January 24, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Docs PROVE Notley NDP knew Albertans would reject carbon tax

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

During the earliest days of their government, the Alberta NDP already knew they had what they called a “social disconnect” problem. They knew normal Albertans wouldn’t embrace the carbon tax the NDP hadn’t campaigned on, so they quickly started holding expensive focus groups to try to solve the problem.

Now, I can finally report on the findings of those focus groups based on documents we obtained through a freedom of information request that took nearly two years to get my hands on.

The NDP contracted with a company called Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Canada to conduct focus groups with men and women in Edmonton and Calgary right after they announced their carbon tax in November 2015.

In the documents that date back to right after the carbon tax was announced, we learn the focus group was trying to find a way “to bridge the social divide between Albertans’ positions on climate change and reducing emissions and the policies the Alberta Government wants to enact to improve its reputation.”

The findings should shock no one. These are directly from the report the pollster provided back to the government:

“First, there was very little awareness of the Alberta Government having made any announcements on climate change”

“Albertans are concerned about their reputation both internationally and in other provinces. They are also skeptical that taking steps on climate change will make the rest of the world evaluate Alberta differently.”

“No one buys the idea that this will help get pipelines approved. The idea that we need to take action so that we can export more oil from the oil sands just does not make sense. It sounded self-serving and defensive to people.”

“There were questions about how exactly paying a carbon tax was going to actually reduce greenhouse gases.”

This focus group discussion held by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner over three days cost roughly $65,000 - and in the end, the NDP were presented with evidence that Albertans didn’t, and never would, believe in Notley’s fake social license.

In her year-end interview last December, Notley said she has “no regrets as she looks back on the last three years.”

She said “I think it (social license) is still part of the conversation.”

Except now we know that the NDP knew from the very beginning, it never really was.


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commented 2019-01-27 16:05:45 -0500
Whenever it comes to taxes, ALL Canadians need to be weary about the so-called “reason” given by any government, no matter what political party. Because, it’s usually either a – 1) tax grab that ends up into someone else’s pocket or 2) additional money to waste for various personal (and usually expensive) ventures. When was the last time any one has heard a government talk about reviewing Canadian budgets in each and every department to find waste? When have there ever been “wage and benefit” reviews to see how they compare to private entities? NEVER!!!!
commented 2019-01-25 15:47:00 -0500
These politicians (scum ) are not affected by their policies till ejection time . They are like a cat always landing on their feet waiting for another plum job .
commented 2019-01-25 03:31:21 -0500
Albertans have “social license” to remove the NDP from Alberta in a few short months and I am certain that they will relish this act.
Notley collaborated with Trudeau immediately after his unfortunate election to implement a carbon tax on Alberta, she sold Alberta out to a Trudeau. Most Albertans remember the BS and hard times under the current regime leader’s father but Notley didn’t hesitate to hand over the province and the pipeline to another Trudeau fiasco. Both these “leaders” are hell bent to bring Alberta to ruination but strong and devoted Albertans will not bend over or bow down to either of them.
commented 2019-01-24 22:14:07 -0500
“Carbon tax” is just a label placed on top of a JIZYA TAX. Kind of like how CBC is just “Al-Jazeera North” with a CBC logo slapped on the front.

Canada, don’t be a dhimmi. Don’t pay Jihadi Justin the Jizya Tax. Don’t fund his Muslim immigration pact with the UN.
commented 2019-01-24 21:25:05 -0500
Notley pack up yer manifesto and get out of Dodge,you will be crushed!! Venezuela might be looking for a few washed up commies!!
commented 2019-01-24 20:11:53 -0500
Thanks for digging all this up for us, Sheila. What dirt bags the NDP are. They’re like King Rehoboam who listened to his peers instead of his elders, causing Israel to split in two politically. A mob even killed his tax collecter when he tried to rip them off. Let’s hope the NDP get soundly defeated this spring.