March 21, 2016

Abrupt venue change puts entire Notley NDP cabinet in Calgary on election day. Coincidence?

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

A short notice change in the NDP public itinerary is raising alarm bells for me. And it should for you, too. 

According to the public itinerary sent out Friday, March 18, the NDP had a cabinet meeting scheduled in Edmonton at the Legislature in the aptly named Cabinet Room for the following Tuesday, March 22 at 10 am. Seems legit. Business as usual, right?

But then I got another email this morning. The NDP have now revised where the cabinet meeting is. It’s still at 10 am, March 22 but now it’s in the Chinook Room at the McDougall Centre in Calgary.

Why change this on such short notice? I have my suspicions and they involve a hotly contested by-election in Calgary-Greenway.

How convenient for Roop Rai, the embattled NDP candidate, to have the entire force of the NDP cabinet able to come down to help her get the vote out.

And how nice of us taxpayers to pay their expenses to come down to help her.

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commented 2016-03-23 20:50:38 -0400
The NDP is a rotting tableau of political cowardnice.
commented 2016-03-22 13:22:00 -0400
Don Macdonald – your lips to God’s ears!
commented 2016-03-22 12:06:25 -0400
If these mouth breathers show up a polling station in the by election area they will be breaking the law. Under the Elections Act you cannot advocate for a candidate on election day outside a polling station. That includes being an elected member and simply saying Hi to people as they go in.
commented 2016-03-22 12:02:42 -0400
The NDP are going to wiped out in this by-election – by a country mile.
commented 2016-03-22 10:58:54 -0400
Peter Netterville – I would have thought that it was a given! :-)
commented 2016-03-22 10:51:26 -0400
Deborah said, “Please stand up and give Rachel and her communist union friends the finger!”

Disambiguation comment: To be clear, it is the middle finger!
commented 2016-03-22 10:03:10 -0400
What’s funny, is that all governments have dangled carrots under the nose of Calgarians, only to snatch them away at the last second. Typical of liars and deceivers. The NDP has been giving Calgary the finger since they were elected by an enraged electorate. I am hoping that my fellow Calgarians, see their attempt to buy this byelection. Please stand up and give Rachel and her communist union friends the finger!
commented 2016-03-22 03:25:41 -0400
And hey!… That’s not to disparage pigs!… I love pigs, ever since I spent my summers on a family farm near Dundalk, Ontario… There’s nothing like the smile on a Yorkshire sow or the happiness of of piglet getting its belly scratched…
commented 2016-03-22 03:15:29 -0400
Glen… Makeup is not going to help this “catcher’s mitt”… There is the old political ditty about trying to put lipstick on a pig, but that was meant to be a metaphor… In this case the mitt face mirrors the lack of principles of the person “wearing it’”…
commented 2016-03-22 02:59:15 -0400
If Roop Rai wins they can have a big party with lots of selfies and laugh at the stupid voters.
If Roop Rai loses the NDP can have a group hug with her while she cries within her safe space.
commented 2016-03-22 02:32:12 -0400
If I lived in Calgary, I would be standing outside their office as they filed into their so called cabinet meeting with a sign asking for my money back. There was no need to change that meeting and everyone aught to know about it. Thanks for being on the ball, Sheila.
commented 2016-03-22 02:22:17 -0400
Scary face nutley has now, I wouldn’t want to meet her in a dark alley never mind being close to her. And our local ndp news media is spewing her crap without blinking an eye. Just can’t imagine being a so-called non journalist these days and watching our province go downhill and not batting an eyelash. Don’t these news media idiots see what’s happening to Alberta? Now nutley is wanting to train a bunch of electricians to put these damn solar panels. Unfortunately, these people are probably so desperate they will probably take her on, but I wish NO ONE WOULD TRAIN FOR THIS HORRIBLE BS. THEN THESE GREEN SCAMS OF THESE DISASTROUS SOLAR AND WINDMILLS WOULD NOT GO UP AT ALL.
commented 2016-03-22 01:35:08 -0400
I get what she is doing, she is going to show her face in public and scare all the voters away.
commented 2016-03-22 01:34:35 -0400
Well if they do not win she will look pretty bad. This may be a good thing. I can just see the union goons at the polling stations.
commented 2016-03-22 00:17:42 -0400
Can someone tell Notley to wear makeup, my god usually I don’t notice it too much but man o man she needs to do something. Is it the stress since shes been in office, its not agreeing with her.
commented 2016-03-22 00:08:16 -0400
These greasy Marxists need all the help they can get – with all the payback paranoia and victim narratives about threats the Dippers claim, isn’t it kind of tempting fate to have the whole Dip cabinet in one place outside their security bubble, among the rednecks and climate deniers – I mean isn’t that a major security faux pas?
commented 2016-03-22 00:00:06 -0400
VOTE FOR THE WILDROSE PARTY….. NOT THE NDP!!
commented 2016-03-21 23:04:05 -0400
hes the kicker, since this is a “by-election” the Ethics rules do not apply, as they clearly state they are for a “general election”. so they are free to use tax payer money to transport themselves anywhere they wish, they are free to hire outside canvassers, free to raise funds via corporate donations, and they are free to have the federal and provincial NDP leaders endorse them directly.
commented 2016-03-21 22:54:31 -0400
Can’t say I’m shocked, the NDP has very sneaky practices. Can’t wait till they are voted out!!
commented 2016-03-21 21:57:36 -0400
Any day now old Raiche is gonna get that brush cut she always wanted.
commented 2016-03-21 20:57:36 -0400
Unemployment is very high in Calgary, much higher than the numbers they stated. I will be very surprised if the NDP win. I’m pulling for the WR, the only real conservative party in the running. Rick McIvor shouldn’t have run a candidate. But then Rick doesn’t see that PC’s won’t be coming back anytime soon, if ever. Vote WR, do the right thing for AB.
commented 2016-03-21 19:32:42 -0400
Meanwhile, down on 11th Avenue, the “drukne katten af tønden” went off without a hitch earlier this month and not an eyebrow was raised in any of the mainstream media. The “Dansk canadisk nyhedsbrev” continues publishing right in the city but Calgarians seem blissfully unaware of the threat that this group poses.

