April 04, 2016

Alberta parties' financial statements reveal: "It's a different ballgame now that big money is out of the political process"

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

A socialist, a tight fist and a has-been walk into a bar. This could be the start of a bad joke or I could be describing the financial numbers of the three major Alberta political parties. 

The financial statements of Alberta’s political parties were just released by Elections Alberta. They show the Progressive Conservatives hitting their best before date like a brick wall, Rachel Notley’s NDP is spending out of control and the frugal Wildrose Party is doing more with less. It’s pretty much exactly what anyone who pays attention to these sort of things would expect.

Watch my video to see the breakdown of the numbers.

Now that corporate and union donations have been banned in Alberta, the PCs can’t rely on their cronies to help them and the NDP can’t get handouts from their buddies in big labour. It’s a much different ballgame in Alberta now that big money is out of the political process.

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commented 2016-04-07 09:40:39 -0400
Charles, as long as there are two fractured right parties, the NDP will come up in the middle every single time during election time. What does this mean? An eventual demise for Alberta. Voting Wildrose or Conservative is not the solution. Let me ask you Charles… Do you want the NDP to win the next mandate? Uniting the right is the ONLY way to stop this.
commented 2016-04-05 19:47:57 -0400
That is just one of the many reason to vote for the Wild Rose Party
commented 2016-04-05 13:30:46 -0400
William H. Macey looks good!
commented 2016-04-05 13:30:40 -0400
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiiUHhL5Sqw&ebc=ANyPxKohXviSGMHQ0N0pEH1buNELZO87lmouCUvjJzr3bNa23z1rK53TNUFHDNy_HImf_9mddxY-E_S7M1uu1cBlAvCmKmHM0g
History of the Saskatchewan Party

Canadian Mongrel posted,“I just hope there is enough of Alberta left in 2020”
It makes me want to move back before the election and stay long enough to be able to cast a vote there again. I worry who will be left there by 2020, hopefully not just Notley’s socialists.
commented 2016-04-05 13:17:43 -0400
Time to unite the right. Now!Put aside our small differences, stop the infighting and unite the right NOW!
commented 2016-04-05 10:30:43 -0400
The uniting of the right will take care of itself, because the P/C’s are going to implode to the benefit of the W/R and the Alberta Liberals.

For example:
Right now the Non-Democrats are creating a smoke and mirror distraction as we head into the budget by re-introducing the tobacco-gate cronyism of Redford. This will serve to remind right thinking Albertans what the P/C’s became in the 5-8 years leading to last May’s disaster, and push them to W/R in sufficient numbers to win. The Liberals that were brought into the party by Redford will return to their home and become the opposition. Neither group of voters will vote Non-Democratic Party again to send a message to the P/C’s because the P/C’s will be non-existant.

I just hope there is enough of Alberta left in 2020 (I still think the Non-Democrats will go the full constitutional mandate) for such a legislature to govern.
commented 2016-04-05 10:01:39 -0400
Liza Rosie, I understand what you mean!

The right is bickering too much to unite. So many different direction are being pursued, but we need just one direction.

As much as I would love for Alberta to separate and I do like the separation party, I don’t think they will get enough support to supplant the NDP … not yet.

Yet merging the WildRose and the PCs worries me because bringing over the socialists would damage the WildRose party. There is no way in hell I would support the WildRose merging with the PC party, but might support the other way around if there is a guarantee we can get rid of the red conservatives in the PC party.

Then there is this new party that Dave Rutherford of the Alberta Prosperity Fun is trying to pull together. That is also has its merits.

I agree, Liza, I too am confused which direction to go.
commented 2016-04-05 09:11:37 -0400
Rick McIvor and his ego must go!
commented 2016-04-05 02:03:31 -0400
I am so confused my head hurts. I just sure hope Alberta survives. I’m trying to understand how the right is going to get it together, I’m trying.
commented 2016-04-05 00:20:34 -0400
The PC’s have to flush Liberals like Sandra Jansen out of the party. If they do not then the voters need to be advised who they are supporting. The PC party will soon start to feel some pressure as they are going to continue to dwindle in support and by delaying a merger their eventual demise is guaranteed.

Time to put your big boy pants on. Kick the Libs out. Merge with the Wildrose. Call yourself Conservative Party of Alberta. Draft and prepare separation plans. Win the next election. Call a referendum for separation. Get on with it!
commented 2016-04-04 21:49:53 -0400
The PC party voted against the recall legislation introduced by the WildRose party.

If anyone here is supporting the socialist PC party, why?
commented 2016-04-04 21:47:13 -0400
The socialist and the has been try to gang up on tight fist ,but they get a surprise beating in the end !!!—-because they were so drunk!!
commented 2016-04-04 21:39:07 -0400
Good reporting Sheila!!
You look even more beautiful without glasses!
Just saying.