Alberta Politics

Alberta’s Economy Not As Rosy As The NDP Wants To Portray

Rachel Notley’s NDP wants you to believe that our economy in Alberta is improving but that’s really not the case. Finance Minister Ceci claims in his fiscal update that after a two year recession the province emerged with a 4% growth due to hiring freeze in the public sector and no raises in the unions.

Ceci said Alberta had emerged with four per cent growth from two years of recession and the government now intended to reduce spending, in part through a public-sector hiring freeze and a push for no raises in negotiations with unions.

He also tried to portray as good news that our deficit for 2017-18 would be $10.3 billion instead $10.4 billion what they estimated in the budget last spring.

The move follows Finance Minister Joe Ceci’s Tuesday release of the province’s second-quarter fiscal update, which sees the deficit for 2017-18 projected at $10.3 billion — a slight improvement from the spring budget’s estimated $10.4 billion.

Oh and by the end of the year our debt (drum roll), will up to a measly $42 billion.  Isn’t that great?

He said the NDP government is continuing Alberta’s long-standing reliance on resource revenues, while high levels of borrowing are driving up the provincial debt, expected to top $42 billion by the end of this year.

Wow, everything is coming up roses except for Rating agency DBRS Ltd, one of three credit agencies, just downgraded out credit rating again from AA+ to AA which is not good.

Rating agency DBRS Ltd. announced Wednesday that it had downgraded Alberta’s rating from AA (high) to AA, while maintaining a negative outlook for the province.

The other two agencies S&P Global Ratings and Moody’s have downgraded our credit rating before, that being in May S&P gave us a rating A+ down two notches from the rating they gave us before.

The most recent downgrade came from S&P in May, as it lowered Alberta’s rating two notches, from AA to A+.

So despite all the rhetoric the NDP is spewing that they want to believe the Alberta economy is not in good shape.

Is the oil and gas industry booming? No!

Is investment coming back to the province? No!

Are businesses booming and hiring? No!

The fact is the NDP are not telling us the truth and the longer they’re in office the more they are wrecking the province.

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Health

Dental Implant Update

As I stated in my previous post, I have been rather busy the last few months so I really haven’t posted anything on this blog. It’s time though I updated ya’ll about my dental implant journey.  To recap, over three years ago I had periodontal disease and some teeth missing so I had to have extractions and get dentures. At that time I opted for the all of four plan on the bottom which is a denture supported with four implants.  It worked out great never had even one problem.

Two years ago I wanted implants on the top. I was afraid of bone loss.  My prosthodontist placed six instead of four because at that time he felt the bone was a little soft at the time. Well to make a long story short, those implants never integrated so he had to remove them.   Fast forward currently, I had  replaced the implants that failed with new ones at the end of June. After a few months of healing, in October I had a scan that showed the current implants were integrating with the bone. These ones are more successful.  Last week I went in and had them exposed. Now I’m healing from that getting ready for the final prosthesis.

It’s been quite a process that has tried my patience at times. There have been ups and downs but one thing I can say I’ve learned many things dental related and hope to help others going through similar situations. I went through this for a reason and hopefully through my experience I can help ease a lot concern others out there may have.  I don’t know maybe I will devote a separate blog just dealing with dental issues.

Alberta Politics, Canadian Politics, Federal Politics

Conservative Supporters, It’s Time to Get our Act Together

I know I haven’t posted in a long, long time.  I’ve had a lot going on in my life the passed few months. I finally had my dental implants replaced on top earlier and am still going through the process and healing, was busy with family issues, gardening and other things.  I will do a separate post about the dental implants and how that’s going but this post is really about how we conservative supporters both in Alberta and federally get our act together and start to work hard towards defeating Rachel Notley and her wrecking and Justin Trudeau and his cabal in the up coming elections in 2019.  I know it seems like still a long ways off but really it isn’t, both elections will be here before we know it and there is much to do. It takes time to prepare.  The Alberta provincial election will be in the spring of 2019 and the federal election will be October 21, 2019.

Both Notley and Trudeau have done so much damage we cannot tolerate another term of either of them.  We cannot allow either one of them to get re-elected.  If you look the latest polls, they look fairly well for conservatives both federally and provincially but we must take the polls as a grain of salt and not rest on our laurels. To take things for granted will not get Jason Kenny’s UCP or Andrew Scheer’s CPC elected.  Both of them need every grassroot conservative soldier on the ground to work hard starting now!

Each one of us can do something.  Join your local electoral district riding association and get involved. Call the UCP HQ and or CPC HQ ask what you can do to help. Maybe you can knock on doors or make phone calls. Or maybe you can help get the vote out on election day.  You can get the message out by speaking directly to your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and relatives.  Call into the talk shows. Start a blog, get on Periscope, Youtube, etc.  Whenever there is a rally near you, try and attend and show your support. The fact is we must all do our part.  We cannot sit back, do nothing, and hope that everything works out. If each one of us do something we will win, if we don’t well you can easily predict the outcome.

We have to be prepared for unions, special interest groups etc. that spending a lot of money trying to prevent Jason Kenny’s UCP and Andrew Scheer’s CPC from gaining office.  We have to be ready to counteract.

