: The Alberta UCP thread


Macfury
Apr 18th, 2019, 11:05 AM
Thought I would create a brand new UCP thread to discuss the next four years of Alberta politics.

FeXL
Apr 18th, 2019, 11:07 AM
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Great minds think alike...

After you, Alphonse. ;)

Macfury
Apr 18th, 2019, 11:09 AM
Let's go with yours FeXL--it covers everything.

Beej
Apr 18th, 2019, 09:48 PM
Thought I would create a brand new UCP thread to discuss the next four years of Alberta politics.

The UCP presented little useful detail on how they will control costs. They should start by adopting large chunks of the FCP platform.

https://www.freedomconservativeparty.ca/platform_budget

SINC
Apr 19th, 2019, 02:52 PM
The UCP presented little useful detail on how they will control costs. They should start by adopting large chunks of the FCP platform.

https://www.freedomconservativeparty.ca/platform_budget

Oddly enough, I thought the same thing when I read the FCP platform myself.

Freddie_Biff
Apr 19th, 2019, 04:43 PM
This should be interesting. Let's keep track of how the clusterf*cks on the right have evolved into the governing UCP. And by all means, let's hold them to account.

FeXL
Apr 19th, 2019, 06:18 PM
Well, Freddie, they won't be any worse than the clusterf*cks on the left they demolished.

This should be interesting. Let's keep track of how the clusterf*cks on the right have evolved into the governing UCP.

The interesting thing, Freddie, is that you will find clear & open criticism of the UCP from a number of us on these boards. That's something you, yourself, could never muster for Red Rachel, idn't it...

And by all means, let's hold them to account.

Macfury
Apr 19th, 2019, 07:17 PM
The interesting thing, Freddie, is that you will find clear & open criticism of the UCP from a number of us on these boards. That's something you, yourself, could never muster for Red Rachel, idn't it...

It's a fundamental difference between the left and right.

macintosh doctor
Apr 20th, 2019, 11:33 AM
This should be interesting. Let's keep track of how the clusterf*cks on the right have evolved into the governing UCP. And by all means, let's hold them to account.

I would just like to mention how impressed i am with Jason.
Remarkable leader quits his job In Ottawa moves to Alberta Unites two parties, runs in the by election, wins and now wins by a landslide as premier!!! that is not a small feat.
I see him as PM soon.

SINC
Apr 22nd, 2019, 09:23 AM
Inside Jason Kenney's plan to kickstart Alberta's economy — and heal the province's divisions

At an Alberta New Democratic Party event in Calgary one early March day, anxious parents and children flanked Premier Rachel Notley as she waxed apocalyptic.

The writ had not yet dropped, but the province’s long-awaited election campaign was effectively already underway, and Notley was there to paint a dire picture of what would happen if voters elected Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party. “These kids right here — these lovely kids — aren’t rubbing their hands waiting for a 33-per-cent cut in corporate tax,” said Notley.

That was the moment, Kenney would later tell the National Post, that he decided Notley “fundamentally misunderstands the province.”

The conventional wisdom is for the frontrunner in an election campaign to play it safe. When the election call came, however, Kenney — leading comfortably in the polls since he won the leadership of the united party — kicked off his bid to become premier with a big risk.

Slashing the corporate tax rate from 12 per cent to eight per cent, giving the province the lowest rate in Canada, became the focal point of the UCP campaign — and, after the official swearing-in on April 30, it will become the focus of Alberta’s new government.

It may seem eccentric to stake the farm on a massive corporate tax cut even as populist politicians around the globe are taking aim at big business, but Kenney believed he had an ace up his sleeve: The party’s internal polling on the issue was absolutely off the charts.

“It was like, shocking,” Kenney said in an interview with the Post. “I was even shocked. It was like 70-30 in favour of this. There’s like 25 per cent of the population that wanted us to go deeper, wanted us to go to a 50-per-cent reduction in the business tax rate.”

Long before the writ dropped, and long before Kenney completed his years long journey from federal cabinet minister to Alberta PC leader to uniter of the province’s splintered political right to premier-designate, he entered the process of building a UCP platform ready to question some of his own conservative orthodoxy — especially on economic policy.

But, in the party’s internal polls, Albertans seemed happy to support some old-school, supply-side measures conservatives believe are vital to bringing investment back to the province.

More at the link.

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/inside-jason-kenneys-plan-to-kickstart-albertas-economy-and-heal-the-provinces-divisions?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1555931084

eMacMan
Apr 22nd, 2019, 11:52 AM
I would just like to mention how impressed i am with Jason.
Remarkable leader quits his job In Ottawa moves to Alberta Unites two parties, runs in the by election, wins and now wins by a landslide as premier!!! that is not a small feat.
I see him as PM soon.

More than a few of us believe this is his end game. The ideal scenario for Kenney, would see Scheer somehow fumbling an absolutely golden opportunity and Truedope squeaking back in with a minority. Scheer would be axed and Kenney fresh off this big win would almost certainly step in. Then a year or so later the conmen could force an election and Kenney would indeed win the grand booby prize.

Freddie_Biff
Apr 23rd, 2019, 01:20 AM
PREMIER-DESIGNATE SAYS THE FEDERAL CARBON TAX ISN’T AS BAD AS THE PROVINCIAL ONE

An interesting comment from Premier-designate Jason Kenney concerning the carbon tax. Part of his campaign was to get rid of the provincial one. But as we know, if that one is sent packing, it will be replaced by the federal one. He justified that over the weekend in an interview with CTV:
“The Alberta NDP carbon tax is worse than the federal Liberal carbon tax from a taxpayer’s point of view. It’s one-third higher. It has much lower levels of rebate. And so, from a consumer point of view, while we oppose the federal carbon tax, it’s less bad than the Alberta NDP one.”

An interesting view, since with no provincial carbon tax, Albertans would not receive a carbon tax rebate either. Give your head a shake, Jason.

https://www.cfcw.com/2019/04/22/premier-designate-says-the-federal-carbon-tax-isnt-as-bad-as-the-provincial-one/?fbclid=IwAR3WaPqeizuMaVt6SdbXQLiWwS46nVAYGK98w-CC3CaRM8b_Obnbm8ZOfVk#

Macfury
Apr 23rd, 2019, 02:20 AM
That's not true. Those provinces willing to stand against a provincial tax are still receiving rebates from the federal program.

An interesting view, since with no provincial carbon tax, Albertans would not receive a carbon tax rebate either. Give your head a shake, Jason.

