December 05, 2015

Alberta’s Energy Minister tells unemployed: “Go work in BC until it gets better”

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Are you out of work in Alberta? You might be.

Alberta has 100,000 people unemployed and we are leading the country in new employment insurance claims. And the Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd has the solution to all of this. Just go to BC.

No really. She said that.

McCuaig-Boyd was addressing a full room during a meeting of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration in Calgary. When asked about unemployment and job losses in the energy sector Marg had all the answers.

She said "Certainly there are always talks about mobility of jobs between provinces so maybe they can go work in BC until it gets better and come back home, there’s things like that, that’s always been kind of ongoing but I think the training part is really important and that’s one we’re pushing.”

So the solution to the made in Alberta recession is to off-load the Alberta NDP problems onto BC? Instead of putting the breaks on the NDP carbon tax and the royalty review, or rolling back corporate tax rates or leaving the minimum wage alone, the NDP are putting their mess in Christy Clark's backyard.

BC residents didn’t vote NDP and they shouldn’t have to clean up their mess.


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commented 2015-12-06 08:26:02 -0500
Peter Netterville – he is just a shallow minded leftist that looks down his long nose at others.
commented 2015-12-06 07:33:53 -0500
can I suggest the Maritime Provinces? Oh wait a lot of Alberta plates found their way back here too…
commented 2015-12-06 05:57:38 -0500
This would have been a great headline in a major paper:

“Alberta’s Energy Minister tells unemployed, “go work in BC until it gets better””

Never going to happen as the media hides all of this today.

On the other hand……….

Imagine the coast to coast howling if this had been said by a Conservative prior to the last election.
commented 2015-12-06 05:27:32 -0500
Why are socialist women so fat and ugly and angry whereas Conservative women tend to be good looking, in good shape and more pleasant to listen to?
commented 2015-12-06 04:16:34 -0500
Is the price of oil different in BC? If it is the price like the NDP says then how would going anywhere else help?
commented 2015-12-06 03:24:25 -0500
When the Islamists are about to chop her head off i will tell her to go to BC for help while i sit there and laugh.
commented 2015-12-06 03:23:26 -0500
Maybe she could go to BC and lose some weight. What an ignorant excuse for a government we have now.
commented 2015-12-06 03:22:20 -0500
Andrew funny how i see so many BC plates on jobs here in ALberta, is your province hurting in some way LMAO. You insult hard working people like the pathetic left wing coward you are. You would never say that to any of our faces and we both know it.
Bring Cash Fee Cee LMAO.
commented 2015-12-06 03:20:08 -0500
Andrew i have worked multiple pipeline jobs in BC , why did they not hire a loser like you instead if we are so bad? And by the way, we did things in BC that would get you burned at the stake in Alberta, we have much stricter standards in Alberta , even for safety, when i was in Chetwynd the workers form BC did not shave as they knew no one would ever come check LMAO. That is also when i saw for miles and miles how much damage the pine beetle was doing, great job morons. Now go collect your welfare check and let real men do the hard work LMAO.
commented 2015-12-06 03:03:02 -0500
Yes, she does have a nasty case of foot in mouth disease. Not that it bothers me; she can keep shoving her foot in her mouth (and her head up her ass) for all eternity. Just another example of how the NDP have already lost the next election. Wait until the news of gerrymandering of ridings and vote rigging goes public. And you know it’s coming.
commented 2015-12-06 02:56:29 -0500
I’m with Peter on Andrew Stephenson’s glib use of the term “UNEMPLOYABLE ANYWHERE ELSE”… No, they were not unemployable anywhere else but UNEMPLOYED because of local politics… They obviously were very much EMPLOYABLE in Alberta, when they moved there, until “Catcher’s Mitt Notley” came along… For thousands of them, in provinces like Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, the local governments made them UNEMPLOYED because of refusing to drill for shale oil or refusing to open new ports for export of western fuels to Europe… As for British Columbia, there evidently will be a lot more UNEMPLOYED in the coming years if if Junior Trudeau’s intended ban on tanker traffic on the north coast prevails… Which should be a real Hee-Hee since he can’t stop AMERICAN tanker traffic coming down the West Coast in international waters… Madness!…
commented 2015-12-06 02:45:53 -0500
This has got to be the dumbest thing I have heard any politician say in a long time.
commented 2015-12-06 01:00:19 -0500
Not that I ever want this to happen, BUT I for one would rather have economic refugees from Alberta than the Syrian ones we are getting.
Albertans – FIGHT, Fight for your province. You guys can’t keep going like this, the more you let these A holes step on you the more they will. I know it’s easy for me to talk like this but there must be someone, somewhere that can and will lead a revolt, it’s the only answer.
commented 2015-12-06 00:34:37 -0500
Our government is so dumb……………and to think, some constituency voted in this door knob. ha ha ha ha ha ha
commented 2015-12-05 23:30:11 -0500
Unbelievable. Forget BC. Sask will take you. And all your oil companies. That’s probably why she didn’t recommend Saskatchewan. Icky oil.
commented 2015-12-05 23:28:59 -0500
Actually, BC has had a Liberal government for the past 13 years; the first few years it behaved like a Conservative government – it had to in order to clean up the mess created by the previous NDP – but now it’s running like a true Liberal party, so don’t look to BC for jobs – here in BC we used to rely on Alberta for a source of jobs, but not any more. Better go to Saskatchewan.
commented 2015-12-05 23:28:15 -0500
finally the useless energy minister speaks and says move to BC what a useless incompetent, training for what they have chased away all the employment. This is what happens when you put someone who has zero energy industry knoledge in charge. She is removing the doubt
commented 2015-12-05 22:59:30 -0500
Andrew Stephenson said, “BC doesn’t want them, the whole reason they ended up in the oilpatch was because they were pretty much unemployable anywhere else.”

