September 28, 2016

WATCH Trudeau’s “Laurentian elite” response to Kenney’s Alberta job loss concern

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

I have to show you this video from the House of Commons. It’s video the mainstream media won’t show you. They won’t even talk about it.  

Western Feedlots, one of Canada’s largest cattle feeder operations, announced that it’s closing up shop after 60 years. The company CEO laid the blame with the NDP and their job killing carbon tax.

Jason Kenney, MP for Calgary-Midnapore, raised the issue in the House of Commons as proof positive that the federal government shouldn’t proceed with a nationwide price on carbon of their own.

Watch my video to see the response from Prime Minister Trudeau and the rest of the Liberal caucus. You won’t believe it.

Maybe Trudeau would care about people in Alberta losing their jobs if they were Ontario autoworkers. He’d create a special program just for them.

But we are talking about Alberta farm workers. They don’t count to Laurentian elites.

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commented 2016-10-03 18:12:52 -0400
OK, we’ve heard Justin Trudeau say time and time again in the media that " he deeply regrets Alberta job losses and his heart goes out to affected families". Yes, he has said it, literally thousands of times. However, what he really wants his legacy to be, is making the hard decisions to save the planet from the devastating effects of climate change. Yes, there will be growing pains as Canada transitions to a green economy, but that’s what it will take to save us all. (p.s. Yes, Justin may have been fairly curt with this particular MP, but perhaps the MP has antagonized the prime minister daily to illicit such a reaction, and Justin is simply fed up with him personally. We don’t know the whole context just from this short clip.)
commented 2016-10-02 00:55:40 -0400
Nothing but the separation of manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon…
And if the greenies in BC ever wake up they could join with the Western alliance…
We are watching in high-speed and in high definition the absolute destruction of our country that we the ancestors of the settlers and pioneers the carved this great nation out of the wilderness.
We have not ever nor will we ever receive fair treatment as long as we are only considered to have colony status in “club Canada.”and we continue to make transfer payments which keeps us in a secondary role to our membership in the “club Canada.”
commented 2016-10-02 00:37:01 -0400
This blatant display from this bunch of arrogant, brainless, smug, pathetic excuse for ministers tells it all, they couldn’t care less for Albertans. Selfie PM can’t respond logically so he makes an ass of himself, then gives us a glance of the smug on his face, while his goons in the back laugh & clap. this is truly dispicable…..PHOOEY!!!!!!!
commented 2016-10-01 23:17:55 -0400
Anita virginillo said;
“Plant based alternatives are the number 1 food trend and sales are expected to be $5.2 Billion by 2010. These are the reasons for the closure — the world is finally getting and I for one, could not be happier. Goodbye to a nasty industry!! Everyone should watch Conspiracy on Netflix, it paints the picture.”

You really don’t have a clue do you…!!!
Another personal opinion on how the world should be run through the eyes of a wanabee dictator.
You just don’t see it do you…!!! You are no better than the assholes who are choking out our freedoms and driving away our industry. if you want to eat plants and bugs and bird droppings and anything else that you can scrape under the dirt off the surface or pull from a branch that is your right to do so but it is not your right to inflict your lifestyle with force if necessary on me or anyone else..
commented 2016-10-01 16:44:19 -0400
Anita Virginillo … you millennials will surely miss beef…but then you will have an unchanged earth with just as much carbon as before and a humourless, ignorant and dull life…great trade off eh? Don’t you know that your brains are not fully developed until you are 25? That is why the voting age should be raised.
commented 2016-10-01 16:38:36 -0400
Angie Martin…Justin was just trying to get rid of Queen Elizabeth’s HAIRS…but his blow was too weak…loved that! His limp wrist is getting in the way.
commented 2016-10-01 16:33:51 -0400
It’s time Trudeau and his band of fellow Marie Antoinettes
lost THEIR jobs…shall we do it this election?…Pierre may not be his actual father, but having raised him, so we are told, the baby has learned to be as heartless and void of responsibility as Pierre…such a vain pinhead. Hey Wikileaks…give us some help here, eh? And how about moving Canada’s capital to Saskatoon?
commented 2016-10-01 08:28:17 -0400
Okee dokee.

Bit of a conspiracy theory/stretch here but…


I used to own a fair sized ranch with some pretty good hunting, so good, that a larger western Canadian city’s police force had a hunting cabin on it, and did we get some wild stories from them, one of which was that on the few occasions that Pierre and Margret Trudeau visited, those cops providing security learned that Pierre was really gay, and all Margret’s kids were actually from various men on their security detail.

Maybe true, maybe not, but those of us old enough back then do remember the “rumors” of Margret’s infidelity, and even of some kind of affair with Mick Jagger.

So far, big whup but…

A couple days ago I was having a beer with some friends, and one of the group, a lawyer, brought up that every time the Stones perform in Canada, they do a free concert, and he asked us if we knew why.

