October 13, 2016

Will Notley’s carbon tax reduce emissions? FOI docs show they have “no idea”

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

A new freedom of information request has revealed something shocking about the Alberta government’s new carbon tax.

We filed a request looking for any studies the government had undertaken to demonstrate that their carbon tax and climate leadership plan would actually reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We wanted to know if Rachel Notley’s government, a government that likes to claim they are the defenders of fact based decision making, had actually based their decision to tax all life in Alberta on actual demonstrable facts.

On November 25, 2015, we asked the government to "Provide copies of any studies or analysis done on the impact on greenhouse gas emissions of Alberta's new climate change plan (released November 22, 2015)."

The government’s response to us, now 11 months later, is that “a search of Alberta Environment record holdings has not identified any records relating to the subject of your request.”

Not a single document. Not a single study, or analysis. Nothing.

The government, so busy selling this wealth transfer and massive tax hike on being alive in Alberta, has no clue whether their tax hike designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will actually do a single thing to bring them down. They didn't even bother to do a study.

But there’s a good reason for that. The NDP couldn't do a scientific study, the results would be laughable. They know the answer would be ridiculous, too ridiculous to even ask about.

If the NDP don't do these studies then studies can't go wrong, they can't be FOI’d and they can't be leaked. It's the only strategy the NDP have left now that we've been holding them to account.

Which says as much about The Rebel as it does about the NDP. It means we have been effective at holding these destroyers to account.

But it's also an admission by the NDP that they know the facts aren't on their side.

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commented 2016-10-15 12:31:42 -0400
ROBERT HEWGILL commented 1 day ago
The whole climate change thing is a scam, and the carbon tax is scam based on the climate change scam. Kill all the left scum

I hear ya buddy.
Everytime I start thinking like that about solutions I am reminded that is how totalitarian dictatorships get started…which is immediately followed by an exasperated, ‘So what is the answer then?’
The biggest problem, logistically, is The People! Too many People don’t know, don’t care, don’t want to know and wouldn’t care if they did. The Globalists have had several generations to indoctrinate the youth – how do you just counter that? The facts, logic, reason, common sense and moral absolutes have all been rejected by these robot-programmed drones in favour of moral relativism and their liberalism which is closer to Marxism.
The Globalists actually running things, and their minions, are a tiny handful of people. They only get away with it because we let them…So just say NO!
commented 2016-10-15 11:53:10 -0400
Why don’t you post a link to the pages which show climate impact studies of greenhouse gas emissions in Alberta, Cameron Rock?
The operative word is “impact” What IMPACT will Notley’s carbon tax have on emissions in Alberta, and consequently Climate change if any? Can they show that this tax has anything to do with any climate outcome? The answer is, there are no studies by the government which show this, because there are no studies done by the government. BECAUSE no consequence can be proven.

1/10 of 1% of GLOBAL emissions should not equate into a carbon tax. It is a revenue stream, a way to finance social restructuring or to put it more bluntly, bull shite.

Cameron Robock, are you just here to discredit the Rebel then? You have yet to add anything to any discussion. If you are being paid to troll you are being paid too much.
commented 2016-10-14 21:08:07 -0400
Learn to use google. Wow rebel news team to lazy to do that even. The documents are listed in the Alberta gov web pages for all to read. To busy not reporting facts rebel sham entertainment as news requires ethics.
commented 2016-10-14 10:16:22 -0400
We used to have a trickle down economy that benefited everyone. Now we have a “deluge up” economy which benefits only those in the income stratosphere , including all the governments. Socialist economies provide empty grocery store shelves, people living in cold houses wearing dirty clothes because they cannot afford to pay for utilities. Tax the rich has only benefitted the rich , the stupid public buying into the socialist rhetoric of unfairness and equality.. Get back at the rich by voting for politicians that secretely serve the interests of the rich. Probably the greatest scam and paradox ever created.
commented 2016-10-14 08:26:31 -0400
The N.D.P.party ie not at the top of politics,the sad thing is the voters for them (teachers— nurses—gov.so called workers).
commented 2016-10-14 01:32:44 -0400
Yeah when people have to burn garbage and wood and other things to stay warm , it actually produces way more carbon than other forms of heating our homes. Of course the NDP is just full of shit and does not care.
commented 2016-10-14 00:44:48 -0400
Of course there was no study done. Notley isn’t interested in getting the facts, her aim is to pile on more taxes to pursue her real agenda which is to destroy the Alberta oil industry.
Deb Duffy, I hope that the rally planned for Nov 5th is a huge success.
commented 2016-10-13 20:55:45 -0400
Surprise surprise surprise!!

