March 16, 2017

Liberal memo reveals: Carbon taxes are “really about controlling your life”

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

An Access to Information memo from Environment Canada lays out Justin Trudeau’s “rationale for carbon pricing” — which is another name for the carbon tax, which is basically a tax on everything.

It's not about changing the weather. It’s not even about wringing out more money from you.

It’s about controlling you, and your life, and telling you what to do. And even what to think.

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commented 2017-03-17 13:05:28 -0400
Thanks for that expose, Jamie. Initially, I was impressed by what he had to say but as Jesus said, “by their fruit you shall know them.” I like Trost more all the time. We don’t need any more CINOs.
commented 2017-03-17 13:00:58 -0400
Yup, inside every lefty is a tyrant screaming to get out.
commented 2017-03-16 18:26:02 -0400
Except for the politically correct & those with their head in the sand anyone else who has a real brain know this is nothing but a scam to make money from a fake green energy strategy. McKenna herself in parliament when questioned did not reiterate her talking points about fossil fuel versus green energy. but rather went into a rant of all the money that could be made.
How warm is it in the bldgs on PH in the winter & how cool in the summer, I can guarantee the heat is not coming from lit candles & the cool not from rubbing ice cubes on your face. When they practice what they preach, then I may start paying attention, otherwise bug off.
commented 2017-03-16 18:13:29 -0400
The left thinks everyone is a mindless drone who needs the government to think for them and make up their minds for them. Sorry lefties we are not mindless simpletons like you , we think for ourselves and do not need your stupidity infecting our lives. Add to that the fact the left runs things like sh*t and are pretty much braindead when it comes to reality.
commented 2017-03-16 17:28:59 -0400
Jamie MacMaster, thank you for taking the time to outline what you did; I appreciate it.
commented 2017-03-16 16:32:46 -0400
“I plan to take a closer look at Pierre Lemieux and find out as much as I can.”

Great idea, TAMMIE. Here are a few facts that you’re not likely to find in his leadership resume.

Back in November 2007 Lemieux fired the President of his riding association because she wrote a letter to a local newspaper after her daughter had been harassed at her workplace by a group of French Language activists. AND, Lemieux fully supported Russell Township (an Ontario municipality in his riding) when it enacted a bylaw forcing businesses to put French on their signs.

So, smilin’ Pierre may be a lot of things, but given his track record, it is somewhere between laughable and hypocritical for him to claim that he’s a champion of freedom of speech.

And he’s no better on property rights either. During the 2006 campaign Pierre (and Harper) had the effective property rights front and centre in his platform. Landowners were experiencing loss of land use, property devaluation, and heavy compliance costs associated with environmental regulations so Pierre was their Champion. Until he got elected, that is.

Between holding babies, cutting ribbons, and shelling out tax-payer millions to multi-millionaires, Pierre seemed to have forgotten all about his commitments to property rights. So in July 2014, I sent him a letter to jog his memory.

I anticipated what has become the pan-party default position for all politicians: “Sorry, like to help you, but opening the Constitution would be divisive, and besides, the provinces would never agree.” There are two responses to this kind of BS. First of all, a Real Leader would set the stage by holding a coast-to-coast referendum on whether Canadians thought property rights were worthy of Charter Protection. And I’m pretty confident that even in bastions of stupidity (Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal come to mind) a majority would (a) be surprised to learn that we don’t have them, and (b) mark an X for their inclusion in our much-vaunted Charter. Then, with this pre-emptive move, any likely opposition from provincial government would be effectively stifled.

Secondly, as an interim measure, there is absolutely nothing preventing any federal government from enacting legislation that provides Canadians with effective property rights. Think something along the lines of the Property Rights Protection Act – a law that (a) requires a needs test before private land-use can be restricted, (b) restricts warrantless entry, © has provisions for fair and timely compensation, and (d) over-rides all provisions to the contrary in any other legislation.

