April 17, 2015

Alberta election: McAllister shrugs off internal party tensions

Rebel Staff

Ex-Wildroser, now PC candidate Bruce McAllister shrugs off internal party tensions in the riding of Chestermere-Rocky View where the premier held a rally Friday.

Some long time PC members remain unhappy McAllister was handed the party's nomination while a would-be competitor was disqualified for reasons that remain murky.

McAllister says the issue rarely comes up during his campaigning.

"I can tell you this, I have knocked on thousands of doors and can count on one hand the people that raised that issue. You know what people talk about? Where are we going with the future of Alberta. What are we going to do to address the fiscal situation we're dealing with. What is the best way out. I assure you, that is what people want to talk about. That's what I'm concerned with. I don't lose sleep honestly over those that don't see it  your way or those that would throw stones."

McAllister is facing a tough battle against the Wildrose candidate and Jamie Lall, the man who was disqualified for running as a Progressive Conservative.

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commented 2015-04-19 21:09:21 -0400
Bruce McAllister is a Political Opportunist – pure and simple – and a hypocrite to boot.
commented 2015-04-18 16:56:57 -0400
Yes, it is the PCs that caused the fiscal crisis we now have, but it is Albertans the PCs want to punish by introducing 59 new taxes. All the parties are tax, tax, tax and spend, spend, spend EXCEPT the Wildrose.

I have a family member who is all into voting NDP because they will raise the corporate tax rate and the royalties on Alberta’s natural resources. Both, of course, will raise the cost of business in Alberta.

Now, of course, we all know that the businesses will just absorb all those extra costs and take it out of their running capital and profits, right?

Of course not! They will move the cost over to the consumer by raising the cost of their products, so the public will pay for it. What is the difference between that and the 59 new hidden taxes Prentice wants to introduce? In the end it is the public who pay. And all this so the government can have more of our money to waste, rather that the public to use as they see fit, or in the case of the NDP, to spend on every social program that crosses their desk. I have never met an NDP that did not wet his/her pants at the thought of introducing yet another social program (figuratively speaking, of course).

The Wildrose is the only option if you want a fiscally responsible government, and they are the only Conservative party left in Alberta.
commented 2015-04-18 15:10:35 -0400
I hope the voters in that riding do the same thing to McAllister that voters in Highwood did to Smith: punished her for crossing the floor without consulting with her constituents.
As for McAllister’s statement, “What are we going to do to address the fiscal situation we’re dealing with. What is the best way out.” we would do well to remember the words of Albert Einstein: “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
If Wildrose is brave enough to take on the job, they deserve a chance to try to solve the problems that the PCs, NOT Albertans, have created.
commented 2015-04-18 10:37:43 -0400
The voters remember. The voters will tell him at the booth just what they think of him and his party. You can shrug it off, sir, as is your privilege. Reality is coming in the form of ballots.
commented 2015-04-17 22:56:07 -0400
So, the PCs disqualified someone who did want to run for the PC to install this traitor. Bruce McAllister, go away. I hope you lose to the Wildrose candidate in your riding.
commented 2015-04-17 22:21:40 -0400
Baloney Bruce. No body loves you.