December 08, 2015

Message at Bassano town hall on Bill 6 was loud and clear - consult with farmers FIRST and make it right

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

Derek Fildebrandt held a Town hall at Bassano on Saturday where over 500 local farmers and ranchers showed up looking for answers about the NDPs controversial Bill 6.

The constituents in his riding of Strathmore Brooks were denied a consultation by the NDP about Bill 6. Bill 6 is the farm unionization bill dressed up as safety legislation.

Fildebrandt's riding is one of the most agriculturally intensive in the country. And I suspect those residents were slighted because they overwhelmingly voted Wildrose.

As always, the Hutterian Brethren of Alberta were there to show their solidarity with the rest of the agricultural community.

Agricultural Minister Oneil Carlier showed up to take questions dressed in his best cowboy costume. And these people had some tough questions. And Carlier had no good answers. He was utterly ill prepared to be hammered with questions by these farmers.

In fact when asked if occupational health and safety would seize farms as penalties for non-compliance, Carlier said that could be a reality. He also said he will be voting with his colleagues on Bill 6 because he sees values in the bill. Imagine that. He’s voting with his colleagues against the wishes of the people his ministry represents and he’s ok with farms and ranches being seized by the state. Statists gotta statist, I guess.

I’ll give credit where credit is due though. Oneil Carlier showed up for this town hall and he didn’t have to. But he showed up and wasted everyone’s time with non-answers.

But that’s the NDP party line. They have no answers and when they screw up, well its miscommunication.


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commented 2015-12-10 17:50:53 -0500
Good for them. They’re learning from the Indians. Nothing gets done on Native territorial lands without out consultation. You’ll win almost everytime.
commented 2015-12-09 11:56:04 -0500
Miscommunication is a NDP term for LIES
commented 2015-12-09 11:51:00 -0500
I have a new t shirt design for rebel media “i have been blocked from cbc comments page”
its seems as though I cannot post on my state broadcaster no reason shown just stops my login. I have never cursed or used inflammatory comments I just argued against the communists
commented 2015-12-09 10:59:21 -0500
Very good points Bill, one more town hall and Notley is going to finish the amendments and push the bill through. Now let the games begin for real.
commented 2015-12-09 10:37:01 -0500
Ask yourselves WHY this government is willing to commit political suicide PXXXing off Alberta’s 2 major industries and the 80% of the work force that depends on them. It seems the NDP resign themselves to the fact they were an anomaly one term mistake so they will do the best they can to usher in an unpalatable foreign-based political agenda before they are terminated – an d NO, it has nothing to do with unions (although they play a roll in implementing the agenda)

