Harper and Redford to snub each other at the Stampede

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Alberta Premier Allison Redford will be meeting in Calgary this week, but their caucuses will not.

The customary annual meeting between the federal Conservatives and the Alberta Progressive Conservatives during the Calgary Stampede has not been scheduled this year. Redford told the Calgary Herald that the meeting was overlooked because neither party wanted to meet “on a business agenda” during the Stampede’s 100th anniversary, but the relationship between the two governments is rumoured to be strained.

During the Alberta provincial election this spring, Calgary MP Rob Anders told the Hill Times that many members of the federal caucus were hoping to see Redford’s Tories unseated by the opposition Wildrose party.

A few weeks ago, an email from Immigration Minister Jason Kenney was made public, in which the Harper-heavyweight called Alberta Deputy Premier Thomas Lukaszuk a “complete and utter asshole.”

Redford will be meeting with the Prime Minister privately in the coming days.




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Harper and Redford to snub each other at the Stampede

  1. This proves the point that Harper represents Republican Tea-Bagger conservatism, not traditional moderate Canadian conservatism.

    • No, it proves that Redford is a leftist Liberal, as even Alberta’s Liberal party has admitted.

      • Nonsense. How you folks can even think such tosh much less say it, is a mystery.

        • Sorry, but this is the truth. And as already noted, even the liberals in Alberta admitted to this fact. Besides, one only needs to look at her policies to know that she is indeed from the far left.
          Left wing ideology is a mental disease and deficiency.

          • LOL That’s ridiculous….Redford is a lot of things, but she’s not a Liberal….and no actual Liberal has said so.

            She’s more ‘liberal’ than Atilla the Hun…..which may be what’s confusing you.

            You also don’t know what ‘left wing ideology’….or the ‘far left’ is. Really….you folks need to get out more. Anything you personally don’t like
            gets labelled as ‘left’….when it’s nothing of the sort.

            Different beliefs, economic systems, methods of doing things….are just that. Not ‘mental diseases’ or ‘deficiencies’.

            Did you expect all 7 billion people on the planet would think exactly like you do?

          • I know, you’re just a dumb lefty. But if you actually did your research, you would come across some newspaper articles that were written just recently, which actually confirm that the Alberta Liberal party said that Redford was a liberal. Besides, one only needs a working brain to see that all of her policies are from the far left, which, as noted previously, is a mental disease and deficiency. And clearly, you are a patient.

          • Never been a lefty in this or any other life, Werner.

            In fact, you have no idea what a ‘lefty’ is

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left-wing_politics#Varieties

            I have no intention of doing your work for you….sorry.

            PS….Harper is selling oil to the Chinese.

          • I’m not going to do your work. Read up on what the Alberta Liberal party has said about Redford. But I know, without a brain, it must be very difficult for you to exist.

          • Since you are the one making the claim, it is up to you to prove it, not me.

            Here’s a thought though…..Albertans gave her a landslide victory….kicking the Wild Roses to the curb……so this means that either a) Albertans are now Liberals….or b) you’re wrong.

            My guess is b

          • I’m not going to waste my time with a retard and troll like you. Since you are a brainless subhuman, you’re a waste of time and space

          • LOL I see rightwing losers are as gracious as always.

          • Emily I am impress with how you are able to respond to Werner without resorting to name calling. As soon as someone resorts to name calling, that is an indication of their intelligence. Good on you Emily!

          • Emily I am impressed with how you are able to respond to Werner without resorting to name calling. As soon as someone resorts to name calling, that is an indication of their intelligence.

          • Emily I am impressed with how you are able to respond to Werner without resorting to name calling. As soon as someone resorts to name calling, that is an indication of their intelligence.

      • Liberals are not Leftist, they are centrists. Just because they are left of conservatives doesn’t make them Socialists. :D

        • Agreed. The fact of the matter is that Redford is actually not a liberal but a socialist, an extreme socialist in fact.
          She is also corrupt, a liar, and a crook.

  2. The Reform Party changed its name, but it can’t change its fundamental nature. Progressive Conservatives are an endangered species in Canada. Men like Diefenbaker, Stanfield, Clark, Peter Lougheed and Bill Davis would never be allowed to run as “Conservatives” in today’s environment. While you may have disagreed with them on some of the issues, they were at their core; decent, pragmatic, and willing to compromise when necessary. They genuinely sought to do what was best for their province, country and constituents. To be a “Conservative” now is to be an ideological warrior that views the world in an “us vs. them” context. Men like Kenny, Baird, Toews, Clement, Timmy (Hutton) Hudak, and the big guy himself, Stevie H. are an insult to the legacy of the Progressive Conservatives.

  3. Werner Patels – I am a socialist, and I am not “dumb”, and people who cannot speak are offended with the use of that term. Offending seems to be your style.
    Socialism means being concerned with the rights of ALL citizens, not just the ones who have corrupted government to keep nuclear, oil and coal as the primary energy source.
    Socialism means democratic values are upheld, not election fraud as Harper’s govt. employs.
    The economics of capitalist right wingers, the Ayn Rand worshippers, does indeed “kill the poor and disabled” – perhaps one of your children was involved in one of the 1000s of car crashes that disabled Canadians for life?
    Saying Redford is a socialist is offensive to socialists such as myself. She is not one.

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