SINC
Apr 23rd, 2019, 04:58 AM
PREMIER-DESIGNATE SAYS THE FEDERAL CARBON TAX ISN’T AS BAD AS THE PROVINCIAL ONE



An interesting view, since with no provincial carbon tax, Albertans would not receive a carbon tax rebate either. Give your head a shake, Jason.

https://www.cfcw.com/2019/04/22/premier-designate-says-the-federal-carbon-tax-isnt-as-bad-as-the-provincial-one/?fbclid=IwAR3WaPqeizuMaVt6SdbXQLiWwS46nVAYGK98w-CC3CaRM8b_Obnbm8ZOfVk#

Wrong again Freddie. All provinces citizens can claim their federal carbon tax rebate on their income tax. Regina Leader-Post story confirms it:

https://leaderpost.com/news/saskatchewan/sask-environment-minister-says-he-will-claim-2019-carbon-tax-rebate-this-year

*shakes head*

FeXL
Apr 23rd, 2019, 10:41 AM
Once again, you're concerned about the nickels & dimes from the carbon tax rebate, all the while Red Rachel's profligate spending has cost you thousands of $$$.

An interesting view, since with no provincial carbon tax, Albertans would not receive a carbon tax rebate either. Give your head a shake, Jason.

Macfury
Apr 30th, 2019, 02:40 PM
Alberta's new energy minister is Sonya Savage:

Her most recent position was senior director of policy and regulatory affairs at the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association where she handled files on regulatory reform, Indigenous reconciliation, legal, environment and climate change.

What's wrong with this new government? Did they remove "anti-pipeline activist" from the job requirements?

FeXL
Apr 30th, 2019, 03:22 PM
What's wrong with this new government? Did they remove "anti-pipeline activist" from the job requirements?

Rascis'!!!

Freddie_Biff
Apr 30th, 2019, 07:10 PM
Gosh. It makes you wonder if he said it just to get elected.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190430/49fa49ef18c9051dbfed53fa9e9df695.jpg

Jason Kenney says at this time, the United Conservative Party will not be using legislation to stop sending oil to B.C.

Kenney, who was sworn in Tuesday, had promised during his campaign he'd turn the taps off to B.C.

CALGARY (NEWS 1130) – Despite promises to immediately proclaim legislation to “turn off the taps” to B.C., Alberta’s new premier says his government will pursue a more diplomatic route first.

Jason Kenney was sworn in Tuesday morning. The United Conservative leader had promised repeatedly during his campaign that if he was elected he would stop sending oil to B.C. for the west coast province’s opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The controversial project has strained the relationship between the two provinces for months.

Before going into his first cabinet meeting, Kenney refused to confirm if Bill 12, the turn off the taps legislation, was on the agenda.....

https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/04/30/kenney-alberta-no-intention-turning-off-taps-bc/

CubaMark
Apr 30th, 2019, 07:23 PM
Gosh. It makes you wonder if he said it just to get elected.

*snicker*

:rolleyes:

18m2
Apr 30th, 2019, 09:18 PM
Surprise?

He's a politician and politicians will say anything to win.

FeXL
Apr 30th, 2019, 09:23 PM
As opposed to, say, not mentioning once in your campaign an issue that will definitely not get you elected?

Like, say, Red Rachel & her carbon tax?

Which is worse, Freddie? A lie of omission or an adjustment to your policy?

Gosh. It makes you wonder if he said it just to get elected.

Macfury
Apr 30th, 2019, 09:29 PM
I don't recall him saying he would do so immediately. Do you have a quote on that, Freddie?

Gosh. It makes you wonder if he said it just to get elected.

FeXL
Apr 30th, 2019, 09:35 PM
Hello, Bigot.

Earlier you were fine with "People say and mis-speak a lot of things".

And, just as I explicitly pointed out, someone from the right says something & it's yuk-worthy?

Hypocrite...

*snicker*

eMacMan
Apr 30th, 2019, 09:48 PM
Kenney is a politician. If his lips were moving chance are really good he was lying. No surprise.

Then we have Rachel's lies about the carbon tax. She said not a word during the campaign then dropped it on Albertans with zero consultations. Nope not even a Shannon Phillips job where they claimed they were listening but sent the RCMP as proxies.

IOW Rachel was lying even when her lips were not moving!

eMacMan
May 1st, 2019, 12:24 PM
Most politicians are prone to use what I call weasel words. Of course Kenney is no exception and the wording is of course crucial.

He has said he would sign Bill B-12 into law, and appears to have done so. As to whether he takes it any further depends on the next move from Horgan.

https://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/this-law-is-unconstitutional-b-c-to-take-alberta-to-court-after-kenney-proclaims-turn-off-the-taps-legislation/wcm/a72ccb98-697c-41d4-bcb6-0fa2725fc77c

Kenney promised repeatedly during the election that, should the UCP win, his cabinet would proclaim Bill 12 “within one hour” of being sworn in.

Neither Kenney nor his Energy Minister Sonya Savage would comment Tuesday on whether that was still the plan, but the premier confirmed in an op-ed penned originally for the Vancouver Sun (now running in the Journal and Calgary Herald) that his cabinet had charged ahead.

“We did not proclaim this law to reduce energy shipments to B.C. but to have the power to protect Alberta’s ability to get full value for our resources should circumstances require,” Kenney wrote.

“By proclaiming this law, we are showing that we are serious about protecting Canada’s vital economic interests. This does not mean energy shipments will immediately be reduced but that our government will now have the ability to actually use the law should circumstances require.”

Freddie_Biff
May 2nd, 2019, 02:05 PM
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190502/f1a04dc0134f3911a4305b705bae2e73.jpg

Macfury
May 2nd, 2019, 03:42 PM
I thought that it was this face:

eMacMan
May 2nd, 2019, 09:31 PM
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190502/f1a04dc0134f3911a4305b705bae2e73.jpg
You really should have read the post immediately prior to this before posting yet another meme that fails to relate to reality.

Macfury
May 2nd, 2019, 10:28 PM
You really should have read the post immediately prior to this before posting yet another meme that fails to relate to reality.

Following either current events or the thread in which he's posting are not two of his strong suits.

FeXL
May 3rd, 2019, 12:40 AM
Wild Rose Country (http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/index.php/2019/05/02/wild-rose-country-2/#comments)

As he gears up for the most important political battle of a generation:

In the short time since he has been elected, there has been no shortage of voices saying that Kenney will not be able to get Alberta’s oil and gas to international markets because of the political realities in Vancouver and Montreal and Ottawa and Paris and the UN, etc.

But that’s the current ground, upon which not even the super progressive Rachel Notley could get a pipeline built. What Kenney will do, as he always does, is to shift the terrain.

Hmmm...

Some of the things mentioned in the article are up for debate. That said...

Comments salient.

eMacMan
May 13th, 2019, 07:13 PM
A little surprising. I figured since his lips were moving when he said it, Kenney was lying, he is after all a harpoon politician and learned from the master. Still it looks like he intends to follow through.

No mention if the July rebates will also be aborted. Interesting times. I don't foresee any prices coming down as a result, so those on the low end of the financial ladder will of course be hurt the most.

https://calgaryherald.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/alberta-premier-says-provincial-carbon-tax-will-die-may-30/wcm/0a3e92ba-5de4-4976-a88b-820c3ec74fae

FeXL
May 14th, 2019, 11:55 AM
Wild Rose Country (http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/index.php/2019/05/13/wild-rose-country-3/)

Alberta, meet your new Agriculture Minister. #plant19 https://t.co/EOzaniyLx8

— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) May 12, 2019

And the first comment:

What a novel idea! Imagine having a farmer as Agricultural Minister.

