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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:09 pm
 


Noticed that with Kenney, day of the Supreme Court's carbon ruling he's on CTV news with about it 'favouring Quebec at the expense of Alberta" same old same old instead of doing dick shit.
Like okay we were wrong, let's make a designed in Alberta Carbon Tax that helps Albertans.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:01 pm
 


It's endlessly ironic around these parts that Kenney's going to have to re-instate two things he absolutely detests. The first being oil-by-rail due to the Keystone defeat and the second being the carbon tax on fuels due to the court defeat. And both of them were NDP policies he got rid of in his first day in office. That AB would be far ahead right now if he'd left both alone instead of charging at windmills on the back of his donkey is probably something that still entirely eludes him.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:16 pm
 


herbie herbie:
Like okay we were wrong, let's make a designed in Alberta Carbon Tax that helps Albertans.


That's the irony. We had a working Carbon Levy, and the first thing he did was cancel it because partisanship.

He didn't repeal it though. The system is still in place, he could just lift the 'hold' order and continue it as before.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:18 pm
 


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And both of them were NDP policies he got rid of in his first day in office.


No, the Carbon Levy was actually started by Ralph Klein. 8O Every Premier since has increased it, just Notley expanded it to cover more than just a couple token hydrocarbons.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:35 pm
 


Most of the major O&G industry associations in North America have long since come to accept the necessity of some kind of carbon plan, whether it be a levy, tax, or cap/trade scheme. The most recent one to join up was the American Petroleum Institute, which is about as big a group as it can get. And CAPP has long since been on side, as shown in the Notley days when industry protests against any increased levy/tax was minimal at best. So Kenney went into battle against any sort of carbon regulation for what reason then? Why, at all, when the biggest players in the business are all on side because they now all acknowledge it to be a necessity in order to keep investment money coming to them?

Going against the grain, the way Alberta used to do, is still edgy and cool and makes you stand out among the crowd. Swimming against the tide though is an entirely different thing altogether. It's a fight no one wins and in the end only gets you drowned. And from what's been put on display in this province since the last election is that Kenney and the UCP aren't very good swimmers at all.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:50 am
 


At this point, I don't know why Kenney does anything. If there is a smart, fiscally or economically responsible way to do something, he will do the opposite and blame Trudeau.

The only reason I can guess, is 'because partisanship'.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:46 pm
 


It's like living with a stand up comedian who's quite literally always on. Except in this case Alberta's stuck with a comedian who really sucks and isn't funny in the slightest.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:52 pm
 


It's like when Alberta oil refined and sold in BC goes up 30c/L overnight and the next morning the Tory shills are on all the talk shows claiming it's the carbon tax (which didn't change) ebery time that created 100% of the opposition to one.
Even the NIMBY morons in VAncouver that forced closure of all the refineries so they have to import their gas from the USA do exactly that.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:34 am
 


See, now here is another example.

Alberta government caps compensation for more than 400 post-secondary executives

Kenney has been targeting wages, and post secondary wages especially. Doctors, nurses, AISH recipients, all these people account for a tiny fraction of the provincial budget. But it's been war on them since he was elected.

So they say they keep MLA and Deputy Minister salaries high 'to attract the best', but Doctors . . . well, they are a burden on the healthcare system. College and Universities, he seems to not realize, generate what are called 'taxpayers'. Ones that pay the majority of taxes in this province.

So he's shortchanging the smaller cost, in order to sacrifice the long term higher income. How does that make any sense? [huh]


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:49 am
 


Thanos Thanos:
Most of the major O&G industry associations in North America have long since come to accept the necessity of some kind of carbon plan, whether it be a levy, tax, or cap/trade scheme. The most recent one to join up was the American Petroleum Institute, which is about as big a group as it can get. And CAPP has long since been on side, as shown in the Notley days when industry protests against any increased levy/tax was minimal at best. So Kenney went into battle against any sort of carbon regulation for what reason then? Why, at all, when the biggest players in the business are all on side because they now all acknowledge it to be a necessity in order to keep investment money coming to them?

Going against the grain, the way Alberta used to do, is still edgy and cool and makes you stand out among the crowd. Swimming against the tide though is an entirely different thing altogether. It's a fight no one wins and in the end only gets you drowned. And from what's been put on display in this province since the last election is that Kenney and the UCP aren't very good swimmers at all.


One big reason Kenney killed the carbon levy was because so many rural Albertans were against it. For a lot of farmers and rural dwellers, it was a very considerable expense that the rebate didn't come close to covering. My brother-in-law owns a small farm and was paying thousands of dollars a year on it because his home was heated by propane, he used huge amounts of diesel for his tractor, nevermind his pick-up and the usual costs us city folk had.

It's pretty tough to swallow an additional $3,000 to $4,000 in taxes for no appreciable gain, especially when small farms like his barely eke out a living. In a good year, he makes $40,000 for six to seven months of 16 hour days. I didn't have much issue paying the tax, but my costs were maybe a quarter what my BIL had.

We need something like that to curb emissions, but the CT here did punish a lot of people for feeding the rest of us. I honestly think that farmers should have gotten much larger rebates to make it palatable, but the focus of the NDP and their policies was on the working poor in the cities (their base), not all poor folks across the province.

