January 09, 2017

Notley NDP to study impact of coal phase out AFTER killing entire communities?

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

For the “Too Little Too Late File”: The NDP are announcing that they are going to study the impact of their accelerated coal phase out on Alberta’s dozen or so rural coal towns.

Alberta Labour will be conducting a study “to clearly identify the skills of individual workers in these communities to help Alberta Labour plan programs and services to support them in transition.”

The government announced their coal phase out November, 2015. They’re just starting to study the impact of their decision in February of 2017? That’s the cart before the horse.

And to study what? What form of welfare to give these people when all they want is their jobs?

Before the NDP made these decisions to kill entire communities, they should have gone out to meet the people in them, face to face.

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commented 2017-01-14 18:33:24 -0500
Open your arms to small scale private and community renewables and large scale renewables too. It is super windy in Alberta and there is lots of solar. Let’s install Tesla Powerwall batteries to further enable these clean renewables please:) I vote we build our transCanada renewable transmission line so we can share clean renewable energy back and forth to keep our families warm and comfortable.
commented 2017-01-11 19:00:23 -0500
Forget lock her up, lock them up
commented 2017-01-11 01:57:03 -0500
I appreciate the fact that it is a “tad” chilly in Redmonton these days, but there will be no excuses for sitting on your Albertan butts come the first signs of spring… Again; with you in spirit…
commented 2017-01-10 18:46:03 -0500
Robert – do we have to wait until spring?
commented 2017-01-10 17:18:55 -0500
Robert Hewgill, I like it!! Call it a Redneck spring awakening!
commented 2017-01-10 16:25:43 -0500
How about planning a spring revolution to remove the NDP.
commented 2017-01-10 16:12:35 -0500
Don Smith-no offence or hatred intended. I was referring to our invisible energy minister’s suggestion to Albertans that if we didn’t like the NDP’s policies we should move to BC. -not my personal suggestion. Actually even with a liberal government your province’s economy is looking pretty good to Albertans.
commented 2017-01-10 15:25:11 -0500
DON SMITH….“What did we in BC ever do to you that we deserve such hatred?”

Providing sanctuary for Saint Suzuki for all these years comes to mind.

DEB G… With the walking martini our new ambassador to China, Rachell will probably divy up OUR coal between the two of them.
commented 2017-01-10 13:38:13 -0500
Her study is not on the effects on the local communities, but she is deciding whether Soros or China will be allowed to steal our coal.
commented 2017-01-10 12:38:53 -0500
We meed another rally, a large one.
commented 2017-01-10 12:14:18 -0500
They want to see how much devastation they have caused so that, at their next caucus meeting, they can have a good laugh as they did over the farm bill.

To Elton Braun who suggested giving each NDP $100 and pointing them in the direction of BC, I ask "What did we in BC ever do to you that we deserve such hatred :-)
commented 2017-01-10 11:53:39 -0500
Note to the NDP marxists . . . if Canada was to completely disappear tomorrow, China would absorb our measly 1.5% of Global Emissions in 3 months . . . but why get a little reality get in the way of stamping out democracy and freedom.
commented 2017-01-10 11:21:50 -0500
It is customary for the military to perform a damage assessment after a strike just in case a second strike is required.
commented 2017-01-10 11:03:49 -0500
CHRIS FAIRLEY….It is criminal, but the criminals are running the show. Where is that f$%^$#ing McGUINTY hiding. He and the skeleton should be burned at the stake.
commented 2017-01-10 10:55:03 -0500
Reminds me of the ON Liberals signing green energy contracts before the environmental assessments were done. Reckless behaviour that has lead to tens of millions in judgements against the government when projects were rejected. How is this not criminal?
commented 2017-01-10 09:38:43 -0500
I’ve said from the onset that the phasing out of our CLEAN coal industry will be ONE of the dippers greatest mistakes among many. Insane would be one of the best words to describe it. They preach about the new wave of green jobs coming down the pike. These jobs will be few, far between, and somewhat finite as the commy princess “diversifies” Alberta. If I was young and had some extra cash I’d look at investment in the places she is looking to destroy, because down the road coal will be back with a vengeance. Why did toxic old Soros buy up all the bankrupt coal companies and holdings in the US? Because if their anti coal policies hold they can keep it in the ground, and if not guess who adds to his billions $$$$. On top of the mess the ndp have and are creating, has been the one thing they have succeeded at very well, driving most of the investment earmarked for Alberta out…..for a long long time. This will prove to be DIFFICULT to get back, if at all, and will take a long time. SGR could not have chosen a better title for her book….." The Destroyers "…
commented 2017-01-10 05:41:35 -0500
Very astute observation Roy Jeanine:- “Just destroyers of our entire economy, sociopaths at the helm with hardly any push back from us”… From where I sit in B.C., you Albertans are going to have to do a lot better than turn out just a thousand protesters at any rally… If you really care, you are going to have to be able to flood stadiums with protesters, and the lawns of the legislature in Edmonton, so much so that you can block traffic… And I’m certainly with you in spirit…
commented 2017-01-10 02:04:28 -0500
I would have preferred a commie phase out.
commented 2017-01-10 01:23:30 -0500
The only plan they’ll come up with is to slip them each a hundred bucks for moving expenses and point them in the direction of BC.
commented 2017-01-09 23:07:04 -0500
Just destroyers of our entire economy, sociopaths at the helm with hardly any push back from us. My, the evil ndpees are having an easy time of destroying our beautiful province. Even Brian Jean has stated he thinks we have to do something about climate change. What the hell are we going to do now, the true conservatives can’t even get their act together. Can you imagine what this province will look like with this evil witch in 2 1/2 years nevermind handing nutley the reigns for ANOTHER 4 years more? My God, we are in such deep doodoo…
commented 2017-01-09 19:39:29 -0500
The Alberta Dippers are well and truly steerage class politicians…
commented 2017-01-09 19:24:14 -0500
The NDP already tried to reach out to communities with the stupid bill6,and look how well that worked for them. They will NEVER stick their pencil necks out again, to try and convince Albertans to get on board with their lunacy.

Meanwhile, across the globe there will be some 6000 new coal plants under construction in 2017. Too little too late? Try, too fucking stupid!!!!

Carbon taxes and the shutting down of coal plants have been tried in many jurisdictions around the world, only to be reversed, but this group of geniuses think that some how they can do it better. Now if that doesn’t put you on the floor laughing your ass off , I don’t know what will.
commented 2017-01-09 19:13:33 -0500
Sorry, forgot my new broken record. 2017 is the midterm election in Alberta. Plan now to be involved if you are serious.
commented 2017-01-09 18:58:26 -0500
Also, note that Tumbler Ridge, B.C. Is back in action. Good on Clarke for that, going into an election.
commented 2017-01-09 18:56:40 -0500
Let us be fair to the Non-Democratic Party. They were probably waiting for the minister in charge of coal energy, that would be the invisible energy minister, to come up with a plan. They spent Nov., 2015 to now trying to find her, with out success except for the one time she poked her head out of her burrow to cry about the anger of her constituents. At that time she was too busy crying to give direction.

There was a chance before that when she told workers to “Move West young woman and man, if you want to be employed.” That was the one time she was visible with a hint of a policy for energy workers. But she ducked down into the burrow before a policy could be formulated.

So, I guess that credit needs to be given to the Non-Democratic Party that they are coming up with a study before Feb 2, when the invisible energy minister might next poke her head out, only if the groundhog says all is clear.