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Oct 8, 2022 | 17:26 31 I wonder if Kenney would have got 53% would he have stayed on as premier with experience now. Can't see how 2% more popularity (kinda) and no experience will be a better choice for Alberta. Reply With Quote
Oct 8, 2022 | 17:56 32
Quote Originally Posted by wmoebis View Post
I wonder if Kenney would have got 53% would he have stayed on as premier with experience now. Can't see how 2% more popularity (kinda) and no experience will be a better choice for Alberta.
Kenneth proved to be a limp rag. If he couldn’t stand up to Ottawa, then good he got out of the way. Quebec shows them ho it’s done so get to work. Alberta deserves better and so does Canada. Reply With Quote

  • jazz's Avatar Oct 8, 2022 | 19:49 33 Kenney was an excellent administrative premier. He balanced the budget after all. The only province to do so.

    But he lacked the stomach for a real fight with Trudeau and he backed OToole which was a pretty bad choice. He wasnt from AB so he never totally got it. Smith is and she is right over target. Reply With Quote
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  • Oct 9, 2022 | 06:47 34
    Quote Originally Posted by TOM4CWB View Post
    53.3% on 6th round

    Cheers!
    An overwhelming show of support from within the party.

    Won't be long before the ex Wildrose and Reformer social right wingnuts aren't happy and boot her out. Reply With Quote
    Oct 9, 2022 | 07:47 35
    Quote Originally Posted by foragefarmer View Post
    An overwhelming show of support from within the party.

    Won't be long before the ex Wildrose and Reformer social right wingnuts aren't happy and boot her out.
    If you look at the latest approval ratings for provincial Premiers Jason Kenney was still sitting at only 30%. Could he have beat Rachel Notley in the next election? I don’t think so, the UCP’s numbers went up after he announced he was resigning. Danielle Smith was smart enough to figure out what UCP members were thinking, let’s hope she can craft a message that appeals to all Albertan’s, nobody that I know wants Premier Notley again unless you live in Edmonton! Reply With Quote
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  • Oct 9, 2022 | 08:03 36 Redmonton
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  • Oct 9, 2022 | 09:29 37
    Quote Originally Posted by Hamloc View Post
    If you look at the latest approval ratings for provincial Premiers Jason Kenney was still sitting at only 30%. Could he have beat Rachel Notley in the next election? I don’t think so, the UCP’s numbers went up after he announced he was resigning. Danielle Smith was smart enough to figure out what UCP members were thinking, let’s hope she can craft a message that appeals to all Albertan’s, nobody that I know wants Premier Notley again unless you live in Edmonton!
    With a 3.3% victory on the 6th round hardly shows confidence in Smith from within the UPC party. Not sure Smith figured out anything more than the one receiving 46.7% of the vote. Possibly a backroom promise could have gotten the little push she needed to win.

    Like Kenney, looks like Smith (if she beats Notley) will spent most of her time appeasing the UPC ranks to maintain power from within, with that small of a margin of victory.

    In recent history UPC and PC leaders haven't fared well, have they.

    Highly unlikely Smith will be the one to change history. Reply With Quote
    Oct 9, 2022 | 12:51 38 Not sure of her own confidence level when she doesn't call and run a Bi election in Calgary where they don't have a MLA but instead has a MLA from Med Hat step down so she can run an election there. She lives in High River a lot closer to Calgary and her new office in Edmonton. Reply With Quote
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  • Oct 10, 2022 | 21:27 40
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    About flipping time. Needed a counterpart in Alberta not a federalist wimp like Kenney. Reply With Quote

  • fjlip's Avatar Oct 11, 2022 | 21:20 41 First day FIRED Henshaw! Great start! Reply With Quote

  • blackpowder's Avatar Oct 12, 2022 | 19:08 42 Rex Murphy ha great article again, regarding this issue. Reply With Quote
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  • Oct 12, 2022 | 21:15 43 It’s funny how BC is Teflon. Feds don’t dick with their coal, mining and resource development. Quebec stood up to the feds and they don’t share revenue from their hydro and other resource income. Kenney just allowed Ottawa to plunder Alberta, high time for a change. Go Danielle, wind in your wings. Now Moe has an ally and watch the fireworks. Moe never aspired to be a politician but he looks like he’s up for the fight of his life. 👍💪🏼 Reply With Quote

  • biglentil's Avatar Oct 12, 2022 | 22:02 44 Alberta premier promises to protect the 'most discriminated-against group' — the unvaccinated
    By Dean Bennett
    News, Politics
    October 12th 2022


    Danielle Smith, sworn in Tuesday as Alberta's new premier, said she will shake up the top tier of the health system within three months and amend provincial human rights law to protect those who choose not to get vaccinated.

