January 27, 2016

Liberal MP says Albertans “refreshed” by Trudeau’s approach but StatsCan job figures recall worst days of Pierre’s NEP

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

Sunny ways struck again yesterday in the House of Commons.

New StatsCan ‘net jobs numbers’ came out and the news was extra bad for Alberta. Alberta has shed 100,000 gross jobs with a net jobs loss of almost 20,000. StatsCan had to revamp their numbers from just a couple weeks ago, when they announced 15,000 net jobs had been lost in Alberta. Analysts are saying this downturn is the worst since 1982, during Pierre Trudeau's National Energy Program.

With this bad news in hand, rookie Lakeland MP and rising star in the new federal Conservative caucus, Shannon Stubbs, held the Liberals feet to the fire with a question that should make any Albertan beam with pride. She asked, "Mr. Speaker, I am proud of Alberta's world leading energy sector. When is the Natural Resources Minister or any of the 4 Alberta Liberal MPs finally going to support Alberta's energy workers who contribute so much to Canada?"

Hang on, I'm wiping away a tear of pride. Okay, I’m good.

A Liberal MP from Calgary, the Veterans Affair Minister, Kent Hehr fielded this one. And it was ugly. He replied "The people I am talking to, they're actually refreshed by the new approach of this government."

The howls and jeers from the opposition benches nearly overwhelmed the Veterans Affairs Minister as he struggled to finish his ridiculous response that rambled on into "Sunny Ways" territory. It culminated with an invitation for Ms. Stubbs to come to Calgary to talk to Liberal voters, presumably.

Stubbs represents a large Alberta riding that encompasses both Bonnyville and LLoydminster, two oil patch towns. She knows exactly what the downturn in oil and gas coupled with lack of pipeline infrastructure is doing to the people in her riding. She doesn’t need to go to Kent Hehr's downtown Calgary riding to talk to Liberal voters to find out.

Are you like me? Are you getting pretty tired of Liberals telling you that you need to be more cheerful while you watch your friends and neighbours get laid off? Is the last thing you feel when the economy is so precarious "refreshed"?

Imagine if a Conservative cabinet minister had shrugged off the woes in the auto sector in 2008 and 2009 for sunny ways, refreshing attitudes and smug platitudes the way Kent Hehr just did. The CBC and the Liberal media would be going full supernova.

But it's Alberta that’s hurting this time. So it's way different I guess. It's being ignored by everyone but the Rebel and you.

 

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commented 2016-01-29 23:31:00 -0500
The reality is that other then “some” western Canadians and the relatively few eastern Canadians that make a living in the oil sands, nobody cares in eastern Canada that Bombardier, the auto industry, and various other manufacturing industries have never been held accountable for a “social license” or down stream carbon output like Western oil and gas is going to be. Trudope and company is poised to do as much or more damage to western Canada then his rich trust fund dad did. The next question is can we seperate on our own or do we need to join the U.S. and their, hopefully, new Trump everything president? Green peace anti oil protesters continue to climb aboard western europe and north American oil company projects, as well as our Parliament building in Ottawa, to drop anti oil/government flags. They never seem to protest the saudi arabian oil tankers and oil that has been and continues to be delivered to the U.S. and Canada. Could it be that they would be shot on sight or perhaps charged and sentenced to death by beheading (saudi arabia’s main form of capital punishment) if they did?
commented 2016-01-29 21:05:59 -0500
Darryl John said, “Wait for stampede this tool will get the greeting he deserves so will notley and our ahole pm if he dares show up.”
I haven’t been to Stampede in years, I may pop over to see the response these parasites get from the west. I hope its a clear message.
commented 2016-01-29 04:59:19 -0500
The LIEberal MP from CALGARY, Veterans Affair Minister, Kent HEHR is nothing but another, self-serving, bold faced LYING LIEberal – a complete IMBECILE. If HE had an actual working brain cell he’d be a danger to ALL. Sure hope he’ll be able to explain his involvement in the LIES & COVER-UP of FOSTER PARENT of the YEAR & PRESIDENT of the Calgary & Area Foster Parent Association martin, edmond DUROCHER and what possible reason he had ALLOW this bottom feeder to commit the crimes he did and his involvement in allowing DUROCHER to exploit foster kids to the tune of $6000.00/MONTH given all the evidence he had in hand for MONTHS!!!

I say with much confidence that First Nations child welfare advocate Cindy Blackstock will be more than a little interested in HIS involvement & failing to protect/remove the aboriginal children left in the care of a bottom feeding piece of human garbage!!! I guess when you’re climbing the “political ladder” you don’t give a S#!T who you S#!T or throw under the bus (Dr. Raj Sherman Liberal Leader) on April 9th 2015 during Alberta question period. Of course having 4 dirty cops in your back pocket is ALWAYS a bonus. How long will it be until your TRUE COLORS come shining through KennY?

