January 31, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: FOI docs show bureaucrats focused on stamping out “political” fires during Fort Mac crisis

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

We have another follow up to the series of Freedom of Information investigations the Rebel has done into the NDP government’s mishandling of the massive Buffalo Wildfire.

In earlier investigations, we discovered the NDP cuts to the wildfire firefighting budget caused such chaos with the water tanker contracts that all of them were cancelled ten days before the fire was first spotted and were re-tendered just one day before the fire roared into Fort Mac city limits.

Now, we have more shocking documents.

These documents show that the local oil industry was angry at the government mismanagement on the ground during the fires. The companies were demanding more help and said they felt “abandoned” by the provincial authorities.

I have all the emails, and I’ll show them all to you. The bureaucrats were panicking, scared that the companies were going to get “political” about the bungling of the response to the fire.

Government bureaucrats were furiously working on talking points and trying to identify who the problematic local companies were instead of addressing their concerns about being abandoned by the provincial government.

As the city burned, the bureaucrats were worried about keeping industry from going to the media, trying to manage the political fall out instead of the crisis before them.

I'll stay on this story and see it through until the end.

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commented 2017-02-01 11:07:21 -0500
Justin refused help from Russia saying they had the situation under control. What he should have said is they were too busy with political damage control. Priorities are hard.
commented 2017-02-01 10:34:13 -0500
I hope the people of FT,Mac. launch a massive class action suit against her person.
We are already paying the bill, so send the bill to her.
commented 2017-02-01 03:31:28 -0500
The MSM all report the same “news” verbatim because Soros is the owner and editor-in-chief.
commented 2017-02-01 01:35:01 -0500
I wonder how much carbon was released into the atmosphere because of that fire? Oh sorry suddenly the green kooks don’t give a damn.
commented 2017-02-01 01:33:52 -0500
We all know Notley does not give a damn about Ft Mac.
commented 2017-02-01 00:28:52 -0500
On another topic, just clicked to the Scrum channel where Raitt was being interviewed re Trump’s travel ban & she sounded more Liberal than Conservative. BTW! Every reporter there was anti Trump & quite obvious they have no idea why Trump is doing this, all asking the same question & I must put in a good word for the new Immigration Minister who did not slam Trump & gave a good answer which the reporters could not understand or wanted to not understand because then they might have to reconsider the reasons why Trump is doing what he’s doing.
commented 2017-02-01 00:13:05 -0500
The “little” guy known as The Rebel brings us story after story about how incompetent Notley is & all this reporting is done with minimal finances, yet the “big” guy CBC funded with millions from you & I keep on recycling day after day the same old worn out stories that are repeated on all the other networks. The reporters on these networks all sound the same & use the same lingo. Makes me wonder if they do print outs of their stories & fax them over to their counterparts who tweak a few words & then pass it on as the latest news to their viewers. This might seem far fetched, but that’s exactly what it looks like.
Sheila, Ms. Notley must fear you & she should be shaking in her boots wondering what is next on your list regarding her destructive behaviour. Now, if only the left could see all your reporting, maybe their eyes might open.
Excellent work Sheila & has there been any repercussions about this gross & damaging evidence against Notley. Her actions were negligent & in my opinion this fire caused way more damage than it would have if the water bombers, etc, had been in place & not reduced. This is very bad, not to mention sad.
commented 2017-01-31 23:49:51 -0500
The west needs to separate.!
commented 2017-01-31 23:08:36 -0500
@ Ron Voss, “I don’t understand why there wasn’t a class action lawsuit in the face of this gross negligence!”
…a million dollar question.

Pretty damning stuff Sheila, excellent work. No wonder they hate the Rebel,(you especially) you just won’t leave them alone! Give them hell.
commented 2017-01-31 22:56:08 -0500
Mongrel – Sadly your prediction is probable given the incestuous networking these globalists do. I think her golden parachute will be either a UN plumb or a job in some globalist US NGO – she’s good at selling out her fellow citizens, there’s lots of work for skanks with well developed skills in perfidy and dark dealing for globalist hegemony.
commented 2017-01-31 21:24:16 -0500
When Notley sees she has nowhere to go she will pull a MGuinty and pass on the torch to another incompetent moron.
commented 2017-01-31 20:17:56 -0500
I don’t understand why there wasn’t a class action lawsuit in the face of this gross negligence!
commented 2017-01-31 20:13:47 -0500
Bill,

Notley will not be indicted. She will be awarded an Order of Canada by the Laurentians for putting uppity Albertans in their place.

Separate thought, I am beginning to wonder if she will even lead the Non-Democratic Party into the 2020 election, or if she will resign 2018-19 and let some poor schmuck take the fall. She has accomplished more than she dreamed of politically, is guaranteed an OC, and can claim the vote against her government was not a vote against her.
commented 2017-01-31 19:36:58 -0500
This incident alone is grounds for malfeasance charges – Notley is a one term wonder who will be luck to escape indictment, let alone bear the shame of destroying, in perpetuity, the NDP party in Alberta
commented 2017-01-31 19:33:58 -0500
Separate, I like that picture of Notley in the header. It shows her pondering her next move to make the people of Alberta live like the people of Venezuela, while she benefits.
commented 2017-01-31 19:30:28 -0500
“going political”?

So that is what the Non-Democratic Party calls legitimate concerns of the electorate. Imagine, business owners being concerned about their infra-structure needlessly being sacrificed to Non-Democratic Party ideological talking points. Go figure.