January 11, 2019

Notley NDP “expropriate” Alberta’s private driver test businesses based on a “lie”

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

The NDP are nationalizing drivers license testing in Alberta in March, but like everything they touch — from land use, to the electricity system, to education — this plan is a disaster based on the destruction of reputations, and falsehoods.

Fifty of Alberta's 153 independent and privatized testing providers have stopped providing service this week to protest what they say is the government’s unfair treatment.

The testing providers say they are being ignored by the government and denied fair compensation.

To justify robbing Alberta small businesses of livelihoods they’ve built from the ground up, the NDP has made claims of a lack of integrity in the testing system that they claim has resulted in up to seven complaints per day to Alberta transportation.

Seven complaints per day seems like a lot. But today, I’ll provide a little context to that number using the government’s own data about the overall number of tests written each year.

What the Alberta government doesn't want you to know is that 1,820 complaints on average per year, only amounts to a complaint rate of less than 1 per cent.

The NDP’s accusation of a lack of integrity in order to justify expropriating 153 small businesses isn’t supported by their own data.

It's just another NDP lie.

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commented 2019-01-14 19:12:04 -0500
Which one of these private driving academies was responsible for training the truck driver who wiped out the Broncos?
Sometimes there DOES need to be government involvement, driver examinations is one of those instances.
commented 2019-01-14 16:14:23 -0500
Actually, this is one point I agree with Notley on. As we know, immigrants and migrants are flowing into Canada at an unprecedented rate. There is a drivers licence racket in Alberta, whereby people can get drivers licences easily for the right price. We have had hair-raising experiences on the road with drivers who should not be allowed behind the wheel. And bear in mind, Trudeau has implemented Bill C-76, in effect this will permit people with only a drivers licence for identification to vote!
commented 2019-01-14 10:16:41 -0500
Well Nutly here comes 153 law suits. How many millions will this cost the tax payer?
commented 2019-01-14 09:09:45 -0500
Iron Law of Regulation
There is NO form of market failure, however egregious, which is not made worse by the political interventions intended to fix it.
commented 2019-01-14 08:54:20 -0500
Um, well I think we’d need to know specifically what the ’daily" complaints were about. Was it the exam or was it the actual training.

Secondly, I question some of the so-called “trainers” and their ability to teach others. What type of system/training to the teachers have to go through before opening a “driving school” because there are some out there who are down right dangerous! Rather than “nationalizing” I suspect there needs to be a crackdown on the instructors themselves; what do they have for experience and background to provide this service. I’d really like to know. I think I would encourage people to go to AMA to provide driver training for anyone that I know. In the end though, there are many thoughtless drivers out there which is why there are so many deaths on the highways – (not just in Alberta BTW) but definitely here as well.
commented 2019-01-14 08:37:24 -0500
Jan said, "It takes forever to make changes for the good, but only takes a blink to impose some erroneous, stupid decision as this. "

Yea, isn’t that true!
What damage the NDP have done in four years will take at least 12 years of good true Conservative governance to repair, and even then I wonder if it can all be repaired.
commented 2019-01-14 08:09:53 -0500
I think driver testing is pointless. What does it accomplish? Every idiot driver you see passed their road test. I came to this conclusion while working on my commercial pilot’s licence. I had been flying with my instructor for something like 60 hours but I still had to take a flight test with someone who had never seen me fly. I could have been having an exceptionally good day or an exceptionally bad day. The flight examiner wouldn’t know. Why not let my instructor decide? If he pushes anyone through he would lose HIS license.

I think drivers should be required to take a rigorous train course and at the end of it the instructor denies if you get your license. Same deal- if they push anyone through, they lose their license.

I really laughed when I did my motorcycle license. IF I had failed the road test the examiner would say, “You are not competent to have a license. Get back on that n motorcycle and ride for another 2 weeks and then come back for another test.” Pointless, no?
commented 2019-01-13 18:06:47 -0500
It takes forever to make changes for the good, but only takes a blink to impose some erroneous, stupid decision as this.
commented 2019-01-13 16:44:59 -0500
May 2019 coming soon to a voting booth near you!

Albertans will kick the NDP ass so hard to the curb that they won’t be able to sit down for the next week!
commented 2019-01-13 11:34:39 -0500
Grubby little Marxist NDP wants to control Driver Tests, this way they can control the number of drivers. The NWO / NDP, prefers the public to be restricted to public transport.
Control……Control………… Control………………………CONTROLLED.
commented 2019-01-13 02:41:07 -0500
In fairness, there are many testers that run a corrupt racket. Some testers will find a BS reason to fail you first go, then pass you the second time in a much shortened 10 minute driving test. I personally had a tester reschedule a driving test (he claimed he did so on my behalf, to a day I specifically said I could not make it without telling me), so when i showed up on time for the date and time on my receipt I was told I missed it and had to pay for the test again. I was pretty choked but had to pay a second time as I needed the upgrade to my license for a new job.
commented 2019-01-12 18:19:17 -0500
Just one more thing to be Repealed when grownups take back power.
commented 2019-01-12 16:44:11 -0500
Idiotic Commies think the state runs things well LMAO!
Like they run the weed business.
commented 2019-01-12 12:00:40 -0500
Expropriate as a word does imply some semblance of legality , applied law and order. But in this case , the word is euphemistically used to replace the true action which is seizure and confiscation of private property for completely dubious reasons.
I wonder if Notley got this idea out of the Hugo Chavez playbook. He seized everything he could get his hands on " for the people" .
commented 2019-01-11 21:35:43 -0500
This and many other instances of top-down socialism shows me that they really are destroyers. We need to tell all our friends just how Venezuelan this government is.
commented 2019-01-11 21:30:44 -0500
These leftists always use language like “improving” to bring in their socialist policies.
commented 2019-01-11 19:51:44 -0500
Comrade Nutley wants to do as much damage as she can before leaving…maybe even extend the $31 million ad campaign for a dead pipeline. That derailment in Jasper last week, involving an oil tank car, was barely `whispered.`
commented 2019-01-11 19:50:10 -0500
These are the last gasps of an accidental government that’s more than three years past it’s ‘best before’ date.
commented 2019-01-11 18:52:18 -0500
The day we punt these socialist scum to the Venezuelan gutter is going to the best day in a very long time and there’s going to be a lot of happy Albertans !!!!!!!!!!!
commented 2019-01-11 18:52:18 -0500
The day we punt these socialist scum to the Venezuelan gutter is going to the best day in a very long time and there’s going to be a lot of happy Albertans !!!!!!!!!!!