The Rebel Media has received exclusive information about the possible timing of the Alberta provincial election.
There's been speculation that there could be an early election call, and that there could be a late election call - after all, the legislature has the authority to support Rachel Notley’s government for five years.
From a source in Edmonton, The Rebel received pictures of a presentation being given in the Cabinet Room of the Alberta legislature that seem to indicate that the election call might be days away.
The photos were taken from the street outside of the legislature. Here is what the presentation slide says:
Most responsive tactics (molding tier 1 narrative to tier 2 to narrative) are not schedule here. Neither are most responsive campaigns - which we will decide on, and build on the fly.
This timeline is structured for a compressed, 60-day schedule, assuming a writ drop in mid February and an E day in mid March.
The final two weeks are left more open (from a scheduled content perspective) to dictate best message tactics in real-time, alongside GOTV initiatives.
Frankly, I'm stunned that someone was able to get this photo. I confirmed the veracity of this photo with sources inside the legislature, but just because the photo is real doesn't mean the information in it is real. Maybe NDP Premier Rachel Notley and her cabinet are playing games.
There is a chance the whole thing is an elaborate scheme by the NDP itself to plant disinformation in The Rebel, to discredit us. They truly are obsessed with us, and they’re masters of dirty tricks.
However, if this is genuine, and the election will be called on or around February 15, with election day on March 15, that’s less than 30 days away. That means that as you read this, we could already be in the NDP Cabinet’s “narrative” timeline. Have you noticed an increase in government announcements? I have.
If this is, in fact, the case — if Rachel Notley and her team are really already campaigning, knowing that they are going to call a snap election — they are abusing tax dollars, using them for partisan purposes to inflate their election prospects. If this is true, it is incumbent on Rachel Notley to drop the writ today, and quit wasting Albertans’ money to campaign.
We can’t be certain which scenario is real. Only time will tell, but you heard it here first: you might be seeing lawn signs popping up across Alberta in less than 14 days.