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Alberta NDP: 6 months in

UtherPenguin
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11/18/2015 2:34:07 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
It's been roughly 6 months since the election of the NDP government (to get the significance of this, imagine if Bernie Sanders won the votes in Texas).

About a month ago, the provincial had been released, along side some of the approach to be used in regards to the budget: http://www.theglobeandmail.com...

The results of the federal election and recent polls shows that Alberta has not completely given up it's Conservative roots as Notely sees gradual decrease in Notley's approval: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca...

What's your opinion on the NDP government so far? What's your opinion on the previously announced budget? Quite frankly, I like the new direct approach to the environment, something definitely not seen under Redford.
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lotsoffun
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11/18/2015 3:27:37 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/18/2015 2:34:07 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
It's been roughly 6 months since the election of the NDP government (to get the significance of this, imagine if Bernie Sanders won the votes in Texas).

About a month ago, the provincial had been released, along side some of the approach to be used in regards to the budget: http://www.theglobeandmail.com...


The results of the federal election and recent polls shows that Alberta has not completely given up it's Conservative roots as Notely sees gradual decrease in Notley's approval: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca...


What's your opinion on the NDP government so far? What's your opinion on the previously announced budget? Quite frankly, I like the new direct approach to the environment, something definitely not seen under Redford.

They appear to be hostile towards the oil patch. NDP are always tax and spend. This turn to the left in Canada is worrisome, especially the upcoming carbon taxes, which are a sham.
TN05
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11/18/2015 3:57:19 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/18/2015 2:52:49 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
I would be surprised if the NDP manages to remained in power after their first term.

They only won because the Progressive Conservatives and Wildrose split the vote, plus dislike of government was at a peak. Frankly they could be demolished.
TN05
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11/18/2015 4:02:41 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I mean, they could have reasonably presented as a moderate counterweight to the Progs and Wildrose. Instead they are governing like Alberta is Quebec. It's not. In the middle of a recession, with oil prices down, they want a carbon tax. As an American it's really baffling why they wouldn't just appeal to the middle.
lotsoffun
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11/18/2015 4:45:45 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/18/2015 4:02:41 AM, TN05 wrote:
I mean, they could have reasonably presented as a moderate counterweight to the Progs and Wildrose. Instead they are governing like Alberta is Quebec. It's not. In the middle of a recession, with oil prices down, they want a carbon tax. As an American it's really baffling why they wouldn't just appeal to the middle.

They've never had power in Alberta or in much of the country so they're drunk with power. They probably believe that they were elected as a viable alternative, when they were just the least of three evils. Wildrose weren't going to get in after their leader and some members defected to the Conservatives.
Geogeer
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11/18/2015 5:31:12 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/18/2015 2:34:07 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
It's been roughly 6 months since the election of the NDP government (to get the significance of this, imagine if Bernie Sanders won the votes in Texas).

About a month ago, the provincial had been released, along side some of the approach to be used in regards to the budget: http://www.theglobeandmail.com...


The results of the federal election and recent polls shows that Alberta has not completely given up it's Conservative roots as Notely sees gradual decrease in Notley's approval: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca...


What's your opinion on the NDP government so far? What's your opinion on the previously announced budget? Quite frankly, I like the new direct approach to the environment, something definitely not seen under Redford.

As a resident of that fine province I'll chime in.

Drastically falling revenues. Budgeting for an oil price that is unlikely to be realized ($50 per barrel). Increased spending to education, increased spending to health care, increased spending to infrastructure. If oil prices do not double from where they are right now by the end of her term, Alberta is pooched.
lotsoffun
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11/19/2015 1:35:30 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/18/2015 5:31:12 AM, Geogeer wrote:
At 11/18/2015 2:34:07 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
It's been roughly 6 months since the election of the NDP government (to get the significance of this, imagine if Bernie Sanders won the votes in Texas).

About a month ago, the provincial had been released, along side some of the approach to be used in regards to the budget: http://www.theglobeandmail.com...


The results of the federal election and recent polls shows that Alberta has not completely given up it's Conservative roots as Notely sees gradual decrease in Notley's approval: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca...


What's your opinion on the NDP government so far? What's your opinion on the previously announced budget? Quite frankly, I like the new direct approach to the environment, something definitely not seen under Redford.

As a resident of that fine province I'll chime in.

Drastically falling revenues. Budgeting for an oil price that is unlikely to be realized ($50 per barrel). Increased spending to education, increased spending to health care, increased spending to infrastructure. If oil prices do not double from where they are right now by the end of her term, Alberta is pooched.

Maybe now Quebec and Newfoundland can finally give something back to Ontario and Alberta via equalization payments.