March 11, 2016

Alberta NDP moves from socialism to corruption: Meet the union thug Notley just hired

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Alberta has always been one of the least corrupt jurisdictions in Canada. But now the NDP isn’t just bringing in Venezuela-style oil and gas policies. They’re bringing in Venezuela-style corruption.

Notley just hired Kevin Davediuk — someone who, up until last week, worked for the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees — to negotiate a deal with…the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees.

Really? The same man who only days ago was fighting for every dime the unions could wring out of taxpayers, is now going to push back against the union, on behalf of taxpayers?

WATCH and see what a pig Davediuk is, with footage of what he and his old union did during a dispute with a housing co-op where disabled people lived. 

But the corruption stretches beyond Daveduik, as you'll see...

PLUS: My guests tonight are filmmaker Phelim McAleer ("FrackNation") who's in a free speech battle with Facebook; and Paul Weston of PEGIDA, whose speech in Montreal was shut down by protesters.

We talk about the need to crush political correctness, and the spread of Islam across Europe -- Is it too late to stop it?

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commented 2016-03-13 08:51:00 -0400
Only a fool, or a leftist progressive fucktard, would believe that taxing an inert gas that is crucial to the survival of all life on this planet is a good thing. Really says a lot about their mental capacity.
commented 2016-03-12 19:10:08 -0500
Socialist totalitarian David Tremblay’s solution to Alberta’s hard times is a provincial tax!
Bloodsucking parasite.
commented 2016-03-12 19:06:01 -0500
@ David Tremblay

If Anthropogenic Climate Change wasn’t a complete load of horse shit, then I could see the investment, but here are the problems with it.

1) Even if it is true than humankind industrialization is creating a global warming, there is no way whatsoever that even if we cut back to zero CO2 emission globally, in absolutely every country, would we lower or just even stop the global mean temperature of the planet at all.

2) The trillions spent world wide would be far better spent on:
a) cleaning up real pollution such as land fill sites, toxic waste dumps, stopping dumping hundreds of thousands of tonnes of raw sewage into the oceans, etc.
b) building infrastructure to mitigate the consequence of the natural disasters.

3) The Carbon tax money never goes to building technology to decrease the carbon emission, it just goes into general revenue and never sees that for which it was intended.

4) The government, especially the NDP, seem determined to destroy the oil and gas industry first and then build their green technology where the unicorns can roam and play. What they should be doing is using the revenues of a thriving oil and gas industry to fund the green technology.

That is just a basic list, David Trembley. I can go on.
commented 2016-03-12 17:33:48 -0500
David Tremblay
You comment is and has to be the most idiotic one I’ve read in some time! First of all no one and I mean NO one can deny climate change! The problem is, we thinking individuals do NOT believe that we humans are to blame for it! Governments no this to be true also but they go ahead full steam because of the revenue and only the revenue to fund their high spending ways. They know they can’t control the climate but will never admit it in public. So they science is not settle by any stretch of the imagination, but you people like to say that because you don’t wish to talk about it. In fact it’s a form of censorship! The NDP so called improvements do nothing but fatten her union buddies pockets for the sake of the taxpayers! To say that because Alberta doesn’t have a sale tax was like being irresponsible is again falsely saying that only government had this revenue they could do more wonderful things. They never do! People are quite capable of taking care of themselves and don’t need government to take care of them. But that doesn’t sit well with people like you or and socialist now does it. You think it’s the job of government to take of the people weather they want it or not. It’s way past the time we taxpayers who want to be left alone and take care of ourselves without government control to stand up and say NO!!!!! In fact I will die defending my right NOT TO BE CONTROL LED BY GOVERNMENT!!! At least this way I will die free!!!,
commented 2016-03-12 16:49:49 -0500
Not a fan of the Flashplayer – you can’t scroll through and figure out where you are like with the youtube vids.
commented 2016-03-12 15:40:01 -0500
You are correct Peter Netterville, the companies that pulled out of Alberta, did so because they knew the NDP would support the climate change driven improvements to our great country. In fact all provinces in Canada and all major western countries are supporting taking action to stop climate change. The only people not supporting it now are those that are paid by big oil to oppose what is irrefutable science. The citizens of the great province of Alberta, even they are going through some difficulties in the short term, are still living in the most prosperous region of the western world but don’t want to contribute their fair share of taxes for some reason(the only province without a sales tax). In fact a sales tax would instantly cure every single problem you have and you would have huge surpluses again. And then in a few years when oil recovers you will return to being the most prosperous region of the western world.
commented 2016-03-12 11:31:59 -0500
funny how all these anti gov types all rush to a job when offered a chance at the trough. Notley is a one hit wonder and mass firings will be the order of the day when she is thrown out of office. There will be so many entrenched at the trough a regan style air traffic controller method would work just fine
commented 2016-03-12 10:15:07 -0500
John Siciliano said, "The NDP is at best third way centrist, but the fall in oil prices is what the biggest issue is. "


