I call out politicians when they are awful, even if they are conservative. But I also try to show you when they are good.
Conservative MPs Michelle Rempel and Shannon Stubbs took over a standing committee on immigration meeting and made the Liberals sit for over an hour and listen to them as they advocated for hundreds of Alberta jobs. It was something to behold.
In October without consultation or warning, the Liberals announced the closure of the Vegreville Immigration Case Processing Centre, slashing nearly 300 jobs out of a town of 5,800. That’s like Toronto losing 290,000 jobs overnight.
But the jobs aren’t gone. They’ve been taken from the Conservative stronghold of Vegreville and gifted to a Liberal voting riding over an hour away in Edmonton. It’s all political.
Watch my video to see how these two fought off repeated attempts by the Liberals to shut them up and to see the emotional response Stubbs had as she read dozens of letters from her constituents, detailing what the loss of the Processing Centre jobs would mean to them and their town.
We saw Conservatives of all stripes in Alberta hiding under their chairs this week when things got a little heated for them.
When the media scolded unemployed Albertans at our Rally for Alberta Families, for not being polished enough in their language, our conservative leaders joined in the scolding and admonishing.
They took control of a committee meeting, refused to be shut down, gave a voice to people who had none, and fought tears for seventy-one minutes to fight for Alberta jobs.
It’s nice to see a conservative politician who cares more about their constituents than their own pride or about what they will look like in the mainstream media.