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So today Jason Kenney officially scrapped the Alberta Carbon Levy (which has been successful in reducing emissions and transition us to clear energy sources) while Edmonton is covered in smoke.

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A move so garish that even Kenney couldn’t go through with the planned celebrations and instead pretended to care about the wildfires for a minute. So ya, way to go UCP voters. You elected a government that promised to accelerate climate change and subsequently make these wildfires worse. I hope you choke on this smoke. I know your children and grandchildren will (while there is still trees at least).

A brief foreword: this essay is the first in a series, written about events in Scotland which explore and champion women’s rights. Each of these events is taking place within the space of a fortnight, and it feels like a turning point in mainstream conversations about sex and gender – worth a spot of feminist […]

via Sisterhood and Shortbread: Meghan Murphy at the Scottish Parliament — Sister Outrider

Well this didn’t take long. Another thing directly related to people voting in the UCP as our government. Congratulations UCP voters, you bags of vaginal lavage.

So in Calgary parents are getting sent notes to come to meetings at their schools to decide to fire the music teacher, eliminating music lessons, or fire a homeroom teacher and increase class sizes, or to fire some educational assistants. My guess is that not matter what is voted upon all three will happen by the end of this UCP term. Because no amount of cuts will ever be enough until they turn education into a disastrous state so they can institute a private sector to replace. it. The neoliberal agenda 101.

And yes, you the UCP voter are directly responsible for this. Under the NDP, despite financial constraints, they never took budget pressures out on our children. Nothing shows more personal responsibility than to have our children pay for your $4.5 billion tax cut, am I right conservatives?

So the NDP lost the last election and the UCP has formed the new government in Alberta with Jason Kenney at the helm. Old news. So I’ve been pretty demoralized about this because I see a lot of bad shit coming. So I’ve decided to share it with everyone, here, in an ongoing series where I personally thank all the UCP voters for the shitty things the UCP are going to do to the people of Alberta; all the shitty things the UCP voters have done to Alberta. So without further ado, here we go!

  1. UCP cancels gay conversion therapy ban working group. Why? Because bigots love torturing gay kids. That’s it, that’s all. Just pure, unadulterated evil. It also comes as no surprise that Jason Kenney’s brother runs these torture chambers. Now to suggest that this is solely fueled by nepotism would be wrong. Because it isn’t. It’s fueled by nepotism and the party’s deliberate choice to cosy up with bigots (and electing one of them their leader).

So there is my first entry. Don’t expect this list to be exhaustive because I’m exhausted by all this. I will try and update with anything worthy of such a list though.

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