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Wildrose’s Hinman lambastes Suzuki

Suzuki said BC and the world is in “deep deep doo-doo” at this point unless serious action is taken to address the climate emergency.

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Wildrose Independence Party leader Paul Hinman added his voice to the chorus of Albertans giving radical environmentalist David Suzuki a tongue-lashing over his comments that pipelines are going to be blown up.

“There are going to be pipelines blowing up if our leaders don’t pay attention to what’s going on,” David Suzuki told CHEK News on Saturday.

And he said Canadians will have to start living without fresh produce as altering the supply chain would help reduce the use of fossil fuels.

“It’s extremely hypocritical for a millionaire extremist mouthpiece with multiple homes around the world to fork over his grocery advice, when he is personally unaffected by any of this fake wisdom,” Hinman told the Western Standard.

“The affordable nutrition of year-round fruits and vegetables is essential for many families. It is beyond irresponsible for Suzuki to suggest people abstain from such healthy foods in cold weather months. It is also worth mentioning that very few people have large gardens or the ability to grow or preserve their own fruit and vegetable harvest. Suzuki should be ashamed, but, of course, he is not.”

Suzuki made the comments during an Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Island protest — called a Funeral for the Future — in downtown Victoria on Saturday afternoon.

“I saw the power of civil disobedience,” he said.

“People in Extinction Rebellion are saying we’re headed in a direction of extinction and we’re rebelling against it. That’s why I’m here.”

CHEK reported Suzuki said BC and the world is in “deep deep doo-doo” at this point unless serious action is taken to address the climate emergency.

“David Suzuki knows precisely what he is doing when he suggests that pipelines will be blown up. To me, this sounds like an incitement to the radical left to do exactly what he’s talking about,” said Hinman.

“This is not only utterly reprehensible, but this firmly puts Suzuki in the camp where eco-terrorism is rationalized and justified as necessary by a bunch of kooks and nutbars that crave violence.  Our Alberta economy and society depend on pipelines. Our workers and families depend on pipelines. Our future depends on pipelines, so Suzuki is launching a rhetorical direct-attack against Alberta.  His eco-radical rhetoric is a menace to our quality of life, well-being and security.”

Hinman joins Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon in condemning Suzuki.

“David Suzuki is so out of touch with the real world that he advocates for eco-terrorism…towards Canadian people and industries — this is completely unacceptable and extremely reckless,” Nixon told the Legislature during Ministerial Statements on Monday.

“The NDP has a long history of collaborating with David Suzuki and their silence on his outrageous comments make them complicit with calls for eco-terrorism towards Albertans.

“It’s important to note that David Suzuki doesn’t just hate pipelines that want to carry the most ethically produced oil for export around the world. The truth is: David Suzuki hates Alberta.”

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com
Twitter.com/nobby7694

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard and the Vice-President: News Division of Western Standard New Media Corp. He has served as the City Editor of the Calgary Sun and has covered Alberta news for nearly 40 years. dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. Leslie Solar

    November 23, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    Left Coast is correct. There is no Global warming-cum-climate change problem. The problem with guys like Nixon is that once you concede that there IS a problem (when there is not), it is pretty difficult to refute stupid and ridiculous claims. Why are we hobbling our economy with carbon taxes, and the like?

    We need a party with a leader that does the “science” and the numbers. Dr. Ross McKittrick (now with the Fraser Institute) has been doing journeyman work on this since the blatant hoax of the hockey stick graph. He had a piece on (I think it was) the national post around a year ago. Kind of like arguing with these activists about how many lashes we should impose in self-flaggelation, when we shouldnt be self-flaggelating at all.

  2. Dennis

    November 23, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    Oh my, there ya go with more of that Common Sense again Left Coast. Did you not get the memo that is Verboten?

  3. Barbara

    November 23, 2021 at 11:31 am

    The WILDROSE I SSTEPPING UP. GOOD TO SEE.

    Time for UCP members who are not happy with the weak responses of our MLAs start buying Wildrose memberships. If we want change, we have to be willing to change.

