March 09, 2018

Notley “poaches” UCP policy she once mocked in fight over BC’s pipeline blockade

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


Premier Notley says she’s willing to go full Peter Lougheed circa 1980 and block or limit the flow of oil to BC as leverage against their opposition to Trans Mountain.

In this week’s speech from the throne, the Alberta government signalled it’s ready and willing to stop the flow of oil to BC until it backs off on its opposition to the pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby.

Bold move- but not all that original.

United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney has been talking about taking just this sort of punitive action against British Columbia for the better part of a year.

Watch as I show you what Notley felt about playing Lougheed-style hard ball against BC when it was a conservative idea.

I’m glad Notley has come around to my way of thinking, but it’s dishonest for her to pass this off as her brainchild when she openly mocked turning off the oil taps as “isolationist”, and unfairly adversarial.

On the bright side, if Notley keeps up this trend of poaching UCP ideas, she just might be willing to scrap her own carbon tax before 2019!

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commented 2018-03-12 05:05:44 -0400
Good one Flat Earth. Flat Water… “Notwithstanding Clause”!?… “What is dis ‘notwithstanding clause’ sacre bleu!!… Gerald – Explain!!… I think I am getting a headache!”…
commented 2018-03-12 03:42:36 -0400
I don’t think Mr. Ford will have a problem explaining to Joe Trudeau how the “notwithstanding clause” works and perhaps Western or oil can start to flow east… Without a doubt Rachel Notley will soon be removed from the position she found herself in by accident then all we need is to remove Joe Trudeau and Canada could once again enjoy the great prosperity that our natural resources have entitled it citizens to..
commented 2018-03-11 11:14:50 -0400
Rob, the Breitbart article really went into the “Climate Barbie” nickname. Gee, I wonder who thought that one up………???
commented 2018-03-11 11:10:28 -0400
It is interesting to watch two of the Four Horsemen (Horsepeople?) of the Canadian Economic Apocalypse fighting each other. The Wicked Witch of the West is truly desperate.
commented 2018-03-10 12:41:33 -0500
Andy Neimers said:
And why would the Americans supply oil to B.C. given current lumber disputes?… “The chickens are indeed coming home to roost”… And both B.C. and Alberta deserve the strong dose of reality that it will entail…
Andy, The Americans aren’t stupid like our Canadian Government; if they have an opportunity to sell their product, either long or short term, they take the money.
commented 2018-03-10 03:59:06 -0500
And I’m still awaiting a rational explanation of Mayor Moonbeam Robertson’s Vision Party’s stymieing of using natural gas to heat future highrises in Vancouver… Given that the Peace River county in northern British Columbia has hundreds of years of cheap natural gas capped and sitting in the ground?
commented 2018-03-10 03:50:32 -0500
It is indeed “posturing” on behalf of both the B.C. and Alberta governments but almost inevitable given recent history… Both have been talking “shit” in the face of economic reality on the West Coast and both governments deserve to have their asses kicked… Notley has suddenly glommed onto a “pro oil and gas” manifest with disaster looming in the next provincial elections, while the Horgan/Weaver Tango have just had their environmentalist bluff called if Alberta does cut off the flow of oil! So how are those happy B.C. NDPers going to fill their gas tanks if Alberta sticks to its guns?… And why would the Americans supply oil to B.C. given current lumber disputes?… “The chickens are indeed coming home to roost”… And both B.C. and Alberta deserve the strong dose of reality that it will entail…
commented 2018-03-10 03:05:39 -0500
Hmm poaching Kennys conservative idea from a year ago and hoping no one remembers that she vehemently opposed the idea (We know the MSM won’t remind us ) Anyways she doesn’t have the fortitude to stick with it as evidenced by her ill conceived wine ban !
Also let’s be clear had this been the first year of her accidental government she wouldn’t do a thing this is desperate posturing for the upcoming election at best and as an NDP’er is hypocritical of their policy towards the energy sector !
Here’s looking forward to may 2019
commented 2018-03-10 01:00:01 -0500
Cut the pipelines off at Kamloops. Let the small town thinking morons in Kitimat hitch- hike for a while as they voted against Northern Gateway.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to re-educate the Lower mainland Environmentalists on their energy needs?
The only danger would be is Alaska Tankers unloading in Vancouver Harbor. It might become full time to get even with Alberta.
We sure have great Federal Leadership on this; oh well, he can sure dance well to East Indian Music.
commented 2018-03-09 21:19:09 -0500
Ha ha good one. Motley could have been better if she wasn’t such an idiot