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Expected Kenney caucus revolt peters out

The no-confidence motion was never tabled.




An expected vote of no-confidence in Alberta Premier Jason Kenney by members of the United Conservative Party Caucus failed to materialize today, several sources tell the Western Standard.

Several UCP MLAs told the Western Standard a day earlier that there was an intention of bringing a no-confidence motion against Kenney, prompting the premier to dump Tyler Shandro as minister of health.

“Most of us agree Shandro is incompetent and must go, but he was acting under orders directly from Kenney,” one MLA said.

“It looks pathetic and is only designed to stave off a vote of no-confidence from the caucus tomorrow [September 22].”

But expectations that the motion would be brought forward appear to have been jumping the gun. Sources in the UCP told the Western Standard that several MLAs were “read the riot act” before the meeting, and that the no-confidence motion was never introduced.

The quieter than expected caucus meeting comes less than 24 hours after MLA and former minister Leela Aheer demanded that Kenney resign in an interview with the Calgary Herald’s Don Braid.

“The only thing that should have happened today is that the premier says he had failed and is stepping down.”

Later that night, the Western Standard published an exclusive story that country music star George Canyon would be running for the presidency of the UCP on a platform of triggering an earlier leadership review of Kenney.

Several sources in the party told the Western Standard Canyon will make the announcement this week.

The UCP will hold its annual general meeting November 19-21 at the Grey Eagle Resort, where members present will elect a new board of directors for the party.

Dozens of grassroots UCP constituency associations have joined forces to call for an early leadership review of Kenney. The party currently has one scheduled in late 2022, only six months before the next provincial election.

UCP VP of policy Joel Mullan wrote an open letter in the Western Standard Tuesday that called for Kenney to go immediately.

“My responsibility is to look at the reality —not wish it away — and take the necessary steps to protect the health care system,” Kenney said.

“Let’s deal with those things at the right time, after this crisis.”

He said any move to hold a leadership race now would be “grossly irresponsible.”

Kenney was asked if the internal turmoil in the UCP was what led to the resignation of Shandro.

“I am focused on getting through the fourth wave of COVID, not politics,” Kenney said.

“We have to protect the health care system to prevent needless deaths — we will not allow politics to distract us.”

Kenney may not go so easily however. 

One UCP MLA says Alberta Premier Jason Kenney would rather “blow up” the government than admit he was wrong about COVID-19 and resign.

The MLA, who spoke to the Western Standard on the condition of anonymity, made the comment prior to the Tuesday afternoon Kenney cabinet shuffle.

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  1. gjet@telus.net

    September 23, 2021 at 11:40 am

    Kenney needed to be gone YESTERDAY!!! Next year is TOO late. Get a spine. Get a brain. Get him OUT!

  2. MD

    September 23, 2021 at 8:12 am

    Spineless useless MLAs! How bad does it have to get before they stand up against that tyrant! I know many people that will lose their careers in less than 2 weeks and student that have to drop out of school by the end of the month. Sickening!

  3. Audjlizard

    September 23, 2021 at 6:56 am

    What a pathetic, cowardly bunch. I bet they still expect people to vote for them in the future. I hope they all get very nasty surprises come the next election.

  4. James Babe

    September 22, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    I guess we’re not surprised when politicians flip flop or out and out lie !! The question is how long will the citizens put up with it especially when are freedoms are quickly being taken away ?? Who is Mr Kenney taking orders from. The globalists ? He doesn’t seem to be listening to his own caucas . It’s time for a revolt to protect our freedoms !!

  5. Westcanguy

    September 22, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    In other words, the media blew this nothingburger way out of proportion. Shocker.

  6. Jennifer Dyck

    September 22, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    Wonder what the price tag was to shut them up? Where are the principled servants of the people? Their hearts are corrupted by power and wealth. They serve only their own interests. Just buy them off with taxpayers dollars. Disgusting!!!

