September 30, 2018

Memories of life in the aftermath of Trudeau senior’s NEP: “We will get through it”

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On Friday’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, guest host Sheila Gunn Reid spoke with Kris Sims, BC Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, about her deeply moving and personal op-ed relating her childhood experience in the aftermath of Pierre Trudeau’s National Energy Program.

As a rule, like most professionals, Kris would normally not make herself the centre of a story on a public policy issue.

Watch as Kris explains why she took the unusual step and what she hoped to do for those in the oil patch who may be dealing with similar experiences in the wake of the son of Trudeau’s Trans Mountain decision.

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commented 2018-10-02 00:50:14 -0400
G. Fladager said, " PMs from QUE.will do it to the west every time."

Tonight , the Quebec people stomped a 14 year Liberal Govt. into the ground. I hope the voters ( Political Misfits) in English Canada have the same guts as the people of Quebec did tonight.
commented 2018-10-01 14:23:20 -0400
the turdo coward family. Never any service to our country. Never any assistance anyone in this country. Oh ya Canadians are coming for you next election, big time for you and treasonous bastard government.
commented 2018-10-01 11:14:20 -0400
Pierre Trudope . . . took a thriving Canada and turned it into a Debt Ridden mess.
But Millions of low intellect Canooks still think the little balding despot was wonderful . . . . here’s a little read from 1971, some of which was published in Daily papers by Veterans at the time.
commented 2018-10-01 10:06:53 -0400
You know what’s killing Alberta? The same thing that killed/is killing the rest of the Country: a total lack of meaningful response.

When I was a kid, if I or my brothers came home from school whining about a bully, we got this advice from Dad: “Well, stay the hell out of his way, kiss his arse, sit there and take it, or take a stick to the son-of-a-bitch”.

The working people in this country, Ontario, Alberta, wherever, invariably try a, then b, and end up at c. They never progress to the equivalent of d: massive sustained, protest. And until that happens, we can expect ever more bullying from parasitical politicians and bureaucrats.

Rural and small town Ontarians pissed, moaned, and whined through the 15 years that it took the Liberals to decimate the province, and Alberta has witnessed the same degree of economic rot under the NDP in a much shorter time span, but there hasn’t been one major highway blocked, and there are no loud and angry protests outside the Legislature or the Premier’s house. And until that happens, expect more of the same.

Oh yes, my Dad invariably ended his little lesson with this: “And stop your goddamned whining.”
commented 2018-10-01 03:09:14 -0400
Peter Netterville many people forget how high interest rates were under that scumbag as well. Those rates only benefited the banks at the expense of the working class , something the left claims to abhor , but they said little about it then.
commented 2018-10-01 03:07:58 -0400
PET raped Alberta for over 100 billion, many people lost everything and there were suicides. One reason why i have little sympathy for the east is that they said little when we were decimated to benefit them so i say screw them when they are hurting.
commented 2018-10-01 01:47:15 -0400
I wish somebody would bring a sign to a left wing protest that reads something like, Trudeau fortune came from selling gas.
commented 2018-09-30 23:53:58 -0400
Peter, I also got shafted under the NEP. I was studying to get my Commercial Pilot’s licence when the oil industry came screeching to a halt. I got my licence but 5,000 hour pilots were a dime a dozen and low hour newbies like me were a dime a thousand.

I was unemployed for quite some time. Moved on to other things but never did get into fling. Hence no love for the Trudeaus and their pie in the sky socialist dreaming .
commented 2018-09-30 23:49:40 -0400
The other irony, Peter, is that the Trudeau fortune that The Finger and The Groper benefit from was made on Grandpa Trudeau selling gas and oil. But I guess that’s all in the past now. One can’t expect so much virtue to be signalled that they would dispense with the profits from that evil commodity.
commented 2018-09-30 20:35:37 -0400
I too was living in Alberta in the early 80s. The NEP coincided with record high interest rates. The Lougheed government subsidized mortgage rates down to 15%. Otherwise they would have been 20+. I wasn’t working in the oil patch so the main effect on me was the crash in the real estate market. Pierre was by far the worst prime minister up to that time but Justin is 10x worse.
commented 2018-09-30 19:26:15 -0400
I remember the Trudeau 1.0 years and P.E.T.‘s NEP “rape Alberta” program. I, too, was affected by that a-hole’s NEP program, but not by as much as many other people. All I did was lose my job and apprenticeship as a direct result of the NEP.

The National Energy Program had one goal, and just one participant in the National program, the Alberta’s oil patch.

I guess the “National” part of the NEP came into the picture because the money that Pierre stole by raping Alberta (and then fingering the West) was used to set up social programs for Canada that oddly enough benefited the East mostly. Funny how that works.

Albertans for many years after (and still to this day) despise that bastard, and now his idiot 1/4 IQ son is trying to do something similar.

It is safe to say that I loathe to the fullest extent of that word the Trudeau family. Disgusting manure that they are.
commented 2018-09-30 19:21:02 -0400
Your friend’s ‘change jingling in the collection plate’ hit me hard Sheila, teared me right up – and I’m a fairly tough guy…(I woulda said I’m a tough guy, but I had tears in my eyes).
…woe Canada.
commented 2018-09-30 19:14:30 -0400
Rick said, “Lieberal voters in the east love them!”

And some Lieberal voters love the Liberals because they stick it to the West, esp. Alberta, ironically all the while loving the Provincial Equalization Payments that come from Alberta, which are funded in large part by that same oil industry they desperately lust to shut down. Dullards and idiots all.
commented 2018-09-30 14:58:30 -0400
Trust Fund Lieberals and the Groper don’t care. Lieberal voters in the east love them!
commented 2018-09-30 14:42:52 -0400
PMs from QUE.will do it to the west every time.
commented 2018-09-30 12:13:55 -0400
I seem to recall Sheila doing some video with some woman from the oil sands. Something to do with being blamed for buying a sea doo.