Thursday, March 23, 2017

--I was surprised at the canny move of the Trudeau in avoiding condemnation for providing targeted money to the oil and gas industry. Instead of directing cash at the orphan well program he gave this money to the Notley to dump there. It's a brilliant move on his part. Whoever advised him to do this should get a raise. I can't complain to him that he is getting taxpayers to pay for the responsibilities of their own pollution. Remember polluter pay? Instead the Trudeau who is far brighter than I expected has dumped the issue into the lap of the Notley. I never expected the Notley to jump for this fly as fast as the lure and line were put into the water but right away-without considering ANY other area of the economy that could use this money she dumps the money into the orphan well program. What the heck? Didn't we make it clear to the politicians that we don't want one red cent going to the billion dollar earning oil and gas industry that could jolly well clean up its own messes? But no sooner than we could say one red cent the Notley abjectly hands over the money to the richest folks in our province as if to say ---look--the NDP folks are even better at grovelling before big oil than the PCs ever were. Boy we made a big mistake hiring this crew. We have two more years of subsidization of both the unions and corporations to go through before we turf them. They have made a big mess that the next political party we hire will have to clean up. I don't see how we can pay for the party that is ongoing without a provincial sales tax that the Wildrose will have to put in now because the NDP folks are overspending for no damn reason while not cutting the public sector. Why should we pay for the public sector party? Why are we to subsidize big oil that is sitting on billions of dollars in assets? Why are we being screwed by the people's party.? Well I guess it is because the elite party of the federal Liberals realized that after the Trudeau's major binge with the Aga Khan at the Bahamas resort on our taxpayer dollar, after the promises not kept, after the loophole for rich folks--they didn't want to enter the not one red cent arena. So they gave the donation to big oil indirectly through the Notley who took not one second to leap for the fly and the line. Gotta admire her. She's the people's representative all right. The people of the oil industry that is.-------Notley says her government will have more details on what will be done with this money in the first half of 2017.---------Premier Rachel Notley says the federal government's decision to give Alberta $30 million to remediate orphan wells is good news for the province. The one-time funding was contained within the federal budget released Wednesday in Ottawa. "This is money we have been strongly advocating for over the past few weeks and months," Notley said. "We will leverage this money to aim more resources at putting Albertans back to work and reclaiming orphan wells."------------Julie Ali Just now · CBC News · Mindboggling that the richest sector in Alberta gets millions of dollars that the Notley is saying that the Liberals targeted to the orphan well program. Well no, actually Ms. Notley did the dirty deed. She is turning over the $30 million dollars to subsidize a program that the oil and gas industry and the AER is supposed to manage. Is this what we expect from the NDPCs? I guess so. They copy the PCs to enrich the oil and gas industry that has billions of dollars in assets and then they try to pawn the decision off on the Liberals. Way to go Ms. Notley! This apple has fallen far from the Grant Notley tree. Shameful. $30M in federal budget for orphan wells welcomed by premier Premier Rachel Notley says the federal government’s decision to give Alberta $30 million to remediate orphan wells is good news. CBC.CA LikeShow more reactionsComment

The orphan well program is not our liability so why is stimulus money being dedicated to this venture?
I guess because the NDPCs are just like the PCs-using public money to pay for the liabilities of big oil.
Welcome to Alberta where whoever we vote for aren't able to do anything in the public interest.
That $30 million for seniors would have gone a long way but what do the people's party care?

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I was surprised at the canny move of the Trudeau in avoiding condemnation for providing targeted money to the oil and gas industry. Instead of directing cash at the orphan well program he gave this money to the Notley to dump there.

It's a brilliant move on his part. Whoever advised him to do this should get a raise. I can't complain to him that he is getting taxpayers to pay for the responsibilities of their own pollution. Remember polluter pay?  Instead the Trudeau who is far brighter than I expected has dumped the issue into the lap of the Notley.

I never expected the Notley to jump for this fly as fast as the lure and line were put into the water but right away-without considering ANY other area of the economy that could use this money she dumps the money into the orphan well program.
What the heck?

Didn't we make it clear to the politicians that we don't want one red cent going to the billion dollar earning oil and gas industry that could jolly well clean up its own messes?

