November 07, 2016

Rally organizer hopes Albertans remember Notley’s “disregard for democratic process”

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

Albertans staged twelve rallies in cities spread out all over the province to protest the NDP’s job killing carbon tax on everything we do.

I was at the rally in Edmonton at the the Alberta legislature where 1,500 people gathered to peacefully protest the NDP’s social engineering of our economy. That economic tinkering has already started chasing away business, investment and jobs at a time when Alberta is already hit hard by low oil prices.

There were speeches by Edmonton Conservative MP Kerry Diotte, and Wildrose Leader Brian Jean about how they both plan to fight back against two levels of carbon taxes, Notley’s and Trudeau’s.

Watch my report to see what the demonstrators and organizers had to say at the rally and see the one self-identified former NDP voter I found in the crowd. It’s true, they do exist!

The carbon tax wasn't in the NDP election platform and they didn't mention it during debates or at town halls. It was their hidden agenda.

The NDP have no mandate from Albertans to implement this tax and the organizers want to petition Notley to allow the public a referendum on the new pseudo sales tax she never campaigned on.

A full two thirds of Albertans are opposed to the carbon tax. If the NDP really believe they have a mandate, they should be willing to prove it.

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commented 2016-11-08 13:07:27 -0500
I’ve been following the Clinton e-mail wikileaks scandal on youtube. Sure would like to find out what Notley’s e-mails would reveal.
commented 2016-11-08 12:02:59 -0500
Maybe you would Anon, but no self respecting Canadian would consider such a show of disrespect against their own country, no matter what. The politics of globalism is the enemy not the country, Einstein. We’re not pissed off teenagers having a tantrum, we’re patriots who want to get the government ( the Alberta NDP specifically at the moment) to recognize that they are in service at the pleasure of the people, not the other way around.
commented 2016-11-08 04:20:01 -0500
Looks like somebody is sitting on a history degree that is screaming to be used.
Here is an idea. How about kneeling during O Canada in hockey games? That will get national media attention for sure. Maybe people can bring the stop the carbon tax sign to the games as well.
commented 2016-11-08 02:17:58 -0500
We posted at the same time Bill ,then I left so I missed your contribution. Those are wonderful examples. Any ideas on implementation? How exactly do we coordinate a wide spread tax strike or any other non violent revolt? The logistics of getting that kind of cooperation is daunting, I’ll be the first to admit. I’m certainly not saying petitions, or gathering for a rally, for example are the end all, but they are something. I see your point though and agree that we need an action which will produce definable results.
commented 2016-11-08 02:14:08 -0500
Excellent, excellent synopsis Bill Elder… I still say that a growing amount of FLUSH NOTLEY! signs across the province will inevitably focus the minds of the electorate, even though the media will studiously try to ignore it… Every lawn, every balcony railing, every bumper, every back window, every grain silo. every barn, every feedlot, every farm gate, every billboard, every Wildrose constituency office window, the backside of every letter, and the ad section of every issue of every local newspaper… To paraphrase Donald Trump, good Albertans:- What Do You Have To Lose?…Well, Obviously, the present miasma!…
commented 2016-11-08 02:06:09 -0500
Because it just happens that Sheila decides to single out the disabled woman and put her down for not having a job. If Sheila had any real compassion, she would do something to help the disabled woman become more independent. But that is not the case, as Sheila is nothing more than an attack dog.
commented 2016-11-08 00:11:32 -0500
Liza Rosie..
In regards to your last post we strongly agree..!!
“Silence is submission”
commented 2016-11-08 00:06:22 -0500
…but Ron Voss, surrounding the Legislature doesn’t sound like a bad idea. We’ll see if Notley gets the last laugh. I don’t think she will.
commented 2016-11-08 00:05:31 -0500
Liza – youv’e protested as each ideological failed policy is shoved down our throat – have they syopped? No! It continues at an acelerated pace and as you cry louder they stick their fingers deeper in their ears.

You need to go to non violent, effective resistance and rebellion.

Some successful rebellions of the past:

94 B.C. — The plebeians of Rome withdrew from the city and refused to work for days in order to correct grievances they had against the Roman consuls.

1765 A.D. — The American colonists mounted three major nonviolent resistance campaigns against British rule (against the Stamp Acts of 1765, the Townsend Acts of 1767, and the Coercive Acts of 1774) resulting in de facto independence for nine colonies by 1775. Consumer financial pressure

1850 — Hungarian nationalists, led by Francis Deak, engaged in nonviolent resistance to Austrian rule, eventually regaining self-governance for Hungary as part of an Austro-Hungarian federation.

1905-1906 — In Russia, peasants, workers, students, and the intelligentsia engaged in major strikes and other forms of nonviolent action, forcing the Czar to accept the creation of an elected legislature..

1920 — An attempted coup d’etat, led by Wolfgang Kapp against the Weimar Republic of Germany failed when the population went on a general strike, refusing to give its consent and cooperation to the new government.

920s-1947 — The Indian independence movement led by Mohandas Gandhi is one of the best known examples of nonviolent struggle. he employed mass public strikes

1953 — A wave of strikes in Soviet prison labor camps led to improvements in living conditions of political prisoners.

