August 16, 2017

Fildebrandt resigns over scandals: Are hits against troubled UCP MLA an inside job?

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

There’s big news coming from the United Conservative caucus as MLA for Strathmore-Brooks and former finance critic Derek Fildebrandt has resigned amidst two expense claim scandals, and what the Media Party headlines are calling "a hit and run."

As reported in previous commentary, the expense scandal is a government wide problem and now we see several politicians exposed for maxing out expenses, sharing accommodations and abusing taxpayer dollars.

Since the media is already in campaign mode though, they’ll ignore NDP MLA’s who claimed a total of $34,000 in accommodations expenses and who are also sharing living spaces.

Derek Fildebrandt has hinted that a possible reason for these scandals being uncovered might be payback from Brian Jean’s campaign because he was vocal about not supporting the former leader of the Wildrose Party in the leadership race.

If this is true, it’s backfiring.

And if it was meant to target Fildebrandt, it’s spreading like a cancer through the entire party.

The UCP’s job isn’t to be its own political enemy and there are countless examples of NDP incompetence that they should be focusing on.

The public has a right to know about how their taxpayer money is being abused and I’ll condemn every single politician who is guilty of it, including conservatives, but why is this attack happening now? Watch as I explain.

The good news is that the United Conservatives have a couple ofyears to get their act together.

Part of this entails getting rid of unprincipled behaviour and trouble makers that can affect the entire party and the whole conservative movement with infighting and old battles that should have died long ago.

If they don’t do it, they’ll be handing the next election over to the NDP.

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commented 2017-08-18 10:41:36 -0400
Well, Flat Earth, at least you live up to your screen name. I’ll give you that.
commented 2017-08-17 14:17:22 -0400
Hey short eye’s.. Your back and ready to gut out a good man who didn’t even do anything illegal…
The job killing NDP and the country killing liberals taking billions of dollars of our money while stealing some for themselves and scattering the rest throughout the world to billionaires and other dictator countries while taking in sick and diseased as well as radicalized illegals coming from a safe country breaking every third-party standing law agreement in North America and you’re telling everybody he’s caught with his hands in the cookie jar.??
By the way
Thanks for confirming that liberal leftist’s, pedophilia, acts of sedition and treason with no IQ go hand-in-hand.
And not to mention the inability to learn either from mistakes or from history ya moron.!!
Because he did nothing illegal he didn’t have to resign and the ruling majority of this province wishing to usher out the NDP would have forgiven that in a heartbeat.
Even a moron like you knows there’s a difference between illegal entry accompanied by mass migration costing billions and a little gray area involving a few thousand that wasn’t even illegal and neither did he try to hide the fact that he was renting that apartment because again it was not illegal.!!
commented 2017-08-17 11:43:27 -0400
With all the job killing , town killing and the carbon scam what Derek has done is minor compared to what the socialist scum have done . At least he acknowledges his mistakes . Unlike the treasonous so called leaders we have now !
commented 2017-08-17 11:11:22 -0400
Well he shouldn’t have taken secret vacations to paradise islands and handed out billions of dollars to his buddies over at Bombardier. Oh wait , I must be thinking about somebody else ?
commented 2017-08-17 11:07:58 -0400
Yeah, it’s totally the fault of the people that caught him, not Fildebrant’s for having his hand in the cookie jar to begin with.

It’s interesting how the Far Right’s blind devotion is able to simply pretend ethical lapses don’t exist.
commented 2017-08-17 09:29:22 -0400
This was definitely an inside attack against Derek. I think he should have stayed the course and exposed the rest of the rats!
commented 2017-08-17 07:35:16 -0400
Part of this entails getting rid of unprincipled behaviour and trouble makers that can affect the entire party…"

And the other part of it entails having the honesty and the guts to stand up and tell the effin’ truth about this entire climate change/global warming bullshit.
commented 2017-08-17 02:10:10 -0400
Well Jay Kelly , kudos to you.
commented 2017-08-17 01:57:42 -0400
Terry MacLeod, see my comment below. Derek Fildebrandt is a man of integrity who screwed up more than once. He apologized and mentioned that one day he may be accepted back.

Hopefully that day will come sooner than later. Alberta needs good men like him.
commented 2017-08-17 01:45:42 -0400
The left is confused over why he resigned as they have never heard the word integrity before.
commented 2017-08-17 01:44:55 -0400
Jay Kelly i agree with you for a change but the biased media are a big part of the problem.
commented 2017-08-17 00:56:52 -0400
“Are hits against troubled UCP MLA an inside job?”

Absolutely! And it was done in collusion with anti-conservative media hit men – there are insurgent red rats in the UCP “interim?” exec.
commented 2017-08-17 00:55:01 -0400
Jay Kelly are you okay? Did you just say something positive about Derek, and something encouraging to Ron Joseph? Seriously.
commented 2017-08-17 00:36:21 -0400
Ron Joseph…All I can say is you did the right thing. For those who can’t see what is happening, and who succumb to the venom of the left, you can only pray for them and move on yourself. I too hope Fildebrandt is able to return to the political scene. He has too much to offer and he has already earned my forgiveness. If they investigate the lot of them, the fur would fly.
commented 2017-08-17 00:32:38 -0400
Ron Joseph, hopefully you will be actively able to support Derek Fildebrandt when and if he seeks re-election. Participate in the election process and you see that Canada is not such a bad democracy after all. And yes,Derek Fildebrandt has guts.
commented 2017-08-16 23:56:35 -0400
I was hoping that Derek would make one of the best Alberta Premiers because of his background and guts. Give it a few months and he will be persuaded to run somewhere as there is a shortage of real Conservatives.
Liza Rosie—you read my mind; nothing good is happening in North America. I even lost a friend today, for my backing up of Trump on the weekend. The MSM in Canada has low info people brainwashed about Good Trudeau and Bad Trump.
commented 2017-08-16 23:43:56 -0400
It takes a big man to admit he was wrong, but that is exactly what Derek Fildebrandt has done: “I’m a flawed man, and I can do better. If I have let anyone down, know that I have let myself down, and I will prove that I am the man that I hold as the standard for trust and integrity.”

This is not some plot or conspiracy, merely a good man who made some serious mistakes and has admitted them. The Rebel should have some interest in this kind of integrity. Hopefully Derek Fildebrandt can re-enter public life sooner rather than later.
commented 2017-08-16 22:52:24 -0400
As I predicted, if this was payback by Jean’s campaign it may come back to bite them.
commented 2017-08-16 22:08:59 -0400
Well ya tore a pretty wide strip off ’a them, Holly.
Sounds like they probably needed it.
I hope they were listening…
commented 2017-08-16 21:31:54 -0400
That’s like a punch to the stomach when your caught off guard
But we’ll get our wind back
commented 2017-08-16 21:08:30 -0400
We should start a petition to encourage Mr. Fildebrand’s back into the political arena.
This is no big deal and what he did was not even illegal… What Brian Jean did was absolutely immoral.!!
commented 2017-08-16 21:08:30 -0400
We should start a petition to encourage Mr. Fildebrand’s back into the political arena.
This is no big deal and what he did was not even illegal… What Brian Jean did was absolutely immoral.!!
commented 2017-08-16 21:06:13 -0400
Never mind Derric… What about the money that Justin is stealing in right in front of us..!!!!!
commented 2017-08-16 20:50:34 -0400
Hi Holly. Keep up the great work.
commented 2017-08-16 20:16:46 -0400
I sure hope there is time for them to get their act together. Is there any good news in the West? Is there any good news in Canada? It’s depressing.