December 27, 2016

Chris Alexander on jobs, pipelines and Trump: “Let’s get that can-do spirit back!”

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

To date, fourteen candidates have entered the leadership race for the Conservative Party of Canada. I had a chance to catch up with one of them, former MP and Minister of Immigration Chris Alexander, at our Edmonton rally. 

I spoke with Chris about a number of things including his leadership campaign message, social license, pipelines and President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump.

Watch my interview with Alexander to hear his thoughts on these topics.

Jobs, pipelines, the economy and our relationship with the US are incredibly important issues for Canadians and although some candidates seem to be off message with suggestions like implementing carbon taxes and promoting an unfriendly relationship with Donald Trump, Alexander seems to have a good grasp on all the right issues.

The CPC leadership vote will take place on May 27, 2017 so there is still time to make a decision.

Stay tuned to The Rebel where we’ll keep you updated on all of the candidates.

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commented 2016-12-31 12:59:57 -0500
Pc caught paying pipeline protestors. But people still backing them…interesting.
commented 2016-12-29 21:44:15 -0500
Sorry Ross Voss, I read through too quickly and missed it! I definitely agree with you. This is a serious issue – immigration, and I am becoming very frustrated that this has not been addressed properly. " Limiting the import of" is the very best/common sense solution.
commented 2016-12-28 21:02:24 -0500
METTE REED, did you not read my previous comment (below) about Steven Blaney sending “an email message regarding terrorists”, which was not explicitly the case?
With respect to him being serious about terrorism, I received that email as well today. I agree whole heartedly with him saying, “The terrorist threat is real and needs to be addressed seriously”, and, so, I presume, would most Canadians. However, his primary means to do so is to retain C-51 which he tabled as the Minister of Public Safety and which Trudeau threatens to dismantle.
With respect to another email from Mr. Blaney’s campaign which arose out of the terrible terrorist attack at the Christmas market in Berlin, I wrote the following to Mr. Blaney:
“As you correctly indicate, for a federal government, ‘The first goal of government is to keep Canadians safe’. However, I feel that, to date, this is an issue that has not been adequately addressed by the candidates vying for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. I appreciate your raising an issue that I am sure is a concern shared by a vast number of Canadians. While I agree that implementing anti-terrorism laws, such as Bill C-51, which you introduced as Public Safety Minister, is prudent to better prevent terrorist attacks such as occurred recently in Berlin, I believe that equal or greater attention should be paid to limiting the import of the problem of terrorism into Canada in the first place! …….. I think a lot of Canadian are looking for a candidate to step forward and clearly and unambiguously address ‘the elephant in the room’. Last month Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican Party and incoming White House chief of staff, said that there were elements of Islam that he found ‘problematic’, while defending future National Security Adviser, former Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s comments about Muslims (including one on Twitter this February in which he stated ‘Fear of Muslims is RATIONAL’). I would be interested in your thoughts on Reince Priebus’s perspective. For example, do you share some of his concerns that there are elements of the religion of Islam that are ‘problematic’? Do you consider Islam ‘a religion of peace’?”
Crickets thus far.
commented 2016-12-28 14:09:42 -0500
Brad Trost is the best candidate that gets my vote. He stands firm, which I like, on the garbage climate change agenda, for one thing. He seems to have a level head when it comes to our enormous debt in this country and our huge immigration problem. Dealing with our debt, climate change disaster (made up to steal more money from us) and our fraudulent immigration policies are most crucial to true conservatives. WE DON’T NEED NO WIMPY GUY, AN APOLOGIST, NOR A POLITICALLY CORRECT IDIOT WHO WILL COWER ON THESE ISSUES. ALSO, BRAD TROST WILL PUT TRUDOOP TO SHAME WHEN IT COMES TO HIS SPEAKING ABILITIES AND SMARTS.
commented 2016-12-28 11:37:22 -0500
ELTON BRAUN, “Man made climate change has been thoroughly debunked and shown to be a scam but nobody has the stones to talk about it.”
Not so. Apart from Michael Chong, all of the leadership candidates reject Trudeau’s carbon tax, but one candidate stands out, rejecting the supposed ‘science’ behind man-made climate change, Brad Trost. For example, here’s an opinion piece by Trost, “Most Tories don’t believe in human-caused climate change”, that appeared a little over a week ago in the Vancouver Sun:
When it comes to fiscal conservative policies all of them, apart from Chong, who endorses a carbon tax, sounded pretty good in the first debate in Saskatoon.
commented 2016-12-28 06:57:09 -0500
Liza-agreed. And immigration can be stopped overnight whereas fixing the economy and paying off the debt will definitely take time. And yes voters are going to want a clear alternative certainly not more of the same.
commented 2016-12-28 02:06:43 -0500
People saying that Chris Alexander is a wimp who cannot stand up for himself. Maybe that’s true, but he is still one of the leading contenders.
commented 2016-12-28 01:36:31 -0500
Maybe with the Trump effect, by the time our election rolls around, a strong conservative could actually bump him out. I’m not sure if that guy has shown up or just hasn’t really shown his/herself yet. One thing for sure, a mambie pambie, liberal light won’t have a chance against Justin no matter how much Rona thinks the conservative party needs to lean more left to compete.
commented 2016-12-28 01:27:55 -0500
I get what you are saying Elton, but the very thing that will send our economy over the brink is that influx of people from the Middle East. How much do you think it costs us to bring them here, give them everything they need(except English lessons) for 6 mos. and then pass them onto our welfare system? How much social unrest will transpire from a people who refuse to integrate and do nothing but demand accommodation, etc. They burden our social programs, our subsidised medical and drain our resources on every level with very little return to the country. Yes a weak indebted country is much easier to manipulate, but so is a country who’s demographic has been tipped by over prolific breeders from third world nations.

