January 29, 2019

Calgary: Maxime Bernier vows pipeline action at Derek Fildebrandt rally

Keean BexteRebel Contributor

I was at the Equality or Independence Rally in Calgary, Alberta over the weekend. People's Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier joined Derek Fildebrandt to talk to Albertans about his plan for pipelines and equalization. 

He came onstage to Paul Brandt’s song, “Alberta Bound” and spoke to Albertans who are teetering on the edge of separatism.

It was a good turnout for Derek Fildebrandt's new Freedom Conservative Party. Maxime Bernier tends to be able to draw out large crowds in Calgary.

Lots of the folks there were interested in Bernier’s message, but it seemed the majority of them actually wanted to talk about immigration — something the Leader of the Conservative Party, Andrew Scheer, has shied away from.

I have a feeling that, even though Justin Trudeau has pleaded to not make immigration a political issue in the upcoming election, Canadians are saying otherwise.

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commented 2019-02-01 13:09:30 -0500
“Charred Remains commented 15 hours ago
You never mention the territories Andrew… Your like Justin who forgets the little people when it’s convenient.!! : ’

Reread the part you quoted, dude.

“But the whole point is to give every provinces an equal vote regardless of the population instead of having several cities define our next prime minister by the time their liquor stores close.. b”

You can implement an electoral-college style system, either one-province-one-vote, or delegate-by-population, but it would not have changed the outcomes of any election since 2006. Trudeau’s victory in 2015 was truly national in origin. In fact he wouldn’t have a majority without his seats in the West. The number are available if you want.

More than half of Canadians live in or near our three biggest cities. Of course they’ll be well represented. Why should a rural vote be worth more (They already are in a lot of cases). Further, as I’m sure you realize, one-province-one-vote only strengthens the already substantial electoral advantage the Maritime provinces hold. Eight of our provinces swing between parties (only Alberta and Sask don’t), and in that case, fully half the vote swing would be in Atlantic Canada. Where do you think the politicians would spend their time?
commented 2019-01-31 17:55:20 -0500
:Peter Netterville commented 1 day ago
William Kay said, “We aren’t far apart. We should peg the official unemployment target at 2.5% and only permit immigration if unemployment falls below this.”

That sounds reasonable so long as the immigration is controlled through the application and sponsorship method, i.e. like it always was before Trudeau’s open borders. "

About 4% is the minimum to keep a reasonably liquid workforce. That level’s been hit a few times in Alberta/Sask and is essentially self-limiting because employers couldn’t afford to pay $20/hr for a TimTart whose sense of punctuality is very limited, so simply stop growing. Around 5% is optimum, you still have more job openings than applicants, but employers don’t end up in bidding wars for subpar workers.

Large parts of BC, Ontario, and Quebec are already at this level, and the majority of the country within spitting distance of it. Our unemployment is currently lower than it’s been in decades, more than enough to support a modest (~20%) increase in immigration levels.

Charred Remains: " One province would equal one vote for who’s ever running to be prime minister removing central power away from the Laurentian‘"

In 2015, the Libs won 8/10 provinces and all 3 territories by popular vote. You’d have to go back to 2006 to find a different outcome, and that would have the effect of giving Paul Martin another term. Although, the 2006 election would not have occurred, since the 2004 one would have also given him a majority (as well, it’s likely that the PM would no longer need to seek Confidence in that case, instead ending up with US style deadlocks)
commented 2019-01-31 17:41:11 -0500
Andy Neimers commented 1 day ago
Trust Ms. Stephenson to interject the usual bullshit :- “Bernier’s not gaining a lot of traction,”… Yeah, right…. Like forming PPC riding associations from coast to coast in just four months and raising $1 million almost overnight once the PPC had official party status!?!? "

I belileve the claimed figure was 300k in the three days after they became a party. They didnt’ say more, suggesting that a lot of that was simply latent and fell off when the donors sitting on their hands had given their fill. The CPC raised 7.5 million in the fourth quarter, and the Liberals 6.5

