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LeafGm

Well-known member
That's always the problem with these devout social conservatives. They protest that they're not going to re-open these issues, but when in power they immediately start looking for any back doors they can find to legislate their religious beliefs onto the rest of the population.

And this particular approach to abortion is a classic. Don't touch the legality of it, but put as many barriers as you can in front of women who want to access them. And use "religious freedom" to give yourself cover and plausible deniability.
 

BeLeafer

resurrected
Ah come on charlie the dude tried to do away with term limits just to keep himself in power forever.

And then in this election he wasn't on track to win, then suddenly the election authority stopped giving vote updates for an entire day, and then he magically turned out to have the required edge when they came back on.

And then millions poured into the streets, and then he resigned.
It's remarkable that pretenders of opposition to the right readily regurgiate the right wing talk points fed to them every time they run a violent right wing extremist coup in Latin America.

Mike Pompeo would be proud of you.
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
It really should be instructive to anyone considering the current iteration of the CPC as a viable leadership party. The Alberta Cons are the most closely aligned ideological version of the CPC core that supports Scheer and their first actions since taking control of Alberta have been to

- Attack LGBT groups (including forcing schools to contact parents if their kids join gay-straight alliance clubs)
- Cut funding to all sorts of social services, shifting the money to corporate tax cuts
- Take back basically everything they promised the two major cities, including putting themselves in a legal position to just flat out cancel the already underway green line LRT construction in Calgary that is massively necessary
- and yeah, now this. Going after abortion access

They're Republicans with a Canadian accent.
 

zeke

Well-known member
It's remarkable that pretenders of opposition to the right readily regurgiate the right wing talk points fed to them every time they run a violent right wing extremist coup in Latin America.

Mike Pompeo would be proud of you.
Did he or did he not ignore the term limits outlined in their constitution?
 

BeLeafer

resurrected

Amidst the chaos, anti-indigenous race-hatred has gripped the country since Evo’s October 20 re-election. While left critics continue to rail against Evo, paradoxically blaming him for the coup that overthrew him, no evidence has emerged of election fraud. The Organization of American States cited “irregularities” without yet providing documentation. A report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, however, found no irregularities and no fraud.
Other critics still contend that Evo’s 13-year tenure was too long. They mention Evo losing a referendum to amend constitution but failing to note the Supreme Court ruling that allowed him legally to run for another term. For our indigenous president, after five centuries of colonization, 13 years was not long enough.
At least The Guardian will publish a bit of truth about it, if only as an opinion piece.

Of course, our Prime Minister, who likes to mock First Nations protesters, is only too happy to get behind this violent attack on Bolivia's indigenous peoples. The blackface shit was not out of character.
 

zeke

Well-known member
If his policies were so successful and his electoral success so earned, surely he could have let a successor run in the next election.
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
careful of we will separate with a $5 oil!!!!!!
I wonder how much of the province would tap out and move back to Canada if they actually managed to leave. Alberta would walk out with a shit ton of debt (they get to take their share with them, plus a settlement payment to Canada for federal assets in Alberta). It would be a country with a population of 4 million surrounded on all sides by land neighbours, with no ports, 2 airports worth a damn (that would have to fly over foreign soil to get to any foreign trade route) and now any pipelines that do exist in foreign countries (like the one currently going through BC) would require international trade agreements for their continued use. International currency markets would want no part of their petro dollar so that would be stuck using Canadian dollars, but no having less than zero say in monetary policy....

Alberta would pretty quickly become a 3rd world country.
 

worm

Well-known member
I wonder how much of the province would tap out and move back to Canada if they actually managed to leave. Alberta would walk out with a shit ton of debt (they get to take their share with them, plus a settlement payment to Canada for federal assets in Alberta). It would be a country with a population of 4 million surrounded on all sides by land neighbours, with no ports, 2 airports worth a damn (that would have to fly over foreign soil to get to any foreign trade route) and now any pipelines that do exist in foreign countries (like the one currently going through BC) would require international trade agreements for their continued use. International currency markets would want no part of their petro dollar so that would be stuck using Canadian dollars, but no having less than zero say in monetary policy....

Alberta would pretty quickly become a 3rd world country.

but no trudeau
so that is a win
 
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