Who could have possibly predicted that philanthropic, charitable donations and corporate sponsorships would dry up as the economy worsened under the listless direction of the hapless and incompetent NDP?
Well, maybe the business leaders of Alberta way back in May 2015, just before Rachel Notley was elected Premier in that protest vote.
Watch as I remind you of what a group of businessmen who held a meeting to endorse the PCs had to say about how increased corporate taxes and the NDPs unfriendly business policies would have a chilling effect on their bottom line, in turn leading to fewer donations to local hospitals and charities.
At the time, the left lost their minds accusing the businessmen of blackmailing Albertans into voting conservative and said none of their predictions would come true.
In an interview then NDP candidate, Rachel Notley, said she didn't “believe Albertans are going to take terribly kindly to being threatened by people around how they should vote and where they should put their political choices”, adding “I don’t know that that was a terribly helpful message to deliver to the majority of Alberta voters that one would sort of leverage the health of kids for votes for a certain party.”
But here we are a little under two years later, and the businessmen were right as we’ve seen corporate sponsorships of all manner dry up.