June 22, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ezra Levant coming to Fort McMurray to host emergency public meeting on NDP's anti-oil agenda

Amanda AchtmanRebel Blogger

MEDIA ADVISORY

June 22, 2015

Pro-oilsands author and journalist Ezra Levant is coming to Fort McMurray to host an emergency public meeting about the threat Alberta’s NDP government poses to the oil industry. This town hall style meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 25 at Miskanaw Ballroom at MacDonald Island Park.

Like recent town hall meetings in Calgary and Edmonton, this event is expected to fill up quickly, as seating is limited. Fort McMurrayites should visit www.AlbertaTownHall.ca to book their free ticket now.

“It’s not just Rachel Notley” said Levant, “I have not found a single NDP MLA who supports oil and gas, or who has even worked in the industry. Some senior members of Notley’s staff have actually been anti-oil lobbyists.”

Since the election Levant has broken several stories about the new government, including exposing the Toronto based anti-oil lobbyist who is now the chief of staff of Alberta’s energy ministry. 

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For more information, or to book an interview with Levant, contact Amanda Achtman at Amanda.Achtman@gmail.com or phone 416-500-2582.

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commented 2015-06-26 07:58:32 -0400
Token, thanks for pointing out the location of this site.
Let’s be frank. Ezra has acted as a paid lobbyist for the tobacco, oil and gas industries, and he continues to aggressively promote their interests through this site, through his books, and now through these rallies. That’s not journalism.
commented 2015-06-24 21:39:40 -0400
Terry, how is anything being mischaracterized? Who do you think would pay for such an event? Like I said, where’s your insistance on who pays for left wing events? I don’t really think Ezra’s an unregistered lobbyist pretending to be a journalist, I think he’s a former publisher trying to be a journalist, and he probably thinks of himself as the same. I kinda wish he was a lobbyist, that would imply he maybe has a chance of influencing government. I’m assuming oil companies and possibly the Wild Rose party have some connection to these events. It’s what I would do if I was there, and one of those groups. Just what is your point? Who cares? This is kinda surreal, think of the arguments we’ve had regarding the “mischaracterization” of the CBC’s bias. Please refer to my previous comment involving Winnebagos.
commented 2015-06-24 16:11:41 -0400
A Token: to summarize your statements, you don’t care that the events are being mis-characterized, and you don’t care who’s paying for them, and you don’t care that Ezra’s an unregistered lobbyist pretending to be a journalist. Thanks for making your views clear.
So – do you have any idea about whether or not political parties or oil companies sponsoring these anti-government political rallies?
commented 2015-06-24 16:08:14 -0400
Bill: you’ve made it clear you don’t care who’s funding these meetings. No problem. I do.
And no. I’m not involved in any public sector unions. I worked briefly for the feds 1990-93 (long enough to figure out that I wasn’t cut out for the public service), and I was a PSAC member in that period, like every other civil servant.
commented 2015-06-24 11:39:32 -0400
Terry, you say: “These being pitched as “emergency town hall meetings”; they are, in fact, a series of political rallies , organized by a lobbyist. They’re being held in pretty posh venues, and no admission is charged. The question of who’s paying for an alleged “journalist” to organize these meetings and shill for oil and against the NDP matters quite a bit.” Well, firstly, what does it matter what it’s labelled as? I’ve seen many such urgent labels put on various rallies for various left wing causes (climate crisis!, etc.). So what? Then, as far as I know Ezra’s not a registered lobbyist. Not saying he doesn’t “lobby”, but not officially. Finally, you say it matters quite a bit. Why? To whom? I don’t care who’s paying for it. I doubt those oilpatch workers who are now unemployed care very much either, as he’s going to be talking about something they are very concerned about. So, what does it matter? What’s at stake? Why aren’t you so concerned about who pays for all the protests etc. the tree huggers are involved in? Think about it: if some secret group is paying for Ezra’s meetings, who do you think it is? The most obvious and logical answer would be someone involved in the Canadian oilpatch. You remember those guys, don’t you? Actual Canadians, working in Canada for Canada? Now, where’s your continued and annoying insistance on learning whose paying for the anti-oil meetings, rallies, mobs, vandals, etc.? I don’t remember your voice chiming in so insistantly on those questions. Who’s paying for those things? Well, I submit the most obvious and logical answer would be the Saudis et al. Funny how you want to demonize our Canadian industry but have no problems with foreign concerns influencing our government. You know Terry, I don’t get why you don’t get in your Winnebago and just follow Ezra around, chanting anti-Ezra obscenities into a megaphone every time he shows his face. Then we’d all get to see the real you for a change instead of this watered down version we all know and love on this site.