    “(The unvaccinated) have been the most discriminated-against group that I’ve ever witnessed in my lifetime,” Smith told reporters at the legislature.

    “I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a situation in my lifetime where a person was fired from their job or not allowed to watch their kids play hockey or not allowed to go visit a loved one in long-term care or hospital, not allowed to get on a plane to either go across the country to see family or even travel across the border.


    “We are not going to create a segregated society on the basis of a medical choice.”

    Earlier in the day, Smith was sworn into the job by Lt.-Gov. Salma Lakhani at a ceremony at Government House.

    In a speech there, Smith said, “Albertans have been through so much over these last 2 1/2 years. Our rights and freedoms have been tested.

    “I will ensure as head of this government that those rights and freedoms are protected and will never be taken for granted again.” Reply With Quote

  • Oct 13, 2022 | 01:13 45
    Quote Originally Posted by biglentil View Post
    Alberta premier promises to protect the 'most discriminated-against group' — the unvaccinated
    By Dean Bennett
    News, Politics
    October 12th 2022


    Danielle Smith, sworn in Tuesday as Alberta's new premier, said she will shake up the top tier of the health system within three months and amend provincial human rights law to protect those who choose not to get vaccinated.

    “(The unvaccinated) have been the most discriminated-against group that I’ve ever witnessed in my lifetime,” Smith told reporters at the legislature.

    “I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a situation in my lifetime where a person was fired from their job or not allowed to watch their kids play hockey or not allowed to go visit a loved one in long-term care or hospital, not allowed to get on a plane to either go across the country to see family or even travel across the border.


    “We are not going to create a segregated society on the basis of a medical choice.”

    Earlier in the day, Smith was sworn into the job by Lt.-Gov. Salma Lakhani at a ceremony at Government House.

    In a speech there, Smith said, “Albertans have been through so much over these last 2 1/2 years. Our rights and freedoms have been tested.

    “I will ensure as head of this government that those rights and freedoms are protected and will never be taken for granted again.”
    Bridge City News had a very revealing segment on:

    ‘Virtue Science’

    When a select group in power, decide to force a certain perspective that can’t be proven, then anyone going against this perspective is morally bankrupt, shunned, and cast into the dumpster of ‘denier’s’ , radicals, and are cast as evil disruptive troublesome fools who have no credibility.

    Science always has to be open to analysis and review, allowing new ideas and questions if a balanced analysis is the goal of those seeking more knowledge and understanding of that subject.

    Vilification of those who question conventionally accepted ‘facts’… shows weakness and flawed scientific discipline.

    Hence ‘Virtue Science’ which isn’t actually science at all, but ‘religious hypocrisy ‘…

    A book about the ‘junk science’ we are expected to accept without question… which isn’t science at all, but discrimination just as Premier Smith said!

    Nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, methane, are no where even close to causing ‘climate change’ when compared to water vapour.

    A single global temperature… claimed to be rising… is ‘virtue science’ . Same with rising sea levels… historically insignificant changes… yet people build on flood plains and in swamps… what do they expect???

    Human consciences / egos/ pride…are continuing to justify their lack of responsible common sense…

    A very interesting book and read…




    We are not short of grain on earth… just short of common sense… and long on greed!

    No farmer went broke making a good profit!!!

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  • Oct 13, 2022 | 01:39 46
    Quote Originally Posted by TOM4CWB View Post
    Bridge City News had a very revealing segment on:

    ‘Virtue Science’

    When a select group in power, decide to force a certain perspective that can’t be proven, then anyone going against this perspective is morally bankrupt, shunned, and cast into the dumpster of ‘denier’s’ , radicals, and are cast as evil disruptive troublesome fools who have no credibility.

    Science always has to be open to analysis and review, allowing new ideas and questions if a balanced analysis is the goal of those seeking more knowledge and understanding of that subject.

    Vilification of those who question conventionally accepted ‘facts’… shows weakness and flawed scientific discipline.

    Hence ‘Virtue Science’ which isn’t actually science at all, but ‘religious hypocrisy ‘…

    A book about the ‘junk science’ we are expected to accept without question… which isn’t science at all, but discrimination just as Premier Smith said!

    Nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, methane, are no where even close to causing ‘climate change’ when compared to water vapour.

    A single global temperature… claimed to be rising… is ‘virtue science’ . Same with rising sea levels… historically insignificant changes… yet people build on flood plains and in swamps… what do they expect???

    Human consciences / egos/ pride…are continuing to justify their lack of responsible common sense…

    A very interesting book and read…




    We are not short of grain on earth… just short of common sense… and long on greed!

    No farmer went broke making a good profit!!!

    Cheers
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    jazz's Avatar Oct 13, 2022 | 07:44 47
    Quote Originally Posted by biglentil View Post
    Alberta premier promises to protect the 'most discriminated-against group' — ”
    I like how the radical left including Charles Addler start crowing what about gay and black and native people.

    Dont remember any of them being denied entry to an establishment or not allowed to visit relatives or see their kids in sports.

    She is right on target. Reply With Quote

  • Oct 13, 2022 | 09:57 48
    Quote Originally Posted by jazz View Post
    I like how the radical left including Charles Addler start crowing what about gay and black and native people.

    Dont remember any of them being denied entry to an establishment or not allowed to visit relatives or see their kids in sports.

    She is right on target.
    Another bit of hypocrisy I have noticed lately.

    Those who are most upset about Danielle Smith promising to fight for Albertan's sovereignty, are also the most vocal about supporting Ukrainian's fight for sovereignty. Reply With Quote
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  • Oct 13, 2022 | 10:08 49
    Quote Originally Posted by jazz View Post
    I like how the radical left including Charles Addler start crowing what about gay and black and native people.

    Dont remember any of them being denied entry to an establishment or not allowed to visit relatives or see their kids in sports.

    She is right on target.

    I'm sure the unvaccinated included some from ALL groups. What a stupid MSM. Reply With Quote

  • Oct 13, 2022 | 10:45 50
    Quote Originally Posted by jazz View Post
    I like how the radical left including Charles Addler start crowing what about gay and black and native people.

    Dont remember any of them being denied entry to an establishment or not allowed to visit relatives or see their kids in sports.

    She is right on target.
    Have you not read anything about residential schools or Starlight tours? I haven't heard of any anti Vaxers getting hauled out of city in the middle of the night at -40 with no proper clothing and left to find their own ride back. How many hidden graves of Anti Vaxers do you think we will uncover in the future? Reply With Quote
    jazz's Avatar Oct 13, 2022 | 11:35 51
    Quote Originally Posted by wmoebis View Post
    Have you not read anything about residential schools or Starlight tours? I haven't heard of any anti Vaxers getting hauled out of city in the middle of the night at -40 with no proper clothing and left to find their own ride back. How many hidden graves of Anti Vaxers do you think we will uncover in the future?
    When all corners of society go against a single group thats discrimination. 6 million people in that group in Canada. They even created a new identity for me and then went on to demonize it. You dont have to die to be discriminated against. If that was the standard we would never solve the problem.

    Stores, schools, hospitals, govt, courts, police and everything in between went after the unvaxxed and regulated them to second class and violated the charter in the process.
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    biglentil's Avatar Oct 13, 2022 | 11:53 52
    Quote Originally Posted by wmoebis View Post
    Have you not read anything about residential schools or Starlight tours? I haven't heard of any anti Vaxers getting hauled out of city in the middle of the night at -40 with no proper clothing and left to find their own ride back. How many hidden graves of Anti Vaxers do you think we will uncover in the future?
    Remember when the PM said this I do. “We all know people who are deciding whether or not they are willing to get vaccinated, and we will do our very best to try to convince them. However, there is still a part of the population (that) is fiercely against it.

    They don’t believe in science/progress and are very often misogynistic and racist. It’s a very small group of people, but that doesn’t shy away from the fact that they take up some space.

    This leads us, as a leader and as a country, to make a choice: Do we tolerate these people?” Reply With Quote

  • Oct 13, 2022 | 12:03 53
    Quote Originally Posted by jazz View Post
    When all corners of society go against a single group thats discrimination. 6 million people in that group in Canada. They even created a new identity for me and then went on to demonize it. You dont have to die to be discriminated against. If that was the standard we would never solve the problem.

