November 12, 2015

Alberta NDP Environment Minister denies anti-oil activism -- but she co-wrote protest how-to handbook

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

NDP Environment Minister, Shannon Phillips says that she’s not an anti-oilsands activist, but she wrote a book about activism with mega-climate activist Mike Hudema.

For those of you that don’t know who Mike Hudema is, he currently works for Greenpeace and his main focus is opposing the development of the oilsands and reliance on fossil fuels. So in other words, he’s an activist.

The book in question – “An Action a Day Keeps Global Capitalism Away” outlines 52 tried and tested actions – one for every week of the year, including actions against the oilsands and how to set up a blockade.

But that’s not all. Phillips also went to British Columbia to campaign for the NDP in 2013 where the campaign message was to oppose Northern Gateway and Transmountain pipelines.

Plus, fellow NDP members and MLA’s Rachel Notley and David Eggen are known activists that defended her in the legislature when asked about Phillips involvement in the writing of the book.

Do you believe Shannon Phillips when she says that she’s not an activist?


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commented 2015-11-14 23:51:31 -0500
Mike Hudema has always been full of s..t. Now he has Notley and Philips on his or their side. Why wasn’t the chicken s..t campaigning with them?? They should be banned from using anything that consists of oil and gas. Heat your homes with solar power, drive solar cars not electric!! SHUT YOUR MOUTH IF YOU CANT PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH!! All the NDP knows is spend money for election promises , and use tax payers to pay for it when they figure out how to screw the province and NEVER PAY IT BACK. Ask ALL the other provinces they were in!! The ones that voted for them are going to find out, and think of excuses . Just like the morons they voted in. Not any worse than the Liberals. The Trudeau erra again. Remember the 80s much to well.
commented 2015-11-13 12:36:20 -0500
According to Stats-Can, from the 2011 Census, 81% of Canadians lived in cities (“population centers”), and 19% lived in rural areas ( “The rural population for 1981 to 2011 refers to persons living outside centres with a population of 1,000 AND outside areas with 400 persons per square kilometre”) out of 33,476,688T Canadians. I’m certain this gap has widened in the interim.
This is why I refer to myself as one if the ‘disenfranchised rural minority’. City people making laws for city people – who are the vast majority – I cite the long gun registry as one example.
BC – 4,400,057 T – 86% urban – 14% rural
Alta – 3,645,257T – 83% urban – 17% rural
Ont – 12,851821T – 86% urban – 14% rural
There most definitely is a dichotomy between rural and urban people. Not just the numbers either. I mean – to generalize – that there are two ‘types’ of people – country folk and city folk, different realities, almost different planets…It is politically incorrect to suggest this difference though, let alone say it or write it.
And then you bring up that point about country folk and all their sensibilities living in urban centers – which inversely means urban liberals and their liberalism living in rural areas, and how that almost throws a wrench into the works…Those electoral maps show the truth…urban conservatives and Christians notwithstanding.
So when I hear talk of secession as a solution to the criminality of Marxist politicians and bureaucrats destroying our country, I think, yeah, if you can work it out between urban and rural areas…which would be less problematic logistically than a East-West divide.
commented 2015-11-13 12:19:22 -0500
Mike – I agree, the city kids need to spend more time on the farm, learning about where our food comes from. I know that every city kid that came to our farm absolutely loved it, and many still cherish those memories today. I don’t deny that many don’t know where our food comes from, but many do! If I had my choice, I never would have left that wonderful life! Our education system should be more proactive at teaching children about our farming communities, but they are more focused on making future socialists, out of the coming generations, than giving them any ideas about agriculture, since Notley seems to have her sites on taking over peoples properties. I think Rachel is going to try to confiscate property, since she has been comparing notes with that witch Winnie in ON, so that she can slap up those ridiculous bird killers anywhere she wants to. Rural AB is under siege. People need to gather together and go after this radical government, who mean to harm our standard of living, by imposing communism.
commented 2015-11-13 11:33:23 -0500
Deborah….I stated that MOST. However, i agree with what you posted and I voted Wild Rose. I was born and raised in the big city, but every chance I had was spent on my grand parents farm in SE Alberta. I now live in a small town in the same area and married a farm girl. I travel the province with my work in, you guessed it, oil and gas. I am currently sw of GP and it is some what busy, but nothing like 8 months ago. I stand by my statement.
commented 2015-11-13 11:02:45 -0500
Peter Netterville – I too am counting the days, but I’ll bet this party of fools will drag this out until the next set election date, which may be another year longer. I hope not, but I will bet that Rachel and her trough feeders, won’t want to relinquish all that power and control, that comes with being a radical activist, and sticking it to the people who don’t agree with you. I’ll bet it’s a real power rush for those who think they control the destiny of others!
commented 2015-11-13 10:16:52 -0500
Deborah said, " I hope that those foolish enough to vote for these traitors, enjoy the fall into the hell of communism."

