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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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BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Great minds think alike...

After you, Alphonse. ;)
 

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Let's go with yours FeXL--it covers everything.
 

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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.

This should be interesting. Let's keep track of how the clusterf*cks on the right have evolved into the governing UCP.
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...

And by all means, let's hold them to account.
 

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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

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.
More at the link.

https://nationalpost.com/news/polit...Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1555931084
 

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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.
More than a few of us believe this is his end game. The ideal scenario for Kenney, would see Scheer somehow fumbling an absolutely golden opportunity and Truedope squeaking back in with a minority. Scheer would be axed and Kenney fresh off this big win would almost certainly step in. Then a year or so later the conmen could force an election and Kenney would indeed win the grand booby prize.
 

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PREMIER-DESIGNATE SAYS THE FEDERAL CARBON TAX ISN’T AS BAD AS THE PROVINCIAL ONE

An interesting comment from Premier-designate Jason Kenney concerning the carbon tax. Part of his campaign was to get rid of the provincial one. But as we know, if that one is sent packing, it will be replaced by the federal one. He justified that over the weekend in an interview with CTV:
“The Alberta NDP carbon tax is worse than the federal Liberal carbon tax from a taxpayer’s point of view. It’s one-third higher. It has much lower levels of rebate. And so, from a consumer point of view, while we oppose the federal carbon tax, it’s less bad than the Alberta NDP one.”
An interesting view, since with no provincial carbon tax, Albertans would not receive a carbon tax rebate either. Give your head a shake, Jason.

https://www.cfcw.com/2019/04/22/premier-designate-says-the-federal-carbon-tax-isnt-as-bad-as-the-provincial-one/?fbclid=IwAR3WaPqeizuMaVt6SdbXQLiWwS46nVAYGK98w-CC3CaRM8b_Obnbm8ZOfVk#
 

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That's not true. Those provinces willing to stand against a provincial tax are still receiving rebates from the federal program.

An interesting view, since with no provincial carbon tax, Albertans would not receive a carbon tax rebate either. Give your head a shake, Jason.
 

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PREMIER-DESIGNATE SAYS THE FEDERAL CARBON TAX ISN’T AS BAD AS THE PROVINCIAL ONE



An interesting view, since with no provincial carbon tax, Albertans would not receive a carbon tax rebate either. Give your head a shake, Jason.

https://www.cfcw.com/2019/04/22/premier-designate-says-the-federal-carbon-tax-isnt-as-bad-as-the-provincial-one/?fbclid=IwAR3WaPqeizuMaVt6SdbXQLiWwS46nVAYGK98w-CC3CaRM8b_Obnbm8ZOfVk#
Wrong again Freddie. All provinces citizens can claim their federal carbon tax rebate on their income tax. Regina Leader-Post story confirms it:

https://leaderpost.com/news/saskatc...e-will-claim-2019-carbon-tax-rebate-this-year

*shakes head*
 

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Once again, you're concerned about the nickels & dimes from the carbon tax rebate, all the while Red Rachel's profligate spending has cost you thousands of $$$.

An interesting view, since with no provincial carbon tax, Albertans would not receive a carbon tax rebate either. Give your head a shake, Jason.
 

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Alberta's new energy minister is Sonya Savage:

Her most recent position was senior director of policy and regulatory affairs at the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association where she handled files on regulatory reform, Indigenous reconciliation, legal, environment and climate change.
What's wrong with this new government? Did they remove "anti-pipeline activist" from the job requirements?
 

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What's wrong with this new government? Did they remove "anti-pipeline activist" from the job requirements?
Rascis'!!!
 

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Gosh. It makes you wonder if he said it just to get elected.



Jason Kenney says at this time, the United Conservative Party will not be using legislation to stop sending oil to B.C.

Kenney, who was sworn in Tuesday, had promised during his campaign he'd turn the taps off to B.C.

CALGARY (NEWS 1130) – Despite promises to immediately proclaim legislation to “turn off the taps” to B.C., Alberta’s new premier says his government will pursue a more diplomatic route first.

Jason Kenney was sworn in Tuesday morning. The United Conservative leader had promised repeatedly during his campaign that if he was elected he would stop sending oil to B.C. for the west coast province’s opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The controversial project has strained the relationship between the two provinces for months.

Before going into his first cabinet meeting, Kenney refused to confirm if Bill 12, the turn off the taps legislation, was on the agenda.....
https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/04/30/kenney-alberta-no-intention-turning-off-taps-bc/
 
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