November 09, 2015

"By the end of 2015, I predict that 100,000 jobs will have been lost in Alberta"

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

According to the latest figures from Statistics Canada, unemployment in Alberta is up again -- and so is the number of people who have stopped looking for work.

The situation will get even worse when NDP Premier Rachel Notley announces more tax hikes while refused to cut even one unionized government job.

Watch me crunch the numbers to learn why I'm predicting that the number of Alberta jobless will hit 100,000 by the end of this year.

The NDP budget is a disaster. 50,000 are out of work. Investment is fleeing the province.
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commented 2015-11-10 18:12:44 -0500
Me thinks Treason charges are being neglected! Seems we have been sold out to every tyranny the UN can up with, gotta get the schools back we need education not indoctrination ( the norm for past 30yrs one piece at a time). The gallant ones died for what these corrupt political oligarchs spit on every day. Human rights traitors or all about human oppression period!
commented 2015-11-10 14:55:16 -0500
To parents whose kids still live at home. And say they wish more parents followed my actions. You know how you start. You start by restricting cable access to them. You say you wanna watch cable and have access to it on your tv that will be 49.99 a month for cable access also you restrict their internet access say the uncle package for cable and phone is 69.99 a month. Also if parents pay their kids cell phone bills you take it out of your name and make them have it in their name and pay. You say to them you wanna eat at this house. It’s 250.00 a month for groceries. You say the heating and electricity bills are this much a month. Give them a break down. You say to use the laundry room it’s 2.00 a load and time it Just because if they live at home doesn’t mean you can’t charge them like they are living on there own. And then if their mad say hey there is the door. It’s going tone a little more expensive to rent. But make them pay what it is to live on own. Charge them first and last months rent like anywhere. If they wanna plug in their cars this winter charge them more on bills People need to be taught the value of money and wrong jobs and life and if their late on payments to you. Say here is a written warning if done pay there is the eviction notice. Make them sign a rental agreement for living at home once adults. If they don’t like it say your free to live somewhere else. But these r the rules to live under my hard earned home and enjoy my belongings.
commented 2015-11-10 14:40:32 -0500
The problem is parents won’t that much. Because people won’t take a stance to see how the real world works. Society and governments want you to rely on them that’s what keeps the masses in check. Look at what has happened in our school systems. Kids can’t fail now. Teachers done wanna teach just collect a paycheque When was it ok that students can’t fail and pass even though majority can’t read or add past grade 7-8. And then they hit the real world and they complain and expect society to feel sorry for them. I say forget that. When we were kids we were failed it was driven in us to succeed. Our parents said you want to have things in life work for them. How may of our parents said your 18 get a job and support yourself. If going to school pay for rent work and go to school. That’s the conservative way. Unfortunately young generation want to smoke dope. Sit on Facebook. Hang with friends. Live of mommy and daddy and then maybe find work. Unfortunately people
Of alberta motley is not going to go away quietly she is throwing it in albertans faces and making us pay for our mistakes of voting her in. Look at what she did over the weekend giving hawks worth a job yet he was defeated twice Goes to show she is not for alberta. Yet albertans won’t take responsibility for their choice. We are all given a choice to chose and yes albertans chose wrong majority will say that now. But if albertans really want their province back they have to stand up and make their voice heard not just on media outlets but publicly. Unfortunately motley is an admirer of Guevara Well albertans if she wants a revolution then we have to revolt against government and give her a revolution she can’t control or overcome. People need to dictate to a government. Sing petitions to have her removed. It’s need to be 100,000 of thousands of people doing it. If the body speaks the leader will listen. Why can’t we have here how America gets Middle East people to revolt against its leaders. We can do it here too and have a revolution. They’re not going to throw hundreds of thousands of us in jail are they? People want notley and her party out. Force them out revolution stile.
commented 2015-11-10 13:42:57 -0500
Great posts!!! This terrible period in time that we are in now is a gut check. Bruce Kirk , I’m definitely in for separating, just like when the last Trudeau was in power. Pierre just about lost Quebec and Alberta and I think this time Justin will make it happen. For this to happen, it has to gain traction quickly and Notley has to be over thrown buy the end of 2016, that way Ottawa will get the message.
commented 2015-11-10 13:10:09 -0500
@ The Great Myth of Climate Change – “I said you made your bed now sleep in it. People say that’s mean but when as parents are we going stop letting our kids be irresponsible One has to cut the cord and say welcome to the real world.”

