May 26, 2015

Rachel Notley's Cabinet Ministers are a danger to Alberta and Canada

Rebel Staff
 

Rachel Notley's rookie, uneducated and inexperienced new NDP Cabinet hates the oil sands.



What will the NDP do while in power? They will completely screw over tax payers, jobs and the economy. Just listen to what they have to say.

Welcome to Alberta in 2015.

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commented 2015-05-30 00:34:09 -0400
Deborah G., “I’m hoping that the opposition will wipe that smile off of Notley’s face, once they start exposing her socialist goals.” Me too Deborah.
commented 2015-05-28 18:43:57 -0400
The NDP are out to destroy Albertas energy industry. CNRL cancelled open house for investors the other day, and I would be a bit surprised to see some if not all of the oilsands companies just close the whole thing down.
commented 2015-05-28 11:33:20 -0400
Ron, it certainly takes one to know one! Throw your computer away because oil is used to make the plastic, you hypocrite! You can bet that all the terrorist countries and Russia will continue to use oil, until every last drop has been used. They just don’t want Canada to be able to sell our ethical oil on the market, and cut into their control and profits. They certainly don’t want us to even use our own oil in Canada. It is a hoax and only makes governments rich. The money goes to all their friends, and of course it is used to kill our economy in Canada, but not the US. Just why is that Ron?
commented 2015-05-28 10:52:46 -0400
Ron, nice to know that Garry is not the only NDP troll.
commented 2015-05-28 08:15:35 -0400
Not everyone is a ball- licker for big oil Ezra.
commented 2015-05-28 01:28:49 -0400
LIBERIALISM – A belief system with extreme cowardice at it’s base. Being afraid to disagree with someone or something lest they brand you with some nasty name or perhaps even threaten violence. Supressing what you likely know to be correct and proper and agreeing to any deviant behavior as normal and right. Anything goes and nobody’s really responsible for anything. Never evolving past mom’s “don’t hit, don’t fight, don’t be mean”. Surrendering any semblance of common sense to the point where you can’t make a logical decision (without consulting the herd) on any given circumstance that might cause some anguish somewhere..
commented 2015-05-28 00:32:37 -0400
Disappointed in Alberta, Wow, an NDP government ! Who would of thought it possible ? Living in Quebec (a French socialist Republic) as I do. I had always looked to Alberta as a potential future refuge, safe from the language police and the disgusting, Eastern progressive, liberal hoards. Maybe that’s the problem. To many expatriate Eastern socialists and liberal types out there stuffing the ballot box and fowling the Golden Goose’s nest. Pity.
commented 2015-05-27 16:20:37 -0400
We in Ontario welcome our fellow Albertans to have-not status. How long can Saskatchewan and Newfoundland sustain the rest of Canada? My guess is hours!
commented 2015-05-27 16:10:34 -0400
Garry, thanks for being our ‘official’ socialist NDP troll.
commented 2015-05-27 16:06:54 -0400
Garry let me guess- you don’t work, like to smoke a lot ? hope to be on the receiving end of a big socialist wealth re-distribution plan, and you don’t believe in a god but you believe in aliens..
commented 2015-05-27 13:31:47 -0400
Those you promote backward ideas like human made climate change etc. are in my opinion saboteurs. During war time anyone who atttempts to block the free flow of of fuel and it’s production are saboteurs. To take the possibility of improving the economic conditions of a Nation’s people away from them is an act of treason. Isn’t it?
commented 2015-05-27 07:57:50 -0400
Trigger word alert!!! I heard these SJWs using the coe word “sustainability” over 5 times. The concept of resource “sustainability” comes right out of UN Agenda 21 manual. Redford was a UN agent, Prentiss was a Trilateral agent, Now CAB is back in the grasp of more UN agents – kiss your resources good bye. Agenda 21 is about transferring de facto ownership/control of public lands and natural resources to an unelected regulatory body in the UN. You are soooooo screwed Alberta.
commented 2015-05-26 22:19:29 -0400
Daryl I don’t think anything can be done to remove or stop the NDP until the next election. Their supporters are numerous and growing with each citizenship ceremony. The only thing you can do is go through the courts if they do something that may be deemed to be illegal or unconstitutional.
commented 2015-05-26 22:03:00 -0400
There will be no death here in ALBERTA – other than those who believe the NDP lie of social reform & “diversification” and have lived here in Alberta for less than 10 years … they simply can-not fathom the challenges of making it on their own. That is why I and any real Albertan will not allow the destruction of OUR culture of being successful.
commented 2015-05-26 21:56:29 -0400
People, there are enough of us who are born Albertan (capitalists & industrialists) who have invested heavily in our economy – oil,farming, forestry and all the other things we’ve managed to create to “please” the taxation department … that leave the NDP very few “escapes” if they think they are are going to do us drastic economic harm. This is where the “recall” button needs to be made law.
The NDP got in simply because all those “imports” seeking Alberta’s wealth and dreams during the boom – who now are hoodwinked into their new found religion of environmentalism – think and believe they’ve a “right” to denounce our economic course and then try and make us pay for their fantasies of bullshit.
GO home all you NDP failures of other provinces – before you find yourself on the run. We know what we’re doing here – that’s what brought you here – SO Fit In OR F _ _ k OFF!
commented 2015-05-26 21:15:24 -0400
It would be important to know when those videos were taped because the issues down river have been proven by AHS and the Cancer Board to be fraudulent claims by the doctor who made them.
commented 2015-05-26 20:06:10 -0400
You guys quit laughing at us. It’s not all our fault. I checked and voted for the best candidate in my riding and lost. Help us out. It’ll help you too
commented 2015-05-26 19:15:23 -0400
Prince Knight said, " I’ve watched the collapse of Manitoba."