1) Ralph Klein did it on the same price of oil. He also left about $13 billion in two government accounts

2) Several oil and gas companies pulled out their investments in Alberta and invested in other jurisdictions. They even stated clearly in their press releases where they announce their intention to pull their projects from Alberta why they did so, and that was because of the NDP government.

3) If it is mainly the global price of oil, then why are these same companies taking their project money and investing elsewhere in the world, even Saskatchewan?

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For those of you who continually keep saying that it is only (or mainly) the price of oil that is causing this economic melt down in Alberta, then here are some actual facts, real data, that prove otherwise.

Ralph Klein not only pull Alberta out of debt and left us in the black, but he left two government accounts, the Heritage Trust Fund and the Sustainability Fund totaling about $13 billion. But he also did this all the while the price of oil per barrel averaged $34.76 (converted to todays’ dollar value) and even unemployment rate went down during his tenure.

If Ralph can do it, then it proves the NDP are the largest contributing factor to the Alberta economic meltdown.

Oil prices in relation to Premier of Alberta:
Ralph Klein (1993 – 2006)
Oil Price is adjusted for today’s dollar value

Year | Price_ | Unemployment
1993 | $27.39 | %11.36
1994 | $24.94 | %10.74
1995 | $25.96 | %9.77
1996 | $30.78 | %9.21
1997 | $27.43 | %8.42
1998 | $17.26 | %7.89
1999 | $23.42 | %8.68
2000 | $37.54 | %7.79
2001 | $30.68 | %7.03
2002 | $29.92 | %8.02
2003 | $35.55 | %7.25
2004 | $47.04 | %6.5
2005 | $60.44 | %5.6
2006 | $68.27 | %5.06

Average $34.76/barrel (todays’ dollar)

In know I posted this a week ago, but worth reposting.

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commented 2016-03-12 09:01:54 -0500


All one and the same in my mind.


I see the unions in Ontario are complaining that Wynne is hurting them with lower wage raises.

I thought the unions put Wynne into power in Ontario?


Coast to coast – a waste of skin.


Notley – check her bank account. I bet it is growing in leaps and bounds.
commented 2016-03-12 08:39:36 -0500
This would be good to put on a billboard. It would let the general public, who are being fed lies from the MSM, in on the truth about Rachel, and those she’s hiring to destroy our way of life, to restructure our society based on a failed and dangerous ideology.
commented 2016-03-12 03:37:21 -0500
Kenneth Lawrence – it seems pretty unanimous that the NDPigers are a bunch of green-horn losers – but they have a majority of the IDIOTS in this province behind them – we neeed to get rid of IDIOTS!
Most of these idiots came here to CASH in on Alberta’s “dirty oil” – they are here for less than 15 years – and have an ulterior objective of turning Alberta into a GREENY province – they believe in Global warming – (by god I hope it gets here before I have to camp out!) – yet hey are too stupid to figure out how all this could possibly be achieved – just TAX the shit out of everything and it’ll get done! WOW What a philosophy

