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Oct 6, 2022 | 22:37 1 53.3% on 6th round

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  • blackpowder's Avatar Oct 6, 2022 | 23:00 2 Any info on how the rest ranked?
    Jean third?
    The Old Guard were telling me Toews but I guess he couldn't reach the Wild Rose guys.
    I just hope she doesn't give it to Notley. And actually tries to block Ottawa instead of impossible campaign promises. Hopefully smarter than when she crossed the floor. Reply With Quote
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  • Oct 6, 2022 | 23:12 3
    Quote Originally Posted by blackpowder View Post
    Any info on how the rest ranked?
    Jean third?
    The Old Guard were telling me Toews but I guess he couldn't reach the Wild Rose guys.
    I just hope she doesn't give it to Notley. And actually tries to block Ottawa instead of impossible campaign promises. Hopefully smarter than when she crossed the floor.


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  • blackpowder's Avatar Oct 6, 2022 | 23:14 4 Yes. I can Google and read news broadcasts just thought you knew.
    Appreciate it anyways. Reply With Quote
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  • Oct 7, 2022 | 07:19 5
    Quote Originally Posted by blackpowder View Post
    Yes. I can Google and read news broadcasts just thought you knew.
    Appreciate it anyways.
    How do we wind up with a former floor crosser as our premier?
    The very definition of a politician only in it for themselves.
    This is the best that 3.5 million albertans had to offer? Reply With Quote
    jazz's Avatar Oct 7, 2022 | 07:26 6
    Quote Originally Posted by goalieguy847 View Post
    This is the best that 3.5 million albertans had to offer?
    She had the most fight in her, thats what the west is looking for. No other policy matters as much right now. Thats what Kenny was hired to do. Reply With Quote

  • Oct 7, 2022 | 07:26 7 She is saying the right things and has potential. She may yet still fail. She made a big mistake and paid the price. Spent the last 8 years in the penalty box. I think give her a shot, the recent success of seemingly real conservatives these days is encouraging: Polievre, Meloni,
    and now Smith. Reply With Quote
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  • jazz's Avatar Oct 7, 2022 | 07:39 8 Look at what Quebec gets away with. They dont want religious symbols so they invoke the NWC and cancel out the feds directives even overriding the charter.

    And our main industry is attacked and all we do is wag fingers.

    There is going to be a constitutional crisis in this country. Legault was voted in with an overwhelming majority because he is probably a closet sovereigntist. He is already going after immigration and other topics with Trudeau.
    Last edited by jazz; Oct 7, 2022 at 07:44.
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  • Oct 7, 2022 | 07:49 9
    Quote Originally Posted by Taiga View Post
    She is saying the right things and has potential. She may yet still fail. She made a big mistake and paid the price. Spent the last 8 years in the penalty box. I think give her a shot, the recent success of seemingly real conservatives these days is encouraging: Polievre, Meloni,
    and now Smith.
    Premier Danielle said the politically incorrect things… I believe she gets what she did wrong thing… unifying the right needed to happen… but not by short cut. Premier Kenny pulled that off… her brain is in high gear contemplating how to go forward… PM Trudeau isn’t going to like this outcome… Premier Danielle is going to make his relatively smooth sailing a very turbulent way forward…Western Premiers will be emboldened now… Federal CPC Opposition Leader Pierre Poilievre will make an interesting tag team … the BOC is going to have a difficult road ahead… this will be volatile x2 now…

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  • Oct 7, 2022 | 08:02 10
    Quote Originally Posted by goalieguy847 View Post
    How do we wind up with a former floor crosser as our premier?
    The very definition of a politician only in it for themselves.
    This is the best that 3.5 million albertans had to offer?
    Winston Churchill crossed the floor 3 times I believe. Ralph Klein was originally a Liberal. History is an interesting teacher. Reply With Quote

