April 11, 2016

What’s REALLY behind Notley Environment Minister’s anti-LEAP Manifesto tweet?

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips says she doesn’t like how the federal NDP delegates came to Edmonton and voted to support the LEAP Manifesto at the NDP national convention over the weekend.

“The NDP recognizes and supports the Leap Manifesto as a high-level statement of principles that speaks to the aspirations, history, and values of the party.”

The Manifesto goes on to renounce fossil fuels, mining and the comfortable, modern way of life afforded to us by these industries. Minister Phillips tweeted out, “this business of waltzing into Alberta and expecting to have this conversation with no engagement with us is, in a word, ridiculous.”

Huh. Go figure. There are some farmers I’d like Ms. Phillips to meet. Having spent a lot of time with farmers and ranchers talking about Bill 6, I know they share the same sentiment as she does about consultation and engagement on high level issues.

I don’t believe Phillips for a second when she says she doesn't like the LEAP Manifesto. She’s made a career out of demonizing Alberta oil and gas. She even received the endorsement of Avi Lewis, one of the authors of the LEAP Manifesto. You don’t get endorsed by Avi Lewis because you have a pragmatic approach to oil and gas development. You get an endorsement from Lewis for being an anti-oil radical.

The Alberta NDP don’t like the LEAP Manifesto but not because they don’t like what’s in it. They don’t like LEAP because it shines the light on their anti-oil, anti-Alberta agenda.

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commented 2016-04-13 12:58:51 -0400
Not a problem. The NDP has decided to consign themselves to the dustbin of history. Another crazy idea blown apart by reality.

The Alberta NDP is opposed to LEAP and is insulted by the lack of engagement. It’s too bad that the federal NDP leadership thinks so poorly of members in Alberta, and elsewhere in Western Canada. I guess Notley will have to tie herself to the CPC for support…on some bizarre planet where that sort of thing is possible. Notley will probably seek the leadership of the federal NDP soon enough. It’s either her or Avi Lewis – strange, but by comparison, Notley is the sensible one.
commented 2016-04-12 21:07:52 -0400
Quantum leap mechanics
commented 2016-04-12 12:23:20 -0400
Yeah blah, blah, blah. I don’t trust a one of these slimy trough-pig socialists as far as I can throw them and certainly not anything they say…
commented 2016-04-12 09:20:24 -0400
J——I am in your “fan” club , when the shit hits the fan “club”
I caught your act at yuk yuks last night, the only people there were the Notehole gang ,——they laffed real LOUD at your anti ALBERTANS jokes !!!

The ab dippers are but a FOIL for fed lib treachery!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was quoting Jack Van Lielt from another page,—-pretending to care ,but on track.
Treacherous treachery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
commented 2016-04-12 08:23:10 -0400
It defies the laws of relativity, space-time, and common sense – but the Alberta NDP has just proved that it is entirely possible for an entity to paint itself into multiple corners at the same time.

I think this is what they mean by quantum mechanics, where extremely small particles – in this case grey matter – react in ways that are completely inexplicable.
commented 2016-04-12 03:53:11 -0400
I love the irony of the NDP having their leadership convention in Redmonton and “Leaping” into the future while undercutting Notley’s equivocation on “Hey, not all pipelines are bad, eh?”…So the truth comes dribbling out in dribs and drabs… There are enough crazies in the federal NDP that would have you believe that windfarms and solar panels will save humanity, but somehow that insanity will not prevail in Alberta in spite of already thousands of lost jobs?… Hello?… Hello?.. Is there any elevator that goes to the top floor in any NDippers fervid mind?…
commented 2016-04-12 00:11:54 -0400
Shannon is getting triple chins. Pigs at the trough!
commented 2016-04-12 00:06:37 -0400
They rejected the Fed Dipper Manifest destiny because it’s a one way ticket to the political bone yard – Fed Dip agendas affect the electorate’s impression of the provincial wing – Notley knows this anti-progress, anti-development left turn is poison for her electoral fortunes.
commented 2016-04-12 00:04:27 -0400
I just love these people who presume to speak for all Canadians. sure none of us want jobs, it’s not like we have bills to pay. everybody is about to run out and by a tesla too, especially with super-inflated hydro rates, that’s gotta be the way to go. and why watch a beautiful sunset when you can stare a windmill while it remains motionless and know you are paying for it anyways. hell, why have any future at all. I am sure glad these brainiacs have it all figured out.
commented 2016-04-11 23:23:59 -0400
Jay Kelly

Are you playing dumb or just stupid? I am serious and I think you are either a smart troll or an idiot. Which one are you Jay?
commented 2016-04-11 23:05:46 -0400
Talk, talk, talk. It is true, NDP SUCKS, that there is a lot of talk on here.

May I ask my question again?

Do you think we can help build up The Rebel? many of the issues raised here are completely ignored by the mainstream media, but need to be discussed.
commented 2016-04-11 22:37:09 -0400
Jay Kelly

You remind me a lot of a guy I knew just before I retired. He had about 40 years service and there were several groups that conducted a conference call once a month. This individual always had time on the agenda to speak about certain items. This guy would talk, talk and talk some more before he wrapped up and summed up his comments. After every conference call I would approach my boss and say the same thing to him every time. “This guy talks a lot but he doesn’t say anything.” Jay Kelly, you remind me a lot of this guy.
commented 2016-04-11 22:02:19 -0400
Thank you again, Lloyd, you make up the bulk of my fan club.

