July 05, 2017

NDP Education Minister thinks Alberta is “more racist”

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Education Minister David Eggen thinks Alberta is more racist and intolerant now than it was a little over 2 years ago and he thinks it’s time for the NDP to develop initiatives to combat growing bigotry in Alberta. And I’m over here wondering what this is all going to cost me. 

Eggen cited the fact that police-reported hate crimes have jumped in Alberta after falling significantly in 2014. In 2015, the year the NDP took office,  hate crimes jumped to 193 from 139 the year before.

And when asked by a reporter if Alberta is becoming more racist, Eggen said yes.

So are the NDP admitting something by accident here? This apparent rise of hate in Alberta is happening on their watch. Are they accidentally coming to terms with the fact that their leftist agenda of dividing people into little special interest groups and pitting them against each other in the Olympics of oppression has had a devastating effect on community cohesion and tolerance? Who would have ever seen that one coming?

But I don't believe like Eggen says, that Alberta is this growing cesspit of hate. Something else is at play here. When the police go out of their way to get special groups to report everything as a hate crime, like they admit they have, reported crimes will go up. I believe this is what the kids call “no duh!”

From Stats Canada’s last hate crimes release:

“The agency did note that in 2015, police services increased outreach to ethnic groups and, in addition, the National Council of Canadian Muslims made efforts to encourage reporting of hate crimes to police.”

Ok. Higher reported hate crimes doesn't mean that Alberta is more hateful, it just means reporting is stepped up.

As a taxpayer, I’m getting pretty sick of the NDP creating problems in their heads and then creating large bureaucracies to fix it. They created Energy Efficiency Alberta because they say I use to much power then they gave out free clotheslines. They created the Status of Women Ministry because a province with 2 recent female premiers is apparently mean to women.

Now the latest make-work project for bureaucrats will be finding ways to spend my money fighting bigotry while the NDP ignores the real problems that hurt everyone: the economy and unemployment.

Gay people and immigrants need jobs too and the NDP have no plans to fix that.

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commented 2017-07-06 13:29:47 -0400
David Eggen has proven that he is the real bigot here. He’s the one trying to eliminate christian expression. He troubles me as a minister. Catholic education gave my children a very top-notch education which they would never have received with the public program. He is in grave error here.
commented 2017-07-06 09:07:38 -0400
‘Hate crimes’ rise as a result of identity politics propagated by leftists like Eggen.
commented 2017-07-06 03:02:42 -0400
I have more than a little hate on for that no neck Eggen who always has that look on his face like he is going to wet himself or has already soiled his pants. I have been watching and listening to this little coward as he squirms and stutters his way through that pile of shit he calls policy. I actually think that Eggen may have a little bit of a conscience and that may be why he struggles with his messages or maybe he is just a bad liar and doesn’t really believe his own BS. Any way you look at this hot mess he always finishes like a stink bomb.
commented 2017-07-06 01:07:58 -0400
Hate crime reporting is encouraged by the National Council of Canadian Muslims (formerly, CAIR-Canada) to prop up the desired outcome from M-103.
commented 2017-07-05 20:54:49 -0400
Besides the increase in perceived racism under the NDP, we have had an increase in suicide and an increase in property crime and an increase in medical wait times and etc.

The NDP putting your tax dollars to work!
commented 2017-07-05 19:38:08 -0400
Indeed, David Eggen often appears to be one of the most prominent faces of NDP stupidity. Definitely not the brightest star in the galaxy. Good thing he’s not a firearms instructor. I can just see him telling a bunch of students “never do this,” just before he blows somebody’s brains out.
commented 2017-07-05 19:33:16 -0400
Great report Sheila.
Eggen and his ilk are corrupt Marxists.
commented 2017-07-05 19:02:17 -0400
200 000 jobs lost.

If only the NDP knew economics enough to create that number of jobs, like my post reads.
commented 2017-07-05 18:58:36 -0400
Good report as usual Ms. G-R.

As you noted, the ‘increase’ in racism corresponds to the NDP government’s term and their racist identity politics. It also corresponds to a minimum of 200 000 jobs impacting through families a minimum of 1M people, compounded with increased costs through taxes. When people are comfortable economically, they are charitable, tolerant and understanding; but when they have trouble meeting necessities they are not and the identity politics takes hold.

Way to go New Demoncratic Party in your destruction of the fabric of society.
commented 2017-07-05 18:07:08 -0400
John Carpay should take on this communist!
commented 2017-07-05 17:38:36 -0400
The Liberals in Ontario are doing the same thing creating a problem that does not exist. The end goal, M-103 and stripping Canadians of Charter Rights and Freedoms as the charter says that these rights can be revoked if there is a significant Social issue. Something to this effect. Look it up. .All part and parcel of Immigration Jihad through corruption and money.
commented 2017-07-05 17:23:45 -0400
I can’t wait until this beady-eyed little man is gone! I hate the NDP commies with a passion. They are liars and perverts and should be locked up and the key thrown away.
commented 2017-07-05 17:20:32 -0400
What do you say about an ignorant accusation like that? What ‘initiatives to combat growing bigotry in Alberta’ does he plan on? Mandatory reprogramming in schools? Alberta is no more anything than any other province. What can any government expect when it has pushed mass migration at the same time it has seriously diminished the economy in the country as a whole? Dramatically change the demographic of a country within a short period of time and you will have problems. Couple that with hobbling the economy and encouraging entitled behaviour and you are going to have stats that reflect just that. Be honest damn it. On top of the abuses Canadians have had to endure they are then branded for not being happy about being abused.
Screw you Eggen, you are just trying to jump onto the ‘shit on Alberta’ bandwagon.