April 04, 2016

Saskatchewan election: Is Brad Wall the Canadian right’s great hope — or its last stand?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander
 

It’s election night in Saskatchewan, and Canada’s only conservative first minister, Brad Wall, looks set for a third majority government.

Saskatchewan seemed to be permanently lost to the NDP, who drove out entrepreneurs until the only voters who remained already worked for the leftist government, or were on welfare or were seniors on pensions.

Wall proved you could change a province called “Red Square” into an entrepreneurial power-house.

Or — maybe Brad Wall is the last stand. Has the pendulum swung so far to the left, with Trudeau and Notley, that it may never swing back?

I believe in hope — otherwise, why would we be fighting the good fight at the Rebel? Tonight should be a victory for Canada’s conservatives. But if we’re going to save this country, we need a lot more wins.

Tonight, my guests are the king of Saskatchewan’s airwaves, John Gormley, to talk about what could happen tonight, along with Alberta broadcaster Dave Rutherford.

PLUS I'll share my viewer mail, good and bad!

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commented 2016-04-07 03:25:41 -0400
i like brad wall i have been tweeting @jkenney for pm and brad wall for pm i think jason kenney would make an amazing pm he is fluent in french. but wall would do well to except he not quite as good in french. even though i don’t agree with having to know french. there are interpaters for that.
commented 2016-04-06 12:45:24 -0400
JACK PALLANCE

For one thing, Sask. still has a public healthcare system, a hallmark of Socialism.

Moreoever, there is no such thing as private property rights in Sask.

I know all Canadians are weirdos and have no concept of what Conservatism really is. Live in Texas and you will know what real Conservatism is.

Apart from many things, the most important are private property rights, the right to own firearms, and the right to C&C those firearms.

Wall is a CINO by default because he’s a Canadian.

Canadian conservative – there’s no such thing.
commented 2016-04-06 04:13:46 -0400
Forget ideology for a moment. The important thing is that he turned the province from a hole, to finally experiencing a golden age.
commented 2016-04-05 23:56:50 -0400
I agree with Sam, the media in this country is a lost cause much like in the US. The main reason I can’t see Wall on a federal level presently is due to the massive cash injection/back patting JT gave to CBC. Wall is intelligent enough to know that it would take about 3 terms to reform the situation in SK, which was a heavily entrenched NDP architecture. Writing off new ideas as centrism as if that word is a pejorative is quite dismissive considering Wall is the only right of centre Premier in the country ATM IMHO. What’s so wrong with new ideas in this country?
commented 2016-04-05 18:53:48 -0400
Sadly, he could not run federally because the mainstream Conservative Media would automatically claim him unfit because he is unilingual/can not speak French.

I could not believe hearing Lowell Green stating this, where he was someone who was politically incorrect and previously spoke out against such bigotry. Now, like most media Cons, become a castrated “don’t want to rock the boat” type.

In reality, only a tiny Francophone element are bigots who put language ahead of ability, but the moronic mainstream politically correct Conservative Media does not realize this, or does not want to stand up to such bigots.

Else, they would want him spending valuable time learning and keeping up French skills because these PC conservative cowards and uncle toms
commented 2016-04-05 18:50:33 -0400
I still await being blocked from the OPP’s tweets as well … for calling them ‘Tyrannical losers’. ;P

On a side note, to do with social media(-ish) … Any chance that a functionality allowing users to ‘@’-mention another user could be implemented? Maybe even threads?

Anyhow, thanks for the great shows and keep ’em up! :D
commented 2016-04-05 18:17:08 -0400
Yikes, sounds like the OPP may only be there to serve and protect people who do not hurt their feelings – or perhaps they just have an irrational fear of Ezra!?
commented 2016-04-05 15:43:13 -0400
….you’re right Dieter, the NDP would be a much better alternative for Sask.
Not.
commented 2016-04-05 15:17:55 -0400
Wall will never support universal gun ownership or C&C.

I don’t like him already.
commented 2016-04-05 15:14:14 -0400
Wall is just another CINO douchebag. His Centrism is just more of the same.

Leadership requires courage, and he doesn’t have it.
commented 2016-04-05 12:11:09 -0400
I don’t quite understand the Brad Wall situation and how he escapes the vitriol that other conservatives like Harper, Rob Ford, ect , have faced. He does prove that principled fiscal conservatism works. You can make a case and voters can and will vote for it. At least that is true for Saskatchewan. I’m not sure for the rest of Canada.
commented 2016-04-05 10:50:59 -0400
Just finished watching Brad Wall’s victory speech. He is a man of drive and humility. He specifically stated that he supports the oil and gas industry.

I wish we could have here in Alberta a government that supports the oil and gas sector. Can’t wait until the NDP are booted out of office.
commented 2016-04-05 10:35:01 -0400
Yup I’m thrilled. Maybe I should move there before tjey lock the gates!
commented 2016-04-05 10:21:33 -0400
I think I can safely say the almost all real conservatives in Canada are celebrating Brad Wall’s win.

Way to go Brad! Whoot! Whoot!
commented 2016-04-05 10:14:25 -0400
Ron Christensen misspells calling NDP Sucks a bigot. Talk about the kettle calling the pot black. Ron Christensen is the biggest bigot that posts on this website.