Charred Remains:
“If the Liberals had a minority government with the CPC coming in second and a strong placing by Maximum Bernier he would actually hold the balance of power… "
The issue is that if Bernier wins ridings, they will likely be those already held by the Conservatives – Bernier’s own home riding is a great example. If the Libs win a minority, it’s quite a bit likelier that the NDP will hold balance-of-power (the Lib/NDP split has the same effect on the left as PPC/CPC does on the right, but the Left is quite a bit stronger to start with, and the Libs have a substantially better vote efficiency)
commented 2019-01-30 20:47:17 -0500
Liza Rosie==who better to lead the new Country than King Kenney? "

I might have stepped too far out in it that time, but you have to wait and see what he is really like as boss.
I follow football, and in many Championship games the starting Quarterback gets hurt after 2 minutes; everyone thinks the game is lost because it is felt the backup is no good. The Backup throws 7 touchdown passes and wins the game.

Kenney seem to have a dark shadow following him around. Derek could be a great leader ( I have followed him for 10 years CTF) but he came to the party too late. This very minute there is word that Notley may call an early election.
Who would you make King or Queen of the West ? The Queen has to be a woman.
commented 2019-01-30 17:10:37 -0500
CHARRED REMAINS, I understand fully that they are not the same, and I wasn’t endorsing the Alberta Independence Party by simply making it known that such a party exists. However, in fairness, I wanted to correct Fildebrandt’s statement that his was the only Alberta party that wanted independence to be on the table. That being said, I agree that Derek’s approach is better. As he mentioned in his talk (which, by the way, I attended) it wouid be fair and appropriate to first try to come to an acceptable arrangement.

Don’t appreciate your snarky comment about “getting a better pair of classes”, hardly respectful discourse which is more becoming a troll. And my last name is “Voss”.
commented 2019-01-30 16:55:58 -0500
The problem that I have with Kenney, and others bowing to political correctness, is that he doesn’t do anything to debunk the politically-correct narrative that Islam is “a religion of peace”. The terrorists (“armed jihadism”) represented, in Kenney’s words, “a particular ideology”, “a distortion…of a religion”, and “rooted in a distortion of a certain theology”. Nonsense.
commented 2019-01-30 15:47:21 -0500
Besides Kenney is a dyed in the wool federalist.
commented 2019-01-30 15:45:54 -0500
If it has to be Kenney to get Alberta away from Notley so be it, he can be dealt with in due time, but this comment ?
"Ron, I believe Alberta and the West may go it alone; who better to lead the new Country than King Kenney? "
commented 2019-01-30 15:25:49 -0500
Ron Joseph… I watched the vid with Rex Murphy and I have to say wow,that vid should be viewed by every Canadian across the nation and should be used as a teaching tool in schools.Its so refreshing to hear from an old school,common sense true Canadian!!
commented 2019-01-30 15:08:55 -0500
Ron Voss…1.At the time of the Mosque murders, Trudeau and the MSM were pushing it as a Terrorist job, so that they could work on and get M-103 into law.
2. Don’t know !
3.Purgatory is for Catholics only, that never had a chance to be Baptised, therefore cannot enter Heaven; usually babies that die after a week.
By posting that link, I wasn’t defending Jason, in fact I have totally mixed feelings about him. He could be an Islamic admirer? He seems to love uncontrolled Immigration, and he may be a Globalist?
He is also (in my opinion) the best Political speaker in Canada.
He is not afraid of Trudeau.
He is young and smart, and has the energy it takes.
Under Harper he had jobs that gave him worldly experience.

Ron, I believe Alberta and the West may go it alone; who better to lead the new Country than King Kenney? BC and Manitoba don’t have anyone that could manage a Pay Toilet, and no one knows Moe.
I like Derek, but he is Right Hand Man material at present. It will be an exciting year.
commented 2019-01-30 14:58:17 -0500
While Fildebrandt says that his party is “the only party in Alberta that believes that independence must now be on the table”, that is not true, as that is the core of another Alberta party, the Alberta Indepence Party:
commented 2019-01-30 14:54:58 -0500
from Ron’s link on Fildebrandt’s platform,

“If Alberta’s demands for equality cannot be met within one year of the next provincial election, then Albertans should decide directly for themselves in a referendum between the status quo, and independence.

