Much of what I'll talk about tonight is contingent upon Jason Kenney winning the Alberta election tomorrow.
But I know enough about my home province to know that it’s done with Rachel Notley and her NDP destroyers. There’s no drama, there’s no contest. I think Jason Kenney's United Conservatives will get up to 70 seats out of 87.
So what should he do?
I think on the very first day, he needs to fire a lot of holdovers from the Notley era — dozens, probably hundreds of people. Entire agencies, if need be.
Not just to send a message; not just to save money; but because otherwise, they will become malicious holdovers, like Donald Trump faced when he took office.
Right away, Kenney should cancel abominations like Alberta’s carbon tax and the war on the coal plants. There should be 100 similar projects cancelled in the first week. Cancel the kooky tricks and programs, like free solar panels. (For a province when there’s snow on the roof half the year.)
And all the while, a no-shredding order should go out. You know Notley's NDP destroyers will break that law, but you should try to enforce it anyways.
The media and the public sector union bosses will be the true official opposition in Alberta going forwards.
But another problem he faces are those I call entryists. You already Progressive Conservative lobbyists who have been lean for four years, all lining up. And many of them bring the corruption of red Tory politics with them.
Even if the past few days I’ve seen would-be lobbyists jockeying to get a piece of the action as “moderate, sensible conservatives”, not like the deplorables who actually got Kenney elected. I can assure you there’s a lot more money in being a pro-carbon tax lobbyist than being against it.
It’s something to watch out for.
But I suppose the last thing the last challenge, is a good one:
It’s Justin Trudeau. TONIGHT I'll explain what I mean.
By the way:
We’ll be having a LIVE ELECTION NIGHT YouTube show tomorrow, starting at 7:45pm MT (9:45pm ET).
Sheila and Keean will be at Kenney’s election night headquarters, while I’ll be here in our Toronto outpost, taking your comments and questions in real time.
It’ll be great! I hope you'll join us.
NEXT: Lorne Gunter joins me to talk more about tomorrow's historic election in Alberta.
FINALLY: Your messages to me!