So here is Pierre Lemieux’s response to that perfectly reasonable suggestion:

“One of the solutions presented by several speakers at the Property Rights Conference, however, were provincial initiatives, particularly those that would fairly compensate land-owners regarding use restrictions on their land. My understanding is that the law regarding compensation for the expropriation of land works well, but that there is little to protect land owners when the use of their land is restricted, often times by provincial regulations. I believe that progress can be made on the provincial level as it does not require opening the Constitution.”

Did you get that? “I believe that progress can be made on the provincial level”.

Call it finger pointing, stickhandling, or whatever you want – it represents evasion at its finest.
commented 2017-03-16 14:59:18 -0400
Deborah, yes his constant attacks on Harper are tiresome…Trudeau’s famous quote,“the previous government”
I’m not sure what you mean by erasing things from the internet concerning PM Harper. I haven’t heard about this.
commented 2017-03-16 14:14:09 -0400
Tammie – and his constant attacks on PM Harper. He was able to erase from the internet all things about PM Harper. Just how would he manage this and who gave him the right to do so?
commented 2017-03-16 13:47:46 -0400
Oh, and I forgot to add, the website “What Trudeau Said & Did Today” should also keep a running tally of Trudeau’s broken promises.
commented 2017-03-16 13:40:16 -0400
I really think there should be a website sponsored by the Rebel to highlight “What Trudeau Said & Did Today” Include screen shots of his tweets; video footage; Facebook postings…..
Go back to the early days; his leadership race; the election; and what has followed the election. It would require a tech savy person with a lot of patience to compile all of the ridiculous & dangerous things he has said publicly. Include the wreckless spending of tax dollars with copies of government announcements and reports.
A compendium if you will, one place for people to get to know what Trudeau is all about. Make this available so that when the next election comes, citizens can be well informed if they are considering voting this unqualified liar back into office.

To get the ball rolling, here are but a few examples of what I found annoying/upsetting (very short list being submitted just for example)

I didn’t vote Liberal as I found Trudeau to be disingenuous & too interested in attending mosques. I also didn’t like his admiration of Communist China; his insistence that Canadians convicted of terrorism will keep their citizenship; he didn’t like people calling honour killings barbaric; his belief the budget would balance itself…..there was so much that came out of his mouth that annoyed me. Since the election, I’m even more annoyed with his speeches; the content as well as the way he cannot string a sentence together without saying ummm ahh ahh ummmm. Question Period is painful to watch….. He cannot answer a straightforward question directly and without arrogance.

He spends taxpayer dollars like there is an endless supply….and doesn’t mind leaving over the top debt to future generations. I especially object to his Islamist views and his insistence we don’t have a Canadian identity. I really don’t like how he uses Twitter to virtue signal and to also invite illegal migrants to Canada. I was not mourning Fidel Castro’s death, however, Trudeau tweeted about all Canadians doing so. A ruthless dictator finally died, and I thought “good riddance, finally!”

Trudeau is a weak man. He claims to be a feminist, his brand of feminism is artificial…no reference to the millions of women living in Islamic subjugation; female genital mutilation; forced to wear the veil; women killed by relatives because they are perceived to have caused dishonour; stoning women; wife beating……women who are treated sub-human. His brand of feminism is deluded, he doesn’t denounce anything except “Islamophobia”. Trudeau is a huge embarrassment, and a complete fraud. He is paving the way for a Sharia compliant Canada. I object, strenuously object!

There were numerous reports of muslims being told by their Imams (worldwide) not to read The People vs Mohammad Psychological Analysis by JK Sheindlin, read description in the amazon link below. There were groups of muslims who read the book anyway and were horrified by what they were reading; they left Islam afterward. The sad truth is their Imam’s perpetuated the myth that Mohammad is a prophet and is a good example to follow. The reason I mention this book is, the author compiled everything for them to read and then examine their own conscience as to whether they could continue supporting the ideology and self-proclaimed prophet. Maybe the same concept could work with those folks who support Justin.
commented 2017-03-16 12:52:04 -0400
We seriously need to stand up to this fool before he gets someone froze to death in Canada, if he doesn’t get more Canadians’ killed by Islamics’ first!

