May 05, 2015

Alberta Votes: Ezra Levant Reacts to NDP Majority

Ezra LevantRebel Commander
 

After a 44 year reign in Alberta, the Progressive Conservatives lost the election to the NDP. But is anyone surprised?

Ezra Levant breaks down why Alberta swung left and voted for NDP. 

But the real question is, how will Rachel Notley run the province that is the backbone of Canada’s economy?

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commented 2015-05-08 09:20:08 -0400
@ Lou D’Amore…very sad commentary…you are so right!

The fact is, our unionized educators have succeeded in turning their students into NDP-ers behind our backs…what did you expect?…I have noticed how all my young relatives have been being turned into lefties and against their parents…and no one else seemed to care…the fruition has been reached here in Ontario under Wynne who thinks teachers CO-PARENT all our children…she is just determined to put the icing on the “disintegration of society” cake…with SEX RE-EDUCATION…a final death blow to familial BONDS and MORAL Integrity in our culture…and they say it is the religious folk who are against this! No…Wynne and the NDPers alike are telling parents “you are a minority…you don’t count”…but the fact remains, many irreligious parents are just as concerned that THEIR CHILDREN ARE BECOMING WARDS OF THE GOVERNMENT under this re-education system. That is what comes of putting family income ahead of the children…(and note that with both parents working the government gains a lot in taxes…big spending parties (Liberals and NDP) have a vested interest all around—-your money and now your children) Thank goodness for Harper and his child tax credits that permit one parent (father or mother) to stay home, and if necessary, home-school the children…this is the only way to keep family integrity safe and get the lefties hands off your children.
commented 2015-05-08 09:01:19 -0400
Although I hate NDP and the serious defects of unionism (just another absolute power structure)…If there is one thing that is needed it is to end ABSOLUTE POWER of any group…or the feeling that a group is ENTITLED to lead…

The Smith – Prentice ALLIANCE was a disgusting abuse of power…HOWEVER, OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE DIE HARDS WHO REMAINED FAITHFUL TO THE PEOPLE OF ALBERTA, the VOTERS of Alberta should have given the lead to Wild Rose… They might think they hurt the Conservatives but they have only shot themselves in the foot…We had Bob Rae and BOY WILL THEY LEARN A SAD LESSON FROM THIS! …And the Darwin award goes to the majority voters of Alberta!

(Deepest sympathy to the true Conservatives of Alberta who voted Wild Rose…we send our heart felt condolences!)
commented 2015-05-07 22:26:24 -0400
Two or 3 more provinces that goes NDP,then Canada will full fledged communist.Who would have thought that was possible not long ago.It may never happen,but who would have bet a decade or even before that,that Alberta would go NDP communist?
commented 2015-05-07 15:43:43 -0400
Funny thing…………..
Private corporations feel the need to pay their CEOs millions of dollars because they argue, it’s important to attract and retain the best talent. For eg. The BMO bank CEO makes 10 million dollars a year – about 200 times greater than the salary of an average Canadian worker. Apparently, it’s important for BMO to pay up for experience and a proven track record.
On the other hand, when Layton’s NDP made their surge in federal politics, and yesterday, when Notley’s NDP took provincial power in Alberta, we saw elected very green and unproven candidates.

So the situation in Canada is this:
It’s acceptable for our governments to be run by inexperienced politicians – many who are just students with little life and no political experience. But corporate leaders, who often influence our politicians on matters of public policy, must be handpicked candidates of the finest pedigree. Does this sound like an arrangement that will benefit Canada?

Today’s reality is this:
Our vicious, attacking media has created a situation where top candidates are not attracted to politics. How many successful people want to run for office and then risk their reputation ruined by overzealous reporters who look to make a career out of bringing down a public figure?
Furthermore, the push to have more political candidates from underrepresented groups run for office, means that many of these candidates are not fully qualified. The NDP has a history of using students as candidates so they can have an NDP in every riding. Unfortunately, too many of these “place holder” candidates are getting elected.
It’s hard to respect politicians these days because too many of them are unqualified for the job and yet, they have the chutzpah to run for office. The fact they get elected encourages more of these opportunists to seek election and Canada suffers.
Many NDP politicians have lamented that corporate CEOs run our country. If the NDP continues its strategy of fielding unqualified candidates…………they may be adding to the problem.

Lou D’Amore
commented 2015-05-07 15:41:14 -0400
Funny thing…………..
Private corporations feel the need to pay their CEOs millions of dollars because they argue, it’s important to attract and retain the best talent. For eg. The BMO bank CEO makes 10 million dollars a year – about 200 times greater than the salary of an average Canadian worker. Apparently, it’s important for BMO to pay up for experience and a proven track record.
On the other hand, when Layton’s NDP made their surge in federal politics, and yesterday, when Notley’s NDP took provincial power in Alberta, we saw elected very green and unproven candidates.

So the situation in Canada is this:
It’s acceptable for our governments to be run by inexperienced politicians – many who are just students with little life and no political experience. But corporate leaders, who often influence our politicians on matters of public policy, must be handpicked candidates of the finest pedigree. Does this sound like an arrangement that will benefit Canada?

