May 30, 2017

How BC's NDP/Green coalition will create a national recession

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Nothing lasts forever, and the moderately pro-business B.C. Liberal Party had a good run. Elected in 2001, they kept on winning — until this month.

The final results were this: Christy Clark’s Liberals got 43 seats out of 87, one short of a majority. The NDP have 41 and the Green Party have 3 — that’s 44. That’s a majority.

The problem is the NDP itself has been an extremist party when it comes to the environment and the economy which is likely the reason Clark won last time. British Columbians were just plain scared by an NDP leader threatening to shut down every jobs mega project.

But, four years later, fatigue outweighed fear, and now the Frankenstein coalition is even more extremist — all the bad instincts of the NDP, combined with the ideological extremism of the Greens.

Add in Trudeau, who wants all the same projects dead too (he wants an economy built on feminism or something) and Alberta’s premier whose carbon tax was all about taking Alberta down a peg, and this spells trouble.

What a shame. With Alberta being euthanized economically, and with Trudeau going to war against Saskatchewan with its carbon tax, and threats to cut off hospital funding too, B.C. was Canada’s last, best hope.

Not anymore.

This is bad for B.C. It’s a disaster for Alberta, and the national economy. But to Justin Trudeau and Rachel Notley — everything is just proceeding as planned.

Our B.C. bureau chief, Christopher Wilson, covered the election for us closely. He joins me to discuss this coalition and what it might mean.

Next, Senior Editor at Large with Breitbart.com, Joel Pollack, joins me to discuss how accusations of collusion with Russians against Trump resemble a classic Russian disinformation campaign themselves.

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commented 2017-06-01 01:08:15 -0400
Andrew Stephenson Alberta is hurting because of NDP , oil prices have been lower and we did great , your pathetic excuse shows how little you know of the situation and about life in general. What will you say when they rise again and your excuse goes away? Oh right , you will hide from reality like always. Our dollar is going down and Ontario is still not doing well, so much for that left wing excuse. And what about Venezuela? You seem to avoid that topic. SCARED OF THE TRUTH?
commented 2017-05-31 19:44:33 -0400
Andy says
“or a net favourability of -69%”
That number seems to correlate exactly with the percentage of idiots in this country and mirrors the voting behaviour to a T, thanks for the clarification.
commented 2017-05-31 16:13:26 -0400
I must confess that Id didn’t realize Andrew Stephenson has such a good sense of humour… To wit – slipping in the zinger – "Ontario’s doing pretty well economically these days, actually. "
commented 2017-05-31 15:22:28 -0400
@Andrew Stephenson
I’d rather have someone like Trump in charge, someone that understands economics, than the imbecile we have now.
commented 2017-05-31 15:10:36 -0400
Let’s be fair. You can’t blame BC for the governments in Ontario and PQ. They are disasters in their own right.
commented 2017-05-31 12:45:35 -0400
Andrew Stephenson…..You are sounding more and more like your girlfriend Justine. “On behalf of all Canadians”…..How long before your squawking turns to tears when Trump withdraws or greatly alters the US position on the Paris climate farce, you know the one where they fudged the numbers at the last minute in order to dupe the world once again. You are proving to be more clueless as time moves on. I truly believe Notley will be CRUSHED next time around. Her elite status will allow her to move to her lakeside mansion in BC, where the collapse of that once beautiful province will not effect her life style. The plebes will suffer dearly, it will look good on the simpletons of the lower mainland though. Gregor will have to introduce tandem bike riding, gasoline will be banned. Saint Susuki, the dippers, the greens. ENJOY
commented 2017-05-31 12:44:07 -0400
“Peter Netterville commented 2 hours ago
Andrew in his/her/its usual arrogant leftie manner blubbered, "Trump is the problem with that scenario. Canadians despise him. "

Andrew, you do not speak for all Canadians. Anyone with intelligence can see that Trump is good for the USA. I guess that explains why the socialists in Canada hate him.

Anything that builds a nation is something leftie twits hate.
"
“Anyone with intelligence”? I would profess rather the opposite, that such an ad-populum is merely a symptom of the delusion on the right, who as of yet haven’t come to terms with the fact they fell for a snake oil salesman. I don’t speak for ALL Canadians, but most of them, for sure. A scan of the opinion polls indicate he had circa 15% approval among Canadians at the time of his inauguration, or a net favourability of -69%. This is … about where Wynne polls.
commented 2017-05-31 12:04:15 -0400
- The Liberals & NDP formed a coalition in Ontario once. It was dissolved when the Liberals saw it was in their best interest to do so. The Green party will get screwed in BC in this coalition, as will the people in BC & Canada.

- The Russians are not to be trusted but if there is collusion with the Russians it’s coming from the Democrats. They have all the smoking guns. The mainstream media has effectively undermined what little credibility they had left.
commented 2017-05-31 11:50:21 -0400
I think Christopher Wilson’s prediction will be proven correct.

Louise Leborgne, I noticed the same thing about Notley & her disposable water bottle !

