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Old Apr 18th, 2019, 10:05 AM   #1
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Thought I would create a brand new UCP thread to discuss the next four years of Alberta politics.
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Old Apr 18th, 2019, 10:07 AM   #2
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BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Great minds think alike...

After you, Alphonse.
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Old Apr 18th, 2019, 10:09 AM   #3
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Let's go with yours FeXL--it covers everything.
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Thought I would create a brand new UCP thread to discuss the next four years of Alberta politics.
The UCP presented little useful detail on how they will control costs. They should start by adopting large chunks of the FCP platform.

https://www.freedomconservativeparty.ca/platform_budget
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The UCP presented little useful detail on how they will control costs. They should start by adopting large chunks of the FCP platform.

https://www.freedomconservativeparty.ca/platform_budget
Oddly enough, I thought the same thing when I read the FCP platform myself.
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This should be interesting. Let's keep track of how the clusterf*cks on the right have evolved into the governing UCP. And by all means, let's hold them to account.
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Well, Freddie, they won't be any worse than the clusterf*cks on the left they demolished.

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The interesting thing, Freddie, is that you will find clear & open criticism of the UCP from a number of us on these boards. That's something you, yourself, could never muster for Red Rachel, idn't it...

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The interesting thing, Freddie, is that you will find clear & open criticism of the UCP from a number of us on these boards. That's something you, yourself, could never muster for Red Rachel, idn't it...
It's a fundamental difference between the left and right.
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This should be interesting. Let's keep track of how the clusterf*cks on the right have evolved into the governing UCP. And by all means, let's hold them to account.
I would just like to mention how impressed i am with Jason.
Remarkable leader quits his job In Ottawa moves to Alberta Unites two parties, runs in the by election, wins and now wins by a landslide as premier!!! that is not a small feat.
I see him as PM soon.
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Inside Jason Kenney's plan to kickstart Alberta's economy — and heal the province's divisions

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At an Alberta New Democratic Party event in Calgary one early March day, anxious parents and children flanked Premier Rachel Notley as she waxed apocalyptic.

The writ had not yet dropped, but the province’s long-awaited election campaign was effectively already underway, and Notley was there to paint a dire picture of what would happen if voters elected Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party. “These kids right here — these lovely kids — aren’t rubbing their hands waiting for a 33-per-cent cut in corporate tax,” said Notley.

That was the moment, Kenney would later tell the National Post, that he decided Notley “fundamentally misunderstands the province.”

The conventional wisdom is for the frontrunner in an election campaign to play it safe. When the election call came, however, Kenney — leading comfortably in the polls since he won the leadership of the united party — kicked off his bid to become premier with a big risk.

Slashing the corporate tax rate from 12 per cent to eight per cent, giving the province the lowest rate in Canada, became the focal point of the UCP campaign — and, after the official swearing-in on April 30, it will become the focus of Alberta’s new government.

It may seem eccentric to stake the farm on a massive corporate tax cut even as populist politicians around the globe are taking aim at big business, but Kenney believed he had an ace up his sleeve: The party’s internal polling on the issue was absolutely off the charts.

“It was like, shocking,” Kenney said in an interview with the Post. “I was even shocked. It was like 70-30 in favour of this. There’s like 25 per cent of the population that wanted us to go deeper, wanted us to go to a 50-per-cent reduction in the business tax rate.”

Long before the writ dropped, and long before Kenney completed his years long journey from federal cabinet minister to Alberta PC leader to uniter of the province’s splintered political right to premier-designate, he entered the process of building a UCP platform ready to question some of his own conservative orthodoxy — especially on economic policy.

But, in the party’s internal polls, Albertans seemed happy to support some old-school, supply-side measures conservatives believe are vital to bringing investment back to the province.
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