Friday, May 11, 2012

So Nanny Redford Finally Vows to Defend the Oil Sands.

Days ago Premier Brad Wall came out swinging at Thomas Mulcair who slammed the oil sands in a CBC weekend interview referring to the oilsands as,"Dutch disease."  A couple days ago I asked where was Premier Alison Redford on this. Well she's finally decided to crawl out from underneath her rock.   
“I expect that we’re probably in for a bit of a crazy summer,” Redford said before discussing Mulcair’s comments.
“I always think it’s better for people to comment once they have the information than before they do.”
The premier said she will spend her time expanding provincial markets while making the case to the United States that Alberta’s energy sector is the most “secure, responsible and environmentally conscious supplier, and always will be.”
 The premier talked about her Canadian energy strategy, still broadly defined as having the provinces work together to take advantage of the country’s national resources, saying the country can manage the impact of major projects “to ensure that Canada remains beautiful.”
“And we’ll do it without compromising provincial sovereignty,” she said.
 Not quite as forceful as Brad Walls response.
 The comment drew the ire of several western politicians, including Wall, who tweeted Monday: "If Thomas Mulcair thinks a strong resource sector is a 'disease,' what is his 'cure'? Higher resource taxes? NDP needs to explain", and; "Resources have been the cure not the problem, NDP."
 So she now vows to defend our oil sands. Huh uh, just like she vowed to call a full public inquiry into doctor intimidation. Instead the inquiry is only investigating cue jumping. And yuh, just like she supported the boycott on Chiquita bananas too. . She's mealy mouthed and flip flops on everything.

 BTW, anyone have any clue what she means by "Canadian energy strategy?"


  1. All progressive weasel talk, all progressive action.

    I bet it took her this long to weaselize a response because someone had to tap her on the shoulder.

  2. TOO LATE; WAY TO LATE for Redford to suddenly take notice far less show any reaction to Mulclair's vile description of our Oilsands.
    Brad Wall spoke against moment Mulclair chastised our oilsands and to Dalton that ass who build his province to a HAVE NOT province and very deep in debt and who blamed Alberta's oilsand for his own doing.

  3. One other thing about Mulclair's complete lack of economic common sense no-one seems to have yet mentioned. His comment about visiting Disneyland. It's his beer and popcorn moment for sure. By seeking to devalue the Canadian dollar he devalues the labour and savings of ALL Canadians. Think about it. If you make 50,000 a year or so now you make 50,000/yr. Under Mulclair's brilliant plan, knock 30-40 percent off that due to the devaluation. Lookie, now you make 30-33,000 per year in reality. Nice little haircut, huh? And it aint about going to Disneyland. When buying gas for example, a commodity priced in US dollars, that 30-40 percent decrease in buying power will cause gas prices to skyrocket. Taxes taken in on a low dollar means paying off debt to international debt holders will cost more. Harper and the oil industry has, infact increased the wealth of everyone including the government by keeping the dollar high. Seriously, Mulclair has to be the most economically challenged idiot in the land.

  4. In my opinion, Redford is honouring her Liberal masters. She makes absolutely NO mention of any pipeline to overseas markets, just a continuing promise to send low cost oil to the U.S. (this falls in line with the eco-funded groups who boycott for U.S. and Saudi markets, not the environment). I wonder what's in it for her to support a west-east transfer of oil to Ontario --look out for new carbon taxes, Alberta! By the way, I do support replacing the east's OPEC oil with our own.

  5. "Canadian energy strategy"... translation... Using Albertas money and resources to continue funding the near bankrupt socialist States of Ontario and most especially, Quebec. Wealth transfers from the productive to the non productive. I still can't believe Albertans put that sniveling Red hag in charge... demoralizing to say the least.

  6. Now if only Quebec would get their collective socialist head out of the sand and start drilling for their own resources. Then they'd be contributors to equalization and we'd all be better off, right...? Or is it really more like they don't want to be contributors? Odds are if they ever did start a resource industry they'd fight tooth-and-nail to keep all theirs and eq payments too.


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