Alberta Votes Day 15: Paging Stockwell Smith


Like Stephen Harper in 2006, Danielle Smith now has 5 priorities, highlighted by an Accountability Act.

However, in proposing citizen-initiated referendum, Smith evoked memories of an equally photogenic Albertan leading an upstart party. Remember this?

Smith’s referendum idea has a higher threshold than Stockwell’s, but is equally wreckless. After all, she has left the door open for a referendum on issues such as abortion funding:

CALGARY – Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith left open the possibility Friday that the issue of abortion funding could come forward through a citizen-initiated vote.

Smith, who has previously expressed support for the idea of delisting abortion as a provincially funded procedure, dodged questions about whether she still holds that view.

Anyone who takes cues from Stockwell Day deserves to be ridiculed for it. I therefore urge everyone to sign this online petition, urging Danielle Smith to change her name to “Stockwell Smith”, so that she can properly honour her mentor.

Posted on by CalgaryGrit in 2012 Alberta Election, Alberta Politics

About CalgaryGrit

A former Calgary Liberal, now living in Toronto. My writings on politics can be found at www.calgarygrit.ca and online at the National Post.

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