It is no longer just a European problem.
commented 2016-03-21 19:27:10 -0400
The union goons (teachers-nurses-gov.so called workers)and the media scum along with their pot head leader Nottley spending tax $$$ on nut bar Nai what a waste.
commented 2016-03-21 19:14:01 -0400
Calgarians use your brains vote for the Wild Rose party the PCs are dead as a conservative party. Take back your government .

Just wanted to make sure people see that very appropriate comment, Fraser.
commented 2016-03-21 19:09:39 -0400
If voters in the riding of Calgary Greenway vote for the NDP they deserve what they will get
HIGHER TAXES, WORST SERVICES, STRIKES, MAYHAM HIGHER GAS PRICES, A PROVINVCIAL SALES TAX, MASSIVE UNEMPLOYMENT, HIGHER PROPERTY TAXES AND MASSIVE POPULATION LOSS, AND COMPANY LAY OFFS.
Calgarians use your brains vote for the Wild Rose party the PCs are dead as a conservative party. Take back your government .
commented 2016-03-21 18:36:16 -0400
And I bet that the main stream media will, if they report on this at all, see no conflict or abuse here.

It’s bad enough having a socialist government that does not care one whit what Albertans think and will plow ahead with whatever the hell they want to do, but also have a compliant and giddy-in-love media all too happy to cover for the NDP abuse. That may be even worse, because there is no one but TheRebel and Lorne Gunter at the Edmonton Sun to hold them to account.
commented 2016-03-21 18:26:51 -0400
Cover up Notley you disgusting chain smoking catchers mit.

I saw the above photo and almost puked.
commented 2016-03-21 18:22:43 -0400
Clearly the No Democratic Party has been doing their own internal polling and they’re worried methinks!
commented 2016-03-21 18:19:35 -0400
Rachel uses bully union tactics, and this is just another one for the record books. She has no shame and she is going to try and buy this seat. Call a provincial election Rachel, do the right thing for a change.