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Alberta – No Kenney No PC Party

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Fiscal Conservatism is the economic philosophy of prudence in government spending and debt, arguing that a government does not have the right to run up large debts and then throw the burden on the taxpayer.

I haven’t seen the PC party follow this course since the Ralph Kline days. In fact during the Ed Stelmack days , Alberta’s debt  skyrocketed. They took an $8.9 billion and a $4.6 billion surplus and  turned it into largest deficit in Alberta’s history in just a few years blaming it all on recession. Then came Alison Redford’s PC government with their wild spending and culture of entitlement just like Justin Trudeau’s Liberals. Redford ran up a debt of $8.7 billion with a projected debt of 17 billion by 2016 not to mention the string of scandals from the $2.6 million personal penthouse sky palace to the $45000 flight to Mandela’s funeral in Africa.

Now, after years of disrespecting the taxpayer and wallowing at the trough, the Alberta PC’s want to make a comeback and are asking for your vote to stop the NDP from winning in 2019. As of today, those progressive moochers won’t get my vote. Many old party members that supported Stelmack and Redford would have to be kicked to the curb and replaced with fiscally minded candidates before they get my ‘X’ on the ballot.

Jason Kenney, federal MP, could change my mind. Mr. Kenny is presently stumping around Alberta in a bid to gain support for the Alberta PC leadership and to unite the right under one banner. If he wins and cleans house, I’m in. It’s going to be a tough road to travel, but Mr. Kenney has ample experience and time to get the job done. Regardless of the party brass passing a motion that the PC party efforts be centered on rebuilding the Progressive Conservative brand, rather than uniting with another party, I think Kenneys unit the right campaign to bring Albertans together is going to be the winning ticket to get Alberta back on track. There is simply no one in the PC party that has the instant recognizability, known capability and backing necessary to raise the money needed to win an election. The PC bigwigs are delusional if they think otherwise.

Penthouse apartment that Alison Redford ordered be built For herself

When you look at some of the possible leadership candidates like Donna Kennedy-Glans , Jansen, McIver, Lukaszuk, Starke , there all old faces from the scandal ridden Redford days. None of them have a hope of winning a provincial election let alone raising funds to run an election campaign . The way I see it, Kenney’s the only hope the PC’s have to survive. No Kenney no PC party after the 2019 election. if the PC’s show that they are discriminating or making it diffulcult for Kenney to run, they run the risk ticking off many voters who what Kenney.

Even if Kenney only manages to win the PC leadership and cleans house, I think it’s going to be enough to win Albertans over to gain at least a minority government and rid us of the NDP government. If Kenney looses his leadership bid or is pushed out, I’m willing to bet Brian Jeans Wild Rose Party will be the big winner and squeak a minority ending the PC party. Either way I doubt the NDP will luck out in 2019. Most Albertans realize the terrible mistake they made and will make sure anybody but NDP is elected.

I hope that Kenney does get the PC leadership and unites both the Wild Rose and the PC party. This will give Albertans a strong united front with premier Brad Wall and Manitoba’s Brian Pallister to fight the real battle, the federal liberals.

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Written by Ken McGregor

September 1, 2016 at 8:16 am

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