Rachel Notley and the NDP are bullies.
Today, Notley herself condoned an ugly campaign launched by Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) President Gil McGowan to “boycott” Alberta businesses and individuals that support United Conservatives.
When asked to denounce AFL’s ugly doxxing tactics, Notley sent a warning to donors who support the work of the United Conservative Party, “I would certainly hope that any folks who did contribute… would rethink that.”
Gross. But she didn’t stop there. Asked a second time whether she supports the campaign she said that the “conversation needs to be wide open.”
McGowan and the AFL are the definition of high-powered union insiders. They get a special perk in the NDP’s constitution to sit on their Provincial Council. McGowan himself is a former NDP candidate that Notley helped campaign for.
On top of bullying Albertans who step out of line and oppose the NDP, the AFL also has a long history of opposing just about any new pipeline project proposed in the last decade. They fought against Northern Gateway, Trans Mountain, and Keystone XL – Energy East too.
The fact is, Rachel Notley and the NDP’s actions show they despise Albertans who dare to think freely from their party line. McGowan earlier this year suggested conservatives were using “nazi tactics” for simply fulfilling an election pledge to Albertans.
They champion government jobs, but won’t hesitate to attack folks who try to create jobs in the private sector. It’s why they launch boycotts against them, and it’s why they are calling for a 50 per cent tax hike on our job creators.
Albertans deserve so much better.