And Roy Jeanine – I do work in oil & gas & lumber industry – we are being lambasted by Socialist dreams! I bitch more than anyone wants to hear. Go figure.
commented 2016-03-12 02:29:07 -0500
Keep exposing that union corruption.
commented 2016-03-12 02:24:22 -0500
We are much too passive in this province. The oil & gas guys, coal guys and even the lumber guys are NOT PROTESTING AT ALL. All these people and the many related service industries are just sitting back and doing no protesting at all. On the other hand, the farmers and ranchers are not going to let nutley have her way as was seen with various rallies across Alberta. The rally in front of the legislature should have had a count of tens of thousands from everywhere but at least over 2,000 showed up. These evil ndp’s will never get it until streets and streets are filled with people protesting but we all know that will never happen. Government based union jobs are mostly in deadmonton and they don’t care about the rest of us that are struggling. They get HUGE SALARIES, GENEROUS BENEFITS, PLATINUM PENSIONS AND THEY ARE ALWAYS AT THE TROUGH FOR MORE, IT’S NEVER ENOUGH. This system is badly broken but it will never change. It will take a miracle.
commented 2016-03-12 01:16:46 -0500
Albertans who want to save their province from the insane Notley NDP government shouldn’t be resigned to suffering Notley’s insane destructive regime for another three years. Alison Redford was forced out by her own caucus because the PC’s wanted to survive the next election, and enough visible opposition to the Notley regime could force her out in the same way. The NDP isn’t politically suicidal, and they will force Notley out if they can see that she is guaranteeing their electoral doom. So Albertans who want freedom and prosperity again, make your opposition to the insane Notley regime known. Put up signs on your farms by roadways, likewise on lawns and in apartment windows where it is permitted. And hold regular protests everywhere as weather permits. Make it impossible for the Alberta NDP to ignore their own impending electoral doom. That is the only way their caucus will wake up and force a change in their leadership and policies to save themselves. It won’t work, of course (they won’t save themselves), but they will do it in any case, because they want to survive.
commented 2016-03-12 00:53:16 -0500
John – that’s one way to look at it, that the government trends to the centre of the people. I look at it a little differently. In our society, the best and brightest go into business. Those who head for politics can do so for many reasons.

Probably foremost reason to go into politics as a career is those who want to “make a difference”. They are the most dangerous, in my opinion, because they treat their theories about how things work as a gospel. Experience with the real world is non-existent, or ignored by the candidate. They are idealists who will treat those who disagree with their grand vision as being not merely wrong, but evil. The idea of an honest difference of opinion, or the need to balance risk with reward for any new program or idea, does not occur to this type.

The next group who go into politics are those who don’t like the competition involved in business. Where there is a winner, many other individuals lose. Those who have lost too many time, or who fear losing more than they want to win, are more likely to seek a less competitive venue. These folks are generally not dangerous to the population at large because they just want to get along, and will bow to public pressure when they start doing something too stupid for the public to swallow (and the phones start ringing off the hook to let them know they’ve made a mistake). Over time they become more dangerous to the society as they become Ottawashed and lose their connection to their electorate.

The third group that I’ve observed are likely to go into politics are those who have only worked in the “public service”. Whether it’s a long term union job or working directly for the government, they have never had to make a payroll and have never had to risk their own assets by reaching for greatness. They don’t have skin in the game because direct accountability for their actions is a foreign concept. Walkerton Ontario shows the inevitable result of this type of thinking: death by ineptitude, with none to blame.

The fourth group are those who see it politics as a path to personal riches. There aren’t many smart and motivated people who fall into this category because even a semi-free market means that those who will work hard and can think are much more likely to prosper in the business community. Which means that this group is comprised of failed stupid and lazy people who can’t succeed in capitalism. This is close to the second group, but much more greedy (in the “an honest politician is one who stays bought” model). This group has no coherent set of morals, and will seek the nomination in the party that is most likely to be elected. Successful parties attract this type of parasite and they can be effective at camouflage prior to being elected (and afterwards, with a sympathetic media).

The final type I’ve observed is those who just can’t take it anymore. Society is going to fall apart around them, and they can’t just sit back and let it happen anymore, they have to stand athwart “the inevitability of history”, facing those who would destroy what has been developed and is known to work, and yell “stop!”. They tend to be people with a reasonable knowledge of history and what has worked or has not worked in the past. They are willing to give up 4 or 8 years of their life to try to steer the rudder of government back to (paraphrasing) “how it used to be when things used to work”. These types rarely get elected and even more rarely achieve any of their stated goals.