Seems, back in the T.M. days, when the Stones were performing in some eastern Canadian city, the police raided an after concert party, finding not only that the place was absolutely loaded with drugs, but that Margret was “Gettin’ it on” with some of the band, maybe Mick, (Which might be the source of the source of said rumors) maybe with more.

And in the end the deal worked out was the Stones had to perform a free concert, in perpetuity, whenever in Canada, which has now become sort of a “tradition.”

Now, if such about Margret’s infidelity, and Pierre’s closet lifestyle are true?

Then Justin actually IS, a bastard son of a bitch.
commented 2016-10-01 03:32:22 -0400
Truly sounds like his father. If we don’t stand up soon it will only get worse. With the NDP in Alberta and BC kowtowing to Ottawa,the way our kids in schools and Universities are being indoctrinated by the progressives and now our shrinking , still thinking, older group of voters is going to be pushed out.
Sorry to say this but my feeling is that the progressive policies are a long term planned generational process and all they are doing is to wait until older people that still know how to think for themselves and have the wherewithal to do the best for everyone will be dead.! Just look at the last election :
A vote for a hair do.
commented 2016-09-30 21:21:22 -0400
That’s what you get when you elect a jerk-off with a face that begs to be smacked as your PM. And the sheep baa…
commented 2016-09-30 18:54:19 -0400
Got to love this dictator and all the trained monkeys at the zoo.I’m surprised he got his head threw the door when he finished.
Hydro and water rates will kill the auto industry Nic not the TTP unless the Libs approve it.
commented 2016-09-30 18:27:23 -0400
I hope voters will remember all those who cheered this arrogant, ignorant reply.
commented 2016-09-30 18:14:14 -0400
There were a few Liberals who did not cheer it on. Especially the men just beside him, they looked rather embarrassed, as they should be.
commented 2016-09-30 18:08:11 -0400
That was very, very sad. What a divisive pronouncement. And he says it with total arrogance!
commented 2016-09-30 17:28:43 -0400
Small French fries has now gone beyond the pail
commented 2016-09-30 17:28:04 -0400
Until he resigned Kenney, was still representing his Alberta constituents. Disgusting smart-assed dismissive comment by a Punk posing as a comedian; not a PM.
commented 2016-09-30 14:40:53 -0400
Michelle, all that proves is that you can cut and paste an untitled article by an un named author from an unidentified source. It proves nothing. The only way to prove the context is to view the footage from the House Of Commons in its entirety. Until you do that you can not legitimately make accusations about context or lack thereof.
You have clearly never perused if you think Sheila’s clip has been manipulated. But hey, if you want to dispute what is right in front of your face that’s fine with me, just don’t slander the Rebel with a totally unsubstantiated claim and expect to get away with it uncountered.

Regarding Westerns reasons for shutting down operations, they clearly state in the cover page Sheila has a screen shot of, that aside from market factors, Western states, " the poor political and economic climate in Alberta are also contributing factors in this decision."
Notely’s carbon tax is but another hit business must take. It cannot be conveniently excluded from the umbrella of provincial restrictions Notely has burdened business owners with. To pretend that because a list of Notely’s restrictions was not written out and itemized by Western so as to include the words ‘carbon tax’ for you, does not preclude it from being a part of the reason. The carbon tax puts a burden on producers in Alberta, and is a factor in many closing up shop. That is indisputable.
commented 2016-09-30 01:04:45 -0400
I guess he figures they can all become web developers – or something…
commented 2016-09-29 21:53:04 -0400
Trudeau just doesn’t give up until he gets his man, does he?!!!
Prince George In ‘Stable Condition’ In Hospital After ‘Accidental Collision’ With Justin Trudeau’s Elbow:
commented 2016-09-29 21:22:00 -0400
Just a note regarding the dig at the auto workers …

Yup – we all know Trudeau moved some auto worker money around that was already designated for the auto workers – so that it could be used to help the process along so the Union and GM could come to a faster and better resolution without a strike and possible closure of plants. And you disagree with that? Well … first off … it’s the very least the government could do for an industry that they are killing off with the damn free trade agreement and now Harper’s parting gift to us with the industry and job killing TPP. Secondly, if the government didn’t step in to help out – GM had plans to close shop within 4 years of all plants. Why is that not discussed ever?? It’s not secret what they were planning for Oshawa, and the same would have taken place in St. Catharines within 4-8 years.

So before you go off and spout more rhetoric to support your disdain for help auto workers received – get your facts. Over 6,000 between 3 locations stood to loose jobs over a phase out and transfer of work to “cheaper” (ie Mexico) labor force. I am sorry for the 85 workers in Alberta, and sorry for the loss of another company – but don’t compare one to another – it’s apples and oranges. Learn more about it before spouting off.