  4. Mark Cameron

    November 23, 2021 at 10:41 am

    Let’s Go Brandon…f#$k David Suzuki

  5. Dennis

    November 23, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Thank you Paul. This guy needs to be called out for the Nut Job that he is.

  6. Left Coast

    November 23, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Extinction Rebellion is a group of Escapees from an Insane Asylum . . . and their inept leader Suzuki is just as Krazy.

    Anyone who still believes the Gorebull Warming nonsense after almost 3 Decades of fake prophecies & predictions is either brain dead or working as a full-time paid professional protestor.

    It is so ironic that this gaggle of morons don’t do any protesting in African Or Middle Eastern Oil producing countries, some where oil literally runs in the streets. And of course never mention the largest Polluters on the planet China & soon India.

    As the Polar Bear population doubled they ran stupid ads to raise money claiming to save them from extinction . . .

    We’re at the same global temperature as 20 years ago, but the science is “settled.”

    15 Cargo Ships Have Been Trapped In Arctic Sea Ice For 2 Weeks
    https://clashdaily.com/2021/11/dear-al-gore-15-cargo-ships-have-been-trapped-in-arctic-sea-ice-for-2-weeks/

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New Sask law exempts employers from COVID-19 lawsuits

The release bragged that Saskatchewan was one of only five jurisdictions with such extensive sexual harassment protections, but after the legislation was passed, Morgan defended the COVID-19 provisions as being common.

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By Lee Harding

Employees’ quests for legal COVID-19 recourse has died with recently passed legislation that is “protecting vulnerable workers” according to Labour Minister Don Morgan.

Legislation recently passed by the Government of Saskatchewan prevents employers from being sued for implementing measures listed in the Public Employers’ COVID-19 Emergency Regulations or the Employers’ COVID-19 Emergency Regulations.

Amendments to the Saskatchewan Employment Act say “no action or proceeding lies or shall be commenced or maintained against an employer” if that employer acts in good faith.

“It’s broad general thing that would cover anything related to COVID-19 — signage, lack of signage, whatever else might reasonably arise from it. The threshold is that they must act in good faith,” said Morgan.

“We aren’t trying to target a specific lawsuit that’s been started or being threatened … But we know that COVID-19 vaccines, etc., are a worldwide issue right now and we want to be able to encourage our employers to have some comfort that they’re not going to be subject to lawsuits.”

The legislation applies regardless of when a perceived transgression may have occurred. The amendment received royal assent November 30. However, when the Saskatchewan Employment Amendment Act, 2021 was first announced in a press release November 18, nothing about COVID-19 was even mentioned.

Although the opening sentence mentioned “better and safer workplaces for employers and employees” the rest of the release concerned details about sexual harassment and union bargaining provisions.

Now the Labour Relations Board must exclude supervisors from the same bargaining unit as those they supervise, wherever possible. Sexual harassment at the workplace is now defined as any unwelcome action of a sexual nature, and provisions of the act extend beyond employees to include independent contractors, students, and volunteers.

“The legislation that governs our employers and employees needs to address the challenges of the modern work environment, including protecting vulnerable workers,” Morgan wrote in the release. “These amendments will help us build a stronger, safer and healthier Saskatchewan.”

fact sheet the release linked to concluded with a brief mention of COVID-19.

“We are introducing a provision that will provide protection for public and private sector employers that comply with the new COVID-19 vaccination regulations. These regulations give the employee the choice of showing evidence of being fully vaccinated or evidence of a negative COVID-19 test at least every seven days.”

The release bragged Saskatchewan was one of only five jurisdictions with such extensive sexual harassment protections, but after the legislation was passed, Morgan defended the COVID-19 provisions as being common.

“That’s being done generally across North America,” Morgan said.

The same day Morgan made his comments, a post on the Freedom Alliance Facebook page suggested a strong desire for legal recourse alongside skepticism, and an apparent unawareness of the new provincial law.

“Does anyone here know of any lawyers in Saskatoon that believe in the same rights and freedom as we do? I believe it’s time to really do something about losing my source of income 

“The couple lawyers I did speak with basically said the pandemic supersedes all our rights! Would be great if we found a lawyer that called out the BS! Might have to source out to other provinces,” replied Michielle Ross Noble.

