Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Why, if this keeps up, maybe they'll be entitled to equalization payments too! (Side note: I will never forget how upset and appalled the Toronto-centric media were when Ontario actually qualified for equalization because of the 2009 downturn - complaints heard again when Ontario stopped being entitled to the payments in 2018.)
Jason Kenney is happy to stoke the flames of Wexit because he thinks it will help him win political points. But there are real economic consequences to Kenney promoting and indulging Alberta separatism - like a thousand jobs in downtown Calgary. #ableg pic.twitter.com/Ewu5WNAECp— Progress Alberta (@ProgressAlberta) December 9, 2019
our premier just subtweeted the CEO of @WestJet over his comments on #wexitalberta in case you needed any more proof @Alberta_UCP has the same level of maturity and leadership skills as band of schoolyard bullies #cdnpoli #ableg #abpoli https://t.co/l0GM24Mos1— Bridget Casey (@BridgieCasey) December 10, 2019
Public advised of aggressive panhandler from Alberta who will probably just spend money on corporate tax cuts #ableg #cdnpoli https://t.co/NLZ9YbyQz8— The Beaverton (@TheBeaverton) December 10, 2019
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Alberta is committing suicide.
Our task is now, is to prevent it from becoming a murder-suicide.
Well, you really should follow Alberta politics because it's the right wing coming at you, weaponized with provincial taxpayer money. I say this and I live in Halifax. Kenney's Alberta is the well-funded rot the right wing has in store for all of Canada, if they get the chance. And they're working hard at it to kill us all. Moody's gave Alberta a poor grade because of Kenney's insistence on NOT diversifying the economy, but digging up ever more tarsands. So now Kenney is saying greenie eco-weenies from Alberta run Moody's. He's off his head.
You're on Progressive Bloggers or I wouldn't be reading your posts because I wouldn't have heard of you. So read Dave Climenhaga's Alberta Politics blog - it's one of the featured blogs on this agglomerator: http://progressivebloggers.ca
Dave's posts for the last couple of months show just how far down the drain Alberta has gone in just six months, and some of the measures implemented by that nutcase Kenney are beyond belief to read about.
It's not funny at all, but Ford is a piker compared to Kenney. Kenney is an intelligent nasty person.
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Er, that's greenie eco-warriors from EUROPE, not Alberta in my post. Sorry about that.
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The Ontario blog, Northern
Reflections has a post up today, 11 Dec., regarding the planned destruction of the Alberta education system.
When you want to destroy a province, state, etc. you start by dismantling the education system. Ford is doing a great job in Ontario and is citing Alabama as an e.g. of "good education" with their computer learning. Alabama is ranked 48TH in the U.S.A. when it comes to education. Its the most corrupt state in the Union, Its Jeff Sessions home state.
Its always a good idea to follow what goes on in other provinces because it could be coming to your province shortly. We in B.C. already were down this road with the B.C. Lieberals, led by Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark. they attacked teachers, education in general, failed to provide adequate health care, didn't build enough schools, etc. In due course we became world famous for money laundering. I'm sure Kenny and Ford will eventually move their economy to money laundering.
The Vancouver Sun has some instructive articles up about how much money was laundered through our realestate market, how it made its way into all sorts of places in our economy.
In my opinion, Oil is on the way out. Saudi Arabia recently cut production to increase the price to $56 a barrel. that won't be enough to sustain the tar sands. if countries can purchase clean "sweet" oil for $56 a barrel why would they purchase tar which has a high refining cost?
In B.C. our former government started building a dam, Site C. The NDP has continued with it (a bad mistake) because year over year, B.C. is using less and less electricity and it isn't because we aren't using electric cars. Out in surrey, a large Vancouver suburb, with a similar population, there are Tesla's every where. Lower cost to communt and you get to use the HOV lane.
Last week the largest trucking company in the U.S.A. declared bankruptcy. Over 3K drivers were stranded.
Kenny wants to be P.M. and he has chosen to use the dtrump method. Lets not forget some where in the Alberta RCMP some one is still investigating how Kenny because leader of the party. He and dtrump do have a few things in common.
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Thanks - very interesting comments and I will check out the other bloggers for more info. Being right next door in Saskatchewan, and with our own version of a conservative government, I agree that we are also at much greater risk of having these types of policies cripple our economy here too.
In my opinion Kenny wants high unemployment. It might be useful to his future political aspirations. an angry unemployed population, can be more easily managed. (not the U.S.A.)
if Kenny were truly interested in dealing with unemployment all he would have to do is institute a program to clean up all the abandoned oil wells all over the province. He might even get a few dollars, tens of millions, from environment ministry. There are thousands of these "orphan" wells all over the province on private and public property. they do need to have to be dealt with. Alberta did establish a fund at one time to deal with it, but the money, who knows what Kenny and the clan have done with it.
In B.C. they established a program to clean up some of the logged areas to help with unemployment in the north. It may not be much, but its more than Alberta did.
Since the 1980s the figures are, I think, for every full time position, there are 3 spin off jobs in a community so by laying off thousands of health care workers, you can triple that.
I do believe Kenny wants high unemployment so he can blame Ottawa for their woes.
If Alberta lays of thousands of nurses, etc. and Ontario lays of thousands of teachers, it will work for B.C. We have a shortage in both areas. Housing is expensive in Greater Vancouver, but other parts of the province aren't too bad. I understand a there is a real shortage of French language teachers.
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