  7. Royden Yuill

    September 22, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    Good old UCP, no one is fit to take the lead, maybe they realize the stink affects them all equally. But don’t worry we’ll have forced vaccinations and quasi-communism and still have waves of variants and everyone except politicians and AHS will be in perpetual lockdown. I hope they enjoy delivering food to those of us they haven’t killed. I wonder who they think will pay their wages and pensions? Maybe Trudeau will rescue them with more Billion Dollar bribes. How much is sticking to your fingers, UCP?

  8. Susan Grant

    September 22, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    UCP IS FINISHED! I WILL go bankrupt a 2nd 3rd and 4th time to be sure NONE of these evil scum EVER serve in office AGAIN!

  9. Seven-Zero-One

    September 22, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    UCP MLA’s openly support incompetence of Premier.Kenney

  10. Stew James

    September 22, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    No Kenney it’s time for you to go, not after your crisis! This virus is not going anywhere soon, poor excuse for you to try too hang on and create more damage to our province!
    So there’s the door, take and don’t let the knob in the ass slow you down!

    We deserve better than your likes! Is it true you’ve been sleeping with Notley?

  11. Eldon

    September 22, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    What a bunch of cowardly mla’s!
    Kenny and his gutless inner circle should all be stepping down.
    Kennybis only focusing on doing the bidding of the globists.

  12. Baron Not Baron

    September 22, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Like expected, they’re all in for a salary. Nothing more. But the salary is gooood..!

  13. Cosmo Kramer

    September 22, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    It is evident that the UCP is in auto-destruct mode and cannot be salvaged. “Several MLAs were read the “riot act””. How can the be threatened when they are finished politically?

    The UCP grassroots members would best make use of their time moving to the Wildrose Independence Party.

    Kenney has an agenda that he wants implemented. No doubt he will be rewarded when Alberta is left as a slave vassal. As a Bilderberg member he does have connections with the Davos crowd and can can leave after the UCP loses the next election. You would think the UCP MLAs would clue into this.

    The next election is 17 months away.

  14. berta baby

    September 22, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Well there it is… a big nothing story cause everyone loves wearing masks and being governed and taking government needles.

    I’m about to take the shot just so I can get the hell out of this crap country

  15. Left Coast

    September 22, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    Shandro will be the smart one . . .
    he bailed before the endless streams of the VAXED start turning up in Hospitals all across Alberta.

    Israel just announced their VAX card is only for 6 months . . . then a Booster is required for another Card. This could go on in perpetuity . . .

    Meanwhile Natural Immunity is 27 Xs better according to the Cleveland Clinic who have studied the matter.

  16. Baron Not Baron

    September 22, 2021 at 3:10 pm

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Four Alberta doctors file lawsuit againt AHS and Yiu over forced vaccination

“The Plaintiffs oppose being forced against their will to be vaccinated without their informed consent as mandated by AHS,” the statement of claim reads.




A statement of claim was filed Friday against Alberta Health Services (AHS) and President and CEO of AHS, Dr. Verna Yiu by four Alberta doctors opposed to vaccination mandates.

“The Plaintiffs oppose being forced against their will to be vaccinated without their informed consent as mandated by AHS,” the statement of claim reads.

“Further, the Plaintiffs are opposed to disclosing their private health information or have disclosed their private health information with respect to their vaccination status against their will under threat of termination or unpaid long-term leave.”

The statement of claim says the plaintiffs are also concerned the COVID-19 vaccines are “experimental and have not undergone sufficient long-term safety observation,” and claim the ingredients for the vaccines have yet to be fully disclosed.

Plaintiff Dr. Joanna Moser is an anesthesiologist in Calgary and Red Deer and has had severe allergies to past vaccines. Moser is concerned about the risks she faces not knowing what the full list of ingredients are and fears having an adverse reaction to the shot but has been denied an exemption.

The legal filing also highlights the doctors’ concerns that “the COVID-19 vaccines do not provide full immunity,” and may only “lessen the severity of symptoms or potentially reduce the risk of hospitalization.”

