July 22, 2016

Notley accuses Wall of “political drive-by”: Fallout from NDP’s restrictive beer tax begins

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Rachel Notley and the NDP’s second tax change on beer in the province has ruffled some feathers, which isn’t a surprise. 

Last week I told you about the changes and said this new tax is in violation of the New West Partnership Trade Agreement between BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

I mentioned that by trying to fix one problem they may have created another when they promised grants to Alberta breweries only which has the Premier of Saskatchewan, Brad Wall concerned that his province’s agreement with Alberta is being violated.

Watch as I explain what happened when Wall tried to discuss this with Notley’s Chief of Staff, Anne McGrath and how things have gone since Wall went public with his concerns after not getting a response.

Notley’s reaction was pure political theatre and hardly the friendly narrative that she was spouting at the announcement for the Calgary ring road last week where she talked about partnerships across borders.

It was obvious this new tax would affect interprovincial relationships. Not only have the NDP kicked the hornet’s nest when it comes to breweries, now they’re violating a trade agreement, causing more trouble that could have been avoided by not changing the tax at all.

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commented 2016-07-24 07:57:01 -0400
Well, I went to Minister Deron Bilous who is in charge of business and trade for Alberta. The company I represented is a multi-billion dollars organization that has millions to offer for a few services that ONLY Alberta has at this time. Lots of promises were made and lots of smiles and lots of hand shakes – and then…………………

When we wanted to start?


That was last Jan or Feb – have to check my calendar – but ………………………….?


So now it is Mr. Brad Walls turn?

Seems I am in better company than I realized.
commented 2016-07-23 04:42:56 -0400
Indeed; I would love to see so many FLUSH NOTLEY! lawn signs in the coming months that a visitor to Alberta would be forced to ask their taxi driver:- “So, who’s this Flush Notley, a rodeo star or something???”…
commented 2016-07-23 04:22:05 -0400
CATHY STONE… As a non-Albertan, but as the originator of the “mark your catcher’s mitt THE NOTLEY”, I also wonder why more Albertans don’t start producing more visible signs of protest… There is nothing to stop any Albertan from producing their own lawn sign that says “FLUSH NOTLEY!”… Ditto for FLUSH NOTLEY! bumper stickers… Five years ago, while driving through rural Maine, I spotted a large white paint job on the side of a prominent barn which said IMPEACH OBAMA!… It couldn’t be ignored… There’s lots of barns and grain silos and buildings in Alberta which could very nicely sport a paint job saying FLUSH NOTLEY!… How about it?…
commented 2016-07-23 02:22:33 -0400
So the provincial premiers are fighting over beer taxes and grants. If Andrew Lawton were here, this would be a perfect story for his first world fridays.
commented 2016-07-22 20:48:12 -0400
It is unbelievable that we must endure this to realize what we had but next election will be a celebration of infinite proportion. NDP will be dead,politically
commented 2016-07-22 20:03:36 -0400
She most likely got the idea from Winnie from Gontario.
commented 2016-07-22 19:17:13 -0400
This is really unbelievable.
What’s more unbelievable. People actually support her and her Party.

I want her to wait until the very last moment to call an election when it becomes election time again. I pray everyone who voted NDP as a protest vote has a hurt on so bad, a scar so large, that they will never ever vote for socialism again in their entire life.
What a bloody disaster.
commented 2016-07-22 18:57:49 -0400
Brad Wall should worry about his own province. Notley is elected in Alberta and if she deems tha new tax policy appropriate to Alberta, Wall can blow it out his ear.
commented 2016-07-22 18:45:47 -0400
I am so offended by the people wearing cowboy hats on that stage. How dare they culturally appropriate my background. And to top it off they are messing with my beer prices!
commented 2016-07-22 14:34:14 -0400
I hope Brad takes her to task and never lets up. I’ll bet she plays the card that says Brad is picking on me because I’m a woman. Crybabies will cry at the drop of hat if they think it will help them to get their way, and sway public opinion. Rachel is nothing but a professional activist, and all of her policies reflect this.
commented 2016-07-22 14:31:53 -0400
What an absolute disgrace Rachel Notley is, backed by a bunch of disgraceful Marxist losers!
commented 2016-07-22 14:14:23 -0400
Notely should be worried that she does not encounter a real ‘drive by’.
commented 2016-07-22 14:01:42 -0400

Cutouts of the invisible energy minister would be even cheaper. One would not need the cardboard.

commented 2016-07-22 13:05:47 -0400
Entrepreneurs needs to start producing Notley cardboard cutouts. I am sure it would provide a diversity to the economy. And I am sure videos how many Albertans would use the cardboard cutouts would go viral.
commented 2016-07-22 12:33:53 -0400
The NonDemocratic Party is so convinced in their righteousness they cannot handle the inconvenience of reality when it intrudes. They do not understand why partners in a trade deal would bring up such a silly thing as that deal. After all that agreement was made before God anointed them to do whatever they want. Except they are atheists, so maybe there is hope.

Saskatchewan, the power house of Canada, even the World Rodeo Championships realize that and moved from Edmonton to Saskatoon
commented 2016-07-22 12:22:12 -0400
So proud to be an Alberta resident these days. What a refreshing show of leadership, a premier showing her bold side, unwavering conviction shown by taxing every possible cent from every possible area, all for the bolshevik take over of the motherland. Bravo Rachael,job well done you fucking cow. Make sure and alienate our neighbors douche queen. I hope Wall sticks it to us at every chance, and that law suits start piling up on our NDPs doorstep. Just watching the marxist pig on the video clip makes it tough to keep the coffee down. After the next election,if we can survive Che Notley’s scorched earth policy, she and her whole crew will have to go the way of our present energy minister, dear friend of our CANADIAN MONGREL, and become invisible. They will not dare show their faces in the province, in fact many of them will exit Alberta to our long awaited relief. GOOD RIDANCE

DJBT, STPC, Wynnebag and Nothead
commented 2016-07-22 12:00:02 -0400
Notley and the NDP are the “Low Intellect” Govt . . . the last bastion of this failed marxist ideology. Seems the only govt. she can identify with are the Trudough lieberals . . . who are equally vacuous and inept.
commented 2016-07-22 11:58:52 -0400
Brad Wall for PM!
Rachel Notely for town librarian somewhere in rural Ontario…
commented 2016-07-22 11:37:19 -0400
what does she think would happen. Picking a fight with the only premier who is on our side. Your correct marty, the NDP are complete idiots they seem to have no clue, do they think we will rally behind her for giving our tax dollars away. What a fool I will go out of my way to buy beer from sask now. Go wall go give it to the useless NDP
commented 2016-07-22 11:25:01 -0400
Notely is not worthy of licking Brad Walls boots.