May 10, 2017

Trudeau's plan to blackmail Western Canada over carbon taxes

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's show broadcaster John Gormley joined me to discuss Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall's latest dig at Justin Trudeau, this time for threatening to tie carbon taxes to transfer payments.

Western Canadian have been subsidizing the rest of Canada for decades, even when they are in the midst of an economic recession.

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commented 2017-05-11 10:54:57 -0400
Too enraged to commment c0herenmtlyyyy…
commented 2017-05-11 02:48:08 -0400
When will CAnada wake up to this stupid carbon tax?
commented 2017-05-11 02:24:41 -0400
We in BC are now getting Blackmailed for new Carbon Taxes from both ends of the Country; Ottawa’s Liberals and The BC Green Party. The MSM announced that if the BC Liberals want some large projects to go ahead, BC will have to double its Carbon Tax to 14%, in order to satisfy the Greens. Then the announcer said “so be it”, as if BC people have an extra 7% cash hanging around.
Hopefully Clark will end up with a majority and no one will need the Greens.
commented 2017-05-11 00:01:09 -0400
Andrew also explain the longer wait times and crappier services when the so called government of the people are taking more form us?
commented 2017-05-10 23:59:41 -0400
Andrew if let wing run economies are so good then why do they need handouts?
commented 2017-05-10 23:59:01 -0400
Andrew Stephenson sorry Alberta was doing much better before the NDP and the damn carbon tax, no one was leaving until the NDP came along. Try some reality. Sask has a real leader who does not want the province ripped off and the transfer agreement required all provinces to agree , Justin changing it on his own is not how it is supposed to work.
commented 2017-05-10 22:34:58 -0400
A third round of western alienation by an eastern Liberal junta – what about his spiel about bringing Canadians together – another election lie. Gawd how many left to break now 1 maybe?

Libranos rev. 2.0
commented 2017-05-10 20:15:04 -0400
Andrew Stevenson said
“Not Canadian business, if the posturing regarding NAFTA is to be believed.…
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By the way Andrew through the constitution even as it’s written now the provinces are in control of their own natural resources unbeknownst to most Canadians.! We can cut our own deals and rangement’s
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Andrew Stevenson said
ANDREW STEPHENSON commented 4 hours ago
What a narrow definition of “Western Canada”. BC and Alberta both have carbon taxes already, Manitoba’s on board, and neither BC nor Manitoba are in a recession.”
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Andrew the only people that make decent wages in those provinces are people that mostly don’t even live there, they are traveling in and out for transient oil worker work. The carbon tax is a slow growth cancer which gnaws away at your otherwise disposable or savable income…
Manitoba has never really recovered from the NDP NBC only when is the GDP growth award by default because we lost 200,000 jobs in this province to bad governing authority..
Forced government policy just isn’t working Andrew..
Come on buddy… It’s obvious to anybody and if they can’t see it they are willfully blind or they’re in on the scam.!
commented 2017-05-10 18:22:47 -0400
ROBERT HEWGILL commented: “Yup, every political party will go go along with being Trudeau’s jailers, and helping him to loot the pockets of westerners. No matter how much they pretend to squawk, and they don’t even do much of that anymore. Until the west finally frees it’s self from the yoke of Westerners will continue to be beaten into the ground.”

Too true!
commented 2017-05-10 17:12:40 -0400
Yup, every political party will go go along with being Trudeau’s jailers, and helping him to loot the pockets of westerners. No matter how much they pretend to squawk, and they don’t even do much of that anymore. Until the west finally frees it’s self from the yoke of Westerners will continue to be beaten into the ground.
commented 2017-05-10 16:45:33 -0400
“Andrew Stephenson Alberta is hurting with the carbon tax you halfwit. It has killed jobs and stopped investment. Sorry to make you face reality

Yet, the province described here as a victim of the Federal tax is clearly Saskatchewan, the only unwilling party … and is described as in a recession as well. Since there’s no carbon tax in SK, how can you blame Alberta on a carbon tax (never mind the recession predates the carbon tax, and indeed, the NDP).
commented 2017-05-10 16:37:47 -0400
Andrew Stephenson Alberta is hurting with the carbon tax you halfwit. It has killed jobs and stopped investment. Sorry to make you face reality. People only have so much to give, you left wing fools cannot take what we do not have , there is no money tree. And why the hell should i go without so pigs like Justin can mask their incompetence? It is my damn money, i earned it.
commented 2017-05-10 16:35:29 -0400
Andrew Stephenson BC is hardly booming, and the taxes are not doing a damn thing for the environment. And Alberta gives out the most per capita , so Quebec can get bent. We are not their friggin slaves. And this is the act of a dictator. Your fawning does not change that.
commented 2017-05-10 16:18:22 -0400
“Peter Netterville commented 1 hour ago
Quebec is Trudeau’s home province.

