April 07, 2019

Bernard Hancock enters political fray to “put a conservative choice on the ballot”

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On Friday’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, our old friend Bernard “The Roughneck” Hancock joined me to talk about throwing his (hard) hat into the ring and entering the Alberta election as a candidate.

The next step in his activism of standing up for the oil patch and the working people of Alberta, was to enter the political fray and run for elected office.

Bernard is running as a Freedom Conservative Party of Alberta candidate in his riding of Grand Prairie, a town that runs on oil and gas.

Watch as Bernard explains why he’s running and what he hopes to accomplish.

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commented 2019-04-09 02:23:14 -0400
Just to say again, we vote for the best man or woman in our riding. Maybe Bernard will win a seat and so will some of his fellows. You do not have to be NDP or United Conservative to have a voice. Albertans in each riding can make up their minds.
commented 2019-04-08 16:28:45 -0400
Bernard is very articulate, well read and has moral character. The NDP. liberals and conservatives are all on different levels of bad. A new party is needed in Canada and in Alberta also. You have to start somewhere, foot in the door this time could mean some influence next time. Having said that, as long as Kenney hasn’t gone back on pipelines he will be an improvement on Notley as she is lying about her support for them.
commented 2019-04-08 13:04:42 -0400
good luck bernard
commented 2019-04-08 09:52:26 -0400
Good for him…It’s unfortunate that even if the FCP wins all their ridings they would still be unable to form a government. I think it’s particularly depressing to think that because of it the vote will again be split and there is a very real possibility of the communists getting another term, albeit most likely a minority this time.
commented 2019-04-08 09:15:09 -0400
I think political parties should be banned altogether, especially at the provincial level. Whipped votes are not democracy.
commented 2019-04-08 01:00:42 -0400
William Kay, such is our system. If a good man or woman wants to run in the riding where they live—if they feel they have something to offer to their neighbours and like minded people in their area—good on them.

Such is our system, remarkably, that voters see their best choice. It is not strategic as much as to vote for the best person running in the riding.

Good luck to Bernard Handcock and his party-mates. Each of them has a good chance.
commented 2019-04-08 00:44:08 -0400
When Derek Fildebrandt announced the Freedom Conservatives (FCP) would be contesting this election he stressed they wouldn’t run candidates where the NDP had a chance of winning; in other words, he wouldn’t divide the Conservative vote where it might lead to an NDP victory. Yet, in 14 of the 24 ridings where the FCP are fielding candidates (including Grande Prairie) the NDP either won in 2015 or finished a close second. The situation is a murky due to to electoral boundary changes; but there doesn’t seem to be any effort on FCP’s part to avoid vote splitting.
commented 2019-04-08 00:39:03 -0400
Good luck to Bernard Handcock. He seems like a free thinker.
commented 2019-04-08 00:33:29 -0400
Is the Rebel really trying to use Bernie the Roughneck as a prop? Voters in Alberta are not stupid. Alberta has the youngest average age of any province in Canada and the vast majority were born here. Young voters really do not like to be stereotyped.
commented 2019-04-07 22:35:05 -0400
Sheer said that Trudeau interfered and therefore broke the Law. He also said dozens of times that Trudeau should resign.
Since Politicians are only protected for what they say in Parliament, Sheer may have to apologize, or if Trudeau wins the election, he will drop the suit.
commented 2019-04-07 22:23:36 -0400
commented 2019-04-07 18:49:05 -0400
You won’t believe this!!!!! at: https://tnc.news/2019/04/07/full-legal-document-trudeau-v-scheer/

FULL LEGAL DOCUMENT: Trudeau v. Scheer

Trudeau has hired a high priced lawyer to sue Andrew Scheer over SNC accusations.

Read Trudeau’s legal letter to Scheer here.
commented 2019-04-07 13:13:34 -0400
Best of Luck to you, Bernard. If you were representing my riding, you’d have our votes.