The rebel has received some shocking documents through an access to information filing. We Alberta taxpayers bought the Director of the Public Affairs Bureau a luxury SUV.
The documents revealed the NDP rushed out to buy a new Infiniti QX50 AWD with the premium package for their new director of the Public Affairs Bureau, Mark Wells.
We’ve talked about Mark Wells before. He’s a former NDP staffer. He used to be a communications officer for the Alberta Union of Public Employees. His LinkedIn used to feature a lovely letter from Rachel Notley’s husband, Lou Arab, who also works for the Canadian Union of Public employees. He’s a well connected NDP crony and now Wells has a sweet gig working for Notley heading up the communications arm of the Alberta government, making between $160,000 and $224,000 this year. That’s more than enough to buy himself a luxury SUV.
Watch my video to see the shocking details of the purchase and the panicked briefing document submitted to NDP Service Alberta Minister Stephanie McLean, offering her advice about how to handle questions concerning the car.
Remember Rachel Notley’s outrage over Alison Redford’s luxury hideaway perched atop the Federal Building, “Skypalace”? Remember how offended Notley seemed over Alison Redford’s abuse of the government fleet of planes, treating them like her minivans?
None of that outrage or concern for taxpayers was real. It was all fake. All of it. Rachel Notley wasn’t mad that taxpayer money was being wasted on shiny, fancy things by the party in charge. She was mad that she wasn't the one wasting the money.
While Albertans are losing their jobs and facing wage rolls backs, while they are facing huge uncertain hikes in household costs from the carbon tax, while Alberta plunges deeper and deeper into debt, Notley was busy buying her loyal, union pal a fancy car. A luxury car. And we paid for it.
Is this the change Notley promised Alberta?
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