October 25, 2016

“Put this to the people”: Alberta Wide Rally pushes for referendum on NDP carbon tax

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

A group of Albertans have come together under one umbrella to organize a plebiscite against the NDP’s carbon tax and they’ll be holding a province wide rally in eleven locations on November 5th at noon.

I had a chance to speak with organizers Todd Beasley and Amanda McLean about the event details and why they think it’s so important for Albertans to organize around signing the documents.

Watch as they explain why the carbon tax is unnecessary and why they think the people of Alberta should speak up about it and have the final say on implementation.

Several MLA’s and MP’s are confirmed to speak at these events where they also hope to gather thousands of signatures from across the province to let the government know this needs to be put to the people.

They also want to clear up the misconceptions that the rallies are anti-NDP events.

For more details, you can visit their website at AlbertaWideRally.ca.

We can’t throw money at what’s considered to be a problem by the government, the media and non-scientists. Albertans didn’t vote for a carbon tax and The Rebel’s own survey shows that even NDP voters are disappointed with it.

If you’re interested in signing the petition to push it to a referendum, attend one of the eleven events happening across the province on November 5th from noon until 2pm.

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commented 2016-10-26 13:11:47 -0400
This is no time to be defeatist.
commented 2016-10-26 13:11:13 -0400
For better or for worse, the referendum in BC for an example, over getting rid of the ’harmonized ’ in sales tax, was a successful turn of events made by the people.

There is always political value in a referendum. Ignoring the definitive results of one, is at their own risk. It worked pretty well in Britain in the Brexit vote.
“Under the present constitution, a referendum has no direct legislative authority since any such interpretation would trespass upon the powers and functions of the Lieutenant-Governor … This constitutional obstacle in no way diminishes the political value of a referendum since the first binding law of democratic process is that of the clearly expressed majority, and a government can always commit itself explicitly to accepting the result of a referendum.(46)”
http://publications.gc.ca/Collection-R/LoPBdP/BP/bp271-e.htm#3. Abrogativetxt
commented 2016-10-26 10:14:03 -0400
Referendums are a great idea. This is a way for the citizens to express their views on things. Sadly, governments will never allow referendums and if they do will never honour the expressed wishes of their citizens.
Therefore, referendums are simply a waste of time and money.
Better to support and back leaders that will listen and honour the wishes of their citizens.

commented 2016-10-26 01:29:43 -0400
Where in Whitecourt can we rally or sign this petition? David White, thank you for acknowledging my request. Much appreciated.
commented 2016-10-25 19:52:28 -0400
I’m going but I might have to multi task, because I DO hate the NDP. Count on my signature, I’ll try not to provoke any dippers who may be there.

For people like Roy Jeanine there must be places set up in the smaller centres to garner signatures. If any of you know of extra information on this , please post it.

Dump JT,KW and NN
commented 2016-10-25 19:41:27 -0400
There will be no referendum on a carbon tax just like there will be no referendum on voting reform — because the majority of voters don’t want either; the referenda would fail.
commented 2016-10-25 18:34:11 -0400
I don’t know how well this is being advertised, but I just informed some people I know in Grand Prairie. They hadn’t heard if it. They are now making sure to spread the word also. Pass it on, even if you can’t go because you live out of province. I believe there are 500,000 people in Alberta who want a referendum, but they have to have heard of it and they have to sign. It would indeed pave the way for the rest of the country and maybe we could stop Justin’s federal carbon tax as well. Go Alberta!
commented 2016-10-25 18:08:50 -0400
Hey Albertans stand together and let the NDP know we do not support the carbon tax. See you out there.
commented 2016-10-25 16:07:20 -0400
The assumption is that we are governed by rational people.
commented 2016-10-25 14:41:29 -0400
Winny in ONT nothead in ALBT. and J.T.from QUE.only go by what the C.B.C.Soros Gore and the FRUIT FLY tells them.
commented 2016-10-25 14:20:43 -0400
Nutley and Trudeau are not interested in using technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions! They only want the money to flow into their coffers, so they have jumped on the bandwagon of “climate change” in order to tax the populace.
I am thankful that there are groups of people in Alberta who have had enough and who are trying to change things. Good luck with your rallies, and, if they prove to be successful, perhaps groups in other provinces can use your “blueprint” as you call it, to organize as well.
commented 2016-10-25 14:04:48 -0400
We know that neither Notely or Justin care one hoot about what the people want or think about the carbon tax.. The question is, can we get them to back down and can we manage to use the channels available to force their hand to get a referendum?

Yes there are solutions to addressing carbon emissions, as Brad Wall can show. The left is not interested in solutions, they need this tax and the climate change excuse to implement it.

I surely hope everyone who can signs that petition Nov. 5
commented 2016-10-25 13:54:15 -0400
Where is the rally in Whitecourt, Alberta?
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