2012 Derek Fildebrandt to 2017 Derek Fildebrandt: No Tax Dollars for Airbnb

Photos: 2012 Derek Fildebrandt (above), 2017 Derek Fildebrandt (below).

For Immediate Release

CALGARY – Standing in front of a giant inflatable pork chop, 2012 Derek Fildebrandt denounced 2017 Derek Fildebrandt for renting his government-subsidized downtown Edmonton apartment on Airbnb.

Derek Fildebrandt Alberta Wildrose MLA

2017 Derek Fildebrandt

“People with enough money to support themselves and rent out government-subsidized second homes on Airbnb shouldn’t be the beneficiaries of taxpayer subsidized housing,” said 2012 Derek Fildebrandt, the then-Alberta spokesperson for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

“Making $134,000 dollars doesn’t make you rich, but it makes you capable of standing on your own two feet. If an MLA isn’t passing the smell test then it’s time for the party leader to do the right thing, and kick this person out,” continued 2012 Derek.

“Taxpayers pay good money to help house MLAs and this money is clearly going to people who don’t need or deserve it,” said 2012 Derek.

“These news reports strongly suggest that a system intended to help MLAs is being gamed and that some people are allowing it to be gamed,” fumed 2012 Derek. “We need a full audit of MLA Housing Allowance to determine the extent of this practice.”

2012 Derek also reiterated his belief in MLA recall.

“We’ve always stood for recall but 2017 Derek makes the case better than we ever could. So we want to give Albertans, and voters in Strathmore-Brooks specifically, the right to recall their MLA,” he said.

“I am writing my nomination for the Teddy Awards this morning and 2017 Derek is at the top of my list,” said 2012 Derek, as he poked the giant pork chop with an oversized cardboard fork.

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(The above piece is satire, but most of the quotes are adapted from CTF press releases and media reports)

2 thoughts on “2012 Derek Fildebrandt to 2017 Derek Fildebrandt: No Tax Dollars for Airbnb

  1. Emik

    2017 Derek Fildebrandt is reported to have responded to 2012 Derek Fildebrandt with a statement yesterday: “2012 Derek Fildebrandt had a limited capacity to appreciate 21st century realities whereas 2017 Derek Fildebrandt has embraced these realities. 2017 Derek Fildebrandt provides a shining example to all taxpayers: Here is a guy who optimizes your contributions to the salaries of public servants. Take notes, bitches.”

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  2. Jerrymacgp

    Hypocrisy, thy name is Derek …

    This is just the kind of financially insignificant but ethically questionable and publicly infuriating arrangement that would have had Mr Fildebrandt fulminating against in the highest of dudgeon when he was with the CTF, and yet here he is, exposed for the hypocrite he is. Do as I say, not as I do, is that it?

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