November 26, 2015

Alberta bureaucrat on Bill 6 concerns: Farmers' "whining reminded me of that Gone With the Wind kind of pining for slavery"

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

A former Alberta government occupational health and safety officer attacked farmers and ranchers for being as bad as slave owners in an email to the CBC.

On the CBC radio show called Calgary Eye Opener, Shandele Battle, a rancher from Delia Alberta went on to explain why she was opposed to the NDPs massive overreach in their new farm safety legislation, Bill 6. In an email to CBC Eye Opener, a former occupational Health and Safety Advisor for Alberta Health Services Debby Devlin said she was disgusted by Shandele Battle's remark on the show.

Devlin wrote of Shandele that "her whining reminded me of that gone with the wind kind of pining for slavery. As in, how will we ever keep our wonderful way of life if we have to care about someone else?"

Did you get that, farmers? You're whiny slaveholders.

These are the government bureaucrats that would be monitoring farms every day. They don’t like farmers. They think farmers are as bad as slaveholders and they don’t care about anyone. I guess that means farmers don’t love their kids.

And she called farmers whiners. Someone like Devlin, who had a comfortable taxpayer funded salary of around $79 000 per year has no right to call the people who work in the rain and cold, who forgo income security to feed us all and who pay her salary "whiners".

Make no mistake. This is what the safety bureaucracy thinks of farmers and ranchers. This woman and her resentful and elitist attitude is why we have to stop the NDPs Bill 6.



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commented 2015-11-27 07:08:36 -0500
commented 2015-11-27 02:15:50 -0500
Brian Sumner said, “I guess the next 3.5 years will be an antidote to voting dipper which should be effective for the next 100 years in Alberta.”

Yes, I bet that will be true. I still remember how Albertans reacted to the first Liberal Trudeau government … and still do. No Liberal has every taken office in Alberta. I doubt any NDP government after this one will ever take office in Alberta ever again. Though, they will probably get that one seat in Edmonton near the university. That one has always been NDP as long as I remember.
commented 2015-11-27 02:09:51 -0500
Rae Fraser, I know several beef farmer families in Alberta that had the same issue when the BSE scare came up. They lost everything and had to destroy thousands of head of cattle when most were just fine. All destroyed because of a scare. They have little to no support from the government and were not part of the supply management that the dairy farmers are part of, all cattle sold on the the open free market. No safety net. And you, Rae Fraser, are an asshole.
commented 2015-11-27 01:50:07 -0500
Gino Arban, your comment was funny, anf tar and feathering the NDP is a tempting concept, but just a point of correction … there is no tar in the oilsands. :)
commented 2015-11-27 01:31:04 -0500
Government meddlers. Albertans voted for this merry band of dolts and they are getting pretty much what you would expect of a Dipper government now. I guess the next 3.5 years will be an antidote to voting dipper which should be effective for the next 100 years in Alberta. If you want to see another modern example of Dipper government balderdash just look at Manitoba finances – now running a structural deficit of $500 million/yr. Dippers should be outlawed from Canada.
commented 2015-11-27 01:16:36 -0500
Farmers are the salt of the earth, nobody I trust more. They scrape by on minimal wages. I am appalled by the rate of destruction of this government. I couldn’t imagine this in my wildest nightmares
commented 2015-11-27 00:58:00 -0500
I don’t think there should be any kind of exemptions made for anybody, and that includes farmers, social services industry, or government. Labour law should apply to everybody equally.

Where I am willing to bend for farmers, is to view the farm kids as owners of the family business as well.
commented 2015-11-27 00:56:02 -0500
Notely not only wants to make it difficult for small farmers. She wants to shut them down completely. Its easier to control a few big farms than a bunch of little ones. She is methodical and diabolical.
I wonder which country she will retire to when she gets the boot in the next election. She won’t be able to walk the streets in Alberta. She is already at the top of the most hated list, along with turncoat Smith and spendthrifts thieves, what’s his name and Redford.
Can we sign the petition if we don’t live in Alberta anymore?
commented 2015-11-27 00:49:20 -0500
@rae Fraser, Bravo is very correct. You also have to remember, the farmers in the western provinces in this country, are not treated the same as the farmers in the east. This takes place all the time. Just because the CWB was stripped of their power it still hasn’t changed the Ottawa thinking. They are still supporting the east farmers, way more then the west farmers.
commented 2015-11-27 00:26:35 -0500
This ndp attack is not focused on big agriculture but on small farms much like there attack on small oil companies with kickbacks for the large.middle class people do not have the financial power to influence through lobbyists. We must not forget that we have the power of democracy before they move to limit it. Four years is to long they will redistribute ridings and buy off they union masters. If the wildrose will not lead us we must find our own leaders.we cannot negotiate or debate with these idealists they know better and they will not listen to uneducated backwards bigoted rural albertans. I suggest you go on youtube and watch ronald reagans farewell address we the people must change this province ,we the people are this province,we the people must make a stand for our own liberty
commented 2015-11-26 23:33:52 -0500
Disgusting elitist pencil pusher! Slavery and racism seem to be buzzwords used by the left these days as part of their high level debating skills. Remember Suzuki comparing those supporting the oil and gas industry as akin to those wanting to maintain slavery.
commented 2015-11-26 23:14:55 -0500
Well, Bravo—- Your sad lament is just a bit too pat and contrived for me. What is next -did your dog die and your horse ran away? Geeze —I hope that I am not wrong or I must come across a real monster.
commented 2015-11-26 22:59:10 -0500
I realize the fact that you are not Dairy and do not have the benefits of Supply Management. I was attempting to show you how crooked it was for the DFO to capitalize on plight of beef farmers and jack the price of milk by 5 %. —when beef is not their income.

