Manufacturing Consent, Alberta Style - 2020-06-19

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F0.png Manufacturing Consent, Alberta Style June 19, 2020, David Climenhaga, The Tyee

It strongly suggests the Stephen Harper and Kenney wing of the Canadian Conservative movement is made up of people who purport to be Canadian patriots when they're in power in Ottawa but are Prairie separatists when they're on the outs with voters in the Rest of Canada.

Patriots of convenience, you might say. Pay no attention to that red maple leaf flag in the background of those portraits from their Ottawa days.

It turns out the eight surviving Fair Deal Panel members — including a retired civil servant, an unsuccessful Progressive Conservative Party leadership candidate, some undistinguished MLAs from the United Conservative Party backbenches, and a superannuated titan of the Reform Party — didn't have an original thought among them.

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