Gil McGowan | Edmonton Centre

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Gil McGowan

Edmonton Centre

"Most sane people support a carbon tax" -- unless they are "climate change deniers"

On "Stop living in denial":

.@Dfildebrandt The private sector workers I represent (energy sector included) want climate change addressed. Stop living in denial, Derek.
Jun 26, 2015 Click here for screenshot

On Canada "lying about tar sands":

Alberta doctor tells U.S.: Canada is 'lying' about tar sands' health effects via @VanObserver
Dec 26, 2014 Click here for screenshot

On "Hewers of wood...":

#EnergyEast isn't 'nation building.' It's just the latest example of why Cdns remain "hewers of wood... etc." #cdnpoli
Oct 30, 2014 Click here for screenshot

On Going green:

Canada can't go green if oilsands are developed, says new report. Sobering. on.thestar.com/1BNcQmG #ableg
Jan 07, 2015 Click here for screenshot

On Carbon tax will "save humanity":

@Dfildebrandt @SUNMichaelWood Your lead is wrong. We support a carbon tax to save humanity, not b/c it will "strengthen" oil patch jobs
Dec 10, 2014 Click here for screenshot

On Big Oil:

@Freedomzone_ No silence and no secrets. We think Big Oil's prescription for endless raw export pipelines is not in the public interest.
Dec 09, 2014 Click here for screenshot

On Bitumen is "glunk":

@andrew_leach Bitumen will always sell at a discount b/c it's glunk, not oil. Better to refine it into something we can sell for good prices
Aug 13, 2014 Click here for screenshot

On Alberta Federation of Labout:

@gilmcgowan says @ABFedLabour won't support current #energyeast proposal. Next on @CBCNB at 5. #nb
Nov 10, 2014 Click here for screenshot

On "F... off":

@Dfildebrandt You didn't interview me before writing your hatchet piece, now you want to interview me on Twitter? Fuck off,Derek.
Dec 10, 2014 Click here for screenshot

On The price of oil:

@KenBoessenkool You're attributing AB's econ growth to the flat tax? Wow. I'm sure it had nothing to do with the price of oil #dumbass
Mar 24, 2015 Click here for screenshot

On Decorum:

Hey @KikkiPlanet I hear you've been bad mouthing me on FB. I thought you were all about decorum and respectful discourse. What gives?
Jul 05, 2014 Click here for screenshot

On School curriculum:

D you want your kids curriculum controlled by Big Oil? If not, sign this petition! bit.ly/1ktViF via @sum_of_us
May 27, 2014 Click here for screenshot

On Climate change denier:

@Dfildebrandt True or False: You're a climate change denier and you work as a PR flack for the oil drilling industry?
Dec 10, 2014 Click here for screenshot

On Carbon tax:

@Dfildebrandt The AFL supports a carbon tax, as most sane people do. But my comments about pace were not about the tax. You didn't ask.
Dec 12, 2014 Click here for screenshot

On Flinging mud:

@Dfildebrandt @SUNMichaelWood Trust me, I'm upset with you, not myself. The AFL's position is the right one. You're just flinging mud.
Dec 10, 2014 Click here for screenshot

On "Paid flak":

@Dfildebrandt @SUNMichaelWood Did you bother to tell the SUN you're a paid flak for the drilling assoc? They might've thought it relevant.
Dec 10, 2014 Click here for screenshot

On "Full of bunk":

@Dfildebrandt @SUNMichaelWood Those who use threats of job loss to justify inaction on climate change are full of bunk. That's what I said.
Dec 10, 2014 Click here for screenshot

On Carbon taxes:

@calgarysun Get your head out of the sand! Carbon taxes are necessary to address global warming. Even big oil corps accept this fact! #ableg
Dec 10, 2014 Click here for screenshot

On Cap-and-trade:

@Dfildebrandt @SUNMichaelWood Our position is that climate change is real and serious. It requires action, like carbon tax or cap-and-trade
Dec 10, 2014 Click here for screenshot

On "Good for humanity":

@Dfildebrandt Setting a more reasonable pace in the oilsands would be good for Albertans. Boosting carbon taxes would be good for humanity.
Aug 30, 2015 Click here for screenshot

On Unions created the middle class:

@ppilarski @eieioink @Dfildebrandt Unions created and defend the middle class. Most Canadians see that as a valuable function. #canlab
Feb 01, 2014 Click here for screenshot

On Canadian Taxpayers Federation "lies":

@Dfildebrandt I've had it with the CTF's lies and deliberate misrepresentations. I challenge you to a public debate on pensions. #ableg
Jan 22, 2014 Click here for screenshot

On "Empty rhetoric":

@Dfildebrandt You really have no clue about pensions. That's why I suggested a debate. All you've got is empty rhetoric.
Jan 22, 2014 Click here for screenshot

On Pension "myths":

@cfibAB @andrew_leach @EdmAMCBC Public sector workers pay mightily for their own pensions. They are not freebies. Stop spreading myths.
Feb 26, 2014 Click here for screenshot