Can you explain why you are such a prick?
commented 2015-12-05 22:48:02 -0500
I think the time is ripe for the Wild Rose and Progressive Conservatives to merge and put a stop to the vote splitting. The PC’s may already be dead and not know it. One other thing, where is the fight against all of these taxes that are killing the oil industry? I am willing to go down to the Legislature and make some noise.
commented 2015-12-05 22:22:54 -0500
BC doesn’t want them, the whole reason they ended up in the oilpatch was because they were pretty much unemployable anywhere else.
commented 2015-12-05 22:19:03 -0500
Thanks for the heads up Sheila.
commented 2015-12-05 21:36:34 -0500
Yvette said, " … but never you mind, you’ll still be collecting your cheque for being brain dead."

Yea, and a nice sizable one too, cash from the very people she is telling to go find work elsewhere. Makes ya just want to plant a steel toed cowboy boot on her backside, doesn’t it?
commented 2015-12-05 21:26:59 -0500
Perhaps the scarf around her neck is too tight, cutting off the oxygen to her pea brain. Sure lady, no problem, I’ll sell my house, take my kids out of school & move to BC where it’s even more expensive for everything. Never mind that I may not find a job there either, but never you mind, you’ll still be collecting your cheque for being brain dead.
commented 2015-12-05 21:20:45 -0500
Joan; Welcome back. I’ve missed you.
commented 2015-12-05 21:13:09 -0500
Hey, Albertans, the ISIS caliphate is hiring.
commented 2015-12-05 21:12:35 -0500
And this is only a little more than half way through year one of this disaster on solar panels.
commented 2015-12-05 20:40:37 -0500
Hopefully this is the lightning rod we need to mobilize the rest of alberta.If anyone else in her riding needed a reason to demand her recall,send her emails or protest her riding office. I know its tough to leave jobs that some of still have but the time has come.
commented 2015-12-05 20:24:17 -0500
BTW Sheila, you’re doing such an excellent job. Most of what I learn about the Alberta NDP and their insane anti-private-sector-jobs government is what I glean from your reports. I learn nothing from the MSM. Thanks.
commented 2015-12-05 20:17:46 -0500
And some nuts voted for this nut bar.
commented 2015-12-05 20:17:07 -0500
You only have to look at whose jobs the NDP are eliminating in Alberta to understand that they want those people to leave Alberta and stay gone, because family farmers a and oil and gas workers vote Wild Rose.