Communist Occupied Alberta to introduce economy-wide carbon tax in 2017

Alberta’s NDP government is imposing new curbs on emissions from the oil sands and establishing an economy-wide carbon tax in a sweeping new plan aimed at showing it is serious about fighting climate change.

The long-awaited strategy, which comes days before world leaders meet in Paris for a major climate summit, also includes a phase-out of coal-fired power generation in the next 15 years, a 10-year plan to nearly halve methane emissions, as well as incentives for renewable energy.

h/t Xavier

  • Shebel

    So—Whom is going to send money to Quebec when all of Canada is just a mish mash of ‘have not’ Provinces?

    • Surele Surele

      You just beat me to it.

    • Denis

      Saskatchewan unfortunately! unfortunately because that is where I live!

  • Shebel

    Nice necklace.

    • Xavier

      Cultural appropriation from the abos.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      What kind of spunk is that?

      • Bruised Orange

        unicorn

  • Hard Little Machine

    Why not outlaw everything invented in the last 300 years?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      because we’d be sand niggers if we did

    • Alain

      I think that is in the plans.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Double digit unemployment rate coming soon to an Alberta town near you.

  • Sparrow

    Notley fellates Maurice Strong and the UN Climate change panel. What
    else is there to do for a female communist? Her useful idiocy is
    bringing the Canadian economy down.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    ‘next 15 years, a 10-year plan to nearly halve methane emissions’
    This is silly.
    They won’t be in power in four years.

    • canminuteman

      The liberals are still in power in Ontario…

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        That’s not what I meant.
        The Ndippy in Alberta know they won’t last past four years.
        A hundred thousand breadwinners out of work by the end of the year will see to that.

        • Alain

          Normally I would agree, but being still in shock that Canadians also just gave a majority to the most juvenile and incompetent group in our history at the federal level, I no longer the unthinkable is impossible.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            My Granddad said that if you can’t listen then you have to feel.

          • mobuyus

            That’s so true I often tried to listen to a pair of breasts but gave up and just had to feel them.

        • Will Quest

          Ndippy i like that ……
          I call them NDPee-ers !

  • BillyHW

    Rachel Notley is a filthy disgusting whore.

    • El Martyachi

      Hey, easy on the filthy disgusting whores.

  • Shebel

    Rachel must have been pretty cute when she was young.
    She has a very nice smile.

    • mobuyus

      Looks like she’s trying to polish a turd in her mouth.

    • ntt1

      so do crocodiles

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Cute doesn’t fix stupid unless you are the Premier of BC.

  • Maggat

    This asshat has been taking lessons from her counterpart in Ont. Ms Wyndbag.

  • TJ

    In 4 years when either the Wildrose or the Conservatives get back in power in Alberta and at the Federal level, leaving the NDP and the Liberals with 2 seats they need to go full hog in the first 90 days so far right nothing is left untouched. That is what the left is doing. Brian Lilly was right on this. The left goes fast and hard left when they get power the right goes slow and nibbles and get nothing done.

    • Alain

      I hope you are right about no second term.

      • TJ

        They are acting as they know they will not get a second term. The whole reason why the NDP won was a protest vote not some sudden change to want socialism and a carbon tax. We would have premier Danielle Smith as a protest vote if she did not jump ship.

        • V10_Rob

          Right-wing (well, right-wing and pseudo-right-wing) vote split let the NDP surge up the middle. We can quibble about what-ifs and percentages, but napkin math bears it out.

          Day after the election, I foresaw two scenarios:

          The first was that the NDP would play it cool, dial back some of their crazies, try to genuinely govern responsibly from a center-left position (which wouldn’t be too different from the AB Tories, really). Toss some bones to their base, but also do things that’d get those uncouth rednecks’ grudging respect (a balanced budget by the end of their mandate wouldn’t be impossible, and would stand in stark contrast to the ‘fiscally responsible’ Tories they turfed). The goal would be to prove to Albertans they weren’t communists with loony agendas, and make voting for them in future elections less scary, maybe even start a multi-decade dynasty that Alberta is prone to.

          The second was that they’d go full throttle to the left. Maybe it’d be out of the deluded belief that Albertans really did vote FOR the NDP’s hair brained schemes (and not AGAINST the Tory arrogance and corruption). Or maybe they’d make the honest self-evaluation that this was indeed an electoral fluke and they better get while the gettings good. Either way, they’d pursue a political scorched-earth policy to ram through as much as they could and trust bureaucratic inertia to preserve the gains.

          I’m disappointed but not terribly surprised that they seem to be taking the later path (the former involves too much hard work, of course).

