January 08, 2018

Tempo gas station’s “profane” anti-carbon tax sign speaks for Albertans

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

 

A Spruce Grove Tempo gas station sign condemning the carbon tax has raised the hackles of the online left wing mob, but when I asked people in the real world about it, I found the online hysteria doesn't match reality.

The sign said “F--ck NDP/Trudeau” and it was only up for about 15 hours before owners of the Tempo logo, Federated Co-Operatives Limited, cracked down.

It was a protest against the latest hike in Alberta’s carbon tax that raised the cost of a litre of gasoline by 2.5 cents, bringing the total carbon tax on a litre of gasoline to 6.73 cents.

I reached out to the owner of the Spruce Grove Tempo and asked him for an interview but he declined because even though he's an independent franchisee, he and his supplier are under a lot of pressure from the Saskatchewan based Federated Co-op, to not be political.

He told me that he received about 80 voicemail messages with regard to his sign and at least 78 of them were supportive. He speculates that the two unsupportive calls were from NDP supporters who wouldn't shop in his store anyway.

He has been in business since he was 22 years old, creating jobs for 40 years, and that's why he's doing this: he cares about his community, his customers and his staff.

I went to his Spruce Grove gas station where the sign now has a third incarnation, thanks to local support.

Watch my video to see what customers had to say.

We’ve led boycotts at The Rebel and they’ve worked. When Earl's restaurants decided that Canadian beef just wasn't ethical enough, we ran a petition that forced the company to source Canadian beef again.

This time let's do a buycott!

When companies are brave enough to stand up and speak the truth, taking heat from their own head offices, online left-wing trolls and the mainstream media, let's support them when we can.

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commented 2018-01-15 14:58:13 -0500
CANADA SHOULD LEARN FROM AUSTRALIA’S FAILED CARBON TAX EXPERIMENT

https://www.atlasnetwork.org/news/article/canada-should-learn-from-australias-failed-carbon-tax-experiment

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in October that the nation’s provinces must implement a carbon tax by 2018 or the federal government would do it instead. In the three months since then, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, an Atlas Network partner based in Saskatchewan, has led the policy debate by arguing that a carbon tax would result in steep energy prices — “up to $2,569 per year for the average Canadian family by 2022” — all without making a substantive impact on global climate change.
“The government plans to unleash thousands of carbon cops across Canada,” writes Jordan Bateman, CTF’s British Columbia director. “Buried in a 209-page document of environmental red tape to be discussed by Trudeau and the provincial premiers this weekend are a dozen words that will cost taxpayers millions: ‘Compliance and enforcement will create thousands of new jobs across the country.’ That’s right — thousands of new government employees, paid by your tax dollars, policing carbon emissions and making sure people are installing double-glazed windows, driving less, and following the hundreds of other policies in the report. Or, if these new compliance jobs are forced on the private sector, it will mean higher consumer prices and housing costs. Pick your poison, Canadians: higher taxes or higher prices.”
CTF’s informational campaign draws on Australia’s experience with a carbon tax, which took effect in 2012 and was repealed only two years later. The Institute of Public Affairs(IPA), an Atlas Network partner based in Melbourne, led an extensive Repeal the Carbon Tax campaign that detailed the vast economic drawbacks of the tax while pointing out that it would also not achieve any environmental goals. IPA’s campaign was so successful that the organization was named one of six finalists for Atlas Network’s prestigious $100,000 2015 Templeton Freedom Award.
“Australians tried a carbon tax, it didn’t work, so they repealed it, and Canadians need to take a close look at that experience,” said CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick. “Many Canadians are about to feel the impact of a national carbon tax and it’s important to find out what to expect and hear it first-hand from a country that has tried it.”
Each nation produces a roughly comparable percentage of global greenhouse gas emissions, only 1.5 percent in Australia and 1.65 percent in Canada.
“Many Australians faced high energy bills and job losses as a result of our carbon tax,” said Chris Berg, an IPA senior fellow. “The government was forced to create heaps of new bureaucracy, rebates, free carbon credits and red tape just to deal with the fallout from the tax. And worst of all, it did virtually nothing to impact global climate change. Canadians should not follow us down this path.”