Today’s reality is this:
Our vicious, attacking media has created a situation where top candidates are not attracted to politics. How many successful people want to run for office and then risk their reputation ruined by overzealous reporters who look to make a career out of bringing down a public figure?
Furthermore, the push to have more political candidates from underrepresented groups run for office, means that many of these candidates are not fully qualified. The NDP has a history of using students as candidates so they can have an NDP in every riding. Unfortunately, too many of these “place holder” candidates are getting elected.
It’s hard to respect politicians these days because too many of them are unqualified for the job and yet, they have the chutzpah to run for office. The fact they get elected encourages more of these opportunists to seek election and Canada suffers.
Many NDP politicians have lamented that corporate CEOs run our country. If the NDP continues its strategy of fielding unqualified candidates…………they may be adding to the problem.

Lou D’Amore
commented 2015-05-06 18:42:54 -0400
it goes further back Ezra , back 3 losers: stelmach, redford and prentice. Any bets on who the next loser chosen will be for the ""progressives"? and is is undergirded by corruption, entitlement, pride and arrogance.
commented 2015-05-06 16:50:41 -0400
Oh…and one other thing…two words. Carbon Tax!
commented 2015-05-06 16:49:19 -0400
Oil sands jobs will dry up. Spending on union centered projects will soar. Spending on special interests and groups will spiral out of control. Taxes will go up, and a provincial sales tax will be introduced. All this and more is on the horizon for Alberta, now that the socialists have been placed in power.
commented 2015-05-06 14:44:41 -0400
Say goodbye to your jobs, dummies. YOU ASKED FOR IT!!
commented 2015-05-06 14:43:54 -0400
living in ontario all i want to know is…how will affect equalization payments?
commented 2015-05-06 14:42:07 -0400
Our new Premier’s spouse is Lou Arab, union boss with CUPE (Canadian Union of PUBLIC Employees). Is this ethical? I think she should announce the conflict position she is in and resign at once. What do other concerned taxpayers think about this issue or is it even an issue?
commented 2015-05-06 13:50:16 -0400
I guess this proves that the idea Alberta is more conservative than other provinces is pure myth. Albertans largely rejected the WR alternative (their vote declined from 34% to 25%) and threw in with the NDP. The NDP in BC must be licking their chops. Who knows, we may end up with a federal NDP government come this fall.
commented 2015-05-06 13:18:11 -0400
NDP hasn’t yet governed a day and everybody knows exactly what will happen to Alberta. I’m no leftie, but maybe we should all just see what the party actually does first before declaring it a failure.
commented 2015-05-06 12:59:40 -0400
Alberta: Goodbye oil industry. Goodbye jobs. Maybe Neil Young can come and sing a song on the death of the “Alberta Advantage”. I don’t say this lightly. “Rae Days” forced me out of Ontario due to the massive job losses. I barely survived the “Peoples Republic Of BC” when the NDP, deck builders that they were (sorry, more of an insider BC joke) plunged this province into the abyss despite provincial resources. As only a few provinces have been propping up the Canadian Economy, including Alberta, this election result may plunge the whole country into recession. I hope I’m wrong, however in my many years in the workforce, I have always come out as being mostly correct in my predictions. This may be short lived though when the Socialists grant Islam supremacy over us all and our society comes to an end.
commented 2015-05-06 11:57:27 -0400
You were expecting the sky to fall the next morning? Give it time. Knee-jerk herd voting to the left when Alberta is getting bludgeoned by low commodity prices will have dire consequences. PST, Carbon Tax, increased deficit….to say nothing of the fact a disturbing fraction of Rachey-Rach’s MLA are essentially a couple years removed from being children….how wonderful.
commented 2015-05-06 11:55:31 -0400
Haha first day NDP, how millions have been lost from pension plans and albertians personal wealth. Cenovus and meg energy Down $1 each. Great plan dump ass anything but PC
commented 2015-05-06 11:17:24 -0400
I voted NDP. Normally I would not but my motto for some time now has been “anyone but PC”. Judging from polls taken going into the election and the sheer number of NDP lawn signs (in Edm. at least) I figured the best bet to get rid of the dynasty was to go orange. I was right. I would have gone Wildrose, but obviously they didn’t have the momentum to make government. Anyways the sky has not fallen yet. Until such time the doomsayers are just making predictions.
commented 2015-05-06 10:17:49 -0400
Our province has just entered a dark chapter in history, both economically and morally, and our country will pay a harsh economic price as a result.
commented 2015-05-06 09:59:14 -0400
I hear you, Greg. I defected from the People’s Republic of BC back in ‘97, after watching all the damage (fiscal and otherwise) they did there, including being complicit in the deaths of some sawmill workers because of dry-sawdust explosions — because they didn’t take care of a pine beetle infestation when it was recommended they do.

BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia have all been examples of what the NDP does do, and yet my idiot fellow Albertans fell for the line that “this NDP government will be different”. In four years, they’ll see just how much “different” — NOT ONE WHIT.

