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.