June 24, 2016

FOI docs: Notley COP21 delegates charged Albertans to offset carbon (and their guilt)

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

Remember COP21? That was the UN Climate change conference in Paris that Canada sent 383 delegates to. While there, Premier Rachel Notley, Environment Minister Shannon Phillips and their entourage told the world a new day had dawned in Alberta and presented their climate leadership strategy.

Through freedom of information filings, we received the expense claims for Shannon Phillips’ five person delegation. And I found out she charged Albertans for her climate sins.

The group bought and charged their carbon offsets to the taxpayer through Alberta Economic Development and Trade. Carbon offsets are a made up thing like a made up currency. If you’re an emitter and you can’t reduce your carbon emissions, you can get a credit and sell that to people who can. You can buy carbon offsets to feel better about your opulent travel.

And the Alberta delegation to COP21 charged their carbon offsets for their travel to the taxpayer.

I don’t want to pay a dime to help the NDP feel morally superior about wasting Alberta taxpayer dollars to promote their climate leadership strategy -- one that would cost 15,000 Alberta jobs.

Carbon offsets, besides being a tithe to the church of climate change, are basically a carbon tax on travel. And if the NDP think it's appropriate for me to pay a tax on my travel, so can they.

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commented 2016-06-26 21:25:08 -0400
F. A . Hayek warned of this in his book “The Road to Serfdom”. We now work to pay for our government masters. The only people who don’t mind are those who don’t work and those who are part of the government. “Atlas Shrugged” is now reality and 1984 is here. What a shitshow legacy we leave our children. I am so ashamed.
commented 2016-06-25 15:45:27 -0400
The climate conference was little more than a paid vacation for the political elite and, of course, their friends. Notley and the Minister of the Environment were all that were required. Albertan’s you continue to be taken for a ride, and every day you are paying for that ride.
commented 2016-06-25 14:36:00 -0400
Peter, their heads are filled with air.
commented 2016-06-25 12:50:14 -0400
I just can’t figure out how they got their big heads inside the plane
commented 2016-06-25 10:06:43 -0400
Sheila appropriate to call carbon offsets, as “being a tithe to the church of climate change”. With global temperatures having halted for the past 18-plus years, Dr. Ivar Giaever, a Nobel Prize-winner for physics in 1973, recently questioned the basis for rising carbon dioxide fears, explaining, “When you have a theory and the theory does not agree with the experiment then you have to cut out the theory.” Sounds very logical! He continues, “Global warming really has become a new religion. Because you cannot discuss it. It’s not proper.”
That is, questioning it is not allowed. Sorry, I don’t have enough faith to believe in the United Nations’ global warming scam.
commented 2016-06-25 10:04:19 -0400
What is the proper global temperature? Anybody? I’ll wait……
commented 2016-06-25 06:38:40 -0400
Can’t believe you guys voted her in.
commented 2016-06-25 00:18:29 -0400
Nutley and her gang of destructors are doing a good job of bringing ordinary taxpayers at the brink of despair especially those of us who live out of the red deadmonton area. Her base in that city are all protected because her parasite union friends and the traiteress msm will cover for this evil witch. I can’t understand how these unions and msm can be so compliant in the destruction of our once beautiful province. But listening to the so-called government brain-washing msm tell their news, the crap they put out everyday seems like the ndpees are doing such great things for us. Nothing to see here folks. I refuse to listen to anything the msm (bought and paid for by the ndpees) say. We have no voice at all once these politicians are elected, they can destroy as the ndpees are doing now, and we have no recourse.
commented 2016-06-24 22:55:07 -0400
A bunch of malarkey & googelygoo, no different than an obese or overweight person having a Big Mac with French fries & a DIET COKE. So no matter their mode of transportation, whenever they travel they are milking the taxpayer some more for their carbon offsets. Wow, how much has that cost so far? How are these carbon emissions even measured & by whom? I have never heard anyone give an explanation only a punishment.
Sheila…..you are doing such a great job, very informative & I love watching your videos.
commented 2016-06-24 22:45:32 -0400
Why does the left think everyone else should bear the burden of their guilt? How does it rid you of guilt when you have done nothing to assuage it? I seriously think they would feel like they did something if they saw me put change into a charity jar.
commented 2016-06-24 20:49:56 -0400
I heard nutley talking about getting the pipeline built. Well folks that’s not going to happen if nutlet and her gang of goons have anything to do with it.

Recent news, does present one ray of hope. With trudope and he is gang of goons trying to buy their way into China the pipeline might happen under certain conditions, none of which are it’s the right thing to do. The most likely scenario would see Québec business interests profiting heavily, or should I say profiteering heavily, anyway you’re getting the just of the comment by now.
commented 2016-06-24 20:43:06 -0400
I willing to bet 15 000 Albertan jobs lost is fabricated number, it’s gonna be way more then that. I think Notley is just naïve and dumb she doesn’t understand the real agenda, It’s Phillips who’s the real Globalist Operative.
commented 2016-06-24 18:35:58 -0400
Peter Netterville commented 1 hour ago
I would like to reduce our NDP emissions to zero. Lead is an effective reduction tool.

Ammo up!!! That’s the best way!!
commented 2016-06-24 18:35:15 -0400
Premier Rachel Notley, Environment Minister Shannon Phillips = Alberta grown financial rapists.

commented 2016-06-24 18:20:11 -0400
Ramadan Bombathon 2016 Day number 19

Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 147….….Kills = 1063
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

Author unknown
commented 2016-06-24 18:13:22 -0400
Well, the level of convenience that Notley operates at would make Baby Doc Duvalier blush.

I recall an instance where Notley claimed that her family only has one car rather than two. The second car they sold off because Notley, by her own admission, “walks to work”. Hmmmm…the Premier walks to work? Really. So, Notley doesn’t really have a driver who shows up, at her command, to drive her to and fro? That black car (Yep, it’s black.) that shows up at her door, along with the driver and a Mountie. (Seems Alberta Sheriffs officers are not good enough? Alison Redford thought so, too, btw.) Oh, and about Notley claiming to live in her riding – well, there’s another story in that as well.
commented 2016-06-24 18:10:31 -0400
That is why Notley and Philips are always smiling, they are on the take for the socialist science carbon scam. I’d be smiling too, particularly with the carbon money steal in Alberta, which will go to good Non-Democratic Party thieves. And the stolen money is already laundered through an environmental scam. The cocaine lords of Mexico must envious.

Can’t resist, sorry. I wonder how much the invisible energy minister’s delegation cost, if her deputy minister let her out to play. Invisible plane, invisible staffers, invisible room costs, invisible meals, invisible carbon offsets, invisible etc. I can’t wait for this part of Ms Gunn-Reid’s investigation, but it will probably be the toughest since the documents will be in invisible ink.

Keep it up Sheila. I am in awe at what you can research as a hockey Mum on limited resources compared to the MSM.
commented 2016-06-24 17:48:06 -0400
I would like to reduce our NDP emissions to zero. Lead is an effective reduction tool.