My hat off to you! I wish more parents would do that. We have such a spoiled generation that does not seem to understand what real life is like, how to work to survive.
commented 2015-11-10 12:46:22 -0500
The Great Myth of Climate Change – I as a parent support your actions, and hope that others follow suit. My kids have left home already, but my 24-year old daughter is conservative, and my 29-year old son voted for the NDP crooks. My son needs this lesson and hopefully he will get it soon, as he watches his friends lose their jobs, and their possessions.
commented 2015-11-10 11:01:01 -0500
My question is. Lots of people on here did not vote ndp. But unfortunately lots did for the evil word change. Well here is the example of change. The problem is the younger generations have lost respect of their values and want to rebel against their parents. They don’t want to be told how to live and what to do. They think they are entitled to the same things their parents have yet do not want to work for them. They want them handed to them. That’s socialism. Social media has polluted their minds. Main stream media has polluted their minds. These kids don’t know what it’s like to live in the real world they either stay in university for ever or live at home. The normal is for kids to live at home till late 20s early 30s those are statistical facts. And yet they vote against their parents values because they think they are smarter then us. Unfortunately society and parents need to teach these kids tough love and hard facts about life and reality. They need to be taught what it’s like to work and pay and have belongings to live and what it’s like to loose them. You can honestly call me a bad parent I don’t care. But kids voted ndp yet I have worked my bag of for them to provide a good life and home. And yes oil prices r down but they voted for someone who wants to hinder more. So I said since you want to slap the hand that feeds you. You are officially on your own. I told them they have to find their own places to live and support themselves they are adults. Just like what we do. They were mad and I asked why did you vote ndp they said because friends did and it was what people were doing. So I said well since you slapped the hand that feeds you. Use your own hands to feed yourselves You wanted to take away the things that have been given to you so now your mom and I need to focus on ourselves to survive. I said you made your bed now sleep in it. People say that’s mean but when as parents are we going stop letting our kids be irresponsible One has to cut the cord and say welcome to the real world. As parents we raise them the best we can teach them values and morals. Unfortunately social media has got a grin on our kids so let social media raise them
Now as adults and see if social media can support them and pay their bills. My kids are saying it’s hard and their barely making it and I say you got 4 more years of this. Buckle down and figure it out. They say can we come back and I say you haven’t learnt your lesson yet. You thought it was better to vote against your fathers bread and butter now struggle
Like we are.