  • Oct 7, 2022 | 08:03 11 sounds like the same hope western canada had when that trough feeding kenney got in
    hope alberta means more to her , than her own needs and wants Reply With Quote
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  • jazz's Avatar Oct 7, 2022 | 08:09 12 Why does Smith get a hard time for crossing. I mean we have a PM who wears racist blackface. Notley sold Ab down the river with her carbon tax agreement with Trudeau. Redford literally built a palace on top of the leg in Edmonton. Kenny locked down the entire province and even roughed up pastors and teenagers. Reply With Quote

  • Oct 7, 2022 | 08:12 13
    Quote Originally Posted by jazz View Post
    Look at what Quebec gets away with. They dont want religious symbols so they invoke the NWC and cancel out the feds directives even overriding the charter.

    And our main industry is attacked and all we do is wag fingers.

    There is going to be a constitutional crisis in this country. Legault was voted in with an overwhelming majority because he is probably a closet sovereigntist. He is already going after immigration and other topics with Trudeau.
    He was a member of Quebec’s National Assembly from 1998 to 2009 under the Parti Québécois, so yes he is a sovereigntist. Quebec is allowed to run like it’s own country within Canada, for some reason Ottawa and the ROC just ignores this! Reply With Quote
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  • jazz's Avatar Oct 7, 2022 | 08:20 14 Smith is likely to ramp down the talk a bit until there is an election and Poliverre has had a chance to go against Trudeau. That all happens within a yr I bet.

    But if things havent turned the corner by then, the gloves will be off. There are so many tools we have just sitting there to be brought out. Reply With Quote
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  • blackpowder's Avatar Oct 7, 2022 | 09:15 15 Maybe a good thing we have a lady premier. If Trudumb gets her back up, she can keep telling him "NO" until hell freezes over. Reply With Quote
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  • Oct 7, 2022 | 10:38 16
    Quote Originally Posted by blackpowder View Post
    Maybe a good thing we have a lady premier. If Trudumb gets her back up, she can keep telling him "NO" until hell freezes over.
    Because she just experiences it differently. Reply With Quote
    Oct 7, 2022 | 10:46 17
    Quote Originally Posted by jazz View Post
    Look at what Quebec gets away with. They dont want religious symbols so they invoke the NWC and cancel out the feds directives even overriding the charter.

    And our main industry is attacked and all we do is wag fingers.

    There is going to be a constitutional crisis in this country. Legault was voted in with an overwhelming majority because he is probably a closet sovereigntist. He is already going after immigration and other topics with Trudeau.
    Go Danielle, finally some one with real balls, even a woman, but she’s just what the West needs. Hope the left-wing loonies don’t shut her down. Reply With Quote

  • Oct 7, 2022 | 11:17 18
    Quote Originally Posted by sumdumguy View Post
    Go Danielle, finally some one with real balls, even a woman, but she’s just what the West needs. Hope the left-wing loonies don’t shut her down.
    pollievre and smith - the Trudeau wrecking crew 👍👍👍🐎👍👍👍 Reply With Quote

  • Oct 7, 2022 | 13:22 19
    Quote Originally Posted by jazz View Post
    Why does Smith get a hard time for crossing. I mean we have a PM who wears racist blackface. Notley sold Ab down the river with her carbon tax agreement with Trudeau. Redford literally built a palace on top of the leg in Edmonton. Kenny locked down the entire province and even roughed up pastors and teenagers.
    Couldn't have worded it any better myself, but honestly I thought that Kenney was good for your province , and that's my opinion coming from over here in Saskatchewan. Reply With Quote

  • Oct 7, 2022 | 13:46 20
    Quote Originally Posted by GALAXIE500 View Post
    Couldn't have worded it any better myself, but honestly I thought that Kenney was good for your province , and that's my opinion coming from over here in Saskatchewan.
    Premier Kenny did what the Lawyers told him must be done… which is why Jean would have been no different than Premier Kenny. Toews would have been the very much the same as Premier Kenny.