Ideally it all has to be dealt with at once. If we had a Trump , we could get the economy moving again, put this climate lie in it’s place and put the breaks on mass migration, in the same breath. We need a ‘can do’ guy who can set all those wheels in action. All the big issues are linked and feed off of each other. The problem which will be the hardest to rectify is the cultural Marxism which has infected so many. But putting everything else right will start that change as well. We gotta change the culture.
commented 2016-12-27 22:12:27 -0500
Liza I agree with your immigration concerns but I think that in the shorter term we need to get our fiscal house in order or nothing much else will matter, especially for the unemployed. We’re in a recession with nearly all provinces running deficits as well as the Feds and we’re going in debt big time. Throwing our money to other countries and nonsense like climate change, instead of concentrating on jobs and fiscal common sense is going to destroy us faster than immigration although that is going to cost us even more. A weak and indebted country will only be that much easier to overrun, which is exactly what Soros, Butts, Trudeau and the Muslim Brotherhood want. The commie socialists are using the Muslims and the Muslims are using the socialists. Some of the socialists are too stupid to see the danger and the rest just hope to get beheaded last. What really gets me is the way all the pundits and politicians only just scratch the surface (if at all) when it comes to the elephants in the room. It’s like they get all their info from the MSM only and have no clue about any other facts or opinions. Man made climate change has been thoroughly debunked and shown to be a scam but nobody has the stones to talk about it. Same with Islam. The only people who can get away with actually criticizing Islam are the apostate extremists (Muslims who don’t follow the Quran literally) like Tarek Fatah, Farzana Hassan and a trickle of others. Everyday news stories never give the full background, that we have to dig for ourselves. The rebel does a good job but there is so much more going on. I guess my point is that our politicians and educators are just as clueless as too many voters. Do any of them really understand how much money we’re about to be robbed of with no forthcoming change to the climate?Do any really understand the agenda of the UN? Do any really understand the threat and agendas of people like Soros et al? Do any really understand what’s happening in Europe because of the migrant invasion? Hopefully Trump can start to make these things ok to talk about before they take us all over the cliff.
commented 2016-12-27 21:37:03 -0500
ROBERT HEWGILL commented 8 hours ago
There are essentially none of any good, and if one said they were, they’d likely be lying.
Normally I would agree with the statement like that concerning politicians but I think Brad Trost is a commonsense decent man that would be our best choice to run the country federally or to assist us (the west) in separation and lead us as an independent nation.!!
commented 2016-12-27 21:11:03 -0500
Which one could win in a Federal election?
To me immigration is the biggest issue. Without slowing that down to a trickle nothing else will matter.
commented 2016-12-27 18:36:10 -0500
Peter Netterville commented 3 hours ago
Robert Hewgill said, “There are essentially none of any good, and if one said they were, they’d likely be lying.”

Whew! I am glad you identified me as a liar. I don’t know what I would have done without your exceptionally intellectual opinion.

Brad Trost is a good candidate, but I guess that is just my lying opinion.

Wasn’t talking about you. That said, I’ve been down this road too many times over the years. Seen all the big promises and those they wiggle worded for one to assume. This time around looks particularly bad. They can’t spew it all at the east, and spare us the trouble.
commented 2016-12-27 17:42:32 -0500
Chris Alexander is two faced – wont get my vote.
Steven Blaney is wishy/ washy, and has no balls – wont get my vote.
Maxime Bernier is from Quebec and I do not trust Quebec politicians – wont get my vote.
Kiely Leach, there is something about her that does not fit – wont get my vote.
Kevin O’Leary is too self absorbed and only interested in how he can benefit and become richer, has no use for common people – definitely wont get my vote.
Brad Trost is definitely the one so far, he has come out strong and straight – will get my vote (at this time).
commented 2016-12-27 16:56:35 -0500
Didn’t Chris Alexander whimp out the day after the lock her up rally?
He’d whimp out on other issues as well.

I want Stephen Harper as leader of the CPC and Canada. He was the last of any politicians with a backbone and values.
commented 2016-12-27 15:18:30 -0500
Robert Hewgill said, “There are essentially none of any good, and if one said they were, they’d likely be lying.”

