We had an amazing rally in Edmonton on Saturday. It was cold, but close to 3,000 people RSVP'd, and they kept pouring in. Four big buses brought up folks from Calgary and Red Deer.
We handed out about a thousand “Stop the Carbon Tax” signs. That was the central message of our protest.
Unemployment is now 9 per cent in Alberta, and it’s going to get worse, thanks to Notley’s NDP.
So when one of the speakers was talking — Chris Alexander, the former federal Conservative cabinet minister, who is now running for leader of the party — someone from the audience broke out in a chant of “Lock her up”! (It was an homage to the chant at Donald Trump rallies in the states, whenever he talked about Hillary Clinton...)
It was just a light-hearted moment, a way for the crowd to blow off steam.
Chris Alexander smiled, but he didn’t join in the chant. He said, “Vote her out” instead.
Well, the NDP’s government spin doctors went crazy. One of them is a former CBC staffer named Kirk Heuser, who tweeted out the lie that Alexander had led the chant of “Lock her up” — which you can see he didn’t.
Scott Gilmore, of Maclean’s magazine, who happens to be the househusband of Catherine McKenna, Trudeau’s environment minister, condemned Alexander for daring to speak to 3,000 people worried about their families. He even called those 3,000 people “pigs.”
Canadian Press, iPolitics, CBC — they all did stories on the rally.
What’s more disappointing, though, is that Conservatives Michael Chong and Deepak Obhrai chimed in, condemning our “bad behavior” and “hate mongering.”
And you know what? I don’t care if the chant was ridiculous and offensive. What's truly ridiculous that Notley is bringing in a carbon tax when unemployment is 9 per cent. I want to offend the premier. It’s my right as a citizen, and a free man.
The Rebel will stand with our viewers, and the 3,000 hurting Albertans who were there, and 3 million more who oppose the carbon tax too.
NEXT: Chris Alexander himself joins me to talk about what really happened at our rally, and the hysterical reaction to the event.
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