    Notley has her job cut out to beat Premier Smith… 6 months at the Premier’s job… isn’t enough time to satisfy the curiosity of most Albertans… the sovereignty movement is on hold for now…

    Interesting times!!! Reply With Quote
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  • blackpowder's Avatar Oct 7, 2022 | 14:34 21 I sincerely hope she can do something.
    Kenney did a lot of good but appeared to do nothing with Ottawa.
    The vid policies will get every politician eventually. Reply With Quote
    blackpowder's Avatar Oct 7, 2022 | 14:41 22 I've told Old Guard members they had to elect someone who would tell Ottawa flat out NO. Some understood coming from a pup of close to 60 lol.
    Maybe time for new blood. Here's hoping. Reply With Quote

  • Oct 7, 2022 | 17:28 23
    Quote Originally Posted by blackpowder View Post
    I've told Old Guard members they had to elect someone who would tell Ottawa flat out NO. Some understood coming from a pup of close to 60 lol.
    Maybe time for new blood. Here's hoping.
    Finally an Alberta leader who can team up with Moe who’s been the biggest voice from the prairies standing up to Trudeau. Now hopefully he is not alone. I don’t even think our provinces should waste any time homogenizing interprovincial regulations and go about establishing our own police force, collecting our own income tax, and administer our own pension plan. Costs more and extra strife but freedom has a cost. Do it now and save what amicable relationship we have with the feds and usher in a new era. Reply With Quote

  • Oct 8, 2022 | 10:55 24
    Quote Originally Posted by Taiga View Post
    She is saying the right things and has potential. She may yet still fail. She made a big mistake and paid the price. Spent the last 8 years in the penalty box. I think give her a shot, the recent success of seemingly real conservatives these days is encouraging: Polievre, Meloni,
    and now Smith.
    https://ca.yahoo.com/news/premier-ca...110425433.html

    "Reuters
    Danielle Smith, new premier of Canada's oil-rich Alberta, set to defy Trudeau

    Nia Williams
    Fri, October 7, 2022, 5:04 AM
    By Nia Williams

    (Reuters) -Danielle Smith, the incoming premier of Canada's main oil-producing province Alberta, has set the stage for an antagonistic relationship with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after winning her leadership race with plans to push back against federal laws.

    Smith, 51, was chosen by members to lead Alberta's ruling United Conservative Party (UCP) on Thursday, just seven months ahead of the next provincial election.

    "Today marks a new beginning in the Alberta story," Smith told UCP members after winning the leadership race. "No longer will Alberta ask permission from Ottawa to be prosperous and free. ... We will not have our resources landlocked or our energy phased out of existence by a virtue-signalling prime minister."

    Trudeau tweeted his congratulations to Smith, who will be sworn into office on Tuesday.

    "Let's work together to build a better future for Albertans – by delivering concrete results, making life more affordable, creating good jobs, and more," Trudeau said.

    Alberta, home to Canada's vast oil sands and the world's third-largest crude reserves, has long had a strained relationship with Trudeau's government in Ottawa, stemming from a sense that the federal government's climate polices are damaging its oil and gas industry.

    Some of Canada's top oil and gas companies, including Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, Suncor Energy and Cenovus Energy, are all headquartered in Calgary, the business capital of the province.

    Smith campaigned on an "Alberta First" slogan designed to appeal to grassroots members on the right wing of the party and has promised to introduce the Alberta Sovereignty Act, which would allow the province to refuse to enforce specific federal laws it does not like.

    Political commentators and legal experts said the act is unconstitutional and would likely be struck down in court, but could further sour relations between Ottawa and Alberta, while uncertainty about what the act will actually contain may spook the business community.

    "On the business side you might get a bit of a drop in investment confidence until they see exactly what is going on," said Lori Williams, a political science professor at Calgary's Mount Royal University.

    Williams said she expected Smith would be forced to modify the legislation by the UCP caucus, which could hurt her standing among the grassroots members who voted for her.

