July 22, 2017

Stronger together or better apart? Wildrose members share predictions for unity vote

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

The Rebel has followed the growing conservative movement for unity in Alberta since the very beginning and today is the big day!

It’s decision day for the Progressive Conservative and the Wildrose parties.

Will both reach their threshold for unity?

Will it be a homecoming or will the day end in disappointment?

We asked some of the people in the crowd at the Wildrose Special Meeting on Unity in Red Deer, Alberta to share their predictions with us.

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commented 2017-07-23 16:06:31 -0400
“Alberta first” – great name for a new liberty based party – and as a founding principle all party members and caucus must subscribe to. Alberta first – otherwise why be in or power or Alberta politics? The governing party’s loyalty is to the best interests of Alberta’s constitutional sovereignty and the majority’s best interests.

Notley puts foreign interests before Albertan’s and represents a parasitic minority. Trudeau puts foreigner’s interests above Canadian’s/Canada. Maybe we need a Canada first party.
commented 2017-07-23 02:34:24 -0400
Peter i think Bill is right, new leader and new branding. The start of the conservatives downfall was when Stelmach let the party control him far too much. I think many would vote for an actual conservative based party but of course keeping it free of the phonies would be quite a challenge.
commented 2017-07-23 02:31:40 -0400
Ron Joseph….well said, thanks from this True Albertan!
commented 2017-07-23 00:12:27 -0400
Another person that has showed his hate for Alberta and the West is Denis Coderre, the Mayor of Montreal. At least Ezra got a little revenge by renting a Mobile Sign saying Coderre loves Saudi Oil.
commented 2017-07-22 22:57:11 -0400
I’m happy for Alberta as they have been kicked around by The Feds, their own Gov’t, the Vancouver-Burnaby voters and Mother Nature in Fort McMurray and don’t forget your MEDIA.
Now you can get the tar & feathers ready; or LOCK HER UP.
commented 2017-07-22 20:45:12 -0400
Thnx Sheila!!!
" Sheila Gunn Reid 🐀✔@SheilaGunnReid
So that’s everyone, PCs and WRP both voting 95% in support of unity.
And 95% of NDPers reaching for the Pepto Bismol "

Quick – mix in a large amounts of Rat Poison!!
commented 2017-07-22 20:27:57 -0400
Danielle Smith and Ally Redford committed political suicide and had better stay where they are in history! Ca-putt!
Derek Fildebrandt is the best for leader – he knows what the silent Majority want! & he is a man of Integrity – something the above lack completely. Derek also has respect for Christian & Canadian values.
commented 2017-07-22 18:57:53 -0400
Now for a wide open and no holds barred leadership race so that the strongest contender emerges leader and the air is clear. Maybe Danielle Smith and Ally Redford will try to resurrect themselves ;)

I am looking forward to the MSM analysis, I enjoy comedy.
commented 2017-07-22 18:22:51 -0400
Peter Netterville commented – “If the merge is successful and if Derek Fildebrandt runs for the leadership and wins, then the merge is a good thing”

A new party needs new branding and a new leader. “Alberta party”?
commented 2017-07-22 18:20:17 -0400
I remember the pleas to unite Reform and the PCs – how’d that work out? The best 8 years of prosperity and federal governing since the 50s. The key to that success (which now seems in doubt) was the election of a loyal westerner and a big tent party founded more on populism and libertarianism than traditional conservativism.

Can the no-left forces in Alberta repeat this success?
commented 2017-07-22 18:14:25 -0400
commented 2017-07-22 17:36:39 -0400
I am torn on the merger.

If the merge is successful and if Derek Fildebrandt runs for the leadership and wins, then the merge is a good thing as he is the most Conservative of the three (Jason, Brian, and Derek).

If the merge is successful and either Brian Jean or Jason Kenny win then I fear that the party will end up as Progressive Conservative 2.0

What bothers me too is the one member that Sheila interviewed mentioned that there were a lot of new party memberships recently. Are some of those new memberships the same as what happened with the PC party just before Alison Redford was elected in as leader?