September 05, 2019

Alberta: MacKinnon Report shows true extent of Rachel Notley's overspending, so Kenney must act now

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Alberta’s had four years of disaster under Rachel Notley's NDP and it doesn’t look like Jason Kenney will be able to deliver a quick fix.

Kenney won the premiership of Alberta in April, but has yet to deliver a budget — and bad news in the form of the MacKinnon Report was just delivered.

The Report was led by Janice MacKinnon, the former Finance Minister of Saskatchewan under an NDP Premier Roy Romanow. The vice-chair of the panel is Mike Percy, formerly a senior Liberal Party politician. Both are professors.  There are a couple more researchers on the panel, including Dave Mowat, and eco-extremist I don’t like one bit — he's the NDP’s climate-fighting hero, who actually went down to an Al Gore training camp. 

This ain’t exactly the Jason Kenney fan club. It's a multi-partisan group. 

But they were unanimous in agreeing that the NDP have left behind a disastrous financial situation in Alberta.

According to the Report's recommendations to cut spending on everything from education to health care, Alberta is number one in the country for spending. And the number one for overspending.

Spending is one thing, but what about the earning money side? Not so good. There's been a decrease in private sector investment in every single year. Canada’s as a country is not doing much better, by the way, under Trudeau. But it’s moving slightly positive.

But there’s good news underneath all that bad news. The good news is — Albertans. There have been many companies that have gone out of business, or just left for greener pastures. But there are plenty of Albertans who have stayed. By being smart. By cutting things they had to cut, to avoid cutting the things they couldn’t cut. Alberta has been down before, and it’s come back.

This report gives Kenney the independent certification that he has to cut.

This MacKinnon Report provides the multi-party cover. This isn’t about the UCP, or the NDP. This is about fixing the whole province — the panel was unanimous in its advice.

Let me sum it up for you: Jason Kenney's government has got to cut, and with an axe, not a scalpel.

If it’s not done now, it will never be done. It can never be done.

NEXT: Dozens of activists have descended upon the Jumbo Valley Hutterite turkey farm near Fort MacLeod, Alberta! Sheila Gunn Reid has the details and updates.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2019-09-05 21:54:42 -0400
And talking about turkeys being stupid, how in the eff does this turkey, penson, make it through life on a daily basis. WTF!
commented 2019-09-05 21:53:49 -0400
Anywhere the NDP have been they leave a path of financial disaster and someone else always has to clean up their mess.The enviro cult doesn’t want the energy sector but the socialist’s sure love spending the revenues from it and then some.Basement dwelling socialist’s like our resident moron Penson are now crying foul because some belt tightening has to occur to reel in the debit. Penson,boo hoo maybe now people like you that have taken advantage of other people’s hard work and taxes has come to an end.Get off your ass Penson and get a job!!
commented 2019-09-05 21:51:32 -0400
Sheila….respectfully, these are not family farms, these are corporate farms run by many families. However, every thing else you and Ezra discussed was bang on. The police did not do their jobs and these idiot trespassers should have had their noses rub in the droppings on the ground. Good show tonight on the clowns whom helped run this province into the ground.
commented 2019-09-05 21:50:52 -0400
1. Whatever federal party takes over in October will have the same problem as Alberta.
2. Of course these rotten antifa thugs will pick on a religious family. They certainly wouldn’t go near a more industrial sized turkey farm and try to do the same. Proves we are living in a Godless society.
3. BETTY POWER: These people don’t ‘want’ it that way; they ‘live’ it that way. Do unto other as you would ‘want’ done unto you. The difference between the silver rule and golden rule is that the silver rule states to ‘not do’, whereas the golden rule states ‘do’. The not is taken out of the equation.
commented 2019-09-05 21:25:12 -0400
As for the Alberta debt, the NDP acted like some teens when they get their first taste of freedom. I’m reminded of a line from a Steppenwolf song. “Empty bottles on the floor, enough to build a monument. Then you have the nerve to tell me, Somebody took the rent.” Who needs ya, NDP!
commented 2019-09-05 21:22:40 -0400
Turning the other cheek doesn’t mean being walked all over and not protesting. It means not taking revenge on those who insult you. Sadly, Hutterites and other weal-meaning people have misread what Christ said. I know of passages in the New Testament where people did appeal to the courts when it was their right to do so.
commented 2019-09-05 21:22:12 -0400
The turkey story is very concerning to all us quality food producers.
The other consideration that was not mentioned was the bio-security threat to the turkeys themselves.
commented 2019-09-05 21:21:38 -0400
This is proof that Scheer as a hidden agenda. Kenney and Ford are of the same creature: massive cuts, no matter the pain.

The average university student is suffering.

The poor, especially those on income assistance, are suffering.

2SLGBTQ+ people kind are suffering.

Pregnant wymyn, who are forced to give birth are suffering.

Scheer is of the same cut
commented 2019-09-05 21:16:37 -0400
This turkey story is a hard one. If the Hutterites won’t defend themselves because that’s the way they want it, who else can help them?
commented 2019-09-05 21:14:01 -0400
The Hutterites need to build prison fences around their barns. These thugs gained access to case the place and will return. I would also ensure they are guarding their barns and livestock 24/7. These gangs are being funded by Trudeau and the UN. Remember the salmon farms? This is a another stage in the assault on our food chain. If I were the Hutterites, I’d take these measures immediately! They are all in on this crime, including the RCMP.
commented 2019-09-05 21:09:51 -0400
Notley? Overspend? No way! I wish I could post my shocked face!

It’s going to be a very long recovery, the damage was immense.