Is Alberta's Wildrose Party enforcing political correctness now, too? What happened to MLA Derek Fildebrandt is making some people wonder.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne came to visit Alberta recently and Wildrose MLA Derek Fildebrandt made it perfectly clear to Rachel Notley and the NDP that following in the footsteps of the Ontario Liberals is a really bad idea.
The province is almost $300 billion dollars in debt and their own green energy plan isn’t efficient. Fildebrandt was asking questions that every Albertan wants to know the the answers to, but Wynne was in the Legislature at the time and the mainstream media and the left made it into a big deal. Half of the Wildrose caucus didn’t stand up to greet the visiting official and then there was the commentary from Fildebrandt that got them in a twist. The media used words like “ridiculed” and “fury” to describe what happened and despite it all, Fildebrandt doubled down. He insisted that he was doing his job as an opposition critic.
WATCH my video to see his comments about Wynne's policies in the legislature.
But then the Wildrose Party issued an apology for the behaviour, citing not knowing that the Premier of Ontario would be in the Legislature that day. And in doing so, they threw Derek Fildebrandt under the bus.
That’s not where it all ended. One of his enemies mined Fildebrandt’s Facebook page that he runs on his own. What they found was a perceived “homophobic slur" (that he didn't even write.)
But Fildebrandt is actually a supporter of the LGBTQ community, and several from that community called the Wildrose out for the expulsion. However, the Wildrose Party has suspended him from caucus for "homophobia," according to a media release issued late Friday night.
The thing is, that the caucus knew about the questions about Wynne’s policies because they were pre-planned, so they couldn’t have called him out because they would have looked like hypocrites. So, the Wildrose issued an apology and suspended Fildebrandt for the sake of political correctness. And supporters aren’t on board with the decision. Some members are expressing that they’ll be suspending his regular financial donations to the party and are considering cancelling memberships over the ordeal.
Are the Wildrose appeasing the left with this judgement? We all know what happened to the Progressive Conservatives when they started to give up ground to the left -- they were decimated in the last provincial election.
The Wildrose Party rose from the dead under Brian Jean’s leadership, but I don’t agree with his decision.
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