March 19, 2019

Alberta election: Which matters more to voters? The carbon tax or Kenney's “kamikaze” campaign?

Keean BexteRebel Contributor

Premier Rachel Notley has finally done it - she has called the Alberta election. Voters will head to the polls on April 16th, where they will decide if they want four more years of Rachel Notley’s NDP, or if they want to take Jason Kenney's new United Conservative Party out for a spin.

Rachel Notley was in Calgary today where she announced the election at a small NDP rally. It's widely believed that the election will be fought in Calgary. Edmonton has historically leaned NDP, while rural Alberta is safely conservative. The NDP actually swept Alberta’s capital city last election, and it remains to be seen if the UCP will bring in a blue wave to Edmonton.

As is typical for the mainstream media they are attacking conservatives, and conservatives exclusively. The attack against Jason Kenney for right now is what they're calling the Kamikaze Scandal. Allegedly one of Kenney's fellow leadership candidates, Jeff Callaway, ran his campaign with the premise of sewering it halfway through the race, and eventually direct campaign resources to promote Kenney and his message.

Granted, it is really not much of a scandal from an American perspective, it's the sort of political maneuvering that is very common in American primary elections; but hey, it's important to the mainstream media so here we are.

Since no other journalists in Alberta seem to want to talk with real Albertans, I hit the streets in Calgary to ask voters what matters to them this election.

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commented 2019-03-20 09:00:15 -0400
I wonder if Kenny and his party can utterly destroy Notley the way Ford obliterated Wynne. We can only hope.
commented 2019-03-20 05:02:12 -0400
Another province that won’t be Liberal or NDP. Hopefully, after the next federal and provincial elections there won’t be a functioning Liberal party, a decimated NDP, and a Canada quickly on the road to recovery.

The Liberal provincial governments are becoming PC. Soon things may actually be improving. Just what is up with NDP BC?
commented 2019-03-20 01:06:10 -0400
Mike K

Yup Hinman was the man. I voted for Mark Dyrholm at the first leadership convention mainly because he had the brains and the guts to call global warming a hoax.
In the 2017 UCP Leadership convention I donated to Hinman but then the Kenney-Harper cabal jacked up the entrance fee to $90,000 and Hinman had to bail. I firmly believe that entrance fee hike (wildly unprecedented) was aimed specifically at getting Hinman out of the race.
commented 2019-03-20 00:32:41 -0400
William Kay…agreed, and I’m one of those. Voted for the first WR member, Paul Hinman.
commented 2019-03-20 00:28:31 -0400
Al Peterson…..yup, my thoughts exactly.
Personally, I was dead set against another federal has been prolonging their time at the trough at the expense of Albertans. Voted against the merger and against Kenney.
commented 2019-03-20 00:27:10 -0400
Al P – I definitely second the Western separatist sentiment.
On the other hand I don’t think this is a tempest in a tea-pot. Keep in mind the Callaway part of the scandal is tame compared to the identity theft and vote rigging allegations. Knowing what I now know I stand amazed at the lengths Kenney and (Stephen Harper) would go to to crush and humiliate the Wildrose movement; but it lives on; as sure I’m typing this.
commented 2019-03-20 00:19:40 -0400
Willian Kay it is funny that the UCP would be investigated for this tempest in a teapot while the the Libranos garner no attention for “the usual operation”.
commented 2019-03-20 00:18:04 -0400
ALBERTANS FIRST commented 4 hours ago

Alberta and other western areas need to split, it’s the only way to survive. The US will likely have something similar.
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Thats a great outcome. The continent should have been divided from north to south anyway. The west in Canada has more in common with the west in the US than with the east in Canada.

As an added bonus there would be no southern border to cross to get somewhere warm in the winter.
commented 2019-03-20 00:18:03 -0400
ALBERTANS FIRST commented 4 hours ago

Alberta and other western areas need to split, it’s the only way to survive. The US will likely have something similar.
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Thats a great outcome. The continent should have been divided from north to south anyway. The west in Canada has more in common with the west in the US than with the east in Canada.

