September 06, 2015

"What a disgrace": Notley snubs U.S. Congressional delegation to Alberta oil sands

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

The U.S. purchases about 99% of Canada's oil exports. Sometimes American leaders from both parties visit the oil sands to see them for themselves.

A Congressional delegation visited last week, headed by Republican presidential candidate and powerful senator, Lindsay Graham.

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall personally escorted them around, while lobbying for the Keystone XL pipeline.

When the delegation stopped off in Alberta, though, Premier Rachel Notley refused to meet with them.

What a disgrace.

It was only when the Wildrose opposition party embarrassed them that the NDP scrambled into action.

Do you need anymore proof that the NDP hates the oil sands?


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commented 2015-09-06 23:48:07 -0400
I will give you an example of the complete Incompetence of the NDP is business.
In the 80’s. The pc government bout a 25% stake in an Alberta oil sands company for what would be considered a bargain by any days standard. In 1993, bob Rae and the NDP sold it off for a monumental loss. That oil sands company today is Canada’s largest energy firm and has a market capitalization of 80 billion. Good call by the NDP to buy high and sell low. Can’t wait to have that mentality run the entire industry!!!!!!!
commented 2015-09-06 23:42:00 -0400
Well she has gone seriously out of the way to make it far worse. Does that help? Its the only behavior I’ve seen so far.
commented 2015-09-06 23:40:29 -0400

It means when people think of Canada – they think of Toronto. Toronto might as well be Canada to the outside world.
commented 2015-09-06 23:39:55 -0400
I have found that socialists do not use fact nor do they understand them. A better question to ask would be

As our premier for the past 4 months, what exactly has Notely done to stop the bleeding in Albertas largest job secto, the oil industry?
What has she done that has improved their situation? Just looking for at least one behaviour or example that resembles competent governance of Canada’s most important Resourses
commented 2015-09-06 23:38:21 -0400

I have said it countless times, because you morons act like Canada will be doomed and forced to start over again as a country if Trudeau or Mulcair wins. This election is not going to decide the fate of Canada forever, but you seem to act like it will.

I just wish you would all pull back on the fear mongering. Big deal if Harper loses – you will get another shot at running things again with a new guy.
commented 2015-09-06 23:36:50 -0400
""Richard Brinkman commented 6 mins ago
Notley’s going to be a great leader, you’ll see!

It’s surprising to see many Rebels fall apart and act like a bunch of neurotic crybabies over Ezra’s scaremongering – You’re not suppose to take Ezra serious folks, it’s just an act, he’s not a true Journalist… more like an actor. In 4 years many of you will figure out the news media industry that Ezra Levant belongs to and will probably have a change of heart by then. ""

Hey Brinkman you dumb fuck,
You write commie crap for a know nothing left wing rag. Your not a journalist and don’t even resemble one. Ya I have been on your page, propaganda and the typical drivel from a worthless parasite like you.
Now your here again pissing everyone in the forum off with your bullshit aloof, Im a journalist act that nobody cares to hear you continue repeating like a parrot over and over. You have the nerve to say Ezra Levant is just an act and not a “real” journalist. Your a useless parasite, Ezra Levant has been informing and fighting for the rights of his fellow Canadians for more than a decade. He has made an actual difference in Canadians lives and works for that everyday in spite of human rights tribunals and lawsuits. He is fighting for the truth while you are putting out socialist propaganda and half made up non sense. You also misrepresent yourself to people like a spineless coward trying to reel them into your bullshit. Mr. Levant is a straight shooter. So really I mean this sincerely you insulting little puke go fuck yourself you insignificant sniveling excuse for a human being! Seriously have some self respect and fuck off!
commented 2015-09-06 23:33:39 -0400
If Ezra is an actor and not a journalist based on …. Your opinion Iam guessing, then the same holds true for Notely. She is just acting as our premier and an environmental socialist.
Let me explain. She touts a carbon tax on the oil sands because of her concern for the environment yet the oil sands is so far down on the ghg pollutants list. If she was truly concerned for the environment she would have gone after the transportation industry who represent 24.2% of Canada’s ghg’s. Instead she choose the sector second from the bottom at a measly 7.8%? In actuality oil sand extraction process is only 2.8% while refining activities account for 5% and correct me if I am wrong but is your saviou Notely herself not pimping out the ode of additional refineries. Maybe she could have cupe run them. This would provide future employment for her husband which is in no way a conflict of interest (sarcasm for you socialists). But wait, you imagine all the revenue that she would lose by opening a public sector refinery after she has in creased the carbon tax. Oops she better force the private sector to build more refineries in order to loot more revenue to fund the ndp’s socialist crusade.
Just my 2 cents.
commented 2015-09-06 23:26:17 -0400
Jimmy said, “Peter, Well then apparently culture means more to people than behind the scenes power that the average person is not privy to. No one is saying – let’s go to Alberta, because they have real power. They say let’s go rock it in Toronto.”

