August 17, 2016

Chavez-loving MLA's op-ed defends taxpayer funding of NDP campaign

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Rod Loyola, NDP MLA for Edmonton-Ellerslie, is trying to defend his motion to have Alberta taxpayers fund the NDPs next election campaign. 

Last week Loyola introduced a motion before the Ethics and Accountability committee that would see Alberta taxpayers foot the bill for 50% of any party's campaign expenses if they achieve 10% of the vote total.

Loyola penned an article in the Lamont Leader, explaining his party’s greed and sense of entitlement to money Albertans just aren't willing to donate to the NDP on their own.

The crux of Loyola’s op-ed article is that since campaign reimbursement happens at the federal level cash strapped Albertans should be doing it now provincially. He accused Brian Jean and Jason Kenney of taking advantage of that federal reimbursement on their campaigns when they were both federal MPs under Stephen Harper.

But what Loyola left out of his half witted attempt to smear these two MPs was history.

Watch my video to find out how that federal campaign finance law Loyola thinks is justification for his motion, came to be. It had nothing to do with the Conservatives.

If the best excuse the NDP have to use taxpayer money to subsidize their election campaign is that someone else did it too, they really have no good excuse at all.

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commented 2016-08-19 14:39:56 -0400
Drew… We absolutely agree because the amount of money donated is very much like a type of a polling system or a popularity vote…
And I do not want to pay through tax funded money for anything that I wouldn’t pay directly out of my pocket and the NDP is a perfect example of that.
commented 2016-08-19 02:56:44 -0400
Cameron newer parties do not get that many votes meathead.
commented 2016-08-19 02:55:35 -0400
Cameron when the hell did this happen , the federal has a subsidy and sorry but why the hell should i pay for those i do not support? This is supposed to be a free country idiot.
commented 2016-08-19 00:46:04 -0400
Ummm currently it’s 50% for 15% of the vote. So not much of a change at all. Just makes it easier for new parties to develop and add more to the political system. Rather than just become like the USA with 2 party system.
commented 2016-08-18 11:27:03 -0400
The NDP know and understand that the majority of Albertans will not finance the party but help the opposition. They will need money to mount a campaign, so as with everything else, they expect the taxpayers to foot at least half their bills.

Political parties should not be funded by taxes. As it stands, the NDP may not obtain 10% of the vote, but still, even if 11% vote for them half their expenses running an election will be taxpayer paid. Great for a political party but not for the taxpayers.

With essentially three political parties, 10% of the vote will guarantee their financing every election.

This seems to be the only clear thinking the party has done and it is only for the financial continuance of the party.
commented 2016-08-18 11:02:01 -0400
“Wild Rose is the only party that is not painted green”? Wildrose’s current policy document supports the notion of man-made global warming and the need to reduce greenhouse gases. Kenney when asked by Ezra promptly responded that he would kill the carbon tax. What says Brian Jean? Hard to know. According to Ezra he gas invited Jean to appear on his program but no take up of the offer. Something to hide?
commented 2016-08-18 10:39:09 -0400
This is just another example of why we need to rid ourselves of these parasitic sons of bitches…
I see red flags coming from the conservative government because I think they would like future entitlements from the carbon tax so they would find a reason to absolutely not get rid of it only reduce it from present levels. incidentally the carbon tax is an illegal tax in the international courts of law because the entire planet is carbon-based.
We cannot afford to split the vote again this election. Having a liberal PC or NDP Government in the provincial election here would be catastrophic as they all have political ties and favors at the federal level and that would bypass a lot of Alberta well-being to ensure personal political victory for these parasitic parties.
Wild Rose is the only party that is not painted green and wants to reduce the size of government and its over reach into peoples lives and financial well-being… Given the chance they would like to reverse everything the Rachel Notley did and in doing so could remain in power for a long time.
commented 2016-08-18 02:44:53 -0400
These entitled commies have no shame. Nor do they give a damn about the people , that is their biggest lie , not sure why any useful idiot believes they are about the people.
commented 2016-08-18 02:14:09 -0400
No link Jay but if you check qr77 Danielle’s segment youll be able to hear Rod’s weak attempt of defending his motion. Very weak.
commented 2016-08-18 01:34:13 -0400
I play a wee game while watching these segments; the goal is to pause’ audio before Ezra does his “did you like that” spiel at the end. It’s gotten ole Old.
commented 2016-08-18 00:33:48 -0400
It would be interesting to read the full article about Rod Loyola.

