May 06, 2015

Ten Tips for the NDP in Alberta

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Alberta has swung left and voted in the NDP. Is there any hope for Alberta?

Ezra Levant stays positive with sound advice for Alberta’s new government that will let them stay true to their roots. 

But will Rachel Notley listen?

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commented 2015-05-09 13:45:58 -0400
Our new premier should rely more on Ezra’ advice. We need a hugh refinery here. Then pipelines is not priority. It,s supply and demand. A finish product is a lot easier to sell. Once the demand for this finish product grows, the pipelines will facilitate themselves.
commented 2015-05-09 11:10:59 -0400
If the NDP eliminate the dirty oil industry in favour of alternative energy she will be doing what all Canadians want. Clean air and water with a turnaround in climate change for our children, grandchildren and beyond.
commented 2015-05-09 02:25:20 -0400
44 years is quite incredible and a testament to Albertan’s patience with one party in power so long. Unfortunately the last few years were too much to bear or they would still be in. Danielle Smith would be Premiere today if she had stuck with the Wildrose Party. But Albertan’s are not NDP they just voted anyone but Conservative as a protest. I suspect the NDP will last one term until voters forgive, but the two right leaning parties need to unite and find a leader who can carry on the tradition of leading the greatest Province in Canada into a future filled with hope and economic certainty.
commented 2015-05-08 23:41:53 -0400
I have one tip for Rachel Notley….be like Brad Wall!
commented 2015-05-07 09:38:20 -0400
“Liberals in America are labelled as unpatriotic because they are not afraid of social change and have some questions about parts of the constitution, something that was written over 200 years ago.”
We know. Many Liberals also have questions about the 10 commandments, something that was written thousands of years ago.
commented 2015-05-07 07:44:02 -0400
The NDP in Alberta may hold a majority of seats , but in some ways they are a coalition or amalgomation of many political constituancies , possibly fair weather friends .Keeping all satisfied is going to be a rough ride. I also fear that the national party with Mulcair will jump at the chance to secure a power base in Alberta. This could be a total disaster for Canada as a whole.
commented 2015-05-06 23:47:42 -0400
The NDP supporting union movement has moved from representing productive private sector workers to representing those workers closest to government and able to receive money directly from government.
commented 2015-05-06 22:32:56 -0400
I just wrote a paragraph and was going to write some more when the page went blank. the same thing happened one other time when I’d nearly finished a comment. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
commented 2015-05-06 22:22:09 -0400
Ezra you are right .Hope Alberta’s new NDP understand the importance of oil for Alberta and unlike the federal NDP will promote oil production and pipelines to get oil to market .
commented 2015-05-06 21:30:50 -0400
It will be fun watching the NDP destroy Alberta the way their fellow travelers have destroyed Ontario. The country is doomed to economic catastrophe and will be flying the ‘Stars and Stripes’ by the end of the century.
commented 2015-05-06 19:22:28 -0400
Liberals in America are labelled as unpatriotic because they are not afraid of social change and have some questions about parts of the constitution, something that was written over 200 years ago. To say that leftists in Canada are unpatriotic is mostly false, but I would agree that people are the far left are unpatriotic in a way. But the point I’m trying to make is that you can’t have it both ways, Ezra.
commented 2015-05-06 18:58:38 -0400
Again what is the impact of the immigrant vote (from Eastern Canada or overseas) ? Have they imported their political sensibilities and suddently voted in mass (a lot abstained before) ?
commented 2015-05-06 18:00:45 -0400
Perhaps the electorate really HAS turned left. I mean why choose the NDP over WR?
commented 2015-05-06 17:54:14 -0400
I am not much good at “stewardship and commercial acumen” either and would only say to Rachel Notley please remember that the folk here are looking to the NDP to act responsibly and not to behave like the regime that has been overthrown.
commented 2015-05-06 17:30:21 -0400
Nova Scotia’s anti PC NDP majority rebellion was a fiscal disaster for the province. Thought process and policies were sadly lacking in substance and the lack of qualified candidates crippled the wheels of progress. Buckle up folks. If you listen closely that sound is your economy grinding to a halt.
commented 2015-05-06 17:07:00 -0400
There are four people responsible for the election of the NDP Government in Alberta, and Rachel Notley isn’t one of them. Those people are Alison Redford, Jim Prentice, Danielle Smith and Preston Manning. Without their assistance (bad behavior) and ill-advised collusion and conspiracy, Rachel Notley never would have risen to the top as the least objectionable alternative.
commented 2015-05-06 16:47:11 -0400
Ezra wants the NDP to be reelected !
commented 2015-05-06 16:23:26 -0400
Good tips, Ezra. Let’s hope she listens.

