May 03, 2015

Should Jonathan Denis be Running in Election? NDP Leader Weighs In

Marc PatroneRebel Commentator

NDP leader Rachel Notley questions why PC candidate Jonathan Denis wasn't booted from the Tory caucus given his conduct after a police call to his home last month.

It was reported Denis would be stepping down as justice minister April 25th, after he became embroiled in a legal dispute with his estranged wife landing them both in court.

Premier Jim Prentice asked Denis to quit as minister but allowed him to continue as PC candidate for the riding of Calgary-Acadia. Notley questions the wisdom of that.

"I was a little bit concerned here about the gap in time between the police were involved with some kind of dispute there and the point at which the Attorney General stepped down. Personally I think that gap of time did not demonstrate either good judgement or competency to do the job. And I think the gap itself brings into question whether he's appropriately even a candidate. But that's me from my legalistic-y background. Once you're involved with the police, as Attorney General, it’s not a ten day decision making issue, it's a 'I'm outta here.' It's not appropriate," says Notley.

There is a publication ban that prohibits the reporting of details in the court dispute between Denis and his estranged wife Breanna Palmer. That ban is subject to an appeal.

Denis did not respond to our request for comment on what Notley said in Calgary Saturday.

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commented 2015-05-04 11:52:50 -0400
Go Wild Rose!!
The Alberta PCs are the equivalent to the Ontario Liberals (less the corruption).
commented 2015-05-04 00:01:44 -0400
Right on Shirley. I think Wildrose can do this as well.
commented 2015-05-03 23:16:14 -0400
Wild Rose can pull it off. I have been reading all comments and articles related to this election and spoken with my constituency and support for Wild rose is very strong everywhere. Have faith everyone and vote Wild Rose. I sure miss you Rebels on a television format especially during an election. I very much liked the commentary and analysis of each particular election. I don’t know which channel is best but I will probably watch on Global or C-PAC. Take care and I look forward to your comments after the election.
commented 2015-05-03 14:58:42 -0400
Notly has already said that her party is against the northern gateway pipeline. Ron Z. I agree that the ndp will not only have their hands in the pockets of the oil companies but I think they will extort them in a scale that it will make the pc’s racket look like chump change. Any pipeline leaving Alberta will be the most expensive venture yet. AND THATS PROGRESS for ya 1 step forward and 10 steps back. They will make our ( Canadas) oil and gas to expensive to export out of Alberta THATS THE AGENDA hidden or otherwise
commented 2015-05-03 14:11:40 -0400
The Alberta PC’s represent the past and should be replaced. What about the NDP taking that role? Unfortunately I think they would try and get their sticky fingers on everything available in the PC’s budget plus more. They would then condemn the oil companies then cozy up to them off camera. The Wildrose seem to represent many new immigrants and folk wanting more responsible government. I am not too concerned that they don’t have the experience that some feel is important to governing. They will have to deal with the bureaucrats most of whom should be terminated. They ask for 48 months to clean up the mess. With the help of auditors and accountants that can be accomplished fairly quickly. Their main concern if elected is to keep out of the pockets of the big oil companies. That won’t be easy.
commented 2015-05-03 12:47:04 -0400
Holy crap, is Jim Prentice a rotten thug borderline criminal in the making or what? And there are those in the Conservatives that considered him to be Canada’s next Conservative leader when Harper departs.
What a complete disaster that would have been – Jim Prentice behaves like those corrupt liberal pigs from the past – chretien, mulroney, troodo, and martin. Jim Prentice has the judgement abilities of a toad.

Alberta PCs are liberals in disguise.
commented 2015-05-03 12:06:29 -0400
It’s a moot issue. Denis is going to lose his seat in the next election anyway.
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