February 07, 2018

Notley’s BC wine ban all “smoke and mirrors”: Environmentalist “pals” openly mock boycott

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

 

As retaliation for BC premier John Horgan banning increased exports of Alberta oil sands from the BC Coast, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has put a stop to the import of BC wines into Alberta.

The radical environmentalists who Notley assured would grant us social license for pipelines if she just taxed us a little harder are now mocking her for her embargo.

Head of Greenpeace Canada and former Notley staffer Mike Hudema shared pictures of himself drinking BC wine and tweeted:

“Alberta's BC wine boycott is about a politician bullying small businesses on behalf of a giant Texas Oil Company because another government wanted more science”

Don't get me wrong; BC does need to be taught a lesson and I absolutely think boycotts and buycotts are effective.

But the irony is that a ban on BC wine imports hurts conservative and centrist parts of BC in the Okanagan. It’s the part of BC that supports pipelines and strong barrier-free inter-provincial trade. They're farmers and entrepreneurs. They're natural conservatives and Rachel Notley knows that.

Notley's boycott, on its face, seems poorly targeted at the wrong people, but it's actually quite smart, politically speaking, and it pains me to say that.

Watch as I explain why, and also explain how I know that she didn’t even try to handle this brewing dispute the right way when she had the chance when she was in Vancouver at the end of November.

Notley’s trip to BC was an image rehab trip for her, not a pipeline sales pitch for the people of Alberta.

It was all smoke and mirrors back then, just like her wine ban is now.

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commented 2018-02-08 17:39:18 -0500
What else to expect from the No Democracy Party than lunacy?

Oh yeah. B.C. wines are exceptional!
commented 2018-02-08 13:43:12 -0500
" Notley the hoe has got to go"
LOL
commented 2018-02-08 10:52:33 -0500
Tear down, divide and conquer, dismantle, destroy, destitutionalize all Canadians – that’s what THE DESTROYERS do…whether it’s Edmonton, Victoria, Toronto or Ottawa.
When the people finally wake up, and stand up there is going to be madness and mayhem like no lefty liberal can imagine. Hiding under your rocks will not save you, your debt to Canadians will be paid…in full!
It can’t come soon enough…
commented 2018-02-08 09:09:49 -0500
Rachel can pretend all she likes but those in AB who have lived through her devastating actions against O&G, farming, and the sexual perversion of our children, know what we are dealing with. She underestimates the hatred that many feel towards her and her communist party.
commented 2018-02-07 23:45:07 -0500
So now BC can blame impoverished winemakers on Alberta and Alberta’s unemployed energy sector people can blame the lack of pipe lines on BC…

She has done her job very well… she has managed to hobble two provinces at the same time instead of just one.!!
commented 2018-02-07 22:57:52 -0500
Anyone who takes Notely’s actions seriously here is an idiot. She’s making a lot of noise & screwing over people so she can pretend that she’s become pro-pipeline now. It’s all bad theater.
commented 2018-02-07 20:12:59 -0500
Notley is, what she looks like, Human waste.
commented 2018-02-07 19:40:19 -0500
Nutley can use that funny now famous excuse it was a dumb joke…so kiss my ass.
commented 2018-02-07 18:48:17 -0500
If the pipeline was known by a different name other than trans mountain , say trans gendered pipe line , it would be in and covered with rainbow colored dirt
commented 2018-02-07 18:24:24 -0500
I agree Sheila, it’s all smoke and mirrors. And she’s colluded with the BC NDP to attack those who don’t support them. The NDP are like symbiotic twins!