October 31, 2016

Wildrose AGM finds MLAs optimistic and ready to fight for Alberta taxpayers

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

I went to the Wildrose Annual General Meeting in Red Deer and asked Wildrose MLAs Leela Aheer, Jason Nixon and Derek Fildebrandt what was on their agendas for the fall sitting of the legislature.

The last Wildrose AGM was like a post mortem of the election loss to the NDP. But not this one.

This AGM was bigger, more hopeful and unity minded. It looks like the MLAs are ready to fight.

After being at the AGM, it’s no wonder the NDP have the entire fall Legislature sitting set for a measly total of sixteen days.

They don’t want to face the questions of this highly motivated opposition.

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commented 2016-11-01 12:08:14 -0400
Sheila, nice upbeat report on the Wildrose AGM. Disappointing, however, that you didn’t report on Wildrose’s reluctance to take a strong stand in support of parental rights in education. One of the two resolution calling for greater parental involvement and consultation was defeated (aided and abetted by none other than Derek Fildebrandt speaking to defeat the motion despite his past declared lack of interest in social issues) with a unanimous or near unanimous vote against it that was accompanied by a loud cheer from the members. Accordingly, Global News delightedly understandably carried the bold headline, “Wildrose party members in Alberta have overwhelmingly voted down a motion to include parents in all issues related to a child’s education, including sexual identity or identification”. The Calgary Herald likewise reported that party members “overwhelmingly voted down a motion to include parents in all issues related to a child’s education, including sexual identity or identification.”
Furthermore because of the low ranking by the Constituency Associations of a proposed amendment to Wildrose’s Environmental policy which called for an end to its support for man-made climate change and "advancing … alternative renewable energy sources”, as per its existing policy statement, the proposed amendment conveniently (for the party) never came up to be heard within the 2-hour time allotted for debating and voting on policy proposals at the AGM. With such an ongoing position, the Wildrose Party, a supposedly conservative party, aligns itself with the globalists and socialists who want to use the hoax of man-made global warming to overturn our free enterprise capitalist system.
From my perspective, a disappointing day for conservatism with the Wildrose party showing a lack of boldness, basically playing it safe. A Calgary Herald report on the AGM was entitled, ‘Wildrose members give leader mandate to fight to end Alberta carbon tax”. Seems like the strategy is ‘we can win the next election saying we will kill the carbon tax and staying away from any potentially controversial issues because we are afraid of the media’. Sad.
commented 2016-10-31 21:54:06 -0400
Two years is too long to wait for sanity to return to my beloved province. We should be dogging into Dipper malfeasance and launch private prosecutions if the AG won’t.

The AGM missed the big question about vote splitting.
commented 2016-10-31 21:40:06 -0400
@mongrel…. What if Ms Invisible is only allowed out on Sundays?

I liked Derrick’s enthusiasm. Wish I could have attended.

The ndp are scum. AXE THE TAX

DJBT,Wynne and Notley
commented 2016-10-31 19:36:24 -0400
Ditto on the 16 days!!!! Even the NDP voters should be pissed at this!!
Does this mean we only get to see 16 pieces of moronic legislation then? Or will they just double up on stupid and we get more.
commented 2016-10-31 18:13:45 -0400
Sixteen days? No wonder they are the Non-Democratic Party. Or maybe they are sensitive to the needs of the invisible energy minister, who can only leave her safe space to be in public for a limited time period, which must be sixteen days.
commented 2016-10-31 17:04:58 -0400
When I was in grade two, and somebody told me I was in charge of ( going to school days ) I would have said 16 days