July 03, 2015

Alberta set to copy China's cap and trade scheme

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

China's experienced double digit economic growth, but corruption is rampant, too. In this environment, it's no wonder that the carbon trading scam has caught on.

It's a fantasy economy, where we all trade worthless "credits" to each other for the right to breathe natural "plant food" (C02) into the air.

Now China's carbon trading market is collapsing, so they want billions from other countries to help them out.

Isn't it scary that this is the country Justin Trudeau holds up as a role model in terms of environmentalism?

Now Alberta's NDP have hired Professor Andrew Leach to implement a cap and trade scheme, and he's another fan of China.

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commented 2015-07-06 12:44:52 -0400
The PC brand was finished when Ralph left . . . for decades Lieberals in Alberta infiltrated the PC party . . . ole Ralph was able to keep control . . . but it was the liberal wing of the party that elected the Human Right Lawyer from the UN to lead the party. She was more liberal than Justin Trudeau. The folks in Alberta were going to vote Wild Rose but got cold feet.
Now they are paying the price . . . when Progressives outnumber Conservatives the Party is OVER ! ! !
commented 2015-07-04 08:47:32 -0400
It’s UN Agenda 21 control period! All rules/regs/laws revolve around UN policy designed to steal private property and personal freedoms, Your mayors and councilors sold out to these degenerates.
commented 2015-07-03 17:21:28 -0400
Rod Hailey — you may be correct, but forgive me if I hope you’re not. As far as the “PC brand” goes, I think it will come down to leadership. If the provincial Conservatives can come up with a charismatic leader who does not have a personal agenda (hey, I can dream, can’t I?) and who has the best of Alberta at heart, and who can come up with some concrete policies that the people of Alberta can get behind (yes, I know, I can still dream…), then the Conservatives can make the next government, and the one after that, etc. (Hey, dreams are free, right?)

As much as I’d like to see a Wildrose majority, the Media and the Unions will do their utmost to see to it they don’t.
commented 2015-07-03 15:36:43 -0400
Prince, I believe that he PC brand is finished in Alberta. Over the next 3and a half years most will wander off into the WRP and lib camps. By then the dippers will have proven to be such a catastrophe that the WRP will waltz to majority government….
commented 2015-07-03 15:22:02 -0400
Oh Alberta!

What the hell have you done?

I can only hope there is enough Alberta left to be able to recover in four years time.
commented 2015-07-03 14:40:56 -0400
I agree with everything that is being said. The only thing is I have already started writing the CTV and GLOBAL. Do you know what I got back. One email from the CTV. Stating that they are looking into it and thank you for bringing it to there attention. But at least CTV wrote back, the GLOBAL net work would not they ran like a scared kid be picked on by a bully! You have seen me write on this site and if the NDP were to follow their pledges I would be more opened minded. But all at all the provinces that have been destroyed by the party. Prince and Kelvin please keep up the great work.
commented 2015-07-03 14:17:40 -0400
Good points Prince . We can’t rely on the opposition in parliament to hold their feet the the fire obviously. But as I said it’s what should happen outside of parliament that will keep this government in “check” . There is a lot of rookie MLA’s that can be manipulated by outside sources
commented 2015-07-03 14:05:56 -0400
Kelvin — this government was legally elected. There’s nothing we can do to oust them until the next election… unless you’re considering political assassination? (Only joking. Don’t try that.)

That being said, there’s plenty we can do until then! We educate the people of Alberta to what is really going on, and we get them at the polling stations next election. We get on the media’s case(s) and force them to see what the government is really doing. We know that the mainstream media will whitewash what the NDP does; so we inundate them with “letters to the editor” and the media owners themselves to express our displeasure at their unbiased “reporting”. We contact the new leader of the Conservatives and tell that party how it should be run — slash the bureaucracy, cut spending, be fiscally responsible… be Conservative! (Why do I mention the Conservatives? Because, although I personally support Wildrose, I have no faith in the Media to be unbiased. I fully expect Wildrose to be lambasted and smeared at every election campaign. I fully expect that Wildrose will never make better than Opposition status, though I decry that expectation.) We need to have a government ready to take over in four or five years’ time, and one that has a minimum 12-year game plan (4-8 years of reversing the destruction the NDP with have wrought, and 4 or more years of prosperity afterwards).

