January 02, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: NDP’s “hand-picked” Energy Diversification panel cost Albertans $265K

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

 

Remember the NDP’s much touted Energy Diversification Advisory committee?

It was set up by the NDP to fix the economic problems they created when they found ways to move away from our natural resource extraction based economy.

We have details on how much the NDP were paying their hand picked panel and how much it all cost.

I asked the Alberta Government to provide all records about the formation of the energy diversification advisory committee starting from the idea through to the organization, set up of the panel, function of the panel, how many members, and the appointment and recruiting of the members.

We also asked the government to provide expense information like travel, accommodation and office expenses.

I got my hands on the pay rates and the overall budget for the panel— $256,000, which was $100,000 more than the NDP told us it was, and saw that their favourite anti-business crony, AFL president Gil McGowan, made a cool $450 bucks per day!

But I can’t tell you what the panel eventually advised Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd to do.

The government redacted much of that, which is weird because that is the exact work the panel was convened to carry out.

What were they advising the government to do to stimulate business that the Government doesn't want us to know about?

 

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commented 2018-01-04 13:09:52 -0500
Mike the opening lines of the video merely state that the video is not a sweeping gay-bashing rant and that gays do have the right to run for office etc. I am quite opposed to the “gay agenda”; to political homosexualism, and to the transgenderist wave, however I stop short of calling for the outright criminalization of homosexuality. I guess you disagree, or you were desperate for a pretext to block this information.
I was at the founding WR convention. (Don’t blame me I voted for Mark Dyrholm.) The grassroots rebellion which was the WR has been extinguished. Kenney is a fat gay Alison Redford.
commented 2018-01-04 13:09:35 -0500
Mike the opening lines of the video merely state that the video is not a sweeping gay-bashing rant and that gays do have the right to run for office etc. I am quite opposed to the “gay agenda”; to political homosexualism, and to the transgenderist wave, however I stop short of calling for the outright criminalization of homosexuality. I guess you disagree, or you were desperate for a pretext to block this information.
I was at the founding WR convention. (Don’t blame me I voted for Mark Dyrholm.) The grassroots rebellion which was the WR has been extinguished. Kenney is a fat gay Alison Redford.
commented 2018-01-03 23:37:54 -0500
William….those clowns are gone because of that type of behaviour, and this current crop of parasites will be gone as well. At this point it’s irrelevant and the reporting of the ndp doing the same is not in any way bias. It is actually a case of reporting the facts, plain and simple.
For the record, I voted against the merger and had votedWR since its inception but Brian was not the person to lead, to wishy washy ex: refused to speak With the Rebel, same for Kenney.
Also, you’re way off base on the election laws thing and seems a lot skewed in bias but what ever. The comment on premium subscription was about elected members not admitting to having one but are sure to access under some one else’s account. Again there in nothing illegal about that nor is subscribing to The Rebel if one is a UCP member.
Lastly and most important, any clown that starts a video by saying what you said is not worthy of any intelligent persons time, regardless of any facts you may have had. I was done watching in the first minute I’m sure, your bias was oozing, so pot met kettle
commented 2018-01-03 20:25:29 -0500
This sort of an expense for a commission is entirely in keeping with the sort of spending an Ed Stalmach or an Alison Redford is capable of. To avoid this point is to betray a partisan bias.
While Sheila has been beating the bushes for faux scandals on the NDP a Gay Liberal from Ontario (Jason Kenney) has flown into town in a plane simply loaded with cash. He “united” the two conservative parties then promptly purged the Uniparty of any Wildrose residue (20 dismissals in one day). Of course one will never hear a discouraging word about the Uniparty from Sheila.
As to the comments below about UCPers having premium memberships. No doubt, in fact much her fundraising is coming from members and donors of the UCP which means The Rebel is an unregistered third party advertiser under the law. Just what Ezra needed. More legal problems.
For more on our Gay Liberal from Ontario leader. See YouTube Jason Kenney Alberta’s First Gay Premier?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLSRft_ALQY
commented 2018-01-03 13:42:17 -0500
- Energy Diversification = lets not use plentiful & cheap energy. Lets use very expensive, unreliable, unpredictable, unviable “green” energy instead. What you’re seeing with the Alberta NDP is the failure of socialism. Don’t let the people who actually do things make decisions for themselves or their industries because someone who has an advanced degree in underwater basket weaving & managed to work their way up through the government is much more qualified to make those decisions.
commented 2018-01-03 07:35:30 -0500
It would appear governments – politicians, bureaucrats and the Fake News Liars – all across Canada are thumbing their noses at Canadians and the law, in their willingness to hide information about their criminality and treason and lie about it…when pressed for the information they are legally and morally bound to provide!
They are getting away with it.

This country is a sad and sorry joke…and I ain’t laughing.
commented 2018-01-03 07:32:58 -0500
This sort of an expense for a commission is entirely in keeping with the sort of spending an Ed Stalmach or an Alison Redford is capable of. To avoid this point is to betray a partisan bias.
While Sheila has been beating the bushes for faux scandals on the NDP a Gay Liberal from Ontario (Jason Kenney) has flown into town in a plane simply loaded with cash. He “united” the two conservative parties then promptly purged the Uniparty of any Wildrose residue (20 dismissals in one day). Of course one will never hear a discouraging word about the Uniparty from Sheila.
As to the comments below about UCPers having premium memberships. No doubt, in fact much her fundraising is coming from members and donors of the UCP which means The Rebel is an unregistered third party advertiser under the law. Just what Ezra needed. More legal problems.
For more on our Gay Liberal from Ontario leader. See YouTube Jason Kenney Alberta’s First Gay Premier?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLSRft_ALQY
commented 2018-01-03 01:55:04 -0500
NDP, Liberals… two heads on the same coin. And that coin goes into their own pocket.
commented 2018-01-03 01:10:46 -0500
Ron and Dave….you can be sure they all have premium content, logging in under the account of a friend.
commented 2018-01-02 20:44:29 -0500
Ron Voss, I’m sure they pay a lot of attention to the Rebel. They just don’t admit it lest some dippers get their panties in a knot.
commented 2018-01-02 20:01:23 -0500
Sheila disappointing that Kenney threw The Rebel under the bus as this is something that the UCP should be aware of. Hopefully one of the UCP MLAs subscribes to the Rebel.