April 09, 2019

StarMetro Calgary may have violated Alberta election financing laws

Keean BexteRebel Contributor

The StarMetro Calgary is a Western outpost for the left-leaning Toronto Star, and they may have just broken Alberta election financing laws.

The outlet purchased a major ad buy to put articles critical of Jason Kenney and the UCP into the Facebook newsfeeds of Alberta voters. 

I totally support the right of left-wing kooks to publish whatever articles they want, but why does Notley's handpicked Election Commissioner only care about news outlets pushing an ideological message when it comes from conservatives?

Notley's Election Commissioner even threatened us with legal action for posting billboards calling for the resignation of Education Minister David Eggen.

It appears the Alberta Election Commissioner is only interested in silencing media outlets that don't support Rachel Notley's NDP government. Fortunately, it looks like Albertans are about to toss them out of government.

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commented 2019-04-11 17:13:04 -0400
A full page ad in The Star is $20,000. A front page article, will be well over $1,000 for sure, and if The Star is giving them a break on price, the amount of the break should be considered a contribution by The Star.
commented 2019-04-11 17:10:59 -0400
It’s reverse McCarthyism.

No, it should NOT be allowed b/c they’re pretending it’s a news article, rather than an ad. It’s misleading. Much like The Star, for years, has put opinions on the front page, usually reserved for news. There’s an “opinion” section for a reason. So’s ppl know the difference.
commented 2019-04-10 15:06:41 -0400
I also cast my vote yesterday and it wasn’t for the NDP
commented 2019-04-09 22:27:25 -0400
Notley you and your communists are going down and the Dink in Ottawa is next!! F-ing communist rats have no place in Canada!!
commented 2019-04-09 21:04:16 -0400
They’re all in on it together, treasonous conspirators in a rush to destroy Canada, no lie, moral degradation or act of treason is too heinous or despicable for them to consider or act on in their drive to get and keep power…so they can ultimately destroy Canada.

“Rebel Media says ‘Stop Notley’ lawn signs don’t violate Alberta election advertising law”
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/rebel-stop-notley-lawn-signs-1.5091046

“It looks like election advertising to me. I mean, who sells a book by putting out lawn signs?” Jain said.
Jain said he’s not involved with any political party, but was simply concerned to see a sign from a Toronto-based organization while Alberta is in an election campaign.
“Alberta elections should be for Albertans, and, you know, we should not have any outside interference … if they want to participate in our elections, they should register with Elections Alberta, for sure.”
“…In Alberta, election advertising is any advertising done in the period between writs being issued and election day “that takes a position on an issue with which a registered party or registered candidate is associated,” according to Elections Alberta…"
commented 2019-04-09 19:58:37 -0400
The silence of the Lambs. Trudeau is planning to win the election by silencing the competition. Trudeau like his father, plays dirty.
commented 2019-04-09 19:37:08 -0400
“Notley’s Election Commissioner even threatened us with legal action for posting billboards calling for the resignation of Education Minister David Eggen.”

If I am correct in my previous post, I think Christophobe Eggen has been resigned.
commented 2019-04-09 19:32:50 -0400
Beside Deborah, did anyone vote at today’s advance poll? If so, what was the line-up like?

I was at the Peace River poll by 9:05 am and in a line-up. Got to vote twenty minutes later, with a line-up behind me and more coming in the door. Not usual for a first day advance poll. I think, traditionally, a well attended advance poll bodes ill for the governing party. Here’s hoping.
commented 2019-04-09 18:49:26 -0400
I’m on my way to cast my vote against Notley and her Marxist party of losers.