August 12, 2018

Notley goes to bat for “faux nation” Palestine’s inclusion in Edmonton Heritage Festival

David MenziesMission Specialist

Edmonton’s annual Heritage Festival celebrates cultures from around the world but for the third year in a row, controversy erupted when the Canada Palestine Cultural Association was excluded because the event is limited to bona fide states.


None other than Premier Notley went to bat for the Palestinians, saying:

“It’s my hope... that we’ll be able to find a resolution that respects the diversity and the overall value of inclusiveness which this event represents.”

It’s painful to see the progressive Premier with her knickers in a knot over the Edmonton Heritage Festival’s silly old “real countries only” rule.

So perhaps I can offer an “in for a penny, in for a pound” solution for the 2019 festival that will make the event even more inclusive, and maybe even more fun.

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commented 2018-08-12 15:29:50 -0400
Glenn, name one.
commented 2018-08-12 15:13:24 -0400
There are many many many “submerged nationalities” with a much better claim than Palestine.
commented 2018-08-12 14:18:25 -0400
Edmonton hemorrhage fest is what it is.
Someone thinks for the troll, no surprise there.
commented 2018-08-12 13:43:13 -0400
On or before May 31 2019 Notley will be gone . Then we won’t have to put up with her communist agenda .
commented 2018-08-12 13:34:56 -0400
It is Sunday , please please don’t fed or humour the troll
Thank you
commented 2018-08-12 13:18:45 -0400
The Catholic Church recognizes Palestine as a state, thus I do too.
Also, As of this August 2018, 137 of the 193 nations recognize the State of Palestine. Hence, the majority of the world. And just this week, Israel’s rightwing ally, Columbia, just declared their recognition of Palestine.

Seems the tides are turning!
commented 2018-08-12 12:13:45 -0400
Notley shows off her coat of off white color, A darker shade of pale? This is odd, I would have thought that her color was Red.