Things to consider:
- Both these major industries are land/resource based
-Both these industries represent the greatest independent privately owned capital enterprise in Canada
- Both of these industries are roadblocks to big government empire building
- Both these industries are cited in UN Agenda 21 as needing to be “nationalized” by collectivist global government
commented 2015-12-09 09:18:45 -0500
Yes, the power and greed have taken over in AB, and it isn’t the corporations, it is this rogue government trying to force change, instead of working with the people. They are against democracy, and are trying to crush the people, like all good communists will do. Shame on you Rachel, you will reap what you sew!
commented 2015-12-09 00:59:49 -0500
Like Snotley cares what the people think, she is a dictator and elitist.
commented 2015-12-09 00:58:45 -0500
SCOTT ALLEN, “We need these clowns out today not 4 years from now”. Agreed.
commented 2015-12-09 00:44:15 -0500
Well—I guess that I have been told where to go and what to do with myself. ))))
I am just ever sooo upset.
Imagine- the gov’t forcing you to put wind turbines on your farm and paying you $20,000/year for20 years for each one. Poor babies.
This is reason enough for a Revolution !!!! Oh . I forgot——— Y’all voted Socialist NDP.
commented 2015-12-09 00:44:15 -0500
Well—I guess that I have been told where to go and what to do with myself. ))))
I am just ever sooo upset.
Imagine- the gov’t forcing you to put wind turbines on your farm and paying you $20,000/year for20 years for each one. Poor babies.
This is reason enough for a Revolution !!!! Oh . I forgot——— Y’all voted Socialist NDP.
commented 2015-12-08 23:03:24 -0500
Roy, I would sure like to find out who that rep. was. I know I’ve heard the same thing in the coffee shops but nobody can confirm. Maybe Sheila could give a shout out and hopefully they are watching.
commented 2015-12-08 23:03:13 -0500
Financial post reports today that husky is looking to sell off much of its alberta investments. Another blow to this economy and no let up from the ndp. Husky did not ger in on the payoff so its time to move to greener pastures. When will the rest of this province wake up? We need these clowns out today not 4 years from now
commented 2015-12-08 22:52:19 -0500
Sheila Gunn, great reporting but you fail to understand the real reason this insane nut bar is forcing this bill6 on farmers and ranchers. NUTLEY IS ABOUT TO TAKE FARMERS AND RANCHERS’ LAND RIGHTS SO SHE CAN PUT THESE GROTESQUE, EXPENSIVE,POLLUTING BIRD KILLERS WINDMILLS WHEREVER SHE WANTS AND THE LANDOWNERS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REFUSE NOR WILL THEY HAVE A SAY. This statement comes directly from a nutley representative who was cornered by some farmers in OKOTOKS last week. Also nutley is apparently involved in contracts from these US environmental companies to put up these no good, useless structures, this is what I heard is going around, but can’t confirm but I wouldn’t be surprised since nutley’s husband is a strong UNION MEMBER.
commented 2015-12-08 22:51:39 -0500
Rae, my heart goes out to you in Ontario. You won’t see media coverage on our problems except for here on this site. We are fighting back and will continue to fight back until the Notley regime is but an ugly memory. Funny how you mention some farmers in Ontario fighting among themselves, they tried that here briefly with the Hutterites , that didn’t work. A pattern with lefties they try to divide and conquer.
commented 2015-12-08 22:44:15 -0500
C’mon Rae, take your meds. Atta boy. Now back to your condo in downtown whereverville, now just do your nightly mantra, Racheal loves me, Racheal loves… you’ll be in your happy place before long.
commented 2015-12-08 22:39:22 -0500
Rae, idiot and lying, arrogant lefty that you are, who again are just clueless as you continually post.
commented 2015-12-08 22:32:22 -0500
Well, at any rate Kelvin , I sure do hope that you don’t get fucked like we are in Ontario. I think that you are going to be screwed both Federally and Provincially. They are now offering $30,000 /year— to put one windmill on a farm. Nobody wants them——but—the money is too damned good. It is really splitting the small communities against one another. Neighbours that have been friends for ever are starting to fight. One guy is going to get about $90,000 /year for 20 years and is still refusing because he doesn’t want his neighbours and friends to hate him. He gets 90G’s and everybody gets higher hydro bills and depressed land values. I don’t blame the guy for whatever he does.
commented 2015-12-08 22:30:42 -0500
Miscommunication … more like missed communication … because they didn’t bother. NDP = Non Democratic Party
commented 2015-12-08 22:24:18 -0500
How did we ask for this? Corruption of the civil service our school systems, centralizing of our government because we had no voting alternative until the wildrose but media collusion with unions split a vote and gave this to the ndp
commented 2015-12-08 22:04:32 -0500
For one thing, Rae, I didn’t ask for this, I’m from southern Alberta and we are all wildrose here. As is most of rural Alberta. NDP were elected from the cities were most of the unions and government workers hang out. Sad but true. We were outnumbered, although most city dwellers are feeling the pinch with job losses and the price of their houses dropping like a stone.
commented 2015-12-08 21:38:24 -0500
" Why can’t you seem to understand that we don’t enjoy having government in our lives."
I guess you never read my posts before—-Kelvin. You do ‘reap what you sow’.
You want the gov’t in your lives. Now you got them. What the Hell did you expect?
You want to compare yourselves to Civil Servants——Expect to get treated like one . The are lots of inspector jobs available to enforce each new law and rule. Bend over. You have been asking for it.
commented 2015-12-08 20:55:03 -0500
Rae, I have worked on ranches in Alberta since 1979 in that time and the numerous ranches that I had worked on, either I carried my own insurance or the ranches had insurance which by the way covered me 24 and 7, 365 days a year. At a much lower cost than WCB and much better coverage. Why can’t you seem to understand that we don’t enjoy having government in our lives.
commented 2015-12-08 20:54:52 -0500
Oh good an opportunity to provide education to a leftist. What farmers want, what all of us want is less government. The freedom to live our lives run our businesses raise our children without some elitist in a far off capital telling us they now so much better. Farm workers are free to come and go as they please if they don’t like the conditions or the pay they are free to seek employment elsewhere. Many of them choose to stay as the lifestyle is something they love. All this interference wil only eliminate farm jobs as smaller farms will avoid hiring any employees. This will then limit the growth and development of middle class farms much like unions cause the end of mid level jobs in manufacturing. Rather than hiring people they will stay small or invest in technology that eliminates human employees.
commented 2015-12-08 20:27:32 -0500
How does this work again? Farmers in Alberta don’t want to pay WCIB for their employees if they get hurt on the job and they don’t want to ID any safety standards if the poor dumb sucker does get hurt on the job. Sweet!