Whew! I am glad you identified me as a liar. I don’t know what I would have done without your exceptionally intellectual opinion.

Brad Trost is a good candidate, but I guess that is just my lying opinion.
commented 2016-12-27 14:12:40 -0500
turdumbass will get another term if the pcs leadership candidates don,t start acting like leaders and hammer the piece of shit and his party relentlessly in the media. They have to stop allowing a 24 hour news cycle on everything he fucks up. Why are they not yelling constantly about monsef? Because they are afraid of being labeled racist, that is why.
commented 2016-12-27 13:49:08 -0500
There are essentially none of any good, and if one said they were, they’d likely be lying.
commented 2016-12-27 13:44:49 -0500
Social license is just another word for leftist shakedown.
commented 2016-12-27 13:34:08 -0500
METTE REED, “MP Steven Blaney has sent me an email message regarding terrorists. He mentioned a known terrorist living in London, ON.”
I remember that email. In it Blaney referred to an Imam living in London, Ontario, who “expresses joy over the fires that have broken out in the city of Haifa and elsewhere in Israel, possibly caused by arson, arson terrorism, including the burning of Arab Israeli houses”. Blaney asked, “In our open land of freedom and of democracy, is it acceptable?” and called upon “Justin Trudeau to vigorously condemn Mazin Abdul Abdim’s inflammatory statement that fuels hatred and radicalization”. I wrote back to Blaney, “Why don’t you as a parliamentarian lodge a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Commission which should be dealing with real hate speech?” He responded, “I thank you for your suggestion and will explore this avenue.” I guess he is still exploring this avenue.
commented 2016-12-27 13:30:49 -0500
ERNEST ALBRIGHT commented 3 hours ago
We also need to ask about gun control. Important to conservatives. i.e. Kevin O’Leary, who is a LIberal when it comes to this, good guns, bad guns, don’t need etc, he will be as bad as the Liberals. On looking at him he looks presidential, but for conservatives a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
“gun control”
We already have enough
“gun control”… What we need now is foolproof idiot control..!!
commented 2016-12-27 13:26:45 -0500
I will support Brad Trost..!!!
Commonsense leadership and old-fashioned values.!
commented 2016-12-27 13:25:50 -0500
Jamie Macmaster well put, and sadly too true.
commented 2016-12-27 13:24:51 -0500
“Lock him up” right next to Notley..
That POS threw us under the bus for exercising our rights as citizens by criticizing government.!! That assholes like him should never have any authority or influence in governing or the law making process.!
commented 2016-12-27 13:20:54 -0500
METTE REED, “Immigration is a huge issue. Haven’t heard one mention Islamic terrorism”. As I commented before, I doubt that any of them will directly confront the problem because they fear the expected inevitable media backlash (look how Chris Alexander ran to the media to tell them that he was “mortified” to be among conservatives in Edmonton shouting “Lock her up”); thus, they are unwilling to identify ‘the elephant in the room’.
commented 2016-12-27 13:16:37 -0500
MP Steven Blaney has sent me an email message regarding terrorists. He mentioned a known terrorist living in London, ON. (That wouldn’t be the only one, London, ON is full of followers of the “peaceful religion”) I have been posing that question to the rest running in the leadership race and not impressed with the answers. The answers so far have been basically that the “same refugees we have now will be accepted” and the other answer was that “we will amp up security with more funding for screening”. I don’t care to put our money into amped up screening these people are more than are security threat. They will ruin our culture, they do not assimilate and they are required by their ideology/political agenda/religion to bring Sharia Law. I am going to focus on Steven Blaney now as he is the only one that has acknowledged the threat of increased terrorism around the world. Check him out!
commented 2016-12-27 12:48:49 -0500
The difference between this guy and Trump is one is all talk, and one is action! Trump is an expert at business and walks the talk. These guy know how to talk! Chris gets too easily “mortified” to be any kind of a leader.
commented 2016-12-27 12:26:57 -0500
By the time that the next election is due, I think that Trudeau will have committed Political Suicide. Even the dullest of Liberal voters will have realized the error they made, when they voted for Him.

I am assuming that the Liberal Party will still be in existence as a Political Party, come the Elections. For that matter, will Canada still exist, or will we be an Islamic State?
commented 2016-12-27 12:26:16 -0500
Immigration is a huge issue. Haven’t heard one mention Islamic terrorism. Only Canadian values screening. None of us really know what those questions would be exactly, and what would stop someone from lying. This is how we tackle terrorism in this country? With a questionnaire. Sickening.
commented 2016-12-27 12:20:49 -0500
Chris Alexander voted yes to Bill C-16. Now you will have to call transgenders by their made-up pronouns whether you want to or not, or you will lose your job like Dr. Jordan Peterson. I listened to Maxime Bernier talk about radicalized Canadians going over to Syria and then returning to Canada. Instead of throwing them out of the country, Mr. Bernier thinks that we should do a better job of integrating (pandering to) them. The San Bernardino terrorist seemed to be integrated quite well.