As an added bonus there would be no southern border to cross to get somewhere warm in the winter.
commented 2019-03-19 23:38:54 -0400
I challenge the assertion that the 2017 UCP Leadership scandal(s) are no big deal. There is a rather significant law enforcement investigation going on right now. I cannot foretell the future but I’d be willing to wager charges related to conspiracy and corruption will be laid on Kenney personally. When, is another matter. The persons who are aggrieved, and the persons who are lining up to cooperate with law enforcement, are lifelong members of Alberta’s conservative community.
commented 2019-03-19 22:10:14 -0400
Keean should have asked these people if they new what Communism was.
commented 2019-03-19 20:07:18 -0400
Jill Ward,

Canada is dead, it was dead a long time ago, it’s just taken us a bit to realize it. The 1982 Charter really did us in. Ironically, there is the word “rights” in the title, but it takes them away.

Alberta and other western areas need to split, it’s the only way to survive. The US will likely have something similar. The rest of the world is fragmenting too. The globalists are tightening the screws. Trudeau is just a front man, so is Notley, and now I’m afraid Kenney is too. It’s an invasion to replace us “uppity” whites with 3rd world people who don’t share our ethics or beliefs. Many real immigrants came here, after working hard and coming to make a better life and they did. Those are immigrants we want, not this full scale invasion foisted upon us. In the meantime, anyone that thinks we can vote our way out of this is completely delusional.
commented 2019-03-19 19:57:16 -0400
Well, regardless of what Conservatives think of Kenny, there is no possible way that Kenny, no matter how Conservative In Name Only he is, could he ever be as bad as Notley.

And it is not likely that Derek Fildebrandt’s Freedom Conservative Party of Alberta will take many seats, so … suck it up, buttercups, Kenny is the best you are going to get.
commented 2019-03-19 18:16:44 -0400
Boy, what a bunch of pick-up truck-driving, rednecks, and hillbillies, eh?
No wonder Notley and Trudeau hates Alberta and the West so much!

How often do people thank you for asking their opinion?
commented 2019-03-19 17:50:16 -0400
Isn’t that convenient, they were able to get video of Notley covering up on of the staged child in the background that had her hands over her ears. All you will see is one hand to the left of Notleys head. LOL. PHONEYS
commented 2019-03-19 17:49:23 -0400
Isn’t that convenient, they were able to get video of Notley covering up on of the staged children in the background that had her hands over her ears. All you will see is one hand to the left of Notleys head. LOL. PHONEYS
commented 2019-03-19 17:29:42 -0400
I’m sure I heard this right today in a CBC interview with a ‘journalist’ from the esteemed Macleans stating it is a myth that Albertan is conservative.
In the next breath, however, he stated the conservatives reigned for 42 years.
That’s pretty clear it’s a myth.
commented 2019-03-19 17:17:00 -0400
what a corrupt SHAM our politicians have all become as has our elections!
AND FOR THIS WE ARE RAPED AND PILLAGED!
I’m of the opinion now we would be BETTER OFF WITH NO GOVERNMENTS OR POLITICIANS!
I think we would not only be a hell of a lot safer but wealthier as well!
what a SEWER THIS LAND HAS BECOME !
commented 2019-03-19 17:15:01 -0400
seems to me a lose/lose for Alberta!
NDP will continue to destroy, rape and pillage Alberta and Kenney plans to (like trudeau) re-colonize Alberta with the entire third world and let Albertans suffer the consequences while providing the free gold plated life for them (at the same time providing the money to Quebec and the gold plated life along with the rest of us across the land for these invaders as well).
IS THERE A TRUE CANADIAN OUT THERE WILLING TO FIX THIS MESS BEFORE WHAT IS LEFT OF WE ACTUAL CANADIANS ARE ALL DEAD AND BURIED???????