In addition to citing numerous Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms violations and medical references disputing the safety and efficacy of the vaccines, the statement of claim also says the doctors are facing “discrimination” and have suffered “vilification and extreme ill-will” as a result of “false public statements” that the “unvaccinated are to blame for the pandemic.”

 Local lawyer, Jeffrey Rath of Rath & Company filed the statement of claim on behalf of his clients Friday afternoon and intends to file an injunction application on Monday.

“We’re filing the injunction to provide temporary relief for our clients and others while waiting for this to get to trial,” said Rath in an interview with the Western Standard.

“The injunction will bring broad-based relief to all those unvaccinated within AHS on the basis that it’s creating a toxic work environment and is willfully creating contempt and hatred towards unvaccinated staff members.”

An injunction, if successful, would force the vaccine mandates to be put on hold until the claim is finally determined.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard

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Banned BC doctor claims COVID ‘the greatest propaganda campaign in human history’

“This is a pandemic caused by the vaccinations and were talking about high school level biology,” said Dr. Nagase.




The current COVID-19 crisis is because of a “pandemic caused by vaccination,” said banned Dr. Daniel Nagase, in an exclusive interview with the Western Standard.

Nagase, a B.C. doctor who came under fire for giving patients an unapproved treatment for COVID-19 while working in Alberta hospitals, has been relieved of his duties in September and is no longer permitted to work in Alberta Health Services facilities.

Early October, a video of Nagase speaking at an event commemorating the anniversary of the Nuremburg Trials went viral with his account of working in an Alberta hospital treating COVID-19 patients with Ivermectin, which is also used in agriculture settings.

Western Standard exclusive interview with Dr. Daniel Nagase

The Western Standard shared the video and subsequent tweets from AHS about the incident.

“All physicians — including temporary locums — are governed by AHS’ medical bylaws when working in an AHS facility. Under these bylaws, there are expectations for all physicians to follow regarding unapproved use of medical therapy,” said AHS.

Nagase said he is not against vaccines, but said “there’s never been anything like this given to humans,” referencing the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.

“Medically speaking, scientifically speaking, this is a lot closer to gene therapy than it is other vaccines that have been put out in history,” Nagase said adding he has not had a COVID-19 shot yet.

Nagase said his life has been turned upside down since he began to speak out about his experience being relieved of duty for treating COVID-19 patients with Ivermectin, but added, “I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Since his message has gone viral on social media, Nagase said he’s been able to reach more people with his message that “Ivermectin is a safe medication for coronavirus 19.”

Nagase has researched trials in other countries and said, “in every single one of those studies, Ivermectin worked. In moderate COVID and mild COVID mortality is reduced to zero.”

Also concerning to Nagase is that doctors are being prevented from treating patients as they would have been able to in the past.

“What they did is something that has never been done in 200 years of medical history. They banned doctors from trying a medication and banned patients from receiving it,” said Nagase of how Ivermectin was prohibited from being prescribed and used to treat COVID-19 in Canada.

Nagase has been banned from hospital practice in all AHS facilities, but is still able to practice if he opened his own office. However, Nagase said as of Monday, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta has asked him to voluntarily withdraw his licence.

“And usually when they demand you voluntarily withdraw your licence, it’s because they are leading up to involuntary revocation of your license,” he said.

Nagase also slammed the Alberta government for its handling of the health crisis.

“It has been completely anti-science,” Nagase said who went on to explain “when healthy people wear masks, you are actually driving the evolution for any virus to overcome that mask.”

“This is a pandemic caused by the vaccinations and were talking about high school level biology.

“I’m worried that we are living through the greatest propaganda campaign in human history,” Nagase said when asked why he believes there is such conflicting information around the pandemic.

When asked how he would have handled dealing with the pandemic, Nagase said, “two weeks to flatten the curve and that’s it. Isolate only the people that are at high risk of dying — that’s all.”