    Stores, schools, hospitals, govt, courts, police and everything in between went after the unvaxxed and regulated them to second class and violated the charter in the process.
    I'm not sure that playing the game of who's a bigger victim is very constructive.
    But is it fair to say that in both instances, the perpetrators themselves thought they had the best interests of the victims in mind with their policies? Reply With Quote

  • Oct 13, 2022 | 12:30 54
    Quote Originally Posted by biglentil View Post
    Remember when the PM said this I do. “We all know people who are deciding whether or not they are willing to get vaccinated, and we will do our very best to try to convince them. However, there is still a part of the population (that) is fiercely against it.

    They don’t believe in science/progress and are very often misogynistic and racist. It’s a very small group of people, but that doesn’t shy away from the fact that they take up some space.

    This leads us, as a leader and as a country, to make a choice: Do we tolerate these people?”
    But holy shit
    Read this again and then read it again
    What kind of leader talks this way ????
    Chuck do you condone this polarizing shit that came out of his mouth ?? Reply With Quote

  • Oct 13, 2022 | 12:41 55
    Quote Originally Posted by caseih View Post
    But holy shit
    Read this again and then read it again
    What kind of leader talks this way ????
    Chuck do you condone this polarizing shit that came out of his mouth ??
    The irony that he insists on calling the opposition leader polarizing is thick.

    But regarding Trudeau's comments. I think it is safe to assume that he couldn't string together a sentence that long on his own unless it is written for him and prompted. So that means that the divisive speeches denigrating a large segment of the population were condoned and approved of and written by liberal insiders.
    It is looking increasingly as if the divisive policies are not an accident, but intentional.
    That was not an off the cuff throw away remark. Reply With Quote

  • jazz's Avatar Oct 13, 2022 | 13:56 56
    Quote Originally Posted by AlbertaFarmer5 View Post
    I'm not sure that playing the game of who's a bigger victim is very constructive.
    But is it fair to say that in both instances, the perpetrators themselves thought they had the best interests of the victims in mind with their policies?
    Apply some time sensitivity to the discrimination. Residential schools were started 100 yrs ago and closed 30 yrs ago. Slavery was 150 yrs ago. Civil rights movement was 60 yrs ago.

    This is 2021 and this govt and every institution aligned with it or coerced by it, created a new group and then went ahead to discriminate against it and they rallied useful fools to the cause using various positive and negative reinforcement.

    Did we ever talk about denying gay people health care during the AIDs crisis, or locking black people in their basements or calling little kids plaque rats then taping off their playgrounds with murder tape.

    Smith is right, this was unprecedented.
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  • Oct 13, 2022 | 14:50 57
    Quote Originally Posted by jazz View Post
    Apply some time sensitivity to the discrimination. Residential schools were started 100 yrs ago and closed 30 yrs ago. Slavery was 150 yrs ago. Civil rights movement was 60 yrs ago.

    This is 2021 and this govt and every institution aligned with it or coerced by it, created a new group and then went ahead to discriminate against it and they rallied useful fools to the cause using various positive and negative reinforcement.

    Did we ever talk about denying gay people health care during the AIDs crisis, or locking black people in their basements or calling little kids plaque rats then taping off their playgrounds with murder tape.

    Smith is right, this was unprecedented.
    Who can any…soon forget Freehand and Trudeau freezing bank accounts, calling many of those respectfully determined to demonstrate their rights of Freedom and personal autonomy… terrorists and guilty of treason and sedition…

    The Trudeau/NDP suspension of Canadian citizens property and civil rights… for political gain and personal gain… is the low point in Canadian historical politics…

    Wow… how soon Canadians forget… it is a breath of liberty… to have Premier Smith be blunt and politically incorrect… God Bless Alberta!!!
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  • Oct 13, 2022 | 15:50 58
    Quote Originally Posted by TOM4CWB View Post
    Who can any…soon forget Freehand and Trudeau freezing bank accounts, calling many of those respectfully determined to demonstrate their rights of Freedom and personal autonomy… terrorists and guilty of treason and sedition…

    The Trudeau/NDP suspension of Canadian citizens property and civil rights… for political gain and personal gain… is the low point in Canadian historical politics…

    Wow… how soon Canadians forget… it is a breath of liberty… to have Premier Smith be blunt and politically incorrect… God Bless Alberta!!!


    Here we go… will it be a white wash????

    Do we still live in a democratic nation???

    Cheers I hope so!!! Reply With Quote
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    That does not look encouraging… Reply With Quote
    Oct 13, 2022 | 16:08 60 [QUOTE=TOM4CWB;

    That does not look encouraging…[/QUOTE]
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