Sunday can be a day of rest for some people. Normal people catch up on their chores, or go to church, enjoy their families or just reserve the right to do nothing at all.
But not if you're the NDP. Authoritarian craziness never takes the day off.
Case in point: Sunday night’s Calgary Lougheed by-election debate.
In the all candidates debate for the Calgary Lougheed by-election triggered when UCP MLA Dave Rodney stepped aside for the newly elected UCP leader Jason Kenney, madness ensued.
There were no bozo eruptions from candidates. And the people watching the debate were behaved, albeit vocally opposed to the NDP. That's still legal in Alberta – for now.
At the debate, crazy came in the form of the NDP Infrastructure Minister, floor crossing former Tory anti-bullying crusader Sandra Jansen. But she didn't come to watch the debate. She came to watch you.
She took out her cell phone and started recording United Conservative supporters who were cheering for Jason Kenney and the United Conservative youth wing who were also out in full force
It was a real creep show. Next level freaky. Jansen is a government minister surveilling normal people participating in the democratic process as though they were committing a crime.
It got even weirder when Jansen was confronted by someone who wanted to know what the heck she was doing. She predictably played the victim card – after she spent hours intimidating and recording citizens who were expressing disagreement with the government she is a part of.
You have to see the video to believe it...
Albertans aren't serfs, and we are still allowed to tell the government what we think of them without big brother in the form of Sandra Jansen watching us.