So, Justin Trudeau likes to say in Parliament to the opposition “you have learned nothing”. O.K. part time drama teacher read this and learn.
commented 2018-01-12 13:37:34 -0500
Ndpees are using the punitive regressive carbon tax for their next election slush fund. The last municipal election in Calgary where Jason Kenney won by 72% showed the nutley thieves spent an awful lot of money trying to get that seat. Deplorables are busy filling up their coffers for 2019, but who in his right mind would EVER vote for them no matter how much she buys them off. Oh, I forgot, parasite union and government workers especially in redmonton will definitely vote for her and of course, the left leaning msm are just waiting to get our money for the massive advertising ads nutbar will need to run her garbage campaign. Hopefully when Albertans wake up and vote this garbage out, this ndp government will all be kicked out of their ridings.
commented 2018-01-10 16:44:34 -0500
We are far too passive about Govement’s ability to tax and control us.
commented 2018-01-09 17:07:51 -0500
I SAY FK TRUDEAU NUTTY AND WINDBAG . CAN STAND ANY OF THEM .
commented 2018-01-09 17:07:17 -0500
I SAY FK TRUDEAU NUTTY AND WINDBAG . CAN STAND ANY OF THEM .
commented 2018-01-09 15:32:22 -0500
It’s so nice to see a true picture of Notley the communist, instead of those laughing jackass pictures of her turning the knife on Albertans.
commented 2018-01-09 14:56:43 -0500
I am waiting to see when my meger grocery budget gets me half of what it used to. After I am done crying, I will take to the streets and demand justice from my MP and Premier Gallant for selling us up the river.
commented 2018-01-09 14:05:12 -0500
Business owner, who takes all the risk to be so, states his/her opinion on what directly affects the business bottom line. Anyone offended is not a business owner.
commented 2018-01-09 13:58:04 -0500
Tempo gas station’s “profane” anti-carbon tax sign doesn’t just speak for Albertans, it speaks for everyone in Canada who’s fed up with paying for this climate scam.
commented 2018-01-09 11:59:38 -0500
“James Scott commented 2018-01-08 21:24:10 -0500
I don’t believe Notley or Trudeau have the mental capacity to be leaders of a Province and Country respectively ! They should be tested. "

They will miserably fail
commented 2018-01-09 10:45:28 -0500
1: Where does the “carbon” tax money go?
2: Is any part of it used for balancing (ha ha) the budget?
3: Exactly how does this “carbon” tax affect the climate?
4: Is causing energy poverty what a supposed social conscious government does to its people?
5: Who actually – if anyone -benefits from a “carbon” tax?
commented 2018-01-09 10:27:49 -0500
That “profane sign” speaks for all sane Canadians.

In respect to the “Carbon Tax” the Clown Prince of the Lieberal Party, Justin Mohammed Trudeasu was looking for another cash stream and got one. The money will go towards his frivolous spending habits.
commented 2018-01-09 00:47:59 -0500
OK Alberta… If you appreciate the Spruce Grove Tempo gas station sign, let’s remember you have an equal opportunity to post a personal FLUSH NOTELY sign on your own front lawn or balcony railing once the snows melt!…
commented 2018-01-09 00:02:24 -0500
The Spruce Grove Temp gas station should put up that image of Al Gore encased in ice standing in front of a stop sign reading “BEWARE Global Warning”.
commented 2018-01-08 22:03:40 -0500
@ James Scott commented 2018-01-08 21:24:10 -0500

I’m extremely pissed off too! These tyrants need some extreme lessons on democratic policies – but I know that won’t make their agenda any less threatening – but I’m sure a seriously put together firing squad may cause some serious reflection on these treasonous tyrants
commented 2018-01-08 21:24:10 -0500
I don’t believe Notley or Trudeau have the mental capacity to be leaders of a Province and Country respectively ! They should be tested.

Any sane person would not pull the stunts Trudeau has since 2015. Forgive me, there are simply too many to mention tonight.

