Sunday, May 03, 2015
The Day Jim Prentice's Fear Campaign Got a Slap in the Face
With just two days to go before the Alberta election the excitement is mounting, and so is the fear campaign.
With Jim Prentice and his Big Business posse trying to scare the people of that province into voting for them and not the NDP.
And today it was Big Oil's turn to try to rescue the crumbling Con dynasty, and threaten Albertans.
Cenovus CEO Brian Ferguson was the first to weigh in on Alberta's election campaign, pouring cold water on an NDP pledge to review the province's energy royalty system.
"I don't think there's any room for any increase in royalties," Ferguson told Bloomberg News. "If there are changes that make the structure uncompetitive, that will be negative for investment in Alberta."
Claim pathetically that Big Oil is too poor to pay more than the peanuts they pay now.
And remind everyone who really runs that province.
There was outrage from industry when former PC premier Ed Stelmach reviewed, then increased, royalty rates in 2007 after becoming premier. He caved to industry and reversed the change in 2010.
With the help of people like Jim Prentice, and this sorry stooge...
But even that crass intervention wasn't as bad as the one I told you about yesterday.
When a group of businessmen in Edmonton said if the NDP dares raise corporate taxes by TWO percent, the sick children at the Stollery Children's Hospital will suffer.
"If there's no bottom line, then there's no money that goes to charities. We won't make donations to charities," Mawji said, using the Stollery Children's Hospital and the University of Alberta as examples of where the losses will be felt.
Which is such a low threat it couldn't be more disgusting. And made me so red-hot angry my buddy Seb had to fan me with a magazine.
So you can imagine how happy I was to see this story today.
Albertans have taken to Twitter in droves to support the Stollery Children’s Hospital after a controversial comment was made by a local business leader on Friday.
Mawji’s comment caused an uproar on social media Friday night and Saturday, with people venting their frustration using the hashtag #PCAAHostageCrisis.
The comment also led to an outpouring of support for the Stollery, with several people using the hashtag #ABSupportsStollery to show pictures of their donation amounts.
Yes. Way to go Albertans.
Don't let those sicko bullies intimidate you...
And take that Jim Prentice...
You know I have no idea what's going to happen on election day, and I have been too hardened by my long struggle against the Cons, and disappointed too often, to dare to raise my hopes.
But all I can say is that province has never looked better to me, or more Canadian.
And I LOVE it.
So go Rachel GO !!!!
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