And that means what, exactly?

Power is what matters, not what or where people want to go. You can have all of those people that want to go to Toronto and not Alberta.
commented 2015-09-06 23:22:58 -0400
Richard, the one thing you seem not to be able to understand is that we conservatives think for ourselves. Ezra brings one point of view but most of us listen to other sources and we decide on our own that Notley is crashing the economy.

Let’s take a look at the facts, shall we?
1. The Alberta economy is at present shaky because of the low oil prices forced that way by a glut in the market done by the Saudis flooding the market with too much oil.

2. The Alberta NDP government has raised 1) the corporate tax rate 20%, 2) the income tax rate above $125,000 has been increased, the carbon tax rate per tonne has doubled, and soon the Royalty tax rate will be increased.

All of these things plus the fact that most of Notley’s cabinet is anti-oil/gas and most of her chiefs of staff are also anti-oil/oilsands activists means that the NDP are intentionally targeting Alberta’s main income, the oil and gas sector.

Why can you not see this? Why?
commented 2015-09-06 23:15:14 -0400
Avoiding again Jimmy? You just can’t face those tough questions can you because the truth is shattering the socialist utopia you wackos all dream of in your heads. They aren’t offering Jimmy they are taking your choices and your money away from you. The conservative way lets everyone decide for themselves because its about liberty, something to many people confuse with freedom. You probably think you have liberty and freedom because they let you vote huh.
Your wrong about the future of our elections to by the way. Eventually people will wake up and start voting Lib and NDP less and less. Liberals had a rude awaking with Cretien and there numbers haven’t recovered in 10 years. Sure Tom Mulcair might win this election but it will be the one and only time the NDP will ever form a federal government. The reason for that is Canadians will finally see what the NDP are really all about. It will only take once. You know the saying conservatives are just liberals that have been mugged? Well what that really means is people quickly become conservatives after they have some experience with socialism practiced in the real world. And we don’t make up sayings for nothing, they are usually warnings.
commented 2015-09-06 23:12:07 -0400
Jimmy, you are right that eventually the Conservative will not be in power anymore. You have said this same statement countless times. Yes, that is true, but the longer we can delay the takeover of power from the politically and morally corrupt left wing parties the better.
commented 2015-09-06 23:10:54 -0400
Notley’s going to be a great leader, you’ll see!

It’s surprising to see many Rebels fall apart and act like a bunch of neurotic crybabies over Ezra’s scaremongering – You’re not suppose to take Ezra serious folks, it’s just an act, he’s not a true Journalist… more like an actor. In 4 years many of you will figure out the news media industry that Ezra Levant belongs to and will probably have a change of heart by then.
commented 2015-09-06 23:07:58 -0400

Well then apparently culture means more to people than behind the scenes power that the average person is not privy to. No one is saying – let’s go to Alberta, because they have real power. They say let’s go rock it in Toronto.
commented 2015-09-06 23:00:15 -0400
Jimmy said, “Toronto sets the tone for Canada.”

Once again you are confusing culture with power. But you are wrong is saying that Alberta is as backwards as Texas. Culture is one thing, but money is the real power. Alberta DID have the money (money = power), but the NDP are making sure that dies. Texas may not be the culture capital of America, but it DOES wield a substantially large amount of power, greater than its’ size, just like Alberta did and still does (for a short time longer). Money = power. Even in a socialist society money = power.
commented 2015-09-06 22:55:43 -0400

Can you appreciate that there are Canadians that feel differently than you do and like what the Liberals or The NDP have to offer – things that Harper doesn’t offer Canadians? Again, it’s irrelevant that you don’t like their policies and what they stand for – I just want to know if you can accept the fact that come election time – Canadians may want something that you don’t.

