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Old 04-24-2019, 06:29 PM   #41
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She was divisive throughout much of her time as Premier because she ruled in absolutes that meant you are either with us or against us. There can be no middle ground.

You can be against abortion and other social issues but she assumes that these people will try to influence policies once elected. Kenney has said he will not let his views on abortion infringe on others rights to get one.

I also think Kenney would not allow any religious member of his party to influence policies with their views. At least I would hope so.
I don't agree. I never felt like it was a with us or against mentality anymore than any other party. I agreed with some things the NDP did and disagreed with a lot. It never felt divisive to me.

Those people have used those views to try and influence policy. I have stated that I thought his comments from 1980 shouldn't necessarily be held against him today.

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Kenney made ignorant comments about the LGBTQ in 2000, voted against recognizing gay marriage in 2005, voted against adding gender identity as prohibited grounds of discrimination in the human rights act in 2013 and continually goes back to this idiotic GSA policy. If I'm not mistaken under Harper he voted to reopen the abortion debate. That's clearly trying to influence policies both in the past and currently. These things shouldn't even be issues at this point.

Mark Smith distributed a document to the rest of the wild Rose party stating that Catholic schools should be able to fire teachers for being gay.

So yes they have used and are continuing to use their archaic religious views to attempt to influence policies. Obviously this isn't the majority of the UCP but to say they don't let their deeply religious views influence their policy decisions is false.

Hopefully they don't do this going forward but we have yet to see if that will be the truth.
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https://albertaelectioncommissioner....other-offenses

Two more fines handed out for contributing to funds illegally from money provided by someone else. In addition to the $15,000 in fines Cam Davies got for obstruction of the investigation.

For those keeping track, that's $27,500 of illegal funding contributed to Callaway's campaign. Pretty spectacular for a lame duck candidate that didn't even make the leadership vote.

Karen Brown - $3,500, February 28, 2019
Darcy McAllister - $4,000, March 19, 2019
Maja McAllister - $4,000, March 19, 2019
Hardyal Mann - $3,000, March 27, 2019
Kirandeep Mann - $3,000, March 27, 2019
Gurpreet Mann - $3,000, March 27, 2019
Jeffrey Park - $3,500, April 25, 2019
Michell Park - $3,500, April 25, 2019

Probably the next targets are the bigger ones. Lenore Eaton, who acting as CFO for a prohibited entity, allegedly gave out the $10,000 to the Parks (of which $7,000 was donated). She faces up to two years in jail. And Robyn Lore, who could face the same penalty, after he was alleged to give $60,000 to Cam Davies, Callaway's communications manager.
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Notley and the NDP showing their true stripes once again.

Many bought into the facade that this government was all about doing things the right way to get oil to tidewater from Alberta.

Nope. They only wanted that perception to allow them to try and get re-elected. And now that is crystal clear that will not happen, they are doing what they can to make sure their anti-Alberta oil agenda is still present long after they have been long ousted and made irrelevant in provincial politics again.



And to top it all off, the normal appointment time frame to the AER board is 3 years. For some reason this one is 5 years...weird eh?

So obvious what is happening and Notley showing she is just as sleazy as the rest of them, gender aside.

https://calgaryherald.com/news/local...ct-of-interest
Looks like the anti-oil activist the NDP appointed has resigned even before the government switches over.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cana...annot-support/
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I hope there wasn't a package involved in that considering he resigned. That was always my worry that being appointed for 5 years, he would have made out like bandit.
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Looks like the anti-oil activist the NDP appointed has resigned even before the government switches over.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cana...annot-support/
Good.

He was going to be fired on Wednesday at any rate.

He truly is an enemy of O&G in Alberta, yet was about to be one of the guys guiding those who decide on the big projects in the industry.

Just a tone deaf and completely transparent appointment by Notley.
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Good.

He was going to be fired on Wednesday at any rate.

He truly is an enemy of O&G in Alberta, yet was about to be one of the guys guiding those who decide on the big projects in the industry.

Just a tone deaf and completely transparent appointment by Notley.
The funny part, and it isnt funny, is that these people are 'anti-oil' activists and they're not keeping a single goddamned drop of oil in the ground.