Anyone have the link?
commented 2016-08-17 21:32:56 -0400
Things like this is what happens when they legitimize insanity
commented 2016-08-17 21:08:10 -0400
So what happened in a few short years to make this twit so popular? He got 2115 votes in 2012 and then over 11,000 votes in 2015, an apparent miracle. This wasn’t even a case of vote splitting. He handily defeated the combined total of the Abbot & Costello idiot parties, PC and Wild Rose.
What goes up, must come down and this guy is prime for a big fall.
commented 2016-08-17 19:29:29 -0400
To be honest, I couldn’t cause a scene because my wife and mother in law were with me and I’m still being persecuted for the time in 2003 where she felt embarrassed. I personally have no shame in expressing myself but I have to sleep in my bedroom
commented 2016-08-17 18:38:49 -0400
The smirk on his face says it all.

Time for someone to head butt him into the floor.
commented 2016-08-17 18:36:09 -0400
SHEILA, good work
Hit that chevez clip really hard as election night fever nears
commented 2016-08-17 18:35:53 -0400
The NDP have been campaigning on the public dime since taking office. The commercials for the NDP unions are non-stop. As soon as I hear the socialist programming on radio or TV, I hit mute, or I change the channel immediately. Even YouTube is forcing us to listen to the trash being spewed by these communists. It’s truly sickening.
commented 2016-08-17 18:05:16 -0400
@peter Babich…no…you did not let Sheila down. Confronting him would have been a futile exercise in casting your pearls before swine….the fact that he did not speak to you in an effort to change YOUR views shows that you did leave an impression…..:-)

Nothing rattles the confidence of the political correctors quite like civil defiance that shows them that there are simply too many individuals for them to politically correct.
commented 2016-08-17 18:00:25 -0400
What a piece of shit, how is it that our laws allow foreigners into government so they can turn our country into a toilet just like the 1 the fled from?
commented 2016-08-17 17:55:32 -0400
The tax rebate for political donations does address certain issues of justice for the one making the donation. It does give the donor who may harbour resentment for portions of his/her tax dollar going to something they do not support the opportunity to re-direct a portion of those funds to the support of a political party of like mind.

What this fellow is advocating is at best double dipping and at worst negates the intent of of the majority of voluntary donors . The Tories were in a minority when they repealed Jean Chretien’s involuntary political subsidy and that precipitated the abortive “coalition” coup.
commented 2016-08-17 17:28:16 -0400
If Loyola really wanted to take steps to ensure a fair election system, he would bring in a motion prohibiting union spending in elections on behalf of the NDP, which, of course, would be unthinkable for a socialist like Loyola.
commented 2016-08-17 17:26:43 -0400
If I could get close to this far left wing loon I would kick his ass.
commented 2016-08-17 16:33:45 -0400
Maybe Albertans need to invent their own version of the knock-out game.

You can get dipper’s to listen to you but first you have to get their attention. ;-)
commented 2016-08-17 15:25:56 -0400
They are entitled to your money. Notley and her band of crooked thieves, This AHOLE REALLY TAKES THE CAKE. HOPE ALL WHO VOTED FOR HIM ARE PROUD OF THEMSELVES
commented 2016-08-17 15:09:25 -0400
Whenever you see them just smile and wave…
(good bye)
commented 2016-08-17 15:00:51 -0400
Peter Babich, I commend your resolve to resist a confrontation with this MLA. Now if it was me! I know I couldn’t have stopped myself from stomping a large mud hole into that fat prick. So I will keep my self imposed restraining order and stay at least 300 miles away from this Alberta murderer.
commented 2016-08-17 14:47:15 -0400
Thumbs up for all the comments.

A special double thumbs up to Peter Babich. I have be doing the same type of thing as you but only at two places. I may just step up my game a little.
commented 2016-08-17 14:43:21 -0400
Stealing other people’s money – like a drunken sailor on shore leave at a whore house = Rod Loyola, NDP MLA for Edmonton-Ellerslie

commented 2016-08-17 14:38:07 -0400
Time Canada cleans house of all their politicians, political parties, courts etc! They are all GARBAGE!! None give a damn about CANADA OR CANADIANS!! They look out for themselves and whatever group will vote them in. GREED AND CONTROL !!
commented 2016-08-17 14:35:23 -0400
The progressive conservative government the Liberal government and especially the NDP government have no use Albertans especially at a provincial level.
A grassroots partisan movement to bring a pulse and then a heartbeat back to Alberta and Albertans.