Do you think we can help build up The Rebel? many of the issues raised here are completely ignored by the mainstream media, but need to be discussed.
commented 2016-04-11 21:50:46 -0400
J—- you are one funny clever comedian, are you at yuk yuk’s to nite
commented 2016-04-11 21:39:36 -0400
Bill Smith, I do not know if you intended it this way, but one of your lines struck me as very relevant: “she (Notley) astonishingly won the AB election and is (), likely the second most pro-oil and pipeline premiere.”

Kathleen Wynne in Ontario is the most pro-pipeline premier today. Why? Because her province has the most to gain. Without producing the oil, and without the risks of spills at either end, and with by far the longest span of pipeline, Ontario would gain by far the most jobs.

Rachel Notley is “the second-most pro-oil and pipeline premier”. Why? Obviously her province is producing the stuff and wants to build the lines to carry it away to market.

The NDP fashions itself as “the working man’s party”, and the Liberals are the pragmatists. These two women are bringing the two together. Forget ideology; if it creates jobs in my province I am for it.
commented 2016-04-11 21:00:05 -0400
Talk is cheap & why she would tweet what she did is anybody’s guess. The gov’t revenues are way down not only because of oil prices but also all of Notley’s bad policies & maybe just maybe panic might be setting in.
commented 2016-04-11 20:25:06 -0400
Of course what NDP does and what NDP says are completely different… but, look at the evidence. Opposition NDP are adamantly against oil and pipelines. Then transition NDP.. for example, former BC NDP leader Dix… While campaigning he was against oil and pipelines… but, a few days before the election, all polls had him as the certain winner… so he became pro-oil and pipeline… but, surprise surprise, he lost the election and went back to hating oil and pipelines… then notley… she astonishingly won the AB election and is (in words only), likely the second most pro-oil and pipeline premiere.
NDP obviously proliferate on the disenfranchised, so whilst in opposition, it’s in their best interest to make the economy and societal discourse worse… and when elected, do a flip-flop. This anecdotal observation should be proof enough to summarize that oil and pipelines are good for the economy and have absolutely no catastrophic on the environment… strictly a political football.
commented 2016-04-11 20:14:36 -0400
Ken Hanson says; “You can tell the environment minister is a loon just by looking at her pic.” We have to be careful about commenting on women’s appearance; remember that Sheila Gunn Reid got into a lot of hot water because of her “frumpy” look.
commented 2016-04-11 19:55:01 -0400
I can’t wait for the day that smile is wiped off that two faced little bitch Shanny Phillips. Your day is coming Shanny and it will bite you right in the ass.
commented 2016-04-11 19:08:07 -0400
I wonder if she suddenly woke up and realized how many environmental science graduates work in the resource industries. There are 26 post secondary environmental programs and faculties and these kids graduate and where do they get jobs ? Not any of the envirofascist groups. There you only need to chain yourself to a facility or equipment, get your picture in the paper and you’re automatically the President of Greenpeace or some other jerk water group. The graduates go to work in oil and gas, mining, forestry , and agriculture. The private sector has more enviro grads than all the levels of government combined. But if you listen to the green twits you’d hear that resource companies have no one as caring about the environment as them.
Where Philips stands I’m still not sure but I do know she has less academic cred than the 30 Enviro Science grads I worked with at a large Canadian oil company for six years. She wouldn’t be qualified to work there and that’s a fact.
commented 2016-04-11 19:00:47 -0400
Ken Hanson, she doesn’t have an elevator in her brain, just a basement!!!
commented 2016-04-11 18:57:01 -0400
Mizz Philips is a smiling buggy bright eyed vacouse dangerous creature
commented 2016-04-11 18:51:36 -0400
there seems to be a disconnect between nothead’s words and actions
commented 2016-04-11 18:10:15 -0400
Again apologies for a repeat post, which was first posted to Mr. Wolfe’s Blog, which blog I recommend reading.

However, as Ms. Gunn-Reid states, “I don’t believe Phillips for a second when she says she doesn’t like the LEAP Manifesto.” Her and the Non-Democratic Party actions of the past 10-11 months belie their hollow words. However, to give Ms. Philips credit, she is not invisible like the energy minister.

My previous post:

Because Ms. Notley made a rhetorical speech at the Federal convention nominally supporting the oil industry and pipelines, we are supposed to think she is in favour of them. These were just cheap words. She and her invisible energy minister have had 10.5 months where they could have taken action to prove this support. Instead, the energy minister hid under a bed; and the Notley regime acted to destroy the economy: oil, gas, agriculture, coal, forestry. On top of it, her boss is Brian Topp, who spoke along the terms of the Great Leap Backward when he came second to Mulcair. Sorry Ms. Notley, your speech was just coal smoke in the wind and I don’t believe you for a nanosecond.
commented 2016-04-11 17:51:57 -0400
You can tell the environment minister is a loon just by looking at her pic. That elevator doesn’t stop on any of the important floors…
commented 2016-04-11 17:39:06 -0400
Sheila – keep on them like an angry hound dog!
Keep it up.