April 24, 2015

Prentice: Alberta is not an NDP province

Marc PatroneRebel Commentator

Alberta PC leader Jim Prentice says he respects the leader of the provincial NDP but says her party has no business running the province.

In a scrum with reporters today in Calgary, Prentice went as far to say Alberta is not an NDP province given its attitudes about the free market economy and competitiveness.
He made the comments after an all party debate in Edmonton after which some analysts said Notley won.
She and Prentice clashed over the proposed NDP corporate tax increase which some economists say would cost thousands of jobs.
Notley accused Prentice of fear-mongering over her economic plan and says there are many other factors that drive business investment besides low corporate taxes.

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commented 2015-04-27 23:46:05 -0400
Prentice has no business running the province of Alberta either! He hasn’t even been in charge for a year and he abdicated the throne to try and force huge taxes and fines on Albertans. >.<
commented 2015-04-25 17:28:52 -0400
The biggest damage what PC is done is practically to promote left wing policies under banner of “conservative” party they do not belong anymore. I hope most Albertans can see or at least feel it and vote them out.
commented 2015-04-25 17:03:25 -0400
Valerie Clark – “It took me two elections, but I’ve finally convinced family members of this truth.”

I think most of my family will vote Wildrose, but I am unsure. I know one member that will vote NDP. Everytime we have a discussion about politics, he cannot refute my position, but still will not see the NDP as a tax, tax, and spend, spend, spend party.

Alex Pilleister, I agree, that is what the traditional Albertans believe, but I think a large potion of our population growth in the last 10 years from the East has brought with it left wing politics.

We will see on election day, but if we get a strong NDP presence in Alberta it will be mostly due to those from the leftwing run provinces cannot understand that they left their province because of lack of work, lack of work that is as a result of those left wing politics. They bring their politics here hoping that having a similar left wing government in Alberta won’t produce the same results. What is that saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and expecting different results.”
commented 2015-04-25 16:58:42 -0400
Peter — it’s a protest vote. There are socialists out there that are either naive idealists, or just want a handout, and they’ll always vote NDP. (They also tend to congregate in the cities of political power — Edmonton, in this case.) The rest of the citizenry who would use the NPD to protest against the PCs I honestly think don’t know about NDP policies. Look at Quebec. (Fortunately for them, it was a federal party, and just the Opposition. Still, it told the Liberals a thing or three…) Albertans are, by and large, conservative people — independent, frugal, and hard-working. Polls may be telling us that the NDP are in the lead, but we’ve seen these polls before: NDP win in BC (Liberal landslide); Conservative minority in Ontario (Liberal landslide). I’m not worried about polls; they rank right up their with Twain’s comment about statistics. I’m more concerned about the Media Party and their inevitable slandering and trashing of Wildrose…

Oh, and Valerie has it pretty much summed. Any kind of activists (they’ll deny “left”, but watch their actions), if confronted with an opposing view (especially if that opposing view is backed up with facts) will get noisier. They’ll try to drown you out. THEN they’ll resort to labelling and insults (Wynne calling concerned parents “homophobic”, for example, and Fecal Matter — sorry, Fecal POINT (how telling is that name!) — for another) to marginalize you. They never, ever, EVER have logic behind them, merely emotion. They NEVER have a documented rationale to point to so as to explain their standpoint/view/belief. Best way to deal with these activists is to just tune ’em out.
commented 2015-04-25 14:40:02 -0400
“I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon-if I can. I seek opportunity-not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole… I will not trade freedom for beneficence or my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations, and to face the world boldly and say, this I have done. This is what it means to be an American.”
-Dean Alfange

This is what means to be an Albertan as well.
commented 2015-04-25 13:43:00 -0400
Peter Netterville – Lefties can’t debate effectively so they try to silence you with increasing rudeness. Ignoring it, as you would a child throwing a temper tantrum, is the best way to deal with it.
Alberta isn’t a Socialist province; never has been. We’ve always had an intricate understanding of political matters; it’s the basis of our success. A strong vote for the NDP would prove that we’ve joined the growing list of losers (a.k.a. Socialists) in Canada and around the world. I just don’t see it happening but if it did, it’d be thanks to unions, immigrants and brainwashed youth – people who either have a vested interest or who have no understanding of what makes Alberta tick.
Ron Voss has the right idea. PC voters need to be convinced that the PC Party is no longer Conservative and that the only Conservative party running is Wildrose. It took me two elections, but I’ve finally convinced family members of this truth.
commented 2015-04-25 12:24:25 -0400
Fecal Point, from what I can see who the “small-minded commentators” are is yourself as you offer no facts or logic to support your comments, but you are quick to insult others.

The people here that oppose the NDP is because of the example the NDP have set in other provinces. All of which were economically devistated because of NDP governance AND because of the NDP policies of socialism. Albertans have always been against excessive socialism.

Why the continual insults, Fecal Point?

Because we have different opinions than you, does that make us intellectually inferior to you? Is your opinion the fabric upon which the universe has been established and is maintained and therefore you feel the need to insult us? I am just trying to understand the intellectual superiority you feel over the rest of us. It is truly justified? Are you truly a superior being?
commented 2015-04-25 10:49:56 -0400
So, according to most of these small-minded commentators, the Alberta NDP is the new Jihadists.
commented 2015-04-24 22:09:45 -0400
Prentice is using the media to push the perception his competition is the NDP vice the Wildrose. Weak attempt. Wildrose will win due to arrogant, presumptive PC leadership. Brian Jean will fix the sad state of provincial affairs.
commented 2015-04-24 21:46:20 -0400
PETER NETTERVILLE, I agree with you about Premier Wall. DENNIS KRUPSKI, I agree that the PCs in their policies have revealed themselves as not being that different from the NDP. In that light, I expected that to be an advantage for Wildrose to represent a clear option for conservative voters. What is needed is that the diehard PC voters to move to Wildrose so as not to split the vote and allow the NDP to slip in. Should be part of the Wildrose messaging. Noticing that the media has become a cheering section for the NDP which could be a contributor and don’t underestimate the unions.
commented 2015-04-24 18:55:10 -0400
By the way the projection looks at the link Alex posted below, the NDP will take the most seats. I certainly hope that is wrong as the last thing we need in office is an NDP government. That would ruin Alberta for sure.

I have a hard time believing that Alberta, which has always been conservative province, would swing so far to the left way past even the Liberals to the NDP party. I cannot believe that there would be so many voters that would want to destroy Alberta. Do NDP voters truly hate Alberta or are they stupid?

In every place where there has been an NDP government in Canada, they have destroyed the economy of that province . IN EVERY CASE! Why cannot people see that voting NDP would literally destroy the province? If we get an NDP government I will likely move to Saskatchewan. I like Brad Wall. He is that last conservative in Canada. That is real sad. Conservatives seem to be pushed out for the economy destroying left wing.

Go Wildrose GO! I do not want to have to move. I love Alberta.
commented 2015-04-24 18:17:06 -0400
Conservatives and Wild Rose will split the vote – coalition government.
commented 2015-04-24 17:24:37 -0400
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black…!
commented 2015-04-24 17:17:21 -0400
If Prentice doesn’t think Alberta is a NDP province, than why was he trying to implement NDP policies. seems to me that he may be left of NDP and hopefully the voters will support a true party on the right, namely the Wildrose now that they have jettisoned the centrist members like Danielle.