April 05, 2016

Notley NDP vote down recall legislation — and PCs go along with them

Rebel Staff
 

The Alberta NDP has voted down recall legislation.

The legislation, Bill 201, was a private member's bill brought forward by Wildrose MLA for Drayton Valley-Devon, Mark Smith. The bill was defeated 21 to 55.

A recall law would have allowed the citizens of Alberta to initiate a process to hold a by-election in between general election cycles. The proposed legislation had built in safeguards against abuse and nuisance attempts at recall, like a $5,000 fee and a 60 day window to collect signatures for 66% of the electorate in a particular riding targeted for recall.

None of these measures mattered to the NDP.

Watch my video to see who shockingly voted along with the NDP and against the 11,000 Albertans who signed a petition asking for recall legislation.

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commented 2016-04-07 10:26:11 -0400
Rick McIvor has served notice that he and his party are liberal now, not conservative at all. Rick likes to be the boss. He and his ego need to go.
commented 2016-04-06 14:12:09 -0400
A New Distroyer(Democtrate) voting against democracy too funny (Ihave no spell chking)
commented 2016-04-06 13:41:17 -0400
This issue should NOT be left for the politicians to vote on. It is a classic conflict of interest. Of course the politician will defeat this bill as it concerns their job. This is a voter issue WE the people should be the ones voting on that issue.
commented 2016-04-06 11:54:18 -0400
It is a sad, sad day in Alberta!
commented 2016-04-06 09:54:48 -0400
Just an example of my belief the P/C’s will implode is the Calgary Greenwood by-election, which was a four way split and not the run away it has been in the past for the P/C’s. The protest vote that went Non-Democratic Party in 2015, disappeared. However, the P/C’s did not dominate the riding like the past. Instead, the Redford Liberals went home to the Liberal Party, while the conservative supporters headed to the W/R party. The next election in that riding will be between the W/R and Liberals, with imploded P/C’s being well behind the Non-Democrats.

So again, Rutherford, Ormand and Manning, just let the process play out. I’m thinking they are shills to keep the P/C’s alive and not concerned conservatives wishing to strengthen the right.
commented 2016-04-06 09:13:44 -0400
The biggest issue here is not that the NDP voted down the Recall legislation, but that the Progressive Conservatives voted it down.

The PC party is now socialist and has been since Ralph was booted out by his party as Premier.

I always used to vote PC until they booted out Ralph. Then I looked into the party a little closer and saw socialist red everywhere.

They are not conservative at all anymore, which explains why the left likes the PC party.

Anyone who votes for the PC party now is either a lefty/socialist who maybe believes they are conservative, or is a conservative who just is not paying attention at all to what has happened to their party.
commented 2016-04-06 09:05:59 -0400
@ Sean Penson – Can you show an example of how the WildRose party is fascist?

Anxiously awaiting your reply.
commented 2016-04-06 08:55:41 -0400
The No Democracy Party will not allow itself to be thrown out by will of the people! Horrors! How can they be communists if the people get to challenge them?!
commented 2016-04-06 08:44:00 -0400
The simple fact is that the so called Progressive Conservative Party in Alberta has more commonality with the Liberal Party than they do with conservatism . The PC.s should unite with the Liberals instead of The Wild Rose.
commented 2016-04-06 03:54:39 -0400
Typo… “is” fundamental to democracy…
commented 2016-04-06 03:52:58 -0400
Opposing recall legislation, yet calling yourself a “Conservative” is an oxymoron… Holding the people you elected accountable, full term, mid term, quarter term, whatever term, if fundamental to democracy…
commented 2016-04-06 01:49:56 -0400
Okay, that helps. The fog is starting to clear.
I’m thinking this comment of Canadian Mongrels’ makes sense, " Repeating myself, the P/C’s will implode. The Redford liberals will go Alberta Liberal; right thinkers will go W/R. Now if only Manning, Rutherford and Orland let the process work out, instead of being the 5th column to ensure another Non-Democrat win."