They're just basically forcing Canadians to buy it for more money elsewhere and drain our own economy.
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Probably good that he resigned


He should have never been hired in the first place


https://twitter.com/user/status/1123063817301155841
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He should have never been hired in the first place
It wasn't an accident.

Notley specifically gave him the position of power to oversee the very industry he was looking to cripple.
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But the only solution that would end the Lower Mainland shortage in any reasonable timeframe is construction of the Trans Mountain extension.

That would free room for more gasoline in the existing pipeline. McTeague says Edmonton refineries could increase their gasoline production by about 50,000 barrels per day, enough to eradicate the Lower Mainland shortage.

Obviously, no new refinery is necessary to deal with that specific problem. There wouldn’t be a problem at all, in fact, if Trans Mountain were nearly finished today, as was supposed to happen before Horgan and the B.C. Greens stoked their fear machine.

There are signs of realism setting in. Last week, B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson said: “We’ve gotta make peace with Alberta. They’re our neighbours, they’re our friends.

“John Horgan kicked them in the shins last year and Jason Kenney threatened to punch us in the nose.

“John Horgan needs to go to Edmonton and make a deal with Alberta … this crazy dispute between B.C. and Alberta is totally unnecessary. John Horgan started it and John Horgan needs to end it.”

Horgan cannot admit any of that, of course. In the world of the B.C. Greens and NDP, he’s a smashing success.

His tactics — inventing new policies to inhibit bitumen flows through the province, threatening to restrict shipments by truck, rail or pipe — did their job admirably.

Kinder Morgan backed out. The federal Liberals bought the pipeline, then screwed up First Nations consultations so badly that the Federal Court of Appeal cancelled the permit.
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Alberta’s oil industry is raking in “excess profits” by price-gouging B.C. customers, according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Marc Lee, an economist at the CCPA and the author of the report, says: “Turn off the taps? Alberta already has Vancouver over a barrel,” and taxes aren’t to blame for record-high pump prices here — “Big Oil” in Alberta is.
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You shouldn’t be able to be called a think tank if you can’t think.

The highest marginal cost per litre sets the gas price in a region. So if a barge costs 55 cents per litre for transportation plus refinery costs than gas through the trans mountain pipeline would get the same profit despite transportation being far less. And if you regulate price the result is a loss of the marginal supplier. So unless the barged fuel is gouging the price cap will do nothing.

Where he is correct is that trans mountain may not fix this as Crude May be more profitable to ship oil but the solution to that is more pipeline.
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You shouldn’t be able to be called a think tank if you can’t think.

The highest marginal cost per litre sets the gas price in a region. So if a barge costs 55 cents per litre for transportation plus refinery costs than gas through the trans mountain pipeline would get the same profit despite transportation being far less. And if you regulate price the result is a loss of the marginal supplier. So unless the barged fuel is gouging the price cap will do nothing.

Where he is correct is that trans mountain may not fix this as Crude May be more profitable to ship oil but the solution to that is more pipeline.
They could buy guaranteed pipeline space for fuel so it stays in Vancouver. But I suspect that would go against their principles.
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It wasn't an accident.

Notley specifically gave him the position of power to oversee the very industry he was looking to cripple.
Of course. Because she was taking the graft too. They were all being paid to landlock Alberta.

She put someone in a position to do exactly what she and their benefactors wanted and she sold it as 'progressive thinking.'

Who better to oversee the Oil industry than someone who hates it? Right? Right?

Nope. Just Notley doing her part to screw the constituents she was elected to represent in exchange for sweet, sweet foreign cash.
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Not crazy about the size of the new cabinet but here they are.


Jason Kenney is Premier and will also assume the role of minister of intergovernmental affairs.

Minister of Justice and Solicitor General: Doug Schweitzer
Schweitzer was a Calgary-based restructuring lawyer.

Minister of Health: Tyler Shandro
Tyler is a lawyer with a long history of public service, as a former member of the National Parole Board, the Municipal Government Board, the University of Calgary Senate, and the Calgary Police Commission.

