Notley is raising minimum wage Oct 1 (I like the timing) and is also going to eliminate server differential next year
Talk about a team player, eh!
NewsAlert: Alberta to raise minimum wage by $1 to $11.20 on Oct. 1
Rachel Notley threatened to change Insurance Act if Fort McMurray claim extensions weren't granted, memo says
'It was quite shocking when I read the notation that the insurers were being compelled to comply'
So, you thought the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion farce could not get any more ludicrous? Think again. This week, we are about to see just how crazy that crazy can get.
In a pique of petty irrationality, Alberta premier Rachel Notley has tweeted that she will be boycotting the western premiers conference—ostensibly because she can’t walk and chew gum at the same time.
Apparently, for Notley’s New Democrats the prospect of a national pharmacare program that the party has long fought for across Canada is not a sufficient cause to travel up North and temporarily set aside their vindictive pipeline war against B.C.
Alberta’s latest idiotic attempt to punish B.C. for its resistance to the TMX is about to take an unexpected turn.
One that is funnier than a Jason Kenney laughing bag and guaranteed to drive his divisive United Conservatives, Notley’s deep-oil socialist state, and Kinder Morgan’s shareholders all certifiably nuts.
He might also apply for an injunction, to prevent Alberta from using that deeply cracked legal hammer to turn off the oil taps on B.C., in hope of sending British Columbians’ gas prices skyrocketing.
And guess who will soon be obliged to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in support of B.C. in that fight to have Alberta’s new law declared unconstitutional?
Why, it will be none other than the Trudeau government that will soon stand with B.C. as an intervenor in trying to strike down Alberta’s new trade terrorism act, that’s who.
For largely the same reasons as it is already planning to oppose B.C.’s proposed law to regulate the increased transportation of diluted bitumen, via the reference case now before the B.C. Court of Appeal. Which Trudeau refused to expedite by accepting B.C.’s offer to take it straight to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Because there is simply no way that Ottawa can sit by and allow either Alberta or B.C. to effectively supersede its exclusive constitutional authority for regulating interprovincial oil or other exports.
..one more quote from the above piece
Indigenous challenges should succeed
To be clear, I am not talking about the consolidated legal challenges to the NEB process now before the Federal Court of Appeal. Nor am I referring to the other constitutional challenges that have been or might yet be filed by aggrieved parties in fighting the TMX per se, First Nations especially.
Indeed, I expect that Ottawa will be in for a very rude awakening when those courts rule on the key questions relating to Aboriginal rights and title, specifically in regards to the legitimacy and adequacy of the federal government’s consultation and accommodation efforts. The Trudeau government will go down hard on that account, if there’s any justice in this world.
It is those legal challenges and the hard realities of changing economics that really most seriously threaten to rock Trudeau’s world on TMX. He can never fully indemnify Kinder Morgan from this uncertainty that he created—or from the political protests that are actually impeding construction and creating tangible project delays and investor uncertainty.
In any case, it seems impossible to quantify the political uncertainty and delay that Trudeau, Morneau, and Kinder Morgan have laid at Horgan’s feet, least of all when his B.C. government has done absolutely nothing to frustrate or delay the project’s permit approvals, about half of which the company has not even yet sought.