I wasn’t sure what to think of APF and Rutherford, but they kinda look like the 5th wheel to me. The PC’s still don’t have any intention of being accountable. Wildrose looks like the only choice to me.
commented 2016-04-06 01:10:30 -0400
Betrayed by progressives. This is surprising?
commented 2016-04-05 23:47:41 -0400
Its pretty sick coming from one party touting itself as piety incarnate and the other as open-minded. What could be more democratic than recall? Existence bias wins again in Canada.
commented 2016-04-05 23:18:51 -0400
Why Shannon, just because the vast majority of Albertans are not fascist and will never support Wild Rose! The only credible alternatives to the Notley NDP is the PROGRESSIVE Conservative Association of Alberta or the Alberta Liberal Party. Wild Rose barely registers in Calgary, and is a tiny blip in Edmonton
commented 2016-04-05 22:18:09 -0400
Re Sean Penson: How about none of us respond to any of “Sean Penson’s” baiting comments. Ever! Nothing drives these trolls nuts more than being ignored. Thanks…………..
commented 2016-04-05 21:27:46 -0400
Albertans better their act together and unite the right or the dippers will again and again no matter how bad they are…
commented 2016-04-05 21:24:43 -0400
Danielle Smith, all on you honey, sweetheart, cupcake, sweet cheeks. Unlike jt your nice hair didn’t work so well. Same mental capacity though, and yes you have nice socks as well.
commented 2016-04-05 21:24:38 -0400
Too many idiots still asleep in my province to only have 11,000 signatures.
And yes of course the pc’s and nd’s voted no, that would mean that they would feel accountable to the people. Politicians are never accountable to their slaves.
commented 2016-04-05 21:04:51 -0400
This is a non issue. Private members’ bills very seldom pass. The logical alternative to the NDP is the PCAA, not Wild Rose, so recall will never happen
commented 2016-04-05 20:55:44 -0400
“When the government fears the people …”

I wonder when the WildRose takes the election in 2019 with a majority if they will immediately re-introduce and pass this bill. Let’s hope so.
commented 2016-04-05 20:50:21 -0400
LOL… who says the PCs aren’t “forward thinking”?
commented 2016-04-05 20:47:53 -0400
I gave up my PC membership in Ontario and I think I would do the same if I lived in AB.
I’m not giving another penny to the Federal PC till I find out who the new leader will be. If the Federal Conservative party resembles any of the Provincial Conservative parties I’m switching to the Libertarian. party…….or moving to SK.
commented 2016-04-05 20:23:39 -0400
I don’t fear the government. I fear the 34% of the people who vote because someone’s good looking
commented 2016-04-05 20:22:03 -0400
Shouldn’t the PEOPLE be doing the voting on this issue? Of course the pigs won’t vote themselves away from the trough!!
commented 2016-04-05 20:08:21 -0400
Repeating myself, the P/C’s will implode. The Redford liberals will go Alberta Liberal; right thinkers will go W/R. Now if only Manning, Rutherford and Orland let the process work out, instead of being the 5th column to ensure another Non-Democrat win.
commented 2016-04-05 19:58:17 -0400
Perhaps the PC should merge with the NDP as they seem to have a lot in common. If they had voted with WR, that might have given them some momentum with Albertans, who knows.
commented 2016-04-05 19:51:36 -0400
I was hoping the pc’s would cross the floor and join Wild Rose ,but now I can see them following Jensen across the floor to join the dippers
commented 2016-04-05 19:48:49 -0400
The slow motion NDP are just as happy to see the NDP in power as themselves. This is what Rutherford and others want to hookup with, plus stay in the rule of eastern Canada. No thanks.
commented 2016-04-05 19:39:13 -0400
And that, ladies and gentlemen is why the Cons were trounced.

They have grown corrupt and have yet to learn their lesson.

The entire provincial party morass needs a good cleaning.