The acclaimed Liberal candidate in Calgary Nose Hill, Jessica Dale Walker, has a sharp message for voters: Alberta should do better to fit into Canada or “f*ck off.”
Walker made the comment in a May 2020 blog.
““Canada owes Alberta nothing,” she wrote. “We have made our bed consistently with conservative governments that have never prepared for the future. They’ve mismanaged boom money and made cuts during busts.”
“Sir Winston Churchill said it more eloquently, however his message was clear. Fit in or f&$# off. We Alberta need to start fitting in. Because quite frankly, we are not as superior as our government touts.”
The Conservative incumbent, Michelle Rempel-Garner, who is known for her fiery speeches in the House of Commons, lashed back Thursday night.
“It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Justin Trudeau has acclaimed a candidate that believes Alberta should ‘fit in or f&$# off’ and that ‘Canada owes Alberta nothing’,” she said.
“At a time when the country should be coming together to fight the pandemic and focus on the economic recovery – once again the Liberals choose to divide Canadians and Albertans.”
We can only assume Walker has a political suicide wish.
To claim that Alberta should fit in or “f*ck off” when the province has, time and time again, been taken advantage of by Ottawa is nothing more than a bullet to the head of her campaign. Trudeau has passed job-killing Bills like C-69 and C-48 which have stifled the provinces energy industry, while failing to fight for Keystone XL to remain open. On top of that, Quebec has happily taken equalization payments away from Alberta while vehemently criticizing its oil sector that pays for such equalization payments.
And yet, it’s Alberta’s fault and Canada owes the province “nothing”. Right.
Congratulations to Michelle Rempel-Garner or her upcoming re-election.
(Photo credit: United Conservative Party)