Vivian Krause has brilliantly laid out how Rachel Notley is beholden to anti-Alberta energy groups in this article. It is a must read. The piece really lays out why despite Notley’s claims of being pro-pipeline, that nothing actually gets done.
Notley and the NDP do not have the interests of Albertans in mind as they govern. The NDP are dominated by extreme anti-energy ideologues and they exist to serve the needs of organized labour.
The depth of big union dominance within the NDP really needs to be laid out and understood by voters as it is sometimes forgotten. How on earth can we expect the NDP to negotiate union contracts in good faith on behalf of Albertans?
Let’s just begin with looking at the number of NDP candidates and MLAs who are in leading roles within unions.
Aside from leadership roles within unions, many other candidates are union members and mostly within the public sector. .
There is of course utterly nothing wrong with belonging to a union. Union leaders and members have every right to run for public office. The problem is in having a governing party that is dominated and overwhelmed with union influence.
There is no way that Notley’s NDP government will be able to bring spending under control when they are so beholden to public sector unions. They will cave to every union demand when “negotiating” contracts and the expenditures will continue to grow. The conflict of interest is just too much.
The NDP constitution forces a massive labor presence in the makeup of the provincial council. The party will always be controlled by big labor and will serve the interests of big labor above all other needs. The Alberta Federation of Labor and it’s 67 affiliates all have reserved places on the board of the NDP.
Excerpt from the Alberta NDP Constitution
Article VII – Provincial Council
7.01 The Provincial Council shall consist of:
(a) the Provincial Executive;
(b) two (2) members to be elected from the Party Caucus in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta;
(c) one (1) member elected by those members of the Party caucus in the House of Commons representing Alberta Electoral Districts.
(d) three (3) members elected from each provincial Constituency Association, who shall not be a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta;
(e) one (1) member elected from each Federal Electoral District Association within the Province of Alberta.
(f) the members of the Federal Council residing in Alberta;
(g) five (5) members from each caucus of the Party;
(h) two (2) members of the Alberta Federation of Labour; and
(i) one (1) member from each of the affiliates in Alberta.
The ties to big labor and associated PACs and third party advertisers are far too pervasive for the NDP to ever govern independently of the demands from unions.
Notley’s NDP simply can’t serve the interests of Albertans while in government. Union needs and demands from foreign groups such as the Rockefeller Foundation will always guide the path of the Alberta New Democratic party.
We have a chance to turn the tide this Tuesday. Let’s hope Albertans remove the NDP from power so we may begin on the path to balancing the budget and opening Alberta for business again.
If Notley’s NDP gets another four years in power, our great grandchildren will be paying the debt accumulated due to the oilfield shutdown and money being funneled into big labor.