We are pretty much on the same side here—- but—- there must be a larger story . You lost all your cattle and only received $126 from the Gov’t . I simply don’t believe you. Did you never participate in or apply to any of the hundreds of assistance programs for farmers? Something is missing from your story.
commented 2015-11-26 22:53:35 -0500
Rae Fraser commented 38 mins ago
Slow down—-Bravo.. What you say is rather hard to believe..
Well Rae I cannot prove it without revealing but one thing you can take to the bank – I’m telling the truth – and when we buried my daughters boyfriend in Peace River – soon to be husband – because he committed suicide over losing the family place from the BSE disaster – we knew then that we were in for a fight for survival.

Far too many went down over those next two or three years while we were hung out to dry by the feds and the provinces.

Foreclosures, bankruptcies and worse – more than a few did themselves in. Some actually went out and shot all their cows and then themselves – bet you did not give that a second thought either.

Some of us beggared ourselves to hang on.

RAE – you are a typical talk strong but know little type of person.

I hear this all the time from folks like you

Perhaps you actually should speak with your mouth full – the world might be a better place

I sometimes wish we did have supply management – but only the milk and feathers folks have that – they control the pricing – the rest of us do not – it is open and free market – but then again the auto folks and the bank folks and more – they got some decent cash.

Us “no supply management” did not – that is why today my car has 442,000 klicks on it and my truck is just over 300,000

Be safe Rae – I will not watch your YouTube as I am certain it is insulting and I figure you will come back with something smarmy – it is late and I am tired and in truth I do not believe you are worth the effort right now

Now we really are done because you have never lived it and therefore you will never know – and you will never change your mind – even when you are filling your face with some pretty decent food.
commented 2015-11-26 22:49:08 -0500
If a Cabmin shows this kind of slanderous contempt for their citizens they should be indicted not just fired.

As for the globalist-Dipper hatred for the independent farmer read Agenda 21 – the demise of private farms, small towns and rural living is a directive to move these “wild” independent people into large urban control centers and dependency on the “sustainable state”.
commented 2015-11-26 22:46:25 -0500
It would sure look good on Nutley if the legislature grounds were surrounded by 100s of tractors and combines with a few hundred herefords grazing the lawn (and fertilizing it).
commented 2015-11-26 22:46:01 -0500
Just another day in bazarro world…..Lookin good Alberta voters….
commented 2015-11-26 22:41:03 -0500
Come the next election, I fully expect gerrymandering of rural ridings, as the NDP seeks to reduce the number of MLAs from these areas. They never really had the rural vote and their behaviour proves this. Time to beginning preparing lawsuits against the government. I predict in four years, the NDP will be completely wiped out as the government. The WR will have 100% of the Leg.
commented 2015-11-26 22:37:55 -0500
I am not dairy Rae – so perhaps you had better understand that I actually do not have supply management – I have to do it the hard way – you talk strong but know little
commented 2015-11-26 22:35:45 -0500
Not going there Rae – simply because I am don with you – I tried an you will not llisten
commented 2015-11-26 22:01:45 -0500
Slow down—-Bravo.. What you say is rather hard to believe.. If so—I stand corrected. Now ,I will tell you something that is strictly going by memory—— but it is true— The DFO Dairy Farmers of Ontario— raised their prices for milk by 5 % in perpetuity because of their losses due to BSE and they don’t even consider beef to be a source of income. Maybe before you cry WOLF—— You should criticise your own industry.
commented 2015-11-26 21:56:11 -0500
Just to say again I appreciate your reports right on. May I suggest you play one of Stan Roger’s songs as back ground music . Like LIES or FLIELDS BEHINE THE PLOW or THE ITIOT and for all you Rebels MARY ELLEN CARTER
commented 2015-11-26 21:47:05 -0500
Hearing an Alberta bureaucrat whining I’m reminded of Marie Antoinette.
commented 2015-11-26 21:15:47 -0500
Awesome post Bravo Zulu!!
commented 2015-11-26 21:13:49 -0500
These Door Knobs have to go.
commented 2015-11-26 21:12:53 -0500
Bravo Zulu – I agree, and I much prefer to hang out with farmers any day. Really there is nothing better than country living! At least we know what’s in our food. It’s the real organic kind. The kind that the latte sippers pay big bucks for.
commented 2015-11-26 21:10:50 -0500
Will the Wildrose, when they make the next government, repeal all these laws that the NDP have enacted, are enacting, and will enact? Will the Wildrose fire all the “new” members of the soon-to-be-overbloated bureaucracy? Will the Wildrose repeal and negate all the extra taxes that the NDP is introducing and will introduce?

This is the tip of the iceberg, people. It only gets worse from here.

I’m just waiting for the day when OHS tells me that, as a one-man corporation, I have to follow the rules and regs of major corporations, rules that I now can sidestep and avoid. Well, they can try to enforce them. I’ll just ignore them, as the family farms should do with these new “safety regulations”.

What these bureaucrats don’t clue into is that, in the name of “safety” (read, control) they’re slashing their own throats. Do they honestly think that food comes from their local supermarket only? Do they even think of how it gets to the supermarket shelves? Likely not.

Ignoramuses being ignorant, and calling themselves “enlightened”…

What’s your game plan, Brian Jean? You have the backbone and balls to take on this entire mess you’re about to inherit?
commented 2015-11-26 20:46:33 -0500
Bravo Zulu, excellent post. Thanks.