June 30, 2017

Notley's mission to silence rural voters

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

The Alberta Association of Municipalities and Districts is speaking out against the NDP's plan to change the electoral boundaries in Alberta, saying it will diminish democracy for rural Alberta

The group that represents Alberta’s rural communities and 69 counties are concerned that the new sizes of the proposed rural ridings will make representing these areas nearly unmanageable.

The NDP convened a panel in October 2016 called the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission, and their interim report was finished earlier in June.

What you need to know is that the panel has advised fewer but much larger rural ridings and a few more urban ones.

The NDP will adopt this report, saying Alberta needs to change to reflect the growing urban population and so riding boundaries have to be tinkered with.

We know how NDP tinkering turns out.

Watch my video to see the three reasons I think the NDP is really going to condense rural Alberta ridings. It’s not about representation by population, that’s for sure.

But it’s not all bad news:

A recent Mainstreet Poll shows that the PCs lead the polls in Calgary ahead of the NDP. Rejigging the electoral map in favor of urban voters won't help the NDP as much as they think it but, it will ensure rural Alberta is not represented fairly.

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commented 2017-07-03 22:07:49 -0400
Notley should be totally exhausted by now, from all the scheming she’s done to destroy AB, since she became the Premier. Another 2 long yrs to go before enough Albertans with common sense boot her out to kingdom come. On another depressing note, Charles Adler talking with Liberal Warren Cossila predict that unless there’s a scandal or the economy is in the tank, Trudeau will get another 4 yrs, probably with a minority gov’t.
commented 2017-07-02 07:33:40 -0400
However they divide up Alberta’s rural ridings, the ndp will never win a rural seat after what they have done to Alberta farmers. Stephenson, you are an idiot. You must leave your mothers basement more often or stop drinking so heavily. You have never been to Alberta. If you had, you wouldn’t have made such a moronic comment.
commented 2017-07-01 16:10:03 -0400
Thank you, Sheila. I’m so embarrassed that Alberta, our fabulous birthplace that under the right leadership economically out-shines every other province in Canada, has destroyed itself from within. I’m sad that rural voices are being silenced. (Andrew Stephenson below, are you serious – who feeds you? More growth in cities means more food will be required which comes from where? Oh, the grocery store! Of course. Who needs rural anything! And why can’t we keep our population up? Is it because families don’t live in 700 square foot apartments but on large farms that produce YOUR sustenance daily?) Idiocy is rampant in this province and complete tools are voting, with so little awareness of the real world that they willingly choose bondage (socialism) over liberty. Let’s move them all to Venezuela for a six month vacation. If they survive they can come back, eat something, and maybe even try voting again the right way so they don’t permanently destroy what we have left. Rural and small town voters are going to have to come together to retake Alberta politically, and save our great province from further destruction. Separation is not even possible now. Clowns to the left of us, jokers to the right, here we are….
commented 2017-07-01 13:58:44 -0400
She is a Marxists air head.
commented 2017-07-01 13:12:21 -0400
If rural Alberta is so great, then why can’t it keep its population up? The entire reason why the power is moving to the cities is because that’s where the growth is, and where the people are.
commented 2017-07-01 11:50:03 -0400
It looks like Rachel is trying to secure a spot for herself in the next election well perhaps throwing the rest of her colleagues under the bus..
commented 2017-07-01 09:47:30 -0400
Either way. Under no circumstances, rebates, vote buying, tall tales or changing boundaries, will Notley get my vote in 2019.
Bunch of socialism ideology simply spells disaster any where its been used to govern.
commented 2017-07-01 04:04:43 -0400
Peter Netterville they have proven that time and time again. And of course the left wing idiots who vote for them are happy to screwed over after being bribed with their own money.
commented 2017-06-30 20:16:45 -0400
gerund or present participle: gerrymandering
manipulate the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favor one party or class.
achieve (a result) by manipulating the boundaries of an electoral constituency.
“a total freedom to gerrymander the results they want”
commented 2017-06-30 20:14:41 -0400
SHEILA GUNN REID does one have to go though some kind of intensive and rigorous training in order to not only understand and interpret into usable English, the politicalese in those taxpayer-funded documents; or in order to know how to ‘correctly’ fill out the request forms…successfully, or in order to also enable one to survive the psychic shock one must endure plodding through that…toxic bureaucratic sludge and poison, as well?
Whatever the personal cost to you to perform this onerous and offensive task, it’s appreciated! Thank you.
And bye the bye, rural, farming, ranching folk may appear…however oafish and unsophisticated to the elites and their comrades, but push us too far and…well, I guess you’ll find out…
commented 2017-06-30 19:36:47 -0400
commented 2017-06-30 18:48:53 -0400
That’s the kind of election rigging you would expect to see in third world backwaters leftist despots.
commented 2017-06-30 18:33:54 -0400
Beside the increased area of the southern rural ridings, the population of those riding would have to be larger than many urban ridings. Certainly, that proposed Strathmore/Drumheller riding will be.
commented 2017-06-30 18:07:42 -0400
One thing I have noticed by-and-large as a general rule … The conservative governments tend to generally make decisions to benefit the people. The left wing government always make all their decisions to benefit themselves and their friends.