January 19, 2016

Ontario Liberals won't budge on Alberta and equalization: "Justin Trudeau makes new promises every day"

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Alberta Wildrose MLA and Shadow Finance Minister Derek Fildebrandt was on my show, saying that the Ontario Liberals need to budge on equalization payments, now that Alberta's economy is suffering.

Fildebrandt points out that "Alberta has been contributing to the equalization program practically since its inception without getting any money from it."

The province isn't asking for an auto industry-style bailout, but a new look at the program's formula now that circumstances have changed.


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commented 2016-01-22 02:03:27 -0500
I’m with you Calamity Marcy. Anything east of Saskatchewn is a question mark. In many ways this country is like the old Yugoslavia. We are a bunch of people that do not belong together under one constitution. Our interests and values collide. Perhaps we should have independent provinces that share a military. Everything else is each province on its own.
commented 2016-01-20 18:30:35 -0500
I’m fine with Western Canada separating. I’m even good with Union with the USA. I have more in common with someone from Montana than I do with the dope smoking arty farty pinko-poofs on Younge Street who troll on the Rebel…
commented 2016-01-20 02:16:01 -0500
Sam Young that is how it should be , but the NDP will just borrow the money sadly.
commented 2016-01-19 22:03:15 -0500
And just how is Alberta going to have the money to pay for the equalization payments? I thought the payment amount is determined by the financial shape of the individual province.
commented 2016-01-19 18:33:57 -0500
I am in where do I sign up ..this has all gone to far …I have 2 teenage daughters and this guidelines for the best practice is the last straw for me. I want the option to change and move my family away from such stupidity . If the states elect a Democrat this weirdness will go on past our next election and our choices will be few …We will have to go it alone.. North America needs an aggressive Republican in charge of the states to get everything running right again….It doesn`t have to be Trump, but like him or hate him he is trying to make it OK to be right wing and free to express your feelings.
commented 2016-01-19 17:34:33 -0500
I cannot help but wonder whether the Canadian experiment has come to an end.

Separatism in Quebec is dead not because Quebecers see themselves as Canadians first, but rather because they are afraid of losing economically what they have managed to get from the rest of the country. You can’t really go a day without reading a story in this or that media outlet suggesting how ‘out of synch’ Albertans are with the ‘rest-of-Canada’, even as Quebec flaunts language laws and religious intolerance.

I think if Doug Christie were still around today, he might see a resurgence in his party’s fortunes.
commented 2016-01-19 16:59:32 -0500
William you are correct. I live in Alberta and have voted WRP last 3 elections. Jack- Ontario indeed gets welfare cheques from Alberta.
commented 2016-01-19 16:03:35 -0500
Isn’t Alberta by not officially have not? Is it left to BC and Sask? Where is Ontario in the scheme of things. Don’t tell me they are a recipient of transfer payments?
commented 2016-01-19 15:31:36 -0500
Eileen McRae commented 1 hour ago
I have no sympathy with this NDP government in Alberta or for the voters in Alberta who put this government into power. The people decided, so my suggestion is to “suck it up!” Quit your whining and complaining. This is what you wanted, and this is what you have for the next four years!

Eileen, most of the people from Alberta who post comments on this site voted for the Wild Rose Party. The bitching and complaining is legitimate and if you cannot see that then maybe you need to check out what the government has done to the oil industry, the farmers/ranchers, the school system, the small business economy. There is more hell to follow from these NDP Communists such as a Provincial Carbon Tax which will hit everybody, Royalty Tax increase on oil, wind/solar farm failure, and only God knows what other nightmares these evil demons have in store for the citizens of Alberta. In case you didn’t notice this is affecting the rest of the country too. When you say “suck it up” that includes you.
commented 2016-01-19 13:59:30 -0500
I have no sympathy with this NDP government in Alberta or for the voters in Alberta who put this government into power. The people decided, so my suggestion is to “suck it up!” Quit your whining and complaining. This is what you wanted, and this is what you have for the next four years!
commented 2016-01-19 12:38:21 -0500
While Canadians keep voting in these socialist ass-clowns as politicians, expect more conflict and stupidity.