Don’t you mean, “I’ve been watching the slow and painful collapse of Manitoba.” The NDP haven’t finished trashing her yet. It really is painful to watch the slow death of a province. Now for Alberta’s slow and painful death.
commented 2015-05-26 19:10:46 -0400
Deborah said, “Peter, do you mean mentally or physically? From where I sit, she looks my age, and I am in my late 50’s.”

I might be looking at the wrong picture (sheepish grin)
commented 2015-05-26 18:52:26 -0400
I’ve seen what the NDP did to BC, and Saskatchewan, and Nova Scotia. I watched with dismay Bob Rae do a number on Ontario, before they booted him out and took on Mike Harris (for a single term, stupid unions! And then came McGuinty, but that’s another story). I’ve watched the collapse of Manitoba. I’m hoping for the best in Alberta. I’m desperately hoping that my fellow Albertans are correct when they told me that “It’ll be different here.”

I’m not holding my breath.

For those in the mainstream media who, as someone here characterized them, were peeing their pants with glee, I hope those same people noted that the Wildrose actually gained seats over what they got elected in the election with what’s-her-face that we booted out prior to Prentice… (and yes, I voted Wildrose. And they won in my riding).

As much as I’ve shied away from doing so, I’m beginning to think it’s time to become a political activist — God knows the Conservatives need one…
commented 2015-05-26 18:36:41 -0400
With increased corporate taxes, a unfair royalty structure and ?sales tax? the Rider Nation could be coming home from Alberta along wit a bunch of their friends.
commented 2015-05-26 18:36:02 -0400
Light ‘er up!
Maybe we’ll get some new life into Alberta (and canada?) after the fire.
commented 2015-05-26 18:14:15 -0400
Peter, do you mean mentally or physically? From where I sit, she looks my age, and I am in my late 50’s.
commented 2015-05-26 17:50:39 -0400
Deborah said, " . . . so that we can see if she actually is more mature than the kiddies in her care. "

She is not much more than a kiddie herself.

Garry Wood said, "ron-keep askin g for donations! "

So what? They have been operating for about 3 months now and started up on donations. The fat should be lauded, not mocked. Why should that matter to you? You do not have to donate. TheRebel doesn’t get 1 Billion/year either.
commented 2015-05-26 17:38:45 -0400
Garry I don’t like that either but no one has to donate.
commented 2015-05-26 17:16:04 -0400
I’m hoping that the opposition will wipe that smile off of Notley’s face, once they start exposing her socialist goals. It is starting to wear thin. I hope this constant grinning will stop, so that we can see if she actually is more mature than the kiddies in her care. Also, we all know who is actually running AB now, it is Tom and his minions. Just the look on his face alone, makes me hope that JT beats him at the poles. I can’t stand either one!
commented 2015-05-26 17:05:07 -0400
ron-keep askin g for donations!
commented 2015-05-26 17:00:32 -0400
Notley is against Gateway, but will let keystone playout. Keystone is not going to happen under Obama. The earliest keystone will be resolved in 2017.http://www.nytimes.com/…/2016-presidential-candidates….
So, AB will struggle with moving AB oil to export as it lacks the capacity via pipelines. If Notley is against pipelines then where does she stand on oil by rail?
The only thing that appears to be ok with Notley is she appears to support the east-west pipeline.

