March 03, 2016

Manitoba NDP use “police state” tactics to bully farmers on Bipole III hydro project

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

Manitoba Farmers spent last weekend in a standoff with Manitoba Hydro.

The crown corporation electricity company in the People’s Republic of Manitoba is building a massive transmission line across south eastern Manitoba. It’s called Bipole III.

The farmers say they aren’t able to meet with Manitoba Hydro and the company won’t respect the integrity of their land. Farmers want a biodiversity assurance. They are concerned that Manitoba Hydro isn’t cleaning their construction equipment between worksites and could spread pests, disease and invasive plants and weeds from farm to farm. After seeing a dirty auger being moved from one site to another by Manitoba Hydro workers, about 30 farmers staged peaceful protest February 28.

Manitoba PC MLA Blaine Pedersen is now claiming Manitoba Hydro and the NDP are using police state tactics to bully, intimidate and spy on landowners and farmers. He says the NDP hired a private security firm to harass landowners and have used a private investigator to take pictures of farmers and their vehicles.

This NDP attitude in Manitoba is the same one that we saw from the Alberta NDP ramming through Bill 6 without any real consultation with the very people it would affect the most: farmers and ranchers. That’s exactly what the NDP is doing with Bipole III by having zero consultation with farmers.

The NDP constantly tell us how we need to be more culturally sensitive. But in reality, they’re the ones who are insensitive to rural culture. They don’t respect the work and they don’t respect the deep connection farmers have with the land.

 

Photo Credit: twitter.com/BlainePedersen1

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commented 2016-03-04 21:54:41 -0500
It’s just Sheila thinking she is clever. That’s all.

Unfortunately, Sheila does not realize that by making stupid little jokes like the people’s republic, only makes her own words elsewhere seem less objective.
commented 2016-03-04 08:09:44 -0500
“People’s Republic of Manitoba”

??? WTF? It’s a province. Not a “People’s Republic of Manitoba”. Are you guys promoting secessionism or something? Is that not, um, treasonous?

Anyways, while take some issue with the framing, this seems like a legitimate issue. It would be nice to hear the (spin free) official response to why they are using these tactics.
commented 2016-03-04 02:50:40 -0500
Evil left, evil liberals, evil ndp and also pure traitors msm. All traitors on hard working Canadians. Stupid voters keep wanted these dead heads to ruin our lives, stupid voters, now look at the mess we are all in.
commented 2016-03-03 22:17:22 -0500
Well, I do not take most people here seriously either. Nice to see that it goes both ways.
commented 2016-03-03 20:55:11 -0500
Well Sam I am not keeping a list. They are just names that come to mind. I believe I said you are welcome to post your opinions here. You can post here as much as you want. We just do not have to take you seriously.. That is free speech so post away.
commented 2016-03-03 20:33:32 -0500
Off the top of your heads, can any of you even name me one town south east of Winnipeg in this province, that I did not list? I will be surprised if any of you can name me even one. And if any of you live in South East Manitoba, then feel free to enlighten me on your social issues.

And if you think I am bitter, than what does it make you, for keeping a short list of names of people that you do not like posting here? Hate to break it to you, but Ezra has on many occasions taken pride in preserving freedom of speech on the comment section of this web site.

And Bill, I have never voted for the New Democrats in this province or on the federal level.
commented 2016-03-03 20:14:22 -0500
Sam Young your bitterness is going to do you in some day. Anybody as bitter as you can not be a very hoppy person. You have every right to express your opinions here on TheRebel, however the rest of us here do not need to take you seriously. Trolls come and go. We have had Jimmy da Silva. Terry Ruden. the Brinkman boys. They all eventually get tired and go someplace else, so Sam you keep posting. Eventually you will get tied and go someplace else. You should go to the CBC or Globe. They would fit in just fine with your opinions. If you are going to condemn the SE Manitobans you are doing it for all the wrong reasons
commented 2016-03-03 19:42:17 -0500
Sam Young is the type of intolerant rube the NDP count on for support.
commented 2016-03-03 19:42:16 -0500
Sam Young is the type of intolerant rube the NDP count on for support.
commented 2016-03-03 19:42:06 -0500
Sam, if your life consists of following a group of people around every night to see what they’re up to you must lead a pretty boring existence.
commented 2016-03-03 19:41:57 -0500
The NDP government not only disrespects farmers and the farming community, but any land owner. It’s not in the collective agenda to encourage citizens to own land. In the end, they want people off the land so they can control it. We see this in many and varied ways, one being the use of law enforcement to impose government initiatives. I’m writing from Alberta where a creeping police state can be seen to be taking ahold as well. Now what are we going to do about it?
commented 2016-03-03 19:20:59 -0500
Hey Sam, those SE Manitobans sound like Liberals. Your kind of people.
commented 2016-03-03 18:28:26 -0500
@samyoung

What does that ridiculous, bigoted, diversionary comment have to do with the story of damage to biodiversity and poor equipment cleaning practices before transfer over new land?

I thought you A$$HOLES didn’t want to divide Canadians?
commented 2016-03-03 18:01:31 -0500
Removed for violating rule:Be civil. No personal attacks.
commented 2016-03-03 17:54:33 -0500
Once again, we see proof of the adage, “Inside every lefty is a tyrant screaming to get out”. How people continue to see the NDP as the the party of the little people is beyond comprehension. I suspect it has to do with the Santa Claus posture they hold to persuade the gullible. They promise but do not deliver but the addle-headed who believe they are going to get something for free keep lining up at the trough. Here in Manitoba we have more dopes per square mile than any province should have the misfortune to experience.
commented 2016-03-03 16:50:16 -0500
But we all know Harper was a dictator according to the left LOL!
Funny how they consider this to be for the people though!
commented 2016-03-03 14:59:25 -0500
Wow,facism at it’s best. Scary, scary times in Canada!
commented 2016-03-03 14:58:50 -0500
one well placed high caliber rifle shot and there line is disabled, just saying these NDP fools are pushing people towards this in alberta and manitoba
commented 2016-03-03 14:57:04 -0500
A city state _____. Sounds like olden days in Greece.——-didn’t the Spartans wipe them out ??
commented 2016-03-03 14:28:52 -0500
Glad to see you are shining a light on Selenger and his NDP gang of thieves, Sheila. They have systematically run up Manitoba’s debt to almost 36 billion dollars and proudly declare they are going to run up at least another half a billion a year for the next 4 years. Not to mention the PST increase they forced upon us without a referendum and the myriad of new “enviro-taxes” they dream up almost daily. Basically the entire Province with the exception of the city of Winnipeg voted against the NDP. It is no secret that the NDP consider the Provincial boundary ends at the Perimeter of Winnipeg, hence their disregard and disdain for rural Manitoba.
commented 2016-03-03 14:22:55 -0500
the wave of the future.
know your enemy.
commented 2016-03-03 14:16:43 -0500
Ms. Gunn-Reid said the Non-Democratic Party does not respect the farmers work, land or connection to the land. Too true as we have seen in Alberta, as she also said.

However, the Non-Democratic Party sure likes the tax dollars they pilfer from the farmers and other real workers, while at the same time denigrating those same blue collar types. Trouble is, these tax payers are running out of income to pay taxes on. Also, like my recently laid-off son, going to B.C. for work, which should make the Invisible Woman, aka Alberta Energy Minister, happy since that was her suggestion for laid off workers.

Yep, the Non-Democratic Party Governments need to line their pockets quickly since they have run out of money to pilfer. I guess the Manitoba Non-Democrats only have to April.