Ms. REDford is so arrogant that she believes that the PC's are going to win again, well I have news for her....it's not in the cards. She will be Alberta's Kim Campbell. I'm not the only one who thinks she has to go, the ground swell has been building long before she became the Premier Elect. I remember talking to neighbours two years ago about Wildrose, and switching our votes. At that time we had finally elected a PC candidate instead of a Liberal one, and we thought that was a good thing. I do not feel that way anymore. If our riding splits the votes between the PC's and Wildrose and a Liberal slips in because of it, as long as the Liberal is moderate, I'm going to be okay with it, until the next election.
Lorne Gunter eviscerates REDford in this article:
The Premier doesn’t like Albertans much. She thinks we drink too much and are a menace on Alberta’s streets and roads. Indeed, in her holier-than-thou mindset, she is sure that any drinking before driving is too much, even just a glass of wine during a restaurant dinner.Parents need to get informed, they are about to lose their rights and freedoms to the AHRC, which we of course know will never be abolished under REDford.
Ms. Redford is also convinced that Alberta parents are a hindrance to the teaching of communal values in the classroom. Her Education Minister is pushing amendments to the provincial Education Act that would remove parents as the “primary educators” of their children (with schools as complements to the home), and replace home values with the provisions of the Alberta Human Rights Act.
This, the Minister, Thomas Lukaszuk, insists, is not the intent of the amendments. But whether or not it is the intent, it will be the effect. Alberta is one of the few remaining provinces in which parents are still recognized in law as the chief teachers of their children. Unseating them from that perch and replacing them with the commissioners and investigators of a human rights tribunal cannot help but have a profound impact over time on the nature of schooling, whether Mr. Lukaszuk is perceptive enough to see that or not.
This change, too, is Ms. Redford’s doing.
As a former United Nations bureaucrat and a long-time advocate of the politically correct version of human rights — in which the ancient freedoms of free speech, free assembly and private property are trumped by modern notions of fairness, tolerance and self-esteem — Alberta’s new Premier has wanted since she was attorney-general under Mr. Stelmach to give parents no options about the ideals their children must absorb at school. Within days of winning the Tory leadership contest, Ms. Redford said she would end parents’ ability to exempt their sons and daughters from sex-ed and life-skills courses that included lessons that undermine many family beliefs.
The changes that Mr. Lukaszuk insists will not upend parental authority have been devised by the Premier to do exactly that. The Minister is merely the smiling face on her larger plan. Indeed, Ms. Redford is said to be pushing with all her might to get the amendments approved before the election commences so voters won’t notice the change until it is too late.
It's time Alberta. We are a strong, independent people, in a province with wealth to share. The only thing stopping us is our old, tired government that is so entitled to their entitlements they have forgotten about Albertans. Even Ted Morton thought it was okay to take away more of our private property rights, so that we have no say in where new power lines will go. They have become our enemies, they are taking away rights instead of expanding them like we expect of true Conservatives. They are PROGRESSIVES, there is nothing Conservative about them anymore. Vote them out.
Boot REDford. I wish I was in her riding, just to feel the satisfaction of voting for the Wildrose, and against her PC's.