Alberta funds almost all of the 17 billion in total Provincial Equalization drawn from the three “have” provinces.
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Actually, it comes from general revenues, and the biggest donor is Ontario. It gets a hit back, but it’s a pittance relative to contributions.

“Leviticus 2013 commented 1 hour ago
Peter Netterville said
“But how would we get our oil to tide water unless we joined the US?”
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That is simple Peter… USA is once again open for business "

Not Canadian business, if the posturing regarding NAFTA is to be believed.
commented 2017-05-10 16:08:40 -0400
What a narrow definition of “Western Canada”. BC and Alberta both have carbon taxes already, Manitoba’s on board, and neither BC nor Manitoba are in a recession.
commented 2017-05-10 16:02:01 -0400
Leviticus 2013: Lets do it. Sounds like we’d have everything to gain and nothing worthwhile to lose. BC would have to make a very strong case, but key current leadership there (civic and provincial) is very questionable.
commented 2017-05-10 15:04:43 -0400
Western membership into
“Club Canada” is just far too pricey like membership to any other elitist club paid for by the taxpayers.!!
BC is not a critical member to the “New club” that should be formed unless they either come to their senses real quick or simply subdivide out the lower mainland and they can continue on using any currency they like while the rest of the province can enjoy the benefits of being their own bosses along with Alberta Saskatchewan and Manitoba as well because they also have Tidewater in Churchill and the port just needs to be finished.!!
This would be a totally a beneficial alliance for all involved because it would be smaller than Canada and thus more easy to control and our leadership as well as contained and accountable.!!
commented 2017-05-10 14:54:01 -0400
Peter Netterville said
“But how would we get our oil to tide water unless we joined the US?”
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That is simple Peter… USA is once again open for business and it’s not like we get our ports from BC for free… We simply use the ports in Washington and pay them like we would pay anybody else..
We are not landlocked no matter what our politicians who stand to lose from Western separation try to convince us otherwise.!!
Our politicians are more concerned about their pensions then they are the welfare of the nation.!
commented 2017-05-10 14:47:10 -0400
Quebec is Trudeau’s home province.

Alberta funds almost all of the 17 billion in total Provincial Equalization drawn from the three “have” provinces.

You would think that Trudeau would grasp that Quebec’s annual 10 billion in EQ payments comes from Alberta and Saskatchewan and therefore would not be so belligerent towards the West.

Yes, I agree, Western Canada should separate, but not with BC. Alberta and Saskatchewan for sure, and maybe Manitoba too.

But how would we get our oil to tide water unless we joined the US?
commented 2017-05-10 14:35:20 -0400
Nada would be the new east as in zilch, nope, nothing, f all, suck my…,
commented 2017-05-10 14:26:15 -0400
Andrew Mirlach, great comment!
commented 2017-05-10 14:24:08 -0400
Equalization was always about bribing Quebec, mostly at the expense of western Canada. Ontario really doesn’t worry at all about separation at all anymore, Quebec or Western, thanks to decades of heavy immigration. So now Ontario is at the tit as well. Ontario and Quebec will burn the rest of the country to the ground, but unlike the States, our system does not prevent the coastal elites from dominating fly-over country. Only using the not-withstanding clause can the provinces stand up, but then watch the Fed’s simply cut all funding (ironically like Trump wants to do to sanctuary cities) if the provinces don’t ‘behave’. Klein stood up for private clinics, got fined $1 million a day, caved and then watched private clinics in Quebec sprout like weeds. Excuse me, I have to go puke now.
commented 2017-05-10 14:18:16 -0400
Time to form a WesternAlliance. Brad Wall for President. Once the ndp are kicked out of Alberta. We will call on the right wing governments to unite the West.
commented 2017-05-10 14:07:43 -0400
I am so tired of being pushed around by the enviro-communists re the BC election and the absolute stupidity of our left wing idealists.
commented 2017-05-10 14:07:14 -0400
BC Alberta SASK should separate from Canada. 10 billion to QUE. but they have $7 dollar a day day care. They like the rest of the have not provinces spend themselves into being have not provinces.
For decades we have subsidized the rest of Canada. All the trade barriers from province to province are stupid. Quebec can dump millions of liters of raw sewage in the river they care so much about environmental damage there. Saudi oil is king dont allow Western Canadian oil pipe lines.
commented 2017-05-10 14:05:15 -0400
This is what you get when the losers who vote for a living outnumber those who work for a living.