Well, I guess they did vote for change. I wonder if that is the change they were thinking of.

3 years, 5 months, 7 days (give or take a few days)
commented 2015-11-13 10:12:05 -0500
Nike said, “Most urbanites would not understand where / how a loaf of bread comes to be. Oh i know, it comes from the store.”

That reminds me of something from an old TV show, Gilligan’s Island, when Mrs. Thurston Howl the Third “Lovie” said, “Oh, I have seen vegetables in their native habitat, the super market!”

The strange things that pop into my head sometimes. :)
commented 2015-11-13 09:43:43 -0500
Mike – I think you are wrong about urbanites, many of us grew up on farms. I voted for the WR and would never be stupid enough to vote for communists. This election is the direct result of our communist education system, and a press that has been bought and paid for, and has been working overtime to fleece the voters, for their own financial gain. And this same press is responsible for the disaster that we now have in Ottawa. These fanatics will destroy what is left of the civilization that capitalism built. Our standard of living will be poverty level, due to the environmental terrorist assault on our freedoms, by our own elected officials. I hope that those foolish enough to vote for these traitors, enjoy the fall into the hell of communism.
commented 2015-11-13 09:23:15 -0500
Peter….I’m with you, I did not vote for the socialists. Everyone look at the electoral map. It is clearly an urban, rurul divide. Most urbanites would not understand where / how a loaf of bread comes to be. Oh i know, it comes from the store.
commented 2015-11-13 00:48:23 -0500
SHANNON BROWNE, I followed that link for the Albertans Against the NDP Facebook page where they referenced a recent article in The Toronto Red Star
Which reports that Notley claims that Canadians are paying for the failure of former Conservative governments in Ottawa and Alberta to deal with climate change! The Alberta Environment Minister has a good mentor in her boss on how to spread the B.S. spin. No Notley, the truth is that Albertans will pay dearly for those Albertans who were dumb enough to elect you and your band of leftist ideologues!
commented 2015-11-13 00:32:16 -0500
strange, I haven’t yet met anyone who voted for them either.
commented 2015-11-13 00:19:50 -0500
Oh dear, an NDPer lies! What is the world coming to?
commented 2015-11-12 23:33:31 -0500
Dave, I am not sure I want to meet anyone that will admit to voting for them because I don’t want to get charged for assault. I cannot guarantee I won’t break a nose.

I am soooo pissed at this government, but I am even more pissed at the people who voted for them because at least the NDP can say they are following their beliefs … misguided as they are, but the people who voted for them did so without looking at the evidence.

The evidence is right there for all to see that the NDP destroyed the BC economy when they were in office, Saskatchewan too, Manitoba as well, and Ontario, and even Nova Scotia … or was the New Brunswick. Every province the NDP governed in Canada they destroyed the economy of that province. If that wasn’t evidence enough to tell Albertans to avoid voting NDP then I don’t know what is.

Now about 80,000 direct jobs and many more spin off jobs are lost and, yes, some of that can be attributed to the low oil prices, much of it is because of the NDP policies.
commented 2015-11-12 23:01:05 -0500
The NDP have ruled in MB since 1999, but nobody in Mb voted for them. Incredible isn’t it. Not all Albertans voted for them, but unfortunately everyone now has to suffer the consequences because of ill informed voters. Your gov’t is a nightmare right now, instead of working for you & with you to try & ease the pain for many who are losing jobs, etc, they have decided to be merciless by working against you.
commented 2015-11-12 22:17:26 -0500
Peter Netterville- I have yet to find anyone who will admit to voting those bastards and bitches.
commented 2015-11-12 22:12:50 -0500
The NDP must think we are all gullible, like they are. These are the people that are also teaching our children, that right is wrong and wrong is right. I guess that must be why she thinks that we believe her lies. This is one of our elected clowns and I read somewhere that she is a real witch. Well that explains everything. I know some think that Albertans aren’t fighting back, but you would be wrong. There is a silent force growing. Did you see the fundraising money that the WildRose brought in, compared with the NDP’s and the PC parties? The WR also won the by-election for Prentice’s seat. And not to mention that we are suffering huge job losses, so people are focusing on surviving, not trying battle a radical poisonous government that, is trying to kill all of the private sector jobs off, so that she can gloat on the world stage that she destroyed that capitalist cesspool in AB. She should be jailed for the traitor that she is, and she should take this piece of work with her too!
commented 2015-11-12 22:04:07 -0500
Warren said, “Albertans are getting what they deserve. They elected this government. They chose to become a have not province. They chose to limit their children’s opportunities. Albertans chose. Now they live their choice.”

