December 19, 2018

Calgary’s “out of touch” politicians turn pro-pipeline rally-goers against them (Guest: William McBeath)

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


Calgary held yet another massive lunch time pro-pipeline rally this past Monday. Over 2,000 people showed up at Calgary's Municipal Plaza to show their support for Canada's battered, beleaguered oil and gas industry.

The speakers at the rally included Calgary municipal politicians which shouldn’t have been unusual or controversial, except those speakers ended up making themselves both!

Mayor Nenshi tried to speak French to the rally-goers, which earned him loud boos.

Then he lectured the attendees on the merits of fighting climate change.

Councillor Peter Dejong was also booed after telling the crowd to support Quebec cheese and to avoid trade embargoes and boycotts. In response to the criticism from the crowd, he whined, “and you call yourselves Canadian? Wow.”

How could these two be so tone deaf and out of touch with the concerns of the people in their own city that they turned a pro-pipeline rally against themselves?

Tonight William McBeath from Save Calgary joins me to discuss how the rally went sideways for Calgary's purple prince, Mayor Nenshi, and we also examine city hall’s latest attempts to get a handle on renegade rookie councillor Jeromy Farkas.

It’s been a horrible week for Nenshi and it’s only Wednesday!

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commented 2018-12-21 15:14:49 -0500
The Prince is killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. Not a very bright boy is he? Of course he thinks money comes fro trust accounts so cut him some slack.
commented 2018-12-21 09:26:16 -0500
Great show. Ask any progressive about the results of the safe injection sites in Edmonton and Calgary, and I’m sure you’ll get success story after success story, probably so much so, that the next social program should include a drunk driving lane along hi-way 2.
commented 2018-12-20 19:20:57 -0500
Hi Sheila,
Love , love, love your show.
Just watched your interview with William McBeath and I wanted to mention something with regards to comments about municipalities getting the best bang for their buck… work to get great value for taxpayers.
With the down turn of oil economy, there’s been contract type work for infrastructure that compels idle oilfield contractors to move into municipal bid work. These bids have been coming in at cut rate deals. It’s put heavy burden on competition for the work, driving down the take home for businesses, making a lot of the work unattainable for the local contractors who are more knowledgeable of the scope for the job at hand. Outside contractors are probably losing their shirts on the work… we can’t see how they can possibly be making a profit. I have to tell you, that the elected officials on municipal boards have become rather arrogant in their dealings. They get a super good deal on the cost of work, lord it over the contractor to meet obligations, which they probably weren’t properly prepared for. And yet there are no tax breaks for struggling businesses within the municipality.
Businesses are certainly getting it from all angles and levels of government. This can’t sustain.
Cecile Beaulieu
commented 2018-12-20 07:27:40 -0500
The way that Nenshi and especially Councillor Peter Dejong laughed at the crowd when he said they were not Canadians for booing them just proves how arrogant, condescending and completely out of touch with the people’s current situation they truly are.

That is just as bad as HIlary’s “deplorables” comment, or that fat NDP MPP calling Albertans “sewer rats”, or Trudeau, Butts and the main stream media calling Albertans bigoted, racist, and Nazi.

Then there is Quebec who takes about 10 billion of the annual 20 billion Alberta contributes to Provincial equalization then opposes vehemently the source of that money, the Alberta oil and gas sector royalties & taxes on the businesses that support that industry. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.

Alberta takes a lot of shit from Eastern Canada and BC all the while Alberta is expected to take that shit, shut up and keep the 20 billion/year flowing to the have not provinces while those same provinces that benefit from that money actively work at shutting down the source of the income.

And yet Nenshi, Councillor Peter Dejong, much of Eastern Canadians wonder why we hate Quebec and Liberal assholes so much.
commented 2018-12-20 07:21:40 -0500
Something quite despicable about Nenshi.
commented 2018-12-20 02:00:44 -0500
And hey… I gather the “Stout Nenshi” Olympics statue has been put on the back burner for now???
commented 2018-12-20 01:57:04 -0500
Thanks for your insight Al Peterson… I am reminded of Walt Kelly’s 1971 Pogo cartoon invoking “We have met the enemy, and he is us”… Indeed.. While we have obviously too many arrogant socialists “who just KNOW! what is best for all of us”, we also have too, too many voters who just don’t learn from their mistakes… And repeating those mistakes, election, after election, after election, gives credence to Einstein’s little dictum about the definition of insanity…
commented 2018-12-20 00:40:41 -0500
Did the organizers actually ask the purple puke Nenshi to comment in french?
I wish I had been close enough to twist that waging finger off and shove it up his………..nose.
commented 2018-12-20 00:36:42 -0500
The real question involves the real problem. The real problem is not the politicians, it is the people who vote them into office. In 803 years since Magna Carta and the slow evolution to democracy we have learned nothing. We keep voting the same insufferable self-styled übermensch into office.

Now for the real question: Why do we? As much as I loathe The Groper et al he is not really the problem. We are. We have met the enemy and he is us. If we had two functioning brain cells to rub together these pukes would be shovelling out hog barns.

This world needs a Messiah. Thankfully at this time of year we celebrate His first coming. And we look forward to His soon return.
commented 2018-12-20 00:28:17 -0500
HENRY WYSMULEK commented 2 hours ago
Maybe it really is time for the Republic of Western Canada to become reality!
commented 2018-12-19 23:42:47 -0500
The swine elitist politicians are working against their own people all over the western world but especially in Canada
commented 2018-12-19 21:55:02 -0500
This is what happens when politicians isolate themselves from the people they’re supposed to represent.