There will be another backlash… but who will replace the NDP in four years?
commented 2015-05-06 09:30:55 -0400
Terrible news this is…
The ONLY ones to blame here are those ‘conservatives’. I do not understand why Albertans were not using the only real alternative, being Wild Rose…
Why oh why this completely turnaround to the worst of alternatives… socialism has nothing but corrution in it’s history…
This is from bad to worse… Did we all loose common sense here?
commented 2015-05-06 09:27:57 -0400
Get ready AB for a Glen Murray, Greg Selenger style of rape and pillage the electorate that we are experiencing here in Manitoba. The NDP now tax everything that used to be exempt from PST, not to mention ripping up legislation and sticking us with the highest PST in the country. Also many new enviro-taxes on electronic consumers. The NDP have run severe deficit budgets since 2009 and this year didn’t even make an attempt to feign financial credibility. For 2015 the NDP is planning to add, only a “meager” $422 million to the deficit for their 2015 budget, with a comprehensive plan to run deficits until at least 2018. Manitoba’s debt, thanks to the NDP is $36 billion an growing. Their first PST has done nothing to stop the bleeding so, it comes as no surprise they are considering another PST hike and who knows what else. The Socialist agenda is not working and will never work.
Albertans, in comparison to other Provinces have been living the high life. All Albertans best prepare themselves for a huge hit and a severe drain on their pocket books. Welcome to 4 years of hell with no one to blame but yourselves.
commented 2015-05-06 09:19:33 -0400
Anonymous, that was a depressing post. True, but depressing. The decline of our Western civilization lead by socialists. It is too bad they cannot see what they are doing. Brainwashed is correct.
commented 2015-05-06 08:22:41 -0400
My kids are Millenniums now 29 and 30, highly influence by socialist beliefs being expounded with the educational system, one of them and a majority of their peers are socialist in theory. This group is now having a major influence in gov’t and gov’t leadership, NB elected one recently. What has happened in AB is exactly what is going to happen Federally,as this younger generation influence their parents and become more vocal. Seven years of Obama leadership of pitted class against class and now the seeds are starting to sprout. Brainwashing has worked on our youth, the pendulum is past 6 and moving quickly to the extreme left, momentum can be slowed but the writing is on the wall. Big gov’t, bigger spending, bigger taxes, lower standard of living, and more freedoms restricted, well at least for most, others will really benefit.
commented 2015-05-06 05:31:49 -0400
It’s a scary thought, but poetic justice nonetheless.
commented 2015-05-06 05:28:48 -0400
It appears the population of Alberta has gone insane en masse. If Albertan’s needed an example of NDP incompetence, they only had to look at Manitoba. Greg Selinger and his band of clowns are destroying the economic viability of Manitoba. Lets hope Alberta’s neophyte government can avoid the mistakes of past NDP provincial governments. But, I am not holding my breath.
commented 2015-05-06 02:38:51 -0400
The arrogance of politicians. The call of the troff is so loud that that it cannot be resisted by most. The stupid greedy arrogant Conservative and conservative parties in Alberta have now been displaced by the commies. They will slash and burn for 4 more years, and Alberta will start looking like Sask looked before Brad Wall stopped the bleeding. What do I care living here in BC? Plenty. The rest of the country should be worried too. Alberta has been a cow for the milking. The hubris of politicians in power never ceases to amaze me. What they don’t seem to realize is that the guys who put up the real money, that is the businessmen, will walk if they perceive that the screwing is on. A tip. It’s time to buy more real estate in Sask. And run for the hills, (make that the plains) the commies are coming and they want your cash. And whatttt, Prentice has resigned, who would have seen that coming, as in everybody. Where’s Danielle when you don’t need her? OOOOh yes. She could almost smell the troff but just got too, what’s the word I am looking for, greedy? The real winner . Alison Redford, she’s probably watching and howling from Palm Springs. Serves them right, right? I wasn’t that bad at all was I? Time to crack a fresh box of vino and celebrate.
commented 2015-05-06 02:26:35 -0400
What a sad day for Alberta. I do want to congratulate Brian Jean and his winning candidates (my riding is one,) for what they have accomplished in a month. You guys worked so hard and quadrupled your number of seats. Be very proud of that. We’ ll have to be patient and in 4 years try again and I know in the meantime you will be keeping a close eye on the NDP’s and with the help of rebel .ca they won’t get away with too much.
commented 2015-05-06 02:03:46 -0400
Ron Zager I dont think this was a vote for any orange wave. It was essentially an electorate who was fed up with the PC’s and would have supported the WR if Smith hadn’t been the moron she proved to be. What they did is vote for C which seemed the only alternative.

You have to remember Alberta is a neophyte never having had an NDP government so they believed all the spin. Practice makes perfect but they will have to suffer through four years of mayhem, ineptness and incompetence.
commented 2015-05-06 01:57:06 -0400
For all those saying she is a different NDP leader. There is no such animal, look at her history. The old man was a dyed in the wool NDPer who led the AB party when it was just a rumour. She took it over out of philosophic agreement with the lefty platform. The only different NDP leaders are ones that are tied to labour and ones that are tied to wacko environmentalists. Both bad news for the economy.