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Considering her lack of judgement I think Notley is an improvement.

  • Exile1981

    Ok hete is my thoughts on the plan.

    1) The phase out of coal plants by 2030 is not horrible as that is when most of them will have reached end of life.

    2) The 3 big oil sands companies endorsed the plan because it caps current oil sands emissions at 100 mil tons of which 80 is used currently. Those 3 big companies have projects pre-approved that will use up the remaining 20. So the plan stops any new competitors getting into the oil sands.

    3) The new tax will equal about 5 cents a liter. So that’s about $5 a fill for me or about a grand a year.

    • mauser 98

      nothing wrong with coal in new clean burning generators
      nothing wrong with carbon , world needs oil
      the whole argument is based on global warming hoax

      …crude oil tanker backlog in Houston reaches an almost unprecedented 39
      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-12/something-very-strange-taking-place-coast-galveston
      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-10-28/crude-tipping-point-arrives-china-runs-out-space-store-oil

      • Exile1981

        I’m seeing more and more friends suddenly layed off. Clients cancelling projects and business so far down I’m thinking of moving to sask.

        • mauser 98

          wait till the Ottawa sonofawhore , the Teflon Dyke , Notley get back from Gay Paree Warming Orgy… whack of new taxes

          “The Baltic Dry Index, which measures the price of shipping the world’s major commodities, just touched an astonishing new low”

          http://uk.businessinsider.com/baltic-dry-index-hitting-record-lows-2015-11

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            That’s an awesome picture.

      • Exile1981

        From a technical point of view a natural gas plant is easier to run and build than a coal plant.

        From a maintenanxe view the coal plant is less likely to have a catostrophic failure but a gas plant takes less maintenance.

        • mauser 98

          we got lotsa both…. safe clean economical
          this country should not be one dime in debt

          • Exile1981

            Normally you would pick the one you have a local fuel supply for. In Alberta we have lots of coal and natural gas, so we could go either way.

          • SDMatt

            “I #fast for the climate?”

            Apparently not enough.

          • mauser 98

            sorta like Ontario Chief Teresa Spence hunger strike
            its for global warming!

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Hey guys, I’m subsisting on broth that I have poured over the surf and turf I ordered in from The Keg.
            They have the best horseradish.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            And it took Rita McNeil ten years to die from flesh eating disease.

  • simus1

    When NDP politicians knowingly participate a scam to steal money when there is plenty of good evidence that it is a scam, jail time for them is mandatory.

  • Exile1981

    At what point is this sort of activity actual treason against the people of Alberta? At what point can we try her for crimes against Albertans?

    • mobuyus

      As soon as you have her in some sort of custody. Then she can be given a fair trial be taken out back and shot.

    • G

      Never, in Canada there is no such thing as treason.
      —Start a political party whose sole goal is separation? Hell, you’ll not only be elected but you will wind up as the leader of the opposition (Lucien Bouchard) with the blessing of the Progressive Conservative Party.

      —Kill a soldier of an ally during warfare? Not only will you be given your freedom in Canada. Your smiling picture will be on the cover of a national news magazine at Remembrance Day. Not only that the judiciary with bend over backwards to fight the government for your freedom and the news media will treat you as a hero.

      There are several other examples but why bother? This whimpering collection of gutless shits we call a country cannot even conceive of treason.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I’m a western separatis’.

  • New Centurion

    They know they only have 4 years to put us back into the Stone Age, so I guess they figure they better get it done now. Next up, a provincial sales tax

    • V10_Rob

      This is probably the first time many of them have been under pressure to produce results, to work hard against the clock.

      It’s a slim hope, but maybe some of them will experience revelation.

  • warrenzoell

    This really really pisses me off. Based on a false religion, science, ideology, what have you.
    Hey Albertans!! You stupid brain dead f-ing idiots!! What do you say now!!!!

    • Jabberwokk

      I say Alberta isn’t the place I remember. I voted Wildrose.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Monty Python fan?

        • Jabberwokk

          Mildly. I was talking literally. Did I unwittingly reference it? If so it is a case of accidental cleverness.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Jabberwocky is a film they made.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmcO5S8Qd1o

          • Jabberwokk

            Oh I see. No. The Inspiration is from the poem Jabberwocky by Carol Lewis. Which often makes more sense then the world I see.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I should read it.

  • barryjr

    The good comrades of Albertastan voted for this and are getting exactly what was advertised. Nobody, least of all the comrades can say they’re surprised.

  • Kathy Nelson

    Is there no hope for Canada anymore? Is it really necessary for the Canadians to fall into the same toilet Obama is trying to create in the US?