Alberta’s first provincial election was called for November 9, 1905, with A.C. Rutherford’s Liberal Party winning 23 of the 25 seats. On March 15, 1906, Lieutenant Governor George Bulyea addressed a crowd of 4,000 at Edmonton’s Thistle Curling Rink, officially beginning Alberta’s first session of the Legislative Assembly. As part of the business for the day, Charles Fisher, MLA for Cochrane, was elected Speaker.
Soon after the election, Arthur Sifton resigned to become a Member of the Union Government in Ottawa, and Charles Stewart took over the leadership of the Liberal Party. Falling grain prices and the inability to finance all the proposed irrigation projects in southern Alberta resulted in waning support for the Liberals. By 1921, farmers were looking for someone who would better represent their interests. #Sounds a lot like what is going on today, doesn’t it?
Time moved forward a century and we come upon #Kevin Taft and his #wife who jointly ran the Liberal party in Alberta some say his wife ran it and he followed. The Liberal party ended up with 700 million dollars in debt. During his last election, Stelmach was his opponent #Taft made a deal with the Devil! #The 700 million in debt magically disappeared! He threw the election by not putting any energy into the debate which would have secured him the Government.
In return at the 11th hour, Taft appeared to try to change the agenda of the very popular lack of royalty debates into some nonsense that had nothing to do with the election. The only companies in Alberta at that time who could put up that amount of coin were the #oil companies. #It is safe to assume they sold their soul at that point in time.
The Alberta NDP gained rapidly in popularity. So much so that it is apparent now that it caused the Conservatives to parachute Raj Sherman into the Alberta Liberals where he took over leadership which can only be seen now as pre-arranged. The oil was busy setting up the Wild Rose Party and the Alberta Party simultaneously. #Wild rose was to play the #ugly sister to #Redford thereby securing the Conservative Government and giving false hope for change to a #frustrated and #largely uninformed #Albertan. #The Alberta Party was to split the vote on the left #making sure there was no chance for an anti-Conservative Government. Will they evolve, stand on their own two feet and join with the NDP? Time will tell.
Now, mostly due to my efforts I’m ashamed to say, the #Liberals were in a position the pick up the #new votes in Alberta, possibly putting them into Government instead of a comfortable opposition for the Conservatives.
So at the 11th hour, supposedly too late to change anything, Raj did his swan song leaving the Liberals leaderless and his riding wins immediately fall away to the #Federal Liberals. I have to wonder if #Trudeau knows what he is getting in bed with!
#Blakeman is coasting with her head down. I’m suggesting she is a #wasted vote. If she is really true to her ideals she will join the #Alberta NDP. The #Liberal manipulations go way beyond what trust can handle. It’s really too late for them now.
We #compare Alberta to Norway. Norway has hundreds of billions in the Bank and is Europe’s Bankers Every cent of this money was put there by #Socialist Governments. Not the marching boots the Conservatives would have you believe.
They promise and deliver a university education to their adults; for free. That is socialism! Having the smartest population in Europe, they turn out 70% of their population for every vote! They keep their #Governments Honest.
#Ahead of us we have the bulk export of water to the US. With the Conservatives, as with the oil #you will pay for all the construction and the companies holding the export permits (royal bank example) will pick up the profits. You won’t be able to live here because you can’t afford it. Alberta already has the largest percentage of working poor in Canada! You can change this with a vote!
Email sent to the Alberta Liberals 3/20/2013
Subject Not so small crisis! Personal attention of Raj Sherman.
When Mr. Taft deliberately threw that election with 3 days left to go; the Alberta Liberals were some 700 thousand dollars in debt. After he threw the election you were debt-free.
It doesn’t take a genius to point out you were bought off by the oil people!
It has now crossed my mind that It is your party, as much as the Alberta Party who are in place to split the vote to the left.
Now, If I am wrong please tell me. Your actions or non-actions would show that I am very correct in this
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