Don’t forget also we have the media against us.  They hate conservatives and will actively campaign against us in favor of their party and leader on the left. Be ready for the lies, the spin, the out right fake news.  We’re going to have anticipate it and be ready to immediately fight back with the truth getting it out there and making it go viral.

I think for all you Ontarians, you have an eletction next year.  You have your chance to get rid of Kathleen Wynne. You must not let grass grow under your feet if you want to defeat her. You must get busy. I’m sure unions etc. will be in full force in Ontario as well to make sure Patrick Brown’s PC’s don’t elected.

So conservatives, gird your loins and get ready for battle! We have to take the country back! Don’t be afraid to stand up for your province and your country. Don’t be afraid to show your patriotism!

 

Federal Politics

Conservatives Have to Rally Behind the New Leader

The leadership race is now over, the new leader has been chosen. There are Conservative members out there who are not happy their candidate did not win. I’m one of them. I voted for Maxime Bernier. He lost just being edged out by Andrew Scheer. I thought Mad Max was going to win.  He didn’t.  Sure I was disappointed but only for a short time.  We have a new leader and we have to live with it.

Our country is going to hell in a hand basket very quickly with Justin Trudeau and Liberals in charge it’s not even funny.  We have big problems like debt and deficit, immigration and security issues, our freedom of speech is being eroded, families are suffering because of the cost of living with taxes being jacked up.  Andrew Scheer as our leader is our only hope to getting our country back on track.

I can get behind him because he believes in limited government, low taxes, keeping us safe, pipelines, and growing our economy to see that we prosper.

I know I don’t want another four years of Justin Trudeau.  Has and will continue to be a disaster for the country.  We conservatives need to get together, support our new leader and work towards winning the next election.  Don’t forget it’s just not the Liberals we’re fighting against, we also fighting against the biased lying media who will try to throw everything they can think of to tarnish Scheer so he doesn’t become our next PM. We have 2 1/2 years, seems like a long time but it’s really not. We’ve all had our little pity party now it’s time to get to work!  You want to win the next election or not?

Remember, a house divided against it’s self will not stand!

Canadian Politics, Federal Politics

Alberta Wildrose and Progressive Conservatives Have a Tentative Deal

Jason Kenny, Leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservatives and Brian Jean Leader of the Wildrose Party announced yesterday a tentative deal to merge the two parties into one.  The name of the new party would be the United Conservatives.

Although it’s a positive move in Alberta politics, there is still plenty that needs to be done before we can be breath a sigh of relief.  The deal still has to be ratified by members of both parties with at least 75% approval.  That vote will take place in July.  They’ll need to establish an executive and constituency boards. Next  a leader will have to be chosen. The leader of the new party will chosen at a convention in October.  Then they come up with platform and find candidates all in time for the next election in 2019.  So there is still a lot of sausage that needs to be made.

I for one am pleased by this effort by Jason Kenny, Brian Jean and the committee who came up with this tentative deal.  It’s a good first step into getting rid of the destructive Rachel Notley and her NDP wrecking crew.  All conservative minded individuals should get on board and support this because without a united conservative party, the NDP will most likely get another term.  Think about that!

 

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I’m Having Dental Surgery

A while back I started posting about my dental journey.  I said I would try and continue posting on a weekly basis about that.  I haven’t posted in a bit about that. I haven’t posted much about anything lately because since it’s springtime now I’ve been busy spring cleaning inside and out and getting my garden in.  I have most of my garden planted now and am ready to update you all as to what’s going on.

I’ve also been getting ready for my up coming surgery. I wanted to inform you all I will be having dental surgery on June 6. You heard that right, less than a month away.  Since I’m having IV sedation, I had to go to my doctor and get a physical done, blood work and the whole nine yards.

I will have have my top dental implants replaced then.  The first placement didn’t work out so well.  So we will try again.  The first set was placed in September 2015.  They didn’t integrate with the bone so my dentist had to remove them.  We had determined that the quality of the bone on top was the reason for the failure. It was a little too soft. Normally dental implants have a very high success rate.  The bottom implants were a huge success.  They were put in, in 2014.  This time he’s using a different kind of implant, one that is supposed to have a higher rate of success and integrate with bone better.  My dentist tells me he’s quite optimistic these ones will work out.  I hope he’s right.  Actually I’m quite optimistic too.  I know this may sound strange but I’m actually looking forward to my surgery.  This is not my first rodeo.  I know how to prepare, what to expect and what the post-op is like.  So I am excited.  What good does it do to be other than?

I don’t think much will happening until the big day although I do have an appointment on the 24th of this month just couple of weeks before the surgery so I will update to what went on there.  I will try and post as much as I can post-op to share the progress of my recovery.

I will try and post what I’ve been doing to prepare and hopefully on other topics as well until then when I get a chance.

 

 

Canadian Politics, Federal Politics

Which Conservative Leadership Candidate Do You Align Yourself With The Most?

 

As we are all well aware there is a Conservative leadership race going on right now and May 27 is the big day in which a new leader will be elected.

In the mean head on over to Poletical have some fun taking this quiz to see which candidate you agree with the most.  When I took this quiz I found I agreed with Maxime Bernier.  By the way he’s been my choice almost from the beginning of this race.