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Episode 21: Jumpin’ Joe Anglin, UCP Interruptions Bozai, and the NDP’s $15/hour minimum wage

Joe Anglin’s return to Alberta politics, what happens when a white nationalist, anti-immigration group shows up to a United Conservative Party pub night, and what happens now that the New Democratic Party government has implemented its promised $15 per hour minimum wage, are a few of the topic Dave and Ryan discuss this week on the podcast.

We discuss the latest candidate nomination news, including questions about if recently-by-elected UCP MLA Laila Goodridge can win her party’s nomination in the new Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche district (the nomination meeting is being held three days before the return of the Legislative Assembly at the end of October) and how Anne McGrath‘s communist history will impact her chances as the NDP candidate in Calgary-Varsity.

And we dive deep into our mailbag to answer listener questions ranging from the upcoming Alberta Party annual general meeting to the 2018-2022 wild salmon policy.

We are also thrilled to announce is collaborating with ParityYeg to create and maintain an online dashboard that tracks nominated and nomination candidates ahead of Alberta’s 2019 election.

The Daveberta Podcast is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial. The networks includes more than 30 Alberta-made podcasts, including the Otherwise Show.

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2 replies on “Episode 21: Jumpin’ Joe Anglin, UCP Interruptions Bozai, and the NDP’s $15/hour minimum wage”

On the issue of the Soldiers of Odin, the question is raised: What should the UCP do? To me, it’s not about screening candidates. It’s about not pursuing dog-whistle politics designed to attract voters who hold extreme views. It’s about not threatening to expose kids who join GSAs to their parents in order to attract voters, then issue an kind of retraction days later. It’s about not having UCP MLAs and candidates say climate change is a hoax in order to attract voters, then having the party slightly backtrack later. When you court anti-abortion groups, climate-change deniers and evolution deniers, you are deliberately aiming for the votes of those on the political fringes. When your leader was a major figure in a national party that called for a hotline to report un-Canadian activities, you have identified your party as a safe space for extremists like the Soldiers of Odin. The UCP cannot actively pursue voters then act surprised when those voters come to at and volunteer to be candidates. It is disingenuous to pretend otherwise.

Two comments re Mr Hastman’s take on the Soldiers of Odin matter. Firstly, you have to be pretty clued out not to be aware of this group. It has been in the news in Western Europe, North America and even Australia since at least 2015; for instance, this story from The Guardian in 2016.
How sheltered is Mr Hastman?

Secondly, as the previous commenter has mentioned, you have to look at some of the subliminal—and sometimes, overt, like Kelli Leach from the last federal Conservative Party leadership campaign—signalling from parts of the conservative movement in Alberta and in Canada. You don’t see these hate groups attending Alberta Party, Alberta Liberal Party or NDP events—they seem only to be attracted to UCP events, like flies to … well, you know.

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