I think it was de Tocqueville who said that a society will get the worst government that it is willing to accept. I think we will drop a lot lower before the inevitable split of Canada. While work and production is still part of the dominant culture of the nation there is still hope for us. Once the parasitic class reaches an electoral majority in an area the area is doomed, whether it is a city, state/province, or nation.
commented 2016-03-12 00:53:10 -0500
Right on. Thanks for letting me get the last word
commented 2016-03-12 00:24:05 -0500
What next Willie Pickton for justice minister?
commented 2016-03-12 00:16:54 -0500
John socialism is failing all around you right now, communism failed as well. What part of that don’t you get?
commented 2016-03-12 00:15:44 -0500
John the price of oil has been this low before for a longer time, i was busy as hell on the pipeline then. New plants were being built. And the NDP is not centrist , you are truly foolish. The unemployment numbers last time were around 3.5%, so please tell us why the same effect did not happen then genius??
commented 2016-03-12 00:00:50 -0500
It has already started in Canada.
Paul Weston leads a good cause, PEGEDA. We need a Canadian PEGIDA, freedom fighters using words as weapons.

I sometimes think that UKIP, United Kingdom Independence Party, PEGEDA and the ‘Britain First’ Organization were to join forces, they would have a much louder voice.

Excellent show tonight , Ezra.
commented 2016-03-11 23:39:03 -0500
Well it is not socialism as all movements gravitate to the normality of the jurisdiction that it is centred around. The NDP is at best third way centrist, but the fall in oil prices is what the biggest issue is. You can plunge tax rates down to zero but the truth is the economy in Alberta was brought to its knees by the political class and mostly the PC party. The NDP will be remembered like the Rae regime because they are the fall guys. As for whether socialism fails, it is debatable because after WW2 the Labour party in the UK had a full employment play which they used in the UK till 1950 and the UK did rather well. So it really depends on the time period. I promote nationalism since we have reached the end of the race to the bottom economics since the Friedman era of the late 70’s which gave the world in essence free trade. I think what the world needs now is a return to trade protectionism, but the mainstream in Canada has sold out this country.
commented 2016-03-11 21:13:37 -0500
this what our politicians let happen everyday!…..

The Associated Press, LondonFriday, 4 March 2016 Text size A A A
Social media giant Facebook, which has been under fire in Britain for its tax arrangements, said Friday it will stop routing its British sales through Ireland – a practice that had kept its UK tax bill extremely low.

Facebook, Amazon and other multinationals have been criticized for using complex tax arrangements in Europe to drastically reduce their bills.

Facebook said in a statement that from April, “UK sales made directly by our UK team will be booked in the U.K., not Ireland. Facebook UK will then record the revenue from these sales.” It said the change would “provide transparency to Facebook’s operations in the UK.”

Facebook paid just $6,116 in corporation tax in 2014 in Britain, where it recorded $148 million in revenue. The U.K. is one of its biggest markets outside the United States.

The company did not say how much more tax it would pay under the new arrangements in Britain, where the corporation tax rate is 20 percent of taxable income.

Facebook’s announcement follows Britain’s introduction of a “diverted profits tax” of 25 percent to deter companies from using complex international arrangements to cut their tax bills.
commented 2016-03-11 21:11:47 -0500
Good show tonight. Thanks!
commented 2016-03-11 21:00:26 -0500
Did anyone watch the “chop Job” The Fifth Estate did on Trump tonight? Who do THEY work for?
commented 2016-03-11 20:48:35 -0500
“The goal of socialism is communism.” – Vladimir Lenin
commented 2016-03-11 20:40:51 -0500
NDP know they are a one time fling. So they are going to rape Alberta as much as they can before they all leave. And why not bring in your union buddies to rape as much as possible from unemployed Albertans. 200,00 paychecks for Notleys buddies, Im not even surprised.
commented 2016-03-11 20:05:35 -0500
Socialism is corruption. It’s ripping off the people “for their own good.”