Jason Kenney, thanks to his own rhetoric, has very big promises to fulfill. Some are rightfully skeptical about his ability to keep them and for very good reason: if the problem was the NDP government, then Kenney should find success simply by not being an NDP government.
There is little incentive for Kenney to offer to fund the three conservative spin-offs from his “unite in spite” project but there is much less incentive to fund the Party that could actually unite Alberta for realzies.
Alberta’s new Premier has perhaps shown best how affiliation can damage reputations… he did not attack the right to speak or express but instead attacked those who offered a platform.
The entire Conservative Party of Canada seems to have lost any grasp of reality and are collectively marching forward with guns blazing against science, common sense and, yes, the oil industry. The problem is, they’re hitting the mark; although it’s not surprising since they have so much practice shooting their own feet.
Remember hearing how the NDP didn’t campaign on a carbon tax in 2015? Well, that was the prime. If you don’t hear the NDP campaigning on a sales tax, there’s no reason to believe they won’t implement one anyway.
When reached for comment, Freedom Conservative Party leader Derek Fildebrandt said “the FCP is most certainly not ‘Sharia compliant’. I literally just ate a pork chop with a beer.”
Everyone has a motivation for doing anything; she is neither the first nor last. At the end of the day, political parties have a motivation as well. The government has a responsibility to work on its own priorities.
That the UCP would even consider attempting to verify the allegations themselves without notifying the proper authorities is not only arrogant but a grave disservice to the member of the public who brought it to their attention.
There’s nothing wrong with choosing where to spend your own money; just don’t use the old “I’m too broke to donate to charities but my political donations are safe” routine.
Jason Kenney, long-term MP, Minister of Immigration, Employment and Defence, and the Prime Minister’s number two, may simply have been the unwilling victim of an accommodating staffer.
If Kenney’s claim cannot be independently verified through lease agreements or visitor logs, the idea that Jason Kenney may have fraudulently claimed a subsidy he had no right to during his mother’s residency at Lake Bonavista will throw shade on whether he should have been eligible prior to that as well. Canadians will wonder. Albertans will as well; and this election season isn’t long enough for them to forget.
Park your partisanship for one moment and ask yourself if you would accept this explanation from Justin Trudeau. Something tells me the incessant outrage would be intense – and led by Jason Kenney, “Champion of the Taxpayer”.
Albertans are strong. Albertans are free. Albertans choose to stay in Alberta rather than go where the equalization flows… because life is better here.
People often say, “don’t hate the player, hate the game”. As Albertans, we should already be painfully aware governance has consequences that extend well beyond the allotted playing time.
I answered no; businesses should not be solely responsible for an emissions tax.
And then came the rallies. Albertans didn’t like that they had to shore up for their emissions.