November 09, 2017

Montreal’s “Sewage Mayor” replaced with municipal version of Rachel Notley

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

People of all political stripes are celebrating the results of Montreal’s recent municipal election after incumbent Mayor Denis Coderre suffered a major upset, losing to relatively unknown candidate, Valérie Plante

Coderre is the Liberal mayor who okayed dumping 8 billion litres of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River, while opposing the building the Energy East pipeline.

And though he rallied against the project that would transport Alberta oil, he had no problem with Quebec taking billions in transfer payments generated from the oil and gas industry in the West.

So, of course it makes sense that the right is happy about his loss.

And Valérie Plante is the first female to take the position of mayor in the 375 year history of the city. According to the left, glass ceilings have been shattered and this was a major victory.

But Plante is yet another progressive to take a seat as the leader of a Canadian city.

And not only is Plante a progressive, but she’s an environmental activist that celebrated the collapse of the Energy East pipeline along with Denis Coderre.

She has publicly protested hydraulic fracking and sits on the Board of left wing “think tank” The Broadbent Institute.

Plante is a municipal version of Rachel Notley, complete with calling for a minimum wage hike and having a union-tied husband who she met at a protest march!

She didn’t win simply because she’s a woman. She’s charming, accomplished, and ran a well organized campaign, but in the end she’s just another left wing activist who went from the protest line to being in charge of the second largest city in Canada.

While conservatives may be happy to see Coderre go, there is no reason to celebrate considering who’s taking his place.

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commented 2017-11-11 02:32:45 -0500
With obvious apologies to Santa, which is another realm of moral character…
commented 2017-11-11 02:30:44 -0500
Ms. Stephenson… Love your “posit”… So Quebecers ARE sitting on trillions of cubic metres of God given natural gas, but will not tap that natural resource because their employment rate is “just fine” for now? (Evidently while the tankers from the Middle East keep plowing up the St. Lawrence…) And if things go to hell in a hurry in the Middle East they just may get off their derrieres and then start drilling!?… Got to love that naive belief in “Santa will provide”, and stupidity in the face of history…
commented 2017-11-10 19:35:14 -0500
Andrew does that mean you are defending the cities that dump raw sewage destroying nature??
commented 2017-11-10 11:32:46 -0500
Ms. Stephenson said in part,“The simple reality here is that Canadian cities are very left wing places, generally because of their younger and better-educated nature.”

You are hilarious! I’m going to laugh the rest of the morning! Thanks.
commented 2017-11-10 10:43:44 -0500
The simple reality here is that Canadian cities are very left wing places, generally because of their younger and better-educated nature. The constant election of left wing mayors shouldn’t surprise anyone. These are places where the economy is not driven by resource development.
commented 2017-11-10 10:25:43 -0500
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Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Quebec is sitting on 16 trillion cubic meters of natural gas which it refuses to frack. Why? The Liberals don’t want to risk upsetting Mother Nature regardless of more than 80 years of proof that there isn’t any negative effects with extraction by fracking. No negative effects other than making a whopping amount of money and lots of jobs. "

They don’t need the jobs – their unemployment is at a 40 year low. Further, why would you even want to develop a resource right now, in an era of depressed prices and widespread gluts (spot prices have actually gone negative a few times in certain locales) We already have more than we know what to do with, and especially if Trump’s pro-coal policies actually do anything (doubtful, but for the sake of discussion .. ) that removes a huge chunk of future demand as well.
commented 2017-11-10 10:19:36 -0500
Stephen raising the min. wage also creats inflation . Your dollar won’t buy as much . So the poor will still get hit hard .
commented 2017-11-10 03:41:42 -0500
Oh Dear… I hope that doesn’t mean The Boy Blunder is going to have to convert his daddy’s Mercedes 300 SL to run on propane on politically correct Mount Royal streets!?!?
commented 2017-11-10 02:52:28 -0500
Hi Holly. You are such an effective antidote to the left. I hope that one day you will become mayor.
commented 2017-11-09 22:58:20 -0500
Its Quebec. The original Alberta NDP without calling itself NDP.

So long as its other people’s money, and other people to blame for its own shortcomings, another SJW in charge will just continue the trend.

Separatist I have met had the believe that an independent Quebec would still be sending representatives to Ottawa to make decisions for Canada, but that Canada wouldn’t be able to make decisions for Quebec. Also, an independent Quebec would have a 50% say on the board of the Bank of Canada. Its still much the same. Quebec believes it can tell the rest of the country what it can do and can not do, while it expects to receive an unfair larger share of transfer payments.

Valérie Plante is just a new version of the take from those who have. Raising the minimum age will simply kill off more jobs, increase the welfare rolls, so increasing a demand for more transfer payments. Probably more bike paths, tax on cars, maybe a toll on cars entering Montreal (it keeps coming up for decades, she may put it in action). Business has much to worry about.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Quebec is sitting on 16 trillion cubic meters of natural gas which it refuses to frack. Why? The Liberals don’t want to risk upsetting Mother Nature regardless of more than 80 years of proof that there isn’t any negative effects with extraction by fracking. No negative effects other than making a whopping amount of money and lots of jobs. The PQ refused to allow fracking stating it did not want to share profits with the rest of Canada nor did it want to provide funds for transfer payments to other provinces.

So another SJW socialist/Marxist politico in Quebec, running Montreal, isn’t anything particular. Remember, how Montreal goes, so goes the province. Expect more hands stretched out asking for bail out money.
commented 2017-11-09 20:49:59 -0500
Montreal replaced an arrogant idiot with a people friendly idiot.
Will Canada make the same mistake by replacing Trudeau with Scheer?
commented 2017-11-09 20:46:04 -0500
That Soros globalist Coderre will turn up with a plum patronage tenure that will feather his nest for life, he hid his bit for his masters and now it’s a coast on the perks of treason.
commented 2017-11-09 19:11:37 -0500
If she is anything like the line of diversity before her like Wynne Nutty Merkel McKenna (climate Barbie) and May good luck .
FYI China sign mega deal with Alaska for natural gas , So all you stupid anti pipeline anti LNG anti cars just got shown where the money goes . It could have been Canada but noooo you would rather see people sucking on a welfare tax payer Liberal tit . Another notch in Trudeau and Nutty’s Epitate .
commented 2017-11-09 18:50:58 -0500
Looks like Montreal has just traded one piece of Human waste for another. When are they going to wake up and realize that they are being shafted?
commented 2017-11-09 18:26:51 -0500
I think she was hand picked so that Coderre could move on to a more protected liberal position, with more money!
commented 2017-11-09 17:46:24 -0500
Does anyone think she’s going to be really any different than the Putz who she is replacing?

I mean, it’s not like he was anything else but a flip-flopper – who could, if the situation demanded it, be as socialist as needs be.
commented 2017-11-09 17:24:35 -0500
How many more air heads will CANADA need be for the end comes .
commented 2017-11-09 17:04:27 -0500
Great report Holly.
Montreal will soon feel the marxist burn!
commented 2017-11-09 16:04:19 -0500
Poor Hab land, from the pan into the fire.
Thanks Holly for the not so good news.