#Ableg News🧵

Happy December Alberta!

📰 Let’s review the UCP’s Bad News Week, including:

🤫 The UCP made daycare more expensive! (Story #10)
🤬 A UCP MLA insults Albertans! (#13)
💰 Kenney sued AGAIN..we’re paying for it! (#16)

Here’s 20 bad news stories this week! Enjoy!
#Ableg News 🧵

1. It was discovered that one of the secret schools piloting LaGrange’s much maligned curriculum is in La Crete, Alberta.

Sadly, documents show even La Crete teacher’s won’t fully implement it due to disagreeing with the content.

No response from LaGrange 😣
#Ableg News 🧵


2. Yikes! Despite desperately pushing his Alberta Police Force, a poll shows only 9% of Albertans actually support it!

3. Local leaders reveal Kenney’s police sees Alberta losing $200 million in federal funding and the transition will cost us $366 million!
#Ableg News 🧵

4. 💔 Matt Wolf resigns, sadly qualifying for a potential 20-week separation pay of ~$80,500 of Alberta taxpayer money

5. 😳 Because of a shortage of ambulances due to Kenney’s cuts, EMS are being asked to respond to incidents more than 2.5 hours away this week!
#Ableg News 🧵

6. During a press conference on how Alberta will be safe from the Omicron variant, Kenney said he wants to relax restrictions 🤦🏻‍♂️

7. The next day, Dr. Hinshaw said she didn’t exactly support Kenney having less restrictions

8. Surprise! Omicron arrived in Alberta
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9. A FOIP request revealed both Kenney and Shandro were away in August 2021…leaving Adriana LaGrange in charge of all Health Care decisions without notifying anyone!

There are concerns this choice resulted in the cataclysmic Wave 4 still hitting Alberta
#Ableg News 🧵

10. While the UCP are giving licensed childcare providers a small operating grant from federal funding in 2022, they’re also SLASHING existing provincial funding in other areas.

This will result in HIGHER child care costs Alberta for parents!
#Ableg News 🧵

Liar Liar 🤥

11. Madu swears a devastating 3% cut to ASIRT, the body who investigates injuries / deaths possibly caused by police, had ZERO to do with an Exec. Director’s departure

12 The Exec Director came out the next day to say she quit because of Madu’s cuts
#Ableg News 🧵

A story of “raising the bar”…

13. Anti-science UCP MLA Garth Roswell attacked a constituent after they challenged him about his “climate change isn’t real” stance.

In response, Roswell insulted his constituents, calling them "devoid of critical thinking skills”
#Ableg News 🧵

Uh oh….

14. Kenney’s office filed a statement of defence responding to a former UCP staffers “unjust dismissal” lawsuit. The UCP claim Doug Schweitzer had asked her to be replaced

15. Schweitzer is on record saying he NEVER asked Kimmel to be replaced or fired
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Speaking of lawsuits…

16. The Alberta government just hired a private law firm to defend Kenney after several environmental groups threatened him with a defamation lawsuit.

This means taxpayers are AGAIN on the hook for Kenney’s negligent antics.
#Ableg News 🧵

🚨 New Poll Alert 🚨

17. A new Leger poll isn’t promising for Kenney of the UCP.

When asked who would be the best leader:

18% Brian Jean
15%. Jason Kenney
11%. Danielle Smith

51% of Albertans they’d REFUSE to vote for the UCP regardless of who is in charge!
#Ableg News 🧵

18. A MASSIVE UCP donor, the Southerns (ATCO) were caught illegally overpaying a B.C.First Nation millions to secure a lucrative contract providing camps for the Trans Mountain pipeline project

They attempted to recoup the 💴by increasing rates to customers
#Ableg News 🧵

19. The ONLY Medical Centre in Grand Cache is closing its doors - forcing people to now drive nearly 3 hours to see a doctor (@ladydib1)

20. Lethbridge has lost so many doctors under Kenney the situation is dire. 43,249 citizens no longer have a family doctor
#Ableg News 🧵

So no “good news” story this week, but let’s support a local Alberta artist!

@angelaneedsleep is one of my fav humans on earth.

She’s a nurse who is channeling tragedy into her passion for art, jewelry and gems.

Please check her out: etsy.com/ca/shop/BlackS…
Special thanks to the #ableg journalists who reported the stories:

@Jantafrench @laurabeamish16 @CTVMFranklin @kevinCTV @DominicJTerry @timquerengesser @charlesrusnell @elisevonscheel!

Your voices help being awareness to what’s happening in Alberta! Thank you!

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More from @JasonOnTheDrums

26 Nov
#Ableg News 🧵

Well Alberta….it could be worse? Good News: we didn’t break last week’s 27 bad news stories!

But it was still REALLY bad:
👩‍⚖️- Our Justice System is collapsing (story #6)
💻- Breached Health Data (#12)
😞- Record Deaths of our Youth (#17)

Here’s 17 stories:
#Ableg News 🧵

The first 5 stories come from this weekends UCP AGM:

1. 😳 MASSIVE anti-Kenney and anti-mask protests broke out outside of the UCP AGM,

It was so bad, some UCP delegates were prevented from attending the event and could t vote.

