Posted on Jun 6, 2017
TOP TWELVE TIMES PCs & WILDROSE DIDN’T STAND UP FOR ALBERTA THIS SESSION
For immediate release
June 6, 2017
EDMONTON – With the Legislative session wrapping up, it’s time to recall the top twelve times the Wildrose and PC caucuses didn’t stand up for Albertans this spring session.
- “Feminism is Cancer” – The Wildrose’s official campus club invited students to a film screening tagged with “Feminism is Cancer.” The Wildrose axed the club.
- Attacking People with Disabilities – The PC caucus apologized for comments from both Ric McIver and Prab Gill. McIver said health services for persons with disabilities were “handouts” and Gill agreed with a commenter calling Alberta voters the “r-word.”
- Climate change denial – Wildrose MLA Drew Barnes funded a film questioning the science of climate change. He still argues the science isn’t settled.
- PC Shadow Budget backtracking – The PC caucus pulled their shadow budget after making faulty math calculations and proposing billions of cuts to important services. When MLAs voted on Alberta’s budget, the PCs didn’t propose a single amendment.
- Fiscal dragon’s den – The Wildrose failed to present a shadow budget but still called for billions in cuts. They proposed a “fiscal dragon’s den” to pitch what programs to cut.
- Abortion rights – Wildrose MLA Grant Hunter attended a rally against abortion at the Legislature, leaving questions on where the party stands on women’s rights.
- Indoctrinating children to become Nazis - PC party president Len Thom said the curriculum review is akin to signing up Alberta’s children into the “Hitler Youth.”
- Corporate donations – After accepting an illicit corporate sponsorship, Wildrose leader Brian Jean admitted the donations are illegal and said he’d stop accepting them.
- Family friendly workplaces – The PC and Wildrose caucuses voted against the introduction of new legislation before they even read it the first time.
- Gay-straight alliances –Jason Kenney and Brian Jean supported outing kids who join GSAs. Jean flip-flopped for days and Kenney hid for more than a month from the media.
- Wildrose BC Friends –Wildrose’s Brian Jean said he’d have a good relationship with a new BC Premier to build the pipelines he couldn’t get built in 10 years in Ottawa. His MLA Derek Fildebrandt weighed in, calling BC politicians “inmates running the asylum.”
- PC MLA fined $500 for ethics breach – The Ethics Commissioner fined MLA McIver $500 for a breach. At first he accepted the decision, but is now taking it to court.
It’s clear the Wildrose and PCs hold an extreme agenda out of touch with everyday families.