    "The problem with Smith is that she has ramped up the anger and raised expectations, and the question is if they cannot be met, does that anger turn on her," Williams said.

    The Alberta Federation of Labour, the province's largest worker advocacy organization, said in a statement that the incoming premier should focus on improving the life of Albertans rather than defying Ottawa."... Reply With Quote
    jazz's Avatar Oct 8, 2022 | 11:01 25
    Quote Originally Posted by TOM4CWB View Post
    Political commentators and legal experts said the act is unconstitutional and would likely be struck down in court,
    Quebec just used such a power during the emergencies act and the hijab ruling.

    Take it to the SCC then and get Quebecs hand slapped too. We all know thats not going to happen.

    Forge ahead Smith and ignore everyone. Reply With Quote

  • Oct 8, 2022 | 11:44 26 Does Quebec share its fortunes in it hydro with all Canadians? Reply With Quote
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  • Oct 8, 2022 | 12:16 27 I believe hydro Quebec is exempt. Reply With Quote
    ajl
    Oct 8, 2022 | 12:53 28
    Quote Originally Posted by TOM4CWB View Post
    https://ca.yahoo.com/news/premier-ca...110425433.html



    Political commentators and legal experts said the act is unconstitutional and would likely be struck down in court,
    What utter nonsense. Who is supreme; the legislature or the courts? Use the Notwithstanding clause if you have to but the act would be constitutional because it just creates a mechanism to order ottawa out of area that are constitutionally provincial jurisdiction. I voted Loewen #1 and Smith #2. I think Danielle does not go far enough which is full blown sovereignty but will wait and see. We receive nothinggood from ottawa so why do we stay in CONfederation? Reply With Quote
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  • Oct 8, 2022 | 14:43 29
    Quote Originally Posted by ajl View Post
    What utter nonsense. Who is supreme; the legislature or the courts? Use the Notwithstanding clause if you have to but the act would be constitutional because it just creates a mechanism to order ottawa out of area that are constitutionally provincial jurisdiction. I voted Loewen #1 and Smith #2. I think Danielle does not go far enough which is full blown sovereignty but will wait and see. We receive nothinggood from ottawa so why do we stay in CONfederation?
    After the Trudeau‘Freedom’ Fiasco… treating CDN citizens as absolute fools… this political turn of events is a welcome change.

    What will Trudeau do, send in the Canadian Military?

    Alberta and Saskatchewan hold all the cards now… Quebec blackmailing is old and tired… The statue of Westminster 1932… gives much more authority to Albertans than the Liberals and NDP care to admit…

    Biden’s new green deal… copied by Trudeau… is taking North America down the same self destructive trail as the EU.

    Insanity. Hopefully Albertans are not hypnotized by green junk science… social engineering seems to have western civilization in self destruction mode… Putin helping us along…

    Mathew 24 to a word. Reply With Quote
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  • Oct 8, 2022 | 15:41 30
    Quote Originally Posted by TOM4CWB View Post
    After the Trudeau‘Freedom’ Fiasco… treating CDN citizens as absolute fools… this political turn of events is a welcome change.

    What will Trudeau do, send in the Canadian Military?

    Alberta and Saskatchewan hold all the cards now… Quebec blackmailing is old and tired… The statue of Westminster 1932… gives much more authority to Albertans than the Liberals and NDP care to admit…

    Biden’s new green deal… copied by Trudeau… is taking North America down the same self destructive trail as the EU.

    Insanity. Hopefully Albertans are not hypnotized by green junk science… social engineering seems to have western civilization in self destruction mode… Putin helping us along…

    Mathew 24 to a word.
    Interesting that Saudi Arabia as much as declared war on non OPEC countries by cutting 2 million Barrels per day… backing up Putin.

    Quebec refuses to allow a LNG pipe line to eastern Canada.

    PM Trudeau siding with Quebec… is in a big bind… Premiers Smith and Ford can really put the Liberals in a no win position… New dynamics! Reply With Quote
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