“At the mine I work at they had a lawyer go to bat and it seems to be that the government is above the law and beyond the constitution. Money talks louder than laws these days,” replied Garrick Bernard.

“I also live near Saskatoon,” replied Ron Chappell. “Good luck finding a lawyer that will stand up for your rights and freedoms. Seems these evils are above the law including the Canadian charter of rights and freedoms. There should be lawsuits going on everywhere. Either we don’t hear about them or they are not happening. Justin Trudeau is [a] tyrant.”

To this Funk made what proved to be a moot reply.

“Then a group of us should band together and file lawsuits! Who’s with me?”

Harding is a reporter based in Saskatchewan

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Maverick leader describes his perfect successor

“I am aware of three or four people who are seriously considering running for leadership,” interim leader Jay Hill told the Western Standard.

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Jay Hill, interim leader of the federal Maverick Party, says he hopes for a candidate for his replacement is someone that can “move the provinces and premiers towards greater autonomy for the West.”

On Wednesday, the Maverick Party released the rules for its leadership race that will see a new leader elected May 14, 2022.

The party will officially be accepting leadership applications as early as January 3 with a deadline of April 30.

Hill says he hopes to see two to six candidates apply.

“I am aware of three or four people who are seriously considering running for leadership,” Hill told the Western Standard.

“We’re more so focused on the quality side of things rather than quantity.”

The Maverick Party, formerly known as Wexit Canada, advocates for greater autonomy for Western Canadian provinces including BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the three territories.

“I’d like to see someone with the right vision and oratory skills to communicate with passion for Western Canadians,” said Hill.

Hill pointed to Quebec’s position within Canada and said the Maverick Party supports moving the western provinces in that direction.

Included in the list of rules for those interested in throwing their hat into the leadership race is a registration fee set at $10,000.

“Our governing council really struggled with that fee,” said Hill, who indicated the registration fee is still “substantially less” than any of the other federal parties.  

“We were really aiming for the right balance — that sweet spot — where you want to be realistic and make it doable and not a deterrent.

“It’s efficient to get serious contenders with serious commitment to register and not those with frivolous reasons.”

Hill, the former House leader for the Conservative Party of Canada, said he’s “too old” to run the party moving forward.

“My roll in elected office is done,” said Hill, adding he was done with the “high stress and high drama” when he quit federal politics in the fall of 2010.

When a new leader is elected in May, Hill plans to stay on and assist the party “depending on the needs of the new leader and how he or she feels I can contribute the most.”

Hill said he is excited and is looking forward to “a good, credible and lively leadership race.”

Melanie Risdon is a reporter for the Western Standard
mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

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Maverick Party petition calls for carbon tax break for Canadians

Canadians will soon have to choose between food on their tables or heat in their homes,” the petition reads.

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The Maverick Party, with a newly launched petition, is calling on the federal government to suspend the collection of carbon taxes from Canadians from January 1 to April 1, 2022.

Carbon tax is a levy imposed on human activity that results in carbon emissions being released into the atmosphere, usually by the burning of fossil fuels like gasoline, natural gas and coal.

The petition notes although carbon taxes are designed to “change behaviour,” the rising costs of living are an “added extra burden” on taxpayers.  

The petition also says the party “understands that the cost of living is increasing at a pace that families can’t keep up with,” pointing to “skyrocketing” inflation and the cost of essential items rising.

“Many Canadians will soon have to choose between food on their tables or heat in their homes,” the petition reads.

“The federal government can alleviate some of the burden by declaring a carbon tax moratorium on New Year’s Day 2022.”

The Maverick Party is demanding the government give Canadians who are “drowning financially” a break to get through what will likely be “the most expensive winter in memory,”

The Trudeau government implemented the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act in 2019 that was upheld by the Supreme Court of Canada in March of this year.

“Putting a price on carbon pollution is widely recognized as the most efficient means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also driving innovation,” the Government of Canada states on its website.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter for the Western Standard
mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

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