May 23, 2016

Shoot first, ask Albertans later: This ONE Bill 6 email shows Notley NDP’s backwards way of governing

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Oneil Carlier, has announced the memberships of the technical working groups for the Enhanced Protection for Farm Workers Act, the bad law known as Bill 6

These technical working groups will meet to help draft regulations for the contentious Bill 6. Meetings begin in June and the process could take up to two years. Aren’t you glad the NDP pushed that legislation through at breakneck speed late last year? Farmers get to spend the next two years in regulatory limbo.

The Bill 6 process has been backwards from the beginning. Consultations after legislation isn't how things are done, regardless of the official government line. And now we know the communications strategy was upside down like everything else in Notley’s favourite bill.

In one of our many access to information requests, I found an email between director of correspondence in the premier's office, Carissa Halton, and some other upper government communication types. Halton wanted to know what people were saying about Bill 6 so that she and her team could properly manage the damage control - which they did not.

“Hi Ladies, Could you forward to Chris McPherson some of the questions/comments that you are getting from the public on Farm & Ranch (since the Act was passed on Thurs) by noon today? PAB is working with the department to finalize a communications plan on this issue and are having a meeting at lpm to discuss rollout. What you are hearing from the public will help them prioritize process and materials”

This is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve read in a government email and I read them all the time. The Premiers office finally gave a damn about what farmers, ranchers and Albertans were saying to them AFTER the bill had passed. On the 16th of December, AFTER the legislative session was over!

This one email is a snap shot of the NDP attitude towards Albertans. It shows they’ll do what they want to you in pushing their agenda. We’re seeing this with Bill 10 and we saw it with Bill 6.

When listening to Albertans doesn’t matter anymore, that’s when they pretend to care.

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commented 2016-05-25 18:37:09 -0400
Problem is that we are always being scrutinized and always recruiting, lets make them work for their ammunition.
commented 2016-05-24 20:01:18 -0400

I think there may have been a slight misunderstanding of your post. The fact that the Rebel is “home ice” for the right, lends to some fired up rhetoric, and I can see your concerns. Thing is I’m not sure this is the forum for recruitment. My observations are such that most here are quite far to the right, some moderates,and a handful of lefts and or leftist trolls. I just don’t see us scaring a lot of fence sitters away, just not that many of them here. You are right, we should try our best to get as many converts as possible. But with the obvious anger among many of us some pretty off the charts posts will appear. I apologize for some of my language etc and I’m new at this so expect some booboos from me. I am furious though, and tomorrow Notley is introducing their climate change legislation. Not sure I will live the night. keep typing Ken

DJBT et al
commented 2016-05-24 18:38:36 -0400
Take a breath lawrence I have never voted anything other than conservative in my entire life. My reference to crazy is about some of the really out there vitriol that people are spewing. It drives people who are on the fence away from the conservative cause because they are afraid to be associated with it. Scroll through some of the comments and take a read with an unbiased mind and you might see what I mean bud.
commented 2016-05-24 07:21:43 -0400
For those in Ontario, don’t want you left out, you could use WB for wynned bag
commented 2016-05-24 03:58:16 -0400
Thanks for that DAVID WHITE… And I claim no copyright for anybody in Alberta renaming their catcher’s mitt THE NOTLEY
commented 2016-05-24 01:24:10 -0400
The government of the people(snicker) does not actually care what the people think.
commented 2016-05-24 00:52:04 -0400
Lester: Robert Raymond has the copy rite to the first
two, Dump Justin Bin Trudeau and Sophie The Pig Cow, but he has graciously waived said rites in a patriotic gesture and all posters are free to use as they see fit.

NN: Nicotine Notley, Nicotine Nanny, Nutty Notley, Nanny Notley. They are interchangeable and all apply.Take your pick, mix and match. For all to use as they see fit.

commented 2016-05-23 23:05:30 -0400
Well thank you Lloyd,that clears it right up!
commented 2016-05-23 21:57:08 -0400
commented 2016-05-23 21:46:03 -0400
DAVID WHITE will explain this to you later Iam sure you’ll agree
commented 2016-05-23 20:28:14 -0400
Excuse my ignorance, but can someone please explain what DJBT and STPC and NN mean??
commented 2016-05-23 20:12:38 -0400
Sheila: I think you need to preserve a copy of that e-mail for historic reasons. It is a classic and can be used for years to come as an example/model of crooked, deceptive, idiotic, immature, ignorant government leadership and management — at least in a Democracy. Surely this will put Notley and her director of correspondence Carissa Halton in the History Books and cement their claim to fame. Soon people all over Canada will be using the phrase “She’s pulling a Notley” or “He’s just done a Halton” followed by rolling of eyes or a sigh of disgust.
commented 2016-05-23 19:31:55 -0400
we are not the crazy ones you better look in the mirror and at that insane child you liberals wanted for pm,nutley turdo and wynne are destroying canada they are certifiable insane so people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. that means you ken hanson
commented 2016-05-23 18:33:07 -0400
Wow, you people are making conservatives sound crazy, maybe take a breath and think before you hit enter. We are trying to make conservatism a palatable option for people…
commented 2016-05-23 17:01:11 -0400
It will be dismantled as soon as the ndp are kicked out

If the islamic m of canadallah can do this to Conservative legislation, it can be done at the provincial level.

And some of those nice union jobs will be long gone once the review of union jobs is completed and privatization takes hold.
commented 2016-05-23 16:38:47 -0400
Lawrence, LUCK is probably all we have left, and I know how depending on luck has worked out for me so far in my life. Nanny Notley saw fit to enable my forced retirement. Cover your ears please, “I’M FUCKED”.

Peter N, Hm? 1077 bottles of beer on the wall—-Might be time for me to take up drinking again. Can’t imagine the joy when that last bottle goes down.

Keep tyoing guys

DJBT and STPC and NN
commented 2016-05-23 16:31:33 -0400
Removed for violating rule:Be civil. No personal attacks.
commented 2016-05-23 16:22:01 -0400
David at one time me and my wife if we weren’t going to live in BC we would of liked to live in Alberta , we used to visit a lot, but now we wouldn’t touch it with a 10 foot pole , my apologies to the real albertans but your government is out of control. nutley ,turdo and the dyke will kill your province and when they are done there if the suzukis and ecco nuts from vancouver have not destroyed bc already we will be next, i am glad i retired before the insanity prevailed. good luck to your province david
commented 2016-05-23 15:51:35 -0400
Nice tie on bozo the clown. I am Rachel approved since it has orange on it.
commented 2016-05-23 15:44:56 -0400
1077 days until “boot the NDP out of office” day!
commented 2016-05-23 15:41:36 -0400
Oneil Carlier will be famous for one thing. That would be the meat head’s greasy photo op where he interrupted Jason DeBrule’s heroic march to the legislature. That photo says all any one needs to know about Carlier. Self centered disgrace to Albertans. This email just exemplifies how the inept Dippers operate. Bunch of rookie bumblers. What’s with the Nicotine Queen. Her roots are in a farming community. How can she be so distant from MOST farmers wishes. Top that off with the fact that she is a witch, and there you have it.