Thank you.
commented 2016-09-29 18:37:52 -0400
Well, I did check, and contrary to what this bias website would have you believe, Trudeau’s comments were taken completely out of context like I suspected. This is what I found on the subject, and it was reported in the mainstream media, just in a completely different context which has the ring of truth, unlike this site. Here is what was written about the subject:

“Longtime Conservative MP and former Harper cabinet minister Jason Kenney may have spent his last week as an MP in Ottawa but his heart — and political focus — were apparently already in Alberta, where he’s staging a bid for the leadership of the Conservative party in an effort to “unite the right” in the province.

Kenney spent his final week as a federal MP raising issues of particular importance to Alberta voters so frequently and with such evident passion that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a crack about it during question period.

Monday through Thursday, Kenney mentioned Alberta every day in the House of Commons — in a member’s statement, a question — or both, in a way that sounded less like the usual righteous indignation of a federal MP and more like the righteous indignation of a man already running against Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley."

There’s your context.
commented 2016-09-29 18:14:52 -0400
Farmers, ranchers and oil & gas industry leaders don’t wait for carbon crap, business taxes, minimum wages to be implemented. It’s called having vision based on experience and wisdom. They have a pretty darn good handle on how their operations are running as well as the impact government policy will affect their future operations.
Western has been operating for how many years ?
How many employees will this affect?
Did they take this decision lightly?
Western Feedlots did not close up shop upon the announcement either. They announced they will be shutting operations down. And they were very clear as to why.

“Plant based alternatives expecting to make up 5.2B in world sales by 2010?” Anita, you should proof read your cut and pastes before posting.

Iherent cruelty in agriculture? You must be referring to the method used in the butchering of thousands of sheep as a celebration of sacrifice by the muslims?

There have always been alternative plant options available at the local grocer. Beens, peas, lettuce, potatoes, canola, sprouts, corn, cabbage, carrots……. etc. etc. etc. which make up a far greater sales figure than 5.2 B.
Sorry but you haven’t changed my perspective. In fact, I think I’m more convinced that Carbon Tax is NEP Version 2.
commented 2016-09-29 14:10:51 -0400
What a myopic view to think that the NDP govt or the carbon tax (which hasn’t even been implemented yet) are the reasons behind the closure of Western Feedlots. There is less demand globally for beef because people are finally waking and realizing that beef is the number 1 contributor to GHG emissions. Emitting more GHGs than all modes of transportation combined, including all cars, ships, trains & airplanes. It is the leading cause of ocean acidification, deforestation & and land degradation. The water used for beef production makes the water used in fracking look like a drop in the bucket. Furthermore people are becoming more educated consumers, especially when it comes to food. Beef consumption is one of the leading causes of stroke, heart disease, cancer and obesity. Not to mention the inherent cruelty in animal agriculture. There are now numerous plant based alternatives available in most grocery stores. Plant based alternatives are the number 1 food trend and sales are expected to be $5.2 Billion by 2010. These are the reasons for the closure — the world is finally getting and I for one, could not be happier. Goodbye to a nasty industry!! Everyone should watch Conspiracy on Netflix, it paints the picture.
commented 2016-09-29 13:17:55 -0400
MICHAEL MCCABE calling Trudeau a tool is wrong. Tools are useful, and you do a disservice to those of us that use tools.
commented 2016-09-29 12:54:13 -0400
Arrogant prick – just like his father
commented 2016-09-29 11:53:41 -0400
I can’t wait until we get a chance to secede and cut this cancer off! The east needs to be cut off from our oil, from our beef and pork, and from our money they receive in equilization payments. The west can EASILY stand on its own, especially after we end equilization payments to the leeches in the east.
commented 2016-09-29 11:36:09 -0400
@ Darren Weed…. Darren, maybe you should lay off the weed. Maybe you and Shannon Hollister should tie the knot, a match made in heaven. Did the two of you ever wonder why humans are born with the type of teeth they have? Lisa Rosie is right, good thing Shannon doesn’t vote. You brainiacs can go vegan if you wish, but before you try and spew the bullshit brush up on some facts. Shannon, you are so concerned about the air I surmise that you’re all for big reductions of CO2 in the atmosphere. What will you do when your plants stop growing? My guess is that neither one of you has ever set foot on a cattle farm.

commented 2016-09-29 11:27:22 -0400
Trudeau stokes the fires of separation. He’s about as smart as a little potato and the biggest anti-Canadian Tool in the Liberal Tool chest.
commented 2016-09-29 10:49:57 -0400
Shannon: First off,Thank You for not voting. 2nd, Hundreds of years ago when the Bison where roaming free by the Millions on the Prairies , where was global warming and major air pollution? By your logic with that amount of Bison farts we should all be dead already.
commented 2016-09-29 10:47:46 -0400
I’ll bet you think man buns are cute. They’re good enough for Leo D’Caprio, right?
People fart and poop way more than cows do. Don’t you think you guys should think about some personal responsibility here? You could do some good and all of us a favour.
Shannon, I don’t think I am alone here when I express how grateful I am that you do not vote.
Take an iron supplement, and have a little extra hemp seed protein in your granola this morning with your rice milk.
Welcome to the Rebel, we will blow your mind.