March 14, 2016

WATCH: Thousands protest NDP at Alberta legislature -- but handful defend Notley, denounce Rebel!

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

On Tuesday afternoon 3,000 Albertans gathered outside the Alberta legislature building to show Rachel Notley and her NDP that they disagree with the direction of the province.

The protest coincided with the Alberta Government’s Speech from the Throne, laying out the NDP plans for the spring session of the legislature.

One hundred and sixty-four thousand signatures were gathered by the protest group, Albertans First. They’re hoping to force a plebiscite - a chance for the public to directly vote on issues. Albertans First want a plebiscite on the NDP’s farm unionization law Bill 6 and the looming carbon tax that will make our cost of living anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000 more expensive each and every year.

Like every anti-NDP protest at the legislature, donations to Alberta’s hard hit food banks were collected. Homemade signs were everywhere, expressing opposition to the new carbon tax, Bill 6, Bill 10 and the coal fired electricity phase out.

Oh but it wasn’t all about dislike for the NDP. There were about twenty NDP supporters there, sporting their best orange outfits. Watch the video to see my revealing exchanges with a couple of them.

We all know that if public sector unions were rallying in the same size and scope, the NDP would listen to them. Farmers, oil patch workers and parents concerned about losing autonomy over their children don’t matter to the NDP. They’ll be ignored and, even worse, maligned by the NDP. But that doesn’t mean the protests should stop.

Rally, protest and send the NDP a message today and again in 2019.

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commented 2016-03-15 14:43:26 -0400
Also if Canada used the Bank of Canada we would have less debt. It is true that all money is fiat. Both Liberals and Conservatives federally have sold Canada out.

I see no problem with what the person said about debt.
commented 2016-03-15 14:41:18 -0400
Well the protester is correct because all parties that have governed have played a role in creating that debt.

The only problem is how to fashion a system that work for the majority of people. Debt is secondary because giving away a system of economics to the private sector only sells out the nation from under us, so I see no benefits in a strong corporate sector, but I see a role for small business.

But to me Reid is simply campaigning for the Wildrose without challenging the structure of neoliberalism which I have to say is failing everywhere. There is no balanced economy in the West nowadays. It was following US economics since the Reagan era.
commented 2016-03-15 14:22:40 -0400
Please Sheila, no more interviews with the uninformed left. I shot coffee out my nose and it burns. I’m kidding about no more interviews. Keep poking.
commented 2016-03-15 12:37:32 -0400
Congratulations to the Rebel – the only media that came even remotely close to estimating the number protesters accurately. In the MSM of course it was just a few hundred. In their warped sense of journalism, this wasn’t much of a story.
commented 2016-03-15 10:56:37 -0400
Also, does anyone doubt that those two Non-Democratic Party supporters checked The Rebel for their interviews and encouraged their friends to as well? Thus increasing audience share for The Rebel!
commented 2016-03-15 10:52:47 -0400
What most strikes me about this protest was the fact Non-Democratic Party supporters were present and promoting their views. Why does this impress me? They were not harassed or bullied by the peaceful anti-NDP protesters who were the vast majority.

Can anyone provide me with an example of this occurring when the roles are reversed? Say an A.U.P.E. rally to which a handful of conservatives counter protest? The left only acts like they did in the assault with intent to do bodily harm on Ms. Southern. Does anyone doubt that if there had been sufficient Non-Democratic Supporters, they would not have resorted to violence?

Mind you, it would have been worth the show to see the young puff-ball Sheila interviewed taking on a 60 year old rancher who has worked as a rigger; that rancher would not be the soft, out of shape older Non-Democrat she interviewed.
commented 2016-03-15 09:56:53 -0400
“This with must be booted” is supposed to be “This witch must be booted”
commented 2016-03-15 09:55:21 -0400
The very fact that there were 1500 to 2000 anti-NDP protesters and only a handful of inarticulate pro-NDP supporters is very telling.

But here is the crux of the problem. Notley does not give a damn and she will push through her agenda whether people protest or not.

This with must be booted out next election. This is not an option.

The PC and Wildrose have to stop splitting the vote and get their act together. That too, is not an option.
commented 2016-03-15 09:50:37 -0400
When it comes to people saying TheRebel (or any one of their staff) lies, it all stems from the mindset:

“I hate what you are saying so therefore you are a liar.”