These people need to be held accountable for this. And taught tough love. No one gives free hand outs you have to work and earn everything you accomplish in life. Only socialists ask for free handouts.
commented 2015-11-10 10:22:02 -0500
Donald, I can only hope that as an Albertan, Alberta will come to back to its conservative senses by next election and vote the Notley wrecking crew out.
commented 2015-11-10 10:18:35 -0500
@ Bruck Kirk – Good post. I agree. I also choose the uncertain path. Option One certainly is not an option for me.
commented 2015-11-10 10:07:54 -0500
The oil industry attracted lots of workers from all over the country. Let me add highly skilled and highly paid workers. I wonder how many of these workers will return to their own home Provinces . Will these lost jobs in Alberta start showing up in the statistics of other Provinces? Of course, there is no problem financially because Trudeau will just start borrowing money and increasing deficits to hide the fact that we are heading towards a Greek style disaster. Well I will not say we did it to ourselves because I have never voted for these frauds. But Ontario has done it to itself. Alberta followed and now the entire country has fallen into the trap of buying the promises of Utopia from the likes of Wynne , Notley and Trudeau.
commented 2015-11-10 09:51:50 -0500
Open letter to Albertans,
I am certain the federal election has left many Albertans with a sense of impending dread, for good reason. We were witness to an electorate that gave the most powerful seat in Canada to a man with the mental acuity of a turnip. A liberal party that ran on a platform of the most ridiculous platitudes, massive debt, massive increase to bureaucracy, carbon tax (read: tax on everything), UN lapdog foreign policy, and a national security policy of ‘dialogue’ with ISIS psychopaths. So, what now?
I believe for Alberta it boils down to 2 options:
• Albertans have to give up conservative values and accept that the liberals are indeed the natural governing party and be content with the policies and governance that flow from Ottawa.
• Albertans fully embrace conservative values, which ultimately means, Albertans will be continually battling against Ottawa.
Option 1:
If leftist government is indeed the best option then it follows that conservatism is the worst option. In which case, we in Alberta have been on the “wrong side”. If indeed conservatism is the “wrong side” then the only logical next step is to renounce conservatism and accept the leftist position that control must be centered in government, not the individual.
Option 2:
Albertans fully embracing conservative values will mean that we accept Albertans are different people than in the rest of Canada (as demonstrated for generations of consistent conservative voting). If we accept that premise then the question becomes; do we want to continually have to fight a losing battle with a leftist federal government? Or, if we accept that the individual supersedes the government the only path forward that allows for any semblance of peace is separation.
Before anyone immediately launches into the “we need to stay in confederation and fight to be heard” I refer you to my opening statement. The notion of appealing to Canadians ‘sound judgement’ has been proven a non sequitur. Combine that with a far left biased media party, and you have no reasonable expectation of even a moderate centrist federal government, only government that will continually move further left.
The electoral map of Canada has now returned to pre 1980. Any gains that have been made for Alberta, federally, in the last 30 years have been erased and we are once again faced with a liberal government that views Alberta as the enemy. Or more specifically, views Alberta as the last bastion of individual freedom that has to be removed. The attack will come guised as an ‘environmental imperative’ in order to assault the greatest generator of private wealth on the planet, the energy industry. But let us be clear, the liberal government doesn’t want to kill the energy industry, they want to control it, for the benefit of the leftist elite, or more accurately, the Laurentian elite, and too once again consolidate power in Ottawa and render Alberta a serf outpost beholden to a liberal government. This is not new. The sole purpose of Trudeau sr.’s NEP was to collapse the energy industry, and by extension Alberta, so that it could be nationalized (see; creation of Petro Canada) to stem the flow of power and economic control from east to west. Had it not been for Peter Lougheed, Trudeau sr. may well have succeeded.
Fast forward to 2015,
We have a newly minted Trudeau liberal government with a majority and a grudge. Unfortunately, this time around Trudeau doesn’t have to deal with an Alberta premier that will stand up for Alberta. This time Trudeau has only Notley and company (who, thanks Danielle, also have a majority) to deal with. I am confident this confrontation will amount to nothing more than some dramatic grandstanding from Notley followed quickly by outright capitulation and swooning at the dazzling repartee of Trudeau. Because, let’s be honest, Notley hates the private energy industry even more than Trudeau does.

