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May 20 14 tweets 11 min read
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So…this was a horrible week for the @UCPCaucus and for EVERY SINGLE ALBERTAN:

🚌- School Bills Jump 151% under the UCP (Story #7)

🤷🏻‍♂️- UCP MLAs Want Kenney Out Now! (#10)

😳- Industry Critical of the UCP “Plan’s for Carbon”(#11)

Here’s 12 Bad UCP News Stories #Ableg News 🧵

1. A new survey this week showed the majority of Albertans believe Kenney should lose his leadership review:

✅ Over 60% think he should resign immediately

✅ Only 21% support him

✅ Only 55% suggested they were “somewhat” confident it wouldn’t be rigged
May 13 21 tweets 17 min read
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2022 is the year of “Really Bad News” for the @UCPCaucus:

🤦🏻‍♂️- Elections Alberta is investigating Kenney (AGAIN!) (Story #1)

🤫- UCP hide documents during FOIP Requests (#7)

👩‍⚖️- A judge warns Kenney about divisive language (#16)

Here’s 17 UCP Bad News Stories #Ableg News 🧵

So It Begins…

1. Elections Alberta is OFFICIALLY investigating allegations of bulk UCP membership purchases made by Kenney’s camp right before this year’s leadership review

The investigation involves 4,000 new UCP memberships purchased by only 6 credit cards.
May 6 26 tweets 20 min read
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This was the WORST bad news week for the @UCPCaucus in 2022:

🤬- The UCP suddenly defund critical diabetic care (Story #1)

🤫 - Jason Nixon secretly removes park protections (#2)

🤐- Kenney’s silent on Women’s Rights (#7)

Here’s 22 (YUP!) Bad News UCP Stories! #Ableg News 🧵

1. Thousands of Albertans were SHOCKED after the UCP announced a plan to “improve” diabetes care…by partially defunding insulin pumps for diabetics

Sick Albertans may see expensive premiums, co-payments or they’ll be forced to abandon their treatments altogether
Apr 29 19 tweets 16 min read
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I told @AB_AgainstUCP it’d be a “quiet” week for the @UCPCaucus

I was wrong: it’s AWFUL:

🥊 UCP MLA Nixon Gets Away With Bullying (Story #1)

😨 Another UCP MLA Calls Kenney Out! (#5)

🏥 4 Major Health Care Crisis’s! (#7-10)

Here’s 16 bad news UCP stories! #Ableg News 🧵

1. UCP MLA Jason Nixon will not be sanctioned for comments he made during an angry exchange that included him swearing at Speaker Nathan Cooper in the leg.

It is noted Nixon didn’t ACTUALLY apologize…rather an “I’m sorry” letter was read by another UCP MLA.
Apr 22 18 tweets 15 min read
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It was a stinker of a bad news week for the @UCPCaucus

👩‍🎓- LaGrange’s education cuts create chaos! (Story #3)

😔- The UCP kick 40,000 vulnerable Albertans off health care plans! (#5)

🎭 - 5 UCP DRAMA STORIES!(#7-11)

👀 Here’s 16 bad news UCP stories this week #Ableg News 🧵

1. Kenney is accused of hiding a report showing how Alberta auto insurance providers collected over a $1,000,000,000 more than they paid out in 2020!

Despite this: Auto premiums went up significantly over the past 2 years- after @jkenney removed the rate cap.
Apr 15 17 tweets 14 min read
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Despite it being “Good Friday”, it’s been a BAD News Week for the @UCPCaucus:

🧳- Alberta has the WORST job growth in Canada (Story #1)

🤦🏻‍♂️- LaGrange’s BRUTAL Presser (#8)

📈 - Alberta Insurance Profits Skyrocket (#13)

Here’s 13 Bad News UCP Stories
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1. Despite record job growth all across Canada - Alberta is being left behind under Kenney!

#YEG saw the unemployment rate jump to 7.1% (from 6.9%); #YYC saw a tiny drop at 7.7% (8%) — these are some of the HIGHEST unemployment rates among major Canadian cities
Apr 9 12 tweets 12 min read
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There’s no “Good News Weeks” in Alberta; only slightly less awful weeks under the @UCPCaucus:

🤦🏻‍♂️- Kenney’s expensive referendum was useless (Story #1)

👨‍⚖️- Provincial Lawyers Threaten To Strike (#5)

📉- More Bad UCP Polls! (#X)

Here’s XX Bad News UCP Stories! #Ableg News 🧵

1. Despite spending $10,000,000 in taxpayer 💰, Kenney’s “Equalization Referendum” had 0 influence on Canadians' support for the program, revealed a new national survey

This 100% goes against Kenney’s claim his referendum sent a “powerful message” to Canadians🤦🏻‍♂️
Apr 1 17 tweets 16 min read
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It’s ALWAYS April Fools in Alberta under the UCP; the comically “Bad News” never stops:

👮‍♂️ RCMP finally interview Kenney (Story #1)

😔 A final report from the Child Advocate blasts the UCP (#5)

📉2 Bad Polls for Kenney (#11-12)

Here’s 12 Bad News UCP stories! #Ableg News 🧵

1. Kenney admits he was interviewed by the RCMP regarding his role facilitating illegal donations in the 2017 leadership race.