@ NDP Sucks – In regards to separation, I like the idea but when it comes to the next election, will they have enough to supplant the NDP and take office? I want to throw my support in behind the party that has the most likelihood of taking office and kicking out the NDP.

One thing is for sure, I oppose any party Ron Christensen, Sean Penson and the other socialist trolls on this site support.
commented 2016-04-05 10:09:26 -0400
whats a bogot idiot ron
commented 2016-04-05 09:50:05 -0400
DARYL HERMAN commented 11 hours ago
@ndp Sucks commented 23 mins ago

YUP! Have been supporting this movement ever since I found out about it (them)! Phuck confederation – Alberta has been the punching bag for long enough. Since 1905 Alberta has taken one shit-kicking after another! ENOUGH! It is time we throw some kicks towards the east!
And it looks like Saskatchewan would side with us. Not too sure about Manitoba – they have too many queers!

Your movement goes NOWHERE Dream on bogot!
commented 2016-04-05 09:46:13 -0400
The final results for Saskatchewan:

Sask Party = 51
NDP = 10

Way to go Brad Wall !!
commented 2016-04-05 09:30:07 -0400
Don Armitage said, “… I’m willing to compromise to some extent to get rid of the socialists, but what is the point if the new party ends up just like the Liberals?”

Exactly! Merging the right in Alberta is a good idea as long as the merger dumps the socialists in the PC party. Unfortunately, I think most of the real conservatives (small “c”) have already left the PC party. But there is no point in the merger if the newly formed party just becomes socialist again.
commented 2016-04-05 04:36:13 -0400
Agree that we need one party with new name. I would support & fully back a new right wing party.
commented 2016-04-05 02:56:59 -0400
The B.C. liberals are liberal in name only they are closer to a conservative gov and I hope and pray Christy Clark wins the next election
commented 2016-04-05 02:18:32 -0400
So tonight, I decided to sit through the CTV national news to see the results of the Saskatchewan election. The CTV gave about half a minute, if that, to the election. Instead, they gave more time and an earlier spot to black lives matter in Ontario. So Brad Wall winning was the fourth story after Panama, Black Lives Matter, and refugees and migrants in Europe.

Has the pendulum swung too far left to the point where it can’t come back? Maybe in Manitoba. If the conservative party pulls off a win here in Manitoba, it will be because the left got split.
commented 2016-04-05 01:49:58 -0400
Well. NDP didn’t do too well; its leader lost his seat of Saskatoon-Westview. Liberals did piss poor. Ran candidates in all 61 ridings, but only got 3.6% of the votes; none of its candidates came close to winning.

NDP did gain, or at least hold on to, some of its traditional base in Saskatoon, Regina and the two far north ridings of Cumberland and Athabasca.

One of the few SP defeat for re-election was one of the two seats in Prince Albert.
commented 2016-04-05 01:38:44 -0400
Last stand I’m afraid. Just look at the opinions of the electorate across Canada. About 66% of the population supports government taxation and social programs.
commented 2016-04-05 01:38:25 -0400
Congrats Saskatchewan. If it had turned out any other way I would have been so depressed. At least there is one province which will make sense in this country. Enjoyed both your interviews Ezra. I’m in BC, but try to catch Gormley’s show when I can, you can never have too many people around who speak plain common sense. I am trying to get a handle on what chance Alberta might have of pulling themselves back into a life boat. That poll didn’t really make me feel better. I’m not sure how all these stubborn groups will ever agree enough to unite. Its starting to look to me like the APF is going to complicate matters and I can’t see a merge with the PC’s being successful. Oh how different things would be today if Danielle Smith had held her ground with Wildrose.
commented 2016-04-05 00:46:24 -0400
What a slaughter!!!!!! 50 seats to the Saskatchewan party, and only 11 ndp. Congrats to all our brothers and sisters in Saskatchewan!!!!!!! And to you premier Wall. Hey nutley did you forget to send your cabinet to help campaign behind the straw curtain? LMAO
commented 2016-04-05 00:35:12 -0400
The Liberal Party of Canada is the same federally and provincially. The New Democrat Party is the same federally and provincially. The Conservative Party of Canada? Well, conservatives have to vote for a patch-work of a dozen different parties spread out across the nation with little support offered to any at election time. We just had a great leader in Stephen Harper who fashioned a cohesive national party from the corpse left over from the internecine battle between the old Progressive Conservatives and Reform parties. Unless conservatives across the nation unite under one Conservative Party, federally and provincially, the right will be a split vote and we are doomed to endure twenty years of socialism!
commented 2016-04-04 23:46:53 -0400
Daryl Herman. Looking for you on facebook. Do you have an account?

The Alberta Independence Movement has sister groups set up in BC, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The ultimate goal is to unite all western provinces into one republic. Each province would have to separate by a referendum. Imagine the wealth that would stay out west and not in the hands of Trudeau and Quebec!
commented 2016-04-04 23:39:48 -0400
FRANK ROSATI;
Yes, I had a bad Buffering problem also.