April 07, 2016

PROOF: Notley NDP, big labour met on Bill 6 days after taking office then spent winter painting farmers as “unsafe and miserly”

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

Farmers were the last people to be consulted on the NDP’s farm unionization law, Bill 6. But now, thanks to new Access to Information documents, we know who the first person to be consulted by Rachel Notley was.

These shocking new documents reveal that barely weeks after taking office, three days after being sworn in, the NDP caucus had a meeting with Gil McGowan, the president of the Alberta Federation of Labour. And the very first thing on their agenda was Bill 6. This is directly from the briefing notes:

“In addition to Employment Standards coverage for farm and ranch workers, AFL has long advocated for the inclusion of farm workers into the occupational health and safety code and may also wish to discuss mandatory WCB coverage and coverage under the labour relations code.”

Big labour unions had Rachel Notley’s ear about Bill 6 long before the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association or any other agricultural producer group. We know from these documents that the NDP were working hard on Bill 6 since right after taking power, but they didn’t want to hear from farmers until after the bill was passed. Farmers were a second, or even a third thought.

Rachel Notley wanted to hear first from her friends in Big Labour in urban Edmonton before she heard from rural farmers about the law that would drastically change farming forever in Alberta. Bill 6 was never about safety. Bill 6 was about unions from the very beginning. Rachel Notley and her NDP were willing to spend a winter painting farmers as unsafe and miserly just to get their union agenda in place.

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commented 2016-04-08 01:05:37 -0400
…and if the Rachel Nutbar thinks she’s hoodwinked anybody she is only fooling herself. Pretty clear this, and everything else she does is about unions. Nobody cares about conflict of interest anymore, if they did she never would have become premier.
commented 2016-04-08 00:53:02 -0400
I would trust a farmer a hell of a lot more than i trust any damn socialist. Why do they hate hard working decent people?
commented 2016-04-08 00:51:57 -0400
Could you imagine unionized farm workers, 4 hours worth of work a day and not doing anything other than the union specified work, now imagine how much food will cost.
commented 2016-04-07 22:07:37 -0400
Kevin Emsley – I grew up on a farm, but I live in the city, though my heart is still on the farm! I voted WR and would never vote for a left wing party. Also, I work in the private industry, so it isn’t a picnic for us either, under our current communist regime. The problem is these younger generations don’t know the value of freedom, and what the cost is to keep it. But they are going to find out the hard way, what it’s like to have to survive, when our governments have turned on us for their ideology.
commented 2016-04-07 19:16:36 -0400
Gerry Fladager
You said what I say in a nutshell
commented 2016-04-07 19:04:24 -0400
Deborah Graupner I think the majority of the retards that voted for the Pigs don’t care they all like free hand outs ,and probably are still sucking on the hind tit . Don’t forget the ones that voted for the pigs are simply ENTITLED spoiled Brats from the CITY who don’t get what real work is .
commented 2016-04-07 18:53:57 -0400
Sorry about the strikeout – wasn’t wearing my glasses
commented 2016-04-07 17:43:34 -0400
Yup, same with boldface
commented 2016-04-07 17:43:15 -0400
To make a “strikeout” put a hyphen without space before the first word and without space after the last word. Same with boldface vs. * boldface * ??
commented 2016-04-07 17:41:07 -0400
- strike out -
strike out

Just testing the strike out
commented 2016-04-07 17:09:48 -0400
Start up militias in your area to back up your farmers and ranchers and anyone else who feels that they are being terrorized by your government. It is important to know that these bastards just rent or borrow your vote( they don’t own it).
I have worked in the agricultural industry for a long time and I’m quite confident that 99.9% of hired men and women would not join a union. The 1% are usually liberal leaning and were useless help at best. We used to say that 1 bad worker is like being 2 men short. We are sick and tired of being weary of our governments or more appropriate overlords. STOP WORKING TO ENABLE GOVERNMENTS AND MAYBE JUST MAYBE THEY WILL START WORKING FOR US!!!!!
commented 2016-04-07 17:05:46 -0400
Communist and Marxism is on the march the front is the union goons the far left wing media (C.B.C.) teachers that do the indoctrination and complete nut bars like THE n.d.p.
commented 2016-04-07 17:05:16 -0400
Gil McGowan is a douchebag.
Every April 28th on the National day of Mourning for Workers he puts out a screed calling employers murderers and every year a list of workers died or killed on the job is published by OHS for the public. The trouble with the list is that is lists workers whose deaths are not the fault of the employer. The list this year , just like previous years, will contain the names of 70 80 yr old men who worked with asbestos in their working years and are now dying of asbestosis and mesothelioma. The problem is that back then employers didn’t use asbestos as some optional building material . It was a MANDATORY part of the national fire code and had to be installed in order to meet building codes. No one knew the harmful effects of asbestos then , not even the unions. Blaming employers is the standard practice for trade union douches like McGowan. Another big cause of workers deaths are driving accidents . Despite driver training, onboard GPS and speed monitoring workers driving vehicles still suffer MVA’s and always away from the employers premises.
A review of last years list of workers deaths showed slightly more than a third actually happened on employers sites.
In the past McGowan has said workers drug and alcohol abuse as well as marital problems is a result of the grief the worker experiences at work
apparently the employer is responsible for the workers behaviour when he’s not working. Furthermore if the worker is unemployed and having drug and alcohol abuse issues , it’s also the fault of the employer because he won’t give the worker a job.
The difference between a bottle of Summer’s Eve or FDS and McGowan is the bottle.
commented 2016-04-07 16:38:20 -0400
I think if the farmers stick together, that they will be able to destroy any unionization of our farms. But they have to stay together. They need to be well organized, but I think they could pull it off. It’s certainly worth a try. They need to get out there with their tractors, and start blocking roads like the natives do. Start causing a scene in public, just like the don’t-want-to-work crowd does. News travels fast, and since the MSM is not reporting the truth, public awareness should help with their cause.
commented 2016-04-07 16:30:31 -0400
Coming soon to a farm near you; farm worker certifications and then mandatory hiring of unionized farm workers.

It’s racketeering, it’s what unions do.
commented 2016-04-07 16:25:58 -0400
Andrew ,your comment raises an excellent point.
Cretien promised to repeal the GST but started to draft the HST instead.
Now with a Liberal government in Ottawa the HST will surely raise regardless who us elected to the provincial legislature.
Anyone who voted provincial Liberal has lost taxation with proper representation to the federal Liberals ( except B.C.).
commented 2016-04-07 16:16:28 -0400
DEBORAH GRAUPNER commented 42 mins ago

Agreed.

And think before you vote next time. Trudeau is ready to raise the HST – somehow, stealing more cash from taxpayers is good for the country.

Canadians must learn that voting left gets you financially raped.
commented 2016-04-07 16:11:43 -0400
Sheila: You consistently do such an in-depth coverage on Alberta’s current government. Too bad the news is so discouraging. I wonder how you can continue to continue to uncover Notley’s, et al, hidden agendas without wanting to “throw in the towel”.
commented 2016-04-07 15:33:13 -0400
Any government that treats the people the way Rachel and her clowns do, will be sure to get theirs in the end. What an embarrassment she has turned out to be, for those who voted for these communist freaks. Hopefully they are beginning to see the destruction of a once hard working province, and will think twice before voting for these fools.
commented 2016-04-07 15:28:09 -0400
Notley needs to be fed through a combine – and then put through a muck spreader.