SINC
May 28th, 2019, 10:51 AM
If the UCP does nothing else this term, they have done one thing very right by restoring the secret ballot to any employee vote to certify a union in the province.

This removes the threats and intimidation unions use to bully employees into forming a union. Best thing ever against forced unionism, an all too common tactic used by union thugs.

Alberta's Bill 2 will restore mandatory secret ballot for all union certification votes, and return to a 90-day period (down from six months) for unions to provide evidence of employee support for certification.

The government will also establish a program by Oct. 1 to provide “support and assistance” to unionized employees for them to better understand and exercise their rights under the labour relations code.

Changes affecting unions would take effect when the bill receives royal assent or when regulations are completed.

Freddie_Biff
May 31st, 2019, 04:14 PM
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/1c8b928fdcf9e08ca9ff3f39ebe9f3a7.jpg

https://www.thebeaverton.com/2019/05/jason-kenney-vows-to-sue-wildfires-for-defaming-oil-industry/?fbclid=IwAR04au8ig3SKZQb86rZCX97wvak822JDbRKb_HCe zyr0rHHKN-Pu-2Zd9po

Macfury
May 31st, 2019, 04:27 PM
With optimism in the Alberta economy booming, an article from the Beaverton is all you got? You should be happy for the province!

eMacMan
May 31st, 2019, 04:43 PM
Wasn't too long ago Freddie was vehemently denying that his memes had zero correlation to reality.

Obviously he's forgotten that little shnit fit.

However it does have my wondering how the Feds are going to collect their Trudeau Tax on all the CO2 that wildfire is generating. Thankfully since Kenney abolished the Alberta version Alberta taxpayers will not be footing the cost of trying to collect that tax.

eMacMan
Jun 2nd, 2019, 12:29 PM
OOPS another meme firmly based in fantasy. For those too dumb to figure it out, Kenney points out the obvious:
https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/alberta-premier-says-carbon-taxes-wont-help-stop-forest-fire-threat
“They’ve had a carbon tax in British Columbia for 10 years. It hasn’t made a difference to the pattern of forest fires there … or in Alberta. And we’ve always had forest fires. We always will,” Kenney said Friday after a luncheon speech to a Calgary business audience.More specifically we have huge tracts of something commonly called 'Fire Pine'. This tree grows as thick as grass in the aftermath of a forest fire. In fact it depends on fire to release its seeds. After 40 to 50 years the Fire Pine are mature, pine bark beetles kill off huge swaths of them and the next stage in the cycle is, you should have guessed it by now, a forest fire.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/1c8b928fdcf9e08ca9ff3f39ebe9f3a7.jpg

https://www.thebeaverton.com/2019/05/jason-kenney-vows-to-sue-wildfires-for-defaming-oil-industry/?fbclid=IwAR04au8ig3SKZQb86rZCX97wvak822JDbRKb_HCe zyr0rHHKN-Pu-2Zd9po (https://www.thebeaverton.com/2019/05/jason-kenney-vows-to-sue-wildfires-for-defaming-oil-industry/?fbclid=IwAR04au8ig3SKZQb86rZCX97wvak822JDbRKb_HCe zyr0rHHKN-Pu-2Zd9po)

SINC
Jun 2nd, 2019, 10:57 PM
With optimism in the Alberta economy booming, an article from the Beaverton is all you got? You should be happy for the province!

Yeah leopards never change their spots. Just like Freddie never learns. He's still swimmin in the shitload of debt Rachel left behind with a closepin on his nose.

Freddie_Biff
Jun 8th, 2019, 04:01 PM
Opinion: Two-tier minimum wage will cost older workers their jobs

CALGARY HERALD
Updated: June 7, 2019

Premier Jason Kenney’s cavalier approach to the minimum wage has led to one of Bill 2’s most regressive changes in a piece of legislation filled with them.

By lowering the minimum wage to $13 from $15 for an estimated 35,000 workers aged 13-17 — for the first 28 hours per week when school is in session and for all hours worked during the summer — the UCP has kept one of its most controversial election promises while facilitating the increased exploitation of young workers for the sake of higher private profits.

This isn’t the first time a conservative government has implemented an age-based minimum wage differential in Alberta. We had one in the 1990s, called a “training. wage,” that allowed employers to pay 50 cents less per hour to those under 18.

The Klein government, however, nixed its unequal youth wage in 1998....




https://calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-two-tier-minimum-wage-will-cost-older-workers-their-jobs

Macfury
Jun 8th, 2019, 06:35 PM
Good move! There needs to be a premium to hiring younger workers that Notley's regressive policies removed.

Freddie_Biff
Jun 8th, 2019, 07:44 PM
Good move! There needs to be a premium to hiring younger workers that Notley's regressive policies removed.



How does your statement make any sense?

Macfury
Jun 9th, 2019, 01:01 AM
Youth workers are inexperienced. Without a dual-wage system, all things being equal, people will hire only seasoned workers.

Freddie_Biff
Jun 20th, 2019, 01:19 PM
Earplugs. Very mature, Jason, very mature. What a great example you set. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190620/2cafbffe1629fee9982dcfe2d543d0f1.jpg

Macfury
Jun 20th, 2019, 01:37 PM
It's kind of funny, considering the way that Notley's NDP steamrollered all opposition to her kook-fringe legislation.

I believe Kenney was elected in part to control generous public sector wage and benefit packages, so he's delivering on a promise. What could the NDP possibly say on behalf of the unions they represent that would make a difference?

eMacMan
Jun 20th, 2019, 02:57 PM
It's kind of funny, considering the way that Notley's NDP steamrollered all opposition to her kook-fringe legislation.

I believe Kenney was elected in part to control generous public sector wage and benefit packages, so he's delivering on a promise. What could the NDP possibly say on behalf of the unions they represent that would make a difference?

It will be interesting to see if Kenney uses the Harpoon approach. Will his MLAs and cabinet ministers be handed one sentence talking points by their puppet masters, and be punished severely if they say anything else?

SINC
Jun 20th, 2019, 03:49 PM
Kenney is quite right not to listen to the knotheads. Red Rachel still doesn't get it that Albertans rejected both her and her party by a huge majority. She needs to learn to STHU.

Freddie_Biff
Jun 20th, 2019, 04:19 PM
It will be interesting to see if Kenney uses the Harpoon approach. Will his MLAs and cabinet ministers be handed one sentence talking points by their puppet masters, and be punished severely if they say anything else?



I would be surprised if anything different transpired.

Freddie_Biff
Jun 20th, 2019, 04:21 PM
Kenney is quite right not to listen to the knotheads. Red Rachel still doesn't get it that Albertans rejected both her and her party by a huge majority. She needs to learn to STHU.



Wrong. Kenney and his United Cons are being paid to listen to and represent all Albertans, not just the ones he likes. The arrogance is unwarranted.

Macfury
Jun 20th, 2019, 04:29 PM
Notley listened and then thoroughly ignored all of the Albertans begging her to abandon her nonsensical platform. You supported her arrogance for four ruinous years.

