October 26, 2015

Notley's NDP finance minister breaks balanced-budget promise: Debt to reach $31B by 2019

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

The Alberta budget comes down tomorrow and there is a $6.5 billion hole right in the middle leaving Albertans with a cumulative debt of 31 billion dollars by 2019. 

That’s astounding considering Alberta was debt free in 2004.

Alberta government spending is spinning out of control and our social worker turned Finance Minister,Joe Ceci, is in way over his head. He's already breaking his promise to balance the budget by 2019.

You know how we could get ourselves out of this hole and create a lot of much needed jobs at the same time? Pipelines

Unfortunately, the NDP do not support real energy infrastructure projects that will create Alberta jobs, generate tax revenue and get us fair market value for our oil. Notley has said it and she’s backed it up with her hiring practices

But the NDP will probably just tax us all instead.


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commented 2015-10-28 18:02:36 -0400
The goal of the UN, and Rachel and all the other socialist idiots, is to kill democracy, so that their masters in that cesspool of demons, the UN, can try to take over the world.
commented 2015-10-28 15:59:03 -0400
Like this is the NDP’s fault. If the previous conservative governments hadn’t hedged their entire future on fossil fuels this would never have happened. Time to diversify your economy & get rid of your dependency on oil. Close the oil sands & try to make a real living doing something that isn’t destroying our planet.
commented 2015-10-28 13:00:03 -0400
I say, old Rache looks a bit androgynous of late. My wife thinks she looks like Robert Redford in a wig.
commented 2015-10-28 12:29:44 -0400
Rachel Nutley and Trulander will make Canada a failed Euro state . . .
commented 2015-10-28 10:05:10 -0400
“The year that killed Canada.”
Sad but true.

“The people here in Onterrible are goddamn wimps .. They only care about their phones, shows, movies, sports, facebook.”
Indoctrinated by years of Liberal propaganda.
commented 2015-10-28 09:35:32 -0400
Well the budget is in!!!!!! Way to go BITCH!!!!! So far nobody likes it! Surprise!!!!!! I am taken back how economist around the globe was watching and all agree that she is making the same mistakes that every other failing government is. Does no one in politics have an original thought? I guess I will have to keep my tin foil helmet on and blame it on the UN globalists . You have to borrow money to fund the government machine? Really?
commented 2015-10-27 23:30:02 -0400
The year that killed Canada.
commented 2015-10-27 22:12:09 -0400
$30Billion or $billion what does debt mean to a one shot deal regime who will never see power in the province again after their drunken spending spree in lean times.
commented 2015-10-27 22:04:48 -0400
I predict that Alberta will not have this, will throw out this NDP government as they did with the PC’s.

This country was settled by people who were Europeans that were unhappy with Europe. They will not tolerate this sort of Euro tax and spend trash in Alberta.

Onterrible will tolerate anything. BC got rid of HST, Onterrible kept it. Even Liberal BC will not have this stuff, Onterrible is glad to bend over. The people here in Onterrible are goddamn wimps, I don’t know how else to put it… They only care about their phones, shows, movies, sports, facebook… A province of goddamn moronic children with a far-left government.
commented 2015-10-27 19:50:55 -0400
I voted conservative and everyone is bitching abt notley. Albertans should be holding other albertans accountable. They are the ones that voted and also albertans should be demanding any people that work in the oil industry here and don’t live in this province and live in other provinces and don’t spend the money here send then packing. Send east coasters back that area voted liberals. Kick them out of alberta East coaster scone here take our work and don’t promote and vote the right way send them packing. And also albertans who know other albertans who voted the NDP hold them
Accountable. It’s called take your province back. And remind idiots you wanna be an idiot there is a price to pay for being an idiot.
commented 2015-10-27 16:17:44 -0400
Wait until the welfare provinces realize, that they won’t be getting their allowance from the west. When you actively conspire to kill off the golden goose, don’t expect the big money to keep flowing east, to pay for all the faux victims of society. But don’t worry, the imbecile will just borrow, and will keep borrowing, so that she doesn’t have to worry about balancing a budget. She is gifting the crippling debt, that she and her goons will borrow, to the future generations. History will not be kind to Rachel and her no nothing nanny charges!
commented 2015-10-27 14:32:57 -0400
The ’dippers truly are clueless.