For those that don’t believe that liberals view everything outside of central Canada as colonial outposts to be economically controlled for the benefit of liberals, I would suggest you study the fisheries industry in the maritimes or the now defunct Canada Wheat Board. It will give you all the insight you will need to understand how the liberals have made an art form of manipulating provincial industry to ensure those provinces stay economically indentured to Ottawa and ultimately perpetuating the myth that provinces ‘need’ Ottawa and the liberals.
To those that hold to the idea that ‘in the next election with the right leader’ conservatives will again win control of the government, I will go on record right now: the cadre of extreme leftists hiding behind Trudeau will make sure that the bloated bureaucracy and government regulation will be so entrenched and intrusive that even if Margaret Thatcher herself was our prime minister it will be impossible to undo the leftist quagmire. We already have Trudeau on record this election saying he will institute electoral reform doing away with ‘first past the post’ for ‘proportional representation’. While this is not a completely bad idea the devil is always in the details with liberals. We can all be certain that any electoral reforms will be designed and/or rigged to benefit liberals not Canada.
So once again Albertans are faced with a choice. The same choice our parents and grandparents faced. Stay in confederation or separate? The notion of Alberta separation is hardly a new idea and it is most certainly not the easy path, but, to quote my late Dad, “it is time to shit or get off the pot”. Albertans either accept that it is time to take matters into our own hands, to which there is no guarantee of success, or, accept that Albertan interests are secondary to liberal Ottawa interests and just ‘go along to get along’
As for me personally, I would choose to honor the example of my Alberta homesteading family forbearers. I would choose to take the uncertain path and work hard to build a better independent Alberta rather than take the easy path and become an Ottawa liberal indentured Alberta.
commented 2015-11-10 00:31:31 -0500
You have to wonder how Notley can look at herself in the mirror and not vomit, when she thinks about the lives of Alberta’s working people that she is damaging or destroying by the thousands by her government’s insane taxing of formerly job-rich oil companies when they can least afford it. What a sick betrayal of the NDP’s founding principles.
commented 2015-11-09 22:14:19 -0500
Umm, Toronto is, um, well, who the hell cares? What’s that got to do with the unemployment rate in Alberta? Until Tranna the Great learns to grow mountains, Alberta will always have the edge, tourism wise. But, really, who the hell cares? I’m not sure Toronto is even mentioned in the story. People, please stop listening to the trolls, sometimes their assignment is to confuse us with bullshit and sometimes they’re successful!
commented 2015-11-09 21:48:35 -0500
Toronto controls the country like it or not. Confederation was designed for this purpose, to allow Upper and Lower Canada to collect from all His Majesty’s territories like Alberta. Ontario and Quebec have already drained the wealth from the maritimes over the last 3-4 decades because they never had oil to back them up. Alberta has lots of jealous enemies back east for sure. They enjoy watching us suffer.

I’m not sure we need to separate from Canada, but a new deal concerning the union should be considered. It doesn’t benefit the country when one province dictates policy simply because they outvote everybody due to population. The country is too big and diverse for that. I mean, what the hell does Toronto know about fishing, farming, forestry and oil wells anyway? Can one learn all that by reading school books?

Regardless, the population of Ontario dictates the government we have and they seem to be easily misled by the Liberal party who is careful not to bite the hand of the votes that feed them.
commented 2015-11-09 21:22:59 -0500
100,000 is a real low ball number. Add in how JT will screw us over with his carbon scam and it may hit 400,000.
commented 2015-11-09 20:29:51 -0500
Kelvin Grabowsky
Which makes me wonder why would we want to be part of this confederation,

Alberta should have gotten out years ago when it had the chance.
commented 2015-11-09 19:59:02 -0500
If we are lucky she will be driving home with her entitled husband and be in a serious car accident that pus her out of omission for the next three and a half years. Him too.

I honestly do not think she could live in my brother’s Alberta neighbourhood after she is tossed – she is hated enough that her safety would be an issue.
commented 2015-11-09 19:40:49 -0500
If Toronto ever disappeared i would not notice. Check that, i would notice a huge improvement.
commented 2015-11-09 19:39:22 -0500
Was driving on Whyte Ave today, even more empty shops now, yet the idiots who voted NDP from that enlightened area still seem to have no clue as to why.
commented 2015-11-09 19:38:30 -0500
Jack Carter what makes them important? The fact we support them LMAO.
Toronto is Canadas Anus
commented 2015-11-09 18:41:15 -0500
Robert, thanks for those facts. It’s to bad that liberals out east cannot comprehend this. Which makes me wonder why would we want to be part of this confederation, it makes no sense at all. When Justin’s green plan kicks in when they return from France, I fear it will get much worse.
And Deborah, I don’t think you’ll ever see the premier any where near the common folks, not anymore, she will stay in the company of her commie cronies and live in fear for the rest of her life in Alberta
commented 2015-11-09 18:38:37 -0500
Oh, it’s going to be even worse than that.