Wrong. Kenney and his United Cons are being paid to listen to and represent all Albertans, not just the ones he likes. The arrogance is unwarranted.

Freddie_Biff
Jun 20th, 2019, 04:43 PM
Notley listened and then thoroughly ignored all of the Albertans begging her to abandon her nonsensical platform. You supported her arrogance for four ruinous years.



At least she listened. She didn’t stick earplugs in her ears and pass them out to all her party cohorts.

Macfury
Jun 20th, 2019, 06:42 PM
She didn't pass out earplugs. She pretended to listen and refused to entertain a single viewpoint that didn't take the province further to the left.

Stings, doesn't it?

At least she listened. She didn’t stick earplugs in her ears and pass them out to all her party cohorts.

FeXL
Jun 20th, 2019, 06:59 PM
To whom? The voices in her head? It sure as hell wasn't the farmers when she unionized farm workers, as just one example. It also wasn't business owners when she cranked minimum wage up to $15/hr, either. Nor was it John Q Public when she hired on 50,000 new public employees or created $100 billion in debt & deficit.

In some instances, she never even bothered asking the question. Eg., the carbon tax.

Go p!$$ on somebody else's back & tell them it's rainin', Freddie...

At least she listened.

Freddie_Biff
Jun 20th, 2019, 08:51 PM
She didn't pass out earplugs. She pretended to listen and refused to entertain a single viewpoint that didn't take the province further to the left.



Stings, doesn't it?



Uh, no. Kenney claimed he would be improving the decorum in the legislature, and then he pulls this assoholic stunt. No one is defending him. Except you.

Macfury
Jun 20th, 2019, 10:15 PM
I'm neither defending nor criticizing something that I don't care about. If Rachel Notley had built Alberta's economy instead of hamstringing it, she could have danced on the legislature tables for all I care.

Uh, no. Kenney claimed he would be improving the decorum in the legislature, and then he pulls this assoholic stunt. No one is defending him. Except you.

Macfury
Jun 20th, 2019, 10:20 PM
To whom? The voices in her head? It sure as hell wasn't the farmers when she unionized farm workers, as just one example. It also wasn't business owners when she cranked minimum wage up to $15/hr, either. Nor was it John Q Public when she hired on 50,000 new public employees or created $100 billion in debt & deficit.

In some instances, she never even bothered asking the question. Eg., the carbon tax.

Go p!$$ on somebody else's back & tell them it's rainin', Freddie...

She shafted Alberta with the proper decorum, and in Freddie's books, that's OK.

FeXL
Jun 21st, 2019, 12:19 AM
The second Red Rachel's cadre of Proglets left the building not only did the decorum improve, but the average IQ in the building went up 20 points...

Kenney claimed he would be improving the decorum in the legislature...

SINC
Jun 21st, 2019, 05:17 AM
At least she listened. She didn’t stick earplugs in her ears and pass them out to all her party cohorts.

Bullchite.

Like she listened to Albertans pleas not to foist a carbon tax upon us. :rolleyes:

Freddie_Biff
Jun 21st, 2019, 10:31 AM
Bullchite.



Like she listened to Albertans pleas not to foist a carbon tax upon us. :rolleyes:



You’re being obtuse. She listened, even if she disagreed. Your boy Kenney made a complete ass of himself and his party with the ear plugs shenanigans. The action is not defensible from someone who said they wanted to improve the decorum. Further, it sends a pretty clear message to the citizens of this province.

SINC
Jun 21st, 2019, 10:32 AM
I don't suppose anyone upset by this bit of fun bothered to check the facts before shooting their mouths off, mainly Dippers?

The ear plugs were not used. It was all in fun to poke fun at NDP lies being told in the legislature.

A spokesperson for Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is dismissing complaints that he disrespected the legislature and public sector workers by handing out earplugs to his caucus during a debate on Bill 9 late Wednesday night.

"This was a harmless and light-hearted attempt to boost government caucus morale after being forced to listen to the NDP's insults, lies and over-the-top rhetoric for hours on end," Kenney's press secretary Christine Myatt said in a written statement Thursday.

Government House leader Jason Nixon echoed that statement saying UCP MLAs were just joking around during a late night debate.

"Certainly nobody was wearing earplugs during debate inside the legislature, that's a ludicrous assessment," Nixon told reporters.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/premier-jason-kenney-earplug-stunt-1.5183189?cmp=newsletter-news-digests-edmonton

Macfury
Jun 21st, 2019, 10:34 AM
It sends a clear message to the leftist boobs who have ruined the province, I'll give you that.

But it's small condolence to the thousands of businesses that collapsed under Notley that she listened to their concerns while she stuck a knife in their backs. Ask those businesses whether they'd rather have Kenney, who pulled a silly stunt with earplugs, or the return of Rachel Notley (who listens to them).

You’re being obtuse. She listened, even if she disagreed. Your boy Kenney made a complete ass of himself and his party with the ear plugs shenanigans. The action is not defensible from someone who said they wanted to improve the decorum. Further, it sends a pretty clear message to the citizens of this province.

eMacMan
Jun 21st, 2019, 10:53 AM
You’re being obtuse. She listened, even if she disagreed. Your boy Kenney made a complete ass of himself and his party with the ear plugs shenanigans. The action is not defensible from someone who said they wanted to improve the decorum. Further, it sends a pretty clear message to the citizens of this province.

You certainly cannot say the same about her cabinet minister Shannon Phillips. She who sent the RCMP in her stead to avoid listening to local opposition to the Castle Wilderness Area scam.

Macfury
Jun 21st, 2019, 11:40 AM
You certainly cannot say the same about her cabinet minister Shannon Phillips. She who sent the RCMP in her stead to avoid listening to local opposition to the Castle Wilderness Area scam.

Exactly what I was thinking of. No government representatives sent, so no earplugs required!

FeXL
Jun 21st, 2019, 12:18 PM
Why, yes. Yes, it does...

:clap::clap::clap:

Further, it sends a pretty clear message to the citizens of this province.

FeXL
Jun 21st, 2019, 12:20 PM
You certainly cannot say the same about her cabinet minister Shannon Phillips. She who sent the RCMP in her stead to avoid listening to local opposition to the Castle Wilderness Area scam.

Yep. I missed that one in my post.

FeXL
Jul 19th, 2019, 06:33 PM
Public inquiry into U.S.-funded attack on Alberta is vital (https://calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/corbella-public-inquiry-into-u-s-funded-attack-on-alberta-is-vital)

For at least the past 10 years — it’s actually more like 20 — Alberta’s oil and gas industry has had a target on its back that it has done little to remove.

Lies and smears have been spread around the world about how damaging Alberta’s oilsands are to the existence of our planet. The response over all of those years by the Alberta government and, worse yet, the energy industry? Silence. Crickets. A veritable black hole of a response. Actually, silence would have been preferable.