Meanwhile, there is a “unite the right” movement is being bandied about. It should be called “unite the middle”. There are no actual conservative parties in Alberta. Hence, this result. People were tired of being presented with fake choices. The NDP may be left wing extremists, but they are real.
commented 2015-05-06 16:05:53 -0400
AToken: see previous comment, other thread.
commented 2015-05-06 15:37:05 -0400
Terry, on Ezra’s other “10” list video you come across as reasonable and your comment actually has some merit. You say there you don’t “hate”. Try again. If I was Ezra I’d be looking around a lot of corners, you’re probably going thru his trash. What did he do to you to warrant such idiotic vitriol?
commented 2015-05-06 14:31:32 -0400
Prentice earned what he got. His arrogant, self-serving, elitist attitudes where not even thinly veiled. Harper is next. When you say he is not the same, you do a disservice to us all. He has turned into an elitest lackey who does what is best for his corporate buddies and his US masters. bill-51and TPP is suffiecient evidence alone but there is plenty more. I have been a conservative all my life, but no more. The people and people’s rights and freedoms must be preserved and if we have to bring down the corporations and the Conservatives to do it, we will. People are paying attention and fighting back. Don’t count on AB to swing back federally unless Harper starts listening to his constituents real soon. Perusing his elitist, one world agenda is no longer secret and we the people don’t like it.
commented 2015-05-06 14:23:49 -0400
Success of Wildrose in next elections depends how effective they will be as official opposition and how they would consolidate conservative forces in Alberta.
With NDP Government now, we have to accept that everything is possible under the sun (never underestimate power of crowd to destroy itself, this is the lesson) meaning NDP will not give up power in next elections promising even more “benefits” for people blaming everybody else for economic crisis we will have regardless. We are as Canada moving in next recession anyway this or next year with higher or lower oil price. I am sure NDP will not response properly for cyclical economic problems because they do not know how having experience in taxation/ wealth distribution only.
Socialism of NDP, the same as virus, is extremely difficult to treat when this virus is already in your body.
Hopefully we, Albertans, still have immune system strong enough not allow red virus to kill us.
commented 2015-05-06 14:14:28 -0400
I Agree with Vlad – Notley’s main job will be that of a daycare worker, overseeing the children in the Dip Caucus. Can you imagine the number of gaffes that will occur when all these “instant candidates” and dogmatic leftards have a microphone shoved in their face – it will be a PR disaster as the caucus kinder undo any semblance of assurance she may be able to summon to sooth nervous voters about NDP’s intensions.

The first term will be a news hound’s wet dream watching these green horns gaffe out daily.
commented 2015-05-06 14:07:13 -0400
Stand with us Ezra. We need you more than ever. Rebel media stocks just went up
commented 2015-05-06 14:06:05 -0400
Given Ezra’s stewardship and commercial acumen (you know, that deep economic wizrdry that helped him pilot both the Western Standard and Sun News to glory and prosperity), I’m sure the NDP is deeply interested in his business advice.
commented 2015-05-06 14:05:36 -0400
When the NDP drives Alberta into the ground and becomes a Have Not Province are there any Have provinces left to carry the load? Seems like all the east coast lib provinces are Have Nots, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba; is BC’s economy strong enough to support the rest of Canada? I think not.
commented 2015-05-06 13:56:41 -0400
No 2. Get the auditors quick. I suspect the shredders and computer hard drive wiping is in overdrive now. No 7. The NDP, at least in my lifetime have been inherently anti business. Don’t think that will change. No 10. Todays’ NDP are Champagne Socialists. They lean towards the trendy causes like Global Warming, Carbon Taxes, etc. etc. Blue collar workers are just a pawn for them to be taken advantage of when not otherwise inconsequential.
commented 2015-05-06 13:54:32 -0400
Some good thoughts. I would trust Ezra a little more if he gave some indication of his own biases and possible blind spots. Confidence is good, and I agree that the CBC et al. have their biases, but we conservatives have biases and blind spots as well. I tend not to trust people who talk as if they couldn’t benefit from scrutiny and an opposing point of view; I never admire someone more than when they admit that they’ve been wrong about something.
commented 2015-05-06 13:34:09 -0400
Ezra for Canadian PM, Alberta Premier, and Calgary Mayor.