I've always thought that Jason Kenney was a bit of a snake oil salesman.For what else can explain that after spending twenty years in Ottawa he should think he's the only one who can unite the right in Alberta?Or explain why he thinks that C… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: What Exactly Is Jason Kenney Peddling in Alberta?
PHOTOS: Albertans scour the Alberta media for information about provincial politics, but they’re all getting exactly the same story. Actual politically engaged Albertans may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, Alb… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: News you may have missed: pollster says Alberta NDP could win an election held tomorrow!
As we know Stephen Harper and Jason Kenney have been in the same leaky boat, or the same sweaty closet, from the day the Con regime was crushed and humiliated.Still collecting their big fat MP pay cheques, while doing nothing to deserve them.With Harp… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, Jason Kenney, and the Pension Pigs
With every passing day Jason's Kenney's tour of Alberta in a Made in Mexico pick up truck becomes even more outrageous, and even more expensive.For while one might hope that Kenney is paying for his own hair cuts…We're still paying his M… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney and Alberta’s Last Political Cowboy
The full court press against the Alberta government’s Climate Leadership Plan continued today as Postmedia business columnists Gary Lamphier and Claudia Cattaneo dutifully and uncritically weighed in on the latest report from the right-win… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Postmedia columnists and Fraser Institute team up to attack the Alberta’s climate change plan
For more than two weeks Jason Kenney has been rolling around Alberta in his foreign made pick up truck.Raising money for his campaign to unite the right, while collecting a big juicy pay cheque from his other job in Ottawa.As our useless Con media look… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Media Finally Goes After Jason Kenney
You may remember Benjamin Perrin, the PMO lawyer who worked for Stephen Harper at the height of the Duffy Affair.But who later turned against the Con regime declaring that it had lost the moral authority to govern.Well now he's taking aim at one of… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Benjamin Perrin and the Murky Case of Jason Kenney
It's now been one week since Jason Kenney set out in a blue made in Mexico pick up truck to try to win the hearts and minds of Albertans.And so far so bad.For while it seems he did win the affection of Manning's Mighty Moose.Just about everywhe… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney’s Lonely Tour From Hell Continues
Yesterday I wrote about Jason Kenney's absurd pickup truck tour of Alberta, and his plans to ask Albertans to surrender their bedrooms.Which had me questioning his sanity.Well now as that tour continues, I also find myself questioning his political… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney and the Mexican Tour of Alberta
PHOTOS: With the revelations about how Enron and like companies got what they wanted from Ralph Klein’s government, are we seeing the sunset of Alberta’s disastrous experiment with electricity “deregulation”? Below: The old Kleinster himself an… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: A dispatch from the road: Enron and the power boys played Ralph Klein’s government for suckers
I joined Brock Harrison and Dónal O’Beirne to talk politics with Ryan Jespersen this morning on 630CHED. For your listening pleasure, here is part one and part two of our hour long discussion about shirtless Justin Trudeau, twitter war… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Justin Trudeau, Jason Kenney, election spending limits and PPAs
Before I left Canada I asked some of my friends to keep an eye on Jason Kenney, because as we all know he simply can't be trusted and is capable of anything.But when one of them e-mailed me to say that Kenney was now touring Alberta in a monster pi… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney and the Great Sleep-in Tour of Alberta
PHOTOS: The Jason Kenney shotgun-marriage campaign’s convenient and colourful motorhome, with Mr. Kenney, exiting, in the foreground. Who owns it? Who is paying for it? Below: A billboard advertising Mr. Kenney’s campaign near Grande Prairie. Same … . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Jason Kenney on the road: time theft, corporate gifts and the mysterious absence of ‘Porky the Waster Hater’
PHOTOS: Freshly made up, MP Jason Kenney arrives at his news conference yesterday on the grounds of Alberta’s Legislature, where he one day hopes to have a legal parking spot. (Screenshot of CBC video.) Below: Parliamentary Ethics Commissioner Mary D… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Ottawa’s ethics commissioner should review MP Jason Kenney’s activities and ethics as Alberta PC candidate
PHOTOS: Then prime minister Stephen Harper with his strategic brain trust, back when they still seemed like the masters of Canada’s political universe and would seem so for a few more weeks. (Source unknown.) Below: Screen shots of Mr. Harper’s Aug… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: One year ago, Stephen Harper, master of all he surveyed, called an election – what could possibly go wrong?
He came rushing out of the gate almost five months before the starting gun sounds to announce the beginning of the Progressive Conservative leadership race.He was hoping his arrival would create a sensation, that he would be greeted like a conquering… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Seven Faces of Jason Kenney
ILLUSTRATIONS: A group of Albertans enjoying one of our province’s excellent craft beers, unfortunately unavailable in Saskatchewan because of the province-to-the-right’s unfair trade practices. (The Wikipedia illustration is actually of François … . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Brad Wall Government’s Saskatchewan beer trade piffle turns out to be all fizz and no flavour
Elections Alberta released the results of this year’s second quarter of fundraising for provincial political parties this week. Following the release of the disclosures I took a closer look at last quarter’s results and what they could m… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: What the 2nd quarter fundraising results mean for Alberta’s political parties
At first glance they may seem like an odd couple. And it's not a pretty sight. But if you think about it, it really is a match made in Con heaven.Because as we all know Ezra Levant and Jason Kenney have a lot in common.Both are bigots, Kenney lo… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Horror Show: When Ezra Levant Teams Up With Jason Kenney
PHOTOS: The young Jason Kenney, speaking out to the San Francisco CNN station against the right of pro-choice activists even to speak in support of their views on the U.S. university campus he attended for one year. Below: St. Albert MLA Marie Renaud a… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: If Jason Kenney’s anti-abortion views don’t matter, why are anti-choice activists supporting him so enthusiastically?
PHOTOS: Environmentalist Tzeporah Berman, whose appointment to the Alberta Government’s climate panel prompted a full-scale freak-out by the province’s right, which, apparently, sees her as, well, an Orc. Below the Orc: B.C. Premier Christy Clark a… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Appointment of environmentalist Tzeporah Berman sparks Wildrose hysteria – here’s why
As you know Jason Kenney's crusade to unite the right in Alberta and destroy the NDP, has gotten off to a disastrous start.His obvious plan to take the "Progressive" out of the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta has many PC suppo… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Will Jason Kenney Help Boost the NDP in Alberta?
PHOTOS: Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean has every right to smile about the party’s second-quarter fund-raising results. The question is: Can they be sustained? (Photo grabbed from Wildrose.ca.) Below: Results for all parties, as compiled by your blo… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Wildrose Party wins the second-quarter fund-raising horserace – but can the pace be sustained?
What do you get when you put some of the Canadian Oil Sands fiercest critics in the same room with its most vocal supporters? The Alberta Government’s new 18-member Oil Sands Advisory Group. The Alberta government announced the formation of… Co… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Outrage over Oil Sands appointment is a Tzeporah in a teapot