Many major oil players in Alberta actually helped fund the smears against them by sending tens of thousands of dollars annually to the likes of the David Suzuki Foundation, the Pembina Institute and even Greenpeace, which has actually argued in court documents that using lies to further its agenda while damaging legitimate businesses should be allowed under its right to freedom of expression.

More:

Kenney has vowed to bring in a law that bans foreign money from Alberta politics, something that should be implemented across the country.

Good!

FeXL
Jul 23rd, 2019, 11:03 PM
Renegade Regulator (http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/index.php/2019/07/23/renegade-regulator-11/#comments)

Someone – finally – has been paying attention.

The Government of Alberta has advised, thus far informally, that it will not comply with Manson’s Law, the Court Ruling which permits private ownership of legislation. The Government has advised that a formal declaration on the matter will be released this summer. Watch for it folks, this is big.

Prog heads exploding...

Beej
Aug 2nd, 2019, 10:06 AM
A couple notes on opposition to the UCP's "Chicago Principles" for free speech on university campuses.

Here an NDP critic is quoted as saying the UCP's move is "pandering to the hate groups and anti-choice groups".
https://twitter.com/abndpcaucus/status/1157009348490489857

The critic conflates hate groups and anti-abortion groups. They want to ban anti-abortion groups from speaking as they would with hate groups?

Another NDP critic refers to "an intentional move to broaden polices to invite in racists, homophobes, and misogynists"
https://twitter.com/KathleenGanley/status/1156280202755887104

More conflating. Given how freely progressives dish out the labels racist, homophobe, and misogynist, it sounds like they're eager to limit speech across a wide range of political opinion, and not just "hate".

Criticize racial quotas for jobs? Racist. Criticize a Pride parade policy? Homophobe. Criticize feminist theory? Misogynist. All some form of "hate" to the NDP.

Macfury
Aug 2nd, 2019, 11:18 AM
Criticize racial quotas for jobs? Racist. Criticize a Pride parade policy? Homophobe. Criticize feminist theory? Misogynist. All some form of "hate" to the NDP.

I don't doubt that getting broad buy-in on banning "hate" was always intended to move the dial this far. I never supported a separate legal treatment for so-called hate.

eMacMan
Aug 2nd, 2019, 12:06 PM
I don't doubt that getting broad buy-in on banning "hate" was always intended to move the dial this far. I never supported a separate legal treatment for so-called hate.

Ditto here. Now we're seeing legislation attempts that would jail those who support a boycott of Israeli settler made products. They must be anti-semitic since they oppose the concentration camps in the West Bank and Gaza. Absolutely obscene.

eMacMan
Aug 7th, 2019, 12:44 PM
https://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/alberta-mlas-discuss-taking-five-per-cent-pay-cut/wcm/951cd496-2944-4838-bf7f-a5fd5749a8ae

Way past time and pathetically inadequate given the amount of damage past governments have inflicted on the province. However it is good to see that they brought travel allowances in line with the public sector.

The committee also voted Tuesday to kill the fuel credit card program for MLAs, remove the ability to claim for fuel, maintenance and car washes, and bring politician mileage to the same per-kilometre rate as the public service.

Now if we can just get them to accept CPP and OAS as their only form of public pension, just like the rest of us.

dona83
Sep 6th, 2019, 03:45 PM
So, is Alberta winning yet? It doesn't feel like Alberta's winning. I'm glad all these newly unemployed Albertans will have a balanced budget on their dinner tables though.

FeXL
Sep 6th, 2019, 04:47 PM
So, is Alberta winning yet? It doesn't feel like Alberta's winning.

In order for Alberta to win, it's a 2 step process. We got rid of the provincial commies, that's step one. Step two involves getting rid of the federal commies & da little feminist dictator. That's going to take separation.

Macfury
Sep 6th, 2019, 05:19 PM
So, is Alberta winning yet? It doesn't feel like Alberta's winning. I'm glad all these newly unemployed Albertans will have a balanced budget on their dinner tables though.

Notley salted the economic earth of Alberta. What do you expect from a new government in four months? And what does a balanced budget have to do with creating unemployment?

Freddie_Biff
Sep 6th, 2019, 06:30 PM
In order for Alberta to win, it's a 2 step process. We got rid of the provincial commies, that's step one. Step two involves getting rid of the federal commies & da little feminist dictator. That's going to take separation.



That sounds like a pretty wimpy answer to how to get the province “winning” again. You get what you wanted: the “commies” are gone. Like dona83, I don’t see much winning yet. Gloating yes, actual success no.

Macfury
Sep 6th, 2019, 06:55 PM
Four months to undo four years of carpet-bombing the economy?

That sounds like a pretty wimpy answer to how to get the province “winning” again. You get what you wanted: the “commies” are gone. Like dona83, I don’t see much winning yet. Gloating yes, actual success no.

FeXL
Sep 6th, 2019, 06:56 PM
Getting rid of the commies was the first step forward. That in itself will save taxpayers 10's of billions of $$$. That's already a win. The rest will take a while as the tangled web Red Rachel weaved is parsed and dismantled, thread by thread.

After that, separation is the only thing left. Of course, Kenney could take the first steps by declaring a UDI, trading in the Queen's Horsemen for a provincial police force (not these goofy-assed sheriff idiots), collecting GST ourselves & then forwarding it to Prinz Dummkopf and developing the Alberta Pension Plan, among others.

That sounds like a pretty wimpy answer to how to get the province “winning” again. You get what you wanted: the “commies” are gone. Like dona83, I don’t see much winning yet. Gloating yes, actual success no.

Freddie_Biff
Sep 6th, 2019, 09:25 PM
Getting rid of the commies was the first step forward. That in itself will save taxpayers 10's of billions of $$$. That's already a win. The rest will take a while as the tangled web Red Rachel weaved is parsed and dismantled, thread by thread.



After that, separation is the only thing left. Of course, Kenney could take the first steps by declaring a UDI, trading in the Queen's Horsemen for a provincial police force (not these goofy-assed sheriff idiots), collecting GST ourselves & then forwarding it to Prinz Dummkopf and developing the Alberta Pension Plan, among others.



Separation. That’s your ultimate end game. Clearly you haven’t thought this through. We’d still have no pipeline to tide water and no way to get one either. That’s some insightful thinking.

Macfury
Sep 6th, 2019, 10:05 PM
You have no pipeline now, thanks to Notley's dithering. Why would not having one as a separate country be worse?

Separation. That’s your ultimate end game. Clearly you haven’t thought this through. We’d still have no pipeline to tide water and no way to get one either. That’s some insightful thinking.

FeXL
Sep 6th, 2019, 10:41 PM
On the contrary, a lot of thought has gone into this.

Any east-west/west-east freight movement across our border, whether by air, rail or highway, immediately gets the crap taxed out of it. Loads are inspected minutely to make sure they conform to our regulations. I can see these inspections taking days. I expect that suddenly, the bastards are going to be amenable to a pipeline. If not, we'll run one stateside and the refineries that currently process our oil and communities that use our natural gas can all GF'd. Wanna see the Lower Mainland come onside in a hurry? Turn their natural gas tap off. Then both the eastern and the western bastards can freeze in the dark.

