Author Archives: susanonthesoapbox

Reflecting on the Election

Now that the election is over and the dust is settling, Ms Soapbox has been reflecting on the results. What do we make of this?    The thrust of Mr Kenney’s victory speech was that Albertans value the economy and … Continue reading

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A Really Great Photo…

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. Ta da!! So, now that I’ve … Continue reading

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A Guide to UCP “Conservatives”

The Peter Lougheed Progressive Conservatives parted company with the Kenney “conservatives” when Kenney created the free enterprise unity party.  Those three little words signaled the transformation of the conservative party into one that cares only about money. With the Lougheed … Continue reading

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Don’t Look Away

We’re on the cusp of the election and many moderate conservatives still don’t know who they’ll support.  Will they ignore the allegations of vote tampering in the UCP leadership race and the slate of unfit candidates stacking up “25 deep” … Continue reading

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The Day Jason Kenney Edited the UCP Policy Document…

The UCP policy document opens with a letter from Jason Kenney which cribs Ronald Reagan’s well known question, “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” Kenney’s answer is no, and he lists a number of reasons … Continue reading

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GSAs…Here we go again

Last Thursday Mr and Ms Soapbox joined hundreds of Calgarians protesting Mr Kenney’s plan to out kids who join gay-straight alliances (GSAs) in schools.  The question on everyone’s mind was why would the man who says he’s fit to govern … Continue reading

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Jason Kenney and the Pope

Is there a limitation period after which we can safely disregard a politician’s scary comments? In 2000 Jason Kenney, then a 32 year old federal MP, gave a disturbing speech* at the St Joseph’s Community Catholic Home School Conference.  It’s … Continue reading

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