This falls days after transcripts from interviews with co-operating witnesses reveal how Kenney’s Team covertly snuck in illegal 💰
Mar 25 16 tweets 13 min read
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It was a wild week in Alberta; and a HORRIBLE one for the @UCPCaucus:

👮‍♂️- New info on the UCP Election Fraud Investigation (Story #1)

🔥- UCP MLA’s Demand Kenney Resign (#3)

🙄- is “Leaked” Audio of a Kenney Rant Staged? (#14)

Here’s 14 bad news UCP stories: #Ableg News 🧵

😮

1. @carolyndunncbc reveals INCREDIBLE evidence from Alberta’s largest electoral investigation: The sham 2017 UCP Leadership Election which led to $200,000 in fines

Despite Kenney saying otherwise Witnesses say he was there to discuss illegal money transfers!
Mar 19 18 tweets 16 min read
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It was a VERY interesting week for #Abpoli

🏗- 11,500 Full Time Jobs Lost (Story #1)

🤥 - As Jean Returns: Kenney Spreads Rumours (#7-9)

🥸- Team Kenney “leaks” private poll: strips data out of context (#12)

Here’s 15 Bad @UCPCaucus News Stories from this Week #Ableg News 🧵

1. New Job numbers are in:

Canada gained a HUGE 337,000 new jobs…and Alberta contributed a net loss -9,600 jobs - the WORST job loss rate in Canada!

Despite a booming economy: Alberta’s lost 13,500 jobs in 2022 and 5 straight months of full time job losses!
Mar 12 17 tweets 14 min read
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While our weather’s improving; it’s pouring REALLY Bad News for the @UCPCaucus:

🤦🏻‍♂️- 2 UCP MLA’s: 4 HUGE bozo eruptions (Story #3-6)

🤥 - Kenney “accidentally” blocks Alberta (#9)

😳- Albertan’s pay for a Kenney radio show (#11)

Here’s XX bad news UCP Stores #awbleg News 🧵

1. Health Minister Copping officially removed vaccination restrictions for front line health care workers, even for those helping the most vulnerable patients at significantly high risk.

Experts say this is “not only is that unethical, but it is immoral”
Mar 5 14 tweets 13 min read
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This week had a MASSIVE number of bad news for the @UCPCaucus:

🪨- Kenney STILL gives a path for open pit mines! (Story #1)

🤦🏻‍♂️- Critics BLAST Kenney for attacking a private citizen! (#10)

💪 - UCP Insiders fight Kenney! (#12)

Here’s 12 REALLY bad news stories! #Ableg News 🧵

1. Despite THOUSANDS of signatures, Kenney still allowed 3 major coal pit projects (Grassy Mountain, Tent Mountain, Vista Expansion) to proceed to the land use phase

Despite this - a LONG regulatory process remains ahead federally and they may not be approved 🤞
Feb 19 11 tweets 12 min read
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If a political party is ONLY as good as their leader…it was a BAD week for the @UCPCaucus:

👩‍⚖️- Shandro faces major discipline! (Story #6)

🧳- A lawsuit vs UCP moves forward! (#7)

🪙- Biden messes with Kenney’s Bitcoin Hub dream! (9)

Here’s 9 bad news stories! #Ableg News 🧵

1. Saturday began with the Canada Border Services Agency suspending services at the Coutts border crossing after Kenney refused to take action.

The agency directed commercial traffic to Saskatchewan & B.C, a move costing Alberta $44,000,000 in economic activity
Feb 12 17 tweets 15 min read
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As exhausting and frustrating as this week was for Alberta; it was a HORRIBLE week for @UCPCaucus:

😳 More Kenney Press Conference Disasters (Story #4)

🪧 More Post Secondary strikes (#11-12)

👨‍⚖️ More legal court challenges (#14)

Here’s 16 Bad News UCP stories: #Ableg

1. The week started with AHS reporting 26 new deaths from COVID-19, a day after Kenney suddenly said he’d be removing health restrictions.

