November 27, 2018

Alberta Premier Notley starts “petty” beer brawl with Doug Ford

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Rachel Notley’s NDP government has had enough of Alberta's unfair treatment at the hands of those in the eastern part of the country. They’re tired of us being abused and taken advantage of so they’re filing a legal challenge to right a historical wrong.

No, this isn’t about the unfairness Alberta experiences around equalization and transfer payments, or the oil and gas industry, or carbon taxes or even firearms laws.

We’re talking about beer.

Alberta’s economic development and trade Minister Derron Bilous has launched a trade challenge against Ontario to demand more market access for Alberta beers, because according to him as reported in the Edmonton Journal, 745 Ontario liquor products are on the shelf in Alberta while about 20 Alberta products are available in Ontario.

I believe in free interprovincial trade. But how is this the thing the NDP finally got angry enough about to find a team of government lawyers to fight?

The NDP couldn't muster a legal challenge when the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion was struck down by an activist Court taking 8000 pipeline jobs with it.

Ironically, the NDP have highly subsidized Alberta brewers, causing them to run afoul of interprovincial trade agreements.

But, just as Justin Trudeau wants to be seen as the anti-Donald Trump, Rachel Notley wants to be the anti-Doug Ford. That's why the NDP is picking this fight with him now after spending three years ignoring brewer market access issues when Wynne was Premier.

It’s petty. Fighting Ford is a terrible idea. He’s a friend to Alberta.

Two weeks ago, as part of the fall fiscal update, Ford promised Ontario would no longer stand in the way of pipelines transporting oil through the province from western Canada. He said, in every way possible, Ontario would support its partners looking to expand oil distribution and at the same time protect their competitiveness from the federal carbon tax.

Alberta can't save our economy without Doug Ford on our side.

Yet, the NDP hate Doug Ford more than they hate $20 per barrel oil, never-ending debt, record unemployment, 30% vacancies in downtown Calgary, and an economy killing pipeline drought.

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commented 2018-11-28 13:38:19 -0500
Sheila, I think you are missing the point. We will not be able to survive the remainder of Notley’s term or Trudeau’s term without our beer. Lots of beer is the only thing that can get us through these times.
commented 2018-11-28 13:16:07 -0500
“Harley McCartney commented 5 hours ago
Only one kind of oil is sold in Ontario Saudi tax free oil and ship the the jobs and billions out of the country.”

Saudi oil is only 16% of imports.
commented 2018-11-28 07:48:22 -0500
Only one kind of oil is sold in Ontario Saudi tax free oil and ship the the jobs and billions out of the country.
Ratchel you are so done.
commented 2018-11-27 20:50:23 -0500
Are you shaking in yer boots Mr.Ford,comrade Notley is coming for you lol!! Squash her like a bug Mr.Ford that disaster will be punted out of Alberta shortly-can’t wait!!
commented 2018-11-27 19:39:27 -0500
Rachel Notley must learn, what is good for the Goose is not always good for the Gander.
commented 2018-11-27 19:28:25 -0500
Sheila…Sheila…. Snotley has her house in order and her ducks lined up…no doubt about it.This is important stuff here…..History has shown that if they had just rearranged the deck chairs on the Titanic,the iceberg would have been avoided…she will not make that same mistake…she is Not(ley) as think as you drunk she is…
commented 2018-11-27 19:18:49 -0500
Damn Nutley and her band of pure 200 proof idiots have to go.