January 03, 2017

Standing up to NDP bullies: Alberta business goes public with carbon tax opposition

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

One rural gas station is letting it be known they don’t like the carbon tax and they want you to think twice about voting for the NDP in 2019.

Country Boyz Tempo in Ardrossan, Alberta has been printing handouts that explain how Rachel Notley’s carbon tax will affect the prices at their gas pumps. But besides the lesson in how increased taxes raise consumer prices, the handouts have a parting message:

“The Alberta NDP are increasing the costs for business all across the province. Unfortunately businesses have to pass these costs onto their customers. In 2019, your vote will make a difference”

Watch my video to see my interview with Clinton Alexander, the owner of Country Boyz, to hear about why he felt he needed to do this and about the feedback he’s been getting from customers.

This time, instead of boycotting, I’m doing a “buycott”. When I can, I will spend my money at Country Boyz and at other businesses brave enough to stand up to the NDP bullies and their supporters.

And when I find out about other businesses doing the same, I will let you know.

If you know of a business that is taking a public stance against the carbon tax, let me know so I can spread the word.

Lets support our local businesses who are looking out for our wallets as well as theirs.

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commented 2017-01-04 21:05:49 -0500
I know the place well. I grew up there. Glad I’m not alone
commented 2017-01-04 17:16:21 -0500
I posted this once before, but I do hope that each year of the respective elections, large celebrations with fireworks will be held to start that year of celebrating the exit of people like Kathleen Wynne, Rachel Notley and Trudeau.
The message simply has to become extremely visible so everyone will take notice.

Sheila: are there any of the people who voted for Notley actually saying anything or are they just glad others are now making noise?
commented 2017-01-04 15:21:21 -0500
Bill Wruck – I totally agree with you100%, that this punitive carbon tax will cost us over $2000 a year and next year, this evil witch nutley will ramp it up even more, the pure inhumanity and insanity of these ndpees is truly unbelievable. And, it appears, all we can do is take all this garbage they are handing out and pay, pay, pay. Really, are we all that stupid we can do nothing to stop this…
commented 2017-01-04 15:13:10 -0500
Chris – since the thieving ndpees so hate oil and gas, they should not have access to it at all. They walk or bike to so-called work (these lying ndpees have never worked an honest day in their lives). They can heat their homes with whatever else they want but NOT oil and gas since they HATE our beautiful natural resources so much.
commented 2017-01-04 13:01:32 -0500
The real story is “just” one business opposes carbon tax……
commented 2017-01-04 12:40:27 -0500
One point that is lost in all this, is that if any government decides to repeal this tax, most of all the extra costs incurred will never go down. ie: freight rates, and most of what Bill Wruck had said in his excellent post.
commented 2017-01-04 12:24:44 -0500
Understand this folks, there is no such thing as a revenue neutral tax. There is no purpose to a tax which provides no revenue. So if you believe that the money that is supposed to flow back to you every year ($400 ex) will offset the tax you have got it wrong. You’ve been lied to.

Every revenue neutral tax that has ever existed has become revue positive within a few years. Every one.

The GST was revenue neutral, remember?

There is no such thing as a revenue neutral tax. period.
commented 2017-01-04 12:22:23 -0500

March 24 across Canada in every city at every city/town hall!!
commented 2017-01-04 11:46:18 -0500
Is there some law or rule in Alberta that prohibits people from demonstrating? Is there some rule that says that the opposition parties at the local riding levels cannot organize some activities demanding that their local members resign the seats they fraudulently gained in the last election immediately? So the deal is that the opposition parties sit around for another two years and a few weeks before the election they rent a storefront and get a local hack to mouth out the party lines fed to them from the party elders and hope the hell they don’t screw up and let the NDP win again? The problem is that conservatives are just what the word implies. Conservative and totally lacking in any imagination to repel some of this crap that is being forced down our throat.
commented 2017-01-04 11:38:59 -0500
James Scott; no she doesn’t have an idea. They are clueless just like their lawyers and bureacrats trying to sort out this and the PPA thing. They’ve been talking about this for a year now but their energy retrofit programs won’t be coming out until this spring? AFTER winter is over??? I asked over a year ago if you had to have a furnace or a car to qualify for the rebate (are your utililities paid or do you live with your parents?) she said no, it’s based on income. Hence their insistance some of those rebated might come out ahead… Vote buying pure and simple.
commented 2017-01-04 11:31:48 -0500
According to a Global Edmonton story on New Years Day – Blue Plate Diner supports the tax (I won’t be supporting them) but Artisan Resto Cafe in Old Strathcona does not. He said economy is slow, they took a big hit with minimum wage hike and now this.
commented 2017-01-04 10:09:08 -0500
JAN 1ST—-NDP & NOTLEY CARBON TAX. Oh yes, she promises will be rebates / money back to families. $340 to $400. WHOOOPIE. People still don;t realize the ramifications this tax will have .Most people figure, will only be approx $500 / yr increase to a household. WRONG !!!!.
Not only will gas got up .4.5 a ltr, diesel go up .4.9. Natural gas $1.00 a Gigajule. Your electric bill, garbage collecting.Trucking companies have already sent notices truck rates up 6% to cover their costs—which means, ALL goods shipped to stores, homes, companies will be charged more delivery—which means those companies / stores have to re-coup that 6 %. Clothes, groceries, auto parts, cement, steel, lumber, garbage service. Maintenance on roads, streets, parks for cities. Rec centers will increase their fees, bus transit, cab companies, delivery couriers.
Concert tickets, any events, prices will increase. Baby food, clothes etc !! Paper companies, printing companies, mail delivery, lawn maintenance companies. Restaurants—meals increase, liquor, smokes, etc etc etc. The list is LONG.
So you think the rebate of $400.00 is a good thing? Think again. NDP and Snotley stated only maybe $300 / a year increase per household…WRONG !!!!! you can expect approx—$4000.00 / year / per household.
commented 2017-01-04 03:58:23 -0500
I would love to buy something from this business, but unfortunately, I live far away.
commented 2017-01-04 02:13:57 -0500
I hope the Red Star goes under.
commented 2017-01-04 01:58:08 -0500
Finally got my call picked up by Shannon Philips assistant.
I wanted to know if the service stations are required to separate the carbon tax on fuel receipt print outs.
She had no idea. Really?
Supposed to be getting a return call to inform me whether this is a requirement, similar to the ECO tax and GST. We’ll see if I get one.
Look. I already know the answer. No, they turned the idea down in committee debate. Why? Because they are just so darn proud of it I guess.