Actively oppose and destroy THE main industry in Alberta, and then wonder why they have no revenue?

Just wait until they see the LACK of tax revenue since ALL the O&G workers, businesses and supporting industries will NOT be paying taxes…
commented 2015-10-27 11:30:53 -0400
So Bev,
I take it that you voted for the NDP,and you are pretty much trying to make an argument on the NDP behalf. I wouldn’t do it! Because so far the NDP government hasn’t done one thing except raise taxes and started hitting the small business and upping taxes on the oil workers and the pulp mill workers and mechanics and every other PC follower on the site knows all this. We have a new government that couldn’t give a shit about the province. We have had a leader that point blank said ( she is embarrassed of the province) she is trying to destroy the main income that keeps the province running/the oil industry in case you didn’t know that. So far and I’ve been trying to keep a running total on the money that is in siphoned out of this province since the NDP took office. This money is for new construction and and foreign investors. We are now sitting at just under $13 billion. The Fort McMurray area has seen a lot of easterners head back home with no future in site (of when they will get a job again). But you are so correct, this woman is doing the absolute best for the province she was raised in. Oh by the way! why don’t you ask her how her soft life was in Fairview Alberta? I have met lots of people out of that town that can’t stand her now. Even the people that voted for her because she is from that town can’t stand the women. Do you know why Bev? Because they have barely any income and the town is slowing dying since she hit power. So Bev please keep living in you bubble. That shows me you leftist are completely off your rocker. I am not trying to state anything but the truth.
commented 2015-10-27 11:01:53 -0400
Hi Kenneth;
I didn’t vote NDP. I voted Wild Rose. Honest, I did! Really!
Funny thing is if you ask anyone in Alberta they will tell you the same. No one in Alberta voted NDP but mysteriously they were elected?
commented 2015-10-27 10:58:58 -0400
Bev so you don’t get what a deficit budget is???
commented 2015-10-27 10:49:52 -0400
Bev funny they promised balanced budgets. Didn’t they know the debt situation when. They made the promise?
commented 2015-10-27 10:35:26 -0400
commented 2015-10-27 10:23:19 -0400
With the Wynne Liberals in Ontario spending out of control, and not being held accountable for all the illegal and questionable activity, and with the Notley NDPs in Alberta spending out of control and actively pushing Alberta’s largest income source, the oil industry, into the dirt, and now with the Trudeau Liberals already spending recklessly and planning to borrow and spend $30 billion over the next 4 years, I think we can look at the economic downfall of Canada. Ontario and Alberta were the economic engines of Canada. Now all that falls to Saskatchewan, the only one remaining.
commented 2015-10-27 10:13:58 -0400
Darryl Teskey, I fear that Alberta will experience the same long term disaster that Ontario experienced during and after the Bob Rae NDP regime. Some manner of fiscal responsibility returned to Ontario during the Harris years but of course all that has been erased by first McGuinty and now Wynne. God alone knows what the wacky Trudeau’ites will do to this once fine country, but it will not be good.
commented 2015-10-27 10:12:06 -0400
Darryl asked, "or was the support just another in a long line of NDP lies to get elected. "

commented 2015-10-27 09:14:34 -0400
Rachel is being paid very well to keep AB down, and paid well by no other than the UN.
commented 2015-10-27 07:59:25 -0400
Really they seem to be stumbling around in the dark, It was all so simple during the election she had all the solutions now it appears they have no clue. Claims she supports the energy industry, WELL WHEN WILL YOU GO TOE TO TOE WITH SUZUKI OVER PIPELINES, or was the support just another in a long line of NDP lies to get elected. Ceci was a terrible counciller in calgary, has no clue about anything financial that much is apparent. Our energy minister well where is she, as usual another do nothing NDP to cowardly to stand up for albertans and do something, worried about offending the green crowd no doubt, One can only hope these idiots do not do to much damage in the four years we are stuck with them. One hit wonders they will be because no doubt all we will get is more of the same incompetent high spending anti oil BS.
commented 2015-10-27 07:53:57 -0400
“Hmmm… And is there a baseball mitt company ready to launch a new line named “Notley”?… Just an idea…”