1989 — The nonviolent struggles to end the Communist dictatorships in Czechoslovakia in 1989 and in East Germany, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in 1991.

1989 — The Solidarity struggle in Poland, which began in 1980 with strikes to support the demand of a legal free trade union, and concluded in 1989 with the end of the Polish Communist regime.

1989 — Nonviolent struggles led to the end of the Communist dictatorships in Czechoslovakia in 1989 and in East Germany, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in 1991.

See a pattern here – successful political change is accomplished with non violent coordinated public strikes – remove revenue, or services or labor from an abusive government. A coordinated wide-spread tax strike would be a workable solution.
commented 2016-11-07 23:06:52 -0500
I can’t agree with Ron, Bill or Rod. If the protests, gatherings, and petitions involve larger and larger numbers, and are relentless, at the very least it can be used as fodder by the opposition to shame them with. Also, constant negative coverage takes its toll on any government especially when everything is obviously going to hell in front of everybody’s eyes. It is a sorry populace that can only be bystanders to the train wreck. Present but not involved.
commented 2016-11-07 22:25:18 -0500
Love that placard, “Carbon is not the problem……….”.
commented 2016-11-07 22:22:26 -0500
ROD HAILEY, “It’s a waste of time…neither Notley or Mr. Selfie will cancel the carbon taxes no matter how many petitions they receive.” I agree. They just laugh at the petitions. Move to Plan B, surround the legislature and tell them to get out!
commented 2016-11-07 22:22:08 -0500
I hate to dampen enthusiasm but low tempo rallies like this provide all political pressure of a church picnic – they may serve to let the frustrated populace let off some internal pressure, but politicians are unaffected and just mock those they damage and have even more contempt for displays of hopeless powerlessness .

What might get Notley’s attention is if say her car was egged every time it leaves the garage or garbage is dumped regularly in the NDP HQ lobby, or uncomplimentary graffiti appears in very embarrassing places – non violent but highly emotive visual displays of the people’s disgust with official venality will impact them on a personal level – it may even shake lose a modicum of conscience and empathy from these dour ideologues.
commented 2016-11-07 22:11:56 -0500
It’s a waste of time…neither Notley or Mr. Selfie will cancel the carbon taxes no matter how many petitions they receive.
commented 2016-11-07 22:03:49 -0500
The point was Anonymous, that she was making comments condoning the carbon tax, which is a threat to the livelihood of many, so to ask her how she made her scratch was a valid question. The woman didn’t look outwardly disabled, so how would Sheila have known. It was an honest and valid question.
commented 2016-11-07 21:59:22 -0500
I suppose that’s one way to look at it Anonymous. However, maybe she doesn’t want you to look at her like she is a victim, or use the victim card on her behalf. Maybe it’s you doing the disservice?
commented 2016-11-07 20:28:18 -0500
Sheila, did you really have to bad mouth a disabled woman who has to rely on her family for an income? You are awful. Maybe you deserve to be banned from everything.
commented 2016-11-07 19:42:56 -0500
That is their reasoning Peter. All the more reason for more protest. There will come a point of no return, where to ignore the dissent of the people will be at their own folly. They think the dissent will fade, so we don’t let it.
commented 2016-11-07 19:13:12 -0500
Notley will not take this carbon tax to the people of Alberta in a referendum because she knows they will not approve it. It is the same reasoning that Trudeau has for not taking his changes to the electoral system to Canadians in a referendum, he knows they will vote it down.
commented 2016-11-07 18:58:06 -0500
Well one thing for sure Kelvin, she will sweat. Whether she recognises this revolt or not, the results aren’t going to help her game. Keep her on the run. I hope she will be forced to cave.
Next hit, Ottawa’s carbon tax.
commented 2016-11-07 18:41:08 -0500
I’d like to know the final total number of up signatures on the petition.
commented 2016-11-07 18:40:18 -0500
800-1000 signatures in Lethbridge, and yet the lying Lethbridge herald reported that there was only 200 people showed up. Just when you thought that the media in Alberta has sunk low , they reach for another depth.

Close to 10,000 signed the petition on Saturday and it is still being circulated. Way to go Alberta!!

Do you think the dragon lady will listen? She has been known to bring petitions to the legislature with only 140 signatures on it ,thinking that it should carry weight . So will she cave ? Or default to the argument that if she doesn’t implement a carbon tax trudope will.
commented 2016-11-07 18:39:17 -0500
How does the disabled woman who isn’t a part of the work force, correlate diversification with the carbon tax? Oh yeah, the left think you have to destroy first before you can rebuild a proper totalitarian society. So basically she just admitted out loud what we all know. The carbon tax is nothing more than a tool to destroy the economy and shut down basically everything. I’d like to ask her how that helps to develop a diversified economy? Pathetic, out of touch, elite, (by the sounds of her living situation).
commented 2016-11-07 18:18:33 -0500
I love that sign with the pic of Notley calling her a “scam artist!” So very true! I’ll bet she was hiding in the sky palace. She needs to resign – today!
commented 2016-11-07 18:08:02 -0500
Good report SHEILA
Hey seen one of our supporters behind you with the REBEL anti carbon tax sign