June 17, 2015

Here are the 9 most un-Albertan things in the NDP throne speech

Rebel Staff

I wasn't impressed with the Alberta NDP government's first throne speech. For one thing, they have a lot of nerve calling themselves "entrepreneurial" in the very first line.

The speech also talked about "freedom" -- but got the concept totally wrong.

That was just the corny opening boilerplate, though.

When the speech got down to the laws they hope to pass, for some reason the NDP left out their very first act after taking power:

Their bizarre ban on menthol cigarettes, which you can bet is a portent of things to come.

Of course, they're raising taxes on "the rich," so that Rachel Notley's public sector friends won't have to take a pay cut.

But the level of income they think equals "rich" is actually "average" in some places in the province. How out of touch can the NDP be?

But then, what else can you expect from a bunch of out of province newcomers like Graham Mitchell?

Stick with me while I translate the address's NDP-speak into ordinary English.


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commented 2015-06-20 11:39:36 -0400
@patrick BURGOMASTER ? ? ?

Where were you Burgy when we had 40 years of corrupt PMs from Quebec?
Not getting any smarter eh Pattie ! ! !
Notley is clueless and bringing Dipper operatives and hacks from around the country is laughable.
Alberta is going to have a difficult FOUR years . . . with the insane socialists in charge . . .
commented 2015-06-20 00:39:16 -0400
Back to the main reason I logged on after the side track of that idiot, by the way do you have sex with farm animals patty lol, the situation is so bad in Alberta I have a new slogan and it’s bs I have to use it “Take my money Not my job” a man can successed with less money but can not successed without a job. Is there anyone who can disagree with that
commented 2015-06-20 00:33:36 -0400
Your a f’ing idiot patty only a moron could make that the comparison, I actually lowered myself resonpsing to it and I’m a hillbilly redneck, I truly didn’t think I could go any lower lol
commented 2015-06-19 20:52:33 -0400
OK Ezra, I listened to your side of the story and you do make a few good points. But, if you’re going to stress that many of the NDP team are from Toronto, what about Stephen Harper? He represents Calgary, but he was born and raised in Toronto. How do you reconcile that with your criticism of the NDP?
commented 2015-06-18 18:44:38 -0400
Douglas Mcewen lamented, “It’s so sad.”

I hear ya! I couldn’t agree more.

Dan Mancuso said, "These elections must have been fixed. "

I have to admit that thought has been in the back of my mind, but I would have to say “no”. I would need to see some pretty solid proof before I ran with that idea. I tend to think that there in Alberta it was a protest vote couple with the main stream media’s demonetization of the Wildrose that pushed people to protest an NDP vote.

However, I am very angry at the Albertans that voted NDP. If there are any jobs lost due to the policies and actions of the NDP, then I hope it is those that voted NDP that lose their jobs first. Cruel as that sounds, an object lesson is the most powerful learning tool.
commented 2015-06-18 17:56:20 -0400
How in the hell did Albertans elect theses people? What in God’s name were they thinking? Idiots!!
commented 2015-06-18 16:59:35 -0400
Liberals in, in New Brunswick and electronic voting something or other…
Liberals in, in Ontario, in a majority, after all the criminality, immorality and scandal…
The NDP in – in Alberta…
These elections must have been fixed. People just aren’t that stupid, even lefties. Are they…?
Of course at this point we’re hooped either way, and not just Albertans…
commented 2015-06-18 16:25:22 -0400
Alberta, say goodbye to billions and billions of your hard earned cash to finance useless wind farms and mindless massive solar arrays like Ontario. There goes your economy, already weak from low oil prices, right into the toilet just like Ontario. It’s so sad.
commented 2015-06-18 10:10:56 -0400
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I think the new Premier seems very childish. Some of the comments coming from her and the newbies is truly embarrassing and despicable. She doesn’t seem to have the required maturity level to lead an army of ants, let alone the golden goose of our economy.
commented 2015-06-18 09:57:18 -0400
When a dipper makes a speech from the “throne” there is usually a flushing sound afterward as both the economy and civil liberty are sacrificed to the Dip dystopia.
commented 2015-06-18 04:19:53 -0400
Of course the NDs are here to run the province. INTO THE GROUND!
commented 2015-06-17 23:01:29 -0400
Too bad that the throne speech didn’t have something about recall laws. The way things are going downhill, I’m sure by Thanksgiving Day those people who voted NDP will be regretting their voting choice.
commented 2015-06-17 20:51:03 -0400
Run. Ruin,what difference does it make? David Eggen, how do you plan to fund investments in renewable energy if no one is working in the current energy sector? And why do foreign lobbyists who founded their fortunes on oil and slavery, have any role in dictating to MY COUNTRY
commented 2015-06-17 20:28:32 -0400
I agree that donations from corporations and unions should be stopped as long as that includes environmental groups too.

Raising the corporate tax rate from 10% to 12% will force businesses to stop any new development, fire employees, and possible move out of Alberta altogether. Of course, forcing no new development in the oil and gas sector might just be what the NDP want to do anyway.

“Sustainable energy " means solar panel and wind turbine farms, paid by the tax payer, of course.
commented 2015-06-17 20:20:44 -0400
As a BC resident, I feel this to be the finest throne speech I ever heard. Time to invest in moving companies.
commented 2015-06-17 19:22:10 -0400
Right on the real truth Ezra, the absentee Ontario Totalitarian Authoritarian Ledtist absentee from Alberta Politicians’ want to ruin Alberta!
They will take the engine right out of Canada’s motor and drop it in one of those sloughs in Northern Alberta at the bequest of their real bosses David Rockefeller and his Middle East Oil Corporations’!