The Rebel store should launch it and print the faces of various NDP caucus member’s faces inside them. When Albertans read articles like this we can vent our frustrations by throwing hardballs into them for a while while we think about who to vote in to replace them in a few years.
commented 2015-10-27 05:20:58 -0400
Hmmm… And is there a baseball mitt company ready to launch a new line named “Notley”?… Just an idea…
commented 2015-10-27 05:15:56 -0400
Kudos Sheldon… From my 73 spins around the sun I have come to appreciate that REALITY; come whatever ideologies, pie in the sky promises, too many outright lies, or fanciful dreams; REALITY will inevitably come to bite us all in the ass – and as a grandfather – most unfortunately our grandchildren’s generation; because of a now very evidently predominant “spend like there’s no tomorrow” ethos… So it’s “Santayana”; again, and again and again…
commented 2015-10-27 02:00:37 -0400
Kelvin good idea, I wish we could have cloned Ralph , best damn politician we ever had.
commented 2015-10-27 02:00:02 -0400
Sheldon well said, too bad the hypocrites only hate what they are told to hate, while using oil based products and ignoring other forms of pollution
commented 2015-10-26 23:55:54 -0400
Nice rant Sheldon! Not sarcasm, a truly good comment.
commented 2015-10-26 23:29:26 -0400
Hahahah….too funny….Albertans are getting exactly what they voted for, bankrupting you children….how good is that…..Shows that ignorance really is bliss….morons.
commented 2015-10-26 23:28:50 -0400
This NDP government is already very disappointing. Ostensibly, pipelines are unwanted and disparaged for deleterious environmental impacts. Personally, I think these reasons are largely the invention of the left. Using a game plan straight out of Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules for Radicals’ the oil industry and pipelines are denigrated and demonized by media and the those with an incoherent left wing agenda. Like so many things driven by the socialist left and progressivism it is almost impossible to pin down the rational reasons behind the anti-pipeline sentiments. There is the climate change argument of course but the left never says much about shutting down GM or Ford in southern Ontario. If climate change is an impending existential threat to planet earth than I suggest we shutdown the auto industry and the oil companies will follow. Seriously, why not stop the production of the automobile with its internal combustion engine? Isn’t that the largest source of carbon emissions? While we are at it lets put an end to plastics and synthetic materials made from petroleum byproducts. If we are not going to put an end to the products that require the petroleum needed for their manufacture and fuel than the whole anti-oil, anti-pipeline, anti-fossil fuels, CO2 tax/levy, climate change, and environmental argument is a big political shakedown. But a shakedown of who and for what? This is the most interesting question in my opinion. The answer is elusive. It is elusive because the thing that all this anti-oil sentiment is predicated on needs to be continually re-invented. Like Saul Alinsky would admonish in his ‘Rules for Radicals’ keep changing the tactics. Keep changing the goal posts and keep ridiculing your opponent. The left is not about having a rational case for what they do. These people are useful idiots who are working for an idea that no one now can explain or identify. Who cares if global warming is true, who cares if the economy will suffer, who cares about pipeline technology or the stringent environmental regulations, who cares that bitumen bubbles up out of the ground and is naturally occurring in the Athabasca river, who cares about the facts! The left has a planet to save, lives to protect, a superior moral code to advance, and don’t forget those ignorant backwards conservatives to keep in their place. Above all else the truth can never get in the way of the progressive social agenda.