April 02, 2017

Rutherford: Notley’s feud with Wall “a way to deflect” from NDP failures

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall made headlines, and attracted Notley's wrath, for inviting energy companies to leave Alberta and set up shop in his business friendly province. On Friday's show, broadcaster Dave Rutherford told me what this feud is really about:

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commented 2017-04-03 12:35:02 -0400
Well Terry, if I am still living in his riding when the election comes up, I will definitely be voting for him.
commented 2017-04-03 12:23:07 -0400
I remember what a great day it was when Brad was elected. It was like a bright sunshine and he’s done a great job ever since. We’re in a little tougher times right now but I can’t think of another leader I’d rather have steering the ship. It’s important to keep in touch with people like Premier Wall just to remind him the people support him. I would imagine it’s a little lonely at the top.
commented 2017-04-03 12:03:53 -0400
@ Sally Citizen

I feel your pain. I grew up in Calgary and still like the city.

I hated to see the downtown become vacant as Pierre Idiot Trudeau bent Albertans over and – - – - with the National Energy Program that was anything *but*national, focusing solely on Alberta’s oil sector.

I lost a good career because of what P.E.T. did and I hated to see downtown Calgary lose a lot of its’ hustle and bustle in the early and mid 80’s.

Is 8th avenue still a good walking street or has it become a hangout for the less desirable?
commented 2017-04-03 12:03:04 -0400
I lived in SK under NDP rule and the young people had to leave to get jobs. So now the table has turned and Brad is returning the favour. I wish I would have bought land there when it was affordable. I think SK will be under constant attack from the criminal PM. Notley and Wynnie are the evil twins that are assisting junior in his attack on capitalism and wealth. And now the QB premier has joined the evil cause by buying the MSM. Our country is under serious attack, and the people need to stand up to these tyrants.
commented 2017-04-03 09:20:09 -0400
Brad Wall is a hero. Saskatchewan is lucky to have such a great leader. I love how Mr. Wall stands up to Trudeau. As a Calgarian, I can’t say I like losing any head offices to Saskatchewan as we already have nearly 30% vacancy rate downtown as it is. I just hope we have any head offices left in Calgary by the time Notley & her wretched government are voted out.
commented 2017-04-03 09:18:04 -0400
Whatever Rachel and her liars are against, I am for. Go Brad!
commented 2017-04-03 01:17:45 -0400
Leviticus; Agreed, but we’re going to keep some guards posted anyway.
commented 2017-04-03 01:07:54 -0400
AWWW poor little commie is all upset that a real leader is trying to help his province and not wreck it.
commented 2017-04-02 19:13:32 -0400
“Peter; Let’s hope better times come before the NDP regain their footing in Sk.”
The NDP are incapable of climbing the hill they need to get over to get started in Saskatchewan again… The best thing that ever happened to Saskatchewan was for Alberta to have a NDP majority government and that’s all it takes for the people to realize/remember what NDP is all about and how they killed any growth in that province.!!
NDP in Saskatchewan.?? worry not because that ain’t going to happen anytime soon.. Brad wall is a true patriot and the people of Saskatchewan know it.!!!
commented 2017-04-02 16:44:03 -0400
That’s what lefties do. Point fingers at someone else and lie about their own performance!
commented 2017-04-02 13:07:45 -0400
The Marxist who call themselves Liberals and Socialist’s, always have the same problem, Me Me Me and Now Now Now.
Perhaps if they were to study a little more, they would discover, Future, Future Future.
commented 2017-04-02 13:05:34 -0400
“Peter; Let’s hope better times come before the NDP regain their footing in Sk.”

Oh, you were talking about the NDP is SK, not in Alberta. My bad.
commented 2017-04-02 12:57:43 -0400
Peter; Let’s hope better times come before the NDP regain their footing in Sk.
commented 2017-04-02 12:53:52 -0400
The communists union goons can be add to the list all the problems in Canada.
commented 2017-04-02 11:14:49 -0400
Muta Ween said, “We need a massive shift in policies to right this country before it is doomed .”

Yes. And those Conservative governments need to stay in power for a minimum of three terms just to get the economy back on track.
commented 2017-04-02 11:10:17 -0400
Terry said, “With Premier Wall’s austerity budget he needs a little deflection himself.”

That’s always the problem with keeping a Conservative government in office. No one like austerity but everyone (that has a brain and is not selfish) knows that it is required to get spending under control.

Ralph’s times were tough but necessary and I loved him for it.

But that does not stop the left from playing off that dislike for enduring the austerity to oust the Conservatives by enticing the more selfish with goodies paid for from the tax payer trough, such as public sector big raises and excellent benefits.

That probably is the biggest reason I seethe hatred for Ed Stelmach and Alison Redford not only because of their big spending, but because they threw Alberta into this “Conservative – austerity / NDP – gifts from public money” cycle that we will never get out of. Alberta could have stayed in the black even with the oil and gas cycle if those two PC turds did not piss it all away.

Basically what I am saying is that even when the Conservatives get back into office and implement the necessary austerity like Brad Wall has had to do for SK, the people will get tired of the austerity, a left wing party will dangle the carrot of free stuff paid for from the public purse and then they will take office, and then spend us back into debt … … and the cycle continues forever.
commented 2017-04-02 11:04:50 -0400
I can’t agree more, Muta Ween. Whatever Nutley does will make no difference. She is gone and she knows it. Notice that the sewer rat name caller is a lot more quiet these days? She’s crawled into a hole for a while, a rather large one. Mr. Wall is the best act going on the prairies right now, anything he does is fine with me. Manitoba would be showing new stripes if the feds weren’t drowning them in migrants charging into their province. Time for a Manitoba wall, 8 ft. tall and razor wire at the top. It’s all such a mess right now. I hope the people have had enough of socialist BS for the rest of their lives so Ndp and bad libs are gone forever. Dave Rutherford does such great work on his talk show, I love listening to it.
commented 2017-04-02 10:57:18 -0400
Muta Ween, well said!
commented 2017-04-02 10:18:19 -0400
What’s happening in Alberta at the local level with the sloppy Deputy Premiere Hoffman in Edmonton? Does anybody conduct opinion polls to see how the individual members are faring in their own ridings?
The NDP doesn’t need to be "just"defeated. They need to be absolutely destroyed , eviscerated in every riding. Same in Ontario with another socialist government masquerading as the traditional Liberal Party. They aren’t .They are rabid socialists who have destroyed the economy for probably decades into the future.
Never before in Canada have we had such terrible elected governments in Alberta, Ontario and Federally. We need a massive shift in policies to right this country before it is doomed .
commented 2017-04-02 09:49:54 -0400
Peter; With Premier Wall’s austerity budget he needs a little deflection himself. The last thing we need is the dippers here stirring up the low info crowd. It’s good thing they can’t get their leadership act together. We need to put the dippers a generation behind us before I’ll rest easy.
commented 2017-04-02 09:13:44 -0400
Even with the Conservative parties in the middle of getting their act together Notley needs to do the proper thing and request the Alberta Lieutenant Governor to call an election immediately.

She would lose the election for sure and Alberta would probably have a minority Wildrose with a PC opposition, but at least we would get that bitch out before she burns Alberta completely to the ground.
commented 2017-04-02 09:08:03 -0400
Even though I am an Albertan at heart who currently live in Saskatchewan, I think what Brad Wall did to entice companies to Saskatchewan is a good thing. He is doing what he is supposed to do for Saskatchewan. Good on him.
commented 2017-04-02 09:06:15 -0400
I hope this is just Act 1, Scene 1. I can’t wait for him to offer one-way tickets to Edmonton to all the Saskaticks.