a horrible mistake with closing coal & cancelling PPAs, so no surprise they want to smooth that over. I just wish/hope/pray the AB NDP gov’t would stop & change course this is painful! As always Sheila Gunn Reid is a tireless, brave reporter .I would not be surprised that when the AB NDP get a FOIA request from Rebel they jack up the cost. I hope all who can contribute do, trouble is Alberta is BROKE! :(
commented 2017-02-23 04:47:54 -0500
Space moose…. Quit crying about your personal situation and do something about it like find a job or something… if you don’t want to contribute then don’t.. but do not encourage others not to buy your whining. But please keep your opinions to yourself about crowdfunding at the rebel.. Due to my economic circumstances I can’t afford to contribute to often but I certainly am grateful for the news articles they bring from all over the provinces of Canada the country of the United States and of course that once bastion of human progress which is now the smoking shit hole called Europe.
Show some gratitude for their hard work and quit whining about the lack your own..
commented 2017-02-23 03:38:45 -0500
Stop grovelling for money. The government took all my money, and I have nothing to give.
commented 2017-02-23 02:46:04 -0500
Come on people, that is open and transparent in left speak.
commented 2017-02-23 00:56:04 -0500
The smoking gun Sheila (pun unintended) – this can end Dipper govt immediately, and put the ringleaders in jail. Culpability in breach of trust and malfeasance. My check is sent. You go girl!
commented 2017-02-22 21:31:46 -0500
David White… I have that video logged into my computer if you have an email address that you would like it sent to.!!
commented 2017-02-22 19:34:44 -0500
I like that, David, ‘Big Mouth Mason’. Roger Miller’s song ‘Chugga Lug’ had a verse about rot-gut in a Mason jar. Lord knows I have learned my lesson about Mason and realize he is a jar of rotten whiskey.
commented 2017-02-22 19:07:25 -0500
Does any one remember seeing the clip of the jawing match at the legislature between Jim Prentice and Rachael, where Mr. Prentice explicitly warned the witch what the consequences would be if she moved to shut coal down. A couple hair flips and an arrogant remark or two was her usual response. Prentice warned her again and informed her, finally stating “I think I know what I’m talking about, I helped write the original document”. I’m sure some one could dig up that video. Hair flip is on the way out, cunned stunt.

MONGREL….Stretching it quite bit, almost a “leap” to ever consider Brian Mason honorable.They did name a band after him though…..BIG MOUTH MASON

I’ll try that meat shop if I roll through Grimshaw in the future Mongrel. Thx for the tip.

Great work SGR. You must feel like Cujo to the dippers. Onward youg lady, we’re behind you all the way.
commented 2017-02-22 18:04:19 -0500
Socialists, that is Ndp, Liberal, Communist, Marxist and I will include Muslims, they also are a Gang with a political agenda, all hatched from the same Reptilian Womb.
commented 2017-02-22 17:55:43 -0500
I wonder how long it will take for the Non-Democratic Party to amend the Freedom of Information Act such that no access will be granted to crowd funded investigations? You can see them using the false logic that a crowd funded investigation is an intrusion by unknown agitators, therefore should be denied. The MSM would be on board with such an infringement of right, because they want to return to the status quo of the MSM being the gate-keepers.

Unrelated thought. Is there not one of 50+ Non-Democratic Party MLA’s that has honour? You would think that by this point at least one would have had enough of the dishonour, and the adverse affect on the constituents to cross the floor and sit as an independent socialist. Or even as a cabinet member, to have the self esteem to not be controlled by their deputy like the invisible energy minister is. I used to think Mason was a man of honour, but now? This goes to show what a proportional representation electoral system will produce all the time, lap puppies.
commented 2017-02-22 17:29:27 -0500
Great work Sheila!! You do TheRebel proud!!
commented 2017-02-22 17:15:04 -0500
It worked for Hillary and McGinty/Wynne. Maybe this time will be different.
commented 2017-02-22 16:42:51 -0500
Time resign Ratchel Call an election now.
commented 2017-02-22 16:42:34 -0500
Will we see the main stream media, CBC, CTV, Global and the like, actually report on this? I doubt it, they are in love with the Notley NDP.

Excellent work, Sheila!

The very fact that The Rebel is charged such an outrageous amount to get these documents is a clear indication that the NDP know damn well what they are doing is unacceptable and want to try to force The Rebel to give up.
commented 2017-02-22 16:37:46 -0500
Great digging SHEILA
I can see a big book deal coming for you after the dippers are deleted

Delete the n D p
Lock her up and delete her
I couldn’t help myself