And, and, not only no more Laurentian Elite dictating terms & conditions which are entirely unacceptable to western Canadians, but no more unfairly calculated transfer payments to provinces who refuse to develop their own resources and are using Alberta taxpayers as their own personal milch cow.

You just have to look beyond your nose, Freddie.

Separation. That’s your ultimate end game. Clearly you haven’t thought this through. We’d still have no pipeline to tide water and no way to get one either. That’s some insightful thinking.

Macfury
Sep 7th, 2019, 12:03 AM
You just have to look beyond your nose, Freddie.

A lot of prog Albertans don't even want the oil and gas industry to succeed.

FeXL
Sep 7th, 2019, 10:02 AM
A lot of prog Albertans don't even want the oil and gas industry to succeed.

Fine. Let's see 'em walk the walk: this winter they can prove their worthiness by living entirely off the grid. And none of this halfway BS, either. You either commit to it, in which case there'll be a helluva lot fewer of the idiots come spring, or you don't & you STFU. No changing your mind a few hours into the first cold snap.

A true acolyte believes...

Related:

20,000 new NYC homes/businesses NEED natural gas before winter but pipeline blockades won’t allow it…climate activism/energy ignorance roll the dice with thousands of lives at stake (http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/index.php/2019/09/07/20000-new-nyc-homes-businesses-need-natural-gas-before-winter-but-pipeline-blockades-wont-allow-itclimate-activism-energy-ignorance-roll-the-dice-with-thousands-of-lives-at-stake/)

Should a cold snap emerge that creates the same situation as happened in Rhode Island earlier this year, we could quite easily see a catastrophe of such monumental significance that it might actually break through the energy-ignorance wall of climate activists. There appears to be no other way to get them to learn other than to have a great number of people die.

Macfury
Sep 7th, 2019, 11:43 AM
Fine. Let's see 'em walk the walk: this winter they can prove their worthiness by living entirely off the grid. And none of this halfway BS, either. You either commit to it, in which case there'll be a helluva lot fewer of the idiots come spring, or you don't & you STFU. No changing your mind a few hours into the first cold snap.

A true acolyte believes...

Related:

20,000 new NYC homes/businesses NEED natural gas before winter but pipeline blockades won’t allow it…climate activism/energy ignorance roll the dice with thousands of lives at stake (http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/index.php/2019/09/07/20000-new-nyc-homes-businesses-need-natural-gas-before-winter-but-pipeline-blockades-wont-allow-itclimate-activism-energy-ignorance-roll-the-dice-with-thousands-of-lives-at-stake/)

They will blame people with commmon sense for faling to provide them with sun heat and windmill power at crippling prices. This is religion we're talking. The new Luddites.

Freddie_Biff
Sep 7th, 2019, 06:01 PM
A lot of prog Albertans don't even want the oil and gas industry to succeed.



Well that’s not true of this prog Albertan. You make a lot of assumptions.

FeXL
Sep 7th, 2019, 09:09 PM
"A lot" ≠ "everybody"...

Well that’s not true of this prog Albertan. You make a lot of assumptions.

FeXL
Sep 7th, 2019, 09:12 PM
Related:

Alberta: The Right Once Again Has to Clean Up the Fiscal Mess Wrought by the Left (http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/index.php/2019/09/07/alberta-the-right-once-again-has-to-clean-up-the-fiscal-mess-wrought-by-the-left/)

Having personally lived through two disastrous NDP governments in B.C., 1972-75 and 1991-2001, my heart pours out to our neigbours in Alberta, who suffered through the disastrous financial ruin of Rachel Notley’s incompetent reign. Being a Devout Leftist, she of course has no shame and accepts no responsibility for the enormous damage she has done.

But people who … you know … are responsible and understand math … have a quite different opinion:

Not only a funding freeze but serious spending cuts. Obviously, drastic times require drastic measures. Finally.

Alberta governments in the last couple of decades spent when times were good and kept spending when times were not so good. As a result, this province, which was once debt-free, built up the most expensive bureaucracy per capita in the country on the back of a climbing deficit and debt.

As the panel points out, if per capita spending matched the average spending in Canada’s three largest provinces, we would not have a deficit.

However, for all the high-priced services, service delivery was no better and often worse than in other provinces. In other words, the provincial government’s performance is mediocre, at best, with the health-care system singled out for improvement.

FeXL
Sep 15th, 2019, 11:35 PM
Pleasing Your Enemies Does Not Turn Them Into Friends (http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/index.php/2019/09/14/pleasing-your-enemies-does-not-turn-them-into-friends-8/)

Jason Kenney takes no prisoners.

Honestly, it can’t be easy being the long-time head of Amnesty International Canada (AI), stuck in annoyingly free and peaceful Canada, having to work yourself up into high dudgeon to denounce a democratically-elected government peacefully standing up for its citizens.

On the other hand, your insistence that the burning human rights threat in Canada right now is – to use your description – the “establishment of an energy ‘war room’ devoted to defending the oil and gas industry in Alberta and a public inquiry into the foreign funding of groups who oppose or criticize energy developments in the province” can hardly pass unchallenged. Relentless misinformed attacks against our oil and gas industry have cost us thousands of jobs and hurt families from every region of our province. The cost in investment and jobs has been incalculable. Our government won the largest democratic mandate in Alberta history in part on a promise to stand up to those attacks. I will not apologize for keeping that promise.

FeXL
Sep 24th, 2019, 11:48 AM
Inquiry into foreign funding of anti-Alberta energy campaigns could shake up enviro charities (https://business.financialpost.com/opinion/terence-corcoran-inquiry-into-foreign-funding-of-anti-alberta-energy-campaigns-could-shake-up-enviro-charities)

In a drive-by take-down editorial this past weekend, the Globe and Mail blasted Alberta’s public inquiry into foreign funding of anti-Alberta energy campaigns. The editorial had few facts on hand to support its claims, but it let loose with a series of cheap shots, glib commentary and a conclusion that fell back on an ancient tribal chant: “For Alberta to create a public inquiry to go after critics is a McCarthyesque misuse of power.”

Ah, McCarthyism, the old ideological cushion of the lazy lefty — although most Canadians under the age of 50 would have to Google it.

FeXL
Oct 3rd, 2019, 12:26 PM
Frankly, I find the concept of this so-called "Alberta Energy War Room" a joke. We all know what the problem is. There are any number of solid solutions floating around. To the top two in the comment quoted below, add in "Turn off the Trans Canada pipeline" and "Build the Alaska Pipeline". There. That was easy. Cheque, please?

Now, find someone with the cajones to apply them...

Alberta’s Energy War Room Gets Revved Up (http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/index.php/2019/10/02/albertas-energy-war-room/#comments)

It will soon be up & running! Bravo Premier Kenney!

