June 18, 2015

CTF: Nenshi's apology after questioning group's "credibility" not good enough

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Paige MacPherson of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is in the news because she's battling my old debating partner, Calgary's Mayor Nenshi, who is advocating for a city charter.

This would empower him to impose city-wide taxes.

MacPherson's group challenged Nenshi to put the idea to a referendum.

His answer was "shocking," says Levant.

In print, Nenshi accused the CTF of spending "millions of dollars" on a BC anti-transit tax campaign -- which MacPherson says actually had a budget of less than $40,000, mostly donated by ordinary citizens.

In fact, she says, it was the province's mayors who spent "millions of dollars" to push the tax -- all of it taxpayers money, to boot.

So did Nenshi apologize to the CTF for sullying the group's credibility?

Watch my report to find out what happened next.


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commented 2015-06-21 10:30:29 -0400
I have heard from people in Calgary that Nenshi is incredibly popular and that he would continue to win elections to remain Mayor. I guess the minority is unhappy with him.
commented 2015-06-20 15:58:17 -0400
Ash – our democratic rights have been hijacked by the Marxists, and it runs deep, all the way to the SCOC, and the UN. The really sad part, is that the Marxists have taken a page from Hitler’s book of brainwashing the children. It makes it easier to control and manipulate the masses.
commented 2015-06-20 14:11:15 -0400
Actually almost $12 million taxdollars wasted on BC’s transit plebisite by politicians to force a yes vote so they could spend/waste more taxdollars on public transit “Translink” bureaucracy.
A statement from the Leader of the BC Conservative Party
Almost $12 million of taxpayers’ monies wasted on public-transit plebiscite
VANDERHOOF – June 16th, 2015 – The public-transit plebiscite foisted on Lower Mainland residents by Premier Christy Clark and her BC Liberal government wasted $11,575,471 scarce resources better spent on more-important priorities or left in taxpayers’ pockets.
The total amount is derived as follows:
  • Keith Archer, B.C.‘s Chief Electoral Officer, appeared on April 22 before the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. Archer stated that Elections BC’s revised budget estimate to hold the mail-in plebiscite was $5,760,620.
  • Jack Froese, Mayor of the Township of Langley, spoke on March 17 with CKNW Radio. Froese confirmed that the Mayors’ Council had authorized TransLink to spend “up to $5,814,851 million” to promote a ‘Yes’ vote on the transit plebiscite.
    British Columbians may be alarmed to learn that $11,575,471 is more than the Province of British Columbia spends each year on the Office of the Premier. It also is about the same amount as is budgeted annually for the Environmental Assessment Office, and nearly the total budget allocation this year for the Ministry of Energy and Mines.
    Christy Clark’s public-transit plebiscite – which is non-binding on any public entity, including TransLink, Lower Mainland municipalities, and the federal and provincial governments – is understood by most British Columbians to be an unnecessary, extravagant waste of taxpayers’ monies.
    Despite repeated BC Liberal claims that they are prudent fiscal managers, the $11,575,471 public-transit plebiscite provides irrefutable evidence that minding taxpayers’ dollars is not a priority for the Clark government.
    Dan Brooks
    Leader, BC Conservative Party
    Background information links:
commented 2015-06-19 23:27:43 -0400
Looks like it Deborah, all his little Smurf toys. He does seem very childlike. I just cannot fathom how he is Mayor, except that everyone but lefties from Ontario were in the oil patch working, on election day and never got around to voting, same in Edmonton. We might want to pay more attention to our elections on every level, this is too big a cost.
commented 2015-06-19 13:35:14 -0400
Not only is the man trying to tax us to death. He’s also trying to force income suits into every neighbour hood in the city. It doesn’t seem to matter that the majority are against it. All that matters are that the minority are for it. There is something going horribly wrong in today’s politics. It used to be what the majority want now it’s to hell with the majority, what can we do for ourselves and the special interest groups that helped to elect us. That seems to be the new motto. things need to change, the people are losing control of there cities and provinces. We are heading toward the edge of a cliff and people are oblivious. It won’t be until we are halfway over before we wake up. I look to Ontario to see even when you are halfway over many still blindly continue to follow. It’s the sudden impact at the bottom of the cliff that really worries me.
commented 2015-06-19 12:24:48 -0400
Are those Nenshi’s toys in the background? I’m not surprised that the mayor is upset, the CTF is exposing his plans for Calgarians. He is a narcissistic psychopath, and I am hoping that we can finally be rid of this Marxist in the next election. I can’t believe he was elected twice, let alone once! This is what Harvard is pumping out for supposed intellects these days.
commented 2015-06-19 10:22:26 -0400
Looks like I won’t be moving back to AB anytime soon.
commented 2015-06-19 08:52:33 -0400
John said, “Nenshi is a brat. I still can’t believe he’s the Mayor of a wonderful city like Calgary.”

Yea, it seems with left leaning mayors in Calgary and Edmonton and now a extreme left provincial government, I feel like conservative Alberta is being invaded. It makes me sick.
commented 2015-06-19 08:21:01 -0400
Nenshi is a brat. I still can’t believe he’s the Mayor of a wonderful city like Calgary.
commented 2015-06-18 21:54:08 -0400
Remember the vote splitting maneuver that was of immense benefit to getting Mayor Mouth into office?
Why has no one ever seen fit to go after said shady lady and find out about her motives?
commented 2015-06-18 21:19:33 -0400
We know what you meant, Liza – no apologies needed ;)
commented 2015-06-18 20:02:56 -0400
Page my apologies. Don Iveson is no prize for Edmonton.
commented 2015-06-18 20:01:26 -0400
At one time I thought Nenshi seemed like a nice guy, though wrong politically. The more I see of him, the more I know he’s egotistical, vindictive, and thin skinned.
commented 2015-06-18 19:42:46 -0400
Nenshi is bad news for Calgary,MacPherson’s no prize for Edmonton either. Yes, we need a referendum on that. If they put us up against the wall, what choice do we have. Lets do it. We have to push back these socialist politicians who think they can get away with it, and count on the fact that we won’t squawk!>

I’m a proud member of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Thanks for what you do Page.
commented 2015-06-18 19:28:46 -0400
POS muzi
commented 2015-06-18 19:11:26 -0400
meanwhile john tory get 2.6 billon lol