I wish ALL veterans good luck with having THIS doorknob in their corner. He sure knows how to talk a whole lotta BULL S#! and outright LIES"

" . . . . I know and understand how important it is to find HELP when you need it," “And, more importantly, I know how difficult finding help can be.” " . . . . being a minister of the Crown . . . . your BUTT’S LANDED in BUTTER now. Don’t screw it up!’"

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commented 2016-01-28 12:58:05 -0500
The only Alberta citizens who are refreshed with the liberals are the same phantom ones Notley, Prentice and Redford said they talked to, members of caucus, no one else.
commented 2016-01-28 11:15:37 -0500
@ Roy Jeanine we are able to stop it… we just don’t have the will to do so.
commented 2016-01-28 11:06:06 -0500
The Liberal’s new process for evaluating pipeline projects is circuitous. In three years time we will be exactly where we are today with many indigenous and environmental groups opposing the pipelines and the decision left up to a government which, without saying as much, wants oil sands development stopped. However the new process is a big improvement for the Liberals in that by expanding the process many more of their supporters and donors can obtain funding as interveners and profit for their support of the party. The losers of the new process are the pipeline companies who will finance this perpetual charade.

As a share holder in two pipeline companies I suggest they just request a license for a project and wait for the government to provide one, and not participate further or fund this fruitless process. I prefer my money be employed in jurisdictions like the USA where the states are eager for investment.

The environmental beliefs of the Liberal Party effectively close Canada for pipeline development. Pipeline companies should deploy their capital, their expertise and efforts elsewhere. Nothing will change in Canada until the Trudeau Liberals are removed from office. Too bad for Canada.
commented 2016-01-28 09:40:16 -0500
I picture Rachel and Hehr at the end of the parade. Carrying there model bird killers, and singing Sunni ways! Meanwhile, I and thousands of others are looking forward to seeing the backend of both of these losers! Alberta may have been kicked in the stomach by the Marxist asses, but in the end, we real Albertans will send them packing. It would be fitting that they hit the trail on foot, and we will pack them a hardy lunch for their long journey back to reality. Hopefully they will never step foot in AB again. As we’d like to remain a rat free province!
commented 2016-01-28 08:44:39 -0500
scott allen private business is the majority down town Calgary he will feel the heat. Wait for stampede this tool will get the greeting he deserves so will notley and our ahole pm if he dares show up.
commented 2016-01-28 08:40:42 -0500
Not sure who this asshole is talking to , no doubt no one outside the city, likely he is to much of a coward to venture far out of Calgary. He is content to see the energy industry destroyed as is trudeau. Parasites and traitors he will sell out Albertans for his own personal gain. Separation is the only answer and it is getting talked about everywhere more and more it looks to be the answer.
commented 2016-01-28 08:32:38 -0500
@ Richard Smith – "Alberta knew what Turdeau’s dad did to Alberta and Canada and they knew what the NDP were all about yet they voted them in with a majority government. "

If you look at a map of ridings for Canada … or just the numbers … for the 2015 election, you will see that it is almost entirely blue. Alberta elected four Liberal ridings: two in Calgary and two in Edmonton. So, Alberta is by-and-large still mostly anti-Liberal.