From the comments (http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/index.php/2019/10/02/albertas-energy-war-room/#comment-1243843):

I notice all the trains are still running on schedule with their oil cars.
All the pipelines to BC are still flowing.
No protestors are in jail.
No collection notices have been sent to people who accepted foreign donations.
Government hasn’t lost any employees.
Government salaries haven’t been cut.
No programs cut.
No grants cut.
Still have wind energy in Alberta.
Still have no nuclear power in Alberta.

Yeppers.

The linked article:

'Energy war room' to begin work within weeks, Kenney tells business crowd (https://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/energy-war-room-to-begin-work-within-weeks-kenney-tells-business-crowd)

FeXL
Oct 15th, 2019, 11:07 PM
Kenney's an idiot.

Liberals Hate You (http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/index.php/2019/10/14/liberals-hate-you/#comments)

It’s really not that complicated.

Sad to see what’s happened to the once great Liberal Party.

Justin Trudeau’s top advisor thinks a working guy wearing a mandated safety vest is a Nazi dog whistle.

A world away from Jean Chrétien praising the dignity of work. https://t.co/8DAJ4vsUYJ

— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) October 14, 2019

The singular thing about the Liberal party that was ever great is the steaming pile they leave in the midst of our country...

Beej
Oct 24th, 2019, 08:45 PM
The Alberta Budget
https://www.alberta.ca/budget.aspx

I hope Kenney implements the planned cuts/hikes or more. I had expected more of a Ford-type cop out, so this is a pleasant surprise. It will probably cost me a lot, but it's good for the province as a whole.

CubaMark
Oct 25th, 2019, 09:07 AM
https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/73260610_10162474685865113_6490105603308912640_n.j pg?_nc_cat=1&_nc_oc=AQn_qYL2x6CM1FdkENVeWZ7SnaV_71s_RHUCp5Pwp5u 0KG9TOFzvelMDutuP7Jj3cMk&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=5e5f1a17c4ec30e22f37136c1258f25d&oe=5E21D74C

Macfury
Oct 25th, 2019, 11:37 AM
Albertans want to see cuts. That's why they voted UCP. I know that concept fries your prog/socialist brain...

CubaMark
Oct 25th, 2019, 02:18 PM
Albertans want to see cuts. That's why they voted UCP. I know that concept fries your prog/socialist brain...

Interesting how your visual agnosia blocks out the first part of that meme.... :rolleyes:

Macfury
Oct 25th, 2019, 02:35 PM
I've got nothing against tax cuts. Money earned by people and businesses belongs to them--not the government.

Interesting how your visual agnosia blocks out the first part of that meme.... :rolleyes:

CubaMark
Oct 25th, 2019, 07:30 PM
I've got nothing against tax cuts. Money earned by people and businesses belongs to them--not the government.

:lmao: He's done it again! :clap:

SINC
Oct 25th, 2019, 07:42 PM
Well, I was out all day in the community at the grocery store, to the doc's office, the optometrist to get my glasses adjusted, the bank to make a deposit, the coffee shop for a half-hour, the neighbourhood gas station and store to fill up and lastly the pub for an hour. I asked all kinds of folks how they felt about the budget. Short answer, no problem, it was needed and just what we expected was the common response. That's why we got rid of Notley, so no big deal with average Albertans.

That noted, all the TV and news outlets can do is run stories on how it is hurting Edmonton so bad as their LRT funds were scaled back for two years. Serves the residents of Edmonton right, going all NDP in the election. Looks good on them.

Macfury
Oct 25th, 2019, 08:26 PM
Serves the residents of Edmonton right, going all NDP in the election. Looks good on them.

Freddie agrees with you. Why should Edmonton expect any consideration if it never votes conservative?

Macfury
Oct 25th, 2019, 08:27 PM
Look at that crappy meme through your prog glasses for a moment and tell us all what we should be getting excited about.

:lmao: He's done it again! :clap:

eMacMan
Oct 31st, 2019, 03:37 PM
This is something positive the United Conmen could easily have accomplished by this fall's changeover.

I really don't care whether we go 100% MDT or 100% MST, but this semi annual shift should have been stopped a long time ago!

https://calgaryherald.com/news/b-c-to-introduce-time-change-law-but-not-in-time-for-sundays-fall-change/wcm/a025cedf-b079-40f8-bda9-1fe67e85e54b

VICTORIA — British Columbia is pushing ahead with a plan to eliminate seasonal time changes, but when it would happen remains a matter of timing.

Attorney General David Eby says legislation is being introduced Thursday that would allow B.C. to stop moving between daylight saving time and standard time every spring and fall.

Freddie_Biff
Oct 31st, 2019, 04:50 PM
This is something positive the United Conmen could easily have accomplished by this fall's changeover.

I really don't care whether we go 100% MDT or 100% MST, but this semi annual shift should have been stopped a long time ago!

https://calgaryherald.com/news/b-c-to-introduce-time-change-law-but-not-in-time-for-sundays-fall-change/wcm/a025cedf-b079-40f8-bda9-1fe67e85e54b



It was an NDP MLA that proposed this change a few years ago.

SINC
Oct 31st, 2019, 04:52 PM
It was an NDP MLA that proposed this change a few years ago.

Yep, it was. It was also the NDP government who chickened out and didn't follow through. ;)

eMacMan
Oct 31st, 2019, 07:17 PM
It was an NDP MLA that proposed this change a few years ago.

Yep, it was. It was also the NDP government who chickened out and didn't follow through. ;)


Bingo! They could bring in people from Ontario to change lightbulbs, irritating a large portion of the population. And failed to follow through on a really good idea. Not truly their idea, but a very good idea which had almost universal support.

Freddie_Biff
Nov 2nd, 2019, 04:43 PM
Jason Kenney is an asshole, pure and simple. $4.7 billion could go a long way in a hurting economy beyond corporate giveaways.

Notley: Kenney has betrayed Albertans to fund a $4.7B corporate handout

Rachel NotleyUpdated: October 30, 2019

The budget presented by Premier Jason Kenney and the UCP will force every single Albertan to pay for his $4.7-billion no-jobs corporate giveaway.

This budget will extract more in personal income taxes from every Albertan by disconnecting the tax code from inflation. This is a shocking betrayal of Jason Kenney’s central campaign promise.

The Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation blasted the move as a “hidden, sneaky tax.” Jason Kenney himself denounced this technique as a tax increase when he led the CTF. It’s a sneaky tax that will pull $600 million out of individual Albertans’ pockets.

And then there are the cuts.

All Albertans will pay more to register their cars and campers, more for home and car insurance, electricity, school fees, even visits to provincial museums.

Students will see their tuition costs skyrocket by 21 per cent over three years, and their parents won’t be able to apply those costs against their taxes anymore. That’s a tax increase.

More than 46,000 older Albertans will be kicked off the Seniors Drug Benefit Program, and income testing will be introduced for those who stay through that first purge. Those are families on fixed incomes that will have to find the money elsewhere to pay for the medication they need.

Jason Kenney has also targeted some of the most vulnerable for the deepest cuts.

Organ recipient Doug Pearson given a second chance…


Severely handicapped Albertans will immediately lose $30 a month in benefits, rising to $120 a month by 2023.

