December 15, 2016

Notley replaces radical chief of staff Brian Topp with someone even worse

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

When The Rebel’s Alberta Bureau Chief Sheila Gunn Reid wrote her bestselling book about Rachel Notley’s NDP, she picked the perfect title: “The Destroyers.”

The biggest destroyer of all was Notley’s chief of staff: Toronto union lawyer and lobbyist Brian Topp.

Yesterday, Topp announced that he was moving back to Toronto — where he had never sold his home or uprooted his family. In other words, he never had any skin in the game in Alberta. (Just like many of the out of town NDP destroyers he’d hired to join him...)

And his replacement? John Heaney, another B.C. NDP anti-pipeline lobbyist, another loser from the 2013 NDP campaign.

Heaney is famous, or infamous, for falsely accusing Christy Clark, the B.C. premier, of taking a bribe.

But now he’ll get a massive salary, and hire more of his incompetent, ideological NDP mercenary friends.

And that’s all that matters, when you hate the province you live in, and laugh that you were able to kill 200,000 jobs, and they actually paid you for it.

That’s Brian Topp’s legacy. And John Heaney’s legacy. Rachel Notley agreed to it.

And the mainstream media loved every moment of it, and will until the bitter end...

Stay with us for more on this staff shakeup in Alberta, with Senior Sun columnist Lorne Gunter.

THEN: Rick Peterson joins me to discuss why he's running for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada.

FINALLY: I read your messages to me!


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commented 2016-12-17 18:57:58 -0500
Yes Liza—- I really do think that Ruskies should be our Allies. You give me the reason as to why we should exterminate each other ?
commented 2016-12-16 19:48:37 -0500
How did Alertans vote for Rachael Notley? Don’t answer that. In Ontario, we voted for Kathleen Wynne.
commented 2016-12-16 19:15:54 -0500
Andy Neimers—I have it in my Van and my house. What do you think of Vancouver and Toronto banning new houses for Natural Gas systems?
commented 2016-12-16 19:10:46 -0500
Andy Neimers—You have mentioned Natural Gas supplies in North America; its a great clean fuel. I have
commented 2016-12-16 18:30:14 -0500
Dear Rick Peterson, please fuck off. The last thing I would vote for in the new leader of the pc party is another twat political elitist who is going to tell me what he thinks and what he wants. We the people will tell you what to do and think and you as an elected official can shut your fucking big mouth and do as your told.
commented 2016-12-16 14:26:01 -0500
Andy Neimers—The US still imports 24% of their oil, the lowest since 1970. You are assuming that Trump does everything he said he would. I also hope so.
Shebels question was in the past tense; Why is the West in ME Countries? My answer was correct for now, but as you say it may change in 10 years. (I forgot that Trump moves fast)
commented 2016-12-16 13:10:50 -0500
Deborah, or Trudeau.
commented 2016-12-16 13:10:07 -0500
We need a federal conservative we know won’t be playing the ‘one global power’ game. Trade is one thing, but sovereignty is quite another.
Peterson just hasn’t said much. I agree Paul, what is his platform?
commented 2016-12-16 13:08:20 -0500
Liza Rosie – if the MSM wasn’t bought and paid for, Notley would not be getting away with her destruction of AB.
commented 2016-12-16 13:05:09 -0500
The only thing differentiating marxism from communism is the blood shed. Marxism always gives way to communism, given enough rope and free reign. It’s as if half the country is asleep at the wheel, and the millennials have already been sufficiently brainwashed to be compliant.

Politicians like Notley are drunk with power and they seem to be able to get away with all of their schemes. We have fallen very far down the hole. That cackling witch will see Alberta into complete ruin so it can be built back up into a socialist/communist hell, directed by globalist puppeteers.
commented 2016-12-16 12:58:11 -0500
- The NDP are a collection of clowns & criminals. They belong in jail or a mental asylum.

- Peterson needs a platform. Showing up for work, being from Alberta & embracing the whole country isn’t a platform. I’m all for MPs showing up for work but he doesn’t seem to have anything beyond that. He comes off as being too wishy-washy & middle of the road.
commented 2016-12-16 12:52:47 -0500
I don’t know Raj, but if the communists were ‘all gone’ we wouldn’t be starting to live with it in our own country. What we used to fight to keep out we are now welcoming in. This country is rotten with UN commie globalists. Since Justin has got in they are swarming us. (IMF, Soros etc) We will be too busy fighting the oppression at home to be fighting it anywhere else.

