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33 minutes ago, rebusrankin said:

I did read the report. Also read a ton of criticism of it and questions about its legality. As for the comparison to China, you don't think that the government decided who gets to be the media and what can be reported isn't like China? You don't think that the Liberals get easier treatment from the media especially after they gave them 600 million?

Clearly, you didn't read it. Had you done so, you wouldn't have made such outlandish remarks followed up with such ignorant questions. None of that **** in bold is even remotely accurate. The government doesn't get to decide who "gets to be the media" or what can or cannot be reported. The government also didn't just cut a cheque for $600M and give to the media outlets of their choice. It's a tax relief and incentive-based package spread out over six years to support journalism in Canada - an industry that's struggled in recent years.

Seriously, what's the point of chiming in if you can't even be bothered to present actual evidence or credible sources to support your claims and hyperbole?

And then you go edit your entire reply after putting your foot in your mouth. Well done.

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27 minutes ago, blue_gold_84 said:

Clearly, you didn't read it. Had you done so, you wouldn't have made such outlandish remarks followed up with such ignorant questions. None of that **** in bold is even remotely accurate. The government doesn't get to decide who "gets to be the media" or what can or cannot be reported. The government also didn't just cut a cheque for $600M and give to the media outlets of their choice. It's a tax relief and incentive-based package spread out over six years to support journalism in Canada - an industry that's struggled in recent years.

Seriously, what's the point of chiming in if you can't even be bothered to present actual evidence or credible sources to support your claims and hyperbole?

And then you go edit your entire reply after putting your foot in your mouth. Well done.

I'm going to delete what I posted because I went over a line.

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https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/pipeline-protesters-need-to-check-their-privilege-conservative-leader-says-1.4812204

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Andrew Scheer said pipeline protesters standing in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs need to "check their privilege" and stand down.

Oh, the ******* irony.

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Conservative party ... fiscal responsibility, and open government!

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Senior Conservatives seething over Conservative Fund’s refusal to share Scheer’s $700,000 over-budget expense details with national council

https://www.hilltimes.com/2020/02/17/senior-conservatives-seething-over-conservative-funds-refusal-to-share-scheers-700000-overbudget-expense-details-with-the-national-council/235761?fbclid=IwAR3rMVE9s0A56kAL5xBNCU1vsJtqsrjCC-13_DwtfjXxCtt7CSyE1grOwEI

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While clearly a reasonable percentage of CPC revenues must be delegated for their leader's legitimate expenses, allowing Scheer to blow $2500 a day - nearly five times the spending of a typical fiscal year - is a rank BETRAYAL of CPC donors' expectation that an executive claiming it represents The Party of Fiscal Responsibility™, would manage their supporters' money both prudently and responsibly. Instead, the executive allowed Mr. Scheer to blow it like an Alberta cowboy in a whorehouse, fresh off a three month cattle drive.

 

 

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Posted this in the global warming thread but this is the more appropriate location.

Michelle Rempel Garner has drawn a  line in the sand with "The Buffalo Declaration".  

 

https://buffalodeclaration.com/

If you actually read this document it comes off as if it was written by a table full of disgruntled farmers sitting in a coffee shop bitching endlessly about every perceived grievance Alberta has ever had against Canada, whether based on reality,  fact, or not.  It's nothing but emotional garbage, surprised 4 MP's actually put their signatures on it.

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More like the buffalo defecation. This RedNexit garbage needs to end.

It's always the losers who whine about the system being broken. Weird how everything seemed fine prior to Oct. 2015... And no, Michelle, what's irresponsible is to make up a narrative that doesn't exist it and then pass it off as fact in some attempt to bolster your blind, delusional supporters who lack not only the ability to think rationally but to look inward and see what needs to change. This claim Ottawa is responsible for the west's hardships is utter bullshit.

Not surprising to see she's no better than her scummy counterpart currently running Alberta, pointing fingers and lying through teeth while conveniently ignoring facts. Her track record speaks for itself. At least she's got "good" hair, though.

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When the Pallister government isn't busy breaking something, they're doing ..... not much.

Tories slow to tap federal cash

Three years in, Manitoba has accessed nine per cent of carbon-tax funds

OTTAWA — Manitoba has only tapped a tenth of its federal carbon-retrofit cash, leaving two approved projects unannounced for eight months.

The Low Carbon Economy Fund is meant to help provinces and companies reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, but it’s also been a flashpoint between Ottawa and Broadway.

 
The $1.4-billion "leadership" portion of the fund is meant to reward provinces and territories for adhering to a 2016 set of policies on climate change, and to help pay for those commitments.

In December 2017, officials leaked a letter showing that Manitoba would lose out on its LCEF cash if it didn’t endorse the deal.

The Pallister government signed on two months later, after it secured a guarantee the funding didn’t require adhering to the federal carbon tax.

The Liberals hinted at changing their minds in October 2018, when Premier Brian Pallister cancelled his own carbon tax, but have since guaranteed the funding will flow to Manitoba.

A month later, former Environment Minister Catherine McKenna bemoaned the province’s delay in submitting LCEF funding proposals.