McGuinty & Wynne have decimated Ontario’s prosperity and talk out of both sides of their mouth.
commented 2017-05-31 11:30:05 -0400
Donations to parties should be severely monitored. Outside contributions (from other countries or global foundations such as tides) should never be allowed to donate at any time. It is outrageous that the people can’t run a fair and legitimate campaign with the likes of Soros et al . . . . around. Even Canadians should not buy a party’s ear with huge donations. Alcoholics Anonymous has stringent rules of donation which might be a good model for politics. I noticed that Notley sipped water from a disposable plastic product bottle instead of a re-usable bottle. Typical living the lie type.
commented 2017-05-31 11:04:11 -0400
Andrew in his/her/its usual arrogant leftie manner blubbered, "Trump is the problem with that scenario. Canadians despise him. "

Andrew, you do not speak for all Canadians. Anyone with intelligence can see that Trump is good for the USA. I guess that explains why the socialists in Canada hate him.

Anything that builds a nation is something leftie twits hate.
commented 2017-05-31 11:00:18 -0400
@ The Architect

I am with you on that. And it would have the added bonus of completely isolating socialist BC from the rest of Canada.
commented 2017-05-31 10:57:18 -0400
“Space Moose commented 9 hours ago
Upon hearing the news of the elections in BC and Nova Scotia, I am starting to feel blessed that I live in progressive conservative Manitoba. "

We could also point out that the NDP’s loss last year was not a systematic rejection of the NDP but rather a personal vendetta against Selinger. Had the NDP run a different leader, they would probably have won. Pallister’s not exactly governing from the Right anyway, the NDP’s deficit reduction schedule was considerably more aggressive.

“Jill and John Ward commented 1 hour ago
I figured we are heading for a bad one anyways because of trudeau and wynnes policies. The liberals aren’t happy unless they are bankrupting and destroying! "

Ontario’s doing pretty well economically these days, actually.

“Elton Braun commented 9 hours ago
I think what Andrew is referring to is a recent poll in Saskatchewan which shows the NDP ahead of the Saskatchewan Party which they blame on Wall’s austerity measures, mainly freezing public sector wages. If it is accurate let’s hope it’s only temporary. Imagine the three most western provinces all NDP. How can so many people be this stupid all at the same time. Sadly Bill Elder I think your right again. I’ve said for awhile now the only thing that will change lefty voters is when it hits them hard enough in the pocketbook. "

Not directly, but that poll’s kind of interesting nevertheless. The NDP lead is implausibly large lead in that poll and it’s yet to be replicated, but the overall trend puts the Sask party in a precarious spot. They had the same problem Alberta did, became overly reliant on resource royalties then were left with a messy aftermath once that market collapsed.

“The Architect commented 27 mins ago
Perhaps it’s time for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, NWT and Yukon to consider talks about joining the USA.
That’d make a nice, no border hassles, direct trip from the lower 48 to Alaska, Mr. Trump.
"
Trump is the problem with that scenario. Canadians despise him.
commented 2017-05-31 10:55:45 -0400
With luck the NDP and Green have a fall out.
commented 2017-05-31 10:30:14 -0400
Perhaps it’s time for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, NWT and Yukon to consider talks about joining the USA.
That’d make a nice, no border hassles, direct trip from the lower 48 to Alaska, Mr. Trump.
commented 2017-05-31 09:58:25 -0400
I figured we are heading for a bad one anyways because of trudeau and wynnes policies. The liberals aren’t happy unless they are bankrupting and destroying!
commented 2017-05-31 08:23:59 -0400
Notley is gas-lighting us , no surprise there. Never go by what anyone says but only by the results they produce. Thats evidence of whats true. Canada is so screwed.
commented 2017-05-31 04:52:41 -0400
What’s really scary in this evolving fiasco is that Andrew Weaver’s claim to to fame is pushing the “global warming” scam during his years as a professor at the University of Victoria and being a regular columnist on this ruse via the pages of the Victoria Times-Colonist…
commented 2017-05-31 04:46:29 -0400
“Intelligent people learn from their mistakes..” Evidently too many in B.C. are willfully blind to the two previous NDP fiascoes here in B.C…. So once again we will, sigh, be subject to knocking our heads against the wall of stupidity until it hurts… How many times do you have to get your nose bloodied to realize you are either “wrong”, “plain stupid”, or “your elevator does not go to the top floor”???…
commented 2017-05-31 02:18:37 -0400
@ Drew,
" Ontario never should have become a have not , that took some real stupidity."