Trump is sussing Putin out, as he is with all of his potential adversaries. Would you rather he be calling for war with him as Obambastic is in his last days? You complain about Trump kissing up to Putin, then say Russia should be our allies, I am just confused at what your meaning is, that’s all. Your comment makes no sense to me.
commented 2016-12-16 12:30:46 -0500
As long as many Canadian citizens think the NDP & other marxists/fascists/progressives actually are good for their long-term well-being . . . we will continue our descent into irrelevance!
Topp like our Justin is a Klimate Change Fraud . . . and marxist loon !
Peterson . . . sounds like he is running for last place !
commented 2016-12-16 11:01:22 -0500
when oh when will the ndp gov’t start to lead by example? is brian topp going home by walking, bicycling or the grey dog? i suspect he’s flying 1st class…so tired of politicians and senior beaurocrats who ‘know what’s good for us’, who have the ‘do as i say, not as i do’ attitude! dear Lord in heaven how i hate limousine socialists. if your ideas are sooo good, implement them…starting with yourselves rachel!!!
commented 2016-12-16 10:28:57 -0500
The next Alberta election I expect the NDP to be excised like a malignant tumour. But by God the damage they will have done by then…Seems a shame there
commented 2016-12-16 10:28:56 -0500
The next Alberta election I expect the NDP to be excised like a malignant tumour. But by God the damage they will have done by then…Seems a shame there
commented 2016-12-16 08:28:23 -0500
@ezra….the term “carpetbagger” might be more fitting than “mercenary”.
commented 2016-12-16 04:01:03 -0500
Whom is the USA fighting ? -Liza— and I don’t believe for one minute that we need Mid East oil.
commented 2016-12-16 03:52:45 -0500
If any Province knows all about Unions it is Quebec . Every politician in PQ is like a mini dictator long as they cow tow to the Unions. Unions are run by the Mafia.
You never make an honest business deal in the PQ. It is all about the palm and the grease.
Why do think that Justin appears to be a wee bit perplexed over taking money from the Chinks? That is everyday normal for his ilk.
Next time – Justin—-meet the Chinese in Montreal. No problem
commented 2016-12-16 03:41:18 -0500
“The Communists are pretty much all gone.”??
“It is pretty scary to think of Trump making peace with the Russians. They should be our Allies.”??
Neither of these comments make any sense to me, Raj.
commented 2016-12-16 03:33:13 -0500
So, checking Rick Peterson’s web site, he wants increased security measures huh? Right, so instead of stopping them at the border with a values test, he’d rather let them in, then stomp all over our freedom to “deal with it” huh? Fucking retard!! Well I have news for Peterson, if he won, and let in extremists, he can, and WILL, be held to account in a court of law. Politicians have a Duty of Care to ensure the safety of the citizens, and if they’re negligent, they’re in Breach of Trust. A charge Trudeau, Goodale and McCallum can look forward to!
commented 2016-12-16 03:32:35 -0500
Unions help to make it harder and more expensive to do business. They are not reasonable and union bosses are more interested in their own pockets than looking out for those they represent. Witness Caterpillar leaving London Ontario a few years back because the Union wouldn’t compromise. The union bosses didn’t want to set a precedent, so they left 1000(?) people without jobs. The company took it to the States. Unions have out lived their usefulness. They are corrupt extortionists for an elite group of workers who have to pay dues to the Union god. I say elite group of workers because if every business was union run, it would be completely unsustainable. People would go out of business in the private sector and the public sector would suck the life blood out of the tax payer. Hell if Notley has her way(and wYnne) we will see that first hand. All the big unions should go to India where they might do some good . bunch of crooks.
commented 2016-12-16 03:31:56 -0500
Ron Joseph—- I don’t believe that, and even if I did ,why is it the duty of the USA to be stationed everywhere in the World? When is the last time the USA won a war ?
It sure as hell wasn’t Viet Nam. Dropped more bombs than the total of WW2 for what ? Nothing. The Communists are pretty much all gone. Carpet bombed the Serbs to make way for the Muslims.
It is pretty scary to think of Trump making peace with the Russians. They should be our Allies.
commented 2016-12-16 03:00:49 -0500
I really don’t understand why the rebel hates unions so much. Unions help employees have a livable wage and offers them protection against exploitative bosses.

If the rebel got unionized, then Ezra would witness first hand that it would not be the end of the world.
commented 2016-12-16 02:10:43 -0500
Rick Peterson squirmed and side stepped your questions. Seems like he just didn’t want to reveal who he is. His answer on the “Canadian Values” question, was enough for me. He is out of the race, before he even gets started. Just as Kevin O’Leary is out, for much the same reasons. As a card carrying Conservative, who was deeply involved in it’s creation, my voice will be heard, and so far it’s Kelly Leitch who I am leaning towards.
commented 2016-12-16 01:27:14 -0500
Correct Andy. The US hardly imports any oil at all. That is why Obama complained that only Canada would benefit from the Keystone so he had nothing to lose by shutting it down.
commented 2016-12-16 01:22:59 -0500
The only reason the Trans Mountain pipeline was approved is because of Trudeau’s love for China and their lobbying donations. It certainly has nothing to do with any love for us. As for screening for values, until the libs stopped the practice in the mid 90’s, all immigrants had to go through a minimum one hour interview concerning their values and attitude towards Canada. Now only one in ten if that have to. This mandatory one on one lengthy interview is what Leitch wants to bring back. Like I said before, just have every wannabe immigrant (or refugee) draw a picture of Muhammad. That’ll sort them out real quick.
commented 2016-12-16 01:15:37 -0500
By the way Ron… Are you aware of the fact that there are hundreds of capped gas wells just on the outskirts of Ft. St. John, B.C. alone?…
commented 2016-12-16 01:11:01 -0500
Ron Joseph… I have to disagree with your statement: – “Without this oil the US would be vulnerable to attacks anywhere they are stationed in the world. That is changing as they produce more oil, but they are still decades away from oil independence.”…. It’s not going to be “decades”… Under Trump, and by approving the Keystone XL pipeline, it will take scant years to achieve energy independence… You have to integrate the new flow of oil and gas from already capped wells across North America, and the opening up of public lands to exploratory drilling will create a boom not seen in decades… And, “stay tuned” when the oilfields of Alaska are opened up again… So it’s “years” not “decades” – the Saudis well know it…
commented 2016-12-16 01:02:35 -0500
William Jackson— There are 3 things that make the NDP great—-
1—Unionized Gov’t people.
2-Unionized Private people .
3— Welfare people .
There is no room for private business or entrepreneurs—— they should be taxed out of existence.