Let us be wise and for God sake allow whoever campaigns’ as Conservative Leader allows for the stipulation of legalized Marijuana as those that want it will smoke it anyway law or no law while we are still suffering under this crazy Globalist Trudeau Liberal Government!
Sometimes you just can’t have it all but half a loaf is better than no loaf!
commented 2017-03-16 12:24:24 -0400
I plan to take a closer look at Pierre Lemieux and find out as much as I can.
commented 2017-03-16 12:22:50 -0400
By the way, excellent Comments, Peter and Muta!!!
commented 2017-03-16 12:20:41 -0400
We really need to sit down with these Leftist Snowflakes and discuss their toilet training ❤️

PETER ALKERTON commented 3 hours ago
Hard not to be brainwashed when your teachers read only from The Communist Manifesto, Mein Kamph, and the Koran.
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MUTA WEEN commented 3 hours ago
Children go to school, get indoctrinated , come home see parents not complying , tell teacher , parents arrested 1950’s Red China

Children go to school, get indoctrinated , come home see parents not complying , tell teacher , parents shamed and charged with offenses against the Trudeau Doctrine circa 2020 Canada
Few of us thought the current path of our entire government is to take away our free speech. Why would we think they are incapable of stealing more of our liberties.
commented 2017-03-16 11:49:52 -0400
How do we present logic to adamant left minded people though? I would like to change some views but the Conservative party is their own worst enemy. I cringe at how the party is further botching things up.
commented 2017-03-16 11:48:31 -0400
Billy Howard – I don’t believe any poll that says he’s popular. They use polls to lie and manipulate the masses. If he’s so sure of his popularity, then he should call another election, on the crimes he’s committing against Canadians! One without UN funding through the unions, and Elections Canada manipulating the process.
commented 2017-03-16 11:19:30 -0400
Add to this Trudeau forcing Manitoba to support carbon taxi in order to get health care funding. Will we never learn?
commented 2017-03-16 11:04:49 -0400
Hard to believe Trudeau is still leading in popularity polls.
Canadians will be voting for a “basic dictatorship” to become Canada’s permanent regime if they re-elect Trudeau, with eyes wide open.
Justin’s re-election will give him the righteous permission to finish implementing his China-like dictatorship and ramping up the restriction of rights/freedoms and the slow elimination of western values in Canada.
I believe Trudeau won last time because 10% of Canadian voters were naive. If he wins next time, that naivete theory will be debunked and the realization will be: “utter stupidity”.
A Liberal win in 2019 will mean his goal of behavioral change and radical indoctrination can proceed to completion.
commented 2017-03-16 10:50:56 -0400
Change behaviour or be taxed, the government doesn’t address the fact that the renewable energy scheme was launched prematurely; until there is a way to store this energy for future use, we are stuck with enormous over-payments for said energy. Also, paying others to take it off our hands. The Ontario scheme is a colossal failure!
So, if the solar panels have a 20 year life expectancy, is the home owner or farmer going to be heavily taxed to dispose of them? Where do the panels go? Can the components be re-cycled? Will the cost of removing the panels be so cost prohibitive that clean energy warriors leave the panels where they sit? Does that mean there will be fields of solar panel garbage just sitting there; houses with garbage on the roof. or side yard? How will the Liberals address this? Hmmm, I think another tax will be introduced and perhaps a fine for those who do not deal with the panels in a timely manner.
commented 2017-03-16 10:39:03 -0400
Tax for imaginary climate change! Thanks pretty boy!
commented 2017-03-16 09:21:41 -0400
Hard not to be brainwashed when your teachers read only from The Communist Manifesto, Mein Kamph, and the Koran.
commented 2017-03-16 09:13:10 -0400
Children go to school, get indoctrinated , come home see parents not complying , tell teacher , parents arrested 1950’s Red China

Children go to school, get indoctrinated , come home see parents not complying , tell teacher , parents shamed and charged with offenses against the Trudeau Doctrine circa 2020 Canada
Few of us thought the current path of our entire government is to take away our free speech. Why would we think they are incapable of stealing more of our liberties.