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Uncensored: What’s going on in Conservative Country?




Host Bruce McAllister and panellists Danielle Smith and Rob Anderson catch us up on what is going on in Alberta politics.

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  1. The Real Kevin

    December 19, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Principle, is more important than simply “getting elected”. If someone is willing to lie to get a vote, then nothing that person says is worth the time to listen to it.

    Until any of you understand that, your wanderings in the wilderness continue.

    Trump won, because he said what he believed, and he tried to do what he said.
    DeSantis is popular, for exactly the same reasons. He actually does what he talks about.
    When you can believe the person speaking, it is easy to vote for them.

    When you know it is just pretty sounding words, then what is the point. For a full 2 years, various people have promised to “end the lockdowns”. Who has actually done it.

  2. Dominic Ieraci

    December 19, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Jean is a goddamn ginger kenney. He loves masks, lockdowns, and forced vaxx. Fuck this piece of shit.The only “political” solution is the WIPA, but most likely it’s gonna come down to civil war.

  3. Barbara

    December 17, 2021 at 11:50 am

    When are media going to realize that testing is useless?

    The tests DON’T WORK.

    THE CDC STATED last August that these tests don’t work. They are saying DON’T USE THEM because they can’t tell the difference between covid and the flu.

    So we can’t AND NEVER COULD, say how many people have or have not had covid.

    The media is woefully uniformed.

  4. Barbara

    December 17, 2021 at 11:28 am

    Kenny is no master…He’s just ruthless and has no respect for the law.
    Either way he loses, If he wins in April he will lose the next election and that will be the end of the UCP AND THE RISE OF THE WILD ROSE.

    IN fact the only way the UCP can survive is if Kenny is replaced.

    The big question is IS would Jean get rid of the mandates And like it or not that IS the big issue.

  5. Dennis

    December 17, 2021 at 10:21 am

    It’s time for the Talking Heads to move aside and make way for Real Albertans to take control of our province.

    Wildrosenation.com Let’s get on with it.

  6. David

    December 17, 2021 at 9:34 am

    Outright independence is the only path for Alberta.

    All other paths lead to Ottawa holding all the levers of power and using those levers in favour of their base: the Toronto/Montreal corridor.

    That is written into the Canadian constitution, and that is neither negotiable nor changeable.

  7. Mac Cumming

    December 17, 2021 at 6:09 am

    Barbara- At least we can raise a lot of Wildrose common sense and get a few more votes for Hinman.

  8. Barbara

    December 17, 2021 at 12:58 am

    I agree Mac.

    And I wish the Standard had like buttons for comments.

  9. Mac Cumming

    December 16, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    I believe it is far past time that we vote for an Albertan to govern Alberta. Who do you say? I say Paul Hinman is the perfect common sense leader who will not keep these terribly destructible lockdowns and stupidity of the restrictions who were put in place by Kenny with the help of the NDP who put this AHS overpaid health group together. That and the fact that the NDP and UCP parties are hated by the electorate.

  10. Barbara

    December 16, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    It’s not Conservative Country anymore. It’s Wildrose Country.

    And It’s the vaccinated spreading this one.


    So I guess vaccine mandates are moot because the vaccine and booster don’t seem to have an effect. So what’s the point?

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Ottawa press gallery discusses letting Chinese propaganda agency in

Xinhua has been accused of misusing press privileges at the direction of Chinese diplomats.




Officials with the Parliamentary Press Gallery held a behind closed doors meeting on Tuesday to talk about letting reporters from Xinhau, the Chinese Community Party’s propaganda agency, into the club, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

“The gallery is not bound by any outside political considerations,” said gallery president Catherine Levesque of the National Post. 

“We are doing our due diligence to ensure Xinhua meets certain criteria and we will be making a decision shortly.”

Xinhua has been accused of misusing press privileges at the direction of Chinese diplomats.

“Membership in the Parliamentary Press Gallery allows access to the secure physical buildings of the parliamentary precinct and the opportunity to directly question individuals who drive and shape public policy,” gallery directors wrote in a 2020 code Journalistic Principles And Practices.

“As a result, accreditation is a privilege, not a right.”

Xinhua had been a member until 2020 when its press pass lapsed.

The Department of National Defence in 2012 blacklisted the agency from attending its press briefings, and a Xinhua correspondent in 2012 disclosed he was asked to maintain surveillance on Chinese dissidents in Canada.

The gallery would not discuss the Xinhua application but the gallery code states members must “respect the rights of people involved in the news.”

The Commons by a unanimous 266-0 vote last February 22 condemned China for human rights atrocities including the genocide of its Uyghur Muslim community. MPs also voted to petition the International Olympic Committee to relocate the 2022 Winter Games from Beijing.