Factoring in not only the lost jobs (Let’s say it is 100,000) we can toss in the reduced hours (F/T jobs suddenly becoming P/T to avoid layoffs) I’d put the number at closer to 250,000. Wow. At that point people will just start running from Alberta.

But I’m okay with that.

Notley and the NDP are digging their own graves faster than thought. And if oil doesn’t meet projections (The NDP estimate was $68/bl – really?) that grave will get deeper and wider pretty fast. But it’ll be all good. Notley will run from re-election and her caucus will drop out soon enough. The NDP will be wiped out come the next election and gone from the face of the Earth.

But with no other credible parties capable of running let alone forming a government, I predict a WR sweep of the entire legislature. You heard it here first: Alberta will become a single party province.
commented 2015-11-09 18:31:16 -0500
I wonder what Alberta will look like in 3 years, 5 months and 25 day (‘till the next election). Not that I’m counting, of course.

What will be the population, what will be the unemployment rate, how many will have just given up and live on welfare.
commented 2015-11-09 18:24:12 -0500
I’ll bet that Rachel is going to bring in outsiders to build her bird killers. All those anti-oil NDP’s will be raking in the money, and filling their pockets. I know if I saw her on the street, I would tell her what a fraud and a fake that she is.
commented 2015-11-09 18:23:05 -0500
That the future Peter. Old resource jobs gone for working at Wendy’s at $10 per hour. The idea of a “green” job is more leftist mythology. They just don’t understand that a nation must produce something for a job to exist in the first place.
commented 2015-11-09 18:16:16 -0500
For every direct job lost in the oil and gas industry, four others disappear. So the real number of lost jobs is already around 160,000. There used to be around 800 drilling rigs in Alberta. The last count I looked at they were down to 535 with about 5 a week being hauled out. With 119 drilling and 419 down or racked. The oil sands have outright cancelled projects and and slashed capital budgets. Since the first of the year 77 billion investment dollars have left the country. This is an economic disaster that’s going to make the dirty thirties look like a party, and all of it has been created by or aided by government.
commented 2015-11-09 18:16:16 -0500
For every direct job lost in the oil and gas industry, four others disappear. So the real number of lost jobs is already around 160,000. There used to be around 800 drilling rigs in Alberta. The last count I looked at they were down to 535 with about 5 a week being hauled out. With 119 drilling and 419 down or racked. The oil sands have outright cancelled projects and and slashed capital budgets. Since the first of the year 77 billion investment dollars have left the country. This is an economic disaster that’s going to make the dirty thirties look like a party, and all of it has been created by or aided by government.
commented 2015-11-09 18:11:43 -0500
“Perhaps it’s time that Canada stopped putting “all it’s eggs in one basket” and dropping the basket, and instead working to build a COUNTRY. "

You’re joking right? Ontario and Quebec IS Canada to the Liberal Elitists, the rest of the country are merely peons to finance the Liberal Elitists’ lifestyles and decadences. We have the Trudeau Dynasty in action now so expect to have even the lint stolen from your pockets in the coming months.
commented 2015-11-09 18:10:14 -0500
I wish the wicked bitch of the west would move to Toronto and take her brood of bone heads with her. Hey Jack ya got any room in your moms basement for the old catchers mitt? You guys would get along great , you could show them around the ol’ ghetto TO.
commented 2015-11-09 18:08:03 -0500
@ Earl – Yea, right.
Oil worker = $200,000 plus
Solar Panel maint. = $35,000 ish

Yup. Notley’s world view.