What we MUST NOT DO is split the “right wing” vote next election. We conservative-minded citizens must unify, and present a united front. Otherwise, the Conservatives and Wildrose together may hold a majority, but the NDP will form the next government — it happened in BC in ’96, which led to my defection, and the near-destruction of BC.
commented 2015-07-03 13:52:31 -0400
Prince Knight, I hope there is something we the people can do! Email campaigns, starting grass root movements like albertans against socialism fold that into Alberta tax payers federation when all else fails…… Protest. TransCanada just laid off 150 or so in Calgary. Downtown Calgary will be a ghost town, the more people laid off the more time on their hands to protest on the Alberta legislation grounds. Remember this was a protest vote that went horribly wrong, I have to believe that the majority of albertans won’t take this lying down. This is the time when you think that anyone with any influence in the previous government would step up and show real leadership to rally that majority of albertans to take the government to task before they fill the back rooms with socialist bureaucrats!!!!
commented 2015-07-03 13:37:39 -0400
Rebelator 2 — the only mistake in your comment is comparing Ontario to Alberta. Alberta is not, nor has ever been, Ontario. This will be a one-and-out government, because their being in power at all was a protest vote. However, like Ontario, we’ll have a massive cleanup to do after the next election…
commented 2015-07-03 13:36:35 -0400
REBELATOR2, so true that the NDP will solidly build their infrastructure into the bureaucracy. However, as well, as the recent poll shows, not to be discounted that a large proportion of Albertans have an appetite for this utopian slop dished out by the ‘progressives’.
commented 2015-07-03 13:10:12 -0400
Ron Voss and other crazy NDP votes,
You nailed it right on the head. You even stated Edmonton as the leader in the carbon tax. But what did I say, that almost all of Edmonton is from out of province that was the only place that voted for the NDP last three elections. They all come here for the Alberta advantage then they fuckin destroy what they came for. Like I said before and time and time again. Leave your eastern politics at the border. You people are just going to go back to your other provinces or countries after the economy is destroyed and then leave us true Albertans to clean up your mess. Oh by the way thanks for that. But once you have headed east or home and living in your small houses that Alberta paid for, please stay there until we get it all fixed again. Then come back after and do it to us again. That will be okay. Do you know why? Because we are very proud of our province and we will make it work. There are still lots of hard working REDNECKS that live for these challenges, and strive for it. I do have to really thank you. Because this is going to do is make us poorer but stronger.
commented 2015-07-03 12:48:53 -0400
Socialist Nutbars! Some Chinese cities one would die from the air pollution if not for wearing a mask! Of course now the premier with the Che Gueverra wrist watch is looking at importing Chinese Communist Policy to Alberta!
commented 2015-07-03 12:04:52 -0400
Andrew Leech looks like a 12 year-old . . . obviously a University Marxist loon without a clue . . . perfect fit for the DIppers!
commented 2015-07-03 12:00:14 -0400
Albertans here’s betting. By the year 2017 here’s betting you’ll be the only Canadian province that will have a population decline.
commented 2015-07-03 11:59:56 -0400
Sorry, Prince, but that is not how socialist politics work. The present opposition may luck in next time and somehow return to power but they will find that the NDP have expended just as much effort fortifying their positions within every government bureaucracy and union throughout the province for four years as they have spent on running the government. In Ontario the Mike Harris administration’s reform and rollback initiatives were a spent force after about three years thanks to militant leftist opposition and the lack of guts among the high profile party movers and shakers.
commented 2015-07-03 11:56:17 -0400
Had enough Albertans. Cap and trade carbon tax has never worked. In Australia they woke up and scraped their carbon tax. Albertans keep your guns primed and hide them from the RCMP you will need them in the future. Maybe just for hunting for your food as this NDP government is just getting ready to tax you into poverty. IF you thought Redman was a thief just wait you ain’t seen nothing yet.
commented 2015-07-03 11:50:52 -0400
LMFAO!!! It just gets worse by the day – enn-dee-pee – FK YA!!!

Other than a socialist pile of dung, Alberta will also become the first. The first in what? Well the first province in Canada to have an assassinated premier. That’s right rotten notley – right between your eyes.

Keep pissing off the majority rotten notley.
commented 2015-07-03 11:40:13 -0400
Bill Elder, I think you nailed it.
commented 2015-07-03 10:57:08 -0400
Oh, we are awake, John Zealand — it’s too late to do anything about it. But in four years, though…!
commented 2015-07-03 10:56:15 -0400
One more example that the NDP has its collective head up some orifice of rarefied atmosphere! Germany tried the cap-and-trade method — and declared it a failure. So, since it didn’t work in Germany, it’s going to work here, right? Right? (No, left, left…)

One more piece of evidence this “party” will be a one-and-out government… but oh, the aftermath we’ll have…!
commented 2015-07-03 09:57:16 -0400
Wake up AB the NDP are leading you to the slaughter.
commented 2015-07-03 09:44:45 -0400
Socialism is alive and well in Alberta! Voters deserve everything that they get! I have no sympathy for them!
commented 2015-07-03 08:45:18 -0400
Well, once the NDP have done all they can do in four years to destroy Alberta’s main economic engine, the oil and gas sector and implement various taxes, we will not be able to supply any billions to anything (whether it be to rebuilding Alberta or some CO2 tax ponzie scheme). We will be broke and will have joined the ranks of the “have not” provinces leaving just Saskatchewan to support Canada. Then the NDP will be voted out of office, but the damage will be done and it will be difficult, if not impossible, to pull Alberta out of the downward spiral.

Thanks a lot, NDP voters. You have screwed Alberta. Happy now?
commented 2015-07-03 08:17:07 -0400
Great news! Once Alberta’s major wealth engine is killed dead, eastern hordes can rush in and buy up parkland at 10 cents on the dollar – that way the retiring public sector union class will make Alberta into a govt. funded retirement resort and unemployed private sector native Albertans will become a perennial underclass in their own province – as if that wasn’t the plan all along ;-0