commented 2015-06-24 10:49:20 -0400
Terry… can you at least give an opinion on the topic, useless anti-oil terrorist… oops lobbyist the NDP are hiring with my money to fill key government positions?? I know where the NDP is getting money and they will be raping us for more. Death by a thousand cuts, that’s the NDP way!! Also are you a involved in any public sector unions? That would explain your position to skirt the topic even though you have an answer for your question.
commented 2015-06-24 08:27:04 -0400
For the record, the local Timmies is located at the corner of Hwy. 63 and Hardin Street. Be sure to pick up a double-double to keep yourself awake while you listen to this Rebel Without a Clue.
commented 2015-06-24 07:06:04 -0400
Tatiana; I’m sure your generosity was much appreciated. Ezra has always been a terrific at extracting money from loyal followers. I remember him urging everyone to go out and buy multiple copies of the Western Standard as a “statement of solidarity”. Hilarious, but great marketing.
I’m afraid, though, you didn’t answer my question.
Are political parties or oil companies sponsoring these anti-government political rallies?
commented 2015-06-24 07:02:39 -0400
Bill: thanks, I’m aware that the Rebel funds (almost) its operations on the basis of individual contributions and cheap onscreen click advertising.
You ducked my question, which of course, you’re in no position to answer. So I’ll ask again, in the unlikely event that someone from the Rebel actually understands the concept of integrity.
Are political parties or oil companies sponsoring these anti-government political rallies?
commented 2015-06-24 00:16:43 -0400
Those in attendance pay for the events. The hat was passed around and I donated $100.
commented 2015-06-24 00:15:42 -0400
Terry… TheReble.Media is sponsored by people like myself with monthly donations.
Funny how the media party does “Investigative Reporting” but never exposes issues that TheRebel finds.
So now you know where the money comes from you can stick to the topic on hand… The NDP are bringing in anti-oil lobbyist to run the top province in Canada. These are not the people you want in charge of a $44 Billion business.
Why don’t you pull out your wallet and send some money to TheRebel so you don’t have to ask that “dodge the real issue question” again.
commented 2015-06-23 21:38:52 -0400
“Does it matter who pays for the meetings?”
Yes, it does. These being pitched as “emergency town hall meetings”; they are, in fact, a series of political rallies , organized by a lobbyist. They’re being held in pretty posh venues, and no admission is charged. The question of who’s paying for an alleged “journalist” to organize these meetings and shill for oil and against the NDP matters quite a bit.
commented 2015-06-23 19:37:10 -0400
Does it matter who pays for the meetings? Unless Ezra (or any other commentary) was inconsistent in their delivery, or soften their views without disclosure, then I would ask, who or what influence played such a role. Thus my question Terry Rudden, has Ezra been inconsistent in his delivery? I think you would agree…not….
commented 2015-06-23 15:05:59 -0400
Let me be clearer.
I understand that these anti-government rallies are excellent advertising and promotion for Rebel Media, and that’s how they’re being framed. However, simple honesty requires that if these events are being paid for by political parties, or by Ezra’s beloved oil industry, that fact should be acknowledged,
So Ezra: who is paying for these meetings?
commented 2015-06-23 12:36:55 -0400
Ezra – Grande Prairie should be next on your list, right after Fort McMurray. The public needs to know how bad this NDP government is going to be, with these Marxist nuts in charge. Total inexperience in all portfolios, and due to no experience, we will be paying to have the babies hands held, by those who are out to destroy AB and Canada. I hope those that voted for these dumbasses are happy.
commented 2015-06-23 10:35:50 -0400
Who actually pays for these meeting?