February 22, 2019

Notley NDP appoint one last anti-oil activist to Alberta Energy Regulator

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Polls show Rachel Notley's NDP are in for a devastating loss in Alberta's spring election. But that hasn't stopped Notley from squeaking in the appointment of one last anti-oil activist on her way out the door.

The NDP have just quietly appointed Ed Whittingham to the board of the Alberta Energy Regulator.

He’s not an oil man though. In fact, he’s quite the opposite, having spent the last 12 years fighting against oil sands development.

Whittingham was the executive director of the Pembina Institute, a prolific environmental NGO that has received Tides Foundation money.

The Pembina Institute is also prominently featured in a Rockefeller Foundation campaign to land-lock the “Tar Sands.”

All this colluding with foreign entities to block Alberta's oil and gas sector happened when Whittingham was at the helm of Pembina. Now, thanks to Notley, he's on the board of the Alberta Energy Regulator and we have another NDP fox in the henhouse.

The NDP know they're going to be out of a job in a few short months and with this appointment, they've sabotaged the jobs of thousands of Albertans in the energy sector.

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commented 2019-02-25 09:58:11 -0500
Seems like a simple problem to fix after the election. A good house cleaning is in order.
commented 2019-02-24 21:39:35 -0500
Dale there was no split vote so we would all appreciate if you would stop with that.. In the words of Laura Lynn “vote for what you want not for what you don’t want”.!! Here’s a little more insight..

notley didn’t come up the middle for her win as you suggested and I believe Daniel Smith and somebody else crossed the floor to give them a majority .. it wasn’t a split vote in this circumstance it was a solid majority that brought the NDP up. Everybody in Alberta was fed up with the behaviour of the conservatives since the grand scale theft of Alberta heritage trust fund and many other instances of corruption.. There is so much rot in the CPC party and the people knew it so they were pushed to extinction at election time completely annihilating them, and that’s when our blessed virgin Jason Kenny was sent to Alberta to acquire ( through any means ) the upstart party, the wild Rose and get the CPC and the regular players back in the game under a blended party with another name..
The NDP didn’t come up the middle… This was a clear trouncing that the CPC brought upon themselves and gave to Alberta where we had to suffer badly no matter how we voted aside from a wild Rose win.. we were hooped from the beginning because two out of the three choices were toxic and poisonous to this province.
commented 2019-02-24 15:09:08 -0500
Remember people . . . . Your Fellow Canadians elected all of these disasters . . .

Instead of Voting Wlld Rose in 2015 they spit the vote and got Rachel & her Govt Worker Cabinet.

A few months later . . .we abandoned Balanced Budgets & Surpluses for a low intellect with a famous last name . . .

Then a year of so later . . . the folks in BC thought they would be 3 TIMES Lucky and elected the feckless Dippers for another try. Not going to end well . . . .

This is election year again . . . does anyone think the dopy Canooks are as smart as their American cousins? Not me . . . . I suspect we will elect more of the same . . .

Remember when . . . .
World’s Richest Middle Class . . . NY Times
World’s Best Reputation . . . Reputation Institute
Best Wage Growth in G7 Nations . . . 2007-2012
Best Oilfield Salaries in the World . . .
Best Oilfield Enviro Regs in the World . . . Harvard Bus School
Best Country to do Business . . . . Forbes
World’s Best Debt to GDP Ratio , . . OECD

ALL of that is in the REAR VIEW Mirror today Canada . . . never coming back ! ! !
commented 2019-02-23 19:51:42 -0500
“If it it is only the illusion of democracy, I still prefer it to the reality that will be Canada’s future if we continue down the path Trudeau is leading us down.”

You have a valid point there.