This is an absolutely stupid idea of a Tax.
commented 2017-01-04 01:09:51 -0500
Shiela Gunn Reid / Ezra, this is so important. I have been posting on FB that any business should be making a line item on every invoice “cost of NDP CARBON TAX” or, “NDP CARBON TAX BUILT INTO COST” If possible put up a sign or two on the door and in the store explaining this as well. Two can play the advertising game. They use our dollars to advertise their CC BS, we can do the same!!! Everyone should be getting this word out. Its something everyone can sink their teeth into, and choose accordingly in the businesses they buy from, and who they vote for in 2019!
commented 2017-01-04 00:57:00 -0500
When a government implements a huge tax on virtually every citizen, which it didn’t campaign on, it loses the confidence of those citizens. In other words the NDP party has delegitimized itself which opens it up to being legitimately thrown out. It is no longer serving the interests of the electorate. (not that it ever did in the first place.)
commented 2017-01-04 00:55:28 -0500
As I have suggested several times previously, Alberta businesses with the guts to post FLUSH NOTLEY signs in their windows, might be pleasantly surprised by the support they get from more and more customers…
commented 2017-01-03 23:25:20 -0500
I am happy that they are taking a stand and even happier that was the place I ended up fueling up at and grabbing a bite to eat there on one of my few trips to Edmonton and will be sure to support them again.
commented 2017-01-03 22:07:33 -0500
Couple of semi loads of tires in front of the ‘ledge’ should heat things up nicely. We could all sing kumbaya while the soot blackens the walls, fitting for the black hearted bitch that has ruined a once prosperous province. I wonder if the boys wouldn’t mind supplying the diesel to get the party started!
commented 2017-01-03 21:39:19 -0500
The hell with the flyers, I want to buy a few of those plastic pig decoys he’s selling and put a few around the rotunda of the legislature and watch who complains the loudest about the competition.
commented 2017-01-03 21:29:11 -0500
Harley yes defiantly sneaky way to bring in a sales tax . So it is my understanding our waist of skin PM will be implementing a sales tax I meen carbon tax as well ,is this correct ? Can some one clarify this ?
commented 2017-01-03 21:09:31 -0500
Too easy. I keep my thermostat set at 65 F ( 18 C ). So I think it would be a great taxpayer expense to retrofit all the elected NDP’s homes / offices with thermostats that will only allow 18 C maximum. With their over the top salaries, you know they can afford sweaters and hoodies. Their hands will never get cold because all of them are just sitting on them. WHAT A JOKE. The people serving the elected.
commented 2017-01-03 21:02:37 -0500
I went shopping in Ontario today and prices have gone up for food, except pork.
commented 2017-01-03 20:51:42 -0500
I am extremely happy the NDP brought in the carbon tax.
While I was working two days ago I was sweating like a stuck pig because it was a tropical -20 C.
Since the carbon tax was brought in two days ago it helped lower the temperature to a more manageable -33 C today. I had to put on a coat if you can believe it!
commented 2017-01-03 20:35:20 -0500
Happy New Year Sheila; I wish you good health, perseverance and courage.
Thanks for all the good reporting in 2016.
commented 2017-01-03 20:20:19 -0500
Were I a local, I would be supporting this business!
commented 2017-01-03 19:40:30 -0500
Notley and the NDP should be grouped in with Muslims, when referring to Sir Winston Churchill’s speech on Islam. Namely “The scum of the earth”
commented 2017-01-03 19:00:02 -0500
People,people,people! it’s not a tax. its a levy! a tax would require a provincial referendum…which the ndipsticks know they would lose…
commented 2017-01-03 18:10:04 -0500
@ Harley – “Sneaky way to bring in an Alberta wide sales tax.”

Oh, don’t worry, Harley, they will probably do that too in a couple of years.