March 20, 2019

Rachel Notley launches Alberta election — without a platform

Keean BexteRebel Contributor

If you thought the last four years were haphazard, almost like the captain of the HMS Alberta was wearing a blindfold, wait until you hear the NDP's plan if they get re-elected.

Ready? Here it is: They don't have one. But even if she did have a plan, would you trust it? If you go back and read through the NDP's 2015 election platform, a quick Ctrl-F of the document reveals they mentioned the carbon tax a grand total of zero times. That should tell you something.

Now it appears that even when the deck is stacked for the NDP, with gerrymandered ridings and all the perks of incumbency, they still haven't managed to figure out what the next four years are going to look like. Maybe it's the result of them still being gobsmacked that they were allowed to govern for the last four.

Rachel Notley's campaign announcement in Calgary was full of attacks on Jason Kenney, but precious little was said about the next twenty-eight-day campaign, let alone the next four years.

Perhaps the NDP have been too busy wasting taxpayer dollars on government spending announcements to put together a platform. I checked out their website. They have an “About" page, a “Candidates” page, “News”, “Events”, “Volunteer”, “Get a Sign” and “Donate” links. No platform though! I checked everywhere. 

This is all in stark contrast to the United Conservative Party's website, with their detailed policy book front and centre.

They've gone so far to create easy to watch videos on each of their policies.

The NDP says Jason Kenney’s campaign is stuck in the 1960s, but the only person in Alberta looking backwards is Rachel Notley. Everyone else in the province is trying to forget the last four years.

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commented 2019-03-22 02:21:21 -0400
Common Sense i wonder what garbage Andrew will spout when Notley gets demolished?
commented 2019-03-22 02:20:54 -0400
I guess the UCP are racist is what Notley considers a platform.
commented 2019-03-22 02:19:41 -0400
Common Sense i think Andrew gets her info from fake news and they reported little about Ford so she assumes that it was the truth. Sad huh?
commented 2019-03-21 13:17:46 -0400
Andrew the fake PhD has spoken and as usual, has said nothing. Doug Ford said many things while running for election, and now elected, has followed through on many, to the benefit of Ontario and her people. Notley can’t possibly rely on past performance, and can not come up with anything she can not be called out for, much like our resident fake PhD, And down she goes…
commented 2019-03-21 11:43:23 -0400
It’s pretty common lately for politicians to put out platforms that are thin on details. It’s hard to break promises you don’t make. Doug Ford ran, and won, on vague platitudes about efficiency. Scheer seems to be doing the same thing. Why not Notley?
commented 2019-03-21 11:07:19 -0400
PETER BABICH, what’s fascinating and terrifying all at the same time, is the compatibility and other affinities the left have with Islam!
That observable fact goes a long way to support D’Souza’s assertions in “THE BIG LIE”!
commented 2019-03-21 04:34:48 -0400
That would be my advice also Peter Babich… FIRST get the job done of electing the UCP and THEN sort out the internal squabbles… After the past four years, the people of Alberta are not going to tolerate massive NDP type stupidities in a new legislature past “day one”… ALL, and I do mean ALL UCP members are going to have their phones ringing each and every night if they screw this up…
commented 2019-03-20 22:57:04 -0400
commented 2019-03-20 22:56:47 -0400
Just elect the UCP people. We just need a door out. We can deal with it in 4 more years if it doesn’t work . I wish I could appoint the government but I have to deal with what I have
commented 2019-03-20 22:40:48 -0400
People really need to see Kenney for what he is,his stance on immigration injection into rural Alberta has caused me to take a hard look and rethink my vote. I’m absolutely against any immigration into Alberta period.Albertans are out of work and are hurting,we don’t need anymore invaders,and make no mistake Notley needs to be demolished!!
commented 2019-03-20 21:58:08 -0400
C white.. you’re really not that funny stupid .. what we have going here is probably the most important thing that ever happened in Alberta’s history or future. If you can’t comprehend the long-term ramifications of Kenny with a majority along with the NDP being the influence as the official opposition then you’re blinded by your own wilfulness and your support for Kenny regardless of the truths about him and his lies about the grassroots.. you have made that publicly known about your support for him just to get rid of Rachel but that’s not good enough we have to get this right. Just for you Mr. White I’ll say it one more time just so you don’t trip on your lip and land on your buddy Mandel. Please consider your support for the FCP and Derek Fildebrandt.. for chrissakes pull your head out of your ass and go to his website and see what he has to say.. or check him out on YouTube. The one we should be supporting is the one the media is ignoring.
commented 2019-03-20 20:36:47 -0400
I would wonder about the audacity of that liar calling others liars, but I know better in my old age. I know her followers likely don’t know, or could care less about her lies, including whoppers like the reducer plant that isn’t.
commented 2019-03-20 20:18:36 -0400
First, Notley’s platform Is the NDP ideology of the last 20 years. Too few considered that in 2015, because she distracted. Notley was elected and governed on that ideology, which included the carbon extortion. She is counting that voters will fall for her distractions communicated with a smile a second time.

Second, a previous poster says not to vote for Kenney and not to vote for Notley. I guess the poster is advocating for Mandel?
commented 2019-03-20 20:07:08 -0400
Notley is only worthy of one platform and that is the one with a trapdoor and gallows with a nice rope noose tied with a right handed cinch knot.
commented 2019-03-20 19:14:10 -0400
If Alberta elects Kenny to a majority government they are stupid beyond Belief and if they elect Notley even as far as the official opposition Alberta is lost to Globus Ottawa .!!
commented 2019-03-20 19:12:45 -0400
Notley and her gang of diseased socialist’s have a platform alright-to crater Alberta they just don’t want us to know that!!!
commented 2019-03-20 19:06:30 -0400
Rachel has a platform.Its call quicksand.
commented 2019-03-20 19:03:03 -0400
Kenny’s platform amounts to doing things the same old way and expecting a different outcome. While Ottawa and BC turn the thumbscrews on Alberta’s economy.