Wikileaks revealed that the whole climate change/global warming/AGW is in fact the brain child of the corporate globalists cabal, to rape and pillage trillions of dollars from dumb fucks like us.

Idiology has absolutely nothing to do with it. It’s been a scam from day one of its inception. Now how dumb does that make all the greentards feel. LMAO!!!!!!!!!!
commented 2016-10-13 20:21:23 -0400
Let’s show Notley that we do not agree with her! Alberta wide rallies set for November 5 at noon. We need everyone to attend who has had enough of the NDP!
commented 2016-10-13 20:17:23 -0400
Man made climate change is a LIE! Period! However government chemtrails(look up all you dopes) chemical dumping in atmosphere designed to poison humanity and weather control is globalist objective! Not one environmental group or news org ever reports on it. Carbon tax just steelin more money for globalist genocidests. Have a good day sheeple!
commented 2016-10-13 20:17:11 -0400
The whole climate change thing is a scam, and the carbon tax is scam based on the climate change scam. Kill all the left scum
commented 2016-10-13 20:03:01 -0400
But our forests capture more co2 than we emit. Maybe leave that part out of any imaginary study
commented 2016-10-13 19:29:52 -0400
I WAS TALKING WITH FRIEND TODAY WHO JUST RETURNED FROM TOURING THREE PLANTS IN CHINA THAT PRODUCE E BIKES, HE SAID "I HAD TO WEAR A FACE MASK TO TOUR THE PLANTS IT’S TOO DANGEROUS WITHOUT ONE,
NEWS FLASH CHINA DOES NOT HAVE TO ABIND BY WORLD STANDARDS
commented 2016-10-13 18:26:49 -0400
Having the naive belief that an M.L.A., particularly a government one, should have access to information to provide constituents, I made a request of my M.L.A. Yes, the invisible energy minister, herself. I even received a reply, drafted by a junior staffer, with the invisible energy minister’s own signature. Of course the letter was just a bunch of platitudes without information or facts. E-mailed to me as an attachment by the same Jr. staffer, who pleasantly wished me a nice day.

So I responded to the pleasant Jr. staffer, because she was finally someone who recognized constituents exist in the Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley Riding, thanking her for the recognition and also wishing her the grandest of days. Then I asked if I could be provided with the baseline for scientific comparison that would be used regarding the effectiveness of the carbon tax and programs on health and environment. The nice young Jr. staffer said she would forward my request to Ms. Philips, who is not invisible to her credit, for response.

Woo Hoo I thought six months ago. But I know the Non-Democratic Party will provide me this scientific baseline…maybe 2020?
commented 2016-10-13 17:56:25 -0400
Just another NDP screw up. Same thing as the 15 dollar min wage, just was in my first automated macdonalds, probably three people working where a dozen or so prior were there. Everything they touch turns to shit, the carbon tax will be no exception.
commented 2016-10-13 17:33:15 -0400
I hope people are concerned that these vampires are sapping their livelihood for nothing but a fantasy that we can reverse the effects of end of the last Ice Age.
commented 2016-10-13 17:17:45 -0400
No carbon tax required here to reduce emissions in Alberta… The 30,000 people that aren’t working here anymore aren’t burning buying cleaning anything or turning on light switches for that matter….
They have no cash already..
commented 2016-10-13 17:08:51 -0400
SHEILA , there has been climate change , and it’s destroying Alberta—-political " climate change " , and we have to change it back
commented 2016-10-13 16:58:01 -0400
of course this will do nothing for the climate.
It’s a design issue.
This tax was not designed to reduces emissions
This tax was designed to reduce the cash in your wallet.
commented 2016-10-13 16:32:40 -0400
Governing by ideology……….and to hell with the people. Ideology is a product of vanity, greed, sloth and stupidity. It is prevalent in Ottawa, Toronto and Edmonton.