The Disaffected Lib: Speaking Truth to Powerful Fools

She’s the bain of the Oil Patch and every greasy, dishonest petro-pol in Canada, Justin Trudeau and Rachel Notley very much included. Robyn Allan is a force to be reckoned with. She’s had a distinguished career as an economist. She has been President and CEO of the Insurance Corp of British Columbia, VP-Finance of Parklane ...

The Disaffected Lib: National Observer Slams Canada’s Business Writers for Media Malpractice

…it is not the media’s job to assume that opinions without evidence are equal in worth to opinions which are fact-based. Or to assume that the scale and decibel level coming from oilsands advocates is proof of their cause. A noise meter is not evidence. Or to assume that the voices of opposition should be ...

The Disaffected Lib: What We Need to See For Starters

Even double hulled ships can founder in many ways. Their hulls can still be pierced by rocky projections, especially if they’re battered against those rocks repeatedly in stormy seas. They can lose steerage. It does happen. They can suffer engine failure at a critical moment. Fires always pose a problem given that tankers are full ...

The Disaffected Lib: At Last, An Ally. Merci, Quebec.

Let’s hit bully boy Justin where it hurts, in his home province of Quebec, where the government has come out swinging in support of British Columbia. The first and, to date, only province that has rallied to our side. Quebec politicians are speaking out against Ottawa’s intention to override British Columbia in its opposition to ...

The Disaffected Lib: And the Arsehole of the Day Award Goes to – Deron Bilous

He’s Rachel Notley’s minister of economic development and trade, “Bilious Daren” Bilous. Minister Bilous wins the Arsehole of the Day Award for referring to his fellow NDP legislators in British Columbia as “a bunch of shitheads” during a meeting with municipal politicians in Edmonton. Bilous says he ought to have used “more diplomatic” language. Actually, ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Layin’ Pipe

Wanda's having relationship troubles…because she's just not that into #pipelines:https://t.co/V8ppUMFnTd RT if you can identify with Wanda. #StopKM #NotPipelines#cdnpoli #bcpoli #WaterIsLife #NoMeansNo pic.twitter.com/1zCvBAA1Sf — Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) February 15, 2018 From reality:Are you sure this wasn't speaking to the #WaterProtectors, and a CC to your email?A pipeline is expedient, and not correct if we hope ...

The Disaffected Lib: Great. Now Notley Imagines She’s Speaking for All Canadians. You Too?

Rachel Notley is taking to the interwebs in her war with British Columbia. If it’s war B.C. wants, it’s war she’ll get. Now the Alberta premier, speaking for Alberta and all Canadians (including you, I guess) is going to expose the recalcitrant coastal curmudgeons, damned hippies and geriatric draft dodgers,  as never before. Speaking to ...

The Disaffected Lib: Setting the Record Straight on Trudeau, Notley, Bitumen, and Our Future.

What’s the difference between all-out nuclear war and catastrophic climate change? So far we haven’t been stupid enough to resort to all-out nuclear war. Both of them can end civilization, indeed most life on Earth. The way we’re going it’s unclear which will get the job done first. Canada, of course, doesn’t field a nuclear ...

Ken Chapman: What Do We Do Now?

The Political Paradox that is Alberta The political paradox for Alberta is that, while we have had majority governments since 1971 we have had unstable governance since about 2004.  In that election year Ralph Klein kept a majority government but was loosing popular support.  He gave up 12 seats that election, mostly in the Edmonton ...

The Disaffected Lib: $2,000,000,000.00 – Now There’s a Figure That Grabs Your Attention.

Two trillion dollars. I’m guessing that, even for you, that’s a lot of money. It’s the estimated liability of Alberta’s five largest energy producers according to the Parkland Institute, a think tank at the University of Alberta. “The Big Five need to start publicly disclosing their emissions modelling for the sake of transparency and accountability,” ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Look At Who They Leap

“Scientists Warn of Perilous Climate Shift Within Decades, Not Centuries” – NYT What are we going to do about it? Let’s pillory the people with the only plan capable of decarbonizing the economy in time, says Canadian MainStream[Corporate]Media. “Naomi Klein and the usual cadre of left-wing reliables want the NDP to ..” – National Post ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Why Did Obama Kill the #KXL Pipeline?

Everything in this article isn’t perfect, but these parts are: Alberta’s problem is twofold: Its oilsands have been buried by fracked American oil that is both higher-value and cheaper to produce, while longer-term they face marginalization in a world committed to weaning itself off carbon. So another pipeline isn’t needed; oilsands production won’t be expanding ...

Left Over: A New Deal for Alberta?

Oilpatch worker urges Justin Trudeau to help Alberta in widely shared Facebook post ‘Please start helping our own people through these tough times’ By Andrea Huncar, CBC News Posted: Jan 15, 2016 3:21 PM MT Last Updated: Jan 15, 2016 3:39 PM MT Could someone please explain to me why it is that Rachel Notley hasn’t ...

A. Picazo: As Some Fight To “Take Alberta Back,” Others Work To Move It Forward

In 1954, when the U.S. Senate voted to censure Wisconsin Republican Joseph R. McCarthy, a man whose motivations were deemed “evil and unmatched in malice,” it closed the book on a particularly shameful chapter of American politics; One marked by relentless character assassinations, vicious demagoguery, and incessant partisan witch hunts. The extent to which the ...

atypicalalbertan: RACHEL NOTLEY’S CABINET

NDP Caucus 2012-15, credit: rabble.ca Later today at a public celebration on the legislature grounds, Alberta’s new NDP government will be sworn in. With a large number of inexperienced MLAs elected, many are suggesting that the NDP doesn’t have a strong group for cabinet. The announcement earlier this week that the cabinet would only have ...

atypicalalbertan.ca: Rachel Notley’s Cabinet

Later today at a public celebration on the legislature grounds, Alberta’s new NDP government will be sworn in. With a large number of inexperienced MLAs elected, many are suggesting that the NDP doesn’t have a strong group for cabinet. The announcement earlier this week that the cabinet would only have 12 people, including Notley, served ...