Yea, yea, we are all getting what we deserve. Hear that several hundred times so far. All 1,378,633 who voted all voted for the NDP. Yup! All we Albertans deserve!

Okay. I am a little sensitive to the generalization because damn it, I did NOT vote for these NDP bastards and I do NOT deserve to have lost my job because of these bastards!

okay. I feel much better now. carry on.
commented 2015-11-12 21:41:27 -0500
Albertans are getting what they deserve. They elected this government. They chose to become a have not province. They chose to limit their children’s opportunities. Albertans chose. Now they live their choice. Highest unemployment in Albertan history, rampant poverty, bankruptcies everywhere you turn. Crime wave coming? Count on it? Revolution? I sure hope so. Time to have a conservative home where all conservatives are welcome and economies thrive. A place where our children have limitless opportunities. Soon, I hope.
commented 2015-11-12 21:34:10 -0500
Permanent war against all our values all the time. Soros. Butts. Obama. Carville. Occupy. BLM. All the same shi*.
commented 2015-11-12 21:27:46 -0500
Bravo: There is a group of people that are fighting back. It is a grass roots movement and is starting to gain some momentum ( The media here in Alberta seems to be operating as NDP propagandists more than anything else so most likely you won’t see anything in the news about the various rallies that have taken place to date. Sheila Gun Reid has done a couple of pieces on the rallies that have taken place to date here in Alberta. There is another one schedule for this weekend in Drumheller.
commented 2015-11-12 21:13:26 -0500
Bravo said, “And no one is really doing much “fighting back”.”
Drew said, “Bravo sadly you are right, i do not know what happened to this province?”

All of my friends and their friends are Conservatives, yet I can really only talk politics with one of them and only for a short time before I see his eyes glaze over. And if I ever get to the point of explaining the situation with the Notley government, talking about doing any sort of action falls flat like a lead balloon.

I know what you mean by not being able to motivate people to do something when it seems impossible to get them to even talk about it.
commented 2015-11-12 19:30:27 -0500
Then there is the Honourable(?) Eggen, who is another anti-oil SJW. He has begged for Albertans to donate to those in need, . So who does he think used to do that donating, not just at Christmas but throughout the year? Allah?

Sorry Eggen, you guys were elected so that donations were not required, remember? Get to work on that, and if you are short, pull it out of your enhanced salary for achieving your Peter Principle level!

Personally, I am pulling all my standard donations to Alberta charities and am looking at other non-Alberta charities, because we have a government in touch with pixie dust, and I am not going to help bail them out. I recommend other Albertans do the same since the NDP promised sunny days even in the heart of winter. They will make it all good, after their primary charity of AUPE. No worries at all.
commented 2015-11-12 19:25:52 -0500
Bravo sadly you are right, i do not know what happened to this province?
commented 2015-11-12 19:09:49 -0500
Any media outlets in Alberta with balls big enough to put this on the front page in 4 inch high letters?

Even the Alberta media has turned cowardly.

I hate to say this as a displaced Albertan – but Alberta is simply getting what it asked for.

And no one is really doing much “fighting back”.
commented 2015-11-12 19:08:57 -0500
I wonder when these communists will ever figure out that people who live in communist countries seem to want to come to capitalist ones.
commented 2015-11-12 19:07:33 -0500
I enjoyed yelling facts at Hudema at Occupy Edmonton, he and the other protesters did not like it when i yelled out the fact Greenpeace is a corporation when he was busy damning corporations. Even the guy who threw his recyclable Starbucks cup into the garbage gave me a dirty look. What a hypocrite.