It is our hope that the prospect of independence will convince Ottawa that pennies-on-the dollar handouts will simply no longer due; but that threat must be real and credible."
Sounds reasonable to me. Good article.

Thanks Charred Remains, I didn’t mean to take you around the maypole.
commented 2019-01-30 14:45:46 -0500
Ron Voss… Thanks for the article on Filderbrandt’s Freedom party,I read it and I have to agree with a lot of things he is proposing. What he has laid out is more in line with my thoughts than what Kenney has demonstrated.
commented 2019-01-30 14:42:07 -0500
Thanks Ron, I was just searching for another source.
commented 2019-01-30 14:18:28 -0500
What a flipping mess this country has become our political system needs a complete do over,I agree Charred my gut is also telling me that Trudy ain’t going anywhere and if that happens and Canadians don’t rise up and overthrow him,we will be forever lost!
commented 2019-01-30 14:16:32 -0500
RON JOSEPH, in that Hufungton Post article about Kenney’s response to the shooting at the Quebec mosque, he:
1) describes it as a “terrorist” attack p, but no such pronouncement by the authorities has been made,
2) he misreprsents a quote from the Koran, and
3) says a Catholic prayer for the Muslim victims intended for those spending time in Catholic purgatory.
commented 2019-01-30 13:55:52 -0500
Yes Charred, so if the major cities in the remaining provinces have no effect on election outcome now, how long if ever, would it take for your suggested idea to become effective. Unless the intention is more immigration I just can’t see it happening, and more immigration with this manufactured Global Arab spring going on is the last thing I ever want to see. Maybe I am missing something? To clarify, do you mean more immigration?
commented 2019-01-30 13:45:42 -0500
Well I might have to reconsider my vote,I know Kenney will push for pipelines which seems to be the only thing I like about his platform,other than that my spidey senses are tingling.
commented 2019-01-30 13:35:12 -0500
I don’t care if Kenney is gay, but I sure don’t want to see the gender fluidity fad encouraged in any province. He has never led with his sexual identity (as most grown ups don’t) so I will give him that, however I don’t know how far he would go, pushing that destructive Marxist agenda on our children.
commented 2019-01-30 13:32:55 -0500
All good points Rebels thanks,oh and by the way my riding for the PPC in Wetaskiwin,Leduc are getting PPC hoodies,just got the email
commented 2019-01-30 13:25:11 -0500
Dave Sutton – which 3 steps are not in place? All appear to be well under way….
commented 2019-01-30 13:18:01 -0500
I like Fildebrandt’s plan. It sends the right message to Ottawa.
commented 2019-01-30 13:16:17 -0500
Charred Remains posted, “Pierre Elliott Trudeau‘s attention during a meeting in Ottawa… He spoke of colonizing Canada’s North more aggressively and bumping Canada’s population to 85 million and having a more equally balanced population base that would reduce the influence of two provinces and three or 4 major cities controlling the country”
We don’t even have three or four major cities controlling the country now. Unless you mean in only two provinces, Ontario and Quebe. It would be a long road to get that plan to work. Besides I don’t want our North populated with the Middle East or Islamic Africa or Asia. Right now would be a dangerous time to roll out such a plan. Makes me nervous.
commented 2019-01-30 13:03:58 -0500
Kenny has been pushing high immigration for decades, he has never hidden it as well as immigration and foreign worker programs. His identity politics which he thinks makes him look ‘inclusive’, just looks like blatant pandering for votes to me. I don’t want to bad mouth him too much until after the election. He would push for pipelines so he ain’t all bad.
commented 2019-01-30 12:24:43 -0500
So as an Albertan I’ve always voted Conservative and as the provincial election is near I will probably vote for Kenney(he is definitely better than Nutley), but some of the things he has taken a stand on such as immigration and Muslims I just don’t trust this guy like I used to. Any thoughts Rebels.
commented 2019-01-30 12:16:45 -0500
Last nite I watched this new 30 m. REX MURPHY video—Did Trudeau ruin Canada’s Resource Industry? It is right on subject. Rex is great, however he tried to tell 2 jokes; Rex is not meant to be a funny man.