A community “All-Candidates Forum” was hosted in Calgary-Varsity this weekend. On Sunday, each candidate running for office (including former communist candidate Anne McGrath) was invited to answer scripted questions in front of a live audience.
After The Rebel reported last week on McGrath’s communist past, she was met with a wide range of boos and cheers from the audience.
The audience, which largely consisted of local seniors, had a lot to say. Heckling and hollering was abundant, particularly when McGrath commended Rachel Notley for her “incredible record”. Perhaps surprisingly, it was the younger crowd which seemed more critical of McGrath’s past.
After last week's viral report following McGrath’s move to call the police on a journalist, even the mainstream media has picked up on her indiscretions.
The pressure on McGrath built up to the point where she was forced to apologize for her decision to run as a communist candidate. The communist-turned-NDP candidate vowed that she no longer holds communist views. Apparently, we can rest assured that Notley’s NDP is squeaky clean when it comes to hidden communists.
Getting the real story out on McGrath has been tough. She has attempted to use police force to sideline journalists, and locals have reported UCP signs disappearing only to be replaced by McGrath signs.
In the online world, moderators for the popular link sharing website Reddit say that any post with the phrase “Anne McGrath” is subject to censorship.
These tactics are typical of communist regimes: Suppression, gaslighting, and more suppression.
Something must be done to get the word out on McGrath’s red record; how or if the news will continue to be spread remains to be seen.