Do you really think the Conservatives would win elections until the end of time. It’s evitable that the Liberals or the NDP will be in power again. So your doomsday theory for Canada if they get into power is ultimately inevitable.

Do You Understand That?
commented 2015-09-06 22:53:15 -0400
Brian, the last two posts you did are quite accurate.

We must have less government. And where business is involved to provide a particular service, that service should always be contracted to private business because they know how to run a business and government does not. They waste money and become very corrupt. Look to E-Health and the Ornge are two “of the top of my head” examples.
commented 2015-09-06 22:51:37 -0400

Toronto sets the tone for Canada. Toronto is as world class as Canada is going to get. What do you think the tourism numbers are for Toronto vs. Alberta? Toronto could be bankrupt and it would still be seen as the New York of Canada. Toronto represents Canada to the world. Alberta is the backwards Texas of Canada.
commented 2015-09-06 22:42:28 -0400
“but the fact of the matter is that Toronto/Ontario is the most important part of Canada. "

Actually that has not been true since Harper took office in 2006 and the balance of political power shifted to Alberta. At about the same time (or shortly thereafter) when the worst recession happened since the great depression, the balance of monetary power also shifted to Alberta and the oilsands as Ontario went on to become an “have not” province due to the fall of the manufacturing sector (even with the bail out from the government). Since 2006 the elite in Toronto and the Laurentian belt have been waging a war against the Conservative, a war of the most dirties and morally corrupt kind.

So, NO, Ontario/Toronto is NOT the most important part of Canada. However, many would like you to believe that, and I see you being the dupe you are still believe that.
commented 2015-09-06 22:42:09 -0400
We can invest our money for retirement, buy health insurance, and yes we can through the government provide very termporary financial assistance to those down on there luck. Better for us all to prop them up for a short period till they can stand on there own two feet again.
Peter very well said I wonder if Jimmy will get that though or just ignore it. I don’t think he quite understands what Tommy Mulcair really stands for and the danger he represents.
commented 2015-09-06 22:37:38 -0400
All things we don’t need and can and should provide for ourselves. As soon as the government gets involved bureaucracies are created and everything turns into a giant expensive bloated mess with somebody else making most of the decisions. It hasn’t been working. All those things are slow bloated bureaucracies, that are broken, inefficient, under funded and generally a mess costing we the tax payers way to much for services that barely work while the employees get bloated salaries, benefits and hours that are way out of step with the private sector.
When these thing are all privately run they tend to work though, and we the tax payers actually get to keep a bunch of our money.
commented 2015-09-06 22:34:18 -0400
Jimmy says, " but it HAS been working in Canada for decades"

Jimmy, either you are stupid or intentionally misrepresenting the facts, and ya know Jimmy, I really don’t think you are stupid, even though you say stupid things.

The socialism that “HAS been working in Canada for decades” is a controlled set of social programs that are governed by laws and strictly controlled in a capitalist economic system, not the socialist society people are talking about here that they fear. The two thing truly are different. Using social programs to enhance a society (as any civilized society does) and having a socialist society (which the people here despise) are actually two separate animals. Really Jimmy, they truly are. So please stop trying to deceive people here by equating the two as the same thing. Please? Please be honest for once. Please?
commented 2015-09-06 22:30:26 -0400

I am not trying to attack Alberta, but the fact of the matter is that Toronto/Ontario is the most important part of Canada.

In American terms – it’s like New York City or Los Angeles. Everyone wants to go there, they are world class cities, they are high profile and they set the tone for the rest of the entire country. No one gives a fuck about Nebraska or Oklahoma – they are fly over states meaning a state which people fly over in order to get from New York to California and back again.

That is Alberta for Canada – a fly over province so to speak. No one wanting to visit Canada for the first time wants to go to Alberta. It’s Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver etc.
commented 2015-09-06 22:20:29 -0400
I love the people here who say that socialism doesn’t work – but it HAS been working in Canada for decades. You do understand that there are varying degrees of socialism right? We have the best of both worlds in Canada.

