February 24, 2017

Minority of “unity naysayers” make last ditch efforts to derail Wildrose-PC merger

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

All signs are pointing to Albertans favouring Wildrose/Progressive Conservative unification. According to a new poll conducted by Mainstreet Research for Postmedia, 54% of respondents want a merger with the highest support coming from Progressive Conservative voters at 72%. 

The Wildrose Party were also most popular with 38% support, Progressive Conservatives at 29% and the NDP with only 23%.

But there are those out there that don’t support a merger and even though they might not represent the majority, they sure are making a lot of noise.

We’ve seen the opposition to, and attacks on, Jason Kenney – members have demanded that he be expelled from the party, including Starke’s former finance manager, Jeff Rath.

The committee has decided Kenney’s plan doesn’t violate the rules and the vote for a new PC leader is coming up in less than a month on March 18.

Brian Jean has now stepped up to back the unification plan and that same Mainstreet survey shows he has a 64% approval rating but not everyone is happy about him backing the unification plan.

According to this email sent out by Leduc-Beaumont constituency association President Richard Neil, that association passed a motion to request time to consult with the member base prior to Executive Council acting on any aspect of Brian Jean’s plan to merge the Wildrose Party with the PC’s.

Attached to that email was a letter demanding consultation with a request for all other constituency associations to sign it but at this point, a merger under a new party is a no brainer despite Kenney and Jean facing continued backlash from the minority.

Fortunately for Kenney and the unite movement, the allegations and complaints haven’t held much weight, but we’ve still got a month to go.

We’ll have to see what last ditch efforts, if any, the naysayers have up their sleeves while we wait to see who the new leader of the Progressive Conservatives will be.

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commented 2017-02-25 23:59:32 -0500
Retards don’t just come from the east drew.. They’ve saturated Canada… And some have even managed to convince people that the left of center progressive conservative organization can drift in on the coattails of the Wild Rose hard work and have some say in the future of Alberta after screwing it up so badly that the people here in Alberta voted for NDP as punishment.!!
Wild Rose has raised all the money garnered all the attention and now they’re being forced to tolerate the infiltration of the progressive conservative attitudes.
This is not a good idea.!!
The PCs need to die a natural death & rebirth themselves and to be an organization able to stand on its own feet and to run parallel to any existing power in Alberta as a viable alternative if the present government goes corrupt.!
commented 2017-02-25 03:01:35 -0500
Mo Tonogo Edmonton does have lots of retards now, they came from the east and the others are left wing marxist fools. They can’t even friggin park here anymore , much less drive properly.
commented 2017-02-24 23:00:20 -0500
It’s all over folks… When the conservatives can make a personal request to the Wild Rose party for merger and smart enough to make it look like it was everybody else’s idea just so bankrupt and corrupt entity can stay in the game… It’s all over.!!
Now the Wild Rose is coming out in support of climate change… Of course there’s climate change but the only thing responsible for it is the wobble of the earth on its axis and what kind of mood the sun is in not the little disturbance on the planet that man is responsible for. The earth is more… Many times more capable of absorbing, handling and neutralizing event level catastrophes all the way from thousands of earthquakes a year, volcanic erruption’s and even places were natural gas and sulfur burn in a quarter mile pits as it leaches out of the ground.!!
The earth is not on a disaster event horizon but humanity is.!!
If Canada went dark tomorrow we would change the global carbon footprint output by less than 1%… I wish our politicians would as a non-contributing country leave us the hell alone here in Canada.
commented 2017-02-24 21:31:16 -0500
@ Jamie

It all depends upon the new party policies, which we do not know at this time.
commented 2017-02-24 17:54:53 -0500
“…They need to stop pouting and get on board with unification for the good of the province …”

Maybe. But I can’t see how they’re doing the province any good if they support a Party that goes along with all this climate change horse shit.
commented 2017-02-24 16:41:03 -0500
The nay-sayers are going to make winning the next election difficult.

They need to stop pouting and get on board with unification for the good of the province and stop thinking about themselves.
commented 2017-02-24 15:59:33 -0500
“Alberta has lost it’s ‘rat free status’.”

The inevitable result of urbanization, KELVIN. There is something about city living that sucks the independence out of most people and turns them into spoiled, whining babies. When there’s more of them than us, things go to crap pretty quickly.
commented 2017-02-24 15:10:40 -0500
I am for any program that gets rid of the NDP BITCH, We also need a sure fired way to get political leader out of power that lie to the people, it is time to take back our province from those political leader that think they are above those that elected them.
commented 2017-02-24 14:42:29 -0500
Good point Jamie, Alberta has lost it’s ‘rat free status’. These pricks will have to ban varmint hunting in Alberta, because us varmint hunters can’t discriminate between the 4 legged and the 2 legged variety
commented 2017-02-24 14:08:22 -0500
JAMIE MACMASTER, “I’m not an Albertan, but if I was, I’d have one question: what will be the position of the newly merged party on all this climate change horseshit”. Wildrose currently has a statement accepting the hoax of man-made climate change which hopefully will be excised from a united party.
commented 2017-02-24 14:00:23 -0500
Judging by the results of the last provincial election, I’d say Alberta should be worrying about its homegrown globalists/carpetbaggers, KELVIN.
commented 2017-02-24 13:21:58 -0500
Does Alberta have to build a wall to keep the Ottawa/globalists carpetbaggers out?
commented 2017-02-24 12:33:59 -0500
I’m not an Albertan, but if I was, I’d have one question: what will be the position of the newly merged party on all this climate change horseshit?