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Alison Redford – Buying Power with Your Tax Dollars

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Liberal, NDP, Union Trojan Horse

Can’t help but wonder what the real Conservatives in the Alberta PC party think about the way their new leader was voted in. It amazed me how anybody can register to vote right up to the last-minute so long as they have $5 bucks for a membership. You don’t even have to be a real conservative. You could be a communist for all the party big wigs care and I’m sure there were many liberals ,NDP and union members that signed up to vote for Redford just to have the $107 million she promised to the teachers union. By giving this handout Mrs Redford has sunk as low as any politician can go by buying votes with the Alberta taxpayers money. As all fiscally minded Albertans know we already spend over 65% of the annual Alberta budget on only 2 items, education and healthcare. So how on earth can Redford call herself a conservative and sell out the farm like a socialist? The other question I have is how can the PC party allow this to happen?

In the coming election Redford’s support will evaporate as all her phony supporters go back to their own parties. This is not going to be good news for all the real conservatives that worked hard through the years to pay off Alberta’s debt  making us the most fiscally sound province in Canada. This foolishness of Redford’s will also split the party, just what the socialist liberal and NDP want. Redford has shown us first hand how she will blow our tax dollars just to gain a vote. No principles.

This bogus leadership race is going to come back to bite the PC’s . The public is getting tired of these 3 rd place liberal losers like Ed Stelmach ending up Premier. Alberta has to get back to the basics Conservative fundamentals that has made it a winner for decades.

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Written by Ken McGregor

October 5, 2011 at 7:11 pm

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  1. Somebody is wrong.Damn right. My question for anoyne who talks about a CPC majority is “where are the seats?”In the west, they’ve more or less sewn up Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and there aren’t any more seats in Alberta for them to win (go Edm-Stratcona NDP!). The Libs have been almost totally kicked out BC, and with the NDP still polling strongly, there isn’t much more the CPC can win in the west. In the east, the CPC has lost ground steadily since 2006. It’s unlikely they’ll come out with more than 5 seats in the four atlantic provinces.And in Quebec, their support from 2006 has gone mostly back to the Bloc (with a few votes going to the Liberals). Their 9 seats from 2006 will probably go down to 3, and certainly won’t be over 5.So that leaves seat-rich Ontario. And the CPC would have to win an extra 25 or 30 seats in Ontario, which would be, let us say, unlikely — we’re talking them taking 75% of the province, with the Liberals and NDP splitting 25 seats between them. Impossible.I’m explaining this at length because I don’t see it explained very often. The prevailing wisdom in Canada is that a party having somewhere around 40% support nationally will probably win a majority; that’s what happened throughout Chretien’s long run.But the situation is different now. Unlike the Liberals, the CPC does not have strong national support, but regional support instead. Their high support is in the west, with middling to weak support as you move to the east.So when you hear about majorities, you’re usually hearing about the magical 40% number. What you need to see is 40% support across the country, something the CPC doesn’t have anything close to in Quebec, and has only flirted with (at best) in Ontario.Whew. Again, sorry to go on and on but I think the media are really doing us a disservice, talking about majorities based on completely irrelevant statistics. It bugs the hell out of me and I hope that others will start to question it too.


    December 12, 2012 at 2:03 pm

  2. First of all I would like to say terrific blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your thoughts prior to writing. I’ve had difficulty clearing my mind in getting my ideas out. I do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually lost just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or hints? Cheers!

    Hugo Stippich

    December 9, 2012 at 9:15 am

  3. Lake am – Thankyou for your comment. Cutting government cost when we are running a deficit is a good thing. Promising $100 million to education when we are already spending 65% of our budget of education and health care is a bad thing. The $100 million was strickly a vote getter. Shame on Mrs. Redford.


    October 6, 2011 at 2:45 pm

  4. This blog post doesn’t deserve a response! Redford’s commitment to adequately fund education is fundamentally a conservative objective, ie. Less government involvement. The current conservatives chose to cut, gouge and purge multiple Gov departments making legislative involvement a daily activity over the past three years.
    I hope your blog isn’t widely circulated.

    Lake am

    October 5, 2011 at 11:22 pm

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