Friday, August 4, 2017

---But most of all, Notley has grown into her role as Premier. She was then during the election campaign and remains now the NDP’s strongest asset in Alberta.-------------Kyle H May 6, 2017 at 1:00 am Campaigns and elections do matter, it’s just too bad the NDP, who are more likely than not on their first and only time forming government, seem to have squandered their good fortune. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with the moderate Red Dippers that the Notley NDP are, but if you’ve got this one shot at a majority government, try *doing* something with it. Reply ↓

Bloggers are now spinning reality to the benefit of the NDP or the PCs. It's ridiculous. I could barely get through this article full of gushing compliments that aren't based on actual performance of the NDP folks. Please let the next election come fast.
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http://daveberta.ca/2017/05/notley-ndp-why-elections-matter/


Kyle H
Campaigns and elections do matter, it’s just too bad the NDP, who are more likely than not on their first and only time forming government, seem to have squandered their good fortune.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with the moderate Red Dippers that the Notley NDP are, but if you’ve got this one shot at a majority government, try *doing* something with it.

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I agree with you. Voters like myself who voted for the NDP for change in the continuing care system and the child welfare system are very disappointed with the lack of political balls exhibited by the NDP folks.
Instead of cultural change at the GOA we have a continuation of the entitlement of the Tories.
With reference to the child welfare system there have been no brave new world but the same spin as usual--instead of the Roundtable of spin we have spin via #PanelPolitics.
In the continuing care system the NDP folks were phasing out long term care beds in Sundre but happily reversed course with voter pushback. No other changes are noted in the continuing care system where we have a continuation of the lack of oversight of the PCs as seen in the recent audit of the Lacombe long term care facility where a 2016 audit by AHS failed to find the multiple non-compliances of the 2017 audit triggered by a group of very determined Red Deer College nursing students. One has to wonder what change has the NDP folks brought to Alberta for seniors and the handicapped?  I'd say none.


http://daveberta.ca/2017/05/notley-ndp-why-elections-matter/


"Notley’s NDP have reshaped Alberta’s political landscape and provided a much needed breath of fresh air into the once stale conservative halls of government. While I would not place a bet on the outcome of the next election, Conservative politicians who brag about dancing a cakewalk back into government in 2019 should be reminded that it might not be that easy.

The mould was broken in the 2015 election. No party should take the votes of Albertans for granted again."
http://daveberta.ca/2017/05/notley-ndp-why-elections-matter/



Julie Ali I don't see any change with the NDP except that we have a different group of folks creating a dynasty of their own. I think there won't be any chance of this happening because swing voters like myself who voted NDP for the first time in our lives won't vote for them again. They have not lived their values. They have not kept their promises. They have adopted the same entitlement, secrecy and no deliverables path of the Tories. Why would we keep them around? Haven't we learned from 44 years of Tory failures? We want change. We especially want change for the most disadvantaged seniors and handicapped folks in AB. Have we got that change? No. And please don't tell me that we are to be patient. Why should we be patient? We've waited long enough. The disability community and seniors have human rights that have been disregarded. If the NDP folks we hired won't do what we ask them to do in terms of changing the poor culture at government and the public bodies we will hire the next political party to do this work. If the NDP folks have the political will to introduce legislation that benefits them and the oil industry why not for the poor, the homeless, the seniors and the children in the foster care system? I'll tell you why. They don't give a darn about these folks because these folks have no power, no economic clout and no voice in our society. We--the voters who voted NDP for the first time--feel used by them to get to power.

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