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Postby green1 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:46 am

so... by your own admission the NDP isn't any better...



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Postby Cat Lady » Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:15 pm

As stated in another post I believe in Strategic Voting.



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Postby grudey » Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:39 pm

I think it's hilarious that the ads never mention who is backing Albertan's for change. It should be named Alberta Unions for change. At least then it would be accurate. :)



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Postby green1 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:46 pm

full disclosure has never really been the strong suit of any union...



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Postby Cat Lady » Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:26 pm

My big question is why these ads were never run while Ralph Klien was leader of the party? He admitted to not having a plan for the whole time he was premier.



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Postby NC » Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:31 pm

I was just reminded to look at the LabourWatch site by a thought from another thread.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/n ... a4b94f1067

I like the point, when presented with the idea that they are using employee dues for political purposes that not all of them support:
But unions have countered that their members can always vote out their leaders if they are unhappy with their decisions.
Anyone want to answer that one?

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Postby NC » Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:26 pm

Found a neat radio bit from LabourWatch too. I spent this afternoon wandering LabourWatch's "halls" and found an entire section on this topic.

http://www.labourwatch.com/forms/jm_bre ... jan-24.mp3

Man Unions must really hate that site... what great fun.

I spoke with Mortimer today and he was real happy to think LabourTalk linked over there so much lately, I hope you all enjoy.


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Postby Admin1 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:34 am

The only thing that I have to say at this point is WOW. I doubt all of those people support the ads. It would be great to get some of them on here to see what they have to say.

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Postby grudey » Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:40 pm

Oh, by the way Cat Lady. Ralph Klien said they had no plan for the massive growth experienced by Alberta from 2003 to 2006, not that he had no plan throughout the time he was priemier. In fairness no one would have considered $100.00 oil and 39 billion dollars of investment in Alberta in 2002. Even you must admit that much. :roll:



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Postby NC » Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:14 pm

Does anyone know how to post videos to YouTube? I want to put the Stemach videos back up, but I have no idea how to. I have them, but lack the ability to post to You Tube... help?


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Postby alec » Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:33 pm

Attack ads do not work in Alberta.

People spend more time thinking about the people that created the ads than about the content of teh ads tehmselves. Albertans are generally conservative in nature. Mean spirited ads are looked upon with scorn....


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Postby NC » Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:48 pm

He says with perfect 20-20 hindsight... :lol:

I don't think attack ads work very well anywhere. that has been played out again and again.


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Postby NC » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:58 pm

yesterday's Edmonton Journal
For the labour movement and Alberta's left, these ads have become the source of great controversy -- seen as a colossal waste of $2 million that advertised change Albertans were seemingly in the mood for, but had no viable alternative to change to...
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/n ... 89436968d1


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Postby JJ » Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:14 pm

Ontario has the same thing but it is still going. union back website pretending to be something it's not.

http://www.workingfamilies.ca/

then the group that watches and tells the other side of the story to the above site

http://www.workingfamilieswatch.ca/index.cfm

If you want to see the union using member dues to spin perception go and see the Albertans for Change ads, then the Working Families ads... they are identical.




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