“We need to move forward, not just as a country but as a world, on recognizing the human rights violations that are going on in China,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier told reporters.

“This is an issue that matters deeply to me, to all Canadians, and we will continue to work with our partners and allies on taking it seriously.”

Xinhua was originally granted Press Gallery membership in 1964 at the request of then-Foreign Minister Paul Martin Sr.

“It is a step in the direction of mutual understanding between Canada and mainland China,” Martin said at the time. Membership was approved in a press credentials swap that saw the Communist Party permit the Globe & Mail to open a Beijing bureau.

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PHA head says cellphone snooping fears unwarranted

Dr. Harpreet Kochhar said managers at no time collected information that personally identified any of 33 million cellphone users.




The president of the Public Health Agency (PHA) says Canadians need not fret over the fact his organization snooped on 33 million cellphone users, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

Dr. Harpreet Kochhar said managers at no time collected information that personally identified any of 33 million cellphone users.

“No personal information was asked or was received,” Kochhar told the Commons health committee.

“No individually identifiable data is contained in any part of the work.”

The Commons ethics committee last Friday voted 10-0 to examine the data collection program using cellphone tower tracking. The PHA said it sought the information to monitor compliance with lockdown orders.

“The actual reason why we collected this data is reliable, timely and relevant public health data comes out of it for other policy and decision making,” said Kochhar.

“This is population-level mobility data analysis. This is what we have collected.

“That would help us to understand the possible link between the movement of populations within Canada and the impact on COVID-19. We did that in terms of a very clear way of getting that open and transparent means of collection. We never, ever actually know when we use that information that it is individually identifiable. It is aggregated data.”

MPs on the ethics committee earlier noted cellphone users were never told the PHA was collecting the cellphone tracking data. Conservative MP John Brassard (Barrie-Innisfil, Ont.), noted the scope of the monitoring was only detailed when the Agency issued a December 17 notice to contractors to expand the program.

“It becomes increasingly concerning that government is seemingly using this pandemic as a means and a cause for massive overreach into the privacy rights of Canadians,” said Brassard.

“As parliamentarians, it’s incumbent upon us to make sure we protect those rights, that there is proper scrutiny and oversight.”

“The Public Health Agency was collecting data without the knowledge of Canadians, effectively doing it in secret. We need to know what security measures were in place to protect the privacy rights of Canadians.

“It is vital we do not allow the COVID response to create a permanent backslide of the rights and freedoms of Canadians including their fundamental right to privacy.”

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Health Minister Duclos has no info on $150-million COVID contract to SNC-Lavalin

But testifying at the Commons health committee, Duclos had no answer when asked why the contract was issued.




SNC-Lavalin was given a $150-million sole-source contract to provide “urgently” needed field hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic — but Canada’s Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos doesn’t seem to know much about it, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

The field hospitals were never used.

“This is obviously in support of the needs at the request of provinces and territories,” said Duclos.

But testifying at the Commons health committee, Duclos had no answer when asked why the contract was issued.

“What is the status of the mobile field hospitals SNC-Lavalin was contracted to produce?” asked Conservative MP Shelby Kramp-Neuman (Hastings-Lennox, Ont.).

“It was an example of the significant level of preparation that we did throughout the crisis,” replied Duclos.

“Why have the field hospitals from SNC-Lavalin not been deployed?” asked Kramp-Neuman.

Duclos replied he had no information on “the exact nature of the state of that equipment.”

“Did the Prime Minister’s Office approve of this?” asked MP Kramp-Neuman.

“That’s a public works question,” replied Duclos.

“We’re not getting a lot of clarity here,” said MP Kramp-Neuman, adding: “The buck stops with you. Sadly, I recognize you don’t have all the answers to everything, but it doesn’t seem like we’re getting a lot of answers to anything.”

An unidentified Department of Public Works manager finalized the SNC-Lavalin contract on April 9, 2020 without notice to other bidders.

“A public call for tenders was not issued due to the urgency of the need as a result of the pandemic,” said an internal e-mail.

However, as late as Sep. 9, 2020, the Québec contractor had still not fixed a delivery date, according to staff emails.

Paul Thompson, deputy minister of public works, Tuesday said he knew little of the contract details.

“I personally don’t have all the details at my fingertips,” said Thompson.

SNC-Lavalin was paid to supply field hospitals equipped with 200 hospital beds, ventilators, masks, medical gowns and ten days’ worth of medication, back-up generators, water and oxygen tanks, X-ray machines, shower bays and latrines.

“The self-sufficiency of the unit makes it extremely flexible for deployment where the need is greatest in Canada,” said a memo.

Internal records dated Oct. 13, 2020 disclosed no one wanted the field hospitals.

The department said spending included $2 million for design work and millions more on warehousing medical supplies for presumed future use.

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