 

According to a June 2019 briefing note, McKenna approved three projects for Manitoba. The details and amounts involved are censored under access-to-information laws.

In the eight months since that sign-off, only one of the three Manitoba projects has been announced, a $5.9-million efficient-trucking program that amounts to nine per cent of the province’s $66.7-million allocation.

Three provinces and territories have not accessed their LCEF funding. Among the 10 who have, Manitoba has picked up the least of its share. Those jurisdictions on average have accessed 73 per cent of their funding.

 

The office of Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard declined an interview request last week, and would not explain the hold-up.

Instead, a spokeswoman said Manitoba has submitted five project applications to Ottawa so far.

"A number of projects are being negotiated, or finalized," wrote Olivia Billson.

"It would not be appropriate to comment further on ongoing negotiations until the projects and the funding agreements are finalized."

A federal cabinet sign-off is generally the last step for funding programs, as bureaucrats have already assessed projects and confirmed provincial cost-sharing by the time it reaches that point.

Guillemard’s predecessor, Rochelle Squires, said in November 2018 that her government plans to use the LCEF cash for electrifying vehicles, diverting organic waste from landfills and displacing propane as a heating source in the northern town of Churchill.

 

The Pallister government has bristled at suggestions it’s been slow to access federal cash on everything from gang prevention to infrastructure projects.

Before repealing his own carbon tax, Pallister called for a higher levy than the federal benchmark, in order to bring down emissions faster. The Manitoba Climate and Green Plan also calls for expediting funding applications for industries the LCEF is meant to support.

The Pallister and Trudeau governments have exchanged accusations that the other is playing politics with climate change, instead of focusing on measures to reduce carbon.

The premier has argued Manitoba is among the greenest provinces in Canada, and pledged this past week that his spring budget will focus on environmental initiatives.

The LCEF funding could be used to boost those spending numbers.

 

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/tories-slow-to-tap-federal-cash-568129702.html

 

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Alberta government took six months and refused at least two freedom of information requests to release alarming climate report.

"Alberta will warm faster than the rest of the planet because of human activity, causing a range of profound impacts on the province’s economy, infrastructure and public health, says a new report, prepared by climate scientists and published on a provincial government website.

 

“Projected changes will profoundly impact Alberta’s natural environment, and have the potential to affect the province’s agriculture, infrastructure, and natural resources, as well as the health and welfare of its inhabitants,” said the report, co-authored by Canadian climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe and postdoctoral research fellow Anne Stoner from Texas Tech University.

The projections from the report, entitled Alberta’s Climate Future, are similar to projections for other parts of Canada that are warming faster than the rest of the world.

Premier Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party government released the report more than six months after it received the final draft, leading some critics, such as former NDP environment minister Shannon Phillips who had commissioned the report, to suggest her successor tried to bury it."

https://globalnews.ca/news/6600989/alberta-buried-climate-report/

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1 hour ago, Wideleft said:

Alberta government took six months and refused at least two freedom of information requests to release alarming climate report.

"Alberta will warm faster than the rest of the planet because of human activity, causing a range of profound impacts on the province’s economy, infrastructure and public health, says a new report, prepared by climate scientists and published on a provincial government website.

 

“Projected changes will profoundly impact Alberta’s natural environment, and have the potential to affect the province’s agriculture, infrastructure, and natural resources, as well as the health and welfare of its inhabitants,” said the report, co-authored by Canadian climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe and postdoctoral research fellow Anne Stoner from Texas Tech University.

The projections from the report, entitled Alberta’s Climate Future, are similar to projections for other parts of Canada that are warming faster than the rest of the world.

Premier Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party government released the report more than six months after it received the final draft, leading some critics, such as former NDP environment minister Shannon Phillips who had commissioned the report, to suggest her successor tried to bury it."

https://globalnews.ca/news/6600989/alberta-buried-climate-report/

No surprise, AB. produces more than 3 times the national average of 19.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide per capita and claims they shouldn't have to pay anything for the right to do so.   How about we change the dialogue and just call it pollution, which it is.

"According to the 2019 World Population Review, at 62.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) in Alberta more than doubles the emissions of Saudi Arabia at 16.85 tonnes per person. By contrast, Australia had 15.83 and the United States had 15.53.

In 2017, the government of Canada listed Alberta’s emissions per capita as the second highest among the provinces  – more than three times the national average of 19.4 tonnes per capita. Its most recent data showed Alberta accounted for nearly 40 per cent of Canada’s total greenhouse gas emissions."

https://globalnews.ca/news/6138838/wexit-alberta-leader-emissions/

Alberta demands to be removed from federal carbon tax in wake of court decision.teck_frontier_mine_20200224.jpg?quality=

"Not us."

 

 

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1 hour ago, wanna-b-fanboy said:

How in the hell did he get voted in in the first place? He's a snake oil salesman crossed with a petulant 7 year old "Not me me".

People actually believed that the NDP were the ones who made the oil and gas jobs leave. 

Jokes on them, Kenney and his assholes are worse job creators than Rachel Notley was. But hey the cronies are getting more cash in their pockets so mission accomplished. 

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