The same can be said for the NDP raising the minimum wage, bringing in WCB rules for farm workers and a few other policies. Yes, these were things that needed to be done, but they were rammed down the throats of rural Albertans with no real consultation (see Bill 6 backlash) in a rush to feed the urban NDP base. That's why the conservatives so consistently mop the floor with progressives in this rural parts of the province. For someone from a rural community, I think it's fair to say that Notley forgot her roots and was almost as partisan in feeding her base as Kenney is.

Alberta can keep going against the grain, but we need to be smart about it, like Peter Lougheed was. If Kenney had 1/10 the brains Lougheed had, Alberta wouldn't be in the pickle it is today.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:11 am
 


And again, today:

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Alberta unveils new draft K-6 curriculum

Unlike the previously proposed curriculum, which was constructed to teach students concepts, the government is now adopting a philosophy that there is a common cache of knowledge every child should know, and which should be taught in chronological order.

It is an approach that curriculum experts have previously panned as outdated and with no basis in modern research.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton ... -1.5968354

We are going to screw over the next generation of taxpayers, who will only need to be employed in the Service Economy, because Partisanship.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:09 am
 


I look forward to the day when the UCP doesn't do anything to piss me off.


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Union group says documents show Alberta government prioritized Cargill plant operation over worker safety

Internal Alberta Agriculture documents show the UCP government and health officials prioritized the continued operation of the Cargill meat-packing plant over worker safety even as infection rates skyrocketed, a union group and an academic expert say.

The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) obtained hundreds of pages of documents through freedom of information. CBC News also obtained an audio recording of an April 18, 2020 town hall meeting between government officials and Cargill workers.

The documents include correspondence involving senior health officials, including chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw, and emails from Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshen's office, which critics say advanced a narrative that minimized the risk of infection within the Cargill plant.

"If you look at this evidence in its totality, it is clear that keeping the plant open is more important than worker safety," said Sean Tucker, a University of Regina professor of occupational health and safety, who reviewed the documents.

"I think there is enough evidence to show that there was a regulatory breakdown in the case of Cargill's High River, Alberta plant, that people knew about problems but were not empowered to share them with workers."


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton ... -1.5968428


I've done that work. It's hard enough without the workers being the person in the red shirt who beams down with Kirk.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:22 am
 


DrCaleb DrCaleb:
And again, today:

$1:
Alberta unveils new draft K-6 curriculum

Unlike the previously proposed curriculum, which was constructed to teach students concepts, the government is now adopting a philosophy that there is a common cache of knowledge every child should know, and which should be taught in chronological order.

It is an approach that curriculum experts have previously panned as outdated and with no basis in modern research.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton ... -1.5968354

We are going to screw over the next generation of taxpayers, who will only need to be employed in the Service Economy, because Partisanship.


This is incredibly apt when it comes to the UCP:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:15 pm
 


Contrary to the prevailing winds of total disaster that have blown through the Calgary area for over six years now, some majorly good news occurs for a change. Huge new HBO series based on The Last Of Us video game to be shot in Calgary and the surrounding area. Lots of celeb sitings to occur for happy locals! [cheer]

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ ... -1.5957833

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HBO's adaptation of the hit video game series The Last of Us will begin production in Calgary this July, according to the Director's Guild of Canada.

The guild lists The Last of Us — which will star Pedro Pascal of The Mandalorian and Bella Ramsey of Game of Thrones — as starting production in the province on July 5, and wrapping up on June 8, 2022.

Calgary's union for film and stage technicians, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE 212), also lists the series as being scheduled for production this July.

Craig Mazin, who created HBO's acclaimed Chernobyl series, is set to write and executive produce the series along with Neil Druckmann, who directed the video game series.

The Last of Us takes place in a post-apocalyptic world 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed.

According to HBO, the story focuses on Joel, a hardened survivor, who is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of an "oppressive quarantine zone."

What starts as a small job transforms into a "brutal, heartbreaking journey" as they traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival, the network said in a release.

Pedro Pascal, who played Oberyn Martell on the HBO series Game of Thrones and headlines the Disney Plus show The Mandalorian, will star as Joel. Bella Ramsey, who played Lyanna Mormont on Game of Thrones, will star as Ellie.


The Lady of Bear Island approves! :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:49 am
 


bootlegga bootlegga:
DrCaleb DrCaleb:
And again, today:

$1:
Alberta unveils new draft K-6 curriculum

Unlike the previously proposed curriculum, which was constructed to teach students concepts, the government is now adopting a philosophy that there is a common cache of knowledge every child should know, and which should be taught in chronological order.

It is an approach that curriculum experts have previously panned as outdated and with no basis in modern research.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton ... -1.5968354

We are going to screw over the next generation of taxpayers, who will only need to be employed in the Service Economy, because Partisanship.


This is incredibly apt when it comes to the UCP:


Indeed.


And now some backlash:

Proposed Alberta curriculum baffles parents, sparks protests

Some people are worried that learning about things by rote may not give children the critical thinking skills they need for the future. Things that make you go . . .hmmmm.


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