The Progressive Conservative candidate in the Calgary Greenway by-election had Trudeaumania and he doesn't want you to know about it.
Prab Gill is the PC candidate in Calgary Greenway. Former PC MLA for Greenway Manmeet Bhullar was tragically killed in December and the NDP called a snap by-election to be held in the riding March 22.
Controversy was already swirling after Gill was hand selected by the PC higher ups to be their anointed candidate in the by-election without a nomination. After outcry about the undemocratic appointment at the constituency level, the PCs backtracked and ran a nomination where - surprise! - Gill was victorious.
But Gill is a Trudeau fan. A huge one even. How do I know? I looked for myself.
Watch the video to see the Trudeaumania tweets Prab Gill sent and watch me confront him with his own words. There’s also a shocking statement Gill makes that reveals a lot about the state of the PC party in Alberta.
Prab Gill was hand selected by PC party leadership. This means running federal Liberals as provincial conservatives is a feature of the PC party and not a bug. It’s a matter of unwritten policy. It’s designed to confuse and mislead people who are still loyal to the party brand out of nostalgia. These are Liberals trading on conservative name recognition.
It’s so dishonest. It’s a campaign built on deception.
I’m all for uniting the right and ending the vote split on the conservative side of the ballot. But uniting the right means joining conservatives with other conservatives, not joining conservatives with federal Liberals in blue ties.