June 14, 2016

Notley NDP’s refusal to spare rail fuel from carbon tax had more “sinister” motive

Rebel Staff
 

During last week’s late night legislative marathon, Wildrose MLA Ron Orr proposed an amendment to the carbon tax that would spare locomotive diesel from the new levy. Like all the other common sense amendments to the carbon tax, it was unceremoniously shot down. 

But there is a deeper motive for hiking rail fuel taxes other than sparing us all from a scorched earth climate apocalypse.

The railway is another oil pipeline. It’s an above ground pipeline that runs all across Alberta and across the country. Oil by rail helps take the pressure off those other stalled out pipeline projects Rachel Notley spent years and years building opposition to. In fact, oil by rail has increased from just over 9,000 cars per year in 2013 to 12,000 cars in 2015, a 30% increase in just 2 years.

So Notley went on the attack.

Her first attack on oil by rail came back in her inaugural budget in October 2015. Rachel Notley hiked the provincial fuel tax on locomotive rail diesel from 1.5 cents per litre to 5.5 cents. Now, on top of that increase, the carbon tax will add another 6 cents per litre in 2017 and another 9 cents per litre in the following year. Notley is trying to price the oil by rail pipeline out of existence.

And there are always unintended consequences for everyone else while Rachel Notley continues her attacks on the oil and gas industry. With the increased costs of shipping, she’s hurting Alberta’s embattled farmers, lumber industry and exporters who rely on the railroad to get their products to market.

We are all just collateral damage on Notley’s war on oil and gas.

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commented 2016-06-15 11:05:20 -0400
The two blond communist nut bars in Ont.andALBERTA. are run by the goons in the unions (teachers-nurses-government workers).
commented 2016-06-15 09:28:26 -0400
The Wildrose should be taking only one position on carbon tax: scrap the entire plan. By asking for amendments to exempt certain things, they give legitimacy by default to the remainder.
commented 2016-06-15 04:49:08 -0400
As somebody living in NDP Country i.e. south Vancouver Island, I can only advise Albertans to “Deal
With It; Deal With It Now Not Later” because it it is NOT going to get any better in the coming months and years… Witness the madness in Ontario… I have grandchildren in Alberta and I weep for their future as things stand now…
commented 2016-06-14 21:36:55 -0400
Thanks for these bits and pieces of the big puzzle SHEILA , I hope the puzzle picture doesn’t turn out to be a horror scene
commented 2016-06-14 21:08:07 -0400
LMAO, the railroad doesn’t care about nutley, we just pass on the costs to the client and carry on. I have observed a sharp increase in the amount of crude being shipped even with canceled projects. Good try nutley, get a life.
commented 2016-06-14 21:08:07 -0400
LMAO, the railroad doesn’t care about nutley, we just pass on the costs to the client and carry on. I have observed a sharp increase in the amount of crude being shipped even with canceled projects. Good try nutley, get a life.
commented 2016-06-14 21:06:21 -0400
@ Dieter Cunth Why are the NDPiggers even here in Canada in the 1st place? They are pure communist in their agenda! It is only because of the soft minded idiots and the complacent & lazy Conservatives believing their vote don’t count that brought us all here to this episode of Albertan patriotism. Believe me – you don;t want to be off-side to Alberta red necks – they are the Anger Machine and they by far out number the soft & slimy Libtards who think they can challenge us without compensation.
commented 2016-06-14 21:02:04 -0400
Hey Notley, what does it feel like to be a traitor?
commented 2016-06-14 20:48:02 -0400
There’s not really any fear here, rachel and her gang of goons will be sure to raise the wages of our civil servants, teachers, union executives, and all people on union business in order to offset the higher costs. Anybody not included in the above group is really just servant class, losing 1000 here in 1000 there is really nothing, who cares. Certainly not the government of the union’s, civil servants etc. (formally called the government of the people).
commented 2016-06-14 20:47:27 -0400
I am sorry, but I should give you people more information on that last quote. The full speech reads:

“We will not stoop to listening to the cries of the Anger Machine, whose numbers only recently reached a paltry 82% of Albertans!! We know that we are right!!! Damn the economic torpedoes, full speed ahead !! Oh, wait, we’re the ones who fired the torpedoes – how the hell did this happen??? " – Rachel Notley, NDP convention in Edmonton, June 2017
commented 2016-06-14 20:46:35 -0400
How does a society go about declaring war on an ideological institution? We can’t wait until this is 4x worse
commented 2016-06-14 20:36:08 -0400
Sorry, Sheila, I have to disagree. I think you are giving Notley entirely too much credit for her scheming ability – none of them are smart enough to come up with a plan like this. While I recognize the points you are making, they don’t explain why the current Alberta “government” has rejected every other reasonable amendment to this farce that has been proposed to date, without providing any debate points that convince me that they have any of it right.

The real reason? They need every f%$#king dollar they can get (by tax , beg, borrow, or steal) to pay for the rest of their insane spending plans, without thought or care to the economy and future of Alberta.

“Damn the economic torpedoes, full speed ahead !! Oh, wait, we’re the ones who fired the torpedoes – how the hell did this happen??? "
commented 2016-06-14 20:29:04 -0400
I hope the scrag feels the heat and we can only hope that she feels such pressure that the skank snaps and ends up in the LOONY bin where she belongs. The smirking , giggling cunned stunt can laugh her way into a straight jacket. Soon a wall will have to go up around Redmonton for the dippers safe space. Once they are in one spot, ah ? Opportunity may knock, if you know what I mean. Seriously though, lets keep the pressure on, and once the scum are ousted whoever takes over MUST AXE THE TAX. Nothing less will do.

DJBT and the rest(NN for sure)
commented 2016-06-14 20:06:11 -0400
First thing to do when the NDP are run from office …

Outlaw the NDP. Declare them a dangerous terrorist group, and use the Notwithstanding Clause to make it so.
commented 2016-06-14 19:36:32 -0400
The first Conservative that runs on the election platform to;
1.) eliminate Carbon Taxes off the government books (and any taxes affected by this farce)
2.) Reinstate ‘clean’ coal burning generators,
3.) Rescind changes to Bill6 and Bill 10,

gets my vote.

Endorsing nuclear power that can supply parts of Canada and US for a profit would not hurt your chances for my support either.
commented 2016-06-14 19:33:50 -0400
The very most sinister thing about Nutley – is she is being actively “hunted” – Yes!!! a nice Bailiff told me that the other day – as she was explaining to me how they are about to “crap” on me and take my livelihood! Nutley has the most armed RCMP on her 24 hour/ 7days a week security detail! And all of us Albertans are paying through the nose for this insurrection & Tyranny!!
Well Nutley you are about to meet the Anger Machine!
Twice now in my life have the NDPiggers F**ked up my life & I am mad as hell and won’t take it any more!!
commented 2016-06-14 19:30:36 -0400
When I worked in the railyards the fuel contractor told me that the stuff he was dumping into the locomotives was contaminated with so much water that it was useless for any other purpose. I wonder what they will do with that fuel stock when the rai!ways start filling up before they enter Alberta?
Effing dippers, they wish they had shit for brains, because at least then they’d have something.