I call bullshit on Danielle Smith.
She recently did a live-chat for the Edmonton Journal’s Capital Notebook blog, and was asked a few times about her stance on gay marriage and equality for all. She answered:
Our party does not take a position on divisive social issues.
To that I say lies.
If the WRA forms a government in Alberta (even a minority), as the polls are dangerously suggesting, you can bet your unregistered firearms that there’s going to be more than a few social conservatives in her party.
Will she just let every vote on a “divisive social issue” be a free vote? Does her party stand against basic human rights?
I think the 39% of Albertans who are pissed at the Tories need to have a long hard look at this “upstart” party before they go dumping their vote on regressive climate denialists.
Of course, polls are meaningless when three-in-five of Albertans don’t vote.