Getting a pension is socialism, OHIP is socialism, financial assistance for those that truly need it is socialism. Hell some people think it’s socialism to have libraries.
commented 2015-09-06 22:09:28 -0400
Richard said, "Notley’s going to be a great leader, you’ll see! "

Richard, I really wish you would drag yourself out of your dream world where unicorns live and everyone holds hands around the campfire signing kumbaya.

Notley is already destroying Alberta right before our eyes and you refuse to see it. Why? Why do you refuse to see that she has on her staff and part of her cabinet people that are philosophically and pathologically opposed to the oilsands, Alberta’s greatest income source? Why, Richard, Why?
commented 2015-09-06 22:00:32 -0400
Toronto Born & Raised – Headed to Alberta in my twenties 1978 and fell in love the the prairies, the people and the great city of Edmonton… I Once walked out of a Valdy Concert when the Vancouver Island folk singer started attacking easterners coming to Alberta thinking the roads were paved with gold and taking jobs away from Westerners…

Calm down Easterners / Notley’s going to be a great leader, you’ll see!
and I’m still not Charlie Hebdo…
commented 2015-09-06 21:57:44 -0400
“What was surprising and upsetting was how Albertans voted Notley into power.”

Yea, you and me both, and I am an Albertan.

“If you are given the choice of either working hard and earning your money or getting free money under some government program” … and your name is Jimmy, you will choose the latter, or if you are an Albertan you will choose the former. (Sorry Alex, I had to finish that statement that way.)

Your post, Alex, if right on the money. (pun intended)
commented 2015-09-06 21:38:39 -0400
This is not a surprise with what Notley is doing. It is NDP ideology. What was surprising and upsetting was how Albertans voted Notley into power. Conservative rule in Alberta was envy of all Canadian provinces. Look at Ontario and Quebec’s debts. They pay over 10 billion just to service their debt. What is going to happen when interest rates rise? Alberta’s strive to not have a debt was admirable. Government social programs opens the door to corruption and wasteful management. After all it is not their money they are playing with, it ours. Striving for less government and more money in our pockets is the way to go.

I cannot believe how Mulcair is doing so well. Are people blind. SOCIALISM DOES NOT WORK! If you are given the choice of either working hard and earning your money or getting free money under some government program. What route do you think they will go in. Human nature suggests the latter. Why do you think communism imploded in Russia? People got the same wages whether they worked hard or not. Why do you think Greece went bust? They had a Mulcair style of government. Mulcair would love this. Greeks were able to retire at the age of 55 and start collecting old age security. That is 25 to 40 years of free money.

And when we get a chance to increase our governments coffers when some American diplomats come to look at our oil sands. Notley is nowhere to be found. Give me a break you retarded left wingers.
commented 2015-09-06 21:35:02 -0400
Hello Jimmy,

Here we go again you son of bitch, why do always attack Alberta?
Also since your so wealthy, why don’t you give your money to the greedy assholes that want everything for free. Also I want you to write your government in your province and ask for all transfer payments to stop. That way you will prove to all of us that you aren’t a rich socialist that will just pull out and leave the country when it goes to shit.
commented 2015-09-06 20:56:19 -0400
Jimmy says, “the general position from Canadians on Alberta has been – who gives a shit about the Texas of Canada. Does everyone here live in Alberta?”

Yes. You are right. All the while holding this attitude, the ROC had and still does have their hand out taking our Provincial Equalization Payments to the tune of about 18 billion/year (average).

So all the while cursing Alberta, trying to get the oilsands shut down, calling us stupid rednecks and all other sorts of names Alberta is doing its duty and supporting the have not provinces, providing Canadians from other provinces with high paying jobs, and all the spin off jobs.

And then people have the gall to question why Albertans despise the ROC.
commented 2015-09-06 20:55:44 -0400
Its been done to death and never works just like Michael said. Put very well. That’s what we are try all trying to tell you Jimmy but like all socialists you refuse to see the writing on the wall and learn from history. Why do socialist wanna try the same thing over and over expecting it always to work this time. Its never does and never will. Socialism is an utter failure because it goes against our very nature as human beings.
What else can be said its there right in front of your face, why refuse to accept it when it is undeniable.