Now, the NDPthat is a sore spot. They will be out next election.
commented 2016-01-28 04:59:22 -0500
I’ve waited all day and purposely come on line to see Michael Mann’s views and impressions this evening. Oh well, maybe the left will have way more fairy tales today (its late and I know I’m jumping ahead) seeing how the Federal Libs just threw a whole bunch of new obstacles in the way of constructing new pipelines (funded with private loot I must add) And Nutley and Company stand firm with the Feds on this one. Hehr will probably have even less friends in Calgary after yesterdays Liberal announcement.
Here’s a suggestion for the pipeline companies. Back off. Let the government know to give you a call when they are serious about the Canadian economy. I wouldn’t spend another dime. Put the oil on trains. The rail guys will just build more new cars to transport the stuff with those environmentally friendly locomotives.
commented 2016-01-28 04:41:38 -0500
Love the T-shirt——- Whom the hell is Kathy Shaidle ?
commented 2016-01-28 04:41:38 -0500
Love the T-shirt——- Whom the hell is Kathy Shaidle ?
commented 2016-01-28 02:58:22 -0500
The Rebel is the only media that says it like it is, especially Ezra and Sheila Gunn and some others but how do we get politicians like you, Ezra. You need to become one so you can take this total government corruption and destroy it all but we all know that will never happen. We need someone who has fire-in-their-belly to change the entire system and get rid of Trudoop soon before it is too late.
commented 2016-01-28 02:48:44 -0500
Now there’s a video that will be used against him.
commented 2016-01-28 02:43:58 -0500
Stupid, stupid voters in Canada, the worst lying and deceitful politicians are, the more they are voted in with big majorities, wynne, nutley, trudoop, etc. Stupid voters. And I wake up every day still NOT believing I now live in an insane ndp province of all things. OIL companies are Not standing up for themselves, no bad Ass opposition that keeps up their attacks on lying and entitled liberaels, No one to call out the lying, liberal ctv, cbc or global except The Rebel but that has too small an audience to make a difference, I am so fed up of all this garbage. Trudoop is being left to destroy this beautiful country and we are not able to stop it, just as wynne and nutley are doing the same to us. Fed up, Fed up, Fed up.
commented 2016-01-28 01:53:20 -0500
We’ll have to see how “refreshed” Hehr is when he finds that he can’t show his face around Calgary. Worse, wait until he learns that JT intends to cut his Alberta Liberal MPs off by the next election. That’s right – their reelection campaigns will be lost causes before they’ve even begun. What’s Hehr going to do when he can’t even get the attention of JT to save his own hide? He’s not going to stand for reelection and that will be the end of Hehr’s short political career.
commented 2016-01-28 01:39:03 -0500
Richard Smith—-that would be excellent advice—- except—— I am from Ontario and
We did it 3 fucking times in row.
commented 2016-01-28 01:17:31 -0500
I’m amazed really. Alberta knew what Turdeau’s dad did to Alberta and Canada and they knew what the NDP were all about yet they voted them in with a majority government. Now they rant and rave that Albertans are not in favor of them??? I’m sure many Albertans are sick to death of what their friends and neighbours have done but the fact is, someone gave these communist a**holes the votes to get them into power. Now Alberta will learn a hard lesson, or maybe not, you never can tell with leftist leaning voters. If you are insulted, take it out on those who voted Lieberal and NDP. If you are not insulted, this really was written for YOU. All I can say to advise you, keep track of the names and addresses of everyone who is helping to sell Alberta and Canada down the river for later, when you can effectively try them and punish them.
commented 2016-01-28 00:53:02 -0500
Trudeau’s Daddy tried to ruin Alberta and the rest of Canada, he failed, now his Son (questionable) is trying to do the same, he too will fail.
commented 2016-01-27 23:50:54 -0500
I think that Kent Hehr’s response was crystal clear. His constituents are happy and he does not give a crap about all of the people laid off from the oil industry. The Liberals will not approve any pipeline projects and it will be for environmental reasons using the climate change argument. They will drag out the process for a couple of years and with Notley’s punishment I believe Alberta as a whole will be real pissed and ready for separation from eastern Canada.
commented 2016-01-27 23:23:16 -0500
I think even downtown Calgary is feeling this pain quite acutely. Lack of opportunity causes more pain than economic. There are good people everywhere suffering in Canada right now, and for the first time since PET, Albertans are suffering across the board as much as the rest of Canada. Educational experience. How’s Albertas IQ? Will they learn?
commented 2016-01-27 23:02:38 -0500
Downtown calgary has enough goverment jobs so his riding is feeling great. Wait until the money runs out unfortunately that won’t be for a while. Insulated from reality these people think that money comes from their political overlords not us peasants. I am afraid there education won’t come soon enough
commented 2016-01-27 22:27:24 -0500
Michael Doll – Lighthouse would be impressed!
commented 2016-01-27 22:26:15 -0500
Liza Rosie – is there any other type of liberal? Also of note, the liberals flippant way of speaking to the public, mirrors our communist premier’s condescending babble speak here in AB. I think Marxists need to band together under one name, because they’re all reading from the same playbook.
commented 2016-01-27 22:14:06 -0500
‘Ottawashed’, ‘ridiculous and flippent!’
‘Refreshed by Trudeau’s approach’
Now I’ve heard everything. What a pompous liberal ass..
commented 2016-01-27 22:13:44 -0500
I don’t care if he’s handicapped or not. He’s being paid by Canadian citizens to do the job. And being paid very well from where I sit. It’s easy to be so smug when you are holding all the cards, and playing games with people’s lives. The liberals seem to be enjoying their intentional destruction of our country!
commented 2016-01-27 21:47:27 -0500
Kent Seems to be enjoying the crippling of his own province.
commented 2016-01-27 21:25:58 -0500
The liberals are the party of lies and deception! Anyone who is watching our gong show in parliament these days had better be concerned. The liberals, through the UN and their global plan to take down the world for Islam, is what is coming down the pipe for all Canadians. This is what they are doing to Germany right now. They are destroying anything for value, so that they can control the population for the UN. I look forward to when the marxist enemies within Canada, get their just desserts as payback for being traitors to their country. Shame on the liberals, the NDP, and Greenies who are trying to snuff out freedom for their own gain!
commented 2016-01-27 21:08:01 -0500
Better not criticise Hehr for what he says, after all he’s in a wheelchair.

Quadriplegic – that’s right. He can say whatever he wants, I not will dare attack him. JT is awesome and that claim will never be challenged, because Hehr can’t walk. Disabled people can get away with anything.

So, we have here, a cripple, with a delusional notion that everyone should get behind JT because you have to. Yep, Hehr is completely off the rails, off his wheels, rolling downhill…

This is fun!