August 11, 2017

Notley's carbon tax “social license” debunked by BC NDP

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

BC's new anti-development NDP government is going to try to block the NEB approved KinderMorgan pipeline with lawfare and legal challenges.

BC Premier John Horgan is joining an existing legal challenge to stop the $7.4 billion project, citing environmental, First Nations and tanker traffic concerns

I guess not even Rachel Notley’s pals in the BC NDP and her contemporaries in the environmentalist movement are buying the social license mumbo jumbo she keeps spouting.

"Social license" was Notley’s chief talking point to justify her carbon tax; She told us the carbon tax would make people who really hate us and our oil suddenly like us. 

Except it didn’t work, obviously. BC is spending taxpayer money to fight against Alberta’s best interests in court.

While Notley phases out coal as part of her social license scheme, she’s killing thousands of Alberta jobs and a dozen Alberta towns.

She’s making life more expensive for Alberta families with her carbon tax and she's chasing away multinational oilpatch investment.

And in return for these sacrifices to the gods of climate change, we got low flow shower heads, energy efficient light bulbs and a constitutional war with our neighbours to the west.

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commented 2017-08-13 00:57:41 -0400
—With Christy Clark and Brad Wall gone, the left has got all the Provinces, just what Trudeau wanted.
Trump can’t help us ,as it is his job to out negotiate Trudeau. Ezra’s book predicted almost everything that is going to happen to us , under this illegal refugee lover.
Canada will have to burn to the ground, before it can be re-built by Conservatives.
commented 2017-08-12 18:28:06 -0400
Trudeau and Nutty are laughing at all the suckers that voted for them . You get what you voted for .
Canada is going to take along time to dig out from the debt and lost investment from these 2 losers .
commented 2017-08-12 15:10:13 -0400
Great segment Sheila if you ever run as a conservative MLA, Rebel’s loss would be Alberta’s gain.

Timely topic “social licence”. This is a nebulous concept in search of a definition. To the regressive left it is a cloak for hiding harmful Luddite obstructionism under a cloak of virtue – to politicians it is an opportunity to drag out redundant regulatory approval processes and expand government, – to the taxpayer and consumer it means needless higher costs, and to resource development workers it means non productive wasted time and lost jobs and opportunity – to the nation it means loss of sovereignty allowing foreign interests interfere in vital national infrastructure.

But to me, “social licence” is defined by the parasitic class of drones it attracts. They are always from outside the area under development and never have a direct stake in the project. In 50% of the cases where “social licence” is said to be needed to proceed, the “social licence enforces” are working to overturn the approval of the residents where the project is taking place – in basic terms, it is a process to undo the democratic process.
commented 2017-08-11 21:16:43 -0400
Some enterprising Albertan could produce a licience plate for the front
Social licienced province
commented 2017-08-11 18:47:21 -0400
The notion of social-license in pipelines is nonsense because it’s not the pipeline the BC NDP are against, it’s what goes through that pipeline they are against.

Notley’s intention was to funnel money out of Alberta to pay for bribes in BC. The problem is that there may not be enough money to save the pipeline from the activists.

Notley has been rooked by her fellow-travellers, and she and the AB NDP is headed for oblivion come to the next election.
commented 2017-08-11 17:10:35 -0400
Lee Horsman it would be refreshing if parties just called themselves what they really are.

Mongrel i wonder when they will fight for the Unicorn habitat, they love to make up garbage. I would not blame Wall if he was just sick and tired of fighting for too many people that do not give a damn about reality or themselves, let them wallow in their own ignorance. I feel that way as i am sure you do at times, i just wish it did not affect the rest of us.
commented 2017-08-11 16:06:17 -0400
Today, On the local country radio station in Peace River, CKYL, they led with the story that Horgan was going to throw in with the law fare against with the pipeline and that, as a result, construction start was now delayed to November (if ever) from September.

Second story was a statement by Shannon Philips. No, it was not about how the Alberta gov’t was going to advocate for the Pipeline and the jobs it will provide for Indians, BC, and AB. Nope, it was about how Alberta had to be careful regarding resource development in a fictional caribou habitat that has never hosted caribou. Probably to get social license.

So far, I have seen little to cheer regarding the UCP leadership contest; and the only sane Canadian politician, Brad Wall, resigns. I give up and quit. May you young folk be able to right the boat that is upside down at the bottom of Lesser Slave Lake.
commented 2017-08-11 16:01:08 -0400
It’s increasingly obvious that if the Alberta NDP ever hopes to come back from the inevitable annihilation that awaits them on the next election day, they must distance themselves from the rest of the NDP and underline this move with a new name for their party.
Marxist-Leninist Party of Alberta has a nice ring to it…