The only time change will occur is when Ontario and Alberta, who are drowning in debt, default. That’s when bond holders take over.
commented 2016-01-19 12:11:38 -0500
Albertans are the salves of this country, WR has to become the party that will give us the chance to get out. It should be law that the independence must be on every provincial election ballot.
commented 2016-01-19 12:05:47 -0500
IF we had a government in this province that was actually working for this province, and it had any backbone, this would be the time to stand up to Ottawa by pulling up the notwithstanding clause and ending the transfer payments. How is Notley supposed to keep wasting our money if Trudeau wants to take it too?Not enough for both.
commented 2016-01-19 11:47:41 -0500
Justin’s Diary. Look forward to your comments. In these dark days we need some humour and I appreciate yours.
commented 2016-01-19 11:45:51 -0500
A movement toward a Western Canadian sovereignty movement is certain. It would be prudent of the WR to consider sovereignty as a viable option for Alberta’s future. Indeed, the other regions of Western Canada would be wise to follow suit. Of course, a petition to join the US is a objective, and one that will prove to be very popular in the US. Since Western Canada is clearly a Red State, this will add even more leverage for the Red States against Washington. Annexation by the US and statehood should soon follow. Canada, broken and decayed, with fall apart and be cast into crushing poverty. I predict that there will be a great tide of Canadians trying to get into Western Canada before annexation and the borders closed. The latter day Sodom called Eastern Canada will be one hilarious place, once its population is declared 100% retarded.

With Alberta and Canada dissolved, all outstanding debts will be erased. That’s life, so suck it up.
commented 2016-01-19 11:27:27 -0500
the only way to deal with the extortion payments is too refuse to pay them. The only way to not send those extortion payments is to separate.
commented 2016-01-19 10:14:35 -0500
Quit Canada and join the USA and pipelines will be approved immediately and oil producers will receive 20% more for their oil. Albertans will prosper like never before. The State of Alberta, it sounds good.

Quebec and Ontario have been screwing the West forever. The only person who fought them was Louis Riel. He won provincial rights for Manitoba and then the bastards hung him.

Every Canadian institution is rigged against equality for Western Canada. The end of this tyranny is either an independent country or joining the USA.

Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia currently have free trade agreements, they should take the next step and form an independent country.
commented 2016-01-19 10:05:20 -0500
Justin’s diary, priceless! Lmao!
commented 2016-01-19 09:54:25 -0500
January 19, 2016
Dear Diary;
We’ve all having a gay old time here at a St. Andrews by-the-sea resort.
Gerald decided that it would be a good idea to bring the whole gang here to put our heads together and come up with a plan for something or another. Oh, I remember now, it’s the economy. Apparently, it’s not in good enough shape to support all the debt I want run up.
No problem, I just explained to everyone that if it was already a great idea to increase taxes and go into a lot of debt to squander a lot of money, then it should make perfect sense, even to someone who’s not very bright, that going into even more debt to squander even more money will solve even more problems.
Everyone nodded their heads knowingly, and then they all clapped. The clapping got so loud that even old McCallum got so emotional he needed a drink, just to steady him. This gives Winston Churchill his comeuppance. He once said that a nation trying to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. Poor old Winston. I guess he didn’t have the benefits I’ve had of an incomplete half-decent education and a father who knew a thing or two about politics.
Yesterday, for a moment, I got really buoyed by Michael Mann, who’s one of those upstart rebels, because he pointed out that a New York Times article http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/new-york-times-calls-canada-suddenly-hip-prompting-online-mockery/ar-BBojZmN showed that Canada is now “cool” and it’s all thanks to me. Well, thinking that these rebels were finally coming around got my juices flowing, until I saw that there were hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of comments from people that took exception to that notion.
So, Michael Mann, you think you’ve got one over on your Dear Leader, eh?
Y’know Mikey, Bill C-51 hasn’t been re-written yet.
Have you ever been audited by the Canada Revenue Agency Mikey?
I know the Clintons Mikey, and they know some people . . . .
commented 2016-01-19 09:14:38 -0500
Well, well, well…no help for you because you didn’t back JT. I trust we can all see where this is going…Toronto will grab the lion’s share of the Federal financing, if not all of it. Alberta, screwed again.

No matter. The recent warning from another rating agency concerning Alberta’s financial position will serve as fair warning to JT that a severe credit downgrade is in the offing.

I have already joined the chorus declaring that Notley’s government will default on Alberta’s debt within two years. By then, I predicted that the provincial debt will already break $100 billion. I am certain that my efforts, and those many others, will see Alberta’s bond-rating collapse to CCC – the lowest possible. Why permit Alberta to lend if they are a high risk borrower?

The universe is unfolding as it should. The NDP’s and progressives obsession with sodomy is troubling enough; but what of their apparent fantasy that reality cannot touch them? These are just more examples of the obvious mental illness that has inflicted Alberta’s government.

The insanity with ramp up as the delusions pile on. This is really starting to get good.
commented 2016-01-19 09:13:41 -0500
You may as well ask the mob to defer their “protection” payment because business is slow the store. “Oh ,business is slow, sorry to hear that” – pay me!"