#Ableg News 🧵

2. Kenney’s last minute motion to subvert the leadership review rules by increasing the number of UCP CA’s required to pass a leadership review FAILS!

Kenney will now face an early leadership review.
Read 15 tweets
20 Nov
#Ableg News 🧵

This was the WORST 🧵 I’ve done:

- Shultz sabotaging the $10/day child care (Story #5)
- The UCP undermining Children vaccination efforts (#11-14)
- Kenney & pals subverting democracy & the UCP AGM (#16-25)

Here’s 27 (a record) Bad UCP News Stories this week!!!
#Ableg News 🧵

1. Kenney’s former pal & Kamikaze organizer Blaise Boehmer unleashing a series of NASTY tweets towards him!

2. UCP co-founder and leader hopeful Brian Jean forced to apologize after he released a racist post about a potential UCP candidate from Nigeria.
#Ableg News Thread

3. High-profile UCP MLA’s are now supporting 22-constituency associations who are demanding a UCP leadership review, including Tany Yao and Jeremy Nixon

Kenney is STILL trying to rig the rules at this weekends UCP AGM so they require 28.
Read 22 tweets
12 Nov
#Ableg News 🧵:

This week was the WORST!!!

✅ A new Alberta-Sask Covid Variant (Story 1)
✅ The @UCPCaucus promoting Nazis in our curriculum (Story 5)
✅ The NDP leading new polls! (Story 14)

Altogether: It’s been a BAD week for the @UCPCaucus!

Let’s explore 17 stories! Image
#Ableg News Story:

1. 🎉 WE DID IT: thanks to the @UCPCaucus: Alberta has the distinction of a COVID-19 variant! “AY-25”!

2. 🎊 New @StatCan_eng data is out: Alberta lost 9,100 net jobs in October 2021 (and over 16,000 less women employed)!

The REAL UCP Alberta Advantage! ImageImage
#Ableg News 🧵


3. During Kenney’s “We Got Amazon Cloud Service”, he claimed we’d IMMEDIATELY land 1,000 new jobs!

Sadly, Amazon ONLY confirmed 409 direct jobs … by the year 2037…and many of those are temporary!!

The REAL UCP Advantage! Image
Read 17 tweets
5 Nov
#Ablrg News 🧵

It feels like this week ended as bad as it started.

Between Madu changing legislation to allow illegal donations, Alberta making international news (again)…and Devin Dreeshen, it’s been a REALLY bad week for the UCP!

Let’s look at 19 (YUP!!) stories this week: Image
#Ableg News 🧵

1. 💰 #Abpoli Party Donations are out; and Kenney was AGAIN out-funded by the NDP for the 4th quarter in a row!

The NDP have now raised 156% more donations than the UCP for Q1-Q3 2021.

Remember this for story #15 when Kenney changes the rules for HIS donors… Image
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2. Treaty 6 Chief formally responds to Alberta’s Provincial Police report, saying Madu completed ZERO consultations with First Nations! Madu lied to Albertans!🤥

3. More allegations of sexual harassment by Kenney’s lawyer pal and Devin’s booze pal Ivan Bernardo! ImageImage
Read 15 tweets
29 Oct
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Last week was a BAD week for the UCP. I really thought it couldn’t get worse. I was wrong 😑

Between a collapsing EMS system, attacks on new mayors and toxic UCP MLAs - this is one of the WORST weeks ever for the UCP

Here’s 19 BAD UCP stories from this week!
#Ableg News 🧵

1. 🤦🏻‍♂️ The UCP began the week attacking #YYC new mayor @JyotiGondek’s enviro stance!

2. 🤥 The UCP lied about the Allen report findings! Despite claiming BILLIONS were spent by enviro groups criticizing Alberta’s oil, evidence only supported $50M…OVER 17-years!
#Ableg News 🧵

3. During an interview. Hinshaw said COVID-19 deaths in Alberta were due to vaccination shortfalls, NOT UCP policy or Kenney’s “influenza” messaging

4. UCP curriculum consultant Chris Champion posted a racist pro-colonialist meme, showing us why Kenney picked him
Read 17 tweets
22 Oct
#Ableg News 🧵

Well Alberta….I REALLY don’t know what to say anymore! 🤐

Between Elections Alberta denigrating citizens, brutal UCP pressers, and more lies from our Premier - it’s been a REALLY bad news week!

Here’s 16 (yup!: Sixteen) stories. Grab a drink - let’s go:
#Ableg News 🧵

🤫 Shhhh….

1. Kenney quietly changed local election laws (Bill 29) last year!

His new “Election Advertising" definition for 3rd-parties now allows Kenney’s dark money PACs to secretly spend THOUSANDS on issue-based election ads without reporting it to anyone
#Ableg News 🧵

2. Snow removal businesses saw insurance rates jump 866% due to Kenney removing caps. Snow removal rates will jump 30%+ to cover costs 🤦🏻‍♂️

3. Several MAJOR “red alerts” this week meant ZERO ambulances were available in Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer! 🚑
Read 15 tweets

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