April 30, 2015

Alberta election: Notley defends young, inexperienced NDP candidates

Rebel Staff

With her party surging in the polls, NDP leader Rachel Notley is coming under scrutiny over her party's young, inexperienced candidates.

University students running for the NDP in ridings where they were thought to have little hope of winning are suddenly in contention.

In Calgary, Notley was asked if she has the bench strength to put together a decent cabinet let alone a good
useful caucus.

She says every party has university students running and in a young province, that's not a bad thing.

Notley argues young people can be good representatives despite not having as much life experience as
some older people.

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commented 2015-05-02 07:46:39 -0400
@ Fecal

No response to my challenge. This is the second one I have made. No, I didn’t think you had it in you to debate, just drive-by insults. Poooor little Fecal is frightened of a “redneck” conservative.
commented 2015-05-01 09:25:29 -0400
Fecal Point – "But when a woman totally destroys a seasoned politician during the debate … "

Revisionists history. She did well, but I guess you are using over-exaggeration as a figure of speech to emphasis your point, right?

I look at three things when I consider what an NDP government would be like in Alberta.

1. What were they like when governing other provinces?
2. What are their policies?
3. What are they promising they will do?

1. They destroyed the economies of every province in which the governed.
2. Their policies state they will implement many social programs.
3. They already stated they are against pipelines and the oilsands.

Fecal, you can attack the people that support the Wildrose as you have for whatever reason, but that is just a deflection from the real issue that you cannot defend the NDP you lust for so very much based upon their policies and the actions of previous NDP governments from other provinces.

So, once you are done attacking the people who support the Wildrose, care for a debate on the pro and cons of the NDP vs. the Wildrose?
commented 2015-05-01 01:06:34 -0400
Newfoundland is the youngest province in confederation. Not Alberta. Back to school for Rachel.
commented 2015-05-01 00:07:51 -0400
Interesting someone calling the Wildrose Klansmen. They have candidates who trace their roots to Asia.
commented 2015-04-30 23:58:40 -0400
Of course we’re up in arms over an NDP “takeover”, Fecal! Why shouldn’t we be? You ever lived under an NDP government? Were you in it for the handouts and “perks”? All I ever got was bureaucracy and taxes on EVERYTHING, including taxes on taxes! I lived in a province where the main industry got destroyed, because the NDP didn’t want to appear as “betraying the environment” in clearcutting and burning a swath of forest infected with the pine beetle. Well, guess what? The pine beetle spread and wrecked BC’s forest industry… and spread to Alberta. Of course I tell people what I personally lived through, and what my friends and family are still living with (the aftereffects) from the NDP. Most people with a “hate on” for the NDP are “survivors”, and share their experiences with others. Why shouldn’t we? Socialism is DESTRUCTIVE. And you wonder why we’re up in arms? Do yourself a favor — live in Nova Scotia for a year. Live in Manitoba for a year… or four. THEN tell me how glorious the NDP is. Nobody else living there will.

As far as the “fearmongering we’ve created” goes, don’t kid yourself. This is a small website, with few followers. Most times Ezra and crew are “preaching to the choir.” Nobody not-right-wing comes here. The mainstream media doesn’t broadcast what is mentioned here. This is a closed group, in effect. Most Albertans pay attention to and will be swayed by the mainstream media, who HATE the Wildrose. You’re correct in saying it was the Conservative arrogance and the Wildrose defectors who created this. Absolutely. And this website, because it didn’t exist back then, had absolutely jack-diddley-squat to do with it. Most members here are individualists and initiative-takers, and want government minimized and OUT of our pockets. THAT is why we support Wildrose, which happens to be the only party on the ticket who is NOT going to raise any taxes, and who is planning to REDUCE the size of government.

I have to live within a budget. So do you, Fecal. So does everybody in this province and country. Why is it that a government doesn’t have to? It’s nonsensical. If I fiscally ran my company the way the government is fiscally run, I’d bankrupt and homeless inside two years. Yet the governments feel they can borrow with impunity. Again, that’s why we support the Wildrose. (Maybe government should let its citizens run their finances the way the government does, and see what kind of a mess the province ends up in…?)

It’s not “fearmongering”, Fecal. It’s practicality. It’s reality. It’s NOT ideology and theory.
commented 2015-04-30 22:48:12 -0400
Interesting how the Wildrose Klansmen are up in arms over the notion of the NDP taking over. A couple weeks ago, nobody would even give them the time of day. But when a woman totally destroys a seasoned politician during the debate and the pride of the Wildrose displays as much charm as a piece of driftwood, it’s no surprise why the NDP have suddenly become contenders.
Put away your torches and pitchforks, everyone, as much as I hate to admit it, the NDP aren’t going to win. However, they’ll sure be critical in the kingmaking department.
Just remember it was the very fearmongering you created (as well as the Tory arrogance) that drove a lot of people into the NDP camp. Back in the day, scum like you railed against visible minorities. Later on, it was the gay contingent. Now, you’ve got a hate-on for socialists, even though nothing in their platform even come close to indicating what you fear might happen?
Give your heads a shake. Or are you too busy deciding who you’ll hate next?
commented 2015-04-30 20:36:52 -0400
I have no problem with young inexperienced MLA’s. Too long there have been experienced useless MLA’s and MP’s. I don’t want the NDP to win but to be afraid of the young is nonsense.
commented 2015-04-30 19:25:18 -0400
If Alberta votes in the NDP to run the province, then the Albertans that voted NDP ARE more stupid than the Ontarians that voted for Wynn.

An NDP government would destroy Alberta not just because we would have a lot of youth running the province (and they would be in over their heads) but because the NDP are anti-oil, anti-pipeline, anti-big business, pro-union. All the bad things for the economy.

When Alberta’s economy tanks because of the NDP, all of Canada will suffer. No, this is not a boast.

For the past couple of decades Alberta has been putting into the Provincial Equalization program varying from 12 Billion to 24 Billion per year. How many provinces depend upon the money that comes from Alberta? The number is 7. That money will dry up.

How many people came to Alberta to get a job? Well, I do not know for sure, but I doubt I would be far off if I said about a million or so over the past 15 years. When the jobs dry up because the oil industry has to shut mostly down because the NDP are against the pipelines (have to export the product to sell it) and oil production, then many of those million will have to go back to their home provinces. Alberta loses revenue from taxes and economic activity slows (you know, because they are not here to spend anymore).

The NDP are bad for Alberta. Why cannot people see that?

Do NDP loving Albertans hate Alberta that much or are they just brain dead? If you are an NDP lover, then I hope you take offence to that comment.
commented 2015-04-30 19:10:09 -0400
the NDP could be the benefit of the split vote, the same way the federal conservatives have gained power. In some cases you can get less than 40% to get a majority, depending on how a vote is split with the alternative parties. If the NDP wins, it may just be a reflection of what the fcuk, might as well give these idiots a try…ugh…the left is winning…
commented 2015-04-30 18:54:35 -0400
Alberta wants to vote in children to run the province. Is it possible that Alberta voters are more stupid than Ontario?