#Ableg News 🧵

Honesty Alberta…I don’t know what to say. This week felt like the WORST week under the @UCPCaucus:

- UCP Signalling HUGE Cuts (Story #1)
- Bill 85 Undermining Democracy (#14-16)
- LaGrange Attacks Alberta Teachers (17-20)

Let’s look at 20 Bad News Stories
#Ableg News 🧵

1. A new budget survey from the UCP seems to be preparing Albertans for cuts and health care premiums.

You must chose something major to cut, introduce health care premiums or new user fees

Life is going to get more expensive for Albertans (@tony_clark)
#Ableg News 🧵

🚨 New Poll Alert 🚨

2. Only 29% of Albertans “respect Jason Kenney”, 53% say Alberta’s economy is future ready

3. In response to this poll, UCP MLA @doug_schweitzer said “Alberta has Swagger”…to which only 15% of Albertans actually supported.
#Ableg News 🧵

4. The @albertaNDP tried to bring an emergency debate to discuss the Omicron variant and the UCP's plan to respond to hospital staffing shortages, healthcare worker burnout, and more

The UCP halted discussion claiming the NDP was overreacting…more on this…
#Ableg News 🧵

5. UCP MLA and Health Minister Jason Copping admitted there is a massive backlog of 81,600 surgeries, including 15,000 due to the preventable Wave 4.

6. Copping also announced a MAJOR UCP Donor and an O&G CEO, Greg Turnbull, is now the Board Chair of AHS
#Ableg News 🧵

7. A system-wide Red Alert for Alberta hit Friday, meaning 911-call volume exceeded the ability for officers to even respond

8. Due to a lack of support from the UCP. Alberta EMS staff are falling victim to burnout and fatigue, resulting is system-wide Red Alerts
#Ableg News Thread

Liar Liar 🤥

9. On Wednesday Kenney told reporters that the Alberta Covid Response Team would be meeting to discuss Omnicon and our current restrictions; Copping claimed that never happened.

10. Kenney decided to loosen rules, without consultation anyways
#Ableg News 🧵

11. UCP MLA Angela Pitt joined UCP Leadership hopeful Danielle Smith hosting a virtual anti-vaxx support group for parents

12. An incredible 🧵 by @mattmcclure2 show that Covid-19 death rates are 94% HIGHER than reported by @CMOH_Alberta
#Ableg News 🧵

13. Major concerns with Alberta’s new “overdose response app”including the app DOES NOT use web mapping, preventing accurate location pinpointing — crucial when someone is overdosing

It’s also made by the same group behind Alberta’s failed covid Tracking app 🤷🏻‍♂️
#Ableg News 🧵

This is where it gets BAD…Bill 81

14. Despite the Alberta Elections Officer saying bulk buying of party memberships without notifying citizensis illegal, UCP MLA Madu stepped outside of his authority and announced that his ruling was that it was just fine
#Ableg News 🧵

😳 Yikes!!!

15. Massive UCP infighting happened during the third reading of Bill 81!

Several UCP MLA’s (Aheer, Gotfried and Hanson) want to PREVENT it, but they were prevented from passing any amendments.

UCP MLA’s Nixon and Angela Pitt also got aggressive.
#Ableg News 🧵

16. Bill 81 passes, now allowing for the creep of US style funding, which now allows fo

~200% more donations by Kenney’s TPA’s
- Prevents regular financial reporting by political parties
- 0pens the door to mass party memberships without consent
#Ableg News 🧵

17. Kenney’s Newly Elected UCP Board overturned an early leadership review bylaw

23 UCP CA’s signed a request to enact a leadership review, independent monitored and audited, allowing every UCP member in Alberta’s to vote

Kenney has them turn it down.
#Ableg News Thread

18. On Tuesday, Teachers involved in the new UCP curriculum working groups, previously muzzled by a non-disclosure agreement, spoke out.

Every single one spoke negatively of the Curriculum, exposing how it needs to be done from scratch..
#Ableg News 🧵

19. LaGrange responded on Thursday, saying that Teacher’s aren’t trustworthy or capable of self-governing, and began to dismantle the Alberta Teacher’s Surprise.

The ATA was able to demonstrate they did everything correctly, including a letter to the Minister.
#Ableg News 🧵

20. Later that day, LaGrange gave a BRUTAL press conference.

She could not answer a SINGLE QUESTION about what they plan on doing;, why this isn’t hypocritical from her other decisions, and how they plan on funding this as it seems like MORE red tape reduction.
#Ableg News 🧵

HUGE thanks to the Journalists, Reporters and Drummers who brought us these stories:

@gthomsonink, @MBellefontaine, @Jantafrench, @kim_siever, @SkipIsChris, @elisevonscheel, @LucieEdwardson @TheBreakdownAB. @ryanjespersen

Alberta is still lucky to have you!

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3 Dec
#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!
Read 17 tweets
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
#Ableg News 🧵

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
#Ableg News 🧵

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

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