June 18, 2016

Are Notley NDP turning pro oil and gas? Here’s why you shouldn’t believe it

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

The NDP have suddenly turned pro-oil, advocating pipelines and responsible development of oil and gas projects, but I don’t know who they think they’re fooling. I’m not buying it.

We saw another indication that the NDP are still anti-oil with the fracking moratorium resolution that surfaced at their recent convention in Calgary. The resolution outlined things like “serious risks to public health, precious water resources and potent greenhouse gases like methane.”

Some members actually wanted to debate completely shutting fracking down, which would be the end of the oil and gas industry in Alberta. The NDP walked away from that debate and some are suggesting that it was to appease industry.

If the Alberta NDP had their way, they'd shut the oil and gas industry down in a heartbeat. I think this because they can’t seem to get enough of consulting with and cozying up to the Pembina Institute, probably the most anti-oil and gas group in Canada next to Greenpeace.

Pembina once signed an agreement to commit to shutting down the oil sands and they’ve lobbied in Washington against Keystone XL. They've even taken foreign money from billionaire George Soros, who funds progressive initiatives that demonize fossil fuels for his own gain.

Everywhere we look, Shannon Phillips, Minister of Energy and Environment, is posing for pictures with her good buddies at the Pembina Institute.

The only difference between now and before the NDP got elected is that their protests have moved from the Legislature and the streets to the comfort of board rooms and private meetings.

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commented 2016-06-20 02:56:18 -0400
The only way the NDP could ever bring themselves to support the oil industry, is if the oil workers were all unionized.
commented 2016-06-20 01:58:22 -0400
Mongrel: Is that not Jeh Johnson, US Minister of Homeland Security, in the yellow bow tie? And whats with Marcus Welby and the stethoscope? Maybe he checks for mini quakes caused by fracking. And for any of you lefty retards you are more than welcome to stop by my place and watch as I burn off gas at the kitchen tap from a well drilled almost 50 yrs ago. Will that ease your paranoia on fracking? Thought not.

Dump em all
commented 2016-06-19 12:07:53 -0400
That doctor, isn’t that DOCTOR NO ? The pipe line doctor
commented 2016-06-19 11:19:40 -0400
The NDP news conference appears to be from the balcony of the Redford Sky Palace, it sure didn’t take long for the Notley gang to move into the new Sky Palace. I agree with Holly, most everyone can see through the charade that Notley and Phillips are attempting to say one thing in public and do another behind closed doors. The Notley government is shutting down the oil and gas exploration and pipelines behind the scenes where the public can not see, in the application stage. The the public can not see but in the department Phillips controls.

I liked the idea the Brooks Oilmens Golf Tournament had which was to put up a likeness of Notley on the fairway for the golfers to aim their drives at. Great idea!!!! Consider it payback for Notley laughing at the Farmers protesting.

Maybe an idea to get people back to work and earn some money is to paint the laughing face of Notley onto a sleeve of golf balls, I believe wacking those golf balls would improve a persons golf game. As a extension to that I am sure sleeves of the face of Wynne and Trudeau would also be big sellers too.
commented 2016-06-19 10:55:05 -0400
These are just the required photo ops to keep the sheep off guard. Nobody in O&G believes a word spewed out of Notley’s mouth. But since the MSM has been bought and paid for, this will continue until either the people rise up against this tyranny, or we rid ourselves of this Marxist disease in the next election. Given the extent of deception through both the provincial and federal systems, I can only believe that the father of lies, has dimmed and confused the minds of those who think they have control or their own minds, but in fact have given their minds over to those who are using insidious methods of mind control over the sheeple. I can’t even listen to the radio anymore, and I am careful what I watch on TV. Every ad is loaded with socialist goals, and most shows are promoting the agenda of these liars and deceivers. Watching reruns is very therapeutic, given the constant nattering of lies spewed out as gospel by those who have bought into the agenda from the left.
commented 2016-06-19 03:09:25 -0400
Perception is everything. Of course, everyone is wise to Notley’s stunts by now.