Nagase is in Calgary speaking at the Freedom Talk conference running Friday and Saturday. Details on the conference are here.

For those not on Facebook, the video will also be available here on Rumble.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard

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BC Liberals refuse to accept Gunn as leadership candidate

“LEOC concluded that to approve Mr. Gunn’s candidacy would be inconsistent with the BC Liberal Party’s commitment to reconciliation, diversity and acceptance of all British Columbians,” said the party in a statement.




BC Liberals have told Aaron Gunn he will not be allowed to stand as a candidate for the leadership of the party.

“After a thorough review of Mr. Gunn’s statements on social media, both public and private, and after having provided Mr. Gunn with the opportunity to respond to concerns raised by certain of those statements, LEOC concluded that to approve Mr. Gunn’s candidacy would be inconsistent with the BC Liberal Party’s commitment to reconciliation, diversity and acceptance of all British Columbians,” said the party in a statement.

Gunn was less than pleased with the decision.

“Today, it became clear that conservatives, and all British Columbians who believe in common sense and freedom of speech, are no longer welcome in today’s BC Liberal party. I will be releasing a full statement later today, but rest assured, if you think this fight is over, you couldn’t be more wrong,” he tweeted.

Gunn tweet

“mm 7 unelected, non-Indigenous insiders decided my candidacy would be inconsistent with “reconciliation”… Meanwhile, it was ACTUALLY supported by the only Indigenous person in the race,” he tweeted.

“Imagine being so entitled and arrogant that you believe a small group of unelected insiders should decide the future direction of a political party and not its democratic membership.”

Gunn announced on October 9 he would try and run for the leadership.

“I’m tired of sitting on the sidelines … the policies being enacted are the antithesis to common sense,” Gunn told an enthusiastic crowd assembled at the Greek Community Centre in Saanich — a municipality of the Greater Victoria area — moments ago.

“For too long, politicians have promised us one thing, but failed to deliver once in power … under the NDP things have gotten worse,” he said, referring to John Horgan’s government.

“I think it’s time for a change, I think it’s time for renewal and I think it’s time for common sense,” he said moments before officially announcing his candidacy.

Gunn, 31, who planned on running under the banner: Bring Back Common Sense, tried to join six others — Gavin Dew, Kevin Falcon, Michael Lee, Val Litwin, Ellis Ross, and Renee Merrifield — who’ve already tossed their hats into the leadership race ring.

His said priorities would have included scrapping the carbon tax, “serious” health care reform, and opposing vaccine passports.

“I’ll be the only one in the race opposing those, as I believe I have a substantially different approach than the other candidates. I’ve got very clear positions on on the development of resources, on supporting our forest industry, on supporting our energy industry, and a whole bunch of other things.”

Gunn said changes need to come from the top.

“I think it all starts with political leadership,” he said.

“When (police) feel they don’t have the political support, or no one’s got their back, I think that trickles down into what you see in everyday policing issues. I know many police — I’ve talked to people in the Vic PD, for example — they know sometimes they arrest one of these people, and they do all the paperwork only to see them back on the streets in just a matter of days, or even less.

“So I think there’s lots of problems and, provincially, there’s only so much you can do, but you can direct prosecutors to pursue maximum sentences, and to pursue people who are repeatedly and flagrantly breaking the law.”

Gunn served Canada during a three-year stint in the Army Reserves straight out of university, before he went to work for the Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation where he founded and became executive director of the “Generation Screwed” initiative which battled government debt, among other issues.

He’s been on the fringes of the political scene for the past three years or so, and his YouTube videos have garnered more than 50 million views and tens of thousands of followers, making him one of British Columbia’s most listened to political voices. (As an example, his Facebook followers number 20,000 more than Premier John Horgan).

Gunn said he not only wants to rebrand the BC Liberal Party — which is not affiliated with its similarly named federal party, but to rename it, as well, to reflect his and other party member’s conservatism.

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