December 15, 2015

Alberta: More anti-Bill 6 protests outside NDP riding offices -- but MLAs are nowhere in sight

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

True to their word, farmers and ranchers and their urban and suburban allies are continuing their rallies and townhalls across the province against Bill 6.

And on Friday morning, I caught up with a rally that started in Stony Plain and ended up in Spruce Grove. Farmers and ranchers and their supporters were out before the sun fully up, in the falling snow, with their signs and their petitions in front of NDP MLA Erin Babcock's office. She's the MLA for Stony Plain.

Ms. Babcock wasn’t there. But I've been to enough of these things to know she wouldn’t give these farmers any answers, anyway.

After this gathering wrapped up, a tractor convoy headed up the road to Spruce Grove to the constituency office of NDP Trevor Horne. He wasn't there either. But like I said before. It’s not like he'd be able to answer any questions. I mean, if Jobs Minister Lori Sigurdson can't, why would I think Trevor Horne could?

He doesn’t even live in his riding. According to his MLA bio, he lives in St. Albert.     

Local residents took turns at the microphone while two Horne staffers looked on. (Or chit chatted, looking bored or scared.)

One woman's story was especially heart felt. She told the story of how her neighbours helped her on her farm after her husband died.

That’s the story of so many Alberta families, including my own. It’s a testament to rural Alberta values. Being neighbourly isn't just something you do, it's who we are.

This is something urban elitists like Rachel Notley will never understand.

Rural Alberta doesn’t need big government rules to tell us how to take care of each other.

We already know how.


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commented 2015-12-17 11:35:09 -0500
I really have to laugh, I’m not a political person by no means but my gawd, Alberta really? You’re worse than Quebec….. You bitch that the liberals were voted in as National leaders, ok I give you that, you were pretty well all Conservative even tho that’s fucking stupid. but You voted your provincial government to be NDP and now all I see is bitching about that b/c the economy has dropped. Fuck off, you were the only province that had HUGE surge in the economy for over a decade, the only province that is out of National Debt, You buy and build houses 5x larger than you need, and drive the most expensive cars all bc you’re debt free. and as soon as the decade long surge dies down in the oil ( natural resource ) industry you blame the government bc now you can’t afford all those shinny brand new things you like. Grow up and do what the rest of the country does, live within your means, or stop buying shinny new things. And now as for this bill C6 really? really? again the only province that does not have something like this in place. " ohh no i’m a farm owner wanting to pay my employees as little as possible with NO bennifits, or protection if they get hurt. they are only employees here to help me make profits" again FUCK OFF ALBERTA. Why is this even an issue? for fucks sakes I work in fast food, with 1% chance of injury and none of death. and I have to be covered by WCB, and Labour standards, but of but of course why should the people working your farms have to, its not like they operate heavy duty machinery that sever limbs and cause deaths every year, or live stock that are 20x the weight of the handlers that can easily accidentally injure or kill someone with no effort. But I hear ya why should they be covered, I’m sure that all you farmers happily then pay them and their family’s for the loss right? you cover their lost income and lost life? medical expenses? Overtime? why do they need to be paid more for working long hours, they don’t need a life, their families can wait to see them working in the greenhouse for straight min wage for 16 hours a day to make profit for someone else is way more important. I mean its not like the employee could hire a 2nd worker to work the second 8 hour shift at that min wage…. Yes Alberta you are right shame on your elected officials you elected to watch out for the wellbeing of its people, actually try to look out for the wellbeing of its people. HEY ALBERTA GET OVER YOUR FUCKING ENTITLEMENT ISSUES PULL YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS.
commented 2015-12-16 13:14:14 -0500
Yawn E , Perhaps you can explain why you refer to hard working farmers as “rabid reprobates” ? Are you questioning their right to protest against a government action they disagree with?
commented 2015-12-16 11:10:21 -0500
No, I’m not in office. I’ve lived through adversity all my life, so anything they can threaten me with means nothing to me. If anything, I’m insulted over your obvious pre-school application of the English language.
commented 2015-12-16 11:07:02 -0500
Do they scare you yannie do the big bad farmers scare you as well,lol
commented 2015-12-16 11:03:18 -0500
No kidding. Talking to these rabid reprobates is useless, especially when they break out the torches and pitchforks. Given the death threats rampant online, MLAs would be wise to stay away. You don’t like what’s happening? Then talk to them in a civil manner instead.
commented 2015-12-16 09:21:44 -0500
and the cowards hide, they cannot run and hide forever, looks like they are what we thought all along, spinless guttless cowards, every day the NDP actions show us even more we need to increase the pressure, hiding crying looks like its working folks keep up the good work
commented 2015-12-16 05:29:58 -0500
Do not comply! Keep at Em! Why does notly have victory speeches about bill c6 smiling and laughing? This gov’t is a communist dictatorship. What business is it of the gov’t what goes on on private property? They have no legal right to interfere. They will not stop until every thought, word and action is controlled, and heaven forbid they’re feelings are hurt.
commented 2015-12-16 02:46:20 -0500
Sheila, I don’t mean to take away from the content of the story, but I just have to say how impressed I am with how far you’ve come from your first post. You’re doing such a good job. And, I really like the new look. Outside was good, but this is top notch. Keep up the good work.
commented 2015-12-16 00:43:34 -0500
The Kulaks versus the Stalinists.’

For these Marxist globalists Canada is just the barrens they fly over on their way to Paris or the UN.
commented 2015-12-16 00:04:28 -0500
Cowards always hide.
commented 2015-12-15 23:30:47 -0500
I am betting that the Farmers will win this battle against these low life Marxist in Alberta. Let us hope that they stamp these Socialist morons right into the ground. When the Tough get going, the Scum will slither away, back into the holes they came from. If they must unionize a farm, let it be a sewage farm, they will feel at home there.
commented 2015-12-15 21:01:03 -0500
So a bunch of urban folk elected a bunch of other urban folk, who in turn hired a bunch of other urban folk (from big urban centers outside the province) to dictate to the rural folk how they should live and work. Ohhhh Rachel, you are so not Albertan.
commented 2015-12-15 20:16:16 -0500
Farming Families will need to form a class action suit against the GoA, The NDP of Alberta, Rachel Notley, her Ministers and Ministry Heads. I am pretty sure Forced Unionization and Minority Rights Changes require a Referendum. I am interested to know if their is any legal way to stop the NDP insanity.
commented 2015-12-15 19:29:32 -0500
C’mon, it is 2 weeks before xmas, you don’t expect politicians to be any where around WORK, for the next month. They are only “family guys” after all, in Toronto.
commented 2015-12-15 19:27:32 -0500
Like one man said, this is just beginning. I estimate 250,000 unemployed in the next year
commented 2015-12-15 19:20:55 -0500
NDP President is supposedly going to be occupying McDougall Centre in Calgary. Does this mean that Calgarians can show up and protest, instead of going to the Legislature? Comments and interest?
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