TheRebel staff provide more proof in the form of original source documents, videos and other forms of communication (tweets, etc) than any other news/commentary media that I have seen. Certainly the CBC, CTV and Global do not provide so much proof for what they claim to be true as does TheRebel.
commented 2016-03-15 01:48:24 -0400
It was very telling of the Lefty mind-set that that young man thought all money comes from debt That’s down right frightening. It couldn’t possibly come from producing something, like the work to extract minerals or anything like that – no no!!
commented 2016-03-15 01:40:08 -0400
Well NDP supporters, where is the utopia from the party of the people?
commented 2016-03-15 01:37:37 -0400
commented 2016-03-14 23:39:44 -0400
I don’t live in Alberta anymore, very glad to be living in Saskatchewan TYVM! Count me as a big fan Sheila, but I do have one production suggestion. The lighting/background you’re using in this makes you look jaundiced. A bit too much yellow, which kinda hurts the contrast also. Good job, I really like that there’s a consistent Rebel presence in Edmonton to show the world what the other media sites ignore.
commented 2016-03-14 23:12:02 -0400
Congratulations you Alberta People; that rally is your first winning battle in the war against the NDP. In the 90’s it took us in BC 2 years to realize our Provincial economy was dying because of NDP policies.
commented 2016-03-14 22:00:57 -0400
Surprise, surprise. Away on vaca last week with limited internet. Go to google news that seems to favour the big 3. Not a sniff of coverage on these brave people showing notley ( no capital deserved ) what a train wreck she and her band of imported communists really are. Great reporting Sheila ( capital deserved ).
commented 2016-03-14 22:00:48 -0400
How do you LIE? You state over and over again that the NDP is responsible for increasing the rate of suicide in the province.
commented 2016-03-14 21:41:11 -0400
Charles….so true, I think the same way, the young generation so out of touch with reality & extremely low informed on political matters & yet they end up being part of the elections & getting someone like Trudeau or Obama elected & changing our countries forever
commented 2016-03-14 21:35:29 -0400
Wow makes me so proud to be an Albertan seeing so many like minded people protest the NDP like this. You guys are amazing, and to those NDPers if you would go so far make a sign that “the rebel sucks”. Maybe you should watch a video or two and bring a logical debate to the table.
For the record you may create money from interest on debt but the more debt created devalues the money. So if I lent you money with the expectation you would pay me back with interest I would be asigning a value to a resource that being your labour. If you don’t labour in some way to pay of the interest then the so called money it created doesn’t really exist. If everyone boughs and nobody works then the money isn’t worth anything, because we are assigning value to a resource that doesn’t exist.
commented 2016-03-14 21:32:41 -0400
Those are two of the REBELS trolls you interviewed trying figure which is witch.
They think you just print money—-it’s a wonderful life living on printed money.
commented 2016-03-14 21:29:32 -0400
“We all know money is created from debt” well no, I don’t know that you moron. I know I heard that same phrase before & I’m thinking either Notley or Trudeau said it. Please someone give me an answer.
Oh, btw Sheila, “you lie & you twist things, but I can’t think of any specifics right now”. How convenient you lefty moron. They can never give you facts but it must be true because my leftie friend down the road told me she lies so that’s good enough for me, although he couldn’t tell me what she lies about either. Remember how many people hated Harper but they could never tell you why, only that someone else hated him too. Typical wishy washy sheeple lefties
commented 2016-03-14 20:54:18 -0400
The two losers that you interviewed were a joke. There isn’t one Liberial or NDP puke that I will even have a discussion with now. They are all retarded. Well at least we can say with out a doubt, that all the NDPiggers out there are so out of touch with reality that I think the NDPiggers should up the schooling budget and fire all the teachers that are teaching and start to bring in new ones. That young man that was in the video showed how out of touch the young generation is…
commented 2016-03-14 20:43:41 -0400
Can’t wait for 2019. And watch those two migrants you met, move back out of here
commented 2016-03-14 20:14:21 -0400
Strikes me kinda odd how those who are the least informed are the biggest know-it-alls!
But there was some “hope” here – only about 20 NDPiggers supporters – the rest – well observe

Sheila keep it up! – we gotta find out what you’re “lying” about LMAO!
commented 2016-03-14 19:58:03 -0400
effing NDP nut-cases…
commented 2016-03-14 19:57:12 -0400
When the Alberta government starts missing payrolls because their tax base has halved its size, then the lefties may wake up.

Until then, drive Alberta into bankruptcy – it’s the only road to permanent change – and upon this time, feel free to hang Notley from a lamp post and club her with a large bat.