1. http://www.cbc.ca/news/elections/alberta-votes/alberta-election-calgary-chamber-of-commerce-rates-party-platforms-1.3052151..
2. China – http://time.com/3853451/china-crude-oil-top-importer/ – World’s largest importer of oil
3. Petrochemicals – http://www.oilandgas360.com/canada-set-growth-petrochemical-industry/
4. ON/NDP- http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/second-reading/the-hidden-history-of-bob-raes-government-in-ontario/article1314254/
5. CFIB/AB – http://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/boosting-minimum-wage-to-15-will-be-devastating-says-business-lobby. How is hiking the minimum wage going to support job creation? http://www.finance.alberta.ca/aboutalberta/economic_bulletins/current_economic_review.pdf. It seems to me that part-time jobs are what is being created in AB. Yet Ms. Notley wants to hike the minimum wage.
6. Gateway – http://beaconenergynews.ca/markham/rachel-notley-has-to-explain-how-to-replace-northern-gateway/
7. Chamber of Commerce – http://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/notley-works-to-build-calgary-support-but-pipeline-and-royalty-issues-loom.
8. Canada response: http://globalnews.ca/news/1982261/canadian-politicians-react-to-alberta-ndp-majority-government/
9. Alberta Budget – http://www.rbc.com/economics/economic-reports/pdf/canadian-fiscal/abbudupd.pdf
10. AB – http://www.energy.alberta.ca/electricity/682.asp. Alberta gets nearly ½ of their energy needs from coal. So, how is Ms. Notley going to replace the coal? Is Ms. Notley going to go solar/wind? If so, those areas are very expensive. http://www.slideshare.net/paulyoungcga/power-generation-canada
11. Government Spending – http://www.taxpayer.com/media/Provincial%20Expenditures%20by%20Province%20&%20Year%20(Total),%201988-1989,%202000-2001,%202011-2012.pdf or Alberta is one of the highest pending government per capita in Canada – http://www.taxpayer.com/media/Provincial%20Expenditures%20by%20Year%20&%20Province%20%28Total%29_2.pdf
12. Healthcare spending – https://secure.cihi.ca/free_products/4.0_TotalHealthExpenditureProvTerrEN.pdf. Alberta spends 1,836 per capita on healthcare
13. Education spending – http://www.slideshare.net/paulyoungcga/provincial-transfers-and-program-spending (see slides 17-21). Alberta’s teachers are middle road when it comes to compensation. Where does Ms. Notley stand on education funding?
14. Green Energy – http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/a-look-at-renewable-energy. Ms. Notley said she will look at green energy, but will she have the right balance?
Economy Comments:
1. FYI – Did you ever asked why parts of the AB sector have been doing well, right? How about beef exports? http://www.international.gc.ca/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/assets/pdfs/ckftasask-eng.pdf or http://www.prairiepost.com/news/2012-01-11-22-09-10/item/7106-new-free-trade-agreements-benefit-the-agricultural-sector.html
2. FYI – Wheat looks like it is doing well – http://www.albertawheat.com/enews_post/wheat-supplies-not-so-heavy/
3. FYI – Exports in Energy are schedule to rebound – http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Duress+Alberta+exporters+2015+improving+2016+economist/11069581/story.html
4. FYI – How about you look at machinery and equipment: http://boereport.com/2015/05/20/edc-alberta-exports-to-bounce-back-from-energy-losses-in-2016/

I track trends and I have never seen where radical changes in sluggish economy have done any good to supporting the economy. I have seen radical changes cause a drop in investment which then leads to more layoffs
commented 2015-05-26 16:56:56 -0400
Hopefully the NDP will give us four fat years before they go for the lean times. Here’s hoping.
commented 2015-05-26 16:49:13 -0400
Yes Garry, Ezra loves running his mouth off and that is why he is loved here.