June 09, 2016

SJW hypocrisy in Notley NDP? Why did THIS MLA miss vote to exempt charities from carbon tax?

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

The NDP may have voted down an amendment put forth by Wildrose MLA Angela Pitt exempting charities from the carbon tax, but there was one MLA that was surprisingly not included in that vote – Marie Renaud. 

The NDP MLA for the riding of St. Albert is the former Executive Director of Lo-Se-Ca, a non-profit organization that provides services like day programs and employment placements for adults with disabilities. She even went out of her way to criticize the Progressive Conservative government for cutting charitable tax credits in tweets. In fact, she seemed pretty upset about it at the time just about a year before she was elected as an NDP MLA.

So where was Marie Renaud when it was time to vote on exempting charities from the carbon tax? You know, places like the Calgary Food Bank that will have to come up with a combined $52,000 extra to cover disposal costs in 2017 and 2018.

Marie skipped the vote on Pitt’s amendment. She doesn’t make an appearance on the Hansard transcripts for A-13, the exemption for charities.

For someone that held a job doing charitable work, you would think this MLA would have wanted to vote the amendment up. She didn’t.

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commented 2016-06-12 10:45:14 -0400
@peter Netterville…It has been something I have often ranted about is how party whips are what spoil our democratic system. Switzerland has been doing the democracy nested in diversity thing a lot longer than us and what they seem to have come up with is this…each canton desides what their policies are going to be and if you don’t like it you can move to a canton that is more to your liking.

Canadian party politics is based on an assumption that there is a one size fits all policy that is an acheivable goal. Regardless of party affiliation elected members should be free to respond to and represent the riding that elected them when there are issues that might conflict with party dogma.

Party whips should be treated like any other thug who intimidates elected officials. There would be a more meaningfull expression of “second choice” of the voter if we simply got rid of party whips than there could ever possibly be by monkeying with the ballot system.
commented 2016-06-10 09:34:46 -0400
Correction: until 2020.
commented 2016-06-10 09:22:45 -0400
Deborah said, “I think that date is closer to 4-years.”

I think you are right on this. She will push her term for a full 5 year until 2019.
commented 2016-06-10 09:08:52 -0400
You can bet that Rachel will not be leaving until the next fixed election date! I think that date is closer to 4-years. Let’s just hope and pray that we survive this attack by these cruel masters, and slaves of an inhumane ideology. We haven’t seen the worst yet, because they are still knocking out the pillars of democracy. Business is fleeing from AB, but I think anyone with a trade, will do better than those who don’t have one, because you will be able to work under the table. Don’t lean on these criminals to survive, because they hate us, and it becomes more apparent with every forced policy, that is always to the benefit of this government, and always hurts the private sector. The ones who are paying for this circus act!
commented 2016-06-10 09:08:03 -0400
It appears to me that she felt the charities should be exempt from the carbon tax but was probably partry whipped into voting against it so she did not show. That is a common tactic with all parties when members are whipped to vote along party lines but do not agree with those party lines.
commented 2016-06-10 07:55:48 -0400
Just another pig at the trough, they are all the same useless NDP idiots three more years.
commented 2016-06-10 00:14:26 -0400
MLA Renaud either rejected her own set of principles and values or she didn’t have them in the first place. If the former is true, she will no doubt regret her decision for years to come.
commented 2016-06-09 23:53:21 -0400
When your elected representitive chooses her party over her beliefs and her people it’s an indication of her integrity or lack thereof. Apparently he has none.
commented 2016-06-09 22:42:49 -0400
If the arguement against the exemption is administrative overhead I am suprised because generally leftists like to grow bureaucracies that provide employment for their supporters. But a remedial measure that would save face would be a lump sum carbon tax rebate to charities like the GST rebate in jurisdictions where it’s unfairness to people below a certain income level was evident.

And for as mean spirited as conservatives have been portrayed as being I cannot imagine that such an idea would be a hard sell to them if the shoe were on the other foot.
commented 2016-06-09 22:25:44 -0400
We are being governed by Thieves & Frauds & Treasonous Tyrants!! Everyone – wake TFU and get it clearly imprinted in your minds – this NDPigger & Lieberal governments needs to be “taken” OUT!!
Myself & many of my associates are already BROKE! When I become a refugee – believe me – I will become the ugliest ever observed.
commented 2016-06-09 21:01:11 -0400
She is in it for the money – an accidental electee who knows it is a short ride – so she plans to enjoy it all the way!
commented 2016-06-09 20:49:47 -0400
Ms. Renaud, as an invisible MLA, must be an acolyte of the invisible Energy Minister who is also an invisible MLA. Except for the collection of that top off salary to her teacher pension of course.