Massive crowds came out to see Justin Trudeau when he campaigned in Medicine Hat for the by-election there. Trudeau, always arrogant, predicted that meant the Liberals would win. But they didn’t.
The Conservative candidate, Glen Motz, won 69.9 per cent of the vote, up one per cent from last year’s election.
So the Conservative Party, with no permanent leader, and after 12 months of wall-to-wall Trudeaumania from the media party, holds its own.
The Liberals got 25.6 per cent, up from 18 per cent last time.
But look at the most interesting statistics:
The Christian Heritage party came in third. And then look at the teeny tiny parties at around one per cent each — the Rhino Party, the Libertarian Party.
The NDP got one per cent, too.
Just a few votes more than the Rhino.
Now, the Ottawa press gallery thinks this is about Thomas Mulcair or the federal NDP. But the Ottawa press gallery couldn’t find Medicine Hat on a map.
It’s about Rachel Notley and her destroyers. The NDP that’s bringing in a carbon tax in two months, where the bullseye is right over energy-producing cities like Medicine Hat.
That’s what 17 months of Rachel Notley has done.
Justin Trudeau lost — only a fool like him would and his courtiers have thought he had a chance.
The real loser though is the NDP, who have never polled this low in Medicine Hat in their history.