As many as 165,000 families living just above the poverty line will lose part of their child benefits, and 55,000 families will lose them entirely.

Almost $100 million in housing and rental support has also vanished.

There’s no doubt that these decisions will push thousands of Alberta children into poverty, and some families into homelessness.

This budget breaks a range of promises made by Jason Kenney and his government.

He promised education funding would keep pace with a growing student population. Promise broken — this budget provides $200 less for each student than last year.

He promised health spending would keep pace with population growth. Promise broken — this budget takes money out of hospitals, out of our ambulance system, and out of our diagnostic imaging and lab testing system.

Our government began the planning work on a badly needed redevelopment of the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Jason Kenney cut all of that planning money, and the hospital work has stopped.

Incredibly, there is no significant new funding for rural police, let alone the 500 new officers he promised. This budget has a one-time $9-million increase — less than the NDP committed to rural crime — and then quickly drops rural police funding to below 2018 levels. In a few months, Jason Kenney will be spending less on rural policing than our government did.

Albertans should not forget that one of Jason Kenney’s first acts as premier was to max out the province’s credit card on a $4.7-billion giveaway to the largest and most profitable corporations. We know this money has already been distributed to corporate shareholders without creating a single job. More than 27,000 Albertans have lost their jobs on Jason Kenney’s watch.

This budget does nothing to get them back to work. Budget 2019 simply forces every Albertan to pay for Kenney’s corporate handout.

NDP Leader Rachel Notley is the head of the official Opposition in Alberta.

https://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/columnists/notley-kenney-has-betrayed-albertans-to-fund-a-4-7b-corporate-handout/wcm/e692c492-66f5-4895-9d1d-f53d7323618e?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1572442472

Macfury
Nov 2nd, 2019, 05:07 PM
Statements such as this reveal the perversity of the "progressive" mind. Deciding to take less in tax is a "handout" because the income of people and companies does not actually belong to those who earned it--it apparently belongs only to the government.

A sweet moment to watch Notley seething as her "work" is undone.

SINC
Nov 2nd, 2019, 05:19 PM
Geez accepting Notley bull is troubling, especially when it was she who created the whole friggin' mess. I can do nothing but ignore anything the ex premier, now an unelected dummy by a whopping majority of us because she was a complete disaster type person. Just wish she would STFU since 90% of us never believed a word she uttered anyway.

Macfury
Nov 2nd, 2019, 05:30 PM
Geez accepting Notley bull is troubling, especially when it was she who created the whole friggin' mess. I can do nothing but ignore anything the ex premier, now an unelected dummy by a whopping majority of us because she was a complete disaster type person. Just wish she would STFU since 90% of us never believed a word she uttered anyway.

Only hard core progs are crying along with her.

Freddie_Biff
Nov 2nd, 2019, 05:40 PM
Statements such as this reveal the perversity of the "progressive" mind. Deciding to take less in tax is a "handout" because the income of people and companies does not actually belong to those who earned it--it apparently belongs only to the government.



A sweet moment to watch Notley seething as her "work" is undone.



Once again you miss the point.

Freddie_Biff
Nov 2nd, 2019, 05:41 PM
Geez accepting Notley bull is troubling, especially when it was she who created the whole friggin' mess. I can do nothing but ignore anything the ex premier, now an unelected dummy by a whopping majority of us because she was a complete disaster type person. Just wish she would STFU since 90% of us never believed a word she uttered anyway.



Plus, don’t forget she’s a WOMAN.

Macfury
Nov 2nd, 2019, 05:42 PM
What is the point you thought Notley was making here that I might be missing?

Once again you miss the point.

SINC
Nov 2nd, 2019, 05:48 PM
What is the point you thought Notley was making here that I might be missing?

Is the point you apparently missed that Notey wants the spending continued and Freddie buys the BS, perhaps?

Freddie_Biff
Nov 2nd, 2019, 06:10 PM
What is the point you thought Notley was making here that I might be missing?



Oh gee, I dunno. Perhaps that a $4.7 billion giveaway of taxpayer’s money to corporations is not a good investment especially if the budget is as tight as he claims it is.

Macfury
Nov 2nd, 2019, 07:01 PM
The $4.7 billion does not belong to the taxpayers. It belong to the corporation. Notley took it away from them.

Oh gee, I dunno. Perhaps that a $4.7 billion giveaway of taxpayer’s money to corporations is not a good investment especially if the budget is as tight as he claims it is.

Freddie_Biff
Nov 2nd, 2019, 07:14 PM
The $4.7 billion does not belong to the taxpayers. It belong to the corporation. Notley took it away from them.



???

SINC
Nov 2nd, 2019, 08:15 PM
The NDP and their supporters just don't get it.

eMacMan
Nov 2nd, 2019, 11:02 PM
The $4.7 billion does not belong to the taxpayers. It belong to the corporation. Notley took it away from them.

???


I've always shied away from calling other members commies, but seemingly in Freddie's mind corporate and presumably personal income belongs to the guv'ment except for whatever the bums in Edmonton chose to dole out.

FeXL
Nov 2nd, 2019, 11:08 PM
Freddie, the fact that she's a woman is probably the single least offensive thing about her.

Plus, don’t forget she’s a WOMAN.

Macfury
Nov 3rd, 2019, 12:17 AM
I've always shied away from calling other members commies, but seemingly in Freddie's mind corporate and presumably personal income belongs to the guv'ment except for whatever the bums in Edmonton chose to dole out.

Of course, when Ralph Klein inflicted that "40% pay cut" it was a special case. That money had to be given back to him, because it didn't belong to the taxpayer. What a hypocrite!

FeXL
Nov 8th, 2019, 11:54 AM
It's a start. :clap:

Alberta to protect citizens from civil suits who defend their land with force (https://www.thepostmillennial.com/alberta-to-protect-citizens-from-civil-suits-who-defend-their-land-with-force/)

Alberta is making changes to the law that will prevent property owners from being sued if they injure a criminal on their property. These amendments will be introduced imminently, making Alberta’s legislation on this matter retroactive to the start of 2018, according to Global News.

eMacMan
Nov 8th, 2019, 02:58 PM
It's a start. :clap:

Alberta to protect citizens from civil suits who defend their land with force (https://www.thepostmillennial.com/alberta-to-protect-citizens-from-civil-suits-who-defend-their-land-with-force/)

While I support the general idea. Retroactive legislation is always an incredibly bad idea.

For example, how easy it would be to pass retroactive legislation making it a crime to criticize the current government. Penalty being a $100,000 fine and/or 5 years in jail. By the time the supreme court or the next government got around to reversing the law. A lot of people would have chewed through their life savings and many more would be rotting in jail.

Since this is one case legislation far better for the government to support the legal costs of the defendant rather than making the legislation retroactive.

FeXL
Nov 8th, 2019, 03:48 PM
Since this is one case legislation far better for the government to support the legal costs of the defendant rather than making the legislation retroactive.

Can you imagine the hue & cry from the left if the gov't paid legal costs for property owners currently in court for defending their family & property?