Rachel Notley is accused of more shady fundraising. This time it’s for people who hate Alberta oil: her NDP brethren in Ontario.
Rachel Notley was a guest at a $10,000 per plate Ontario NDP fundraiser with Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath where leaders of large multi-national corporations were in attendance. The Ontario NDP are notorious for slagging Alberta’s energy sector.
Peter Buns, NDP MPP for the Ontario riding of Danforth, has blogged about how Alberta’s pipelines are dangerous. He encouraged the Liberal government in Ontario to take a pipeline stance similar to BC or Quebec. Both of those provinces reject Alberta’s pipelines to tidewater.
Yet, Rachel Notley made a cross country trip to get that man and his ilk re-elected?
The Premier’s spokesperson Cheryl Oates can’t keep her story straight about the Ontario fundraiser. Reporters, including one for the Globe and Mail, have said that Cheryl Oates told them the Premier was in Ontario to pick up an award. Now we know that story isn’t true.
But changing stories are nothing new for Ms. Oates. She tried to tell explain away the Rebel’s removal from the royalty review press conference as an act of hotel security. Not true. Then she tried to tell people myself and Rebel contributor Holly Nicholas weren’t accredited to cover the legislature. When that excuse was debunked by the Legislature Press Gallery, Oates said we weren’t journalists.
The shifting sands of Oates’ excuses are constant. The Wildrose Party is demanding an ethics investigation into Notley’s visit to help her Ontario friends.
The Premier’s office denies any wrongdoing but given the NDP’s changing stories, further examination is warranted.