I assume many never give it a thought or they would exercise their right to vote. Sad that they boasted record turnout for the 2015 election, (the highest turnout Canada’s had in a federal election since 1993 according to following link – for reference of numbers only). Seems less and less chose to become informed and exercise what rights they have remaining.

commented 2019-02-23 19:01:50 -0500
Hyacinth, I lived under the “illusion” of democracy in Venezuela just as Chavez took power. At least at that time people had food . Turn on the TV today and the illusion of democracy has been replaced with the reality of tyranny.
If it it is only the illusion of democracy, I still prefer it to the reality that will be Canada’s future if we continue down the path Trudeau is leading us down .
commented 2019-02-23 13:46:30 -0500
No I ask you… Who is better suited to be in possession of the guns… The wolves or the sheep.!??
commented 2019-02-23 13:45:18 -0500
Muta.. Democracy without its other half which is a republic status is designed to fail and the elites know it.!!
Here’s an example of democracy by itself without the republic… Two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for lunch.. conversely to that, The republic is a very well armed sheep who knows what the wolves are after.!!
commented 2019-02-23 13:40:52 -0500
The problem with the NDP and their rhetoric is that we already know what works to be successful… Her diatribe may work on the less informed and the uninvolved but the people of Alberta who have experienced prosperity realize the path they are going down is one to destruction. The equality or independence will be the only thing that ties this country together or separates us from our abusive toxic relationship with central Canada.!!

Go Derrick Fildebrandt.!!!
commented 2019-02-23 13:28:25 -0500
Does anyone else feel that democracy is failing Canadians?
commented 2019-02-23 10:21:38 -0500
What an idea for a expose video series – Notley’s Poison Pills
a countdown of Notley’s moves to damage the ungrateful wretches who can’t see that she is saving them! There are a whole range of possibilities of spending that can load the next government with long term contracts and debt, and why not – the NDP will not be in power again in her lifetime so the cleanup will be someone else’s problem. There is this appointment, the leasing of railcars at sky high rates, the (I predict) under the table signing of long term alternative energy contracts to friends at fantastic rates and finally sweetheart deals for her union supporters. This list can only be limited by her imagination. Think I am wrong, I hope so.o
commented 2019-02-23 02:49:28 -0500
Of course they can Henry… With a majority government they can replace him because his position may become obsolete with a change of policy from one government to the next.
commented 2019-02-23 00:13:08 -0500
Does anyone know if a new government can “un-appoint” Whittingham – and all of Notley’s other appointments – before their terms are up or if they have to be allowed to finish their terms? That would be very interesting to know.
commented 2019-02-22 23:38:31 -0500
Commie bastards all of them,Notley and her crew of morons better get the hell out of Alberta once they are voted out!!!
commented 2019-02-22 19:55:26 -0500
Just to add to my point. Remember that the NDP came to power in May, 2015 but their ideological legislative agenda, including Budget, was not unleashed on Alberta until after the October Federal election. They did not want to scare Canadian voters with their ideological agenda before the Federal election, because to do so might have scared moderate voters into Harper’s camp.
commented 2019-02-22 19:34:48 -0500
My opinion is that this appointment is a harbinger that Notley and her clingers on are going to extend their mandate as long as possible. Why would Whittingham accept a three month appointment? They do not have to call an election constitutionally until May, 2020. They are the allies of the Laurentians and not Albertans, key Laurentian being Junior. Junior faces election in October, unless he goes constitutional mandate as well. Do you think Notley will risk losing a provincial election to a political enemy of her buddy, Junior, before the Federal election?

My bet is the Provincial call is late September to late October. That way the election is still in 2019, but post Federal, so Notley can still claim to be somewhat observing the provincial election law. She will lose whenever it is held, but this timing helps her bud out who will continue oil destroying politics.
commented 2019-02-22 19:18:55 -0500
This goes along with Comrade Nutley giving road construction contracts to BC.
commented 2019-02-22 18:54:45 -0500
Cannot a new government dis-appoint this Marxist low life. McGA…Make Canada great again, boot Wittingham. (and Trudeau)
commented 2019-02-22 18:47:53 -0500
The Purge begins after the election.
commented 2019-02-22 18:47:50 -0500
It is only obvious that Notley is going to do as much damage as she can on her way out because she is a socialist.

By contrast, Harper did as much good as he could on his way out, including waiving his right to his gold plated pension.

That is one of the differences between a socialist and a conservative.