Minister of Transportation: Ric McIver
McIver was first elected to Calgary-Hays in 2012 after 10 years as a Calgary city councillor and served in several cabinet positions under former premiers Alison Redford, Jim Prentice and Dave Hancock.

Minister of Education: Adriana LaGrange
She is trained in rehabilitative studies and has worked with people with mental and physical challenges.

Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism: Tanya Fir
She won Calgary-Peigan after close to 20 years working as a human resources advisor in the oil and gas industry.

Minister of Finance: Travis Toews
Toews owns and manages a cattle ranch and an oilfield environment company with his wife Kim, and is former president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association with a host of accounting experience.

Minister of Environment and Parks: Jason Nixon
Nixon was appointed house leader after Kenney won the UCP leadership.

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry: Devin Dreeshen
Dreeshen is the son of Red Deer-Mountain View MP Earl Dreeshen, and was a policy advisor to federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz from 2008 to 2015.

Minister of Energy: Sonya Savage
Savage spent 12 years working in the pipeline sector. 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.

Minister of Community and Social Services: Rajan Sawhney
Article didn't provide background info.

Minister of Seniors and Housing: Josephine Pon
Josephine’s experience includes working in the mortgage insurance, international trade and the assisted housing departments of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation before becoming a Regional Manager in the financial industry, overseeing international multicultural banking activities.

Minister of Children’s Services: Rebecca Schulz
Elected in Calgary-Shaw, Schulz was a public servant in Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan Party government before relocating to Alberta with her husband and two children. She has some experience in the education sector, having worked in the Saskatchewan education department and at the University of Calgary.

Minister of Indigenous Relations: Richard Wilson
Article didn't provide background info.

Minister of Advanced Education: Demetrios Nicolaides
Article didn't provide background info.

Minister of Culture and Multiculturalism, Status of Women: Leela Aheer
Initially one of only two women on the UCP benches, Kenney appointed Aheer deputy leader of the party in October 2017. She served as opposition critic for Status of Women and Children’s Services.

Minister of Labour and Immigration: Jason Copping
Article didn't provide background info.

Minister of Municipal Affairs: Kaycee Madu
The lone UCP MLA in Edmonton. A Nigerian immigrant, the 45-year-old graduated with a bachelor of laws from the University of Lagos.

Minister of Infrastructure: Prasad Panda
Before he was elected in a 2015 byelection under the Wildrose banner, replacing former Premier Jim Prentice, he was an oil and gas engineer and the UCP energy critic. He was also trade critic before Dreeshen, and accompanied the Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA and Kenney on a trade mission to India last year. Panda immigrated to Canada from India.

Minister of Service Alberta: Nate Glubish
Article didn't provide background info.

Associate Minister of Red Tape Reduction: Grant Hunter
Article didn't provide background info.

Associate Minister of Natural Gas: Dale Nally
Article didn't provide background info.

Associate Minister of Mental Health And Addictions: Jason Luan
Article didn't provide background info.
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Minister of Environment and Parks: Jason Nixon
Nixon was appointed house leader after Kenney won the UCP leadership.


Uh, Environment? Given his past, I guess we can assume the Bighorn thing is dead.


Also, LOL:
Associate Minister of Red Tape Reduction: Grant Hunter
Article didn't provide background info.


That sounds like a Doug Ford thing.
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Not crazy about the size of the new cabinet but here they are.


Jason Kenney is Premier and will also assume the role of minister of intergovernmental affairs.

Minister of Justice and Solicitor General: Doug Schweitzer
Schweitzer was a Calgary-based restructuring lawyer.

Minister of Health: Tyler Shandro
Tyler is a lawyer with a long history of public service, as a former member of the National Parole Board, the Municipal Government Board, the University of Calgary Senate, and the Calgary Police Commission.

Minister of Transportation: Ric McIver
McIver was first elected to Calgary-Hays in 2012 after 10 years as a Calgary city councillor and served in several cabinet positions under former premiers Alison Redford, Jim Prentice and Dave Hancock.

Minister of Education: Adriana LaGrange
She is trained in rehabilitative studies and has worked with people with mental and physical challenges.

Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism: Tanya Fir
She won Calgary-Peigan after close to 20 years working as a human resources advisor in the oil and gas industry.

Minister of Finance: Travis Toews
Toews owns and manages a cattle ranch and an oilfield environment company with his wife Kim, and is former president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association with a host of accounting experience.

Minister of Environment and Parks: Jason Nixon
Nixon was appointed house leader after Kenney won the UCP leadership.

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry: Devin Dreeshen
Dreeshen is the son of Red Deer-Mountain View MP Earl Dreeshen, and was a policy advisor to federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz from 2008 to 2015.

Minister of Energy: Sonya Savage
Savage spent 12 years working in the pipeline sector. 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.

Minister of Community and Social Services: Rajan Sawhney
Article didn't provide background info.

Minister of Seniors and Housing: Josephine Pon
Josephine’s experience includes working in the mortgage insurance, international trade and the assisted housing departments of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation before becoming a Regional Manager in the financial industry, overseeing international multicultural banking activities.

Minister of Children’s Services: Rebecca Schulz
Elected in Calgary-Shaw, Schulz was a public servant in Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan Party government before relocating to Alberta with her husband and two children. She has some experience in the education sector, having worked in the Saskatchewan education department and at the University of Calgary.

Minister of Indigenous Relations: Richard Wilson
Article didn't provide background info.

Minister of Advanced Education: Demetrios Nicolaides
Article didn't provide background info.

Minister of Culture and Multiculturalism, Status of Women: Leela Aheer
Initially one of only two women on the UCP benches, Kenney appointed Aheer deputy leader of the party in October 2017. She served as opposition critic for Status of Women and Children’s Services.

Minister of Labour and Immigration: Jason Copping
Article didn't provide background info.

Minister of Municipal Affairs: Kaycee Madu
The lone UCP MLA in Edmonton. A Nigerian immigrant, the 45-year-old graduated with a bachelor of laws from the University of Lagos.

Minister of Infrastructure: Prasad Panda
Before he was elected in a 2015 byelection under the Wildrose banner, replacing former Premier Jim Prentice, he was an oil and gas engineer and the UCP energy critic. He was also trade critic before Dreeshen, and accompanied the Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA and Kenney on a trade mission to India last year. Panda immigrated to Canada from India.

Minister of Service Alberta: Nate Glubish
Article didn't provide background info.

Associate Minister of Red Tape Reduction: Grant Hunter
Article didn't provide background info.

Associate Minister of Natural Gas: Dale Nally
Article didn't provide background info.

Associate Minister of Mental Health And Addictions: Jason Luan
Article didn't provide background info.
Wait, Associate Minister of Red Tape Reduction is an actual title? That's just embarrassing.
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Nixon was appointed house leader after Kenney won the UCP leadership.


Uh, Environment? Given his past, I guess we can assume the Bighorn thing is dead.


Also, LOL:
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Article didn't provide background info.


That sounds like a Doug Ford thing.
Yeah thats an odd one but it was part of the platform, though i had no idea it would be an actual portfolio.
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Nixon was appointed house leader after Kenney won the UCP leadership.


Uh, Environment? Given his past, I guess we can assume the Bighorn thing is dead.
Appalling, really. Nothing says #### you to environmental groups like making an accused poacher, accused wild horse killer, and twice accused assaulter the Minister of Environment, Parks and House Leader.

(Not to mention the time he fired an employee for letting him know when one of her superior's sexually assaulted her.)
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Minister of Transportation: Ric McIver
McIver was first elected to Calgary-Hays in 2012 after 10 years as a Calgary city councillor and served in several cabinet positions under former premiers Alison Redford, Jim Prentice and Dave Hancock.



I know of Ric's reputation as "Doctor No" in the past, but I have to hold out hope that he funds infrastructure that we need moving forward and not just "Well, we don't need it now, so we're not spending the money." At a municipal level, Al Duerr left Calgary with quite an infrastructure deficit that cost a fortune to catch up on, and I hope Ric doesn't follow the same playbook at a provincial level.
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This might qualify as the UCP's first broken election promise

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