But no sooner than we could say one red cent the Notley abjectly hands over the money to the richest folks in our province as if to say ---look--the NDP folks are even better at grovelling before big oil than the PCs ever were.

Boy we made a big mistake hiring this crew. We have two more years of subsidization of both the unions and corporations to go through before we turf them.

They have made a big mess that the next political party we hire will have to clean up. I don't see how we can pay for the party that is ongoing without a provincial sales tax that the Wildrose will have to put in now because the NDP folks are overspending for no damn reason while not cutting the public sector. Why should we pay for the public sector party? Why are we to subsidize big oil that is sitting on billions of dollars in assets? Why are we being screwed by the people's party.?

Well I guess it is because the elite party of the federal Liberals realized that after the Trudeau's major binge with the Aga Khan at the Bahamas resort on our taxpayer dollar, after the promises not kept, after the loophole for rich folks--they didn't want to enter the not one red cent arena. So they gave the donation to big oil indirectly through the Notley who took not one second to leap for the fly and the line.

Gotta admire her. She's the people's representative all right. The people of the oil industry that is.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/30m-in-federal-budget-for-alberta-orphan-wells-1.4037140

$30M in federal budget for orphan wells welcomed by premier

Notley also pleased with money for First Nations water, child care

By Michelle Bellefontaine, CBC News Posted: Mar 22, 2017 5:25 PM MT Last Updated: Mar 22, 2017 6:19 PM MT
Premier Rachel Notley says $30 million to reclaim orphan wells will help put Albertans back to work.
Premier Rachel Notley says $30 million to reclaim orphan wells will help put Albertans back to work. (CBC )
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Premier Rachel Notley says the federal government's decision to give Alberta $30 million to remediate orphan wells is good news for the province.
The one-time funding was contained within the federal budget released Wednesday in Ottawa.
"This is money we have been strongly advocating for over the past few weeks and months," Notley said.
"We will leverage this money to aim more resources at putting Albertans back to work and reclaiming orphan wells."
A well is considered orphaned when its owner has gone out of business and can't cover the reclamation cost. Improperly cleaned up wells can contaminate the land and water.
There were approximately 1,395 orphaned wells in Alberta at the end of last year, according to Alberta Energy.
Notley says her government will have more details on what will be done with this money in the first half of 2017.
Notley is also pleased the federal government wants to spend $1.1 billion on critical upgrades to Indigenous communities including improvements to drinking water.
The Alberta NDP government is dedicating $100 million over four years to improving water on First Nations reserves.
The Trudeau Liberals wants to end all boil-water orders on Canadian reserves by 2021.
Notley said the $7 billion allocated for child care spaces over 10 years will help her government expand its own program, which is in the pilot stage. She said Alberta should see about $30 to $70 million of that money this year.

'When the rubber actually hits the road'

Notley was asked about the Saskatchewan budget, which saw the government raise the provincial sales tax by one per cent and cut the money set aside for public sector wages by 3.5 per cent.
Premier Brad Wall's government is also making cuts to post-secondary funding, libraries, and education.
Saskatchewan's provincial sales tax now also applies to children's clothing, construction services and restaurant meals.
Notley said her government chose to invest in public services and avoid salary cuts that take money out of the economy.
"When the opposition tells us that we can balance the budget and not make any changes to public services and not raise taxes, what we've said all along is that is simply not true," she said.
"What we see in Saskatchewan is what happens when the rubber actually hits the road."
Notley said she stands by her oft-repeated statement that her government will not introduce a PST in this mandate.
"That's just not the kind of significant shift that I believe one would make without being pretty clear with voters that you're going that road," she said.


Mindboggling that the richest sector in Alberta gets millions of dollars that the Notley is saying that the Liberals targeted to the orphan well program.
Well no, actually Ms. Notley did the dirty deed.


She is turning over the $30 million dollars to subsidize a program that the oil and gas industry and the AER is supposed to manage.
Is this what we expect from the NDPCs?
I guess so.
They copy the PCs to enrich the oil and gas industry that has billions of dollars in assets and then they try to pawn the decision off on the Liberals.
Way to go Ms. Notley!
This apple has fallen far from the Grant Notley tree.
Shameful.


Premier Rachel Notley says the federal government’s decision to give Alberta $30 million to remediate orphan wells is good news.
CBC.CA

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