A little late in the day, but here’s the latest news from the Alberta NDP:
BRIAN STOKES FORMS NEW PARTY
NDP Organizer to form New Egress Party Party, to advocate for increased rights to landlords
EDMONTON – NDP organizer Brian Stokes threw his hands up yesterday, and declared his intention to form a new centre-left interventionist party.
“This just sucks,” said Stokes. “All the NDP cares about is helping deadbeats – I mean, working families, like the ones in my building – but what about the landlords?”
Stokes says he intends to poach key members from the Alberta NDP by forcing his tenants to sign on to his effort. Many residents of his building in Old Strathcona are currently NDP members.
“The New Egress Party Party (NEPP) will addess the real issues in Alberta, and take away what few rights our provinces’ tenants have left,” he said.
NEPP will also focus on bailouts for big landlords and condo developers hurt by the recession.
Stokes added that he has already engaged in discussions with Edwin Erickson on the fledgling Progress Party, as well as Joe Anglin of the Alberta Greens, who are at risk of being deregistered due to its failure to comply with Elections Alberta registration guidelines. He says that the three parties will attempt to work out a seat-swapping arrangement to avoid splitting the very-silly vote.
Stokes intends to brand his new party with the motto – “Alberta’s Egress Party Party: NOT On Your Side.”
Tenants from the building Stokes manages refused to comment – but pointed out that Brian does have a vacant suite if anyone else is interested in joining the new cause.
Happy April Fools,
Alberta NDP E-news