Kenney claimed 90% vaccination rates and plunging hospitalization rates….but there were some obvious challenges to his “facts”…
Feb 5 20 tweets 17 min read
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If politicians are judged by their honour & integrity…it was a HORRIBLE week for the @UCPCaucus:

🤫 UCP sneak in privatized health care (Story #3)

👩‍⚖️ Kenney hit with another lawsuit! (#8)

💰 NDP Out Funds Kenney by 162%! (#X21)

Here’s 21 bad news UCP Stories! #Ableg News 🧵

1. 97 Albertans died from Covid19 last week, making It the HIGHEST deaths since Delta rocked Alberta in Oct. 2021

2. 🤦🏻‍♂️ Kenney went to Washington…spent $19,000, but allegedly signed:

✅ 0 new trade deals
✅ $0 in new investments
✅ 0 “Supply Chain” agreements
Jan 29 14 tweets 13 min read
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Despite Kenney’s fake Covid19 update; it’s been a HORRIBLE week in Alberta:

🤥 Kenney mislead Albertans about Food Shortages (Story #1)

🪨 UCP pit mines hit a dead end (#5-6)

👨‍🏫 Alberta Teachers are done with the UCP (#8)

Here’s 13 REALLY bad UCP news stories! #Ableg News 🧵

🤥 Liar Liar!

1. Experts are blasting Kenney’s choice to weaponize pictures showing empty shelves.

One expert said it “will not help the current situation”. There may be some Price increases, but not potential food shortages”
Jan 21 23 tweets 21 min read
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So…WTAF happened this week? The @UCPCaucus bad news stories were exhausting!

🚑 ER crisis in rural Alberta (Story #1)
🍎 5 UCP Attacks on Public Education (#7-11)
☎️ Our Justice Minister is above the law (#14-19)

Close your eyes: here’s 22 Bad News UCP Stories #Ableg News 🧵

1. Our week started with horrible announcements from AHS.

Rocky Mountain House Health Centre is without ANY obstetrical 🤰services for AT LEAST a week!

We also saw:
🚑: Major ER disruptions in Fairview & Cold Lake
🚑: Full ER Closures in Swan River and Wabasca!
Jan 14 16 tweets 16 min read
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Happy Friday Alberta! Unfortunately, it wasn’t so happy for the @UCPCaucus

This week we saw:

🤷🏻‍♂️- 9,000,000 Missing Rapid Tests (Story #3)
📉- Horrible UCP Polls ( #9/10)
🧳- Record #YYC Vacancy (#15)

Pull out the Jamieson’s: here’s 16 Bad News UCP stories! #Ableg News 🧵

1. This week started with @bedhuntersab) releasing a memo showing due to a critical staff shortage, Cold Lake’s 14,000 residents would largely have no ER doctors on site.

2. We also saw 550 times EMS services were delayed, dropped, or unavailable across Alberta!
Jan 8 14 tweets 14 min read
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Happy New Year Alberta!

I REALLY hoped 2022 would give the @UCPCaucus a fresh start, Inwas horribly wrong:

😡 Kenney insults Asians (Story #1)
🤦🏻‍♂️ UCP MLA ignores Covid restrictions (#12)
❤️‍🩹 Victims of Crime Lose Help (#13)

Let’s explore 13 bad news UCP stories #Ableg News 🧵

1. Kenney started off 2022 just like he did January 2021 - apologizing to Albertans!

Instead of being sorry for travelling UCP MLA’s, it was for denigrating the Asian community.

Critics argued Kenney didn’t apologize, rather sorry people were offended. 🤦🏻‍♂️
Dec 24, 2021 14 tweets 14 min read
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It you didn’t sleep this week…I’m there! Some REALLY bad @UCPCaucus kept me awake:

😡: Kenney Uses & Defends Racism (Story #4)
🏥: More Rural Hospitals Close (#6)
😞: Alberta OD Deaths Break Records (#8)

Let’s look at XX Bad News Stories:

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🎉 UCP PARTY TIME! 🎊

1. 2-hours after Kenney told Albertans how serious Omicron is and to avoid gathering, 200+ UCP Members and MLAs secretly held a private party in #YEG!🍺

2. Because of online backlash, a huge UCP Party in #YYC the next day was cancelled 😞
Dec 18, 2021 15 tweets 14 min read
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I REALLY thought Kenney would take a break with bad news this week.

I was wrong:

📉 Ugly New Polls for Kenney (Story #3)

🗑 NWT dumps Alberta’s racist curriculum (#9)

🤫 UCP quietly enacts new US-style laws (17)

Here’s 17 REALLY bad news stories

📸 @OrrsArt #Ableg News 🧵

Trouble in UCP Paradise:

1. Friday: Potential UCP MLA Candidate Brian Jean r/t’d a CBC poll showing how unpopular Kennney is to Alberta

2. Sunday: Newly Elected UCP MLA Candidate Brian Jean says he’s spending next year touring Alberta on an “anti-Kenney” agenda