For the next 24 hours or so it’s all about the Wildrose party.
If current polls are to be believed ( and I hope they are) The Wildrose Party is poised to sweep to a massive majority and sweep the PC party of Alberta from power.
You might wonder why a good Conservative such as myself is pumped and primed for this to happen.
When I lived in Alberta in 2006/2007 and Red Stelmach was elected leader there were a lot of us who believed that there were a a lot of new members who were not exactly Conservatives who took out membership and participated in that leadership contest.
I became one of the original Pamphleteers , door knocked and distributed some of the early literature. ( The picture above is that first brochure)
Between Red’s economic policy and followed by Alison Redford’s Socialist budget that kind of bears that out.
Alberta needs a change to good old Alberta Conservative common sense. They need the Wildrose party!
To Premier Christy Clark I ask: for the next 24 please sit back,commit no gaffes that will take the spotlight away from the Wildrose and watch how a real leader like Danielle Smith acts on election night. ( You will never get the chance)
Today I say to Danielle Smith and my friend William McBeath; Go get em tomorrow! Make us proud!
I do not believe in coincidences and the fact that his result was announced the day after the NDP won two by-elections is a harbinger of things to come leading up to the next election.
In fact, it gives one food for thought to wonder what an incredible mess this province will be in should the polls be accurate and they go one o form a majority government.
This whole mess can be laid squarely at the feet of our inept and knuckle-headed premier Christy Clark.
If it wasn’t for the mess that this government has created not only would the by-election results be different but so would the optics that allow the BCTF to get away with this shameless act of bullshit.
Last night the people overwhelmingly spoke, Christy Clark and her gang must go!
Tomorrow, April 19th marks the first time since the introduction of the HST that people ( albeit in only two voting areas) get a chance to send a message directly to the government that lied and sleazed their way through things like the HST, BC Rail,Basi Virk, Telus gate etc.
This is different then the HST referendum, this will really hurt!
If you live in those communities exercise your right and vote for change.
If you are passionate about a political party get out there and vote for it.
But for heaven sakes don’t hold your nose when you cast your vote! You don’t have too!
If you vote NDP tomorrow thinking it will flush Christy and the Liberals down the toilet and out of office think again !
If you are going to hold your nose and vote for the BC Liberals because you think there is no alternative,think again!
Through recent announcements,both the Premier and former attorney General Geoff Plant, waved the white flag and told the troops that they don’t have much faith in winning.
They would like nothing more for you to vote NDP and allow them to at least finish second so they can continue the ” You are splitting the vote BC Conservatives” mantra that they have been spewing ever since their numbers in the polls have dropped like a bad avalanche in the spring.
They have to say this, they can’t run on their record. It’s abysmal.
Stop holding your nose.
Vote for passionate change and vote B.C. Conservatives and tell Christy and her crew that you see through that charade and you are not going to stand for it anymore!
How will you vote tomorrow with passion or a nose clip?
That’s all well and good but the heart of the problem with Translink lies with the BC Liberals and their uncollectable farebeat program.
The revenue, is reported to be in the area of 154-232 million ,has been lost in the years starting in 2000. ( This doesn’t count the money spent producing the tickets and administering them)
What you should be concerned about is that the revenue from collected fare-beat tickets went straight to government coffers and not Translink themselves. ( This is wrong too as the revenue if collected would help Translink run their business.)
What should concern you most is that your BC Liberal government didn’t even know it was missing.
This means the whole time they were trying ( are still trying) to shove the HST down your throat, they didn’t need to.
As taxpayers we all should be outraged!
They could have toughened up their collection approaches all the way back to 2000 instead of letting fare-beaters have a free for all.
During the last election the BC Liberals told you not to vote NDP because they were the best team to manage the economy.
Judging by the job they have done with Translink’s money, they lied. ( The first lie of many)
Thursday,if you are lucky enough to live in Chilliwack or Port Moody you have a chance to hold them accountable.
If you want to send the Premier and her entourage a message, Vote BC Conservative.