Plenty of that going around in this country, you don’t even need proof to see it.
The self destruct button been pushed just waiting for the timer to go of.
commented 2017-05-31 02:05:40 -0400
Upon hearing the news of the elections in BC and Nova Scotia, I am starting to feel blessed that I live in progressive conservative Manitoba.
commented 2017-05-31 01:45:08 -0400
I think what Andrew is referring to is a recent poll in Saskatchewan which shows the NDP ahead of the Saskatchewan Party which they blame on Wall’s austerity measures, mainly freezing public sector wages. If it is accurate let’s hope it’s only temporary. Imagine the three most western provinces all NDP. How can so many people be this stupid all at the same time. Sadly Bill Elder I think your right again. I’ve said for awhile now the only thing that will change lefty voters is when it hits them hard enough in the pocketbook.
commented 2017-05-31 01:02:06 -0400
Most analyses of the BC election feel the NDP received so many votes in the Vancouver and Island area was a result of the objection to the pipeline. I feel another reason is these people disliked the job that the Federal Liberals were doing and decided to protest by voting NDP and Greens. Remember these people aren’t political junkies like the Rebels, and coupled up the Trudeau and Clark Liberals.
Evidence of this theory is that five years ago the BC Liberals had a special meeting with the sole purpose of deciding to change their name. We must not forget that this party is a mixture of the old fiscally responsible Liberals and the Conservatives. At the time the Federal Liberals were unpopular because of their stealing scandals, and the BC Liberals didn’t want this over their heads.
If the BC Liberals had changed their name, perhaps the BC people wouldn’t have to go through four years of suffering.
commented 2017-05-31 00:47:19 -0400
Well time to start calling them Bring Cash again.
Libs Rmorons you got that right. They are sad and pathetic hypocrites who excuse their own transgressions while magnifying the transgressions of others.
commented 2017-05-31 00:45:56 -0400
Andrew Stephenson are you for real? I bet you said that about Ontario as well some years back.
Can i hold you to that, or will you make some BS excuse if it does not go your way? GDP does not stay level with piss poor management like Notley. Ontario never should have become a have not , that took some real stupidity.
commented 2017-05-30 23:24:28 -0400
Leftists are the dumbest, most immoral, useful dupes on the planet.

They were the KKK.
They are the educators that are having sex everywhere with young students.
They do not defend free speech.
The Portland stabber was a staunch left wing Bernie Sanders supporter.
They support open borders and unlimited immigration even though many of these immigrants are raping and murdering their fellow citizens.
They are racists and bigots…see Evergreen State College and many other mob gatherings at Universities and Colleges.
Left wing professors ( 99 % are part of the wacky left ) dressing in Antifa clothing and hitting innocent protesters with bike locks.
Pedophiles rings are being busted everywhere and all involved are leftists.

The funny thing is these useless lefties will come out of College with useless Arts Degrees and end up working at Wendy’s….at least until they are fired as they will not make it in the real world.

All lefties should be forced to spend 6 months in their favorite country of Venezuela and then 6 months in Afghanistan. They would either not make it back or would change their views.

Time to get rid of these useless morons.

TRUMP Trumps Morons!!!!!
commented 2017-05-30 23:18:35 -0400
The problem in this country now is there are too many people living off the money of a growing minority who works hard to put food on the table and to pay taxes for the other half. Those people profiting from gov’t handouts have no problem voting for leftist parties since they have nothing to lose, like a job for example, and everything to gain. In fact, they can even get back at those honest workers, who they despise and are jealous of. Just look at the comments here of some, often hateful of the success of others, or using fake environmental issues to vent their hatred. The Left will bring poverty for all because they have no idea of economy and are driven by emotions only.
commented 2017-05-30 23:02:33 -0400
Ezra, we both know this climatephobia economic blackout has to happen – it has to happen to shock people back to their senses and make them understand that voting in extremists directly hurts them – it will be apparent when the economy (which is still a petro dollar economy) does far worse than go into recession.

Energy poverty = job poverty – poverty. The insane thing about this is that we will be in a period of forced austerity in the midst of resource wealth …truly dystopic.
commented 2017-05-30 22:44:14 -0400
I think we should start a revolution before they impoverish us and strip us of our rights. If this isn’t fixed with Trumps help in 5 years, that’s my plan
commented 2017-05-30 22:01:32 -0400
Look at the two politicians above… They are absolutely ecstatic that they are able to take the Liberals out of the picture in BC… I mean look at their faces it’s uncontrollable glee.!!
The question begs to be asked why are they that happy… One would be happier if they didn’t have a whole bunch of work in front of them and a province of 3-4 million people counting on you to do the right thing…
Why are they this happy and it’s not because they’re going to fix the province or they’re going to save the whales or maybe the rain forest bear no… It’s nothing like that, it’s their turn to stick it to the people and screw the system for unbelievable profit and elitist lifestyle for as long as possible. It’s right up there with winning a lottery and that’s how happy you are to win a several million dollars you don’t have to do very much for. No man should ever be that happy with the responsibility of 3 or 4 million people on your conscience.!!
Andrew Stevenson… So despite your gossip and despite you’re badgering and lies, Saskatchewan is doing just fine and will continue to do just fine under Brad wall…
I spend as much time in Saskatchewan as I do in Alberta and Brad wall is not only liked but is respected and has a job for the rest of his life if he wants it..
There’s always the minority of the whiners that want free stuff from the government instead of working for it with natural God-given talent..
But we find wherever we go some peoples only God-given talent is whining, bitching, complaining and lying.
Ms. Stevenson… People without shame have no dignity and you have no shame.!!