I know, I know, I’ve already done an article on why I voted for Rachel, but I took this really great photo at the Calgary Rally on Saturday and I had to share it.
So, now that I’ve got your attention here are my top 10 reasons to vote for Rachel Notley’s NDP as opposed to that other guy:
- She followed in her dad’s footsteps. Grant Notley was a smart political leader who cared about the public good. Kenney responded to a spiritual call from Pope John Paul II. The Pope says contraception, abortion, homosexuality and assisted dying are evil and if they can’t be banned outright, they should be curtailed as much as possible.
- She’s run a scandal free campaign. Scandals cling to Kenney like dust to Pig-Pen: the RCMP investigation into the UCP leadership race, the Kamikaze candidate, fraudulent voters, Peter Singh, the bogus Stephen Mandel robocalls, good grief Charlie Brown!
- None of her candidates have resigned or been disqualified because they’re white supremacists, homophobes, Islamophobes, or misogynists. Kenney on the other hand, well…if you’re elected by these people, you’re beholden to these people.
- She takes advice from experts and creates policies based on evidence. It’s not clear who he takes advice from but he continually trots out rehashed versions of failed policies like the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative which was supposed to reduce hospital wait times but was cancelled because it cost too.
- She wants to be Alberta’s premier. He wants to be Canada’s prime minister.
- She leads a political party. He leads an economic movement called the “free enterprise party”.
- She knows the economy and society are two sides of the same coin, he thinks governing is something you do in sequence, first the economy, then a compassionate society…assuming we don’t hit another economic speed bump…
- She’ll never stop supporting women, seniors, children and the vulnerable. He thinks those who can afford the best, deserve the best, the rest can wait (see #7 above).
- She wants to diversify the economy because the energy sector represents 24% of Alberta’s GDP, he doesn’t know what the word “diversity” means.
- She trusts in an intelligent and compassionate electorate. He believes if you make ‘em mad and scare ‘em bad, he’ll win.
- She knows it’s important to get along with those who can help you get a pipeline. He thinks yelling and threatening lawsuits will bludgeon them into submission.
- She’s fighting for all Albertans, he’s fighting for corporations and the top 1%.
Well, that was 12 points, not 10, but you know how it is when you start making lists.
If you haven’t voted already, look at the photo. Rachel and her candidates have earned your support.