Time to make some more targets?
commented 2016-06-18 22:30:11 -0400
How much does the NDP care about the oil & gas industry ? One of their elected members is a fellow named Marlin Schmidt . He has a Masters Degree in HydroGeology and spent 10 years in the Ministry of Environment as an expert on site remediation of oil and gas sites. He knows the oil & gas industry.
Wouldn’t he be the obvious choice as Minister of the Environment ?
No ! Instead we have Shannon Phillips whose environmental chops amount to co-authoring a pamphlet with Mike Hudema , head of Greenpeace on how to protest and attack the oil and gas industry.
When this freaky past was brought up , she merely said "that was then , this is now " ( whatever the f*ck that means). What is obvious is that Notley and crew don’t care about utilizing the knowledge and experience of the only person ,( not only in the party but every one who voted NDP ) who actually has an environmental education combined with a knowledge of the oil and gas industry.
When it comes to supporting Alberta’ oil and gas industry , you know they’re lying – because their lips are moving.
commented 2016-06-18 21:18:24 -0400
We don’t believe them either HOLLY
Keep on their case
commented 2016-06-18 20:42:00 -0400
Pat Mc……exactly, well said!
commented 2016-06-18 19:53:35 -0400
Don’t blame me, I voted Wildrose.
It is time for me to change jobs, and one of the options is to go back where I came from 38 years ago, to the east coast, where the unemployment rate in my home town is half what it is right now in Calgary.
Less than 2 years ago, I never thought I’d see the day.
commented 2016-06-18 18:57:34 -0400
A group of people that have spent lifetimes opposing something, while clearly still maintaining their former associations, have not changed.

What we see here is a group that says something with their mouth, and even some of their actions, while opposing it with other actions. It’s like the right hand being for something and the left hand doing everything it can to stop it, 2 faced.

While were talking about the ndp, in the news this past week there was an announcement that they’re going to hire an independent group to assess their handling of the fire in Fort McMurray. Firstly, one has to ask why we need in assessment of their handling, seems like a waste of money, a review is already being conducted to understand where the fire fighting techniques and prevention could and should be better. Secondly, if the ndp have anything to do with the vetting of potential groups that are going to conduct this assessment and/or actually make the selection of this group, its invalid before it ever starts.

This government has shown a complete contempt for the people it represents. A government that shows such complete contempt is far more likely to ensure the results of said inquiry from its very beginning.
commented 2016-06-18 17:55:37 -0400
Of course the NDP is not pro-oil, any never will be, but I love the disunity that their lip-service brings to their party.
commented 2016-06-18 17:36:12 -0400
I live in Calgary-Conferation, the riding where Kirk Heuser ran, and 8 months after the election you can still see his old campaign signs lying on the ground. Some of them were still upright in January.
Mr. Environmentalist.
commented 2016-06-18 17:24:59 -0400
I like the picture that is the header to this story. All white guys with one token black guy wearing a stereotyped yellow bow tie. Also, the “doctor” posing outside in his scrubs with the stethoscope around his neck says this is a posed picture of actors.

And they can only get one stereotyped black guy? Where are the First Nations in their Hollywood head dresses? Sikhs in turbans? Moslems in burkas?

At least they did get a picture of the Energy Minister along with Philips. The Energy Minister is on Philips left, but might be hard to see since she is invisible.

The Non-Democratic Party, the party of inclusion.
commented 2016-06-18 17:19:36 -0400
The NDP will never be pro oil and gas as that would be opposed to their entire platform and opposed to the personal beliefs of each person in the NDP party and the hired chiefs of staff.

Unfortunately the NDP’s little show of fake support for the oil and gas industry will be enough to convince those voters who love the NDP and those voters who want to love the NDP if only they would support the oil and gas sector.