8.12.2015

Alberta Business and Taxpayers Coalition to Campaign Against McQuaig

The NDP has suffered a recent streak of dumbassery, as several candidates have been put on the defense over controversial statements.  First, an anti-Christian quip attributed to Andrew Seagram made the rounds.  Then along came the anti-oilsands garbage.

 




Out of the handful which has hit social media thus far, the most buzz surrounded the eyebrow-raising "a lot of the oilsands oil may have to stay in the ground" statement from one Linda McQuaig, NDP candidate in Toronto.

Reaction on social media over her slamming of the oil sands has been swift and overwhelming. 

The non-weirdo crowd has been vocal in condemning the bonehead statement, with voters and media asking the standard ‘clarification’ inquiries of the McQuaig as well as NDP leader Thomas Mulcair (has ham-handed attempt at an explanation was pretty much ignored by the masses).

Now a group from Alberta has decided to put words into motion.  As first reported in the Toronto Sun, the Alberta Business and Taxpayers Coalition (ABTC) is planning to set up shop in the Ontario city, with the intent of staying for the duration of the race in order to actively campaign against McQuaig.

To be clear, ABTC executive director Craig Chandler stated the purpose wasn’t to promote a specific party, but instead to ensure anyone other than the anti-oilsands McQuaig wins the seat. 

If you are in the Toronto area and would like to support the effort, contact info can be found below.




Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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Alberta Organization To Door Knock, Lit Drop & Robo Call Toronto Centre

(Calgary) The
Alberta Business & Taxpayers Coalition (ABTC), Calgary's largest and Alberta's fastest growing business and taxpayer's organization is taking serious offence to comments by five NDP candidates in relation to their positions on Alberta and its Oilsands. But, the ABTC's main focus is NDP Toronto Centre candidate, Linda McQuaig.

Linda McQuaig's comments are as follows:

"A lot of the oilsands oil may have to stay in the ground if we're going to meet our climate change targets," McQuaig said. (Source http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/politics/linda-mcquaig-says-oilsands-may-have-to-be-left-in-the-ground-1.3183999 )

Come to think of it, maybe there is something to the death denial thing. How else to explain Stephen Harper's zealous, almost messianic championing of unlimited fossil fuel development in the face of near-certainty that will lead to death and untold human misery?” (Source http://ipolitics.ca/2014/04/02/death-denial-and-the-toxic-politics-of-climate-change/ )

Can you imagine if a social conservative used the language like this related to morals and / or abortion? “death and untold human misery?” This is outrageous and divisive at best!” stated Craig B. Chandler, Executive Director of the
Alberta Business & Taxpayers Coalition (ABTC).

Imagine if a Western Conservative candidate stated that we needed to cease operations or even have a moratorium on Nickel production in Sudbury; Steel production in Hamilton or shutting down the Auto Sector in Brampton, Windsor, Etobicoke, Oakville, Ingersoll, Oshawa, St. Catherines, Aliston, Cambridge or Woodstock? Can you imagine if we demanded no more support for Bombardier or the massive subsidization and support of the Dairy industry in Quebec? Why is this not being addressed? I know Mulcair would lose his mind in response and defend these industries. The NDP would be running radio, tv and even billboard ads that the West and the Conservatives betrayed them. His lack of action or commentary on this speaks volumes,” continued Chandler.

The
ABTC is addressing this issue head on in the following ways:
  1. Distribution of an 11 page letter written to NDP Leader, Thomas Mulcair,  to all candidates from all parties, ABTC supporters and the media.
  2. Flying out 2 representatives from the Calgary head office to door knock and distribute a written letter encouraging constituents in Toronto Centre to vote for anyone but Linda McQuaig and the NDP.
  3. Distributing an automated call directing constituents to the full letter sent to Thomas Mulcair.
  4. Launching a mass fax campaign of the issue to businesses within Toronto Centre.
  5. Personally calling businesses in the Toronto Centre boundaries to further inform.
Our mandate is to put Alberta First and in the absence of our Premier defending our province, it is important that we fill that void. Alberta pays the bills in this country and we will not be pushed around,” concluded Craig Chandler.
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For more information call 403-720-2143
Or call Craig Chandler at 403-554-7442
Or call Paul Chinook at 403-829-7833


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