And Notley. Who the hell would levy LNG with a carbon tax. Among other things, people rely on LNG to heat their homes to keep their families warm for sh—‘s sake. There are still families in rural areas using fuel oil for home heating.
And when the hell are the NDP and Trudeau going to have the service stations across Canada separate the Carbon Tax on the fuel receipts? GST is separated why not Carbon Tax? Guess it’s because they are so proud of it. Can’t be any other reason.
They can take their fake C02 caused global warming hysteria propoganda and stuff it.
And the biggest joke of all? Are the people who are so stupid they actually vote for these numbskulls. They should be tested too!

BTW. Med Rare TBone steak for dinner was delicious. (Eat less meat says Phillips. Oh sure. Another stupid Tweet by a Twit).
BTW. Before any NDP’s or Liberal’s poke fun at Trump for his off the wall Tweet’s, you need to have serious look at who’s running this Country.
I’m pissed off. Have a good night.
commented 2018-01-08 21:19:04 -0500
Nutley & her gang of NDPigger lunatics are a bunch of criminals! What happened to the Rule of Law in Western countries???
We need to stop being tolerant of lunatic Libtarded Marxist communists! Put them back into the asylums where they belong!

Note to all who are doing multiple posts; something is wrong with Rebels page – when posting click on Post Your Comment – then after a few seconds click on Refresh Page & the multiple posts won’t happen.
commented 2018-01-08 20:57:03 -0500
BRIAN SMITH commented 2018-01-08 20:37:16 -0500
very sorry about the multiple posts, I don’t know what happened.

The same thing happened to me the other day.
commented 2018-01-08 20:39:09 -0500
Leadership is not a position or title, it is action and example
commented 2018-01-08 20:37:16 -0500
very sorry about the multiple posts, I don’t know what happened.
commented 2018-01-08 20:35:20 -0500
Years ago there was a joke that one day the government will figure out a way to tax the air we breathe.
Well life now imitates humour, taxing CO2 is the beginning. Not funny anymore.
commented 2018-01-08 20:35:20 -0500
Years ago there was a joke that one day the government will figure out a way to tax the air we breathe.
Well life now imitates humour, taxing CO2 is the beginning. Not funny anymore.
commented 2018-01-08 20:35:20 -0500
Years ago there was a joke that one day the government will figure out a way to tax the air we breathe.
Well life now imitates humour, taxing CO2 is the beginning. Not funny anymore.
commented 2018-01-08 20:35:19 -0500
Years ago there was a joke that one day the government will figure out a way to tax the air we breathe.
Well life now imitates humour, taxing CO2 is the beginning. Not funny anymore.
commented 2018-01-08 20:35:14 -0500
Years ago there was a joke that one day the government will figure out a way to tax the air we breathe.
Well life now imitates humour, taxing CO2 is the beginning. Not funny anymore.
commented 2018-01-08 20:35:09 -0500
Years ago there was a joke that one day the government will figure out a way to tax the air we breathe.
Well life now imitates humour, taxing CO2 is the beginning. Not funny anymore.
commented 2018-01-08 20:18:10 -0500
… The Tempo owner speaks for the overwhelming majority of Albertans. Who does not speak for Albertans is Notley.
… Unfortunately, the media and opposition handle Notley with gentle kids gloves because she is a woman. But, she is simply the lipstick on the pig of the corrupt PS unions bureaucrats running the province into the ground.
commented 2018-01-08 19:43:59 -0500
In the positive vein of a buycott, one should email the franchise head offices congratulating them on their franchisees who are recognizing consumer preferences. The positive feed back will give them more pause than negative.

We have lived through almost three years, excepting the tens of thousands who either left or committed suicide. Only two more years, then we are shuck of of this murderous government that gave women politicians a bad name, (Competent women must be sighing with relief), and hopefully the witches do not destroy more lives in those two years.
commented 2018-01-08 19:07:21 -0500
Come on You Guys, poor Notley has to do something to pay for all her Muslim voters.
commented 2018-01-08 18:47:46 -0500
Notley needs to be reminded periodically that the ’deplorable’s’ are rattling their cages and plan on sending her behind into outer space the next election. That woman is so gone.